926 high-resolution posters available from the Library of Congress. Beautiful resource of Machine Age design.
I wouldn’t be a fan of the population density of Brooklyn, but this is an interesting perspective on the both the population of the US, and the tremendous area of our country.
The takeaways from this “experiment” of unconnectedness seem obvious to me, and have for some time, but I haven’t pulled the trigger on making these kinds of changes in my life, even though I’d like to. It’s in my future, but it’s a hard thing to undertake, a hard thing to decide what is important and what is not, especially since I base my ability to operate in my ever-evolving career on consuming much of this information.
The thing on the left is a house. The thing on the right means «home». Somewhere between the two, the meaning switches from «a specific house» to «home as a concept».
This will no doubt come in handy. Bookmarked for later.
Trying stuff is cheaper than deciding whether to try it. Compare the cost of paying and feeding someone to do a few weeks of hacking to the full cost of the meetings that went into a big company decision. Don’t overplan something. Just do it half-assed to start with, then throw more people at it to fix it if it works.
I love this awesome nerdy handmade didactic puzzle. Still a bit too advanced for Jack, but I’d love him to get the hand-eye coordination and problem-solving abilities from a toy like this.
I love Jacob’s suggestion that it’s the “open source development model” and the exercising of the right to say “no” that makes open source projects like Django so successful. It’s in answering only to the needs of the software—not management or marketing—and that model canbedeployed anywhere, even in commercial products.
A fascinating history of the image tag — or more importantly, the manner in which the HTML evolved — from Mark Pilgrim. Such a rich history here, it tickles the nostalgia bone a good deal.