Links from November 2012
- Links for Tuesday 6 November 2012
- Announcing the Snarkmarket Seminar
- I love this idea. Somewhere around a book group and a collaborative course.
- "Prototype iPhone apps with simple HTML, CSS and JS components." Seems really nice. Less extensive than something like jQuery Mobile, but looks nice and simple to get something up and running quickly.
- Links for Saturday 10 November 2012
- Dronestagram: The Drone’s-Eye View | booktwo.org
- James doing a brilliant thing. So good.
- I, Anna Trailer - YouTube
- Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne in a movie that seems largely set in the Barbican. Includes a scene in a lift with the blue "lift curtains" that are hung when someone's moving in or out, to protect the lift. A nice cosy/claustrophobic touch.
- Links for Sunday 11 November 2012
- Apple’s design problems aren’t skeuomorphic « counternotions
- A really good look at the more fundamental problems with iOS and OS X, how that compares with the old days when the Human Interface Guidelines were the law, and whether one person, Ive, can really keep on top of such a wide range of potential problems. (via Daring Fireball)
- The Magical Tech Behind Paper For iPad's Color-Mixing Perfection | Fast Company
- I do like this use of maths to make something "feel" right to users. (via Daring Fireball)
- "We started drive farming in November 2011. The reason was simple, the supply of the 3TB hard drives..."
- Backblaze's staff, friends and family buying hard drives in small numbers from many stores when the flooding in Thailand restricts supply. (via New Aesthetic)
- Links for Monday 19 November 2012
- Forum Software Timeline 1994 - 2012 | Forum Software Reviews
- Rock Family Trees for web software genres.
- Links for Tuesday 20 November 2012
- Typography and Type Design 101: Reading Lists
- A couple of typography reading lists, and more. Like I'll ever get round to that.
- My New York List - Journal - Howells.
- No immediate plans to visit NY, but after reading this handy list, I want some. (via @antimega)
- Napster, Udacity, and the Academy
- Clay on free online courses being to universities as file sharing was/is to the music industry. Even aside from that, worth it for making clear the variety and scale (ie, how tiny Ivy League is) of US higer education.
- Links for Wednesday 21 November 2012
- Leningrad Siege: Now and Then | English Russia
- Very simple, a blending of old and new photos, but very effective.
- Links for Sunday 25 November 2012
- A nice wrapper on top of D3. Looks very handy. (via @nickludlam)
- Links for Monday 26 November 2012
- On Shoreditch & informal innovation
- Alexandra on startup "hubs" and the changes in Shoreditch. Good stuff, if a bit depressing. I'd also like to read more about this with a longer perspective too. 2007 as a starting point is rather recent.
- Links for Tuesday 27 November 2012
- Subcompact Publishing — by Craig Mod
- I've only read a third of this so far but it's very good. There are so many opportunities for small publishing these days, while the old, slow big publishers struggle. (via @readmatter)
- Links for Wednesday 28 November 2012
- Scoop! The inside story of the news website that saved the BBC • The Register
- The story behind building the BBC News website, back in the day, some of it apparently accurate.
- Links for Friday 30 November 2012
- Carljm / django-lockdown / source / — Bitbucket
- I can't believe password-protecting Django sites is still such a pain, but this is the best solution I've found so far. The latest version isn't on PyPI though; had to pip install the most recent commit specifically.