On Internet outrage

1 month ago

nelson : On Internet outrage - Remarkably thoughtful piece from Sam Biddle about pitchfork-wielding mobs

Andy Baio : Sam Biddle on stirring and receiving Internet outrage - feels like this is a rite of passage for every outgoing Valleywag editor


1 month ago

nelson : Shitpics - A new trend towards degraded meme images

Andy Baio : The Awl on Shitpics - the artifacts of any media format define its aesthetic like a cultural permalink

Alexis Madrigal on Uber vs. Portland

2 month ago

Andy Baio : Alexis Madrigal on Uber vs. Portland - compare that to its relationship with Airbnb

nelson : Uber vs PDX - Details of the broken neogtiation

God's Lonely Programmer

2 month ago

Andy Baio : God's Lonely Programmer - Vice digs into TempleOS

nelson : God's lonely programmer - Details about the guy behind TempleOS, the religious / schizophrenic outsider operating system

Space Age game

3 month ago

nelson : Space Age game - Retro adventure game for iOS and Mac

Andy Baio : Space Age released - Neven Mrgan and Matt Comi's new iOS game inspired by classic point-and-click adventures

Long Hazlitt profile on Metafilter

3 month ago

Andy Baio : Long Hazlitt profile on Metafilter - 15 years in, still one of the most powerful examples of a true community online

nelson : Metafilter profile - Long piece about one of my favorite places on the Web

Ello funding: PBC

3 month ago

nelson : Ello funding: PBC - Bold move, incorporated in a way that prevents them showing ads or selling user data

Andy Baio : Ello takes $5.5M, binds itself to manifesto - unprecedented move, legally preventing them from running ads or selling user data

Trouble at the Koolaid Point

4 month ago

nelson : Trouble at the Koolaid Point - Amazingly thoughtful essay about online harassment, the culture we have built. "Twitter, for all its good, is a hate amplifier."

Andy Baio : Trouble at the Koolaid Point - Kathy Sierra's brilliant, upsetting deconstruction of her online harassment

RIP Yahoo Directory

4 month ago

nelson : RIP Yahoo Directory - Yahoo's first product, one of the first Web commercial products ever, at end of life

Andy Baio : Yahoo to close Yahoo directory - the original Yahoo product, killed off in a footnote


4 month ago

nelson : Gridland - Clever match 3 game

Andy Baio : Gridland - incredibly addictive, deceptively simple match-three game from the creator of A Dark Room

The Verge on XOXO 2014

5 month ago

Andy Baio : The Verge on XOXO 2014 - captures the mood nicely, "like a link blog come gloriously to life"

nelson : XOXO summary - Decent overview of the XOXO Festival for 2014

Slack / Stewart Butterfield

6 month ago

nelson : Slack / Stewart Butterfield - Phenomenal long profile by @Mat Honan

Andy Baio : Mat Honan profiles Stewart "Dharma" Butterfield and Slack - one of the most talented groups of people I've ever known


6 month ago

nelson : p5.js - New creative programming environment inspired by Processing

Andy Baio : P5.js - new JS library inspired by Processing, with add-ons for HTML5 video, webcams, and sound


6 month ago

nelson : Belong.io - New link aggregator / news site from linkblog master @waxpancake

Andy Baio : Belong.io - I made a Twitter-powered automated link aggregator that favors projects over articles

App Rot

6 month ago

nelson : App Rot - Thoughtful essay on the iOS app market maturing

Andy Baio : Marco Arment on the challenge of being an iOS indie - related: Jared Sinclair's sales numbers from Unread

DashCon disaster

7 month ago

nelson : DashCon disaster - Fandom conference fails, hilarity ensues

Andy Baio : The disaster of DashCon 2014 - so bad, it spawned its own memes

Maciej Ceglowski in Yemen

7 month ago

Andy Baio : Maciej Ceglowski in Yemen - incredibly gripping writing; more on Sana'a water crisis

nelson : Visiting Sana'a - Maciej Ceglowski goes to Yeme

Marc Collins-Rector found

7 month ago

nelson : Marc Collins-Rector found - The never ending story of gay pedophiles, Internet startups, and David Geffen

Andy Baio : Buzzfeed tracks down the sex offender that started DEN.net - inside baseball for anyone who was around for the dot-com boom

Visualizing Algorithms

7 month ago

nelson : Visualizing Algorithms - Mike Bostock's new essay, from his Eyeo talk

Andy Baio : Mike Bostock's Visualizing Algorithms - I'd seen several of these on Mike's bl.ocks, but this ties it all together  [via]

Boston T visualization

8 month ago

nelson : Boston T visualization - Amazing analysis of MBTA transit data

Andy Baio : Visualizing MBTA Data - for fans of Mini Metro

A working Xanadu

8 month ago

nelson : A working Xanadu - Famous hypertext vaporware finally has a usable demo

Andy Baio : Xanadu releases transclusion prototype, 54 years later - a nice visualization, though links aren't supported yet  [via]

The Unearthing

8 month ago

nelson : The Unearthing - Hypnotic not-games-journalism about the E.T. Atari dig

Andy Baio : The Unearthing - Leigh Alexander digs up more truth in her fiction than in the Alamagordo landfill

Maciej Cegłowski on Internet privacy

8 month ago

nelson : Maciej Cegłowski on Internet privacy - Excellent talk about data collection

Andy Baio : The Internet With A Human Face - Maciej Cegłowski on privacy, "Investor Storytime" and the grim state of the modern Internet

Arcade Story

8 month ago

Andy Baio : Arcade Story - this sounds so much like me as a kid, it hurts

nelson : Learning Dragon's Lair - Lovely story of beating a classic arcade game

The Lavabit story

9 month ago

nelson : The Lavabit story - details of US abuse of privacy

Andy Baio : Ladar Levison explains why he was forced to shut down Lavabit - the FBI and legal system ruined his life and business to get access to Snowden and 410,000 others