Slides & notes from a talk by Simon Willison mostly on his projects Datasette and Dogsheep aimed at streamlining the process of aggregating and publishing datasets and searching one’s personal data.
What if everything on the Internet were real? Blog comic by Boulet
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Twitter thread on how before the debut of Amazing Stories in 1926 there was a thriving fandom living in the letter pages of Western Story Magazine
The solution to Britain’s constitutional woes is not convening a constitutional court and rewriting the constitution from scratch, since that will never happen and in any case ground-up rewrites are notoriously risky. Better to concentrate on patching the existing system instead. It urgently needs it.
Given the brief of an alien alphabet for use in a children’s hospital, British type designer Jeremy Tankard put the work in to make something splendid replete with a fictional history and two styles (corporate Sans and informal Hand).
The Fonts in Use web site has been running for 10 years now, detailing almost 17,000 uses of fonts in the real world.
Beth Moon’s 14-year quest to photograph ancient trees has taken her across the world. Some of her subjects grow in isolation, on remote mountainsides, private estates, or nature preserves; others maintain a proud, though often precarious, existence in the midst of civilization.
So much front-end work these days is spent making forms less useable. The weirdly animated label of the Material Design text-input fields perhaps the exemplar of taking something people understand and making it less understandable for the sake of shiny effects.
Ancient art found in the Amazon forest is 12,500 years old and has pictures of extinct megafauna
Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a tri-annual zine of speculative fiction by queer people of colour. Its December 2020 edition of is a showcase reprinting 21 stories and poems from the first 4 years—a great jumping-on point for new readers.
Twitter thread on electrified reefs—metal structures running as low-voltage cathodes, facilitating the formation of corals.
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