Links from August 2013
- Links for Friday 2 August 2013
- What's the difference between r/creepshots and a national newspaper?
- I've become worryingly inured that the Mail, Sun etc are full of scantily clad young women, but why the Telegraph thinks this is news is beyond me. I'd say "the sooner the hypocritical newspapers die the better" but given, for example, the Mail's online success, that won't stop this.
- Bootstrap 2.x to 3.0 Migration Guide
- For moving Twitter Bootstrap sites to the new version. There doesn't seem to be anything like this in the official 3.0 docs. Yet, at least.
- Links for Sunday 4 August 2013
- John Lanchester · Are we having fun yet?: The Biggest Scandal of All · LRB 4 July 2013
- This and the second part are so worth a read. Banks are mind-boggling.
- Slavoj Žižek · Trouble in Paradise: The Global Protest · LRB 18 July 2013
- "To demand consistency at strategically selected points where the system cannot afford to be consistent is to put pressure on the entire system."
- Links for Saturday 10 August 2013
- Britain's largest diary eight times longer than 'War and Peace' - Telegraph
- 66 years, 21,000 pages, 33,000 photos, illustrations and cuttings.
- Links for Sunday 11 August 2013
- The Revelation Wallet | Barrett Alley - Handmade in USA
- Small, slim, handmade leather wallets. There must be British places that make things like this. (via Carryology)
- Let’s Be Ambitious, Adventurous and Unexpected: A Complaint About Digital Art and Entrepreneurialism
- "Doing stuff for free gets in the way of being entrepreneurial. Asking people for their time is no different to asking for their money: it’s either fun or charity or a bit of both, but it’s no different to subsidy."
- Links for Monday 12 August 2013
- Internet of Dreams - Time and Edges
- StreetView showing the same street both pre- and post- gentrification, giving a hint at its historical importance. Imagine being in the 22nd century and being able to use today's StreetView. (via New Aesthetic)
- Automate the Web - Zapier
- IFTTT alternative. More complex, more possibilities, costs money for more/faster responses, aimed a bit more at businesses than individuals. But, after a quick play, seems very nicely done.
- Links for Wednesday 14 August 2013
- This column will change your life: the guru who didn't believe in gurus | Life and style | The Guardian
- "â¦how problems arise: by mindingâ¦" This article has helped, I think.
- Jonathan Coe reviews ‘The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson’ edited by Harry Mount · LRB 18 July 2013
- Very good on the futility, even dangerousness, of political satire and dismissing politicians as corrupt buffoons.
- Loopy Ideas Are Fine, If You’re an Entrepreneur | Pedestrian Observations
- Good on the vagueness and unreliability of the Hyperloop plans, and also on America's willingness to unquestioningly think successful people can succeed at anything they fancy.
- The adventures of Jerry Cornelius at Derry and Tom’s famous roof gardens | The Library Time Machine
- (via @GreatDismal)
- Links for Tuesday 20 August 2013
- NSA-proof your e-mail in 2 hours | Sealed Abstract
- Interesting. I'm also increasingly fascinated by the breadth of knowledge about technical things. For example, this is a very hand-holding, step-by-step guide and yet it assumes "you kinda-sorta know how to configure a secure server." This is for a minuscule percentage of people.
- Links for Wednesday 21 August 2013
- Butterick’s Practical Typography
- Free online guide, which seems quite good, but... all that attention to detail and he makes it almost impossible to tell what's a link. Bloody Designer designers. (via Daring Fireball)
- Links for Thursday 22 August 2013
- A [Suggested] Moorcock Reading Order [Work in Progress] - Moorcock's Miscellany
- I wondered whether to re-read the Eternal Champion etc novels, then realised quite how many there are. But interesting to see the suggested order of the Dancers at / Legends from the End of Time stories.
- Links for Tuesday 27 August 2013
- ai/autoprefixer · GitHub
- "Parse CSS and add vendor prefixes to rules by Can I Use." Very clever and good but, like increasing numbers of things, also makes me go, "oh god, I wish CSS was simpler."
- Links for Saturday 31 August 2013
- John Bryce SWE RE - Along the Thames
- This was also at the Bankside Gallery. Tiny, slightly twee, but very nice. He doesn't seem to have a website, but Google images turns up a few others, many detailed London views.
- Six Snapshots of St Paul's - Anne Desmet
- Saw a single version of this Bankside Gallery today. Nice, tiny, detailed. A good not-touristy, vertical London landscape.