Links from May 2010
- Links for Wednesday 12 May 2010
- Soyouneedatypeface.jpg 1983×1402 pixels
- Nice, and funny, typeface-choosing flowchart. (via Haddock a while back)
- Twitterature: When Moby Dick Became The Fail Whale « Black Clock
- I took part in an online chat thing about Twitter literature a while back, mainly because of @samuelpepys, but I also mentioned E4's Misfits.
- Bristol news | Video: Inside Bristol's biggest ever cannabis factory
- Video of inside a cannabis factory in a former NatWest bank right on Bristol's East Street. Impressive.
- Live blogging the general election | Media | The Guardian
- I think this was the most useful, interesting, to-the-point, immediate, high-signal, and simply best news media I've experienced in a long, long time. (via Simon Willison)
- Links for Friday 14 May 2010
- HTML5 Readiness
- Handy (HTML5/CSS3) diagram of which HTML5/CSS3 features are in which browsers. (Upshot: I can't use any of it yet for production sites.) (via Daring Fireball)
- LRB · Gareth Peirce · America’s Non-Compliance
- Good description of quite how scary America is in terms of lack of civil rights for those accused of crimes (never mind convicted), whether in America or not.
- ImageOptim – a PNG/JPEG/GIF optimizer for Mac OS X
- Good. To get my PNGs to be the same colour as CSS backgrounds in FF/IE I had to use the PNGCrush optimiser to remove gAMA, sRGB, ICCP and cHRM. Now you know.
- Warren Ellis » Want/Get/Do
- Nice and simple advice about getting a basic thread for a story from a rough idea.
- Links for Sunday 16 May 2010
- Flash Crash | Beyond The Beyond
- Sterling: "why do these microsecond-trading enterprises even exist? ... Even a casino would disallow this kind of techno-”innovation”. ... Enron was innovative. Enron was super-innovative."
- Ten rules for writing fiction | Books | guardian.co.uk
- Finally got round to reading this. Is good and interesting like everyone said in February.
- Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky
- I also finally finished this, and it was the least scary thing about version control systems I've ever read. Is there something as un-scary for git/github?
- Links for Monday 17 May 2010
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation - World on a Wire
- Three hour German TV science fiction film from 1973, which sounds great, re-released on DVD. (via an article in June 2010 'Sight & Sound')
- Why I Steal Movies… Even Ones I'm In - Peter Serafinowicz - Gizmodo
- Yes. Why do media companies make it so hard to watch/listen to/buy their stuff if they want to sell it? (via Waxy)
- The voices of liberty have triumphed and Britain is better for it | Henry Porter | Comment is free | The Observer
- I feel pleasantly confused about being relieved at the death of a Labour government and the repeal of some of their laws. (via Chrisdodo)
- Retro-futurist techno hyperstasis | Beyond The Beyond
- Bruce Sterling (again) annotating Simon Reynolds on the music of Now. Woof.
- Links for Friday 21 May 2010
- Help me help my friend in DC. | Ask MetaFilter
- Blimey. I'm all teary. Internet is good.
- TV drama: The Shield versus The Wire | Television & radio | The Guardian
- Chris Petit from 2008, for the bit on The Shield. "The Shield is reprobate, founded on moral ambiguity, driven by violence, lacking the core of good guys who police Homicide and The Wire ... [it] is more like science fiction in its prediction of anarchic alienation and breakdown."
- Links for Sunday 23 May 2010
- Burn - Home
- Really nice and easy Mac app for burning files to different kinds of disc. Also, free. (via Infovore)
- Buster Benson
- A nice data-rich "summary of now" homepage. (via @tomcoates)
- 750 Words
- Nice idea, from the afore-linked Buster Benson. Write 750 words a day, privately, online, to get your creative juices flowing.
- Links for Wednesday 26 May 2010
- iPhoto Export - The Possibilities (Google Translate)
- iPhoto to Aperture to Lightroom seems like the most promising way to move to Lightroom and keep your metadata. Can't believe it's this hard.
- YouTube - A Sunday afternoon at home, part 1 of 3 - Tony Hancock
- If you ever need to explain to someone what an English Sunday afternoon is like, play this. We listened to it a lot when I was little.
- House of Compliance « LRB blog
- Edward Pearce on the nonsense of the government consulting "The People" about everything. "The People are not stupid, but by and large, they are wonderfully under-informed. And as sure as hell, they are not very interested."
- What happened at the end of Flesh and Stone was sexual assault: Q&A « Reconcile
- About Doctor Who. Interesting. That scene did seem odd, if only because the show doesn't usually refer so directly to sex but, also, if the situation was reversed the unpleasantness would have been more obvious. (via Yoz)