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  1. #158 The Case of the Missing Hit | Reply All

    That is a gripping story (from “Super Tech Support” onwards). I am thankful for transcripts too. (via FaveJet)

  2. A Text Renaissance

    For the “The Eighth Death of Blogging” section, half-way through, on the costs of a site being popular-ish, “a nightmare zone where monetization is janky and hard”.

  3. Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling | Magnum Learn

    $99 online video course, recommended by Craig Mod.

  4. Let’s Define CSS 4 · Issue #4770 · w3c/csswg-drafts

    Interesting discussion (an actual civil discussion, on the internet!). (via Adactio)

  5. It’s A Digital Disease!

    r/DataHoarder. This subreddit looks both interesting and enabling. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  6. Listen to your web pages

    “Copy this into the console of any web page that is interactive and doesn’t do hard reloads. You will hear your DOM changes as different pitches of audio.” Lovely. (via Cal Henderson)

  7. An app can be a home-cooked meal

    Robin Sloan. Comparing learning to code with learning to cook is a great metaphor. Seems so obvious now. (via Chris Heathcote)

  8. CapRover · Build your own PaaS in a few minutes!

    Looks simple. Docker based, mainly for use on DigitalOcean. (via /r/django)

  9. The Fence, Issue 2, The Diary of Samuel Pepys, iPhone Addict

    “This day by the grace of God it is six years that I have not read Mail Online, and I was never so happy as I am now. Up, betimes, and by tube to Westminster, greatly vexed that none had liked my tweet while I slept.” This is done well.

  10. Related subreddits based on your comments

    Makes a nice graph of subreddits related to the one you choose. (via:imperica)

  11. Bandsintown | Live Music, Concert Tickets & Tour Dates

    See what’s on in particular towns or cities. Not sure how it compares to Songkick, which I use via RSS. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  12. Darebee - Fitness On Your Terms.

    Ad- and promotion-free, user-supported collection of fitness programmes. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  13. Inclusive Components

    “Each post explores a common interface component and comes up with a better, more robust and accessible version of it.” (via @simonw)

  14. Criticism in the age of TikTok - YouTube

    I enjoyed this video essay about how young people use video, on TikTok etc., both for the content and the form. (via @mildlydiverting)

  15. My Must-Have Apps, 2019 Edition - MacStories

    There are so many “best apps” articles but Federico Viticci’s has lots I hadn’t heard of that sound interesting, and shows a lot of thought. (via Michael Tsai)

  16. Draw all roads in a city at once

    More beautiful and interesting than I expected. Also, it maps counties, towns, villages, etc.

  17. All – Tiny Helpers

    Loads of websites that each do one useful thing for web designers and developers. (via Waxy)

  18. Your own hosted blog, the easy, free, open way

    How to host a blog on GitHub Pages, doing all creating, writing, editing, uploading on the GitHub website. (via Simon Willison and Waxy)

  19. OpenStreetMap Haiku

    Very nice. Little poems using OSM data, the time of day and the current weather. Feels like just the start. (via Imperica)

  20. Vaughan Oliver’s Invitation to Decode

    ‘I’ve got clients who ask, “How can we have that now?” I say, “We don’t have that now. It builds with time; it also builds with the quality of the product.”’

  21. CHAMBER OF HORRORS – The King’s Shilling

    A collection of awful recruitment ads and similar.

  22. Running in 2019 - Simon Wilson

    A lovely post about running and being good to yourself. (via @benterrett)

  23. For tech-weary Midwest farmers, 40-year-old tractors now a hot commodity - StarTribune.com

    I reckon this is useful for analogies with technologies other than tractors. (via @slavin_fpo)

  24. What do you call the parts of a story? Or: why can’t journalists spell “lead”? · The Ethically-Trained Programmer

    More interesting than lede vs lead which, oddly, doesn’t even come up, except in a comment. (via Simon Willison)

  25. A short history of body copy sizes on the Web

    I would like more histories of specific features of web design over the decades. (via Adactio)

  26. The twenty tens: my lucky decade – Matt Edgar writes here

    If you’re looking for inspiration for how to think about your work/life over the next decade, this look back on Matt’s 2010s is lovely. (via @gilest)

  27. my favorite posts of the decade — Ask a Manager

    Lots of good stuff, both oh-my-god-amazing and very useful.

  28. Overload and isolation: the decade that warped popular culture | Culture | The Guardian

    Simon Reynolds. “Slowly but surely, streaming is killing the idea of a mainstream. … Occasionally, your streaming selection will coincide with large numbers of other people – the waning flickers of the monoculture drawing you all to the same spot.”