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2015

Futures of Text

Jonathan Libov on the future of text-based user interfaces.

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Gruvbox

A comforting colourscheme for Vim, iTerm,

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Emotional Labor

A Chrome extension to inject happiness into your emails.

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Mojibake

The word for character encoding garbling

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2014

2013

Scarfolk

Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979.

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2012

Matter

A new magazine type thing.

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9-Eyes

Striking images from Google Street View.

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Classicly

A compendium of public domain classics.

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Cyberdog

Apple’s ill-fated internet suite.

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2011

Lytro

Future photography

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Own Label

Sainsbury’s Own Label range used to be pretty.

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Sean Young

A Polaroid of Sean Young taken on the set of Blade Runner.

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EDU

A picture of a desk.

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2010

Wicked Leaks

Adam Curtis uncovers a WWII-era leaker.

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Open Bookmarks

A project aiming to improve the standard of annotation in ebooks.

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10k Apart

Design a tiny web app, win money.

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CLI-Lover

I wrote a piece for Lifehacker on taking notes at the command line.

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E-Blogs

Blogs in translation.

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Cause List

What’s happening in the courts, live.

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Fluid Images

Shrink images to fit with CSS attribute selectors.

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Vote for Policies

Take a policy-based survey to find the UK political party that matches your beliefs

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No Hardware

It’s all about the user interface

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spacetimeid

Unique identifiers for specific places at specific times

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iDisplay

An app that turns your iPhone or iPad into a second display for your Mac.

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Grooves

Record grooves magnified 1000 times.

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Marwencol

Marwencol is not your average model village

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pwsafe

pwsafe is a nice, simple password manager

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Surf

Surf is a minimalist web browser for Linux

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Domestic Robocop

A bleak prophecy of augmented reality advertising over everything.

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Pinboard Notes

The bookmarking service Pinboard now lets you take notes.

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Mapenvelop

Evnvelopes with a Google Maps interior.

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+_1

A painting by Victor Timofeev

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The Internet is Hard

ReadWriteWeb learn that not everyone on the web knows what they’re doing.

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Ten Ampersands

A selection of display ampersands, for a tenner.

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Search vs. Swipe

Patrick Rhone spots another advantage of search to launch on the iPhone

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Etherpad in TalkerApp

TalkerApp have added EtherPad’s core features to their real-time chat client.

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Broke

A Django-like Javascript framework

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Vrome

A Chrome extension that provides vim-like keyboard shortcuts.

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shutup.css

A user stylesheet to block comments on the web.

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Model Town

Wonderful models of a 1950s American town

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Sparkup

Sparkup lets you write HTML in a CSS-like syntax.

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CEBRA_toons

Mikkel Frost of CEBRA draws cartoons to summarise his architectural projects.

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Music Making on the iPad

The forthcoming Apple iPad will be a great touch-sensitive tool for musicians weaned on the likes of Ableton Live.

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Velocette LE

Some photographs of the Velocette LE, a beautiful motorbike.

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Pas de Deux

Pas de Deux, Norman McLaren’s 1968 animated film

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Quietter

An idea for a new Twitter client.

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Luvly

Giles Turnbull’s self-published book.

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Pinboard

Maciej Ceglowski reflects on the progress of his del.icio.us clone.

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Virtual Backlot

Stargate Studios demonstrate their virtual backlot, and the fact that all telly is green screened.

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EHIC Scams

Avoid ehic.org and ehic.uk.com when applying for an EHIC on the web.

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2009

Proximity

An application that executes AppleScripts depending on the proximity of your Bluetooth device.

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Big Ears

A photograph of a soldier using a wearable listening device.

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GF1 Field Test

Craig Mod tests the Lumix GF1 while climbing the Himalayas

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Curtain

Curtain, a sculpture by Daniel Arsham

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David Simon

An interview with the creator of The Wire

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Gib

A few snaps from my trip to Gibraltar with Donny.

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Airlock

Belated Bluetooth proximity features for the iPhone, thanks to Airlock

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Ommwronger

A review of Omm Writer, a new text editor for the Macintosh.

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Seen This, Rupert?

A graph showing the effect a paywall had on readership at the National Business Review.

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sc140

Music created in just 140 characters of Supercollider code.

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Kate & Ruthie

A photograph of Kate and Ruth dancing at a Ruby wedding.

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Chemex Coffee

Chemex pour-over coffee makers look as beautiful as the coffee they make

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Grackle68k

A twitter client for Macs running anything from System 6 to OS9.

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Ordnance Survey Maps Free

The government is to explore ways of making all Ordnance Survey maps freely available online.

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Film

Film, by Samuel Beckett, starring Buster Keaton.

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Open Source Sixth Sense

MIT’s Pranav Mistry is open sourcing the technologies that provide a wearable ubicomp sixth sense.

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The Newton Returns

Apple’s latest patent application points to a new tablet with a stylus, just like the Newton.

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Past Tense

A link to Past Tense, a site about radical history in London.

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Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning, a superb documentary on the Harlem drag ball scene of the 1980s.

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nice_find

nice_find is a Textmate plugin.

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Mapumental

Mapumental offers interactive choropleth maps that you can filter by transport, house prices, and ‘scenicness’.

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Normanstrike

Normanstrike is blogging the Miners Strike, 25 years on

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Data Newspaper

A link to Newspaper Club’s postcode newspaper.

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Surly

A link to Sur.ly, a new web design firm

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See Ya

John Barnes sweeping the streets

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The Clinic

Beautiful medical interiors and equipment by Neil Pardington.

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The Idea of a Tree

The Idea of a Tree, a hybrid combination of natural input and mechanical process.

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The Intubator

A stream of youtube videos that no-one bothered to tag, title, or describe.

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Wormpress

On the WordPress security scare

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Nice Bag

A nice reversible shopping bag

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Pear Note

Pear Note records audio and video while you take your notes

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Scrotwm

The perfect window manager for the Eee PC 701?

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Gruml

Gruml is an RSS reader for the Mac.

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PhotoVoice

Putting cameras in the hands of documentary photography subjects.

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Circle

A time lapse video of a circle being drawn.

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Kill Or Cure?

Making sense of the Daily Mail’s cancer reporting.

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Tinchy Dem

Tinchy Strider, funded by a Lib Dem MP.

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Echo Nest

A tool for manipulating music and video

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Twisst

Receive alerts whenever the ISS passes overhead.

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Wikirank

Popular items on WikiPedia

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MP’s Expenses

My user page at the Guardian’s MP’s Expenses site.

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Bookseer

A book-recommending website.

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3 Frames

Animated film sequences, three frames long.

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Clipstart

Clipstart is like iPhoto, only for videos.

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AudioBoo

An audioblogging iPhone app/website.

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Sky Rhythm

A classic riddim from Clement Dodd.

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