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  1. Clair Wills · Life Pushed Aside: The Last Asylums · LRB 18 November 2021

    Very long and good history of a psychiatric hospital in the 20th century, outsider art, and the authors’ mother and grandparents who worked there. More interesting than I initially expected.

  2. Adam Tooze · Ecological Leninism: Drill, baby, drill · LRB 6 November 2021

    A second article on Andreas Malm in the same issue. Makes me think I should read ‘White Skin, Black Fuel’ and/or ‘How to Blow up a Pipeline’.

  3. James Butler · A Coal Mine for Every Wildfire: Where are the ecoterrorists? · LRB 6 November 2021

    On the climate crisis, Andreas Malm, direct action, “fossil fascism”, where we’re trying to get to, and how.

  4. Robert Elms + Christina Wilson (@high_in_the_sky_2021) • Instagram photos and videos

    Chronicling their (now finished) reconfiguring and rebuilding of a Barbican tower flat.

  5. Processed World

    Archive of a magazine created by temp workers in San Francisco’s financial district in the 1980s. (via Web Curios)

  6. My Inky Dashboard - Matthew Somerville

    I didn’t know you could get colour e-ink screens, and this project looks nice and do-able.

  7. Do the verdicts in the trial of the Colston 4 signal something wrong with our jury system? 10 things you should know – The Secret Barrister

    A really clear description of all the possible reasons the verdict could have been “not guilty”. (via FaveJet)

  8. London Cafes in The 1980s - Flashbak

    Lots of nice photos by Peter Marshall. (via FaveJet)

  9. Map Finder - with Outlines - National Library of Scotland

    I’m sure I’ve seen this before, but I always forget it. Browsable historical Ordnance Survey maps of the UK.

  10. Bench Mark Database

    Database of bench marks that were used by Ordnance Survey to position their levelling staves.

  11. hartator/wayback-machine-downloader: Download an entire website from the Wayback Machine.

    Ruby script. I can see this being useful one day. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  12. GlitchTip

    Open source alternative to Sentry’s error tracking. Host it yourself, or hosted plans starting from free.

  13. The Gloucester Road Story

    Nice. What business was in each location on the road (in Bristol) since 1870.

  14. The Safe Withdrawal Rate Series – A Guide for First-Time Readers – Early Retirement Now

    A 49-part (!) series of blog posts about safe withdrawal rates for retirement. (via Monevator)

  15. Muffy Van Moof’s Maiden Voyage — GS

    All the photos of ebikes in a sunny San Franciso gave me major yearnings for the place.

  16. Said the Gramophone: BEST SONGS OF 2021

    Never forget the true meaning of Christmas.

  17. Doppler Music Player for Mac and iOS

    I’m always on the verge of trying an alternative to Apple’s and this looks good. Maybe…

  18. Advent of Bloggers (Series) | James’ Coffee Blog

    A nice idea, because aside from links to specific posts, it’s rare for people to write about and recommend entire blogs. (via Adactio)

  19. New to EDC? Start Here. — Everyday Commentary

    Just a nice, pragmatic summary of the best torches, pens and knives.

  20. Modern CSS Reset / Global Styles

    This not only seems like a good modern version (which I could do with) but it’s extremely nicely explained. (via Adactio)

  21. “Democratic Architecture” — GS

    I like these small Donald MacDonald houses in San Francisco.

  22. Frinton Park Estate Mini Guide | Modernism in Metroland

    “The 48 page guide includes 37 colour images of the surviving houses, plus a history of the estate and a map.” (via Things Magazine)

  23. Brionvega

    Very nice re-makes of old hi-fi equipment. That 50th anniversary Totem system is only… €15,000! (via WowHaus)

  24. - Official Webshop

    Nice simple-looking coats (and other things). (via @flaneur)

  25. Catalog all your data on Disks, DVDs, and CDs with NeoFinder!

    Looks pretty impressive, for organising music, video, photos (Exif, IPTC, XMP data, and a map). For Mac, plus iOS apps for searching your database. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  26. Ye Olde Blogroll -

    “No one blogs any more,” they say. And yet…

  27. German resources - A language learners’ forum

    Lots of courses, exercises, exams, etc. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  28. German exercises - practice grammar online

    More of this. It helps me just to keep doing exercises but I soon exhaust any individual site. (vis Ask MetaFilter)