3DFX Voodoo, White Noise, KPIs, Magnets, etc.

The Story of the 3DFX Voodoo1

Link: http://fabiensanglard.net/3dfx_sst1/index.html

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/gV0eL

Blast from the past. I remember my first GFX card - an ATi Rage 128 Pro with a whopping 32MB of SDRAM. Retro games for me were Raptor, DOOM, Hexen/Heretic, and eventually GTA3III (which became a staple).

Relaxing Music for Ops, Coding, Writing, etc.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iloh1SUe42g

This is an epic ten (10) hour loop of repetitive, relaxing music that's great for soothing white noise while doing work.

When Targets and Metrics are Bad for Business

Link: https://thehustle.co/Goodharts-Law

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/i5SBz

Just a quick reminder for the KPI-obsessed among us. Great read for anyone who has to scale performance and usability in tandem.

The Dawn of the Deep Tech Ecosystem

Link: https://www.bcg.com/publications/2019/dawn-deep-tech-ecosystem.aspx

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/UU2uI

Article sums it up best: A new deep tech ecosystem is taking shape with startups increasingly sitting atthecenter, speeding the research, development, and commercialization of radical innovations dubbed too risky for incumbents.

Haunting Imagery from Photographer Lu Guang

Link: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/XwzByK7

"...based in NYC, the first Chinese photographer to be invited by the U.S. State Department as a visiting scholar,and Beijing. In early Nov 2018, whilst travelling in Xinjiang, Lu was taken away by state security agents and hasnot beenheard from since."

Spinning Motor powered by Magnetic Bearings

Link: https://hackaday.com/2019/03/25/magnetic-bearings-might-keep-this-motor-spinning-for-millennia/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/Ly09T

Amazing little machine that explores perpetual motion and energy conservation.