July 27, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: July 27th 2015
- Web Design: The First 100 Years. Maciej's talks are always excellent, and this is no exception. "Fixing the world with software is like giving yourself a haircut with a lawn mower. It works in theory, but there's no room for error in the implementation."
- The Violence of Algorithms.
- Is innovation faltering - or is GDP? Some serendipitous background to my tweet the other day.
- Fairly Random Thoughts on Ashley Madison & the Swiftly Moving Line. Rather than the web-we-lost, this is the web-we-built-and-the-huge-gaping-problems-in-that.
- Here’s the solution to the Uber and Airbnb problems — and no one will like it, and digging into that in more detail there's also . The how-companies-are-accountable-to-their-workforce (or the *handwave* not really a workforce, they're private contractors, honest) part needs more development, but there are some interesting ideas in there worth exploring further.
- The Verge's web sucks. I'm sure it's not just the Verge, but downloading 9.5MB and hitting over 20 different sites for ads, tracking, etc. in order to read a sinlge article is crazy and bloated.
- "If you think about it in that light, it makes the achievements of the socialist bloc seem pretty impressive: a country like Russia managed to go from a backwater to a major world power with everyone working maybe on average four or five hours a day. But the problem is they couldn’t take credit for it." Interesting perspective on the morality of work.
- The Art of the Car Chase. Fantastic supercut of movie chase scenes. Jason is right, the Indiana Jones/Alex Foley segment is sublime.
July 20, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: July 20th 2015
July 06, 2015
Interesting Things on the Internet: July 6th 2015
- Some notes on funding 65 just received. Fantastic skewering of the economic-development-business-speak that pervades our lives. "But even if ‘economic growth’ is the primary mandate for the future responsibilities of music, then this isn’t the way to do it. Stop closing community centres. Stop destroying the welfare state. Stop making it impossible for poorer people to have any opportunity to do anything other than constantly struggle for survival, leaving holes in culture that will inevitably be filled by rich kids with nothing to write about."
- Innovation out of context. Leila Johnston on fine form talking about innovation.
- The curious frontier of red. Experimental research through graffiti, or a graffiti artists 18-month playful battle with the council.
- Sit down, shut up and pass it on. If you do just one thing for equality in tech...