Hot Links - Level 2

Trouble at the Koolaid Point

15 days 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

26 days 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


29 days 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

1 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

3 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


3 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

3 month ago

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

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

App Rot

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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 - inside baseball for anyone who was around for the dot-com boom

Visualizing Algorithms

4 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 month ago

Andy Baio : - so many options for Dillon-Edwards Investments

nelson : - A handy name search tool

Warhol 1985 Amiga art

6 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


7 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

7 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

7 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