I came across this presentation on Super-Peer Architectures today. I haven’t had time to read it in full, but it looks stuffed with useful data. It will especially appeal to anyone interested in the architecture of Skype. A list of the authors’ other publications can be found here and here.
Just discovered this iTunes plug-in using particle systems, gravity, additive blending, and more to make some trippy visuals. Much nicer than the default visualizer, IMHO. Enjoy.
Al Gore’s new book The Assault on Reasonexplores a subject close to my heart: what Foucault would have called “how apparatuses of power produce discourses of truth.” (I work for a startup, so I’ll have to wait for the paperback!)