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  1. the sun is going down and you’re getting cold - Garbage Day

    “Things that make sense on the internet, when spoken out loud, slip away from you as if you were trying to recall a dream.” So good, on social media and the US Capitol riot.

  2. Pluralistic: 13 Jan 2021 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

    How Cory generates the various versions of his daily posts, threads, etc. It isn’t a single, streamlined multi-platform CMS…

  3. ONS Basemaps Comparison

    Nice way to compare places in the UK on new and old maps.

  4. Everything You Need To Know About Getting Back Into Tumblr - Garbage Day

    I’ve been using Tumblr for years but in a way I’ve never really *used* Tumblr and this is a great guide.

  5. Alex Abramovich · Even When It’s a Big Fat Lie: ‘Country Music’ · LRB 8 October 2020

    Good, critical review of Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ and the rest.

  6. Andrew O’Hagan · I’m being a singer: Dandy Highwaymen · LRB 8 October 2020

    On the New Romantics. “It turns out that the inheritors of punk were not those little indie bands I loved … Male indie kids were completely conventional, scrubbed boys, who went to the same barbers as their fathers, supported the same football teams, and wore the same aftershave.”

  7. What’s your financial origin story? (Monevator)

    Scores of interesting comments from readers about how and when they began saving/investing in order to, hopefully, become financially independent.

  8. A Simplified Guide to Clothing Production – The Rosenrot | For The Love of Avant-Garde Fashion

    I do enjoy rough guides on how to start doing something, written from experience.

  9. A technical and privacy review of Cloudflare Web Analytics

    Interesting look at whether it’s good or not (via Dan in my comments)

  10. An Oral History of Dominic Cummings’s Barnard Castle Scandal

    “The Bishop of Manchester: I love the meme with the eye chart, where all the letters spell out Barnard Castle. That’s my favourite meme.” That meme was me me.

  11. Tasty Bits from the Technology Front: TBTF for 1998-05-11: Lizard lips

    Find me at hat tip lizard lips woo woo woo dot gyford dot com.

  12. Monochrome conversion of Sony mirrorless cameras

    I love this idea, replacing the sensor on a digital camera with a monochrome one. (via The Online Photographer)

  13. The Great Dispersion | No Mercy / No Malice

    On how working from home, and not going out as much, will prevent us from mixing with people who aren’t like us, and so decrease empathy.

  14. Shredder 1.1

    This old thing is still going.

  15. I Lived Through A Stupid Coup. America Is Having One Now | by Indi Samarajiva | indica | Nov, 2020 | Medium

    The next instalment after “I Lived Through Collapse…”. I’d welcome more articles comparing the US to the worst aspects of non-“Western” countries at normal times too.

  16. Mexican Cooking Crash Course | Mexican Please

    I hadn’t noticed this free course when using the site before, but looks good.

  17. Pavement’s “Harness Your Hopes” And Spotify’s Algorithm - Stereogum

    “‘Play Galaxie 500’ may really come to mean, ‘Play the song by Galaxie 500 that most resembles songs by others.’” (via Things Magazine)

  18. diamond geezer - Monday, November 16, 2020

    The Shepherdess Cafe is now the Shepherdess BBQ Cafe.

  19. James Lasdun · Bats on the Ceiling: The Gospel of St Karen · LRB 24 September 2020

    This was a good read about a con involving some ancient, supposedly biblical, papyrus.

  20. Collection | Instant Lettering Database

    Scans of Letraset sheets. Much nostalgia. (via Things Magazine)

  21. LifeSplat.com

    UK retirement calculator that looks different from the usual. Would be nice if some of the assumptions could be tweaked.

  22. Ian Penman · Vorsprung durch Techno · LRB 10 September 2020

    I’m always pleased to see an Ian Penman article in the LRB and I liked this ambivalent one about Kraftwerk.

  23. Flamethrowers and Fire Extinguishers – a review of “The Social Dilemma” – LibrarianShipwreck

    I haven’t watched the programme but I enjoyed this very critical review of it. (via Dan Hon)

  24. For Sale: Candleriggs, Lower Ufford, Suffolk | The Modern House

    No house is *perfect* but for me I think this comes as close as any I’ve seen. Dreamy.