OpenBenches - by @edent & @summerbeth
I’m so glad this exists because (a) it’s a lovely thing and (b) I just had the same idea and now I don’t have to make it.
benches  uk  terenceeden  elizabetheden 
4 days ago
HyperCard On The Archive (Celebrating 30 Years of HyperCard) | Internet Archive Blogs
Like magic. If only I'd Stuffit'd my HyperCard stacks... the only two I have may have lost their resource forks over the past 25 years.
hypercard  archiving  internetarchive  mac 
6 days ago
Surging Seas: Risk Zone Map
I don't think I'd seen these sea-level rise maps by Stamen before. Nice. Scary, but nice.
stamen  climatechange  sealevels  maps  mapping 
9 days ago
So, about this Googler’s manifesto. – Yonatan Zunger – Medium
Aside from the sense about that Googler's document, this is good on what being a high-level engineer means. Confirms for me that, really, I'm a hobbyist.
yonatanzunger  google  diversity  development 
11 days ago
Considerations On Cost Disease | Slate Star Codex
On why (American) housing costs, teaching, healthcare, universities, etc cost much, much more than they did a few decades ago, but are, if anything, worse. (via @genmon)
scottalexander  economics  education  via:genmon  usa  healthcare 
4 weeks ago
Inappropriate Gavels
A relentlessly-focused campaign. I approve! (via @gwire)
via:gwire  uk  law  gavels 
5 weeks ago
Nice illustrations, sold as prints, of some mostly London buildings.
illustration  london  printing  liamdevereux 
6 weeks ago
"Under 1KB each! Super Tiny Social Icons are miniscule SVG versions of your favourite logos." The completist in me would like to see these for every major corporate logo. (via @simonw)
via:simonw  logos  webdevelopment  icons  svg 
7 weeks ago
Walton’s Telephone Exchange | Walton Tales
Nice reminisces of an Essex telephone exchange in the 1960s.
waltononnaze  walton  waltononthenaze  history  uk 
7 weeks ago
A breach of trust |
On the mistakes of a small theatre company. "There's a big difference between pushing boundaries artistically ... and pushing boundaries ethically." (via @alexforey)
via:alexforey  theatre  derekleemiller  minnesota 
7 weeks ago
Who’s killing the (self-driving) electric car? – Startup Grind – Medium
Good on predictions about self-driving and/or electric cars, and why the two improvements may not happen together. (via @cityofsound)
via:cityofsound  cars  peterw  overlinks 
7 weeks ago
How we make a game called Hidden Folks - Album on Imgur
Really nice description of how parts of this game are put together, from graphics to translations. (via Kottke)
via:kottke  games  hiddenfolks  design  adriaandejongh 
8 weeks ago
Gerhard Steidl Is Making Books an Art Form - The New Yorker
Profile of the German book-maker, a description that undersells this article. (via Russell Davies)
via:russelldavies  gerhardsteidl  bookmaking  newyorker  rebeccamead  art  photography 
8 weeks ago performance notes
A good write-up of making the fast, simple site even faster.
webdevelopment  javascript  matthewsomerville 
8 weeks ago
Binky: The App That Does Nothing - The Atlantic
Brilliant. Social networking app with no content and no social network. (via Waxy)
via:waxy  ianbogost  dankurtz  iphone  apps  socialnetworks  atlanticmonthly 
8 weeks ago
Flexbox Froggy - A game for learning CSS flexbox
Very nicely done. Although, even having completed it, I'm still pretty much guessing at how to do anything.
css  webdevelopment 
8 weeks ago
Blackhorse Lane Ateliers | Selvedge & Raw Denim Jeans | Made In London
Jeans (and more) made in London, plus workshops to make your own. (via Die Workwear)
jeans  clothes  uk  fashion  clothing  london  via:dieworkwear 
9 weeks ago
BEM 101 | CSS-Tricks
Pragmatic summary of the Block, Element, Modifier CSS style that wasn't around last time I went down this rabbit hole.
css  sass  webdevelopment  robinrendle 
9 weeks ago
prosthetic knowledge
This tumblr of design/art/tech right now is very, very good. (via @iamdanw I think)
via:iamdanw  art  design  technology  blogs 
9 weeks ago
The Deleted City 3.0
Zoomable map of the GeoCities filesystem. (via FlowingData)
via:flowingdata  geocities  maps  mapping  richardvijgen 
9 weeks ago
Medieval Fantasy City Generator by watabou
"This application generates a random medieval city layout of a requested size." (via FlowingData)
via:flowingdata  maps  cities  generative 
9 weeks ago
Algorithm-Driven Design — How AI is Changing Design by Yury Vetrov
Really good list of examples of… what it says. (Aside from annoying hijacking of cursor keys, but anyway.) And a nice mention of Guardian Headliner too. (via Noisy Decent Graphics)
via:noisydecentgraphics  algorithms  design  yuryvetrov 
9 weeks ago
Cody Cobb
Lovely landscape photography. (via The Online Photographer)
codycobb  via:theonlinephotographer  photography  photographs  photos 
9 weeks ago
Compound interest applied to learning
Yes, this makes sense. Plus I often think that people who get, or take, an opportunity early on that gives them time to explore their field end up exponentially further ahead than peers.
kottke  learning  careers  work 
9 weeks ago
Bildnerische Formlehre - Bildnerische Gestaltungslehre - Paul Klee - Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
3900 pages of Paul Klee's notebooks on sculptural form and design theory, scanned and transcribed.
paulklee  bauhaus  design  notebooks  art  education 
10 weeks ago
The Exquisitely English (and Amazingly Lucrative) World of London Clerks - Bloomberg
A good insight into a world I knew nothing about. Now I know who those people are pushing carts of boxes of papers, who I see on the way to work. (via @iamdanw)
law  business  businessweek  simonakam  london  via:iamdanw 
10 weeks ago
Instagram created a monster – A no bullshit guide to what’s really going on! – Behind The Quest
Another piece demonstrating the horror that is The Other Instagram (and The Other social media generally probably), the one that isn't just people showing friends what they're doing.
instagram  aaramelotti 
10 weeks ago
James Wolcott reviews ‘Making It’ by Norman Podhoretz · LRB 18 May 2017
A very fun, lively-written read, even though most of the people mentioned mean little to me. Reminded me of reading The Modern Review, how I enjoyed it without understanding so many of the references.
normanpodhoretz  jameswolcott  lrb  commentary 
11 weeks ago
Tom Crewe · What will be left?: Labour’s Prospects · LRB 18 May 2017
Slightly out of date opinion poll-wise, but I liked this as a summary of where Labour is and how we, as a country, got here.
labour  tomcrewe  uk  politics  lrb 
11 weeks ago
Introducing Stack Overflow Trends - Stack Overflow Blog
Fascinating, particularly as the popularity of languages and frameworks over time is something one is vaguely aware of but never with much certainty. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  stackoverflow  programming  webdevelopment 
may 2017
Choose your own business adventure – Buckley Williams
Transcript of Nat Buckley's talk about why you should quit your job and start your own company, which is very good.
natbuckley  work  life  business  buckleywilliams 
may 2017
Servers for Hackers by Chris Fidao [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]
Every time I think about buying this I forget the name and have to hunt around next time I think of it.
chrisfidao  webdevelopment  books 
may 2017
My Year in San Francisco’s $2 Million Secret Society Startup - Motherboard
And a third one from the "things I read in 2016 about weird cultish American groups and didn't bookmark at the time but have stuck with me" file.
latitude  sanfrancisco  motherboard  vice  lydialaurenson  cults  clubs 
may 2017
Fitness Isn’t a Lifestyle Anymore. Sometimes It’s a Cult | WIRED
I didn't bookmark this when I read it but I've since mentioned it to 2 or 3 people, so. The November Project. (via @ph)
via:ph  novemberproject  fitness  exercise  cults  sanfrancisco  meaghenbrown 
may 2017
#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement - The New Yorker
But that previous Guardian article is nothing compared to these people and their lives as brand and product pushers. Ugh.
instagram  advertising  rachelmonroe  newyorker  emilyking  coreysmith 
may 2017
Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram | Money | The Guardian
After arguing about this… it annoys me a lot because I wanted the internet to give individuals the power of the media's reach so they could share their thoughts, passions, views, etc, and didn't realise they'd also ape the media's more dubious methods of making money by shilling for brands.
emmalunn  guardian  instagram  advertising 
may 2017
Portfolio Charts – a picture is worth a thousand calculations
Mainly saving this simply because, rarely for a personal finance site involving data and charts, it looks reasonably designed.
charts  finance  portfolios  investing 
may 2017
Savings Rate - the four pot solution - 7 Circles
An interesting spreadsheet for planning savings for retirement that I hadn't seen before. UK based.
mikerawson  retirement  investing  spreadsheets 
may 2017
Speculating Futures
A reading list. "Speculating Futures looks at past speculative narratives, like those of Ursula K. Le Guin, and past attempts at creating technological utopia, like Chile's Cybersyn."
reading  books  futures  futurism  futurology  overlinks  sciencefiction  francistseng 
may 2017
Podcast Out – The New Inquiry
"A sense of ennui and overdetermination binds the audience of NPR podcasts together in a bloc of obnoxious explainerism." I don't listen to many podcasts but this sounds right to my fact-free prejudices. (via Buckslip)
via:buckslip  podcasts  davidabanks 
april 2017
Best VPN Services 2017 Has to Offer (+ Reviews) -
Looks like a good review of which VPNs to choose. They *sound* unbiased... (via Brett Terpstra)
via:brettterpstra  vpn  security  privacy 
april 2017
Closing Communities: FFFFOUND! vs MLKSHK
Comparing how the two websites are closing down.
archiving  ffffound  mlkshk  andybaio 
april 2017
The Last London - London Review of Books
I usually find Iain Sinclair a bit much, too grouchy, but the start of this is very good on modern London, around Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Liverpool Street.
lrb  iainsinclair  london 
april 2017
trailofbits/algo: Set up a personal IPSEC VPN in the cloud
Another self-hosted VPN server, which they say is better than Streisand.
vpn  webdevelopment  privacy  security  ansible 
march 2017
Loopy: a tool for thinking in systems
A simple web-based tool for drawing systems diagrams.
systems  systemsthinking  nickycase 
march 2017
On Robert Silvers | Online Only | n+1
Memories of working with the New York Review of Books editor. (via @iamdanw)
robertsilvers  nyrb  via:iamdanw  nplus1 
march 2017
Robert Silvers obituary | Books | The Guardian
I hadn't realised he'd been the NYRB's editor since it began in 1963.
robertsilvers  nyrb  obituaries  geoffreywheatcroft 
march 2017
David Runciman reviews ‘Theresa May’ by Rosa Prince · LRB 16 March 2017
I haven't had much of a sense of what May is about, what makes her tick. This article seems to have an interesting set of ideas about it.
theresamay  uk  politics  conservatives  davidrunciman  lab  rosaprince 
march 2017
Manor Houses + | Manor Houses, Mansions & Stately Homes for sale
Just because I like blogs that focus on one narrow field of property for sale.
property  mansions 
march 2017
Why Growth Will Fall | by William D. Nordhaus | The New York Review of Books
On how the rate of increase of standard of living and economic growth in the US was greatest from 1870-1970 and will never be the same again.
economics  usa  history  williamdnordhaus  robertjgordon  nyrb 
march 2017
An oral history of 'Get a Mac,' Part 1 | Campaign US
A good read, that mainly reminds me I need some more John Hodgeman in my life. (via @antimega)
via:antimega  apple  advertising  campaign  johnhodgeman 
march 2017
David Letterman on Donald Trump and Late-Night TV Today
I barely saw any Letterman but this was still a fun read. (via Daring Fireball)
via:daringfireball  davidletterman  davidmarchese 
march 2017
The beauty of bots – Duncan Gough interview in full – Final Bullet
Lots of lovely ideas in this interview with Duncan by Leila Johnston.
duncangough  leilajohnston  bots 
march 2017
Strobist: Lighting 101
How to do photography lighting. A really nice, clear introduction.
photography  lighting  strobist 
march 2017
Cameron's World
It appears that I haven't bookmarked this before, which is an oversight.
march 2017
4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump – Medium
This was a good read on a segment of Trump's supporters being like, or actually, 4chan in origin.
4chan  daleberan  usa  politics  donaldtrump 
march 2017
Unit test your Django views
Unit testing Django's class-based views seems difficult to do simply. This helps.
django  testing  benoitbryon 
march 2017 we can't both be right.
"An annotated digest of the top 'Hacker' 'News' posts". Jolly good. e.g. "Some foreigners do forex. Hackernews is not impressed with this ancient idea. They could have done it better, but they're not going to bother trying."
march 2017
Ten Meter Tower - The New York Times
"we found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter diving tower before, and had never jumped from that high." And then filmed them trying to get up the courage. Riveting. (via Kottke)
via:kottke  diving  videos  nytimes 
february 2017
Massive dump of Spotify created playlists - 1.4k+ genres, 12k+ playlists! : spotify
Amazing, but it's annoying this stuff is practically impossible to discover or browse in the app itself. Even having seen before, I didn't realise all these playlists existed.
spotify  music  playlists 
february 2017
This worked really well. And a bit of tweaking meant it also worked for importing into custom WordPress Post types and Taxonomies too.
niallkennedy  wordpress  movabletype  webdevelopment 
february 2017
Sharing some process from IF – Writing by IF – Medium
A handy list of things to do to secure your Mac, iPhone, email, etc. (via Favejet)
via:favejet  security  mac  iphone  sarahgold 
february 2017
Music and Social Justice / or Why Many Musicians Should Not Release Records for General Public Consumption
Equating spending money on promoting your music (or, presumably, any other art) with perpetuating your privileged position.
stlenox  music  privilege  socialjustice 
february 2017
flurinduerst/WPDistillery: WordPress Setup runner for Scotch Box
Handy - create a Vagrant virtual machine with WordPress installed and configured. An oddly opinionated default config, but easily tweaked.
vagrant  webdevelopment  wordpress 
february 2017
Link Review: weblogs round-up | things magazine
Summarising which of the weblogs in their sidebar are still active. Not many. Remember weblogs?
february 2017
Sleep Ambient HD - YouTube
Six-hour recordings of ambient sound and video from different games like GTA5, Tomb Raider, Mirror's Edge, etc. (via @mattb)
via:mattb  tombraider  gta  mirrorsedge  bioshock  games  videogames  sound  audio  ambient 
february 2017
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