Archive for July 2009

Inrix: An iPhone app that predicts traffic congestion before it happens

If this works, it will replace Midomi/Shazam as the most amazing and useful iPhone applications, in my mind.

Inrix: An iPhone app that predicts traffic congestion before it happens

If this works, it will replace Midomi/Shazam as the most amazing and useful iPhone applications, in my mind.

@dreamtime Probably have a nice lodge or hotel as a home base and then go out some day trips cruising, hiking, or kayaking. Any ideas?
@briandeweese Awesome. Will check out Camp Denali. Almost wrote off Denali because I thought it was outdoor camping only.
What’s the best place in Alaska to go for about 4 days that doesn’t involved camping? Kenai? Glacier Bay? Any recommendations?
Enjoying the 103 degree crossbreeze. I could really get used to this.

Vandelay Design

A great source for tutorials, showcases, and other web design inspiration. And here I was thinking they only sold latex.

It’s impressive and disgusting how much staying power Billy Ocean seems to have.
“Indoor” prostitution and underaged stripping are apparently legal in Rhode Island: Vegas, it’s your move.
Left the fridge door open overnight. Fun. Probably needed to do a thorough fridge purge anyway.
“"Design had been a vertical stripe in the chain of events in a product’s delivery; at Apple, it became a long horizontal stripe, where design is part of every conversation.””
Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away:

A great essay about how toxic everyday distractions can be.

Humanity's deep future:

A group of researchers at the Future of Humanity Institute talk about where our race may be going and how artificial intelligence could save or kill us all.

Steve Jobs speaks about the future at the International Design Conference in 1983:

31 years later, it’s safe to say this is one of the most prescient speeches about technology ever delivered. Jobs covers wireless networking, tablets, Google StreetView, Siri, and the App Store (among other things) many years before their proliferation. A fantastic listen.

How to travel around the world for a year:

Great advice for when you finally find the time.


A fantastic app for prototyping your design work onto real world objects like billboards, book covers, and coffee cups. This seems like just as great of a tool for people learning design as it does for experts.

50 problems in 50 days:

One man’s attempt to solve 50 problems in 50 days using only great design. Some good startup ideas in here…

How to Do Philosophy:

If you’ve ever suspected that most classical philosophy is a colossal waste of time, Paul Graham tells you why you’re probably right.

TIME: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us:

Stephen Brill follows the money to uncover the pinnacle of corruption that is the U.S. Health Care system. A must-read article if there ever was one.

DIY Dot Org:

A beautifully designed site full of fun and challenging DIY projects. I could spend months on here.

The Steve Jobs Video Archive:

A collection of over 250 Steve Jobs videos in biographical order

Self-portraits from an artist under the influence of 48 different psychoactive drug combos.

Water Wigs are pretty amazing.

David Pogue proposes to his girlfriend by creating a fake movie trailer about them and then getting a theater to play it before a real movie. Beautiful and totally awesome.

Jonah Peretti's letter to BuzzFeed’s employees:

If you’re wondering what a excellent blueprint for a modern media company looks like, look no further than Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti’s latest email to his employees. In it, Peretti explains a lot of his company’s virtues, the most important being a relentless focus on always providing what’s best for the user. Vox Media (operators of The Verge) is the only other company I can think of which approaches this level of reform and execution.