Niemen Lab interviews Jason Kottke about blogging in a post-blogging world

6 month ago

Andy Baio : Niemen Lab interviews Jason Kottke about blogging in a post-blogging world - interesting to hear how membership made writing viable for him again

nelson : Kottke.org at 20 - Thoughtful interview with Jason Kottke about old school blogging and Internet media

The Digital Antiquarian’s series on the history of pre-WWW networks

9 month ago

Andy Baio : The Digital Antiquarian’s series on the history of pre-WWW networks - Jimmy Maher turns his eye from history of computer games to the proto-internet

nelson : A Net Before the Web - Series of blog posts about pre-Web infosystems. First post is on The Source

it is as if you were doing work

13 month ago

Andy Baio : it is as if you were doing work - Pippin Barr’s work simulator for a post-AI era

nelson : It is as if you were doing work - Weird dystopian art game

Deleted City

14 month ago

nelson : Deleted City - Pad++-like zoomable UI for Geocities archive. /cc @bederson

Andy Baio : The Deleted City 3.0 - stunning interactive visualization of Archive Team’s 650GB GeoCities backup

Full of beans!

16 month ago

nelson : Full of beans! - A photo set

Andy Baio : Things full of beans that shouldn’t be full of beans

Who Will Command The Robot Armies?

21 month ago

nelson : Who Will Command The Robot Armies? - Remarkable cultural criticism talk

Andy Baio : Who Will Command The Robot Armies? - yet another amazing talk/essay from Maciej Ceglowski

The end of What.cd, the internet’s biggest and best music collection

21 month ago

Andy Baio : The end of What.cd, the internet’s biggest and best music collection - After nearly a decade, invite-only music tracker What.cd closed today and deleted all its data after a raid by French authorities—a sad end to what was likely the largest, most active private torrent tracker ever. Founded the day Oink’s Pink P

nelson : what.cd eulogy - Appreciation of a music sharing community

Palmer Luckey

23 month ago

nelson : Palmer Luckey - Oculus rift founder is funding hateful anti-Clinton shitposts

Andy Baio : Oculus founder Palmer Luckey secretly funding Trump memes - everything about this is gross; devs are cancelling their Oculus support

Reigns' creator on making the indie hit

23 month ago

Andy Baio : Reigns' creator on making the indie hit - "the result of contingent decisions mixed with an indecent amount of luck"

nelson : Reigns editorial - Notes from a successful new game

Trump tweets analysis

24 month ago

nelson : Trump tweets analysis - Detailed breakdown of how the Trump account works

Andy Baio : Text analysis of Trump's tweets - he writes angry tweets on Android, gentler tweets authored by staff on iPhone/web

Mother Jones' Shane Bauer's investigation as a private prison guard

26 month ago

Andy Baio : Mother Jones' Shane Bauer's investigation as a private prison guard - astounding work of journalism, four months of life in the prison system

nelson : My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard - Took me several hours to read, but phenomenal piece of investigative journalism

Ev Williams profile

26 month ago

nelson : Ev Williams profile - Long, positive article about the influential tech entrepreneur

Andy Baio : The Atlantic on Ev Williams and the open web - the open web's fading away in favor of consolidated convenience and algorithmic relevance

53 Marissa acquisitions

26 month ago

nelson : 53 Marissa acquisitions - The outcome of a buying spree

Andy Baio : What happened to Yahoo's 53 acquisitions under Marissa Mayer - at least 41 were shut down

Interview with a woman who recently had an abortion at 32 weeks

26 month ago

Andy Baio : Interview with a woman who recently had an abortion at 32 weeks - losing a child is tragic enough, but the pro-life right insists on compounding women's suffering

nelson : Interview with a late-term abortion patient - Honest, sad story of a woman who chose to abort at 32 weeks rather than give birth to a non-viable baby

The Upcoming.org Archives

27 month ago

Andy Baio : The Upcoming.org Archives - 7.6 million event pages back from the dead from Upcoming's first ten years

nelson : Upcoming archives - Founder of event site heroically brings old pages back online

Terrapattern

27 month ago

nelson : Terrapattern - Search aerial imagery for images of things

Andy Baio : Terrapattern - visual search engine for satellite imagery; example: baseball in Detroit, planes in NYC

Fizz Buzz in Tensorflow

27 month ago

nelson : Fizz Buzz in Tensorflow - Taking the piss out of tech interviews

Andy Baio : Fizz Buzz in Tensorflow - machine learning for dumb coding interview questions

Hyper-Reality

27 month ago

Andy Baio : Hyper-Reality - from the creator of the popular Augmented (hyper)Reality short

nelson : Hyper-Reality - Concept film for an augmented reality future

Shuffleboard At McMurdo

27 month ago

nelson : Shuffleboard At McMurdo - Installment 1 of Maciej's kickstarter travelogue to Antarctica

Andy Baio : Shuffleboard At McMurdo - the first dispatch from Maciej Ceglowski's Kickstarter-funded trip to Antarctica

webaudio synthesis

28 month ago

nelson : webaudio synthesis - Javascript programmed sound toys

Andy Baio : I Dropped My Phone The Screen Cracked - examples of web audio synthesis made with the library of the same name  [via]

UC Davis SEO scandal

28 month ago

nelson : UC Davis SEO scandal - University wasted $175k+ trying to hide the truth about their cops assaulting students

Andy Baio : UC Davis paid $175k to downrank pepper spray results - a good time to revisit it from multiple angles

TensorFlow for Poets

30 month ago

nelson : TensorFlow for Poets - Notes on getting Google's ML platform working on Mac (with a Docker VM)

Andy Baio : TensorFlow for Poets - beginner's guide for the machine intelligence library

Simulating the World in Emoji

32 month ago

Andy Baio : Simulating the World in Emoji - Nicky Case's interactive experiments with thinking in systems

nelson : Emoji simulator - Fun little grid agent based simulator using emoji

The Website Obesity Crisis

32 month ago

nelson : The Website Obesity Crisis - Clear words from Maciej on web bloat

Andy Baio : The Website Obesity Crisis - another essential Maciej Ceglowski talk, video here

Randi Harper on leaving the FreeBSD community

32 month ago

Andy Baio : Randi Harper on leaving the FreeBSD community - "the measure of health in any open source community is how they deal with conflict"

nelson : Randi leaving FreeBSD - Another woman developer harassed out of open source

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