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  1. Groups.io

    Email groups / lists. Probably nicer than Google Groups.

  2. The 1959 Project

    I’m liking this blog, one post per day, about some things from that day in the world of jazz in 1959. Nicely done (aside from the lack of any navigation). (via Kottke)

  3. Scott Reinhard Maps

    He “takes old geological survey maps and combines them with elevation data to produce these wonderful hybrid topographic maps” as Kottke describes it.

  4. Portraits - Washington DC Photographer Stephen Voss

    I love some of these. A nice reminder that “portraits” don’t have to be headshots. (via The Online Photographer)

  5. The Online Photographer: Warren Buffet’s Principle (The Little Game, Part 3 of 3)

    I like this idea for focusing on a few interests, but I’m scared of trying it on all the interests I’m, er, not actually doing anyway. Hmm.

  6. OMDb API - The Open Movie Database

    It *still* narks me that IMDb was sold to Amazon, so it’s nice to see this. Last time I looked it was offline. (via Paul Robert Lloyd)

  7. It’s not like taxi apparently - pronounciation | Ask MetaFilter

    Fascinating and unintentionally amusing thread in which people with different accents attempt to descibe precisely how words are pronounced.

  8. Fathom Analytics

    Simple, basic analytics run by two guys. Self-hosted open-source, or pay-for. Looks nice.

  9. You’re Doing Great! 👍

    I like this idea of a semi-formal structure for a day with friends with a purpose. (via Favejet)

  10. The Barbican - ProBE - University of Westminster, London

    Download the case study PDFs for some great stuff about building the Barbican, M1, Sizewell, South Bank, and Stevenage. Includes labour conditions, disputes, interviews with workers etc.

  11. The oral history of the Hampsterdance: The twisted true story of one of the world’s first memes | CBC Arts

    I was looking up Hampsterdance two days ago but didn’t see this article. A bit bonkers. And nice GIF illustrations. (via b3ta newsletter)

  12. Bill Bailey has charm and punch in his fanciful new show ‘Earl of Whimsy’ | Beat Magazine

    “Highlight: Regaling us with snippets from the faux Twitter account of philosopher Samuel Pepys, culminating with him taking a dump in a chimney.”

  13. Rabbi Dweck sorry over ‘vulgarity’ of Samuel Pepys retweet | Jewish News

    “My intention was not to publicise immorality, G-d forbid. But rather to condemn it.”

  14. The SEC Isn’t OK With Spouses Who Eavesdrop - Bloomberg

    Of the several topics that recur in Matt Levine’s Money Stuff newsletter, the “what counts as insider trading” topic is always interesting and quite fun.

  15. Very Slow Movie Player – Bryan Boyer – Medium

    Not only is this a lovely object, but it’s a great write-up of the struggles of developing it. (via Kottke)

  16. Alice Spawls · On the Sofa: ‘Killing Eve’ · LRB 8 November 2018

    The show wasn’t perfect, but this is good on what was good about it.

  17. The Bigger, Badder 2019 Book Tracking Spreadsheet

    I can’t decide if this is more or less crazy than all the work I put in to writing my own (less detailed) reading-tracking code. (via Buckslip)

  18. Is London’s culture unaffordable? | Financial Times

    Mainly for the phrase, “the impressive-sounding Royal College of Art, which is impressive-sounding in much the same way as Royal Mail”. (via Favejet)

  19. Book: Living off Your Money, by M. McClung - Bogleheads.org

    I got through most of this long topic earlier in the year, and the book sounds good. But it’s time to close the tab.

  20. Siema - Lightweight and simple carousel with no dependencies

    One would never put a carousel on a website but if one did one would use this. It also links to a couple more complex ones. No dependencies.

  21. Stubby’s House of Christmas

    Music blog dedicated to Christmas music. (via Dandelion Radio)

  22. cabal

    In-development decentralised Slack-type group chat. (via @mala@mastodon.social)

  23. Jerry Saltz: How to Be an Artist

    Better than your average list of tips like “How to be a writer”. Practical and inspiring. (via Antimega)

  24. How I track investment returns - Young FI Guy

    Impressive spreadsheet for tracking a portfolio. (via Monevator)

  25. 52 things I learned in 2018 – Fluxx Studio Notes – Medium

    Always a good list of interesting things. Some amazing, some depressing, some both. (via Favejet)

  26. Geo for Bootstrap, a Timeless Theme by Divshot

    A GeoCities-style Bootstrap theme. File under ideas I wish I’d had. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  27. A Business With No End - The New York Times

    Amazing, odd look at a network of strange online stores and real shops and a Christian university and Newsweek.

  28. School of the Alternative

    Previously Black Mountain School, started in 2016 on the site of the Black Mountain College.

  29. Back to School: Re-creating Black Mountain College - Art in America

    On the Black Mountain School (since renamed School of the Alternative) starting in 2016. Maybe sounds a bit… backward looking? Perhaps inevitably?