Today's Links

Three Mozilla board members—including two former CEOs—step down
Quite why Mozilla appointed a paid-up homophobe as CEO remains a mystery.
Mozilla announces Javascript for heterosexuals

Javascript For Heterosexuals, created by incoming CEO Brendan Eich, is a static, rigidly typed, prototype-based language with first-class functions, and second-class ones.

Tee hee.


GridCoin is a new peer-to-peer internet based cryptocurrency that aims to benefit humanity by participating in BOINC projects that may lead to advances in medicine, biology, mathematics, science, climatology, and astrophysics.

The MtGox 500

In February 2014 MtGox, one of the oldest Bitcoin exchanges, filed for bankruptcy protection. On March 9th a group posted a data leak, which included the trading history of all MtGox users from April 2011 to November 2013. The graphs [on this page] explore the trade behaviors of the 500 highest volume MtGox users from the leaked data set. These are the Bitcoin barons, wealthy speculators, dueling algorithms, greater fools, and many more who took bitcoin to the moon.

ASCII Delimited Text

…use ASCII  31 as your field separator instead of comma or tab, and ASCII 30 as your record separator instead of new line.

Where Art Meets Gif: The Hypnotic Animated Gifs of David Szakaly

Since 2008 Hungarian/German graphic designer David Szakaly has been churning out some of the most dizzying, hypnotic and wholly original gifs on the web under the name Davidope

Microsoft makes source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows available to public

On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows. With the help of the Computer History Museum, we are making this code available to the public for the first time.

The Scotcoin Project - Creating Digital Opportunities for the Scots People

The Scotcoin Project is a voluntary, opt-in crypto-currency, available to anyone that is over 18 years of age and is located in Scotland.

…with a Facebook or Linkedin account.