Links from August 2014
- Links for Monday 4 August 2014
- Exquisite Tweets from @nraford
- "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by PowerPoints, starving hysterical for content..." Noah Radford spent two hours recasting 'Howl' over Twitter. (originally collected by @debcha)
- Links for Sunday 10 August 2014
- Monty Don: Dirty dressing | Life and style | The Observer
- On the clothes he wears for gardening, from 2005. (via Put This On)
- Old Town Clothing - classic British workwear - Holt, Norfolk, England
- Someone suggested to Put This On that this is wear Monty Don gets his clothes from.
- Links for Monday 11 August 2014
- Git merge vs. rebase
- Some things to try and remember next time I'm working on a thing with others. (via Infovore)
- Links for Thursday 14 August 2014
- Tariff Notices - GOV.UK
- An amazing list of very specific things that HMRC have had to classify for import and export purposes. "fireside companion set", "article having a shape of a cylinder", "stress balls, spectacles, goggles and the like", etc.
- Links for Friday 15 August 2014
- Owen Hatherley reviews ‘Guide to the Architecture of London’ by Edward Jones and Christopher Woodward · LRB 21 August 2014
- I'm not sure this makes me want to read the book under review, but the review itself is a good read if you're into London and/or architecture.
- Links for Monday 18 August 2014
- Nextdoor | What is address verification?
- Nextdoor, private online networks for (US) neighbourhoods sounds interesting. Here's how they verify a new user's address. I like the postcard method.
- Links for Tuesday 26 August 2014
- Microaggression and Management — about work — Medium
- Some of the common things managers might do that reinforce inequality and hierarchy. (Not that I've experienced much of this, thankfully.)
- Links for Saturday 30 August 2014
- Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
- In Cambridge, UK, horizon scanning for high impact, low probability events. (via the Guardian)
- Dan Golding — The End of Gamers
- This change in gaming seems long and slow and so I'm just picking out this one article to save as an almost arbitrary, but appropriately titled, marker for when gaming, and gamers, changed, (via @GreatDismal)
- Turkey Goes Out of Control by Christopher de Bellaigue | The New York Review of Books
- I've vaguely followed news stories about Turkey but had somehow missed Gülen and his apparently vast, behind-the-scenes, apparently cult-like following.
- A Passage from Hong Kong by Maya Jasanoff | The New York Review of Books
- About shipping containers, the ships and a journey on one of the ships. A good read.
- The Real Harlem by Darryl Pinckney | The New York Review of Books
- On the changing faces of Harlem over the decades. Gentrification etc, how it's never a clear, simple phenomenon.
- Jared Spool's answer to What is the current market hourly rate (contract) for a great designer who can design (visual/ux/product) and develop award-winning user interfaces? - Quora
- "…you're looking for someone who is such an outlier in the industry that you'll pay whatever rate they demand." (via Stellar)
- Links for Sunday 31 August 2014
- Medium’s CSS is actually pretty f***ing good. — Medium
- On creating Medium's CSS style guide. Really good. I'd love to read more things like this. (via Tom Taylor)
- Barbican: A Unique Walled City Within The City | gail borthwick - Academia.edu (PDF)
- A dissertation (no idea what for) about the Barbican. Some good history and old plans, photos, etc.
- Barbican - Wall & Floor Tiles | Fired Earth
- A tile range named after the Barbican with styles named after local streets. Note: All Barbican flats must (officially) be carpeted.
- The Online Photographer: Finally, I Get To Say THANK YOU
- This brought happy tears to my eyes. A nice guy moving to a bigger house, with better office space, because he works hard on a good blog.