Links from July 2014
- Links for Wednesday 2 July 2014
- Freelance Jun14: How I paid my mortgage by chasing internet sites that stole my work - meeting report
- One photographers' experiences of successfully chasing down copyright infringers, online and off. (via @mildlydiverting)
- Links for Friday 4 July 2014
- "Bootstrap/386 is a Twitter bootstrap v2 theme to make webpages look like they are from the 1980s." Nicely done. (via Waxy)
- Russell Davies: it's the cardigan that makes it
- This is a good 23 minute watch -- Russell answering questions sent by students about advertising planning.
- Links for Sunday 6 July 2014
- Archeological Desk Based Assessment of 141-47 Whitecross Street (PDF)
- Interesting to see the what they need to assess before redeveloping even quite a small site like this, with information going back to Palaeolithic times.
- Links for Monday 7 July 2014
- This Internet Millionaire Has a New Deal For You - D Magazine
- Entertaining article about woot.com, which Amazon bought, then meh.com which woot's founder created next. All new to me. I like the event-ness and novelty. (via Metafilter)
- Links for Tuesday 8 July 2014
- One Cloth, Four Styles
- A nice poacher's pocket for reading material.
- Links for Thursday 10 July 2014
- A City of London report on potential options for improving Beech Street (PDF)
- The phrase "lipstick on a pig" springs to mind, because there's so little that's feasible. Making the road more pleasant, somehow, *and* improving access to the podium level, *and* getting rid of the yellow Exhibition Halls tunnel up there, would all be good.
- Making Tweedy's “Summer Noon” video (or how I went from designing apps to directing a music video) — Allison House
- A really nice description of making a simple animated music video in a week by someone who'd only just started getting to grips with computer animation. (via Waxy)
- Links for Friday 11 July 2014
- Met Police encourages Twitter pile-ons (with images, tweets) · anyabike · Storify
- Interesting, in an unpleasant way, to see how Twitter etiquette, and tone of voice, and the blurry lines between personal / professional Twitter accounts make this kind of thing get a bit horrible. (via @mildlydiverting)
- Links for Tuesday 15 July 2014
- AirPair | World's Best Software Experts
- I like this idea - screenshare and video call with an expert in a particular thing. Not cheap, but possibly cheaper than getting someone in for a whole day. Their d3.js guy has answered most of my Stack Overflow questions very well.
- How best to store local copies of third-party Django applications and python modules? : django
- I asked this on /r/django - anyone reading this have any thoughts?
- Links for Friday 18 July 2014
- Europe by train made easy | Loco2
- For future reference. (via @benhammersley)
- Links for Thursday 24 July 2014
- A chart showing the movement of people in London's Pub Standards community from one company to another. I was looking for this and couldn't find it and now it's here.
- Links for Monday 28 July 2014
- QuantumBlack Visual Analytics Limited
- "We're a creative data science agency." Dataviz type stuff. London.
- Links for Tuesday 29 July 2014
- The Case for Reparations - The Atlantic
- This was good. More about the case for having a discussion about the case for reparations. It was more affecting to me than, say, 'Twelve Years a Slave', which was too easily put in the "that's just history" or "one person's experience" buckets.
- A Brief History of Money - IEEE Spectrum
- Seemed like a good overview.
- Pre to postmortem: the inside story of the death of Palm and webOS | The Verge
- I love this kind of thing, looks at the success and/or failure of technology platforms and products from the inside.
- How Chipotle transformed itself by upending its approach to management – Quartz
- I don't know why I love articles about the management of restaurants, and restaurant chains, so much.
- The Disruption Machine - The New Yorker
- Taking apart Christensen's 'The Innovator's Dilemma' and everything that goes with it. Very good.
- Game of Thrones - The New Yorker
- About the design of aeroplane seats. Interesting. The firm it focuses on is on Worship Street on the Shoreditch/City borders.
- Links for Wednesday 30 July 2014
- Suck: Daily - Nothing for Nothing
- 1996, on giving away content for free.
- Links for Thursday 31 July 2014
- The American Room — The Message — Medium
- Paul Ford on the rooms in (American) straight-to-camera, self-filmed YouTube videos and much more, very good. (via Kottke)