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  1. Patricia Lockwood · The Communal Mind: The Internet and Me · LRB 21 February 2019

    A lovely piece about what it’s like to be online, “in the portal”, these days.

  2. Rebrickable - Build with LEGO

    Enter what Lego sets you own and see what user-contributed models you an make from those parts. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  3. Objects in image are different than they appear | Ask MetaFilter

    Well-known songs, movies, etc whose meaning is something other than what most people assume on a casual listen, watch, etc.

  4. Sci-fi clothing for the real world? | Ask MetaFilter

    Not that I’d wear any/most of this, but some interesting things.

  5. Anna Shipman : JFDI

    As someone who can barely imagine having any job, I’m in awe of this rigorous approach to finding the right role.

  6. Join us on Discord | Craft CMS

    Interesting to see what projects do when they outgrow a free Slack.

  7. Spectre.css CSS Framework

    Looks nice. Some handy components that Bootstrap doesn’t have.

  8. About | Buttondown

    Really nice looking email newsletter service. (via Tom Taylor)

  9. Elderblog Unlimited - OO 3 Feb 19

    For the bit about “Elderblogging”.

  10. Elderblog Sutra: 1

    “Old blogs must choose: should they turn into elder blogs, or should they turn into late-style blogs? One does not preclude the other, but you must decide what you solve for.” (via Warren Ellis)

  11. An oral history of “Silicon” Roundabout | Forward Partners

    One that sounds familiar to me! Well, a lot of it does anyway. I’d still like to read one of these that starts earlier - it wasn’t a wasteland before 2008.

  12. Rate My Treads

    I love the effort and expense of these really specific consumer tests - which boots are grippiest on ice? (via Ask MetaFilter)

  13. Groups.io

    Email groups / lists. Probably nicer than Google Groups.

  14. 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)

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

  19. 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.

  20. Fathom Analytics

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

  21. You’re Doing Great! 👍

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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)

  24. 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.”

  25. 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.”

  26. 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.

  27. 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)

  28. 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.