Retirement Investing Today: Resignation in
I've been reading RIT for a few years and, after One More Year or two, he's retired. Good work.
4 days ago
You don’t have to live in public
Lots of good advice about working (as opposed to living) in public online.
austinkleon  work  life  socialmedia 
7 days ago
All Things Linguistic
A blog about linguistics, by Gretchen McCulloch, focusing on the net and space and that kind of thing. Loads of fascinating posts. (via Ask MeFi)
gretchenmcculloch  via:askmefi  linguistics  blogs 
8 days ago
"Blot is a blogging platform with no interface. It creates a special folder in your Dropbox and publishes files you put inside." (via Warren Ellis)
via:warrenellis  blogging 
8 days ago
Vintage Home Plans
A tumblr of artists' impressions and floor plans for "20th century houses from around the world".
10 days ago
Retrobatch, from Flying Meat
Really nice batch image processing tool for Mac. I love the visual workflows.
software  mac  macosx 
18 days ago
CSS Grid Layout Interface Builder | LayoutIt!
Very nifty thing for constructing a grid and getting the HTML and CSS for it using CSS Grid. (via FaveJet)
via:favejet  css  webdevelopment 
22 days ago
Tapes - The Mckenzie Tapes
Lots of digitised cassettes of rock gigs in New York from the '80s and '90s. It'd be nice to have a list of artists, but I'm getting picky. (via Things Magazine)
music  newyork  via:thingsmagazine 
24 days ago
django-bakery documentation
“A set of helpers for baking your Django site out as flat files” made and used by the LA Times Data Desk. (via Simon Willison)
django  webdevelopment  via:simonwillison 
28 days ago
Mithering about the unmodellable
On the difficulties of modelling how Parliament works, and the pros and cons of doing so. (via @markhurrell)
via:markhurrell  michaelsmethurst  parliament  webdevelopment  uk 
29 days ago
D3.js Charts: Towards Updatable Code | Toptal
A useful variant on the D3.js modular pattern, allowing you to pass updated data (or other things) into an already-rendered chart.
d3  javascript  webdevelopment  robmoore 
4 weeks ago
How is this speedrun possible? Super Mario Bros. World Record Explained - YouTube
A better watch than I expected. Quite amazing. (via Kottke, a while back)
via:kottke  games  gaming  mario 
4 weeks ago
David Thorpe - YouTube
Camera reviews (of Micro Four Thirds cameras) by a sensible-sounding British man, as opposed to an over-excited “Hi guys!” American describing cameras as “sexy puppies”. (via The Online Photographer)
via:theonlinephotographer  photography  davidthorpe  microfourthirds  cameras  reviews 
5 weeks ago
Smart kids eventually grow up | A Candle in Sunshine
I don't know you, how do you know me?! Although I wasn't even that smart back then anyway. Still, good advice. (via FaveJet)
health  valerievaldes  via:favejet 
5 weeks ago
jdrama relationship chart - Google Search
I'd never heard of these before, but kind of fascinating. (Someone thought I'd be interested because of Crazy Walls.)
crazywalls  japan  tv 
6 weeks ago
Second Life: Rethinking Myself Through Exercise, Mindfulness, and Gratitude – MacStories
Detailed and honest article about using the Apple Watch as an aid to getting mentally and physically healthier.
federicovittici  macstories  exercise  applewatch  health 
6 weeks ago
No Home Like Place
Fun. Photos from AirBnB listings. Furniture in each one are replaced with matching objects (e.g. a chair for a chair) in a different photo. Click to go to that. Better than it sounds. (via Brutalist Websites)
via:brutalistwebsites  airbnb 
6 weeks ago
Brutalist Websites
A nice collection of websites that look a lot more interesting than most, to remind us that the interesting web isn't dead. (I don't like the term 'brutalist' for these, but still.) (via @gilest)
via:gilest  web  webdesign 
6 weeks ago
The Eudora™ Email Client Source Code – Core+ – Medium
Release of the source code and an all-too brief history of Eudora. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  eudora  email  lenshustek 
7 weeks ago
The spectacular power of Big Lens | The long read | News | The Guardian
On the Italian company that makes a large proportion of the world's glasses frames merging with the French company that makes a large proportion of the world's glasses lenses. Fascinating. (via @antimega)
glasses  via:antimega  business  samknight 
8 weeks ago
The cultural shift from not selling out to blowing up
"…hip hop won and indie rock lost (culturally speaking) and as a result, blowing up has become preferable to not selling out."
8 weeks ago
Zno - next gen photobooks, Layflat Photo Books...
Because I came across these a couple of weeks ago and then forgot the name, unsurprisingly. (via The Online Photographer)
via:theonlinephotographer  photography  books 
8 weeks ago
Bloomberg Opinion - Money Stuff
Matt Levine's weekdaily email is so good. US-focused business/finance, clearly written (some of it a bit over my head), a personality, some great lines, and lots of it.
mattlevine  bloomberg  finance  business 
9 weeks ago
Travel on paper
Lots of nice old transport and holiday posters for sale. (via Things Magazine)
via:thingsmagazine  posters 
9 weeks ago
Local by Flywheel | Local WordPress development made simple
Seems like a nice way to do this, but I'll forget what it's called within a day, so.
wordpress  webdevelopment 
10 weeks ago
The best of Python: a collection of my favorite articles from 2017 and 2018 (so far)
Some useful stuff for me. But also, more generally, a great example of a useful collection of recent articles around one topic. Lovely. (via @simonw)
programming  python  gergelyszerovay  via:simonw 
12 weeks ago
How to work with Londoners: a guide for foreigners.
Alex's good matter-of-fact guide to the practical realities of getting started with making contacts and generating work.
alexandradeschampssonsino  work  london 
12 weeks ago
Does everyone appreciate how much attention to detail goes into Beyoncé’s work?
I marvelled at the practicalities of her Coachella show, quite aside from the more obviously marvel-worthy aspects of it. Logistics. How do you do that?
matthaughey  beyonce 
12 weeks ago
Dave Winer's new site where you upload your RSS reader's OPML file and see what other people subscribe to.
rss  davewiner 
12 weeks ago
The Annual Register - Wikipedia
It “is a long-established reference work, written and published each year, which records and analyses the year’s major events, developments and trends throughout the world. It was first written in 1758…”
news  magazines 
april 2018
Vadik Marmeladov
Archived copy of his website, pre-LOT-2046, with his “Codes of Practice”. Mainly for the long-term thinking. (via Warren Ellis)
via:warrenellis  overlinks  vadikmarmeladov  lot2046  rules 
april 2018
Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear
We talk about regulating the ethics of AIs but we can't even do it for companies.
tedchiang  buzzfeed  ai  capitalism  ethics 
april 2018
Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read - The Atlantic
I read this a few days ago and it was good and explained a lot but I can't remember much of it now.
atlanticmonthly  reading  memory  juliebeck 
april 2018
Building a combined stream of recent additions using the Django ORM
Very handy. I've tried a couple of laborious ways of doing the same in the past, probably before `.union()` appeared.
simonwillison  django  webdevelopment 
march 2018
Offscreen Magazine Interview — by Craig Mod
Really nice piece. Thoughtful, pragmatic, calm. On books, working out what scale of effect gives you satisfaction, pace, depth, connectivity. (via Warren Ellis)
via:warrenellis  craigmod  books  work  life  offscreen 
march 2018
How do you set limits on client feedback? - Work clients design | Ask MetaFilter
I don't think I'm ever in this situation but there's useful stuff in these answers.
work  design 
march 2018
In The Eternal Inferno, Fiends Torment Ronald Coase With The Fate Of His Ideas – The Yorkshire Ranter
I imagine this as a chapter in a book called "How the Modern World Works", which would make you go, "Ohhh, yes, that explains that mess."
ronaldcoase  business 
march 2018
Louis Rossetto on Vimeo
Louis has uploaded a bunch of old Wired videos. (via @guydeboredom)
louisrossetto  wired  via:guydeboredom 
february 2018
GitHub - kennethreitz/requests-html: HTML Parsing for Humans™
Python web requests and page scraping. Looks like it might be a bit easier than BeautifulSoup. (via @simonwillison)
via:simonwillison  python  webdevelopment  scraping  kennethreitz 
february 2018
Bee Wilson reviews ‘The Littlehampton Libels’ by Christopher Hilliard · LRB 8 February 2018
A lovely article about a woman writing very sweary anonymous letters to her neighbours in Littlehampton in the 1920s.
lrb  swearing  beewilson 
february 2018
Don't Be Evil
Interview with Fred Turner. 1960s New Left vs New Communalism, techno-utopianism, the politics of infrastructure, "Burning Man is to the tech world what the 19th century Protestant church was to the factory", the electronic frontier. (via @michalmigurski)
fredturner  burningman  siliconvalley  via:michalmigurski 
february 2018
Nice long list of dictionaries and tools and things to help with coming up with names for things. (via Tom Taylor)
naming  names  via:tomtaylor 
february 2018
John Perry Barlow gave internet activists only half the mission they need.
Because it hasn't quite occurred to me that all that "keep your hands out of our internet, you stupid governments" stuff meant that we left a space in which corporations could do whatever they liked. (via @michalmigurski)
californianideology  johnperrybarlow  internet  aprilglaser  slate  via:michalmigurski 
february 2018
Look for the Lungfish
Some great paragraphs from a good post by Charlie Stross about questioning all assumptions when imagining what our future is like.
charlesstross  mattjones  sciencefiction  overlinks  futures  futurism  futurology 
february 2018
The Online Photographer: How To Buy Lenses
A nice summary of a series of posts about camera lenses, for future reference when/if I'm feeling flush.
theonlinephotographer  cameras  photography  lenses 
february 2018
How I coined the term 'open source' |
it had never occurred to me to wonder how and when the term arrived. (via Oblomovka)
via:oblomovka  opensource  christinepeterson 
february 2018
Asking the Right Questions About AI – Yonatan Zunger – Medium
A good summary of the basic things to know about AI when thinking about it. (via FaveJet)
artificalintelligence  machinelearning  yonatanzunger  via:favejet 
february 2018
geek old semi-formal (Danny O'Brien's Oblomovka)
For trying to write somewhere in "the hellish triangle of being readable, entertaining, and truthful".
dannyobrien  writing 
february 2018
The Playboy of West 29th Street (London Review of Books)
Colm Tóibín on John Butler Yeats. For the unrequited, long-distance love in old age and the perpetually almost-but-never finished artwork. (Subscribers only)
lrb  colmtoibin  johnbutleryeats  romance 
january 2018
The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence - IEEE Spectrum
From last year, on the amount of money and effort it takes to maintain archives of movies and TV shows.
archiving  film  tv  martyperlmutter 
january 2018
DataFire - Build APIs and Integrations to process, serve, and sync your data
Interesting way to integrate *lots* of things. The Node-based code is open source so you can run it for free on your own server, or use the pay-for hosted version. (via @richardjpope)
nodejs  webdevelopment  via:richardjpope  apis 
january 2018
Cinema Treasures
Such a nice site that keeps turning up in my searches for cinemas I went to years ago, many of them closed, split, renovated or simply renamed.
cinemas  history 
january 2018
reverie and anarchy
Danny on Essex New Towns and leaving places behind.
essex  basildon  dannyobrien  colinward 
january 2018
The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed - The Atlantic
On the stores that are a bunch of small pieces loosely joined in front of a Chinese dropshipper.
alexiscmadrigal  atlanticmonthly  ecommerce  shopify 
january 2018
Loop | Holly Herndon on process - YouTube
A conference talk from 2016. Liked especially for describing the laptop as an intimate, personal instrument, and for trying to make music like the sound of the internet.
hollyherndon  music  talks 
january 2018
Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting – Tony Zhou – Medium
Particularly for the bit that stresses the importance of independence, because that's what helps you control the balance of the "fast, cheap, good: pick two" triangle.
tonyzhou  taylorramos  movies  films 
december 2017
Van der Home – Bryan Boyer – Medium
Lovely post about looking closely at the origins and details of a Mies van der Rohe apartment in order to renovate it.
bryanboyer  architecture  miesvanderrohe 
december 2017
Is 1024×768 showing more or less than 800×600? | One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age
“800×600 is like a beauty filter for web pages of all ages. Looking at the web through it you get sentimental. ... On a bigger screenshot you see how the amateur web was shrinking and shriveling...”
geocities  olialialina  archiving 
december 2017
Learn ES2015 · Babel
"A detailed overview of ECMAScript 2015 features." (via FaveJet)
via:favejet  javascript  webdevelopment 
december 2017
The Problem with Muzak | Liz Pelly
Although I love having so much music available in Spotify, I'm increasingly aware how often I use it unthinkingly just for "background music for working" which I'm not very proud of. So even aside from these odd industry-changing effects, I'm feeling uneasy about Spotify.
spotify  music  lizpelly  thebaffler 
december 2017
Future Historians Probably Won't Understand Our Internet - The Atlantic
On the impossibility of archiving the experience of using social media, even if ignoring the fact, like this article seems to, that so much of social media is private to some degree. (via @kevin2kelly)
alexiscmadrigal  via:kevin2kelly  archiving  facebook  twitter  atlanticmonthly 
december 2017
Using pyvenv (venv) With Django on WebFaction. :: Solid Ether
Also for the earlier post it links to. Django-type sites on WebFaction (as opposed to standard Apache sites) do sound a bit messy though.
django  webdevelopment  webfaction  danjewett 
december 2017
52 things I learned in 2017 – Fluxx Studio Notes – Medium
So many interesting things leading to more interesting things to read. (via Kottke)
via:kottke  tomwhitwell  2017 
december 2017
Citizen Code of Conduct | A project of Stumptown Syndicate
A sample code of conduct, to use as a basis for your own community's.
december 2017
Tips for in-house teams in a free market software culture
Alice's really good description of how to develop and improve in-house software tools that people will want to use.
alicebartlett  financialtimes  webdevelopment 
december 2017
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