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2015-11-03 (Tuesday)


  1. Reading Right-to-Left |

    James Bridle on form. “I know people don’t read books like they used to, and they don’t think like they used to, but I struggle to care. … I’m feeling more sure of [the internet’s] cultural value and legacy, and more assertive about stating it.” Also, that reading a landscape right-to-left stuff.

  2. Rev Dan Catt - Building shutdownability, closing down Contributoria the nice way.

    A nice write-up of a nice way to shut down a website. Lovely to see people doing things this way.


    Very good. And even only recognising a handful of the comic artists copied, it’s great just as an example of how many different ways you can draw a black-and-white comic. (via @yoz)


  • philgyford’s avatar

    @brendanquinn Oh this is awful.
    Am I supposed to buy you a present or something? 🎁
    Flowers? 🌻
    Dinner? 🍽
    A nice pony? 🐎
    What a minefield!

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    Is there a new etiquette guide for the appropriate response to receiving hearts? I don’t want to embarrass myself.

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    @brendanquinn I’m not yet sure what the appropriate heart-receiving reaction is.

    Feel a bit awkward.

    Terribly kind of you old chap, ha ha!

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    The sound of “Change Twitter star icons to hearts” tickets being simultaneously added to issue trackers.

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    @iamdanw I’m ready.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @mildlydiverting (I think I’m just agreeing with you. You’re right. PS, haven’t seen you in ages! We should fix this, at least.)

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @mildlydiverting It’s so hard, and gets increasingly harder, to change direction. Financially, mentally, societally, etc.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @mildlydiverting Not just you. “Learn x, y and z as a kid/teen and that’s your life started!” seems problematic, no matter the subjects.

  • Liked tweets

  • sarahchurchwell’s avatar

    Dear @Twitter: you’re missing the point. Liking isn’t an improvement. What I need is a fucking bookmark. Or a searchable platform.

  • beng’s avatar

    "It's absurd to say we're banning clothes. The new law just requires clothes to be transparent," a home office spokesperson said.