Links from July 2013
- Links for Tuesday 2 July 2013
- What's musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist will.i.am been up to recently? - Popjustice
- A fun look at the "co-curator" of the latest edition of 'Wired' (which to be fair, has often had less-than technologically-savvy cover stars). "This man is a lunatic." (via @beekernortham)
- Links for Thursday 4 July 2013
- Indietracks Compilation 2013 | Indietracks Festival
- Only £2 (or more) for 47 tracks of nice twee pop, with proceeds going to old trains.
- Links for Monday 8 July 2013
- Django 1.3 vs Rails 3: A not so final showdown - (think)
- A couple of years old, but a pretty good comparison (from a limited field).
- Lacuna Books
- Online tool for writing books and papers. Long content, footnotes etc, output to HTML and, for $10, EPUB and PDF. Looks good. (via Tom Taylor)
- Promises to make it easy to repurpose blogs etc, and output to Kindle, iBooks, App Store etc. Not properly launched yet, looks interesting. By Ben Brown et al.
- Links for Tuesday 9 July 2013
- RSS commission new research into public perceptions of statistics | RSSeNews
- The British public thinks it lives in Daily Mail fantasy horror world. (via @wonderlandblog)
- Links for Wednesday 10 July 2013
- Jack Nicholson+The Brunswick Centre=V. cool. From... | Modernist Estates
- A snippet from 'The Passenger' (1981), with Jack Nicholson walking through the Brunswick Centre.
- How to learn how to dance in a year
- I'm fascinated by people switching careers and/or learning new skills. Because so many people think it's too late, when it rarely is if you're persistent.
- Links for Thursday 11 July 2013
- Where is the Roger Ebert’s commissioning editor of games? - newsmary
- I'm always bemused by the game coverage in newspapers etc being relegated to a tiny corner (at best) when, for example, "alternative" music and "art house" films get prominent coverage, when both are less mainstream than popular games.
- Links for Friday 12 July 2013
- A thing I wrote for work about a thing I made at work to help make more things.
- Links for Sunday 14 July 2013
- William Joseph Exodus
- A really cool-looking front-and-back-pack in a I'd-never-actually-wear-one kind of way. Looks a bit Starship Troopers. (via Carryology)
- ‘Kitten kitten kitten kittens’, Medium & TED(x) and RSSing since 2003.
- I don't really understand Medium. Or, I don't understand why people write on/for it. I don't understand why it makes me uneasy and why I feel regret when someone writes there rather than their own blog. Rev Dan Catt has more thoughts.
- "Peter Thiel pulled an iPhone out of his jeans pocket and held it up. “I don’t consider this to be a..."
- For the thought exercise of comparing the "breakthroughness" and impact of the Apollo programme and the iPhone, and Paul's (for him) almost contrary (but not wrong) position.
- Evo 2013: your very, very vague guide
- Tom Armitage on the major fighting video game tournament. I'm fascinated by these things. Not enough that I watch them, but still. Worth knowing something about what goes on.
- Lead Poisoning: The Ignored Scandal by Helen Epstein | The New York Review of Books
- "America's failure to address the lead paint problem early on may well have cost the American population, on average, five IQ points." If you ever need another example of why government regulation of industries is necessary.
- Links for Monday 15 July 2013
- Antimeridian Cutting
- From that previous d3 examples talk, simply because moving your mouse over this map is extremely satisfying. Wheeeee…
- For Example
- A transcript of a talk Mike Bostock gave at Eyeo about good examples, using lots of good, live, examples of d3 diagrams, maps, etc. Really good. Also, made my iPad 1 completely restart… (via The Functional Art)
- Links for Tuesday 16 July 2013
- ‘Fuck that film’ « LRB blog
- A few interesting, and critical views on 'The East'. I found the film better than I feared, and enjoyed it, but I now find myself agreeing with most of the points here.
- Links for Wednesday 17 July 2013
- Breeze is closing on August 1, 2013
- Oh, that's a shame. Seemed a nice, simple implementation of group email lists from what I'd read.
- Links for Friday 19 July 2013
- Barbican - Urban Wandering – Film and the London Landscape
- Loads of interesting London-related films at the Barbican in September. Includes a new film about the pedways/highwalks! (via @antimega)
- Links for Saturday 20 July 2013
- Prince Charles Cinema - Slackers presents... Singles
- Nostalgic retromania events have definitely reached the early 90s. "Not only will we be presenting the film, but there will also be a selection of music videos with lyrics on the screen for you to sing along to before the film..."
- Links for Sunday 21 July 2013
- Just Another Day - Walton on the Naze - Part 1
- 1983 TV documentary about the Essex seaside town, directed by Adam Curtis. On the one hand, it's just how I remember it from those days, and on the other, 1983 looks really old.
- Links for Tuesday 23 July 2013
- 9 lazy portfolios for UK investors
- It's annoyingly rare to come across UK-specific guidelines for portfolios, so this up-to-date set of examples is handy.
- Sneak peek of Macaw - The code-savvy web design tool
- Actually looks quite good. Jump to the end to see the finished page in-browser, and the HTML and CSS. (via @jamesweiner)
- Image glitch experiment
- Links for Wednesday 24 July 2013
- Pepys Diary erasure project | Via Negativa
- Poems made from fragments of Samuel Pepys' diary entries.
- Links for Friday 26 July 2013
- Casting Call: Hollywood Needs More Women : NPR
- Something I've vaguely wondered about, researched and put in figures. If 17% of a group is women, then men think women make up 50%. And 33% women is perceived as being more than 50%. I wish there was a citation though... (via Paul Mison)
- Links for Saturday 27 July 2013
- East Anglian Film Archive: Basildon - Our Town, 1974
- Short documentary about the Essex Town. Lots of council-provided facilities. Things that now look a bit small, grey and grim. A lot of standardised typefaces. Great stuff. (via @mala)
- Links for Sunday 28 July 2013
- Sam Jacob Opinion column on modern protests
- On how vague so many protests are, and how they involve almost random signs, so long as they generate publicity. (via @cityofsound)
- Ruby app for automating offsite backups of a Heroku postgres database to Amazon S3. I was amazed that having set up the various parts the whole thing worked first time. Brilliant.
- Messenger bags, Canvas bags & Shoulder bags from Millican
- Some nice looking bags, backpacks, etc. Classic- rather than futuristic-looking, but modern rather than solely nostalgic. I reckon. Also, British. (via Carryology)
- Links for Tuesday 30 July 2013
- How We Build CMS-Free Websites | Development Seed
- On using Jekyll, GitHub Pages and Prose.io to make websites without a traditional CMS.