1. Parasitoid larvae in caterpillars affect the behaviour of moths: Found this as a result of my looking into ecosystem equilibrium. I am fascinated by how pests, parasites and plants live in fragile harmony: there is beauty in that fragility and in that harmony. I also like three-cornered hats and regulatory systems. Parasite hides in caterpillar, gets to plant as caterpillar goes munch munch, proceeds to protect said plant from said caterpillar’s future state. Something poetic and wonderful and almost psychedelic about that.
2. World in 2000 as predicted in 1910: Found at the delightfully-named sadanduseless.com site, a collection of drawings by a French artist on how he perceived life would be at the turn of the next century. Very instructive. I’m very tempted to see if we can’t start an opensource competition, Answers On a Postcard, asking people to submit their visions for 2100. Tim O’Reilly?
4. SpaceChem: Been researching design-based games suitable for entry into the world of work. Minecraft seemed an early possibility. SpaceChem holds fascinating promise. But I haven’t really tried it out yet, need to move over to a linux machine for that. Like what I’ve seen so far.
5. Information is cheap, meaning is expensive: A George Dyson article in the European. Always interested in what he has to say.
Incidentally, I will only continue to do this if you guys find it useful. So feedback is important.