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  1. Planet parts: Global data streams

    “Near-realtime Earth observation resources” A good collection, for future reference.

  2. Notes on some artefacts | The Monthly

    “It is impossible to say whether this is a bot account, though, because conservatives appear to be modelling their online presences on bots.” Good stuff. Like pointing out how much stuff around now is Gibson-esque.

  3. The Online Photographer: Best Comment Ever

    “The endless upgrade cycle, the more and more laborious and tedious mastery of imaging software, the solid belief in technical improvement and control as a means to achieve success, all of this leads one further and further away from any possibility of making original or authentic work.”

  4. Berners Street hoax - Wikipedia

    What larks. (via Things Magazine)

  5. Setting up a horizon scanning system | Hinesight….for Foresight

    Andy Hines on setting one up for the US Forest Service.

  6. Crotch Shots Galore | by Joan Acocella | The New York Review of Books

    I don’t know much about the history of musicals or Bob Fosse and this was an interesting read.

  7. Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy

    Clay’s 2003 ETech talk about online communities is still a good read.

  8. General Magic: Oral History of the Influential Tech Company

    “Oral history” seems to mean “interviews broken into tiny snippets to give the impression of a conversation” but this excerpt of a book is still good. I remember that interface from an early Wired article.

  9. Making

    Detailed and fascinating look at the issues with trying to make the time HTML element work for dates hundreds or thousands of years old. (via:tominsam)

  10. American-on-American Action Abroad: Sorry For Travel Writing At You

    “Watching two British people run into one another in America is a wholly different type of delight, like watching two grifters trying to run the same scam in a small town instantly clock one another and freeze during a game of high-stakes poker.”

  11. How did you find your passion? - career work motivation | Ask MetaFilter

    A great answer (from 2008) that’s realistic and emphasises that you don’t need to (sometimes shouldn’t) turn your passion, if you even have one, into your career.

  12. Olympus PEN-F

    Purely because it’s a lovely review of a camera. Nicely written, detailed without being nerdy-in-a-bad-way, and open to a change of mind.

  13. BBC - Press Office - Studio fast facts

    2002 press release about the BBCi studio. (via @mattb)

  14. Bronson Pinchot Discusses All Things Audiobooks — Vulture

    Interesting on how he thinks about recording audiobooks.

  15. Joel Simon - Evolving Floorplans

    I really like this idea, and the results, as a first experiment with something. (via Kottke)

  16. that unsolvable lack

    Interesting background about celebrity PR,and thoughts on that profile of Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP (looked from this piece).

  17. Stacking the Bricks: How the Blog Broke the Web

    I don’t agree with this - that the chronological format, and blogging software - somehow “broke” what was good about the early web, but it’s still interesting to consider.

  18. What Cracking Open a Sonos One Tells Us About the Sonos IPO

    Comparing the innards of a Sonos One with an Amazon Echo Plus. Surprisingly fascinating.

  19. Retirement Investing Today: Resignation in

    I’ve been reading RIT for a few years and, after One More Year or two, he’s retired. Good work.

  20. You don’t have to live in public

    Lots of good advice about working (as opposed to living) in public online.

  21. All Things Linguistic

    A blog about linguistics, by Gretchen McCulloch, focusing on the net and space and that kind of thing. Loads of fascinating posts. (via Ask MeFi)

  22. Blot

    “Blot is a blogging platform with no interface. It creates a special folder in your Dropbox and publishes files you put inside.” (via Warren Ellis)

  23. Vintage Home Plans

    A tumblr of artists’ impressions and floor plans for “20th century houses from around the world”.

  24. Retrobatch, from Flying Meat

    Really nice batch image processing tool for Mac. I love the visual workflows.