I’m in Melbourne, Australia. You’ll find me tinkering on the Pi Frame project, figuring out how to wax my bike chain, and reading The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey.
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You know those scraps of paper and receipts that clog up your wallet and pockets? This is a living, digital archive of that.
Print your own changing picture frame using an e-ink display and Raspberry Pi.
Kevin Kelly's 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice, one at a time.
Your local guide to composting, wherever you are.
To self, to you, to whomever. What’s been on my mind. RSS
Feeling Our Way Forward
AI as the Copilot
Biking the Empire State Trail: New York City to Montréal
Convert HEIC to JPEG via iOS Shortcuts
Automatic Smart Quotes in Eleventy Markdown Templates
Two Years of Freelance
Automatic New Tab Links for Markdown in Eleventy
Saving Kobo Highlights to Markdown or Notion
Reduce Video File Size With FFmpeg
Pi on the Brain
Not Just Bikes
What I’ve found interesting lately from around the web.
The American Revolution Bicentennial Guidelinesstandardsmanual.com
“Advertising creatives have particularly well honed habits when it comes to the production of interesting ideas. They do it on demand. For money. They know, more than almost anyone else, that you can’t rely on inspiration. So they collect and collect and collect. Images, photography, illustrative styles, bits of type, overheard speech, fragments of idea, other ads, anything that grabs their eye. None of it with any real purpose other than one day it’ll come in handy. (And this is one place where the industry's reputation for kleptomania comes from.)”russelldavies.typepad.com
Are rebrands starting to look the same? The challenges defining commercial design
“…it’s then easier for larger studios to encourage more tent-pole clients to utilise those same motifs. The process is arguably less a case of direct plagiarism than an example of a slow trickle-down effect – almost akin to aesthetic gentrification”itsnicethat.com
“Anything that makes a city a worse place to drive in makes it a better place to live”xkcd.com
People I (Mostly) Admire: 114. Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Life?podcasts.apple.com
The Imperfectionist: Who's in charge around here?
“...if you’re waiting for some outside authority to give their stamp of approval to what you’re doing with your life—if you’re telling yourself things will only be truly OK once they’ve done so—then you’ll be waiting a long time. And even if they were to give it, it wouldn’t be worth getting.”ckarchive.com
New ways to build and farm
23 min in: urban farming as productive climate action. “Food growing architecture” as a design discipline.100climateconversations.com
How to Make Greens Last Longer | Cook's Illustratedamericastestkitchen.com
We need the right kind of climate optimismvox.com
How to Be Happier Without Really Trying - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
via Brad Frost.bakadesuyo.com
The Imperfectionist: Lists are menus
Now I know why I gravitate towards hand-written notes: they’re menus to choose from rather than a list to get through.ckarchive.com
Should I add these features to Arc browser? (internal prototypes) - YouTube
100% agree with the ethos of this video.youtube.com
Palestinian embroidery, called tatreez, is a centuries-old tradition. Digital preservation efforts, like a database called Tirazain, could help preserve it for the future.tirazain.com
Fluid Responsive Design | Utopia
A much more sensible (and easier) way to set layout for the web.utopia.fyi
Search Engine: Does anyone actually like their job?
Yes, if it’s not work. Meat and potatoes at 28:40.podcasts.apple.com
Opinion | Our Economy Thrives on Bad Feelingsnytimes.com
Lovely brand identity work by Order.underconsideration.com
The 2023 Audubon Photography Awards: The Top 100audubon.org
Opinion | Men are lost. Here’s a map out of the wilderness.washingtonpost.com
Watch Amateurs Race Against the Tour de France’s Top Climbers (Sort Of)
Even the simplest data vis can help tell a story.nytimes.com
The Art of Wandering While Traveling - The New York Times
Your “first care must be to ignore the very dream of haste, walking everywhere very slowly and very much at random,”nytimes.com
GRID WORLD by Alexander Milleralex.miller.garden