More than iron More than lead More than gold I need electricity I need it...– Racter
The yak furs are warm but musty. I am tired. The grass plains below spread from horizon to horizon. My breath steams in the early morning air. I have far to go. A dot high above me drops. A hawk. It lands on my outstretched arm, its heft a comfort. Two dim orange eyes regard me from behind its blinkered cowl. A note attached to its leg. “You have one unread DM.” But… but...
A live wind map →
A man making love to a rubber alligator is bidding on a Dukes of Hazzard lunch...– The Bygone Bureau: A Critical Review of Smartphone Ads
Blade Runner Sketchbook (1982) →
A backend data platform for your mobile app. Looks remarkably useful and incredibly cheap. There’s even a free plan.
How a shark uses a computer →
The Verge: My short trip to Foxconn →
The first 3-star review, it burns.
6 year-old boy, playing with blocks: Mommy, I ma’ a we-uh elelator! Mom: A… weiner elevator? 6yo: A we-uh elelator. Mom: Weiner? 6yo: We-ul. Mom: Oh. ‘A real elevator.’ (pause) …well, that’s less exciting.
Also, Skitch is way more useful than I first gave it credit for.
Kickstarter: The Banner Saga →
“A game with a focus on 2D animation and story” got my interest. “We can think of nothing more boring than doing creating something just for money” got my backing.
How To Talk To Girls At Parties: Karl Lagerfeld in... →
This is fascinating for a number of reasons, not least of which is Karl Lagerfield’s life, but I do love his meandering style of thought. It sounds dictated rather than written (which would tally with the life of butler-secretaries he talks about) and as if he’s half-musing out a lot of his own plans. I especially love the end of this paragraph. […] My dressing room is so full...
What is your favourite album cover?
distorte: Use the photo reply. Or reblog.
Reading the transcript of the conversation between Ira Glass and Mikey Daisey (page 13 onwards) during the retraction episode of This American Life (backstory), I can’t help but feel sorry for Mike Daisey. It seems clear that the guy has huge validation and self-esteem issues. I also feel a deep, deep respect for Ira Glass for not simply absolutely losing it when the guy admits he lied,...
Anonymous asked: I've been living in London, but unfortunately my soon to expire visa means I have to leave: What would you suggest to be the top 5 things, in your opinion, one should experience?
Step off, man.
I’m gonna rip you a new one. I’m gonna rip you an old one. I’m gonna rip you a cold one. I’m gonna you rip you a pre-distressed one. I’m gonna rip you one I bought on eBay. It was suspiciously cheap, but I figure if it’s stolen, like, whatever, you know? I just bought it off some guy. That’s not illegal, right? I’m gonna rip you an artisanal...
girl-detective asked: I seem to recall that we once had some sort of exchange where you mentioned The Castle was your second favourite pub in London. I'm going back in a few weeks, so I must know: If The Castle only ranks at 2, what's #1?
Ask any start-up CEO — execution is everything. As Facebook founder Jesse...– “How Yahoo Weaponized Andy Baio’s Work”
Somedays, the Internet feels a little like a...
This is a video in which I nerd out about how easy it is to share content between whatever apps you have on your Android phone, how I use this in Papermill, and how this is useful for blogging, note-taking, and sharing content. The main reason I bring it up is because all too many Android apps are bad ports of iOS apps and ignore this ability entirely. The new Readability app, for example, is a...