The USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer was a large salvage vessel built by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for its covert “Project Azorian”—an attempted salvaging of a sunken Soviet submarine.
Vale article by François Violette
This is the best article I’ve read about Vale, and I learned a few new tricks.
Friends with Parents Who Can't Cook
When you were a kid, did you ever have friends whose parents couldn’t cook?
“If your views on other things can be predicted from your views on one thing, you need to be very careful that you’re not in the grip of an ideologue.” — Kevin Kelly
Join the POSSE
POSSE: Publish Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere
Post content on your own site first, then publish links to that content on social media. See Zach Letherman’s talk at the 2019 JAMstack conf.
It's the same thing
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
Dallas Echomail Hub
Between 1987 and ‘89, FidoNet Echomail routed through a four-node hub system in Dallas, Texas. I was part of that hub, along with Jon, Wynn, and Chuck.
Adam ruins AI
Adam says it’s all BS. I spend most days writing documentation that explains how to build the systems that run large LLMs. I use them daily, and I think “stochastic parrot” is a good description.
For Sale: 2020 Dutchman RV - $29,500
We purchased this Kodiak Ultimate 2921FKDS in October 2022 to use as temporary housing after Hurricane Ian.