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  1. Monitoring and fixing 404 errors with Google Analytics

    The kind of simple, useful report that I always wonder why Analytics doesn’t include by default.

  2. Audio and Video Hardware Recomendations and Advice.

    Simple explanations and recommendations. Very nice. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  3. You Don’t Need WordPress: Create A Blog With Google Docs

    What it says, which is an interesting idea. (via Giles Turnbull)

  4. The Online Photographer: The Remarkable Persistence of 24x36

    Really good history of why “full frame” digital cameras have a sensor size of 24mm x 36mm, dimensions set in 1913.

  5. Design is part of the furniture | RIBAJ

    Lovely wooden factory for Vitsoe. (via @cityofsound)

  6. Working late, responsibly • dan.carley.co

    Good advice, given well. Although written for people in a team, the same goes for freelancers. (via Alice Bartlett)

  7. “is death for WEB sites as us” | One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

    “it just kills me that they took a wonderful, friendly community like Geocities and just smashed it to bits. Yahoo, you STINK!”

  8. Walkways in the sky: the return of London’s forgotten ‘pedways’ | Cities | The Guardian

    Oliver Wainwright on the City of London’s highwalks. Some nice old photos.

  9. Elizabeth Gilbert on Distinguishing Between Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, & Vocation - YouTube

    Good. Hands up who’s confused all four of those things and doesn’t know what they’re doing any more. (via Russell Davies)

  10. What I Think About When I Think About Buying Clothes

    Lovely post about wondering whether to buy a particular jacket.

  11. Planet parts: Global data streams

    “Near-realtime Earth observation resources” A good collection, for future reference.

  12. Notes on some artefacts | The Monthly

    “It is impossible to say whether this is a bot account, though, because conservatives appear to be modelling their online presences on bots.” Good stuff. Like pointing out how much stuff around now is Gibson-esque.

  13. The Online Photographer: Best Comment Ever

    “The endless upgrade cycle, the more and more laborious and tedious mastery of imaging software, the solid belief in technical improvement and control as a means to achieve success, all of this leads one further and further away from any possibility of making original or authentic work.”

  14. Berners Street hoax - Wikipedia

    What larks. (via Things Magazine)

  15. Setting up a horizon scanning system | Hinesight….for Foresight

    Andy Hines on setting one up for the US Forest Service.

  16. Crotch Shots Galore | by Joan Acocella | The New York Review of Books

    I don’t know much about the history of musicals or Bob Fosse and this was an interesting read.

  17. Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy

    Clay’s 2003 ETech talk about online communities is still a good read.

  18. General Magic: Oral History of the Influential Tech Company

    “Oral history” seems to mean “interviews broken into tiny snippets to give the impression of a conversation” but this excerpt of a book is still good. I remember that interface from an early Wired article.

  19. Making

    Detailed and fascinating look at the issues with trying to make the time HTML element work for dates hundreds or thousands of years old. (via:tominsam)

  20. American-on-American Action Abroad: Sorry For Travel Writing At You

    “Watching two British people run into one another in America is a wholly different type of delight, like watching two grifters trying to run the same scam in a small town instantly clock one another and freeze during a game of high-stakes poker.”

  21. How did you find your passion? - career work motivation | Ask MetaFilter

    A great answer (from 2008) that’s realistic and emphasises that you don’t need to (sometimes shouldn’t) turn your passion, if you even have one, into your career.

  22. Olympus PEN-F

    Purely because it’s a lovely review of a camera. Nicely written, detailed without being nerdy-in-a-bad-way, and open to a change of mind.

  23. BBC - Press Office - Studio fast facts

    2002 press release about the BBCi studio. (via @mattb)

  24. Bronson Pinchot Discusses All Things Audiobooks — Vulture

    Interesting on how he thinks about recording audiobooks.

  25. Joel Simon - Evolving Floorplans

    I really like this idea, and the results, as a first experiment with something. (via Kottke)

  26. that unsolvable lack

    Interesting background about celebrity PR,and thoughts on that profile of Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP (looked from this piece).