Four short links: 25 February 2010

Rap Python, Being Believed, Hot Maps, and Old School Secrets

  1. like python — lets you write Python in Valleygirl, LOLCAT, fratboy, and rap. Still not a handle on writing Perl in Latin. (via Hacker News)
  2. Belief In Climate Change Hinges On Worldview (NPR) — applicable beyond climate change. Whether you get what you want depends on how it’s framed and how it’s delivered. The paper cited is available for PDF download.
  3. gheat — add a heatmap layer to a Google Map. For more on its design and implementation, read Chad Whitacre’s blog.
  4. TrueType VT220 Font — turns out it’s not as simple as a straight bitmap. This article explains how scanline gaps and a dot-stretching circuit create the look we old-timers remember. (via rgs on Delicious)
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  • Ken Williams

    I was very pleased to be reminded about Lingua::Romana::Perligata. Unfortunately it seems to have contracted some bit rot since 2001, because the Sieve of Eratosthenes example in the POD doesn’t seem to work anymore. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.