Links from April 2011
- Links for Friday 1 April 2011
- The Best Word Book Ever,1963 and 1991. - a set on Flickr
- Fascinating look at the changes in Richard Scarry's childrens' picture book. "Beautiful screaming lady" is a favourite 1963 phrase. (via Tom Taylor)
- Links for Saturday 2 April 2011
- The Online Photographer: The World's Best Photography Magazine Tries a Different Revenue Model
- For the bit about "vampire" publications, which rely on the journalism of others. eg, 'The Week'. I reckon, when/if increasing numbers of traditional publishers charge money, there will be more of these vampires -- well curated, re-written content, without original journalism, on a tiny budget.
- Links for Thursday 7 April 2011
- One Click Orgs
- "Set up a simple, effective legal structure and voting system which can: help your group open a bank account; help your group hold property; keep the whole team involved in day-to-day decisions." Very good. (via @frabcus via @benhammersley)
- Links for Friday 8 April 2011
- Cyclists in the City: Cycle Superhighway is scandalous. Carbon copy of killer bike lane coming to Vauxhall Bridge Road
- Given how superficially cycling seems approved of by those in power (superhighways, Boris bikes, Cameron cycling, etc) it's amazing how new road schemes are still often dangerous for cyclists, even when they sort of have cycle lanes etc.
- Links for Sunday 10 April 2011
- DataMapper ORM - User Guide
- There seem to be several past versions of this; I think this is the current one. Looks like just what I needed to fill the gaps in CodeIgniter that always left me frustrated with it.
- X100Photo | Street photography in the 21st century
- Quite enjoying this blog about street photography using the new (and barely available) Fuji X100. Super specific, nicely done so far. It's a step on from window-shopping.
- Links for Wednesday 13 April 2011
- [RS] Re-Sweet: @samuelpepys -
- Odd but nice: two guys who sing tweets have, at someone's request, sung one of @samuelpepys' tweets. (via @lili_bird)
- Ubuweb :: Dada Magazine
- I love early 20th century avant-garde magazines and all that. Here, PDFs of issues 1-3 of 'Dada', from 1917 and 1918. All in French but still, just *feels* exciting.
- Links for Friday 15 April 2011
- Lessons from 10 years of Pepys's diaries online - Boing Boing
- Oh, that's nice, Cory's blogged my Pepys talk on Boing Boing. Thanks Cory! (via @caxtonian)
- Post-War Buildings
- Don't think I've seen this before. A collection of photos, details and sometimes long descriptions of mostly London post-war modern buildings. Good. (Shame the photos are all Flash though.)
- London's Holy Wells
- Some interesting history about the location of wells in London, with photos and maps. eg, St Agnes Well was round the back of the Foundry on Old Street.
- Links for Saturday 16 April 2011
- LRB · Richard J. Evans · The Wonderfulness of Us
- I'm finding this discussion (the article and many letters below it) about how history should be taught in British schools interesting, although I've lost track of exactly who thinks what.
- Links for Sunday 17 April 2011
- State of Play by Mike Deri Smith - The Morning News
- On KidZania, the pretend-to-do-adult-jobs theme parks. The immediate leftist reaction is that this is an appalling, restrictive brainwashing of children by the corporate machine. On the other hand, I'd have *loved* this when I was a child.
- Links for Thursday 21 April 2011
- The Dan Plan
- Spending 10,000 hours (a la Gladwell) over six years to learn to golf from scratch, hoping to become a top professional. I often wonder how late in life you could still become expert at something new. (via Kottke)