Links from September 2012
- Links for Monday 3 September 2012
- Neal Stephenson Responds With Wit and Humor - Slashdot
- I've only read the answer to question 2, but that's worth linking to alone. On the difference between two different worlds of writers. "The reason she'd never heard of me was because I was famous." (via @JamesBridle)
- Links for Wednesday 5 September 2012
- Exquisite Tweets from @pretendoffice, @rooreynolds
- This was a lot of fun. Saving for future reference. (Thanks @blech)
- Links for Thursday 6 September 2012
- Carbon Sailcloth Bi-Fold wallet - Folksy
- Alternative to the previous wallet, this one made in the UK. (via @timd)
- Wa-ben Cuben Fiber Wallet | Stick's Blog
- For future reference, for when my current 15-year-old Muji wallet gives up the ghost. (via @GreatDismal)
- Simon Frith - Post-punk Blues (PDF)
- Another article I don't think I've read, from 1983, also cited by Rebekka Kill.
- History is made at night: In Defence of Disco - Richard Dyer
- I somehow haven't read this 1979 essay. Cited by Rebekka Kill at Improving Reality.
- Surprise: Before Sunset follow-up wraps production in Greece
- Awesome happy-making news. (via @iamdanw)
- Links for Sunday 9 September 2012
- Tait Technologies: Moving Images at Olympic Stadium
- About the seat pixel things in the Olympic Stadium. Stunning, and they work so much better than I would have imagined. (via @knolleary)
- 1906 Earthquake Blended with Today | Shawn Clover
- Lovely merging of photos of San Francisco from 1906 and today. (via New Aesthetic)
- Links for Monday 10 September 2012
- 10 rules for students and teachers - Global - Imagination
- Good. By John Cage, posted in Merce Cunningham's studio. (via @matthewward)
- Links for Thursday 13 September 2012
- Apple's 1980s clothing catalogue in pictures - Telegraph
- I expect everyone has or will link to this, but I bet I'll want to look at it again at some point. Also, supports my idea that anything from, say, 15+ years ago that appears online looks *very* old.
- Links for Monday 17 September 2012
- On Developing with PhoneGap | These are maps
- A positive write-up of the experience. (via Migurski)
- The importance of not knowing: reflections of a designer tutor
- Matt Ward with a decade's worth of tips on teaching design. Very good. I miss Design.
- Will Wiles – On the New Aesthetic
- Long article and an interview with James. Good stuff. (via everyone)
- Links for Wednesday 19 September 2012
- Pallets: The single most important object in the global economy.
- A good overview. I love "popular logistics" writing. (via several people, ages ago)
- Links for Friday 21 September 2012
- Jonathan Meades: Architects are the last people who should shape our cities | Art and design | The Guardian
- In fine form. "It is the business of attempting to create places that defeats architects. Architects cannot devise analogues for what has developed over centuries, for generation upon generation of amendments. They cannot understand the appeal of untidiness and randomness, and even if they could they wouldn't know how to replicate it."
- The portable-infinite: David Markson interview
- From 1996. "The new book is not even a monologue. It's a semi-non-fiction, semi-fiction." "People still do [write fiction books], and good ones, but I don't know why. It's been done." (via Rodcorp)
- Ray Booty obituary | Sport | guardian.co.uk
- Sounds like a good chap. First cyclist to do 100 miles in under four hours (in 1956). Stayed an amateur. Had cold porridge in his drinks bottle
- Benjamin Hubert Studio
- Some interesting furniture and lights made with many different materials and processes, what Matt J told me about. Some nice prototypes, manufacturing and sketches if you click through to later images.
- Salary survey 2012
- A survey of "creative and marketing professionals" - basically all the roles in agencies, as far as I can tell. Both permanent and freelance.
- Teaching about the Future: Amazon.co.uk: Dr Peter C Bishop, Andy Hines: Books
- New, expensive, book from my old futures professor and an alumni who now also teaches at Houston.
- Links for Sunday 23 September 2012
- Shoe Cabinet | Shoe Cupboard | Shoe Storage Cabinet | Shoe Cabinets
- The eternal quest for shoe storage. Lots here although I suspect it's all a bit chipboard.
- Links for Monday 24 September 2012
- Bookslut | WE WILL CONVERT THE KING IF POSSIBLE: The Greatness of Little Magazines
- Really worth a read. "The Web, one would think, opens up all kinds of possibilities for imaginative typography or design a la BLAST, but adventurous publishing like that is rare. Why? The pageviews-for-cash, keywords-are-compulsory bottom line? Laziness? Dullness?" (via Magazine Modernisms)
- Modernist Journals Project
- "Our primary mission is to produce digital editions of culturally significant magazines from around the early 20th century and make them freely available to the public on our website." Fab.
- Links for Wednesday 26 September 2012
- Minced oaths in literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- "Why don't you ram it up your pim-hole, you fusking cloff prunker."
- Bash script to parse Apache log for a count of RSS subscribers and email it to you — Gist
- Nice little thing by Marco Arment (via Infovore)
- Off The Page – David Hepworth on magazines and beyond: InPublishing
- On how much has changed. "…you could supply the NME’s news editor with a piece of information secure in the knowledge that it would not escape into the wider world for the week it took to get through the production and publication process and actually appear on the page." (via @matlock)
- Links for Thursday 27 September 2012
- Chrome Web Store - Postman - REST Client
- No idea if there are other/better options, but this has been very useful for making POST requests etc.
- Learnable Programming
- Beautifully done and lovely essay on programming languages, programming environments and how programming should be taught. "Typing in the code to draw a static shape is not programming! It's merely a very cumbersome form of illustration." (via many tweets)
- Links for Friday 28 September 2012
- Tower of London
- The Tower of London's Facebook timeline goes back to 1066. (via Londonist)
- A List Apart: Articles: The Web Aesthetic
- Paul Robert Lloyd on designing for the web's constraints, not imitating other media.