2014-12-26 2 min read



I'm in Seattle with family for the holidays. I visited Boeing's Everett factory on a whim, and saw 747, 777 and 787s being built. Unfortunately I couldn't take photos, but Google Images is pretty good on that front. Did you know: The carbon fiber wings on the 787 can flex 21 feet up-down during flight?

Also I think I figured out how to host EAGLE CAD (with shared libraries!) on Github. And I changed the "Reflecting" heading to "Evaluation," which feels a little bit like a non-improvement, but what the heck.





  • An awesome analysis of TechCrunch headlines. Interestingly, TechCrunch is writing fewer stories about fundraises than they have since 2012. Also, "Instagram for video" is the most common "x for y," and Airbnb is the most common company in "x for ys."
  • Plus size models often wear fat suits. Which is kind of weird, and does seem like it just forks the traditional body type ideals.
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and Total effective equipment performance (TEEP) are measures of a shop, department, or factory's utilization. Anecdotally: most facilities can't measure them accurately, though we're getting closer.
  • Steven Sinofsky recounts security issues early on at Microsoft (macros!), and relates what the Sony breach will mean for the future of software architecture.

Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.


The crazy people who "run" self-declared micronations;
This guy is the President of the Republic of Molossia.

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