Links from June 2009
- Links for Wednesday 3 June 2009
- The Online Photographer: The Leica as Teacher
- I like this idea. Despite the follow-up explaining why only a Leica will do, I've just bought a decent second hand 50mm lens for my old Pentax K1000 and may give this a go. (via Infovore)
- The London Gazette - Munday Septemb 3, to Munday Septemp 10, 1666
- Facsimiles of four pages of 'The London Gazette' reporting on the Great Fire of London. "Published by Authority".
- Minify - Google Code
- This is going into my "best ever" box of forum threads (Philosophistry)
- Great future-y thought experiment: "So many of our grandparents were racist, and some of out parents are homophobes. Which of our own closely held beliefs will our own children and grandchildren by appalled by?" (via Danhon)
- Links for Thursday 4 June 2009
- Online Backup from Backblaze
- After reading poor reviews of Mozy.com on Cool Tools, I'm giving Backblaze, which got better reviews, a try. (Warning, annoying auto-play video.)
- Stupidfresh: Highs in the low 70s
- A nice summery bunch of summery tunes for the summer. (via Soul Sides)
- Walton Tales - Windows Live
- A blog and photos about the history of Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex.
- Walton-on-the-Naze network - Welcome
- A social network for the small coastal town of Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex.
- Links for Friday 5 June 2009
- YouTube - Google Wave Developer Preview at Google I/O 2009
- I finally got round to watching this demo. I rarely need collaborative tools and I like plain text email. And yet this really looks like the future. Worth setting aside some time to watch until the end.
- LRB · John Lanchester: It’s Finished
- Very long but very worth reading, on the collapse of the banks. One day I hope there's a book called "John Lanchester Explains Everything".
- Links for Friday 12 June 2009
- Cambridge University - CamTV - Video and Audio - The Phillips Machine with Allan McRobie
- Video of the machine that simulates the economy using water. A few years back I couldn't even find a picture of this thing. The internet's getting better.
- Welcome To The North » A whole lot of nothing
- A transcript of an interview with Doncaster's new mayor, whose election manifesto might as well have been written by people who post the BBC's Have Your Say comments. (via Haddock)
- Systemic - Too cheap to meter
- Trying to calculate the monetary value of distant planets. I'd like to see calculations with a different example at the start, and different measures of inflation.
- Links for Thursday 18 June 2009
- Styling buttons to look like links | Natalie Downe
- For the very few occasions when you want to make a submit button look like a standard link. Not that you should. (via Simon Willison)
- Asian Poses - The Definitive Guide to Asian Poses
- A blog describing all the common standard poses people in that part of the world use in photographs. Fascinating. (via Kottke)
- Photofusion, London, UK | Darkroom Hire Facilities
- In SW9. A friend recommended them.
- Seth's Blog: Textbook rant
- Why textbooks prescribed for college courses are a bad thing: "They are expensive ... They don't make change ... They don't sell the topic ... They are incredibly impractical." (via Preoccupations)
- Links for Sunday 21 June 2009
- Tow.com » MsgFiler
- This is a handy little thing to make Apple's Mail application a bit more wieldy if you have lots of folders.
- Alice and Kev
- A tale of two homeless Sims. Read the Introduction then every page. It's wonderful. (via Wonderland)
- Fever° Red hot. Well read.
- Self-hosted, pay-for feed reader. Looks like a lovely interface and an interesting way of organising feeds and posts. (via Daring Fireball)
- Flickr: gruntzooki's stuff tagged with perfectphrasesfordifficultsitautionsatwork
- This looks like a manual for Pretend Office.
- Links for Monday 22 June 2009
- I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel on Vimeo
- Beautiful slow motion video shot using very high speed cameras, up to 2500 frames per second. (via Daring Fireball)
- Lifestories On-Line Brochure
- Poorly presented, if interesting, business videotaping people telling their life stories. However, the owner, Dr Ellen Brandt, @venerability, is a compulsive twitter spammer.
- Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666 by Various - Project Gutenberg
- Completely wonderful 17th century science. Fascinating subjects, beautiful titles ("A Relation of Persons killed with subterraneous Damps") and gorgeous language.
- Links for Tuesday 30 June 2009
- Give Me Something To Read
- "Selections from among the most frequently bookmarked articles on Instapaper."
- Harrow Technical - Pentax Repairs, Pentax Spares, Pentax Cameras, Pentax Service
- In case I need to get my old camera fixed.
- YouNotSneaky!: How to read The Economist
- Several friends seem to rate the Economist, which confuses the lefty in me. But this is a handy guide. (via Haddock)
- The 1KB CSS Grid by Tyler Tate :: A simple, lightweight approach
- As simple as a grid-based CSS framework thing could be. (via Infovore)