Links from November 2011
- Links for Tuesday 1 November 2011
- FRSTEE the Twitter Snowman
- Our new fun product thing: customised, rapid-manufactured snowman decoration based on your own Twitter stats. (I made the site; my fault if it breaks.)
- Links for Friday 4 November 2011
- Google Answers: Trying to remember which Vonnegut book I'm thinking of
- "The Only Way to Have a Successful Revolution in Any Field of Human Activity" including the three kinds of people required, from 'Bluebeard'. (via @genmon)
- Links for Sunday 6 November 2011
- Made by Hand
- I like what the subjects of this series are doing but (and I may be overly cynical) these narrow-focused, American-sincerity videos are a hand-crafted inch from parody.
- Links for Monday 7 November 2011
- Spotify Instant
- Find-as-you-type search of Spotify. Tab, hit Return and the track plays in Spotify. Nice.
- Echofi - Better Spotify Radio
- Enter an artist name and it plays a stream of similar artists (chosen using Echo Nest) in Spotify.
- Liesen/spotify-api-server - GitHub
- "Implementation of parts of the Spotify playlist API. ... It's a web server that talks to Spotify using libspotify."
- phpBB • View topic - How to stop a user being sent emails?
- Because I'll forget where this is next time I need it. I'm amazed there's not a way to simply disable email-sending for a user whose email is bouncing.
- City property deals benefit a developer linked to lord mayor | UK news | The Guardian
- Could it be that the Corporation of London is going to finally get some of the investigation and poking the shady, undemocratic institution deserves? That "path of progress" euphemism is horrible in itself.
- Links for Tuesday 8 November 2011
- Links for Wednesday 9 November 2011
- Le Sibère Carnet de Christophe Courtois: affiche
- Amzing collections of film posters that look almost identical. It's almost laugh-out-loud how similar so many are. (via Daring Fireball)
- Links for Thursday 10 November 2011
- Collaborative Collection Lookmaps » Openwear
- I *think* this is interesting, but the website seems to go out of its way to show you the interesting stuff, so I'm still not sure. (via @tobybarnes)
- Delayed Gratification | The UK's Quarterly Almanac | Last to breaking news
- Sounds brilliant: "a quarterly publication from The Slow Journalism Company. Each issue distils three months of the UK’s political, cultural, scientific and sporting life into a witty magazine of record."
- Chamberlin, Powell and Bon Twentieth-Century Architects: Amazon.co.uk: Elain Harwood: Books
- Due out end of 2011, 160 pages, about the Barbican and Golden Lane Estate architects.
- Links for Friday 11 November 2011
- Sycorax: Bring Fictional Characters to Life on Twitter
- "Sycorax is a Twitter client, written in Python, that choreographs the online behavior of fictional characters." Very nice. Introduces slight randomness, characters interacting, etc. (via Infovore)
- Wstonesoxfordst · Storify
- The collected tweets of @wstonesoxfordst. 'The Bookshop of Babel' was quite fun.
- straup/parallel-flickr @ GitHub
- Wonderful. Aaron Straup Cope's project to allow a self-hosted mirror of your Flickr photos, with all their data, permissions and same-structure URLs. (via Waxy)
- Links for Saturday 12 November 2011
- IGNOBLE - Backpacks
- Those are some nice looking, slightly different, backpacks. (via Lineage of Influence)
- Links for Tuesday 15 November 2011
- The Dark Side of the Moon - The 8-bit Album : Various Artists : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
- I'm not a huge fan of Pink Floyd or 8-bit music, beyond novelty, but this was actually rather good stuff. (via Dandelion Radio)
- Homework and Jacuzzis as Dorms Move to McMansions in California - NYTimes.com
- Big, cul-de-sac houses in America rented cheap by students. These cut-off developments are ripe to become the same kind of dead-end ghettos as neglected estates and 60s high-rises. (via @GreatDismal)
- Links for Thursday 17 November 2011
- ThinkUp Archives and Analyzes Your Social Media Life | Smarterware
- This looks very good. So much more than just archiving your activity on services, which would be a good thing in itself.
- Links for Friday 18 November 2011
- Skeleton: Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development
- Looks like a nice bunch of CSS/JS, not that I ever get round to using these things. (via Mildlydiverting)
- Links for Saturday 19 November 2011
- 11 Sounds That Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard - Mental Floss
- Sounds of things that you no longer hear. I started making a list of these ages ago, but didn't even get this many. (via Kottke)
- Links for Sunday 20 November 2011
- Why I Feel Bad for the Pepper-Spraying Policeman, Lt. John Pike - Atlantic Mobile
- Tracing the increasing militarisation of the US police, and the use of what was once drastic force to stamp out any behaviour deemed slightly abnormal.
- Links for Monday 21 November 2011
- Bootstrap, from Twitter
- Twitter's CSS/HTML frameworky thing, which I keep forgetting about.
- Foundation: Rapid Prototyping and Building Framework from ZURB
- Lots of CSS goodies. Grid, forms, etc. (via @hamstand)
- Links for Wednesday 23 November 2011
- The Sewing Forum
- "A UK based international forum for crafty people".
- Links for Friday 25 November 2011
- Trademark Introduction for Indies < newretro.org
- Coincidentally timely brief guide to UK/EU trademarking. (via mildlydiverting)
- Freelance Rates Ascertaining Quotient, 2011 ~ @cole007
- A calculator based on the aforementioned survey, that suggests what rate you should maybe be charging. It suggest my rate is about OK.
- Freelance Rates Survey, 2011 | words from Cole Henley, @cole007
- Results from a smallish, self-selecting, but still worthwhile UK-based survey of the rates charged by web freelancers. (via mildlydiverting)
- Links for Tuesday 29 November 2011
- Print-Process / Artist - Melissa Price
- I imagine that if you did a lot of driving you might have some attachment to particular junctions. Even without that, I like these posters of junctions on the M1.
- Home | The British Newspaper Archive
- Looks very impressive - loads of scanned and searchable British newspapers from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. It costs to view the results though (from £6.95 for two days) so not for casual browsing.
- Watch a VC use my name to sell a con. | jwz
- "Instead of that, I recommend that you do what you love because you love doing it. If that means long hours, fantastic. If that means leaving the office by 6pm every day for your underwater basket-weaving class, also fantastic." (via @agpublic)
- Links for Wednesday 30 November 2011
- Holy Joan! | One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age
- A handful of GeoCities pages still exist at GeoCities.com... and the possibility that maybe this means all the rest exist, and are just blocked, rather than deleted.
- Git How-To: Remove Your Password from a Repository | David Verhasselt
- I'm so going to need to do this at some point. (via Cal)
- Designswarm thoughts » Blog Archive » FRSTEE: Making a business out of rapid prototyping
- Alex on the business of getting our FRSTEE Twitter snowman to market.