Russian Hill Home by architect John Maniscalco →
If I had $7m for a house in San Francisco, I’d buy this. /via @seldo jeremiah: It’s the perfect place to not have children. love. seldo: And if you had any, the many sharp corners and sudden drops would soon take care of that.
Sony’s War On Makers, Hackers, And Innovators —... →
This is the Sony before they got into the content business, when they were an underdog that made hardware. Sony was a champion of public interest, fair use, and the First Amendment. It’s time for Sony to get back to its roots.
When You Write Your Essays in Programming... →
Minor warts and all, you will be hard-pressed to find a car so utterly enjoyable...– Is the Nissan Juke the Ultimate “Hybrid” — Gary Gastelu for Fox Car Report
Primera marcha virtual contra Ortega — La Prensa →
(Article in Spanish) Inspired by the events in Egypt, Nicaraguans are staging a virtual protest on Facebook to prevent the re-election of President Ortega tomorrow. What’s fascinating about President Ortega is that he assumed power after overthrowing the government in 1979, but has been democratically elected and re-elected several times non-consecutively. Arthur & I documented the...
Most Influential Women In Technology 2011 — FastCo →
Congrats to Emerson College alum Veronica Belmont (@veronica) and Julia Kaganskiy (@juliaxgulia) for making the list! /via @Morgan1st
ianmone asked: What are your essential development tools?
If I can’t be wealthy If I can’t be famous If I can’t be influential At least I’ll be interesting.
How To Make A Heart by Bright Light Bright Light /via @popsublime
Apple Launches Subscriptions on the App Store... →
Apple’s astonishing dick move to content publishers should spawn better web apps to bypass the App Store. This could be the tipping point. If you’re a paid content publisher debating whether you should invest in a web app or mobile app, the answer now is clear. There is nothing Apple can provide you that you cannot do better and cheaper yourself without an approval process.
Is IE9 a modern browser? No. →
Does IE9 support 99% of the HTML5 specification as insinuated by Microsoft? No, they’re actually pretty far from it. The tests Microsoft are referring to are the ones they created during the development of IE9.
Gender reactions to male and female nudity — Lisa... →
Fascinating understanding of how (hetero) men and women don’t like looking at naked men. I’d be curious to know if Europeans reacted the same way. /via @polexa
Guys: We could do a practice round of poker. You in?
Me: No, I always seem to end up naked when I play.
Marcus: it doesn't even have to be strip poker.
IE9 Release Candidate Available for Download →
Congrats to the MS Internet Explorer 9 team for building something remarkable. I can’t wait for the release. Now, the most important question about IE 9’s release is not when it will be released, but when will its predecessor be released. No browser is perfect. IE’s bugs can’t become a working standard again. Developers need to be able to confidently build against The...
What Press Secretary Gibbs is not, in his own words
West 57th Residential Building, New York — Design... →
The dynamic form of the building shifts dramatically according to the viewer’s vantage point as a cross between a traditional Manhattan high-rise and a european perimeter block.
Welcome to the new Gawker →
I’ve always loved the Gawker network’s design. The redesign improves on everything it always did better than other content sites. Every content site should be ripping off this design. Lessons: The content is always the dominant focus point. Font size, leading, line width are balanced for maximum reading speed. The ads are out of the way of the content. One ad per page means...
Against Chrome: A Manifesto →
I say that flat is the new black; that 2D is the new avant-garde; that a surface doesn’t have to be ashamed of being a surface. Technology users of the world, unite: you have nothing to lose but your bas-relief buttons. Let us march forwards together, spurning chrome, into a cleaner, lighter future. This is why I’ve always felt that immersive 3D UI was a flawed concept.
Reactions to Jonathan's IRC roll call
I can't stop listening to The Beautiful People by...
Pandora would say it’s because I like mixed acoustic and electric instruments, acoustic rhythm piano, and… voices sexier than fuck. The Beautiful People by Christina Aguilera
Love this line: “I want to Play-Doh...
Attractive Italian Bridge Has Wind Turbines Built... →
Stealth Mode: Making Yourself Completely Invisible... →
Egyptian Actions Highlight Dangers in U.S.... →
While the 2010 Senate Cybersecurity bill … was an improvement on its draconian predecessors, the lesson of Egypt is that no one, not even the President of the United States, should be given the power to turn off the Internet. […] The U.S. Constitution has no provision suspending our rights during emergencies and Congress shouldn’t try to create one either.