Going through feeds in NetNewsWire resulted in a few open tabs for deeper reading today.
- Drama in iRacing as IndyCar champ wrecks F1 star on purpose - crazy. no live sports, so race teams are competing in iRacing to keep in practice. And, without the expense of blowing up a multimillion dollar car in a road rage incident, things are going off the rails.
- Nine years ago, SpaceX called its shot on capturing the flag - Musk is a wreckless fratboy douchebag, but I hope SpaceX pulls this off.
- Why it took so long to dial back oil production, despite the glut - turning off oil wells breaks stuff and makes them less productive later. But this doesn’t explain the tar sands, where they could just stop digging for awhile…
- NASA will pay a staggering $146 million for each SLS rocket engine - good lord that’s a lot of money. for an old booster.
- Online learning and the fall semester: advice for decision-makers - I don’t have any patience for armchair quarterbacking in pandemic response, but this is a good overview. This whole thing is super complicated, and there’s no way to do right by everyone.
- Lunar Landing Recreated from Archival NASA Photos - this is amazing. It looks like a documentary film, which it basically is, but it was created by processing 10s of thousands of archival NASA photos to create what looks like video footage. From the blends, it looks like maybe some kind of machine learning software may have been used to help stitch parts together?
“Separate the processes of creation from improving. You can’t write and edit, or sculpt and polish, or make and analyze at the same time. If you do, the editor stops the creator. While you invent, don’t select. While you sketch, don’t inspect. While you write the first draft, don’t reflect. At the start, the creator mind must be unleashed from judgement.”
- Using Mattermost as class hub - some good ideas for running parts of a course in Mattermost - but this would likely translate to Teams as well…