Trump's facism

2 days ago

nelson : Trump's facism - Documenting a "skid" towards more overtly facist ideas

Andy Baio : Donald Trump's skid towards outright fascism - I hope Nate Silver's right, but Trump's gone from mildly amusing to scary pretty quickly

50 Best Non-Fiction Podcasts

1 month ago

Andy Baio : 50 Best Non-Fiction Podcasts - a solid list that naturally skews geeky, coming from Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder's audience  [via]

nelson : 50 best podcasts - Good list of the current top podcasts

Bloomberg Business on clickfraud

2 month ago

Andy Baio : Bloomberg Business on clickfraud - related: Maciej Ceglowski's What Happens Next Will Amaze You

nelson : Bot ad traffic - Data showing a whole lot of ads are being shown to robots

Slack at XOXO

2 month ago

nelson : Slack at XOXO - I was less excited with how a 1000 person Slack turned out, but it was useful at xoxo

Andy Baio : The Verge on Slack's impact on XOXO - not sure how well it would work outside of XOXO, but it was huge for us

Cameron's World

3 month ago

nelson : Cameron's World - A collection of GeoCities-style animated images, music, etc

Andy Baio : Cameron's World - incredible collage of text and images from archived GeoCities pages

The Verge's web sucks

4 month ago

nelson : The Verge's web sucks - A nice rant against the proliferation of tracking Javascript that weighs down websites

Andy Baio : Les Orchard on the Verge's web tracking - 7MB of Javascript

Remote car hijacking

4 month ago

nelson : Remote car hijacking - Chrysler builds a fully Internet connected car. It goes poorly.

Andy Baio : Zero-day exploit remotely controls Jeep Cherokees - an estimated 471,000 vehicles are vulnerable, including brakes, transmission, and GPS

Calvin and Markov

5 month ago

nelson : Calvin and Markov - Random comic generator

Andy Baio : Calvin and Markov - Markov-generated comics from Josh Millard, creator of Garkov

Jazz cup designer

5 month 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?

6 month 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

6 month 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

8 month ago

nelson : Filtered linkblogs - Nice piece on and

Andy Baio : Wired profile on and - the story behind my weird little aggregator

The Book of Shaders

8 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"

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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


10 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

10 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

11 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


11 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