Slashdot runs these two stories, a day apart:
Nobody is dying (yet), but it’s an interesting change in trends. Read Slashdot comments for more insight.
According to the Urban Dictionary:
Anatidaephobia is defined as a pervasive, irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck. The anatidaephobic individual fears that no matter where they are or what they are doing, a duck watches.
Anatidaephobia is derived from the Greek word “anatidae”, meaning ducks, geese or swans and “phobos” meaning fear.
A:dude, Anatidaephobia is the coolest phobia ever!
I really liked this picture. Don’t know who’s the author, but I found it here. And if you want to know how historically accurate it is, here’s the Wikipedia page for you.
I came across this link a while back, but somehow failed to share. Christoph Niemann, a talented artist with a good sense of humor, illustrates his flight from New York to Berlin. It’s not a laughing out loud collection of images, but it’ll make you smile.
An API is a user interface for developers. Put the effort in to ensure it’s not just functional but pleasant to use.
Vinay Sahni has a rather lengthy, detailed, and well-rounded post on how to design a good RESTful API. It covers pretty much everything from URL structures and parameters, request methods, to error handling, documentation, and coding style.