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Night Watch

“That’s a nice song,” said young Sam, and Vimes remembered that he was hearing it for the first time.
November 13, 2019

Power is Always Suspicious of Fun

My dad told me once that Hitler feared Charlie Chaplin more than Winston Churchill, because people will rally around a leader who is faced with an enemy, but...
November 05, 2019

Ten Simple Rules That Are Missing

I’m a big fan of PLOS’s Ten Simple Rules and Quick Tips papers. I’ve contributed to a few, but there are many more I’d like to read. If you can write any of ...
November 03, 2019

First Do No Harm

Maya Gans and I are pleased to announce that TidyBlocks has adopted the Hippocratic License, a new open source license that allows people to use software fre...
October 30, 2019


Twelve years ago today.
October 26, 2019