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  1. Following

    Chris Aldrich’s (very long) blogroll. I like the idea of offering an OPML version of it.

  2. TT2020 | More Information

    Creating a more realistic typewriter font. But I don’t understand why the movies mentioned didn’t use a real typewriter. And don’t get me started on “handwriting” fonts. (via Michael Thai)

  3. Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here - Body of Work: Belle de Jour

    Looking back on everything. And cleaning. “Decades ago I had something they wanted: youth and sex. They had something I wanted: money and to be taken seriously. Only one end of that equation ever gets what it wants.” (via FaveJet)

  4. Why Generation X will save the web - Hi, I’m Heather Burns

    I enjoyed this, about millennials making government policy based on the internet *they* know. But it doesn’t answer the title’s “Why”, and the “under 30s” is no longer a definition of millennials. (via Adactio)

  5. The internet, after all, never forgets - Garbage Day

    “But when you create content on the internet, you have to imagine it being consumed in four dimensions, front to back, but also out of order, and also without whatever greater context it was created in.”

  6. Window Cleaning Forums | UK’s #1 Window Cleaners Forum

    I will never not be pleased to stumble across forums dedicated to very specific jobs.

  7. Mastdata Map

    Potentially useful UK mobile coverage maps (although it shows zero coverage for most services around us, when there is at least some).

  8. Explore georeferenced maps - Map images - National Library of Scotland

    A lot of old OS maps as tiled overlays on modern maps.

  9. La Paranoia -

    I hadn’t come across this entry before, about the place where my first website was hosted.

  10. Python in GitHub Actions

    More useful tips on getting all this working well.

  11. Switching to GitHub Actions - Random notes from mg

    Some handy practical tips for using GitHub Actions with Python projects.

  12. Cy Cordner | No Mercy / No Malice

    This is just a nice, quite heartwarming, story.

  13. Karan Mahajan on Twitter: “Some years ago, I was lucky to take a class…” / Twitter

    A 69 page PDF of writing quotes shared by Denis Johnson. I love the obviously copied-and-pasted fonts and formatting of this.

  14. Scaled Industries

    Detailed 3D printed squares of cities for sale. Very nice.

  15. Energy Flash: rave before rave

    Scroll down for the/a origin of raves at George Melly and Mick Mulligan’s West End Jazz Club.

  16. Running a Successful Membership / Subscription Program — by Craig Mod

    Another good update, after two years of running his program. I love this kind of “lessons learned / how to” thing.

  17. SmolCSS

    Very little snippets of very modern CSS doing a single thing. As I’m a long way from the cutting edge CSS wise, this is useful. By Stephanie Eckles. (via @simonw)

  18. A short essay on pricing pen plotter art

    An excellent, interesting and useful post from Rev Dan Catt on pricing your art (any kind of art really).

  19. Homebrew Python Is Not For You // Justin Mayer

    I think I’ve escaped this by using pyenv (and/with pipenv) but it’s such a mess. (via @simonw)

  20. Disqus, the dark commenting system

    If comments are important enough to to have on your site, host your own (not what this article concludes, but what I say).


    I like this idea, curating a topic-specific collection of material from the Internet Archive.

  22. Papercraft Models — Rocky Bergen

    For a rainy day. (via Things Magazine)

  23. Intaglio Printmaker | Intaglioprintmaker

    Online shop for tools and materials, based in SE1.

  24. the sun is going down and you’re getting cold - Garbage Day

    “Things that make sense on the internet, when spoken out loud, slip away from you as if you were trying to recall a dream.” So good, on social media and the US Capitol riot.