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  1. White people with acoustic instruments covering rap songs | The Ethan Hein Blog

    Interesting thoughts, from 2018. e.g. I’d (stupidly) never noticed that it’s only white people who do covers of rap songs.

  2. Model Barbican : r/london

    “It’s not on display per se but if you go to the Barbican and ask to see the model room they’ll let you.” !!

  3. Barbican centre construction 1970s | Flickr

    91 colour photos! Beech street before it was covered! Cut-away below-podium views! Gardens without plants! Views across London from the towers! Donkey jackets! Brilliant.

  4. The Best Camera Slings in 2021 | Carryology

    Thinking about something like this for when I have more stuff than pockets but less than daypack. These all look a bit tech-lad though.

  5. Masks - Wintercroft

    Really nice pay-for patterns to make masks out of card. Animals, birds, skulls, Cthulhu, etc. (via

  6. 404PageFound – Active Vintage Websites, Old Webpages, and Web 1.0

    Lots of old sites that are still live. (via Web Curios)

  7. E.W.Dijkstra Archive: The strengths of the academic enterprise (EWD 1175)

    “The Buxton Index of an entity, i.e. person or organization, is defined as the length of the period, measured in years, over which the entity makes its plans.” (via FaveJet)

  8. Revolutions

    “A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions.” (via Ask MetaFilter)

  9. Why are hyperlinks blue?

    Some good digital archaeology. (via Adactio)

  10. Standard Notes | A Simple And Private Notes App

    Looks great. Free simple version, pay-for with lots of powerful extensions. (via @mala)

  11. SaaS Pegasus | The Django-Powered SaaS Boilerplate

    Looks like an interesting way to get up and running quickly with user management, Stripe subscriptions, teams, etc. USD295/site


    This looks great - a *fun* website builder. Some lovely stuff in the Curated Pages. (via

  13. Moviedromer - Full film list

    All the films that were shown as part of Moviedrome, with their original introductions. (via b3ta newsletter)

  14. 🖌️ Horton Hears a Whostyle

    Nice idea – if someone comments/replies on your site, you use their CSS to render their comment/reply in their site’s style. I think. (via

  15. Maya’s subscriptions

    Good blogroll. Also, view source: it’s an OPML file made pretty with XSL. (via Kicks Condor)

  16. How I setup and configure all of my websites | Go Make Things

    By Chris Ferdinandi. A dozen static sites on a Digital Ocean droplet.

  17. Mediocratopia: 10

    Venkatesh Rao: “Aptitude is the rate at which you level up, by changing the nature of the problem you’re solving (and therefore how you measure ‘improvement’).”

  18. No Caul For Them These Days - Vittles

    I enjoyed this article about, and recipe for, faggots. I used to like Brain’s Faggots as a kid.

  19. Young Directors’ Guide to Lighting

    A nice guide by Alex Forey to how theatre directors should work with lighting designers. (via Interconnected)

  20. VQGAN+CLIP (z+quantize method con augmentations, interfaz amigable).ipynb - Colaboratory

    Second time I’ve tried this AI image generator “notebook” and, with the aid of translation, it worked this time.

  21. employee is taking free snacks, Parks and Rec vs. The Office, and more — Ask a Manager

    For question 5, about whether Leslie Knope or Michael Scott would be the worse boss.

  22. Singing the Back Streets | by Andrew O’Hagan | The New York Review of Books

    I knew nothing about Nelson Algren and this was interesting and beautifully written.

  23. Charles Glass · Hush-Hush Boom-Boom: Spymasters · LRB 12 August 2021

    Interesting account of how the CIA was formed and quite how often it’s failed.

  24. Art Machine - Colaboratory

    The first one of these Google Notebook things for generating images from a prompt by an AI that I’ve got to work. (via the b3ta newsletter)

  25. EleutherAI - text generation testing UI

    Another GPT-J-6B text-generating tool.

  26. Text Synth

    Easy, working thing that generates further text from a prompt using the GPT-J 6B or GPT-2 language models.

  27. Snub TV (UK) - YouTube

    All the episodes of this 1989-91 show which I assume I watched, given I watched a lot of Def II. (via Web Curios)

  28. Housed | die Reihe

    “the chords from over 250 classic House tracks by 150+ artists”. Side A in random order, side B ordered from shortest to longest. (via The Wire)

  29. brilliant trees sessions . Berlin . 1983 on Vimeo

    Amazing to watch David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Holger Czukay, Jon Hassell, etc discussing and recording the beautiful and strange Brilliant Trees. 38 years ago!