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Last Build Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:14:44 +0000

 



Jia Tolentino on the end of The Awl

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:02:12 +0000

and what we've lost with the long, slow disappearance of blogging



The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm In 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:53:06 +0000

this is some first-class satire



Larry’s Quest

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:43:29 +0000

related: Tango and Ariston and on



The Awl and The Hairpin to shut down

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:03:04 +0000

after a year-long stint on Medium, the return to ads didn't work out



VintageCG on YouTube

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:22:32 +0000

treasure trove of early CGI footage and experiments



Joe Veix traces the history of badday.mpg, one of the first viral videos

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:17:28 +0000

good example at how videos spread by email in 1997



Making the Music of the Mazg

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:36:37 +0000

Robin Sloan used a neural network and Croatian klapa singing to generate new music for his Sourdough audiobook



Moira Donegan on why she started the Shitty Media Men list

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:58:48 +0000

essential reading



Alexis Madrigal on the rise of Instagram middlemen retailers

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:54:55 +0000

sold on Shopify, fulfilled by UpWork workers, dropshipped from China without ever seeing a product






Ars Technica on the expiration of the 1998 “Mickey Mouse” copyright extension

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 01:32:41 +0000

for the first time in 40 years, works will start entering the public domain again annually on January 1



A letter about Google AMP

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:46:51 +0000

Google's preferential treatment of Google-hosted AMP pages is monopolistic and anti-web



Kickstarting Drip

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:53:03 +0000

I've returned to Kickstarter for a limited time as part of their new fellowship program, helping Drip get off the ground.



Permanent Redirect

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 03:17:07 +0000

art that moves every time someone views it; here's a head start where I last saw the art



One player’s 21,000 hole quest to finish Desert Golfing

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 03:13:57 +0000

after players persisted past impossible holes and endless flat levels, the game designer added a perfect ending



Ars Technica on the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:21:21 +0000

affects nearly every modern CPU; more detail from Google's Project Zero team



2018 IGF finalists announced

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:45:16 +0000

as always, a snapshot of the best and brightest in indie gaming



Mapzen to end services at end of January

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:52:25 +0000

sad to hear, they've been a pioneer in open-source geo; their migration guide is a good list of resources



The year we wanted the internet to be smaller

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 05:14:19 +0000

much of my social time online is now in private Slack communities



Cheating at HQ Trivia with OCR and Google searches

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:48:14 +0000

clever approach; a friend tried to reverse-engineer the API, but it's well secured



Predictive Writer

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:35:12 +0000

Botnik's predictive keyboard suggests words based on any corpus you feed it



Analysis of Google Maps’ incredible lead in mapping data

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:36:21 +0000

new entry in Justin O’Beirne's ongoing series



Dynamicland

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:24:55 +0000

Bret Victor and friends opened a communal physical computing space in Oakland



Polygon’s 50 best videogames of 2017

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:36:34 +0000

solid list with many of my favorites of the year, including Gorogoa, Universal Paperclips, and Getting Over It



Generation Screwed

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:28:56 +0000

impressively-designed article on the uncertain financial future for anyone under 35



Cards Against Humanity’s Pulse of the Nation

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:46:16 +0000

56% of millennials think it's okay to pee in the shower, and other fun poll results



Reply All’s The Prophet

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:31:39 +0000

stunning episode on a journalist's sexual assault in broad daylight, and the ensuing culture war mounted by a Twitter troll army funded by Mexico's ruling party



Ted Chiang on superintelligent AI and runaway capitalism

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:30:10 +0000

"We need for the machines to wake up, not in the sense of computers becoming self-aware, but in the sense of corporations recognizing the consequences of their behavior."



The Other Tech Bubble

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:23:46 +0000

Silicon Valley founders still think they're the good guys



Gorogoa

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:12:57 +0000

five years in the making, Jason Roberts' gorgeous illustrated game is out for iOS/Windows/Switch



Rotten Apples

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:09:45 +0000

database of films/TV shows tied to people accused of sexual misconduct



Atlas Obscura on IFComp 2017

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:49:07 +0000

the rise of hypertext games led to a record 79 entries this year



10×17

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:45:40 +0000

26 illustrators draw new covers and count down their favorite albums of the year



Every Frame A Painting’s postmortem

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 23:38:59 +0000

Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos officially wrap one of the best web series ever; the bits on Content ID are frustrating and fascinating



Elastic Man

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 22:21:44 +0000

David Li made a squishy Morty



Vectorpark’s Sandcastles…

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:23:52 +0000

turn your sound up; also available on iOS



WeWork buying Meetup

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:10:04 +0000

like Kottke, I thought they'd be private forever



Desert Bus VR

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:07:33 +0000

the worst game ever made, now in 360º immersion



The Outline on HQ, a real-time video trivia app

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:19:47 +0000

I've played for the last month (won once!), and it's firmly in Black Mirror territory



A Physical Book

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:12:33 +0000

for this year's NaNoGenMo, Liza Daly rendered a book with physics in a game engine



Harmonia

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:09:13 +0000

Liza Daly's stunning entry for IF Comp 2017



Why the ♻️ Emoji is Taking Over Twitter

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:16:28 +0000

some interesting analysis from Emojitracker creator mroth



Constellation

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:12:20 +0000

just type stuff, a new toy from Terry Cavanagh



Kickstarter announces Drip, subscription funding for artists

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:39:42 +0000

The Verge got the scoop with interviews from past and present staff



Firefox Quantum is out

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:28:49 +0000

double the speed of previous versions, 30% less memory than Chrome



Mystery Animal

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:21:34 +0000

20 questions with a machine, from Google's voice experiments



Cards Against Humanity Saves America

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:25:44 +0000

I've bought every Holiday Bullshit, and never regretted it



How Generative Music Works

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:21:18 +0000

interactive presentation on the landscape of generative music



The Atlantic on fake friend services in Japan

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:27:33 +0000

actors hired to play the public role of friends, family, or romantic partners



SpeechBoard

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:24:46 +0000

edit podcast audio by editing the transcript