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  1. A Simplified Guide to Clothing Production – The Rosenrot | For The Love of Avant-Garde Fashion

    I do enjoy rough guides on how to start doing something, written from experience.

  2. A technical and privacy review of Cloudflare Web Analytics

    Interesting look at whether it’s good or not (via Dan in my comments)

  3. An Oral History of Dominic Cummings’s Barnard Castle Scandal

    “The Bishop of Manchester: I love the meme with the eye chart, where all the letters spell out Barnard Castle. That’s my favourite meme.” That meme was me me.

  4. Tasty Bits from the Technology Front: TBTF for 1998-05-11: Lizard lips

    Find me at hat tip lizard lips woo woo woo dot gyford dot com.

  5. Monochrome conversion of Sony mirrorless cameras

    I love this idea, replacing the sensor on a digital camera with a monochrome one. (via The Online Photographer)

  6. The Great Dispersion | No Mercy / No Malice

    On how working from home, and not going out as much, will prevent us from mixing with people who aren’t like us, and so decrease empathy.

  7. Shredder 1.1

    This old thing is still going.

  8. I Lived Through A Stupid Coup. America Is Having One Now | by Indi Samarajiva | indica | Nov, 2020 | Medium

    The next instalment after “I Lived Through Collapse…”. I’d welcome more articles comparing the US to the worst aspects of non-“Western” countries at normal times too.

  9. Mexican Cooking Crash Course | Mexican Please

    I hadn’t noticed this free course when using the site before, but looks good.

  10. Pavement’s “Harness Your Hopes” And Spotify’s Algorithm - Stereogum

    “‘Play Galaxie 500’ may really come to mean, ‘Play the song by Galaxie 500 that most resembles songs by others.’” (via Things Magazine)

  11. diamond geezer - Monday, November 16, 2020

    The Shepherdess Cafe is now the Shepherdess BBQ Cafe.

  12. James Lasdun · Bats on the Ceiling: The Gospel of St Karen · LRB 24 September 2020

    This was a good read about a con involving some ancient, supposedly biblical, papyrus.

  13. Collection | Instant Lettering Database

    Scans of Letraset sheets. Much nostalgia. (via Things Magazine)

  14. LifeSplat.com

    UK retirement calculator that looks different from the usual. Would be nice if some of the assumptions could be tweaked.

  15. Ian Penman · Vorsprung durch Techno · LRB 10 September 2020

    I’m always pleased to see an Ian Penman article in the LRB and I liked this ambivalent one about Kraftwerk.

  16. Flamethrowers and Fire Extinguishers – a review of “The Social Dilemma” – LibrarianShipwreck

    I haven’t watched the programme but I enjoyed this very critical review of it. (via Dan Hon)

  17. For Sale: Candleriggs, Lower Ufford, Suffolk | The Modern House

    No house is *perfect* but for me I think this comes as close as any I’ve seen. Dreamy.

  18. Clockmaking: 2

    Venkatesh Rao’s lengthy description of making a pendulum clock from a laser-cut wood kit is interesting.

  19. A Django project blueprint to help you learn by doing

    A really nice walkthrough of thinking about, planning and making a Django website, for those who have done initial tutorials and now want to make their own things.

  20. I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There. | by Indi Samarajiva | Sep, 2020 | GEN

    “If you’re waiting for a moment where you’re like ‘this is it’, I’m telling you, it never comes. Nobody comes on TV and says ‘things are officially bad’.” (via Kottke)

  21. Welcome to Your Bland New World of Consumer Capitalism - Bloomberg

    Lots of great examples of similar copywriting, brand statements, company visions, etc that all want to be unique.

  22. FI Calc

    Not only an extremely nicely done retirement calculator but it also has a clearly-written guide.

  23. How to pick more beautiful colors for your data visualizations | Chartable

    I’m not very good at colours and this is nicely explained.