a more or less weekly digest of juicy stuff
- learning to see, it is not the hand that makes the designer, it's the eye. learning to design is learning to see. recommended read
- ui and capability, people use your product because they are trying to get somewhere. you can imagine them standing in front of a chasm with their goal on the other side. they want to do something, but they cant do it without help. your product is there to bridge the gap
- "by all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately, and well. that is one of the ends for which they exist", the elements of typographic style by robert bringhurst
- fallen astronaut, a small aluminum sculpture of a human figure which was left on the moon in 1971 by apollo 15 astronauts
- how aerial photographs tracked down hitler's flying bombs
- death by utopia, no predators, no scarcity, the mice would have to be blind to not see the utopia around them. at least it began as utopia
- what does your flight number mean?
- the bike theft social experiment, three people, a white teenager, a black one and a young blonde try to steal a bike out in the open (original story)
- like daughter, like father, (they) found that a short time after male ceos had daughters, women's wages rose relative to men's, shrinking the gender wage gap at their firms. the birth of a son, in contrast, had no effect on the wage gap
- gamarjobat, awesome standup mime performance
- toilet paper orientation, yes, there is a wikipedia article about it
- stephen colbert explains why nuclear explosions are awesome (starting 3:30)
- le café, short film by stephanie marguerite & emilie tarascou
- radio interview with günther thiel, hilarious (german)
- cat-friend vs. dog-friend
- chaffing and winnowing, confidentiality without encryption, interesting idea by ron rivest
- the history of ctrl + alt + delete
- alternativlos, a great podcast about politics, technology and conspiracy theories (german)
- reflections, photography project by tom hussey
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