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  1. Electric Flapjack Guitars

    I really enjoy Michael’s weeknotes about making electric guitars. I know nothing about making things like this but he explains the problems, thoughts and solutions clearly.

  2. Low cost index trackers that will save you money

    I’d forgotten this occasionally-updated post existed.

  3. Corporate anthems - YouTube

    Dave Green’s playlist of more than 70 of these awful things.

  4. Warren Ellis Production Ident Roger Strunk

    Nice write-up of designing a three second TV ident for Warren Ellis.

  5. A Good Vimrc

    Lots of good tips here I hadn’t seen before.

  6. Five Books | The best books on everything

    Experts recommend the five best books on different topics, sometimes very (too?) specific. Reminds me of that Septivium thing I started that never went anywhere. (via Kottke)

  7. Cathode | Secret Geometry

    “Cathode is a fully customizable terminal app with a look inspired by classic computers.” Looks both absurd and brilliant.

  8. The story of London’s tech scene, as told by those who built it | WIRED UK

    Or, a spotty history of some mostly venture-funded big digital businesses from only the past decade.

  9. Anna Shipman : JFDI - Finance for non-accountants

    Nice clear explanation of profit and loss, balance sheets, etc.

  10. Techwear – An Observation | The Rosenrot | For The Love of Avant-Garde Fashion

    On the history and current wearers of techwear. “A girl with an out of place chest rig and ill-fitting jacket is a fodder for thirsty boys.”

  11. What is a sustainable withdrawal rate for a world portfolio? | Monevator

    I’ve read many times that a 4% “safe withdrawal rate” is too optimistic, but not a simple breakdown like this of the adjustments to it that one should make.

  12. Post-post-collapse fiction? - scifi sf sciencefiction | Ask MetaFilter

    “fiction taking place after society has begun to rebuild itself” (via Things Magazine)

  13. Amy Bennett

    She makes dioramas of miniature landscapes and buildings and then does paintings from these still lives. (via Things Magazine)

  14. Adactio: Journal—Split

    Lots of good stuff about front end materials versus front end tools, the gate-keeping of making front-end stuff more computer-sciency, etc.

  15. ‘Be urself’: meet the teens creating a generation gap in music | Music | The Guardian

    I’m enjoying a lot of these. It pains me that I’m only hearing about new music via Guardian articles, but still. They had me at “sounds not unlike … Sarah Records”.

  16. The Trade Journal Cooperative

    “A niche trade journal delivered to your door, quarterly.” Sounds brilliant (if pricey), but US only. (via FaveJet)

  17. GeoCities Oral History #3. Jennifer Pursley | One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

    I love these. This interview is with the “ringmaster” of the Anti-Titanic Webring.

  18. Working With Loved Ones - Marius Masalar

    On working with your partner/friend. Includes a link to his partner’s post on the topic.

  19. What’s the Opposite of a Cellphone Photo? - The New York Times

    Lovely portraits in a park by Bruce Polin. (via The Online Photographer)

  20. The Best Value Restaurants in London

    So very varied. I’ve only been to one (Paul Rothe) which is probably the most traditionally English of the lot. (via FaveJet)

  21. Gazler/githug: Git your game on!

    “Githug is designed to give you a practical way of learning git. It has a series of levels, each requiring you to use git commands to arrive at a correct answer.”

  22. List of Physical Visualizations

    Loads of lovely historic visualisations made out of paper, wood, etc. (via @simonw)

  23. 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.

  24. 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)

  25. 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.

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

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

  27. 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.