Links from February 2010
- Links for Wednesday 3 February 2010
- LRB · Anne Enright · Diary
- I want a current affairs-only newspaper by the LRB full of articles written like this.
- Dial 01 for London
- Lovely. Isn't the internet fun sometimes. (via Crackunit)
- From Fish to Infinity - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
- The start of a series explaining maths to adults. Sounds good. There's a link to Steven Strogatz's own RSS feed at the bottom of the right column. (via Kottke)
- Links for Thursday 4 February 2010
- When Science & Poetry Were Friends - The New York Review of Books
- I liked this Freeman Dyson article from last year, recounting the scientific world of 1770-1830 and comparing it to today.
- LRB · Daniel Soar · Short Cuts
- An article from May 2009 about the @ sign, followed by some fascinating letters about what it's called in other countries.
- Byrnereese's mt-plugin-profiler at master - GitHub
- Hopefully useful Movable Type plugin for working out which bits of your templates are taking ages to rebuild.
- Melody: Community Powered Publishing
- An in-development open source CMS designed to be compatible with Movable Type. Not sure why, but maybe it's interesting...?
- Links for Friday 5 February 2010
- YouTube - Avatar Review (Part 1 of 2)
- From the guy who did that long Star Wars review. This is also wonderful. Intelligent, funny, silly. "I haven't rolled my eyes that much since that demonic possession."
- The Online Photographer: Old TIME, New TIME
- A nice comparison of two copies of Time magazine, from 1968 and today.
- Kind of odd "individual newspaper" that combines your choice of pages from some newspapers.
- Photos of my models
- Amazing photos... of *models*... keep watching until you see the little models to scale. (via The Online Photographer)
- Links for Friday 12 February 2010
- Know Before You Go: Tickets May Come at a Higher Price Than You Realize | Electronic Frontier Foundation
- If you buy a Burning Man ticket you assign copyright on any photos you take at the event to the organisers.
- Creative Review - The Atlas of the Real World
- Some fascinating maps of the world representing stuff about each country... oh, just look. (via Booktwo)
- Britain's "broken society": Through a glass darkly | The Economist
- Good article on how many things that you'd think would define "broken Britain" have been improving. Britain's better.
- Coriandr / lottielodge / Handmade socks, realistic price
- I love this kind of thing. I'd like to see how much your average mass-produced-in-China garment should cost if the workers were paid UK minimum wage.
- Links for Saturday 20 February 2010
- Revised Font Stack | A Way Back
- More thoughts on good CSS font stacks. (via Tom Taylor)
- Plupload - A tool for uploading files using Flash, Silverlight, Google Gears, HTML5 or Browserplus
- From the developers of TmyMCE. (via Simon Willison)
- Jilion - SublimeVideo
- That lovely HTML5 video player which I keep seeing and then forgetting the URL of.
- Free, ad-supported VPN. Software for Mac/Windows, and settings for iPhone.
- Links for Wednesday 24 February 2010
- Capital FM Logos, 1999-2009 | Blog - Gareth53.co.uk
- I didn't realise they'd been through so many logos so quickly (although the Sunny Day logo was, I'm sure, introduced before 1999).
- FreelanceSwitch Hourly Rate Calculator
- Helps you work out how much you need to charge to cover your expenses and desired profit. Although that doesn't necessarily bear much relation to the market. (via Haddock)
- The Wired Tablet App: A Video Demonstration | Epicenter | Wired.com
- Wired magazine's demo of their tablet version. We're going to end up with a different UI for every single magazine/publisher aren't we...? Oh dear. Also: "At the bottom we have ... the scrubber." Ha ha!
- MemoryMiner: Digital Storytelling for Macintosh & The Web
- "It lets you zero in on the stories depicted in your photos by linking them to each other based on people, places and time." Haven't tried it, unclear why I should.
- Links for Saturday 27 February 2010
- Free Audio Walks in London - Download free podcast episodes by Robert Wright on iTunes.
- I haven't tried these but could be good...
- Hidden - Apple Mac theft recovery for just $20
- Annoyingly lower-cased, but sounds good, and cheap. (via Preoccupations)
- LRB · August Kleinzahler · Diary
- I really liked this piece, in which Kleinzahler sells the home he grew up in, and his parents have lived in for decades.