Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Productivity is for robots.
Monday, June 6th, 2016
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Nicely presented on Vimeo, Jen Simmons of The Web Ahead podcast gives a 1-hour talk on web design at a 2016 An Event Apart conference entitled Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts. Lots of nice slides of magazine layouts, where she suggests web designers should be returning for inspiration.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Centralized or distributed computing? It’s a pendulum.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
More important, Billions pits Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, a self-made billionaire, hedge-fund king and shark about town, against Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, the equally ruthless if far less soignee attorney general who has sworn to have Axelrod’s scalp.
“ In ‘Billions,’ Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are alpha males doing battle”,
Los Angeles Times
Monday, May 9th, 2016
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Occasionally the ethernet-based internet connection at my desk goes down, and I can’t tell without checking Airport Utility as there’s no immediate visual indicator in OS X. Hence Icon Ping by Italian ubergeek Salvatore Sanfilippo AKA Antirez. Perfect!
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Monday, April 18th, 2016
I want the bottom to be higher than the top.
Eden, age 5, possibly misheard but still I’m very proud
Friday, April 15th, 2016
Is the agenda actually pernicious or is it just pernicious that there’s an agenda?
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
The impressive Mario Loyola, utterly cogent on climate, on The American Interest podcast. The gist: 1) Science has determined that the world is warming, but this has been going on for centuries. 1b) Science has not determined that man is causing this warming, so specific efforts to change our behavior may not have any effect. 2) The planet has undergone countless climactic changes and doesn’t need saving. 2b) Rather, various human communities may need assistance adapting to any temperature rises. So that’s where any money should be going. 3) The climate agreement as signed will collapse because once the costs start kicking in it will be examined more seriously and will fail any reasonable cost/benefit analysis.
If it appears more than once, it’s almost always going to appear more than twice.
Karen Menezes on variables
Monday, April 11th, 2016
There’s nothing worse than organized disorder.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
I scrolled straight past the recent entries at The Setup and clicked only on Charlie Lloyd’s based on his job description. And I guessed right. “At work we’re on small MacBook Pros with maxed-out RAM and external monitors on standing desks,” he writes. Check. “I do my coding and writing in TextMate.” Check. Since he passes these tests of sameness with me, the rest is all gold.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
It’s been a couple of days since reading “What’s Next in Computing?” by Chris Dixon and I’m still harking back to it. It’s kind of made me a quasi-believer in the Singularity, made me think that these are the final handful of years in which there’ll be some continuity with what has always been. Disconcerting.
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Max Edwards, a 16-year-old writing in The Guardian. What a dude. [Update 8 days later: the man is already gone.]
Friday, March 18th, 2016
The Weekly Standard visits Jerusalem’s new Shalem liberal arts college.
Monday, March 7th, 2016
Eddie was more than a hero, Mrs Meechum. He was our friend.
Claire Underwood in House of Cards
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Friday, February 19th, 2016
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Anyone who goes to [Beethoven’s] Ninth Symphony then sits down and designs a wallpaper pattern is either a confidence trickster or a degenerate.
Adolf Loos, Ornament and Crime
Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Friday, February 5th, 2016
We must never forget that PBS aired Are You Being Served as a public service.
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Looking for a way in to a responsive refresh, and because Engaging has a paid-up account at cloud.typography.com, I switched the main font at my personal site adamkhan.net from Georgia to Archer. However, this AIGA article, “Is Archer’s Use on Target?”, points to the font’s role in our larger socio-economic situation, and that I’m about 7 years behind the curve. There are also the Archer Alert and Archer Beat blogs. Turns out it’s everywhere, from US postal stamps to One Direction albums. Nonetheless I feel slightly redeemed by the conclusion at “The Devil Uses Archer”.
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Monday, January 18th, 2016
Sunday, January 10th, 2016
A story and video of a young reporter kind of blown away, so to speak, by some new VR porn demoed at CES. [Via DrudgeReport]
Saturday, January 9th, 2016
Friday, January 8th, 2016
I have enough of an ego to feel that it merely being my opinion is good enough.
Monday, January 4th, 2016
Maciej Cegłowski is surely a genius. His article, the text version of a talk, is about website bloat, a topic important to whoever cares about the web (and increasingly as it becomes dominated by big sites I realize it’s easy to stop caring). He explains why it matters. And is funny. He makes a living with software but is also a painter. [Via Daring Fireball]
Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
Who is the enemy to engage, Iran or ISIS? Lee Smith has an answer: Iran, because you can’t defeat ISIS without the Sunnis on board, and you can’t get Sunnis on board against ISIS until you demonstrably tamp down Iran.
Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Interesting, easy-to-understand breakdown of colors used in iOS app icons in 2015. Reds are most popular, then blues. By Hwee-Boon Yar. [via MacStories]
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015