Design-as-development for the new client, and lots of Pepys.
“A dubstep mix retelling Jeff Wayne’s musical version of war of the worlds, sampling the original narratives by Richard Burton, Phil Lynott and David Essex.” I keep wanting to hear Jeff Wayne’s music but this is very good. (via Meg)
Chad Dickerson on how to grow while maintaining a startup culture. Hire well, IRC, deploy very frequently, experiment, love engineers, external transparency, embrace failure. (via Waxy)
I generally dislike screencasts — seems like an inefficient way to deliver information about code — but this was pretty good.
Fascinating to read about the “tea party-isation” of the Republican party, with more reasonable office-holders running scared. Scary, but fascinating. (via Daring Fireball)
Those derelict shops/flats on Whitecross Street have been sold at auction.
@tomskitomski Y. a. y!
If I was to read only one high-signal, low-noise site/blog/whatever for NFL news, what would it be?
Aha... got a cycle hire bike without a jammed front wheel and it was much easier! Also remembered it wasn't a fixie and I could coast. SOLD!
Two men in a coffeeshop discuss the weirdness of the lack of privacy online, then proceed to have a loud row about their relationship.
First cycle-hire use: low geared, really tiring. Maybe I just need to slow down. It's still wonderful though.
@suegyford You are truly an Edinburgh local! :)
@spaceboy Have you only got rid of half the body!? What bad timing!
@mildlydiverting A Facebook "Like" button is one thing, but they also need a Facebook "This is PR gibberish" button. "Cool"? Idiots.