Links from July 2009
- Links for Wednesday 1 July 2009
- Pulse Laser: Shownar
- This is what I've been working on, off and on, for the past while, with the lovely folks at Schulze & Webb. Is good.
- Scope (Schulze & Webb)
- More Matt Webb, his opening presentation at last week's Reboot. It was very, very good, and it's great to have the whole thing written much as he delivered it.
- The Viridian Design Movement
- Bruce Sterling closed Reboot last week and, even though I'd heard and read some of it before it was a wonderful, weary, preaching, telling off. It made me read this again.
- Newspaper Club - A work in progress
- Just down the corridor Russell, Ben and Tom are doing some marvellous things, and sharing their progress. This will be awesome.
- Links for Saturday 4 July 2009
- Stalled building sites in Square Mile to become allotments | News | Architects Journal
- Temporary grow bag allotments, but still, better than nothing. (But not as good as having Milton Court undemolished either.)
- AVForums.com Home
- A good source of answers to the question "what model of TV should I get?" (and similar, I imagine).
- Walton Rocks! - a set on Flickr
- A nice simple set of photos of bits of Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.
- Notes.husk.org. The show, which is currently in production with an....
- BBC4 "comedy drama" about the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers head Chris Curry. Why a sodding *comedy* drama? Let's laugh at the funny 1980s and their silly computers! Well, might be good.
- Links for Monday 6 July 2009
- Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair « Mostly on McSweeney’s!
- A very nicely written set of notes about that discussion at the British Library a week ago. (via Blech)
- Elmcity project FAQ « Jon Udell
- A way to aggregate iCalendar feeds about a particular location using Delicious. Looks slightly fiddly but also nice in a loosely-joined kind of way. (via Tom Taylor)
- Bitquabit - The One in Which I Call Out Hacker News
- Aside from being specifically about people who think they can rewrite StackOverflow in a weekend, great as an example of where the complexity lies in a website. (via Blech)
- Potlatch: what's going on with the music formerly known as 'indie'?
- A nice piece about how mixed up music is today and what counts as "timeless". I need to read more good music writing. Maybe I can NewspaperClub my own NME/MM. (via Matt Jones)
- John Harris asks whether the best writing about pop music hails from a different era | Music | The Guardian
- While I'm at it, I enjoyed this too, about whether music writing isn't as good as it used to be. It never was. Or maybe it's always moving so it's not where you left it.
- Links for Tuesday 7 July 2009
- Jorn Barger, the NewsPage Network, and the Emergence of the Weblog Community | Tawawa.org
- Fascinating history of the early days of weblogs, with a prominent place for Dave Winer's NewsPage stuff, which I remember being important to me (the Haddock Directory started on Userland Frontier in 1997). (via Preoccupations)
- Last.fm + Spotify + Find new albums
- Find albums by your top artists on Last.fm that have recently been added to Spotify. Although many are albums I already have, which is how I've listened to them on Last.fm... (via Tom Taylor)
- Notes.husk.org. The City Of London Highwalks.
- Paul Mison's starting some writing about the raised pedestrian walkways in the City of London. Good stuff.
- Links for Monday 13 July 2009
- Emptyage : Are You Going to San Francisco
- How to make the most of living in SF. Wouldn't that be very lovely? Anyway, I think these could probably be generalised as to how to enjoy any city. (via Kottke)
- Piwik - Web analytics - Open source
- An open source, locally-installable alternative to Google Analytics. Looks rather good. (via Yoz)
- Taking a walk in the clouds - Times Online
- An article from 2004 by Bob Stanley on London's raised pedestrian walkways. (via Blech)
- Links for Friday 17 July 2009
- Hacker News | The BBC's Glow effort has always confused me. They were using jQuery on the main...
- The Present Sound of London by Giles Turnbull - The Morning News
- I was sceptical about this -- "I don't have time to listen to sounds!" "I live in London, I don't need to hear it through a computer!" -- but it's really quite lovely in its framing of brief moments of life. Would like to overhear more conversations, but I'm nosey.
- Simple Bug and Issue Tracking | Sifter
- Looks pretty and simple which is always a bonus.
- Lighthouse - Beautifully Simple Issue Tracking
- Another simple, pretty bug tracking web app thingummy.
- Links for Sunday 26 July 2009
- The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: I'm really thinking maybe I shouldn't have yelled at that Chinese guy so much
- Can we have the second and third paragraph printed in big letters as the first thing anyone sees when they open the packaging on a new shiny thing? (via Daring Fireball)
- New Liberal Arts // Snarkmarket & Revelator Press
- A free PDF book on many interesting-sounding topics. No idea what the quality's like, but it's another PDF to never quite get round to reading. (via Kottke)
- New York Review of Ideas
- Looks like rather a nice new online journal thing, marred only by having its articles split over several pages. Maddening. (via Kottke)
- Links for Monday 27 July 2009
- BBC - BBC Internet Blog: A Christmas Present from the HD Channel!
- A way to calibrate your HD TV, but mostly for the links to Flickr pictures of HD-sized versions of the traditional BBC test card with girl and clown.
- Facebook | News Feed and Wall Privacy
- Opt out of having your photos appear in advertisements shown to your friends. YOUR PHOTOS APPEAR IN ADVERTISEMENTS SHOWN TO YOUR FRIENDS. ffs. (via Haddock)
- 100 Years of Design Manifestos -- Social Design Notes
- I wish there were more early twentieth century manifestos (there must be more, right?) but a good list otherwise. (via Kottke)
- Links for Wednesday 29 July 2009
- Cufón - fonts for the people
- A way to do pretty fonts nicely in web pages other than sIFR. (I haven't tried it.)
- Mattb's git and workflow Bookmarks on Delicious
- Links to examples of how people use Git. I still find it hard to get my head round this kind of stuff, and reading things like this helps.
- Developer Color Picker
- Quite handy, although I wish it gave the option to display the Color Values in CSS friendly hex too. (via Daring Fireball)
- Links for Thursday 30 July 2009
- IanVisits London Events Guide
- Fantastic guide of interesting things going on in London. I'd like an iCal file, but otherwise, handy stuff. (via Simon Willison)
- Spotify + sharemyplaylists.com = good
- I had exactly the same problem with Spotify -- unsure what to listen to. ShareMyPlaylists does seem like a good way in.
- Spotify playlist: Chart Hits 83
- I made a playlist of that K-Tel double cassette compilation I was banging on about a while back. A few omissions, but otherwise it's all there.