Links from April 2015
- Links for Friday 3 April 2015
- Acrux² FL GTX Approach Shoe / Men's / Footwear / Shoes / Arc'teryx / Arc'teryx
- Possibly the first walking/"approach" shoe/boot that doesn't look hideous.
- The Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising » Nieman Journalism Lab
- Really good interview, on finishability, advertising, types of digital news models. (via Tom Taylor)
- Links for Monday 6 April 2015
- Chrome’s Console API: Greatest Hits
- Lots of things I didn't know you could do in the Google Chrome console. (via Brett Terpstra)
- Links for Tuesday 7 April 2015
- OpenDeviceLab.com - Locate, Contribute to and Sponsor an Open Device Lab (ODL)
- ODLs "establish shared community pools of internet connected devices for testing purposes of web and app developers."
- Links for Saturday 11 April 2015
- How We Use Trello for Product Design and Development
- Always nice to see real-world descriptions of how people use nice project management tools. (via Tom Taylor)
- How to unitize your portfolio
- Long and, inevitably, dull. But I'd wondered how to do this kind of thing.
- Links for Sunday 12 April 2015
- Luxury Harris Tweed slippers for Men at bedroom athletics
- I like these more than I expected. Maybe next winter… (via Grey Fox)
- I cannot make bricks without clay — The colors of paintings: Blue is the new orange
- Analysing the colours used in paintings over time, and wondering why blueish colours increased over the 20th century. (via Flowing Data)
- Links for Monday 13 April 2015
- Frances Stonor Saunders · Stuck on the Flypaper: The Hobsbawm File · LRB 9 April 2015
- Fascinating. For the spycraft, the jargon, the very quiet British hysteria over communism, MI5, the weird changing attitudes to the various factions before and after WWII, the BBC. Scarily bonkers.
- Links for Wednesday 15 April 2015
- Why the British Are Better at Satire — The Atlantic
- Comparing the U.S. and UK 'House of Cards' and 'Veep' versus 'The Thick of It'.
- James Meek · The Shock of the Pretty: Seventy Hours with Don Draper · LRB 9 April 2015
- Good on 'Mad Men'. A bunch of these criticisms are why I've failed to make it through the first season twice.
- Links for Friday 17 April 2015
- Archivematica: open-source digital preservation system
- "A web- and standards-based, open-source application which allows your institution to preserve long-term access to trustworthy, authentic and reliable digital content." (via Kottke)
- Links for Monday 20 April 2015
- Smallpdf.com - A Free Solution to all your PDF Problems
- That looks handy… Lots of converting into/out of PDF to other formats. (via @eliothill)
- MapTiler - map overlay, cut map tiles for Google Maps, GIS layers and mobile apps – MapTiler
- Hmm, maybe something like this will make it not-a-pain to overlay a historic London map on Google Maps for Pepys' Diary. If I can find a decent copyright-free one.
- Links for Friday 24 April 2015
- PLOS ONE: The Rise of Partisanship and Super-Cooperators in the U.S. House of Representatives
- For the couple of diagrams showing how the number of congresspeople voting cross-party has changed over time. I love attempts to visualise party political changes over time.
- Links for Sunday 26 April 2015
- Bootstrap Slack
- I'm enjoying @mdo's public Slack channel for Bootstrap. So much nicer than IRC.
- David Chase on The Sopranos ending
- I love the detail about every shot and cut. (Linking to Kottke so you get a link to the scene itself too.)
- “I find politics inaccessible”: User testing voter advice apps : Francis Irving
- Francis Irving tests out a load of "Who should I vote for?" websites.
- UK Election Quiz
- I Side With's quiz came out best in Francis Irving's roundup. I got 97% Labour, 94% Green. "Your political beliefs would be considered extremely Left-Wing and strongly Authoritarian".
- Links for Monday 27 April 2015
- Roots | Modern WordPress Development
- "Sage is a WordPress starter theme based on HTML5 Boilerplate, gulp, Bower, and Bootstrap" and "Bedrock is a modern WordPress stack that gets you started with the best development tools, practices, and project structure." Sounds good.
- James Meek · Why are you still here?: Who owns Grimsby? · LRB 23 April 2015
- A long, good piece from Grimsby on its history, its industries and its general election candidates. Lots of things relevant to the rest of the country too of course.
- Links for Wednesday 29 April 2015
- Dealing with SMS Spam from @PaddyPower ← Terence Eden's Blog
- An amazing chain of organisations selling on spuriously-opted-in details for SMS spam. Seems like there's effectively no way to stop it. (via @gwire)
- Coalition calculator - General Election 2015, FT.com
- Simple and clear. Nice. (via @AftertheFloodco)
- Scotch Box ♥ A Vagrant LAMP Stack That Just Works
- This is handy and nicely done.