Hot Links - Level 2

DashCon disaster

11 days 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

18 days 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

28 days 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

29 days 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

1 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

State of MetaFilter

2 month ago

nelson : State of MetaFilter - Much loved Web community site has layoffs because of declining revenue

Andy Baio : Metafilter downsizes because of Google penalties - an unfortunate casualty of Google's war against content farms

Apple hijacks SMS

2 month ago

nelson : Apple hijacks SMS - Once you sign up for iMessage you can't leave it

Andy Baio : iMessage purgatory - switching from iPhone sends your texts from iOS users to a black hole

DUMB.domains

2 month ago

Andy Baio : DUMB.domains - so many options for Dillon-Edwards Investments

nelson : DUMB.domains - A handy name search tool

Warhol 1985 Amiga art

3 month ago

nelson : Warhol 1985 Amiga art - Floppy disks turn up Warhol computer art experiments

Andy Baio : Previously-unknown Warhol artwork discovered on Amiga floppies from 1985 - artist Cory Arcangel, on a hunch, digs up digital history

Heartbleed

4 month ago

nelson : Heartbleed - Serious flaw in OpenSSL

Andy Baio : Heartbleed, major bug in OpenSSL - patch OpenSSL immediately, then renew your certificates

Oculus Rift vs Gender

4 month ago

nelson : Oculus Rift vs Gender - Women and men experience 3d graphics differently, women get more nausea

Andy Baio : danah boyd's research on gender differences and VR - the subject of her 2000 bachelor's thesis

The Threes Mails

4 month ago

Andy Baio : The Threes Mails - incredibly deep look into the development of Threes, and the clones spawned from it

nelson : Making Threes - Lots of detail on the beautiful puzzle game's creation

Goodbye, Firefox Marketplace

4 month ago

Andy Baio : Goodbye, Firefox Marketplace - Mozilla's new CEO invented Javascript, but also helped fund anti-gay marriage legislation; his statement was pretty bad

nelson : Goodbye, Firefox Marketplace - Gay couple explains their decision to not work with Firefox

Between two ferns with Pres. Obama

5 month ago

nelson : Between two ferns with Pres. Obama - Cringe comedy reaches the top, kind of amazing

Andy Baio : Between Two Ferns with President Barack Obama - Funny or Die is currently the top referer to Healthcare.gov

The Satoshi Paradox

5 month ago

nelson : The Satoshi Paradox - Good reflection on Newsweek's choice to publish

Andy Baio : The Satoshi Paradox - Newsweek's big mistake was saying they were certain

The Face Behind Bitcoin

5 month ago

nelson : The Face Behind Bitcoin - A compelling story that Satoshi Nakomoto has been found

Andy Baio : Newsweek tracks down Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto - read some of the backlash on Reddit; they're following him around L.A.

Webcam chats stolen

5 month ago

nelson : Webcam chats stolen - Governments captured random people's webchat images for surveillance

Andy Baio : British spy agency and NSA hacked over 1.8M Yahoo users' webcams - stored images every five seconds, around 7% with nudity

Breaking Madden

6 month ago

nelson : Breaking Madden - Glitching out the football game

Andy Baio : The Machine Is Bleeding to Death - I wish the Super Bowl were more like this

Downworthy

6 month ago

Andy Baio : Downworthy - a browser plugin to take hyperbolic headlines down a notch or two

nelson : Downworthy - Browser extension to improve online news article headlines

Real-time face substitution in the browser

6 month ago

Andy Baio : Real-time face substitution in the browser - be Bieber, Kim, or Cage

nelson : Face substitution - Wear your Scramble Suit

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