Nate DiMeo's The Memory Palace is one of my favorite podcasts ever. Each episode, less than 5 minutes in length, tells the story of an outré, surprising, forgotten, or secret bit of history. Nate is curious, witty, and an engaging presenter. We're delighted that Nate will be presenting The Memory Palace live at our Boing Boing: Ingenuity theatrical experience on Sunday, August 18, in San Francisco! To give you a taste of The Memory Palace, here are two recent episodes. Episode 55 is about the birth of dance marathons, and Episode 53 tells the story of scientific guinea pigs, starting with fruit fly astronauts.
Boing Boing: Ingenuity in partnership with Ford C-Max.
When game critic Jim Sterling uses video clips of the games he reviews on YouTube, the game companies claim copyright ownership of the video and run ads on Sterling’s reviews. He doesn’t like that because his videos are funded by Patreon and he doesn’t think his audience should have to see ads. So what he […]
Dyson Logos’s G+ account is an endlessly scrolling inventory of hand-drawn D&D maps, each one cooler than the last.
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Isn’t it about time to stretch what your Mac can do? I mean, you’ve got plenty of great programs now…but don’t you think you could use some new tools to get your creative, analytical and organizational juices really flowing? It’s spring, so we cleaned up a whole bunch of super-cool apps lying around and packaged […]
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Unless you’re a programmer or webmaster, the term SQL probably doesn’t mean much to you. But for those looking to understand more about how and why the web works the way that it does, know this – SQL and its process of managing and presenting large data sets is everywhere…and it’s the most in-demand programming […]