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Bookmarks tagged with “via:kottke”

  1. A Complete Guide to Seinfeld’s Sneakers | Complex

    Not that Jerry’s style is one to be emulated, but top marks for obsession. (via Kottke)

  2. Generation PC, 1964-73 - Brainiac - The Boston Globe

    A guide to the names of different generations. Generation X etc. (via Kottke)

  3. The Dan Plan

    Spending 10,000 hours (a la Gladwell) over six years to learn to golf from scratch, hoping to become a top professional. I often wonder how late in life you could still become expert at something new. (via Kottke)

  4. Who Is Arcade Fire??!!?

    If I ever feel out of touch for not knowing who some young pop star is, I can feel comfort that people who know who young pop stars are often don’t know who Grammy-winning bands are. (via Kottke)

  5. Global Village Construction Set - Open Source Ecology

    Creating the fifty “tools/technologies for building post-scarcity, resilient communities” and open-sourcing the plans. (via Kottke)

  6. Is Mobile Affecting When We Read? « Read It Later Blog

    Interesting graphs of when ReadItLater users read stuff online, whether on desktop, iPhone or iPad. I definitely read less on my computer now I have an iPad. (via Kottke)

  7. Boardwalk Empire VFX Breakdowns of Season 1 on Vimeo

    I love watching these kinds of effects reels. It’s amazing what you see these days that’s so realistic you don’t really notice the effects. (via Kottke)

  8. The battle of Towton: Nasty, brutish and not that short | The Economist

    Fascinating account of a War of the Roses battle from an excavated mass grave. I didn’t know men of the time weren’t much shorter than the average today (people shrank in the Victorian era). (via Kottke)

  9. Isle of Tune

    Really lovely thing for making music out of cars driving round a pretty isometric road layout. Worth firing up Flash for. (via Kottke)

  10. Flickr: Elspeth and Evan’s stuff tagged with digitalcollage

    These are very interesting, although they don’t feel like they’re quite there. It’s almost a shame that they’re based on existing photos (and that a lot are naken women (ooh, Art!)). It feels like it’s close to something though. (via Kottke)

  11. Facebook News Feed Settings: Random or Not, Biggest Secrets Revealed - The Daily Beast

    Reverse engineering how Facebook’s Top News feed decides what to show you. (via Kottke)

  12. Core77 - The True Story of Automoblox

    From 2005, about the struggles to get a toy car product line manufactured in China. A good read. (via Kottke, a while ago)

  13. Human landscapes in SW Florida - The Big Picture - Boston.com

    Every single aerial photo is stunning, go look. Photos of housing developments, many undeveloped. I wouldn’t want to live in any of them. (via Kottke)

  14. A unified theory of New York biking | Analysis & Opinion |

    Yes, yes, yes. The same for London too. Cyclist vs car and cyclist vs pedestrian conflicts arise because cyclists act more like pedestrians (ignoring rules) than cars (which by and large obey rules). (via Kottke)

  15. Awkward Stock Photos

    Can’t. Stop. Looking. Just. One. More. Page… (via Kottke)

  16. This column will change your life: Are you an Asker or a Guesser? | Life and style | The Guardian

    Yes, Askers vs Guessers. I’m such a Guesser. See also the Metafilter post linked to here. (via Kottke)

  17. Caring for Your Introvert - Magazine - The Atlantic

    Fantastic article about what introverts are like. Hello. “We tend to think before talking, whereas extroverts tend to think *by* talking.” (via Kottke)

  18. MoMA | @ at MoMA

    A bit weird, but some nice history of the @ sign. (via Kottke)

  19. From Fish to Infinity - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com

    The start of a series explaining maths to adults. Sounds good. There’s a link to Steven Strogatz’s own RSS feed at the bottom of the right column. (via Kottke)

  20. NGM Blog Central - The Cost of Care - National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

    Nice infographic. Not understandable in a very quick glance but it shows a lot of info after a couple of seconds. Also, the UK looks nicely average. (via Kottke)

  21. YouTube - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Review (Part 1 of 7)

    Wonderful. Not only a really interesting and thoughtful (and critical) look at the film, but also very funny and by a fictional character. Set aside 70 minutes and watch… (via Kottke)

  22. Detainee 063

    Real-time account of the interrogation of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, seven years on, Pepys’ Diary style. (via Kottke)

  23. Reocities , rising from the ashes - RIP Geocities…

    Wonderful - one guy raced to copy all of GeoCities. Worth reading ‘Making of’. He should win medals, awards, certificates, etc. (via Kottke)

  24. Hiddenloop’s paging_keys_js at master - GitHub

    Could be handy - javascript for doing the j/k up/down navigation thing through a page. (via Kottke)

  25. 100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words - Ars Technica

    How companies have complained that new technologies will destroy content industries over the past century. Like when home taping killed music. Wasn’t that terrible. (via Kottke)

  26. It’s double art history with Mr Tate | Will Gompertz - Times Online

    I really like the three paragraph summary of art history (from the word “jottings”). (via Kottke)

  27. Hilobrow | Middlebrow is not the solution

    (Re)Naming the generations from 1844 onwards. I’m fascinated by these kinds of divisions and identifications. (via Kottke)

  28. Netflix - Reference Guide on our Freedom & Responsibility Culture

    Interesting readable presentation about Netflix’s culture. Although I haven’t worked in a company for years, I’m fascinated by this kind of thing. (via Kottke)

  29. 100 Years of Design Manifestos — Social Design Notes

    I wish there were more early twentieth century manifestos (there must be more, right?) but a good list otherwise. (via Kottke)

  30. New York Review of Ideas

    Looks like rather a nice new online journal thing, marred only by having its articles split over several pages. Maddening. (via Kottke)

  31. New Liberal Arts // Snarkmarket & Revelator Press

    A free PDF book on many interesting-sounding topics. No idea what the quality’s like, but it’s another PDF to never quite get round to reading. (via Kottke)

  32. Emptyage : Are You Going to San Francisco

    How to make the most of living in SF. Wouldn’t that be very lovely? Anyway, I think these could probably be generalised as to how to enjoy any city. (via Kottke)

  33. Asian Poses - The Definitive Guide to Asian Poses

    A blog describing all the common standard poses people in that part of the world use in photographs. Fascinating. (via Kottke)

  34. Systemic - Too cheap to meter

    Trying to calculate the monetary value of distant planets. I’d like to see calculations with a different example at the start, and different measures of inflation.

  35. Rules for Time Travelers | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine

    Entertaining list of rules about time travel. (via Kottke)

  36. Modern History

    Awesome stuff: “a series of collages assembled exclusively from screen grabs of Youtube videos.” Free printable versions too. Remind me of John Martin paintings. (via Kottke)

  37. Buildings and Food: How to look at billboards

    Brilliant essay from 1960 about how outdoor advertising is entirely wrong. Wish I’d written it. When I rule the world outdoor advertising will be banned. (via Kottke)

  38. The Eyewash Station: Odds of Dying in a Terrorist Attack

    “You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack.” (via Kottke)

  39. The first one’s the hardest | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog

    Nice description of someone designing their first font over eighteen months. I’d love to try this (you know, if I had ten times the time I do). (via Kottke)

  40. Op-Ed Contributor - For Sale - The $100 House - NYTimes.com

    This is fascinating, showing a way the make-up of parts of cities could change drastically due to the recession. Although I wonder whether the journalist is extrapolating from an isolated one-off incident. (via Kottke)

  41. The Online Photographer: The Trough of No Value

    It’s lovely when you find a phrase to name a thing you’ve always known but never been able to reduce to a handful of words. (via Kottke)

  42. Snarkmarket: A Snarkmarket Book Project: The New Liberal Arts

    Writing a book about “the new liberal arts” and asking “what are they?” Also, the most pointless use of video ever. (via Kottke)

  43. Michal Kosakowski » films

    Very, very good silent film about the hours before 9/11 made entirely from clips of movies made before 9/11. Set aside a few minutes and watch. (via Kottke)

  44. Barack Obama: How He Did It | Newsweek Politics: Campaign 2008 | Newsweek.com

    A series of seven articles about the campaigns. Worth a long read. (via Kottke)

  45. David Foster Wallace (Harper’s Magazine)

    Harper’s have put all their DFW writing online. ‘Shipping Out’ is one of my favourite reads. (via Kottke)

  46. 43 Folders: Time, Attention, and Creative Work | 43 Folders

    This post and a couple of other recent ones by Merlin Mann about his refocusing have been really inspiring. Great stuff. (via Kottke and Daring Fireball)

  47. The School Of Life - Homepage

    “A new cultural enterprise based in central London offering intelligent instruction on how to lead a fulfilled life.” A religion without religion? Intriguing. (via Kottke)

  48. Daytum

    Lets you keep track of any kind of daily data you like and graph it. Brilliant. I don’t often think “I wish I’d thought of that” but… (via Kottke)

  49. Myliblog: Uncle Bobby’s Wedding

    Imagine if every complaint about anything received a reply this thoughtful. (via Kottke)

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