I read a lot this week and didn’t write anything. Expect that trend to continue for a while.
- Writing for Gamasutra, A Adonaac outlines an algorithm for procedural dungeon generation. I would have suspected something more akin to a two-dimensional random walk, but I suppose this works better.
- Québécois engineer simval84 explains why most traffic studies are bullshit: they only evaluate the impact on traffic in a small area around a proposed development and don’t account for effects on city-wide traffic patterns.
- An oldie but a goodie: Abigail Pesta of the Wall Street Journal writes about Baltimore hairdresser Janet Stephens, a history buff who in her spare time debunked the popular theory that many ancient Roman and Greek hairstyles were possible only because of wigs. Academic expertise can come from unlikely sources!
- Finally, a video: Weatherman Liam Dutton is a pro.
That does it for this week. Tune in next week for more goodies.