Links from February 2012
- Links for Wednesday 1 February 2012
- Reveal: jQuery Modal Plugin from ZURB - ZURB Playground - ZURB.com
- Because I forget the name of this and it's a very nice, easy-to-set-up and restyle pop-up window plugin.
- Links for Friday 3 February 2012
- Adactio: Journal—Image-y nation
- One way to do responsive images on web pages for different-sized devices which is very reminiscent of the old LOWSRC images which I've been thinking about recently. (via Infovore)
- Links for Monday 6 February 2012
- Disqus/gargoyle - GitHub
- Adding feature switching to Django projects.
- Online Education
- Some interesting, free online courses from Stanford University. I may give the Model Thinking one a whirl. Starts this month. (via Monevator)
- Links for Wednesday 8 February 2012
- People Here Actually Show Their Livestock - The Morning News
- This is very simple but very lovely. There should be more of this. I'd like to read more unsensational, kind stories about what people around the UK are doing, for example. (via @gilest)
- Links for Friday 10 February 2012
- Vim anti-patterns | Arabesque
- More handy little vim tips to try and lodge in my brain. (via Infovore)
- Links for Saturday 11 February 2012
- Why French Parents Are Superior by Pamela Druckerman - WSJ.com
- This crazy "French method" of parenting... isn't it also known as "common sense"? if this is supposed to be eye-opening I now understand why so many small kids seem to do whatever they like. (via Kottke)
- Local councils have right to say their prayers, says Eric Pickles | Society | The Guardian
- Wow, I had no idea lots of councils have (Christian) prayers as part of their meetings. Nuts. it's like living in America.
- Links for Sunday 12 February 2012
- Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 211, William Gibson
- I finally got round to reading this interview. Good stuff.
- Standing Ovation Model
- A nice simple explanation.
- Threshold model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- For the references to Mark Granovetter's model. Again, can't find a good, simple explanation.
- Index of dissimilarity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- It's proving surprisingly difficult to find good, clear, illustrated summaries of these things.
- Schelling segregation applet
- Demonstration of the Schelling segregation model. (I am currently wading through a thicket of Java applets and it feels like the 1990s.)
- The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog)
- From last year, a great read about how ever more closely modelled versions of our social networks don't create as interesting a community as a simple forum (to drastically simplify the argument).
- Links for Monday 13 February 2012
- High Scalability - High Scalability - Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter
- Amazingly detailed description of how Tumblr scales. I don't understand half of this but it sounds exciting. (via @simonw)
- Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Taking apart a $4,625 Ralph Lauren coat. Fascinating, and I'd love to read more things like this.
- Open Mike: Grumpy's World
- I love this exchange. It's like dialogue from a play or movie that I would be enthusiastic about.
- Recliner Chairs | Scandinavian Comfort Chairs
- These don't look beautiful (scroll down for the varieties) but having tried one, they are very, very comfortable.
- A Case Against Using CoffeeScript ☃ Ryan Florence Online
- I've never used CoffeeScript, but I just enjoy reading nicely-written articles about code like this. (via Dotcode)
- Links for Tuesday 14 February 2012
- 'Militant secularisation' taking hold of British society, says Lady Warsi | World news | The Guardian
- When an absence of something -- a null-state, no religion, an appreciation of the world as it actually is -- is branded as "militant secularisation", you're being a little crazy. I wouldn't say you were a "religious extremist" but, well, you know.
- Trevor Kavanagh learns a hard lesson about human rights and due process « Richard Wilson's blog
- This is what I thought (only written much better) when I read about Trevor Kavanagh's whining about the arrests of Sun journalists this morning. Live by the sword... (via @matlock)
- Links for Thursday 16 February 2012
- Backbone.js Wine Cellar Tutorial — Part 1: Getting Started
- Adventures (in code) - Alastair Coote • I had no idea how to make custom maps, so I learnt by doing. You should too.
- Nice overview of how to get custom maps made with TileMill up and running. (via Infovore)
- Links for Sunday 19 February 2012
- Interpreting Black and White, Part I
- I really like the differences in how people treated the same black and white photo.
- Links for Tuesday 21 February 2012
- Maelstrom - Arion Games | RPGNow.com
- I never played a game of this RPG but I remember really liking the system. It seemed somehow more "realistic" than a lot of RPGs. Now available as a PDF for $10.
- Links for Friday 24 February 2012
- Don't Make Me Steal
- Very interesting. Some of the points annoy me (what is "cinema price"?, why on earth is "I can download nearly every movie ever made" a condition of not stealing one movie?) but interesting. (via @jamesbridle)
- Tumult Hype
- HTML5 authoring tool, for making animations, interactive thingummies, etc. $50. Hadn't seen it before, looks good for complex stuff. (via Daring Fireball)
- Links for Monday 27 February 2012
- The Node Beginner Book » A comprehensive Node.js tutorial
- A nice walk-through of basic Node.js stuff for a beginner like me.
- Links for Wednesday 29 February 2012
- jQuery Quicksand plugin
- Nice animated, automated sorting of HTML elements. Seems a bit odd internally - it uses or makes a copy of everything you're sorting, but the ultimate effect is nice.
- Brikis98/lilac - GitHub
- "This project shows an example of how to use node.js to: Share backbone.js models between server and client; Share dust templates between server and client; Split up rendering between server and client." (via LinkedIn Engineering)