Links from May 2012
- Links for Friday 4 May 2012
- Jacqueline Rose · A Rumbling of Things Unknown: Marilyn Monroe · LRB 26 April 2012
- I know very little about Monroe but she sounds brilliant, sadness aside. This is a great, long article about how she was always reading and learning and trying to do things the right way.
- Life after Seinfeld | Television & radio | The Guardian
- Not really about life after Seinfeld at all, just a really nice appreciation of the show, including lots of sitcom writers saying how they copied its structure etc. It's still my happy place.
- A Profile of London by A.A. Gill - NYTimes.com
- "The natives may, occasionally, if backed against a wall, be rudimentarily helpful, but mostly they’ll ignore you with the huffing sighs of people in a hurry." "She furiously bellowed; 'Oh my God, is there no end to these improvements?'" (via Haddock)
- Links for Monday 7 May 2012
- Visiting NYC? Where to Eat in New York, The Best Restaurants And More | Serious Eats : New York
- Because one day I'll visit again. and this looks a food list. (via Kottke)
- Timeline of the far future - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Starts in 10,000 years time and goes on from there. (via Dan Hon)
- Links for Tuesday 8 May 2012
- White Negro for Mayor
- Adam Curtis on Normal Mailer and the rise of hipsters. "Today it is possible to argue that we have all become gay white negroes."
- Early Modern Texts - Philosophers and Philosophy Topics
- Lots of older philosophy works translated into more modern English to make them easier going today. (via The Online Photographer)
- The Online Photographer: Blog Note
- I keep hearing an ad at the cinema with a cover of 'Little Boxes' on it. No idea what it's for, but I enjoyed the Featured Comment from Ctein on this post, who lives in Daly City, which is where the song was about.
- Jenna Wortham: What I Read - Entertainment - The Atlantic Wire
- Having just had ten days off social media and blogs etc, this daily schedule of keeping up with tech news sounds exhausting. Really. (via Snarkmarket)
- The rise of bokeh photography
- The BBC's Paul Mason on using SLRs to shoot news footage, and the different kinds of video quality there are now (cf Charlie Brooker's recent article on news footage quality).
- The 21st-Century TV Shows That Get 21st-Century Tech Right - Technology - The Atlantic Wire
- Looks at a few US TV shows and the ways people in them use consumer technologies, rightly or wrongly.
- Links for Wednesday 9 May 2012
- An Interview With James Bridle of the New Aesthetic - The Huffington Post
- Brilliant: "a lot of people out there have basically gone 'the New Aesthetic is wrong' and it can be many things but it can't be wrong because I just made it up."
- Writing About Music is Like Dancing About Architecture | Quote Investigator
- Quite lengthy investigation of the elusive origins of that quote. (via @alanconnor)
- Links for Thursday 10 May 2012
- User Guide: Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5: Digital Photography Review
- For future reference. (One can dream.) But also, blimey, are cameras the most complicated and complexly configurable items of consumer electronics available today? With the most clumsy interfaces?
- LUV & HAT: Love and hate and hilarious disagreements • PINTEREST
- Pinterest? "...it’s just Tumblr. It’s just Tumblr in a grid. And Tumblr is already woeful enough. Look, there are already enough Instagrammed pictures of sad girls holding balloons on the internet." (via @benhammersley)
- The woman who lives in a shed: how London landlords are cashing in | Society | The Guardian
- Sometimes I fear we're going backwards.
- Links for Friday 11 May 2012
- TMA-1 - AIAIAI
- Nice looking closed-back headphones. Because you've never bought your final pair of headphones.
- Secret Underground
- "Smart ways around the tube system." I'll never remember these, but interesting and handy nonetheless. (via @antimega)
- Links for Sunday 13 May 2012
- Retirement Researcher Blog: The Shocking International Experience of the 4% Rule
- Historical number-crunching, looking at one of the universal rules-of-thumb of financial blogs. (via Monevator)
- Links for Monday 14 May 2012
- Why do web sites and software take so long to build? And why is it so hard? at Scott Porad
- "In the history of the world, is there one thing you can think of that has been hand-made, and on such a large scale as software, that was as complex?"
- Links for Tuesday 15 May 2012
- Essex Fingerposts - a set on Flickr
- Lovely set of familiar signposts. (via Paul Mison)
- google-map-marker-with-shadow.js — Gist
- "Here's how to add a coloured marker to a Google Map with a shadow in the right place." The marker's dynamically generated using the Google Charts API.
- The Sex Myth: How To Blog Anonymously (and how not to)
- Some good (but, as she says, far from exhaustive) and interesting tips on how to blog anonymously, by Brooke Magnanti / Belle du Jour. (via @tomcoates)
- Links for Wednesday 16 May 2012
- Roll Call. Say hello! (Pepys' Diary)
- This is the why. Well, one of the whys.
- Links for Thursday 17 May 2012
- Minicons: 1500 Vector Icons for Wireframes and Interface Design. The Web’s largest Vector Icons Library!
- Handy. (via @tomcoates)
- Links for Monday 21 May 2012
- Wysihtml5 - A better approach to rich text editing
- Looks nice. IE8+ (and other modernish browsers). (via @dotcode)
- Links for Thursday 24 May 2012
- Ice-blog » Blog Archive » Lords of Midnight – Video Footage
- 'Lords of Midnight' adapted for the iPad. Looks very nicely done.
- Links for Friday 25 May 2012
- Liking :: Mission Workshop Arkiv Field Pack
- Nice non-military modular backpack system.
- Links for Monday 28 May 2012
- Instagram as an island economy (11 Apr., 2012, at Interconnected)
- The same with Matt Webb's thoughts on Lanchester's piece. Belatedly adding it to my link memory.
- John Lanchester · Marx at 193 · LRB 5 April 2012
- Just realised I never Pinboarded this at the time, only wrote about it. For completion's sake.
- Ian Bogost - What should we do for a living?
- An interesting addition to that stuff about the value of Instagram etc coming from the activity of its users (or not): Do those users only have time for this activity because of the "leisure time bought by jobs in the non-Internet economy"?
- Links for Tuesday 29 May 2012
- Twitter / SeaContainers: The largest ever picture o
- 100m wide photo of the royal family on the south bank of the Thames. As Londonist put it, "reminiscent of Pyongyang leader worship." Horrific. Tag "jubilympics". (via Londonist)
- Cash in the attic: short-term home letting | Life and style | The Guardian
- Couple appear in national newspaper showing off their Barbican flat which they let out to strangers, against the terms of their lease. What fun.