Links from October 2015
- Links for Thursday 1 October 2015
- The Sun is wrong: speeding drivers are criminals | Comment is free | The Guardian
- Yes to all of this. If you drive and you're unable to keep below the speed limit you shouldn't be allowed on the road. (via @cityofsound)
- Links for Tuesday 6 October 2015
- NFL's British accent - SBNation.com
- On British fans of NFL football (as opposed to fans of British American football), and why they're not bothered about getting a London NFL franchise.
- Reverse engineering a wireless thermostat
- I don't understand this but I still loved reading it. Jolly clever.
- Links for Wednesday 7 October 2015
- Code highlighting for Keynote presentations
- Surprisingly painless and useful. Which isn't to say entirely painless, but less than expected.
- Who’s On First · Mapzen
- On making, basically, a database of places. You don't need to understand the technical details to get a sense of the huge difficulties in translating these odd human concepts into something more computery. From August 2015. (via @simonw)
- Extended Date Time Format (Library of Congress)
- Creating a spec for dates, including uncertain dates, approximate dates, unkown parts of dates, dates with years beyond (+/-)9999, seasons.
- Links for Friday 9 October 2015
- Histography - Timeline of History
- Nice explorable timeline of different categories of things pulled from Wikipedia. A few annoying interface things, inevitably, but fascinating. (via Kottke)
- Ask Culture and Guess Culture
- I've a feeling I've read something like this before, but it's still good. On why some people are comfortable asking for things they might not get, while others find this rude and awkward. (via Stellar)
- Links for Wednesday 28 October 2015
- Russell Davies: Electric Coast to Coast
- A lovely write-up and nice daily photos of his walk.