Links from March 2011
- Links for Tuesday 1 March 2011
- Doonesbury Strip - Oct 14, 2008
- "This *is* Rick Redfern, Post political reporter, right?" "Um... No. I write a blog now." "Oh... I'm so sorry, man. I didn't know."
- Snap Bird - search twitter's history
- Lets you search your Twitter friends' tweets, or a specific person's tweets (and more), further back than 10 days (unlike official Twitter search). (via Haddock)
- Links for Wednesday 2 March 2011
- Impostor syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- "Regardless of what level of success they may have achieved in their chosen field of work or study or what external proof they may have of their competence, those with the syndrome remain convinced internally they do not deserve the success they have achieved and are actually frauds." (via Haddock)
- Links for Thursday 3 March 2011
- AJAX with CSRF Protection in Codeigniter 2.0 | AYM Systems
- This was handy.
- Links for Saturday 5 March 2011
- How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth? - Population Reference Bureau
- The number of people alive today is something like, very vaguely, 6% of all those who ever lived. (via @GreatDismal)
- Making Money | Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of Inc.com
- Anecdotes about making money, knowing what customers want, practicing, etc. from 37 Signals chap. (via Kottke)
- LRB · Jeremy Harding · Where the Jihadis Are
- Interesting review of a book that interviews Muslim suicide bombers around the world, and those in the West trying to stop them (Congress, CIA, NATO, etc). Fascinating, but subscribers only.
- MemeTracker: tracking news phrases over the web
- This is the kind of thing I was trying to do for my futures thesis in 2000, only without the data, resources or know-how. (via @aleksk)
- ASCII by Jason Scott / Archive Team Yahoo Video Final Push (and a rousing speech)
- I sent Archive Team money to pay for 1TB of storage, so they can store more of Yahoo Video, which is being deleted by Yahoo! Every little helps, so maybe send a little? (via Waxy)
- Links for Monday 7 March 2011
- Street Traffic Accidents (Metropolis). (Hansard, 18 May 1914)
- "...can [the Home Secretary] see his way so to alter or relax the police regulations as to enable the more expeditious slaughter of animals meeting with serious accidents in the streets?"
- John C.H. Grabill's Photos of Western Frontier Life | Plog — World news photography, Photos — The Denver Post
- Lots of photos of late 19th century America, centered on the town of Deadwood. Some lovely images there. (via The Online Photographer)
- Links for Tuesday 8 March 2011
- Links for Wednesday 9 March 2011
- PHP mcrypt in Snow Leopard with Homebrew
- I'm increasingly finding descriptions of how to do this kind of vaguely impenetrable techy thing which Just Work. Lovely.
- Welcome to the Real Time Club
- "Founded in 1967, the Real Time Club is believed to be the world’s oldest IT dining Club." (via Haddock)
- 5.1 Reference Manual :: 126.96.36.199 mysql Tips | MySQL - Using the --safe-updates Option
- Stops you doing updates and deletes on the entire database, generally by accident. --i-am-a-dummy is a synonym. (via blech)
- Links for Monday 14 March 2011
- The Digital Beyond | Insight about your digital death and afterlife
- Stuff and things about what happens to your digital stuff after you die. Doing a panel at SXSW right *now*. (via @aleksk)
- PHP Encryption / Decryption Using the MCrypt Library (libmcrypt)
- This was super useful.
- Encrypting Passwords with PHP for Storage Using the RSA PBKDF2 Standard
- This was also useful. Yes, it's a thrilling day!
- Links for Wednesday 16 March 2011
- 1UP: The importance of platforms, and how we’re extending ours | Foursquare Blog
- Ooh, nice: Foursquare's Venue Project, to tie together IDs for different places (businesses, buildings, etc) on different sites and services. (via Booktwo)
- On archiving digital products - this is sippey.com
- Archiving things like websites is more than saving copies of pages. Digital things are like architecture, reliant on context, interaction, change. (via Booktwo)
- Subtraction.com: An Archive for Interaction Design
- Archiving digital design is difficult, like trying to archive a conversation.
- Links for Friday 18 March 2011
- Search Results mississippi records tape - Root Blog
- Various mix tapes by a Portland, Oregon record store, digitised and put online. (via Time & Materials)
- The Online Photographer: Open Mike: Jazz Starter Kit
- One jazz-lover's guide to getting into jazz, what things to listen to. (I like guides to a field by people who know something, even if it's impossible to be objective about it.)
- Scripto | Crowdsourcing Documentary Transcription
- "A light-weight, open source, tool that will allow users to contribute transcriptions to online documentary projects. The tool will include a versioning history and full set of editorial controls, so that project staff and [sic] manage public contributions."
- Use Django and jQuery to create a spreadsheet application
- That's a more interesting guide/demo than "how to make a weblog". (via Django Weekly)
- Links for Sunday 20 March 2011
- An attempt to create an interface for annotating a text. Baffled me entirely, but it's early days. (via @cshirky)
- Music.yoz.com - Because you really need to hear this track. Really.
- Yoz has started a music blog and it has nice music.
- Twitter / alex butterworth: For the next ten weeks I w ...
- "For the next ten weeks I will be tweeting the events of the Commune through the voices of the participants." Lovely idea, seems a bit hard to follow what's actually happening, or maybe I've missed the point.
- Links for Monday 21 March 2011
- Hauntological Futures | booktwo.org
- The first of seven posts, which I'm looking forward to. I often find myself agonising over related things: a nostalgia for past futures at the expense of... well, whatever I might otherwise think about the future.
- Tantramar: More and Moore
- I like this. Buying old iPod Shuffles on eBay, filling each with music by a single artist, and using them as single musical units. Music and player in one.
- Links for Tuesday 22 March 2011
- Performance Calendar » PNG that works
- Everything you need to know about PNGs on the web in one handy, well-explained page. (via Dotcode)
- Links for Thursday 24 March 2011
- Very nice-seeming Flash-based tool for creating mockups of UIs, userflows, etc.
- If You Tolerate Bis, Kenickie Will Be Next
- Another lovely twee-sounding club night in London. (via @revdancatt)
- Links for Sunday 27 March 2011
- Building a recommendation engine, foursquare style | Foursquare Engineering Blog
- Nice description of how Foursquare developed their tool for recommending places to you in Foursquare v3. (via Tom Taylor)
- Exquisite Tweets from @kaygeeuk, @Danny_Saxby, @m1ndy9876, @MissEllieMae, @ARRJAYKAY, @BenDylan, @kevmcveigh, @squashypigeon, @sliderulesyou, @oliverburkeman
- Highly edited (none of the retweets for a start) version of the "Sky reporters offered protestors £25 to throw bricks" rumour spreading on Twitter, curated by me.
- Potlatch: An open letter to the hipster
- Will Davies calling on hipsters to be more politically aware (to very crudely summarise). Reminds me a bit of Adam Curtis at The Story talking about how the stories we tell online ignore the political structure of the net. (via Tom Taylor)
- Ipswich man in Japanese Earthquake, in 1923 | Kindred Spirit
- My grandad's account of his amazing survival in the Yokohama earthquake in 1923 at the age of 21, including photos. (This little link seems far too brief for something like this.)
- Links for Monday 28 March 2011
- W. Brian Arthur vs Silicon Roundabout, ‘Start-Up Britain’ and other shake-and-bake approaches « Magical Nihilism
- Matt Jones on how you can't just conjure an area like Shoreditch out of thin air and tax incentives. These things -- locations, industries, technologies -- take time and long-term ideas.
- Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests | World news | guardian.co.uk
- This is nicer than my rash knee-jerk dislike of whizziness made me think. Works well as an overview and journey. There's a bit of a disconnect between country names and events, and I want to see more time at once, but nice and clear otherwise. (via Max Gadney)
- Links for Tuesday 29 March 2011
- Why “#StartUpBritain” is nothing more than a government backed link farm
- Good stuff about the embarrassing content-free coupon-fest that is Start Up Britain. (via @cityofsound)
- Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: Coudal - (37signals)
- Via Waxy who described it fine: "37signals profiles Coudal Partners, how they moved from client work to projects like Field Notes, Jewelboxing, and The Deck."
- Links for Thursday 31 March 2011
- GOODIES AND BADDIES
- Adam Curtis tells a good story, and he usually ends up making me think differently about things. This one's about armed humanitarian intervention.