• Monaspace

    The texture healing concept from this “innovative superfamily of fonts for code” is pretty neat.

    20 Nov 2023
  • It Happened Through a Book

    Just a really lovely story from Chris Glass about discovering a surprise his mom left him 20 years ago.

    14 Nov 2023
  • What Is a Passkey?

    Good article about passkeys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Passkeys are similar in spirit to the TOTP passcodes that various authenticator apps can generate, except they’re passwords rather than six-digit numbers.

    09 Nov 2023
  • The Rebalancing of Design Management

    Nice post by Cap Watkins on design management. “Trusting your team doesn’t have to mean not guiding your team.”

    13 Sep 2023
  • Memories of Molly

    “The Web is a little bit darker today, a fair bit poorer: Molly Holzschlag is dead.”

    06 Sep 2023
  • The World Wide Wander

    “If we imagine better futures, there’s no guarantee they will happen. But if we don’t imagine them, it’s guaranteed they won’t.”

    03 Jul 2023
  • Google AMP: How Google Tried to Fix the Web by Taking It Over

    The US Justice Department perfectly captures the spirit of AMP by describing it as “an effort to push parts of the open web into a Google-controlled walled garden.”

    08 May 2023
  • Masks Work. Distorting Science to Dispute the Evidence Doesn’t

    “New mask studies relying on a medical paradigm do not erase decades of engineering and occupational science that show they work.”

    08 May 2023
  • How The Legend of Zelda Changed the Game

    The New York Times covers the lore and history of the Zelda series.

    07 May 2023
  • Blue Skies Over Mastodon

    Illuminating post from Erin Kissane about Bluesky and Mastodon, with a focus on experience, culture, and vibe.

    30 Apr 2023
  • ActivityPub Is the Next Big Thing in Social Networks

    “The tech industry is abuzz about a new standard for social networking that is more open, more user-centric, and potentially more powerful than Twitter and Facebook.”

    20 Apr 2023
  • You Are What You Measure

    Video from Luke Wroblewski about metrics and why it’s so important to make sure you’re measuring the right things.

    17 Apr 2023
  • Home Movie: The Princess Bride (Wikipedia)

    “Home Movie: The Princess Bride is an American comedy miniseries […] a ‘fan made’ recreation of the 1987 film The Princess Bride.”

    13 Apr 2023
  • Home Movie: The Princess Bride (YouTube)

    You can watch the full movie on YouTube, for now.

    13 Apr 2023
  • Defaulting on Single Page Applications (SPA)

    “You can’t JavaScript your way out of an excess-JavaScript problem.”

    27 Mar 2023
  • Joint Statement by Treasury, Federal Reserve, and FDIC

    “After receiving a recommendation from the boards of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve, and consulting with the President, Secretary Yellen approved actions enabling the FDIC to complete its resolution of Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, California, in a manner that fully protects all depositors.”

    13 Mar 2023
  • MTA Live Subway Map

    This would’ve been really great to have when I lived in New York.

    01 Mar 2023
  • Be My Eyes

    “Be My Eyes connects people needing sighted support with volunteers and companies through live video around the world.”

    27 Feb 2023
  • Simple Type Co.

    A new type foundry from Dan Cederholm.

    10 Jan 2023
  • Welcome to Hell, Elon

    Good article about why content moderation is necessary for a business like Twitter, and why protecting free speech is about challenging laws that restrict it.

    28 Oct 2022
  • Obfuscated C Code Contest Winner

    This is a wonderful analysis of xmas.c, the 1988 winner of the International Obfuscated C Code Contest by Landon Curt Noll and Larry Bassel. Incredibly, it outputs the entire Twelve Days of Christmas and is smaller in size than its compressed output.

    22 Sep 2022
  • TinyWow

    A rich collection of file conversion tools. PNG to SVG, MOV to GIF, URL to PNG, etc.

    23 Aug 2022
  • The Metaverse Is Not a Place

    “The metaphors we use to describe new technology constrain how we think about it, and, like an out-of-date map, often lead us astray. So it is with the metaverse.”

    04 Aug 2022
  • Webb Compare

    Interactive tool for comparing images from the James Webb Space Telescope to those from the Hubble Space Telescope.

    18 Jul 2022
  • Bionic Reading

    Interesting tool for reading faster by emphasizing the first few letters of each word with a heavier weight. It works surprisingly well.

    06 Jun 2022
  • What We Can Deduce from a Leaked PDF

    “But part of the reason the Supreme Court’s typog­raphy works so well is because it visu­ally connects an opinion to a centuries-long tradi­tion of delib­er­a­tive thought. When that typog­raphy is applied to a draft opinion, it gives the ideas therein a grav­itas and authority they haven’t yet earned.”

    06 May 2022
  • Mechanical Watch

    The most comprehensive breakdown of how a mechanical watch works that I could ever imagine, complete with interactive elements to enhance comprehension. Simply remarkable work by Bartosz Ciechanowski.

    04 May 2022
  • Anchors Away

    Mike Davidson writes about Elon Musk potentially taking over Twitter and what that could mean. “Things are never as good or as bad as they say.”

    02 May 2022
  • The Lost Thread

    Robin Sloan provides an assortment of thoughts about Elon Musk buying Twitter.

    28 Apr 2022
  • Suspicion, by Jeremy Keith

    “Make your own website and join the conversation!”

    28 Apr 2022
  • The NCAR Fire

    A StoryMap about the NCAR Fire from Boulder Fire-Rescue.

    26 Apr 2022
  • Notes on Web3

    Robin Sloan writes about Web3.

    09 Apr 2022
  • Daylight Saving Time Gripe Assistant Tool

    “A handy tool to help make your case when whining about a biannual time change, following earlier explorations of the geography of DST effects.”

    15 Mar 2022
  • SPAs Were a Mistake

    Another blog post stating the obvious.

    02 Mar 2022
  • Wordle

    A daily word game that everyone is playing. It’s great.

    06 Jan 2022
  • Why It’s Too Early to Get Excited about Web3

    Tim O’Reilly finally writes about Web3, and it’s excellent.

    17 Dec 2021
  • Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They?

    “By cosplaying conspiracy theorists, they have found community and kinship.”

    09 Dec 2021
  • Understanding how Facebook Disappeared from the Internet

    This is a great analysis of the massive Facebook outage that covers BGP, autonomous systems, DNS, etc.

    05 Oct 2021
  • File Not Found

    “Garland thought it would be an easy fix. She asked each student where they’d saved their project. Could they be on the desktop? Perhaps in the shared drive? But over and over, she was met with confusion. ‘What are you talking about?’ multiple students inquired. Not only did they not know where their files were saved—they didn’t understand the question.”

    22 Sep 2021
  • Reconsidering Podcast

    “The show about making a life while also making a living.”

    14 Sep 2021
  • Toyota Bet Wrong on EVs

    “Just as Blackberry dismissed the iPhone, Toyota dismissed Tesla and EVs. Blackberry thought the world would need physical keyboards for many more years. Toyota thought the world would need gasoline for several more decades. Both were wrong.”

    02 Aug 2021
  • Leaving Euro 2020

    Pretty good summary of the final, and the entire tournament, detailing what it was like to experience it.

    13 Jul 2021
  • Outline

    Nifty tool that cleans up content to make it more readable. Reminds me of Instapaper, but even simpler to use.

    11 Jul 2021
  • Two Economies. Two Sets of Rules.

    Fantastic blog post from Tim O’Reilly. “Rich and poor are actually living in two different economies, which operate by different rules. Most ordinary people live in a world where a dollar is a dollar.”

    24 Jun 2021
  • Plus Equals

    “Plus Equals is a quarterly zine in which Rob Weychert explores algorithmic art with a focus on combinatorics.”

    21 Jun 2021
  • River Runner

    Really interesting map visualization. “Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the contiguous United States and watch where it ends up.”

    08 Jun 2021
  • Has an Old Soviet Mystery at Last Been Solved?

    Interesting article in The New Yorker about the Dyatlov Pass mystery.

    10 May 2021
  • No, Facebook Didn’t Kill Signal’s Ads

    Jason Aten digs into Signal’s recent announcement—that Facebook rejected its ads that show how much Facebook knows about you—and discovers that it was a lie.

    07 May 2021
  • Readwise

    This looks interesting. “Readwise makes it easy to revisit and learn from your ebook and article highlights.”

    06 May 2021
  • Inside the All-Hands Meeting that Led to a Third of Basecamp Employees Quitting

    “The company’s senior leadership wanted to quell employees’ concerns, and only made things much, much worse.”

    04 May 2021