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  1. Modernist Architecture: The Barbican Complex: Exploring London’s Radiant City

    Nice picture essay about the place. Helped that he had good weather!

  2. How is this speedrun possible? Super Mario Bros. World Record Explained - YouTube

    A better watch than I expected. Quite amazing. (via Kottke, a while back)

  3. Art — Detroit Photographic Company

    Nice photos by Roy Feldman. (via The Online Photographer)

  4. David Thorpe - YouTube

    Camera reviews (of Micro Four Thirds cameras) by a sensible-sounding British man, as opposed to an over-excited “Hi guys!” American describing cameras as “sexy puppies”. (via The Online Photographer)

  5. Smart kids eventually grow up | A Candle in Sunshine

    I don’t know you, how do you know me?! Although I wasn’t even that smart back then anyway. Still, good advice. (via FaveJet)

  6. jdrama relationship chart - Google Search

    I’d never heard of these before, but kind of fascinating. (Someone thought I’d be interested because of Crazy Walls.)

  7. Second Life: Rethinking Myself Through Exercise, Mindfulness, and Gratitude – MacStories

    Detailed and honest article about using the Apple Watch as an aid to getting mentally and physically healthier.

  8. No Home Like Place

    Fun. Photos from AirBnB listings. Furniture in each one are replaced with matching objects (e.g. a chair for a chair) in a different photo. Click to go to that. Better than it sounds. (via Brutalist Websites)

  9. Brutalist Websites

    A nice collection of websites that look a lot more interesting than most, to remind us that the interesting web isn’t dead. (I don’t like the term ‘brutalist’ for these, but still.) (via @gilest)

  10. The Eudora™ Email Client Source Code – Core+ – Medium

    Release of the source code and an all-too brief history of Eudora. (via Daring Fireball)

  11. The spectacular power of Big Lens | The long read | News | The Guardian

    On the Italian company that makes a large proportion of the world’s glasses frames merging with the French company that makes a large proportion of the world’s glasses lenses. Fascinating. (via @antimega)

  12. The cultural shift from not selling out to blowing up

    “…hip hop won and indie rock lost (culturally speaking) and as a result, blowing up has become preferable to not selling out.”

  13. Zno - next gen photobooks, Layflat Photo Books…

    Because I came across these a couple of weeks ago and then forgot the name, unsurprisingly. (via The Online Photographer)

  14. An Algorithmic Investigation of the Highfalutin ‘Poet Voice’ - Atlas Obscura

    Trying to nail down exactly what makes a Poet Voice. (via Buckslip)

  15. Bloomberg Opinion - Money Stuff

    Matt Levine’s weekdaily email is so good. US-focused business/finance, clearly written (some of it a bit over my head), a personality, some great lines, and lots of it.

  16. Travel on paper

    Lots of nice old transport and holiday posters for sale. (via Things Magazine)

  17. Local by Flywheel | Local WordPress development made simple

    Seems like a nice way to do this, but I’ll forget what it’s called within a day, so.

  18. The best of Python: a collection of my favorite articles from 2017 and 2018 (so far)

    Some useful stuff for me. But also, more generally, a great example of a useful collection of recent articles around one topic. Lovely. (via @simonw)

  19. How to work with Londoners: a guide for foreigners.

    Alex’s good matter-of-fact guide to the practical realities of getting started with making contacts and generating work.

  20. Does everyone appreciate how much attention to detail goes into Beyoncé’s work?

    I marvelled at the practicalities of her Coachella show, quite aside from the more obviously marvel-worthy aspects of it. Logistics. How do you do that?

  21. feedBase

    Dave Winer’s new site where you upload your RSS reader’s OPML file and see what other people subscribe to.

  22. The Annual Register - Wikipedia

    It “is a long-established reference work, written and published each year, which records and analyses the year’s major events, developments and trends throughout the world. It was first written in 1758…”

  23. Vadik Marmeladov

    Archived copy of his website, pre-LOT-2046, with his “Codes of Practice”. Mainly for the long-term thinking. (via Warren Ellis)

  24. Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear

    We talk about regulating the ethics of AIs but we can’t even do it for companies.