I’ve started playing some Kerbal Space Program again recently in a bid to manage the excitement/stress of the new move. After completely forgetting how to enter orbit, I ramped up quickly and have a space station core in orbit with a brave Kerbal manning the helm. I’ll be streaming that and some beats to my Twitch account for the next few days. Next steps are completing the station and attempting a moon landing. No reverts; we’re playing this ironman style, any lost Kerbals must live on in memory only.
In other news, I still haven’t spent much time in front of the news cycle, but what I have read I’ve included here. Anyway, here are the links:
- A compilation of algorithms and data structures commonly found in competitive programming (and interviews).
- An interactive tool for generating medieval-style city maps.
- The US Navy conducts “freedom of navigation” exercises in the South China Sea, sailing within 12 miles of one of China’s artificial islands.
- Manila dispatches troops to retake the city of Marawi which was recently taken by rebels claiming loyalty to ISIS.
- A chart showing the recent decline in Fox New’s ratings relative to its biggest US rivals.
- The US economy grew faster than originally reported in the first quarter of 2017, with the growth rate adjusted up to 1.2% from 0.7%.
- A data dive showing the growing food insecurity in the Sahel region of Africa, specifically South Sudan.
- A career retrospective from The Verge covering the ways technology has changed since the 1990s and where it seems to be headed next.
- A former Firefox employee declares the browser war over with the winner being Chrome.