Links of the Week 10/5
I’m cleaning out some old bookmarks, so have a links-of-the-
- Microhydro: Someone built an off-grid hydro power setup, and this goes into a lot of detail. Seems likely to be more reliable and cheaper per watt than solar.
- Linear CCD Scanning Camera: I’ve always wanted to build a large format digital camera, and a scanning linear CCD seems to be the best way to do it. This guy (…3 years ago…) did that, and the results were…fine.
- High Speed Flash: To capture very fast things, the easiest way to do it is to go into a dark-ish room, set up a long-ish exposure, and use an incredibly bright, incredibly short-duration flash to light up the microsecond that you care about. Normal commercial flash units aren’t usually fast enough (many microseconds to single-digit milliseconds, if memory serves), so this is a DIY LED-based microsecond flash. If I ever have something incredibly fast to capture, this is definitely what I’d copy.
- Raspberry Pi E-Ink Calendar: I intend to do a project similar to this at some point in time.
- LaTeX web renderer: If I wasn’t already using Kramdown + mathjax for rendering LaTeX on this site, I’d probably use this. I saved this note on Oct 26, 2018, and as of Oct 5, 2022, the last update was 12 days ago, so that’s pretty impressively active.
- Web App -> Electron: Turn a web app into an electron app very easily.
- Parody Wikihistory edits: I don’t remember where this came from or any context around it whatsoever, but it’s entertaining so here ya go.
- Red Dragon Glass Sculpture: If you enjoy this, also go check out the Netflix series Blown Away.
- Graphic Art of The Incredibles: The Incredibles is one of the prettiest Disney/Pixar movies recently, and has an amazing soundtrack too.
- In Tune With Time - Watchmaker Masahiro Kikuno: Unfortunately this seems to have been taken off of Youtube, but with some simple Googling it should be possible to find a copy. This is a really cool documentary about a really cool watchmaker making a really cool watch.
- Writing Resilient React Components: For the once a year that I actually write React (really, once every 2-3 years nowadays…)
- Speed Booster Optical Design: Really cool paper on why and how a speed booster (basically the opposite of a teleconverter) works.
- Watchmaking Book: If I ever want to get into watchmaking forrealz, this is where I’d start.
- x86 vectorization: Very detailed article about x86 vectorization that apparently I found really interesting back in 2018.
- CSS Flexbox cheat sheet: Another one to add to the list of resources for the extremely rare occurrence of me doing any frontend web development.
- Mystery Hunt 2019 puzzles: Boy you can really tell how old these bookmarks are, huh…
As always, thanks for reading! :)