Jazz cup designer

15 days ago

nelson : Jazz cup designer - Creator of design ephemera found

Andy Baio : Who designed the Solo Jazz cup? - fun detective story spawned by a Reddit thread and cult following

Paul Ford's What Is Code?

23 days ago

Andy Baio : Paul Ford's What Is Code? - a special 38,000 word essay, the bulk of the new double-issue of Businessweek; oh, and it's open-source

nelson : What is Code? - Paul Ford's tour de force about programming

The Button wrapup

25 days ago

nelson : The Button wrapup - Reflection on Reddit's surprisingly interesting April Fool's thing

Andy Baio : the button has ended - more than two months and a million presses later

Kanye Quest easter egg

2 month ago

nelson : Kanye Quest easter egg - Weird hidden part of Kanye Quest... cult recruiting tool?

Andy Baio : Bizarre easter egg in Kanye Quest JRPG - ASCEND  [via]

First Apple Homepage

3 month ago

nelson : First Apple Homepage - Screenshot unearthed from a CD-R backup

Andy Baio : The First Apple Homepage - Kevin Fox digs up pre-Wayback screenshots

Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows

3 month ago

Andy Baio : Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows - a "crash discourse" on cultural appropriation from 16-year-old actress Amandla Stenberg

nelson : Don't Cash Crop My Cornrows - Great little video on black culture appropriation

Filtered linkblogs

3 month ago

nelson : Filtered linkblogs - Nice piece on belong.io and latest.is

Andy Baio : Wired profile on Belong.io and Latest.is - the story behind my weird little aggregator

The Book of Shaders

4 month ago

Andy Baio : The Book of Shaders - in-progress project to explain the dark art of shader programming

nelson : The Book of Shaders - Promising interactive primer on GL shader programming

On "My Immortal"

4 month ago

nelson : On "My Immortal" - Is the world's worst fanfic satire? Or just fanfic?

Andy Baio : Vulture on the mystery of The Immortal - ostensibly the worst fanfic ever made, but seems like a deliberate parody to me

Rolling Stone interviews Chris Poole on why he left 4chan

4 month ago

Andy Baio : Rolling Stone interviews Chris Poole on why he left 4chan - Gamergate and the Fappening in the same week

nelson : moot interview - Details from the 4chan creator, trying to move on

mathowie leaving metafilter

4 month ago

nelson : mathowie leaving metafilter - The founder and operator of my favorite online community is moving on

Andy Baio : Matt Haughey retires from Metafilter - 16 years is a long time, and he's handling the transition in the best way possible

Notch interview

4 month ago

nelson : Notch interview - Post-billions, sounds like he's doing poorly

Andy Baio : Forbes profile on Notch after Minecraft - you know what they say

Lenovo malware

4 month ago

nelson : Lenovo malware - Idiots install very dangerous adware on the computers they sell

Andy Baio : Lenovo's installing adware, MITM SSL proxy on new laptops - don't miss this fun breakdown of extracting and cracking the SuperFish certificate


5 month ago

Andy Baio : BusinessTown - gorgeously-illustrated, worth it for the Nathan Myhrvold parody alone  [via]

nelson : BusinessTown - What value creating winners do all day

Fear Chinese Firewall

5 month ago

nelson : Fear Chinese Firewall - What happens when your server becomes the victim of a Chinese Great Firewall misconfiguration?

Andy Baio : Craig Hockenberry on Chinese DNS poisoning - well, that explains the DDoS I've been dealing with for the last 12 days

On Internet outrage

7 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


7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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


9 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