Links from August 2016
- Links for Monday 1 August 2016
- German for English Speakers | A free online resource
- Clear, helpful, simply laid out, no distractions. It's odd, and a shame, that such virtues feel "old fashioned" on the web.
- Links for Tuesday 2 August 2016
- "I've never had a goal"
- On the benefit of not setting yourself goals.
- 'Once you can handle the insults, you begin': inside Philippe Gaulier's clown school | Stage | The Guardian
- Lots of good nuggets about what it means to be on stage. And Gaulier's manner sounds very like that of a teacher I had years ago, who was great.
- Python developer articles - Django celery setup
- Some bits of this were useful. And start-to-finish, not too wordy, examples like this are nice.
- A basic Celery on Heroku guide
- This was also a nice write-up, with lots of handy tips, and barely out of date (a miracle, it seems).
- Links for Thursday 4 August 2016
- Dashboards and journalism: why we need to do better | Online Journalism Blog
- From 2015, a summary of some dashboard-type screens, mostly focused on the needs of journalists.
- Building with Make - Device Ready
- A nice introduction to using Make to build your JS files, run other tasks, etc. (via Tom Taylor)
- Links for Sunday 7 August 2016
- Who Are All These Trump Supporters? - The New Yorker
- A good read by George Saunders. "What unites these stories is what I came to think of as usurpation anxiety syndrome—the feeling that one is, or is about to be, scooped, overrun, or taken advantage of by some Other with questionable intentions."
- Links for Wednesday 10 August 2016
- Generating fantasy maps
- Links for Friday 12 August 2016
- There’s No App for That: Adventures in Conserving Old Tech · SFMOMA
- About the difficulties of starting up a mint iPhone 1 and exhibiting it as a working thing. And HyperCard. (via @antimega)
- Jared Leto's 'Suicide Squad' Performance Proves Hollywood Has Ruined Method Acting - The Atlantic
- More interesting than its title suggests. On the male Method actors who suggest you have to suffer for the role in order for it to feel like real work. And how differently female Method actors are treated.
- They Could Have Picked… (London Review of Books)
- Eliot Weinberger on all the Republican presidential candidates other than Trump. At this point it's become easy to forget that they were *all* nutjobs. Still, makes me thankful to live in the UK.
- Links for Monday 15 August 2016
- 39 ways to save on theatre tickets - London Undiscovered
- Surprisingly, a not terrible list, with some things I didn't know about.
- Marp - Markdown Presentation Writer
- Open source, multi-platform. Might be worth a look as I found Deckset frustrating and a bit limiting. (via Brett Terpstra)
- Links for Thursday 18 August 2016
- McMansions 101: What Makes a McMansion Bad...
- A nice summary of some architectural principles using McMansions as examples of how not to do it. The rest of the site's great too. (via Kottke)
- Links for Friday 19 August 2016
- Olympic Races, in Your Neighborhood - The New York Times
- Very nicely-done (couldn't be simpler) thing showing you how long and fast races are from your address. A bit like BERG's old How Big Really.
- Global/universal short-links for your Amazon content @ BookLinker
- I've often thought this would be a good idea, but hadn't looked to see who did it. (One URL for a book, which redirects user to their country's Amazon.) I find it odd Amazon doesn't do it. Or have a single international page for a book.
- Links for Sunday 21 August 2016
- Email transparency
- From 2013, with a 2014, update on how Stripe have (most) of their internal email visible by everyone internally. (Lots of Google Groups.)
- YouGov | The leadership effect - how leaders can shift perceptions of parties
- Because I like charts showing the left/right position of parties and politicians over time.
- Links for Monday 22 August 2016
- Lost & Found in Borough — Medium
- Ugh, the things people just throw out. Loads of 19th century plans, documents, etc thrown out by an estate agent on Borough High Street.
- Links for Tuesday 23 August 2016
- When Life Is A Product Hunt — Backchannel
- The technology enthusiast logs the URL of the insightful article into his archive in the belief this will either make the insights more memorable or, at least, make him appear more discerning to the other technology enthusiasts who see the URLs he archives.
- Links for Wednesday 31 August 2016