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  1. Dutch Cycling Lifestyle

    Every local newspaper will use this to generate hyperlocal rage bait, “An AI predicted what the High Street will look like when cars are banned”. (via Kottke)

  2. Energy makes time | everything changes

    Very nice but it does assume you know “whatever activity or habit leaves you more energized” that you’re not doing. (via Kottke)

  3. I was Russell Crowe’s stooge

    A good read, by Jack Marx, from 2006. (via Kottke)

  4. Closer to Johannes Vermeer - Rijksmuseum

    I’ve only watched the intro but seems like a really nice way to explore his paintings in detail, if you can handle Stephen Fry’s narration. (via Kottke)

  5. · Felix Krause

    Amazing example of lifelogging, including code and explanation. “… the main conclusion is that it is not worth building your own solution, and investing this much time.” (via Kottke)

  6. I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There. | by Indi Samarajiva | Sep, 2020 | GEN

    “If you’re waiting for a moment where you’re like ‘this is it’, I’m telling you, it never comes. Nobody comes on TV and says ‘things are officially bad’.” (via Kottke)

  7. How to Survive an Apocalypse and Keep Dreaming | The Nation

    Native Americans “are a postapocalyptic people”. (via Kottke)

  8. All Things Linguistic - Part I - What is a Weird Internet Career?

    Gretchen McCulloch on how she ended up with her weird portfolio career as an internet linguist. (via Kottke)

  9. Five Books | The best books on everything

    Experts recommend the five best books on different topics, sometimes very (too?) specific. Reminds me of that Septivium thing I started that never went anywhere. (via Kottke)

  10. The 1959 Project

    I’m liking this blog, one post per day, about some things from that day in the world of jazz in 1959. Nicely done (aside from the lack of any navigation). (via Kottke)

  11. Scott Reinhard Maps

    He “takes old geological survey maps and combines them with elevation data to produce these wonderful hybrid topographic maps” as Kottke describes it.

  12. Very Slow Movie Player – Bryan Boyer – Medium

    Not only is this a lovely object, but it’s a great write-up of the struggles of developing it. (via Kottke)

  13. Joel Simon - Evolving Floorplans

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

  14. 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)

  15. 52 things I learned in 2017 – Fluxx Studio Notes – Medium

    So many interesting things leading to more interesting things to read. (via Kottke)

  16. What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?

    About how to, or whether it’s possible to, enjoy the art of people like Roman Polanski and Woody Allen, and whether you have to be selfish, to be an “art monster”, in order to make great art. (via Kottke)

  17. How we make a game called Hidden Folks - Album on Imgur

    Really nice description of how parts of this game are put together, from graphics to translations. (via Kottke)

  18. Logobook - Discover the worlds finest logos, symbols and trademarks

    All the logos, in black and white. Very nice. (via Kottke)

  19. Ten Meter Tower - The New York Times

    “we found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter diving tower before, and had never jumped from that high.” And then filmed them trying to get up the courage. Riveting. (via Kottke)

  20. Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich - The New Yorker

    Grimly fascinating of course. At least there are a few people quoted suggesting that maybe spending money on making society less like to collapse might be a good idea instead. (via Kottke)

  21. Prince’s Closest Friends Share Their Best Prince Stories | GQ

    A good read. “He would have loved to see Finding Dory.” (via Kottke)

  22. Employee #1: Amazon · The Macro

    On building the first Amazon website. (via Kottke)

  23. McMansions 101: What Makes a McMansion Bad…

    A nice summary of some architectural principles using McMansions as examples of how not to do it. The rest of the site’s great too. (via Kottke)

  24. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: An Interactive Guide to Ambiguous Grammar.

    A nice step-by-step transformation of a sentence from active to passive voice (which I’m rubbish at identifying). (via Kottke)

  25. Histography - Timeline of History

    Nice explorable timeline of different categories of things pulled from Wikipedia. A few annoying interface things, inevitably, but fascinating. (via Kottke)

  26. 115 Ways to Scream ‘Status’ — The Cut

    Some of this is good - things which are high status in particular niches. And yet many of them will mean nothing to anyone outside the niche. (via Kottke)

  27. Apparently There Are 4 Kinds of Introversion — Science of Us

    I did the test at the bottom of this page a couple of weeks back and got 35-40% introverted on all four kinds. I’m not sure how that ranks in any way, so I’m not sure what the point was. (via Kottke)

  28. Previously, On Arrested Development : NPR

    Charting all the running gags over four seasons, including their foreshadowing events. So good. (via Kottke)

  29. David Chase on The Sopranos ending

    I love the detail about every shot and cut. (Linking to Kottke so you get a link to the scene itself too.)

  30. Archivematica: open-source digital preservation system

    “A web- and standards-based, open-source application which allows your institution to preserve long-term access to trustworthy, authentic and reliable digital content.” (via Kottke)

  31. ‘Yoga Pants are Ruining Women’ and Other Style Advice From Fran Lebowitz

    “I wish that real estate were cheaper and clothes were more expensive.” “Designers now, they all have these things called mood boards. I suppose they think a sense of discovery equals invention.” “If you walked around New York you would think there was a terrible mirror famine.” (via Kottke)

  32. The Truth About Your Smile | The Hairpin

    How to brush and care for your teeth. Because, like Kottke, what I know about brushing teeth is made up of very old facts. (via Kottke)

  33. Why Diners Are More Important Than Ever | Serious Eats

    Partly for the list of NY diners at the end, although the article’s good in itself. Lots of the points defining diners also sounded like British cafes (“caffs”, not cafés). (via Kottke)

  34. The Top 10 Essays Since 1950

    I’ve previously read 4 of 10, all of which were brilliant. (via Kottke)

  35. The American Room — The Message — Medium

    Paul Ford on the rooms in (American) straight-to-camera, self-filmed YouTube videos and much more, very good. (via Kottke)

  36. The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why

    Really good stuff explaining the many possible theories for why we haven’t heard from any alien races given the (potentially) very large number of intelligent civilisations in the galaxy. (via Kottke)

  37. I’m Just Now Realizing How Stupid We Are

    One thing learned from writing 3000 Motley Fool columns: “I’ve learned that short-term thinking is at the root of most of our problems, whether it’s in business, politics, investing, or work.” One for the futurists there. (via Kottke)

  38. Roger Angell: Life in the Nineties : The New Yorker

    Really lovely piece by 93-year-old Roger Angell about being 93. Have a read. (via Kottke)

  39. Rap Stats | Rap Genius

    I love hearing songs that mention Internet things when they’re still pretty new. A graph showing usage of social media brand names over time. (via Kottke)

  40. Jay Porter | Observations From A Tipless Restaurant, Part 1: Overview

    I didn’t bookmark this when I read it, but it keeps springing to mind. All parts are worth a read, on the nature of restaurant tipping, differences between good and bad waiters, the male patron / female waiter relationship, etc. (via Kottke)

  41. The Impossible Music of Black MIDI

    This is great stuff. I’d love to hear more music like this that’s played through something more substantial than MIDI instruments. I think. (via Kottke)

  42. xkcd: The Pace of Modern Life

    Quotes from 1871 to 1915 about the increasing pace of modern life. (via Kottke)

  43. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

    Old maps overlaid on their modern Google Maps. I want to add something like this, using a 17th-ish century map of London, to the Pepys site. Somehow. (via Kottke)

  44. Time travel on Behance

    I rather like these, the artist inserting herself taking a photo into old photos. (via Kottke)

  45. The Quiet Ones -

    On the Amtrak quiet carriage. I’ve almost given up on UK quiet carriages as they never are, and are therefore extra annoying. Also, the New York Times is apparently “regrettably” unable to print the word “assholes”?! (via Kottke)

  46. The Technium: Pain of the New

    I haven’t seen ‘The Hobbit’ and its HFR, but most of the complaints about the 48fps do, as Kevin Kelly says, sound like people preferring vinyl over digital music, black and white film over colour, etc. Anyway, a good description of why HFR currently looks odd. (via Kottke)

  47. The rapidly increasing ideology of the US Republican Party

    A chart showing the changing political positions of US political parties since 1789. I’d love to see something similar for the UK. (via Kottke)

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