Links from June 2014
- Links for Tuesday 3 June 2014
- The Online Photographer: The Culture of Photography
- Both for the topic – about how the different kinds of photography are changing – but also as an example of a blog with routinely great (moderated) comments. It's also wonderful that Mike Johnston pulls out the best comments at the end of each post.
- My Life in the Bush of Ghosts: WATCH
- Photos from Eno and Byrne's 1981(?) recording session. (via The Online Photographer)
- Links for Sunday 15 June 2014
- After You’ve Gone by Thomas Nagel | The New York Review of Books
- On thinking about the world after we, as individuals, die. And the importance of "the collective afterlife", "the survival and continued renewal of humanity after our personal death". (Subscribers only)
- Rumsfeld’s War and Its Consequences Now by Mark Danner | The New York Review of Books
- This series of articles on Rumsfeld is a good read. But this, the first article, is the only one that's available to non-subscribers.
- Perry Anderson · The Italian Disaster · LRB 22 May 2014
- Not for most of the article, but for the first 7+ paragraphs outlining the, er, legal difficulties, of those in political power across Europe. We are terrible.
- Unlimited 4G Home Broadband in London | Relish
- Looks interesting. £20 per month for 4G broadband at home. So no need for a landline. People at the Barbican have been getting good speeds so far.
- Links for Thursday 19 June 2014
- The Icon Browser
- Loads of little icons collected from 1994 to 1996. (via One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age)
- Links for Friday 20 June 2014
- I’m Just Now Realizing How Stupid We Are
- One thing learned from writing 3000 Motley Fool columns: "I've learned that short-term thinking is at the root of most of our problems, whether it's in business, politics, investing, or work." One for the futurists there. (via Kottke)
- Isso – a commenting server similar to Disqus
- Open source, self-hosted commenting system. Lovely idea, although my heart sank at the thought of installing a python web application. I can't help thinking PHP would be more useful for people making otherwise-static web sites. (via Brett Terpstra)
- Links for Saturday 21 June 2014
- The 1950s Flying Saucer Conventions at an Underground Rock House | Messy Nessy Chic
- Lots of great photos from LIFE magazine, and a good story. Very 'Gods Without Men'. (via @GreatDismal)
- Links for Monday 23 June 2014
- The Fall of the Creative Class
- On how Richard Florida's creative class theory doesn't show causality. Worth reading Florida's and then Bures' follow-ups. (via @timoarnall)
- Links for Tuesday 24 June 2014
- Tiny Letters to the Web We Miss — The Message — Medium
- Joanne McNeil on the recent rise of email newsletters and how they compare to the old days of blogging. (via @warrenellis)
- Of course Aaron has made a handy (python command line) tool for making an RSS feed out of a Tiny Letter archive page.
- Links for Friday 27 June 2014
- The coolest culture hack of all is not hacking your culture » Boyes Club
- Good. "If you tell me you want to 'hack' your culture, what I hear is, 'I don’t know how to make the people working for me simultaneously more engaged and more productive, so I’m going to attempt to manipulate them in ways based entirely on my own misunderstanding of human behaviour and hope that gives me the results I’m looking for'." (via @tomstuart)
- The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why
- Really good stuff explaining the many possible theories for why we haven't heard from any alien races given the (potentially) very large number of intelligent civilisations in the galaxy. (via Kottke)
- Links for Saturday 28 June 2014
- Building a New Pants Wardrobe
- Pants as in trousers, of course. I don't plan to do any of this, but I like "building a wardrobe" articles.
- Building a capsule wardrobe: reader question
- Some suggestions for jackets and trousers for a more casual capsule wardrobe.
- Sewing by Alice - Dream fabric
- Fabric with the old Netscape broken image icon.
- Links for Monday 30 June 2014
- Epoch by Fastly
- Looks like a simple-to-use charting library, based on d3.js, with real-time charts.