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  1. cabal

    In-development decentralised Slack-type group chat. (via @mala@mastodon.social)

  2. Jerry Saltz: How to Be an Artist

    Better than your average list of tips like “How to be a writer”. Practical and inspiring. (via Antimega)

  3. How I track investment returns - Young FI Guy

    Impressive spreadsheet for tracking a portfolio. (via Monevator)

  4. 52 things I learned in 2018 – Fluxx Studio Notes – Medium

    Always a good list of interesting things. Some amazing, some depressing, some both. (via Favejet)

  5. Geo for Bootstrap, a Timeless Theme by Divshot

    A GeoCities-style Bootstrap theme. File under ideas I wish I’d had. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  6. A Business With No End - The New York Times

    Amazing, odd look at a network of strange online stores and real shops and a Christian university and Newsweek.

  7. School of the Alternative

    Previously Black Mountain School, started in 2016 on the site of the Black Mountain College.

  8. Back to School: Re-creating Black Mountain College - Art in America

    On the Black Mountain School (since renamed School of the Alternative) starting in 2016. Maybe sounds a bit… backward looking? Perhaps inevitably?

  9. How does someone build a rich, connected, creative life? | Ask MetaFilter

    Lots of good advice, better and more practical than the title and first sentence leaf me to hope.

  10. Eliot Weinberger · Ten Typical Days in Trump’s America · LRB 25 October 2018

    If you want to be thankful that our mess is only the size of Brexit, this might help? (Sorry America)

  11. James Meek · Brexit and Myths of Englishness: For England and St George · LRB 11 October 2018

    Good on stuff about Brexit, around the politics: beliefs, myths, personal hypocrisies.

  12. Robert’s Ultimate Guide to all 24 hours of Pharrell Williams’ Happy Video

    I admire such completionism, even if it’s not quite completed. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  13. @OskSta Bad North Tech

    I “liked” this “moment” but I’ve no idea where that’s recorded, so. Animated GIFs (sort of) of the mechanics of a 3D game under development. Fascinating. (via Infovore)

  14. The Status Page – MORNING, COMPUTER

    I like this idea and have probably liked similar ideas before.

  15. Simon Willison on Twitter

    “Anyone know of a web hosting provider where I can pay a lump sum of money to host a file at a reliable URL essentially forever? Is this even remotely feasible?” Lots of thoughts.

  16. DSHR’s Blog: Another endowed data service launches

    Analysing the costs for a different long-term archiving host (which later shut down). (via @simonw)

  17. Minimal Long-Term Storage Economic Model

    “A minimal model of the endowment needed to store one terabyte on disk ‘forever’…” (via @simonw)

  18. Optimizing Django Admin Paginator – Haki Benita – Medium

    Not only for this tip but for the other posts this links to. Lots of handy customisations for Django Admin. (via Simon Willison)

  19. Your Twitter Trend Analysis Is Not Deep, and It’s Probably Wrong

    I didn’t understand the thing where people on twitter 👏 write 👏 things 👏 like 👏 this. Now I guess I know where it comes from but still don’t know why most people who use it do so.

  20. I Miss Staging — Postlight — Digital product studio

    “We are six months old and we have more media platforms than we have employees.” Lots of good stuff about this stupid (my view) multi-platform world. (via Infovore)

  21. GeoCities Oral History. Interview #2 | One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age

    A nice interview with someone about the site they made on GeoCities in the 1990s.

  22. Tom Crewe reviews ‘How to Survive a Plague’ … · LRB 27 September 2018

    If you were too young, straight, insulated or ignorant to fully grasp what Aids meant and means, this is a long and sobering read.

  23. 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.

  24. Audio and Video Hardware Recomendations and Advice.

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

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

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

  26. 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.

  27. Design is part of the furniture | RIBAJ

    Lovely wooden factory for Vitsoe. (via @cityofsound)

  28. 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)

  29. “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!”

  30. 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.