Linked List: February 2015

GPG and Me

As usual, a thoughtful essay by the awesome Moxie Marlinspike.

Realtime View of Earth from ISS

We live in an amazing time and place. Here’s a live view of our planet from the International Space Station from the High Definition Earth Viewing experiment:

While the HDEV collects beautiful images of the Earth from the ISS, the primary purpose of the experiment is an engineering one: monitoring the rate at which HD video camera image quality degrades when exposed to the space environment (mainly from cosmic ray damage) and verify the effectiveness of the design of the HDEV housing for thermal control.

See also a nice map showing the station’s location updated in realtime at Satflare.

U.S. Digital Services Playbook

Good advice for building good software.