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What Facebook Can Tell Us About Us – AVC
Stephen Wolfram wrote an interesting post back in 2013. I just stumbled upon it today (via Twitter).

I like this chart a lot:

The blue line is men, the red line is women.

A few of these results surprised me.

I would have thought women are more interested in books than men. At least that is how it is in our family.

I would have thought interest in travel would increase significantly in late middle age.

I would have thought interest in music would tail off more steeply with age.

Fascinating stuff.
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Concrete thinking's in fashion at Brussels' brutalist Jam Hotel | Travel | The Guardian
Budget hotels always offer basic, boxy rooms, but not many are as creative as this alternative gem in the Belgian capital

Brussels is a city of grand townhouses and art nouveau. Yet plonked in the middle of the Belgian capital, on a nondescript street corner, has appeared a hotel that looks like downtown LA had it been swallowed by lava. An old 1970s art college has been redesigned and rebuilt, by people who usually make film sets, to become the oddest, most fashionable, most affordable stopover in Europe.

The reception desk is held up by a pair of motorcycles dipped in concrete – above it rest maquettes, Paolozzi-like little bricks of angles and texture. Three guests under 10 years old leap joyfully between leather sofas and concrete benches while they wait for their parents to check into one of the Supra rooms which sleep five, one up by the ceiling, in what they call a “cabine bed”.

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Watch: How to make the smallest cup of coffee in the world / Boing Boing
Weaning yourself off coffee? You might want to try this! When designer Lucas Zanotto was asked by Finnish coffee company Paulig to create an ad for them, this is what he came up with. To brew the smallest cup of joe in the world, he uses one bean of Kenya AA-plus Karindum coffee, "grinds" it with a nail file, drops the fine grounds into the tiniest coffee filter you'll ever see, boils the water over a candle, and pours the dark brew into what looks like a vial.

To see more of Zanotto's brilliant work, click here.
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onlinelibrary.wiley.com
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The web’s most useful tools and sites
The World Wide Web isn’t all fun and games. This isn’t television! This isn’t an arcade! This is computing! We’ve got high-powered work machines tuned into this thing! With keyboards and mice and productivity software and everything!

These are the most useful tools and sites on the web, as nominated by the readers of Kottke.org:

WORDSThesaurus.comLingueeOnline Etymology Dictionary (three different people suggested this! which suggests to me that y’all are my kind of people)Green’s Dictionary of SlangBehind the Name (which is a baby name site I think?)WiktionaryOneLook

TIME AND WEATHERTime.isTime and DateWeather UndergroundABC 13 Southeast Texas Weather (from a reader who lives in Houston)National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (this site is very cool)

KNOWLEDGE REPOSITORIESBaseball ReferenceStanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyWikimedia Commons
WikipediaOld Maps OnlineInternet Archive/Wayback MachineBOOOOOOOM

CONTENT DISCOVERYDiggNownessMetafilter
Kottke (you’re already here)Can I Stream It?TV Muse

CODING AND DESIGN STUFFTampermonkeyStack OverflowCopyPasteCharacterCool Tools0 to 255Wordmark.itRandom Password GeneratorGoogle Fusion Tables

SAVE IT FOR LATERPocketFfffound!FutureMe.org (write a letter to yourself in the future)

SOLVING UNUSUAL PROBLEMSThis to That (Glue Advice)Soapcalc (Making soap)waifu2x (Anime character generator)Random Oblique Strategies Online

BROWSER EXTENSIONSShut Up (hides comments)OneTab (collapses all your browser tabs into a sortable, exportable list)

SEARCH ENGINES
Google, Craigslist, DuckDuckGo, the usual crap

A lot of you seem like you have really cool jobs.

(A special thank you to Google Forms for making this possible.)

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www.nytimes.com
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Buy AirPods - Apple
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Above Avalon
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Release of XMLmind Word To XML v1.2.2
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How to personalize your own radio stations in Apple Music | Macworld
I’m not a fan of the playlists on Apple Music. I don’t care that much for the so-called curated lists of songs that focus on an artist, a decade, or an activity. (Specific playlists for barbecues? Or Classical Music for Elevators? Seriously?) But I do appreciate the breadth of music available on Apple Music. While I listen much more to my own large music library, I often want to sample something new on Apple Music, or simply queue up some music that might surprise me.

I’ve long been a fan of Genius, the feature in iTunes that finds “songs from your library that sound great together.” This may, in fact, be the best feature in iTunes. I can pick a song, start a Genius playlist, and listen to similar music from my own collection.

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How to wait for a very long time | The Kid Should See This
“How to wait for a very long time is a short film about a fisherman who is obsessed with catching a certain fish. His whole life he tries to make a big haul, but just catches other fishes instead. Over time he gets frustrated and is not able to value the beautiful nature around him. He forgets that the journey is the reward.”

The animated short is by Salzburg, Austria-based artist Jill Goritschnig. See more of her process on Behance.

Next: The Girl and the Fox & Stay In Queue: A lesson about staying in line.

via The Awesomer.
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