Links from May 2017
- Links for Thursday 4 May 2017
- Speculating Futures
- A reading list. "Speculating Futures looks at past speculative narratives, like those of Ursula K. Le Guin, and past attempts at creating technological utopia, like Chile's Cybersyn."
- Links for Saturday 6 May 2017
- Savings Rate - the four pot solution - 7 Circles
- An interesting spreadsheet for planning savings for retirement that I hadn't seen before. UK based.
- Links for Sunday 7 May 2017
- The versatile outerwear of The Workers Club
- I like the multi-layer coat here.
- Portfolio Charts - a picture is worth a thousand calculations
- Mainly saving this simply because, rarely for a personal finance site involving data and charts, it looks reasonably designed.
- Putting you in the picture: yes, you can earn a living on Instagram | Money | The Guardian
- After arguing about this: it annoys me a lot because I wanted the internet to give individuals the power of the media's reach so they could share their thoughts, passions, views, etc, and didn't realise they'd also ape the media's more dubious methods of making money by shilling for brands.
- #Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement - The New Yorker
- But that previous Guardian article is nothing compared to these people and their lives as brand and product pushers. Ugh.
- Fitness Isn't a Lifestyle Anymore. Sometimes It's a Cult | WIRED
- I didn't bookmark this when I read it but I've since mentioned it to 2 or 3 people, so. The November Project. (via @ph)
- Inside Superstar Machine, Which Ex-Members Say Is a Cult Preying on New York's Creative Women
- And I also didn't bookmark this, but it's weirdness keeps popping up occasionally.
- My Year in San Francisco's $2 Million Secret Society Startup - Motherboard
- And a third one from the "things I read in 2016 about weird cultish American groups and didn't bookmark at the time but have stuck with me" file.
- Links for Tuesday 9 May 2017
- Servers for Hackers by Chris Fidao [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]
- Every time I think about buying this I forget the name and have to hunt around next time I think of it.
- Links for Wednesday 10 May 2017
- Choose your own business adventure - Buckley Williams
- Transcript of Nat Buckley's talk about why you should quit your job and start your own company, which is very good.
- Links for Thursday 11 May 2017
- The genuine, timeless workwear style Vétra jackets 100% made in France - VETRA - e-Shop
- French workwear jackets. Hmm, maybe. (via Die, Workwear!)
- Introducing Stack Overflow Trends - Stack Overflow Blog
- Fascinating, particularly as the popularity of languages and frameworks over time is something one is vaguely aware of but never with much certainty. (via Daring Fireball)
- Links for Sunday 21 May 2017
- Accelerationism: how a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in | World news | The Guardian
- I'm ashamed to say that I was barely aware of much of this. How did that happen then? And until now? (via Buckslip)
- Links for Monday 29 May 2017
- When They Came from Another - World | by James Gleick | The New York Review of Books
- Good on the time-travelly aspects of the film and book.
- Tom Crewe - What will be left?: Labour's Prospects - LRB 18 May 2017
- Slightly out of date opinion poll-wise, but I liked this as a summary of where Labour is and how we, as a country, got here.
- James Wolcott reviews 'Making It' by Norman Podhoretz - LRB 18 May 2017
- A very fun, lively-written read, even though most of the people mentioned mean little to me. Reminded me of reading The Modern Review, how I enjoyed it without understanding so many of the references.