Links for June 6, 2016

So you want to build a generator…

This is a beginner-level advice essay for people just getting started with building generators. It’s also for practiced experts who want a way to organize their knowledge. The advice is meant for any kind of generators: humorous twitterbots, fanciful art-making bots, level generators, planet builders, makers of music, architecture, poetry, and cocktails.

The NSA's guide to the internet is the weirdest thing you'll read today

Now, at 650 pages, there’s far too much to go into depth here, but fortunately, as you can see from the table of contents… You don’t have to go very far before this takes a hard turn into “Dungeons and Dragons campaign/Classics major’s undergraduate thesis” territory.