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  1. From-To

    Find equivalent neighbourhoods in different cities. interesting to explore but I doubt the hamlet of Hinton near Hereford is really like Shoreditch. (via Waxy)

  2. a clock where the time is in a song title

    I had this exact idea a few years back and started collating songs to use but only got as far as 1:45am. (via Waxy)

  3. CrowdView

    Search forums. (via Waxy)

  4. Bad Waitress Service Industry Memoir

    “I suspect it’s easier to teach a waitress to be a writer than an intellectual to be a waiter.” (via Waxy)

  5. Identifying Generational Gaps in Music

    This is interesting, although it’s odd they never explicitly say it’s US-focused. (via Waxy)

  6. Responsively App | A Web developer’s browser

    View a web page at several different device sizes simultaneously, with synchronised movements and clicks. Seems brilliant. (via Waxy)

  7. How the Virus Won - The New York Times

    Very good telling of the story. This is all a bit much isn’t it. (via Waxy)

  8. Convincing-looking 90s fonts in modern browsers –

    Excellent work. Also, that first “blobby” potrace attempt looks wonderfully 1990s Template Gothic-like. (via Waxy)

  9. Due to COVID-19: Documenting the signs of the pandemic

    I love the collecting of ephemeral things that otherwise escape this kind of more permanent attention. (via Waxy)

  10. All – Tiny Helpers

    Loads of websites that each do one useful thing for web designers and developers. (via Waxy)

  11. Your own hosted blog, the easy, free, open way

    How to host a blog on GitHub Pages, doing all creating, writing, editing, uploading on the GitHub website. (via Simon Willison and Waxy)

  12. HOW - Pure CSS - cyanHarlow

    Nicely done explanation of how Diana Smith uses CSS properties in her amazing CSS art, and what hat art looks like without each property. (via Waxy)

  13. How to run a small social network site for your friends

    A really good description of running something like your own Mastodon server for a few dozen people and, more importantly, handling the social side of things. (via Waxy)

  14. Binky: The App That Does Nothing - The Atlantic

    Brilliant. Social networking app with no content and no social network. (via Waxy)


    Annual summery mix tapes from DJ Jazzy Jeff & MICK. (via Waxy)

  16. San Andreas State: Animal Cam

    I watched the recording of this for about half an hour today. (via Waxy)


    Browse pages archived on using period browsers and operating systems. Amazing, although the screen sizes seem a bit large to me, for the period. (via Waxy)

  18. mroth/unindexed · GitHub

    “A website that irrevocably deletes itself once indexed by Google.” Anti-archiving. (Via Waxy)

  19. All My Blogs Are Dead - The Awl

    A writer on all the blogs and news sites he’s written for which no longer exist online. Paper magazines and newspapers ultimately have greater longevity. (via Waxy)

  20. Making Tweedy’s “Summer Noon” video (or how I went from designing apps to directing a music video) — Allison House

    A really nice description of making a simple animated music video in a week by someone who’d only just started getting to grips with computer animation. (via Waxy)

  21. kristopolous/BOOTSTRA.386

    “Bootstrap/386 is a Twitter bootstrap v2 theme to make webpages look like they are from the 1980s.” Nicely done. (via Waxy)

  22. Web Hosting For App Developers –

    Some good rules of thumb and encouragement to use simple, standard VPSes rather than anything fancier.

  23. How I Built Emojitracker — Medium

    Brilliant write-up of the difficulties in developing what at first glance looks like a very simple site. Also, makes me pleased Twelescreen is simpler and less popular. (via Waxy)

  24. Jessica Hische on typography

    Really nice, lengthy article on how to choose typefaces, particularly for websites. (via Waxy)

  25. Recurring Developments

    Showing which episodes of Arrested Development each of its recurring jokes appears in. I’ve been researching recently; even better than I remembered. (via Waxy)

  26. The Amanda Palmer Problem — Vulture

    A “thing the web has done is erode the ability to put something into the world that is directed only at interested parties.” It’s hard to avoid the people who will (vocally) dislike something you’re trying to share. (via Waxy)

  27. Boys Clubs

    Highlighting all the 100% male boards, etc, etc. Very good. Also: Tumblrs as a hyper-focused lens on the rest of the web. (via Waxy)

  28. The Entrepreneurial Generation -

    This is good - this generation’s “thing” is starting small businesses. “Our culture hero is not the artist or reformer, not the saint or scientist, but the entrepreneur.” Although it falls apart a bit when suggesting hipsters have only been around for 15 years. (via Waxy)

  29. Scrollorama

    “The jQuery plugin for doing cool scrolly stuff.” Indeed. (via Waxy)

  30. Bartaz/impress.js - GitHub

    Very nice browser-based, JavaScript/CSS thing for making presentations, with all slides held in one 2D (or 3D) space. Try the demo… (via Waxy)

  31. Once Upon - today and tomorrow

    Lovely reworking of Google+, YouTube and Facebook in the style of the 1997 web. I am always going to love the various looks of the 1990s web. (via Waxy)

  32. straup/parallel-flickr @ GitHub

    Wonderful. Aaron Straup Cope’s project to allow a self-hosted mirror of your Flickr photos, with all their data, permissions and same-structure URLs. (via Waxy)

  33. Emptyage — Generation X Doesn’t Want to Hear It

    I’m not quite sure what point this is trying to make, if any, but I like it all the same. (via Waxy)

  34. Golden Grid System

    This looks very nice. Making a stretchable grid for web pages, that changes the number of columns depending on the page width. I want to play with this. (via Waxy)

  35. How to Build a Newsroom Time Machine

    A student journalism class puts together a newspaper using manual typewriters, scalpels, glue, analogue photography, etc. Sounds like a good exercise and not just because I’m old(ish). (via Waxy)

  36. How Andy Carvin debunked the “Gay Girl in Damascus” hoax

    Some things to watch out for here if you were ever going to try and create a fake person online. (via Waxy)

  37. On The Network

    Derek Powazek chronicling dumbly critical mentions of the internet in the media. If I still listened to the Today programme I bet I’d come up with some. (via Waxy)

  38. Paul Ford on interacting with his archived self

    On what it’s like to search his archive of email since 1995, and what he may or may not have been like then. (via Waxy)

  39. Bootstrapped, Profitable, & Proud: Coudal - (37signals)

    Via Waxy who described it fine: “37signals profiles Coudal Partners, how they moved from client work to projects like Field Notes, Jewelboxing, and The Deck.”

  40. d3.js, Javascript library for manipulating data-driven documents

    Looks like a very flexible javascript thing for turning data into different kinds of diagram_ chart_ map_ etc. (via Waxy)

  41. ASCII by Jason Scott / Archive Team Yahoo Video Final Push (and a rousing speech)

    I sent Archive Team money to pay for 1TB of storage, so they can store more of Yahoo Video, which is being deleted by Yahoo! Every little helps, so maybe send a little? (via Waxy)

  42. Pattern, a Python module for mining web data

    Lovely looking module for grabbing data from a variety of web sources, analysing it, and displaying results in different ways. (via Waxy)

  43. How did WordPress win?

    Byrne Reese, ex of Six Apart, on why WP has won out over Movable Type. A shame, but then I always start new blog projects in WP these days. (via Waxy)

  44. The Pratfall of Penny Arcade - A Timeline

    I love catching up on drawn-out internet cultural events that are huge to a small number of people but of which I’m completely unaware. (via Waxy)

  45. The End of Blogging | The New York Observer

    Often, as here, the people noticing “the end of blogging” seem to have a very, very narrow definition of what “blogging” is. Thankfully, they’re wrong. (via Waxy)

  46. Oops on Vimeo

    Found footage of video cameras being dropped. So much more absorbing than you’d imagine. Beautifully done. (via Waxy)

  47. Google-refine - Project Hosting on Google Code

    Looks very nice - an interface to sort, search, cluster, refine, and generally tidy up large datasets. (via Waxy)

  48. Musopen raises $40,000 to set classical music “free”

    Love this - raising money via Kickstarter to hire orchestras to record copyright-free versions of classical music. (via Waxy)

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