Archive for October 2009
@ssegraves Weird, that is garbage! I will confine my (hopeful) app to nonstop flights. I think I found a way to build it w/ flightstats.com.
@ssegraves Hm, that’s what I meant – nonstop. What do you mean when you say direct flights are not always nonstop? Isn’t that what it means?
Orbitz/Expedia/etc feature request: Show me all directs flights to everywhere from a given city. How is this not available yet?

Spin It – Reinventing The Bathtub: A shower that is not gross when you want to bathe in it. I likes. (via Freckles)

Best e-card ever, especially if you’re a fellow Halloween grinch: http://bit.ly/2ao6PH

Even though I am long sick of the Geico cavemen, there is something about the bowling commercial that just tugs at the heart strings!

When comment spam pukes on itself:

I was reading this great article about traveling to the Galapagos Islands and noticed it had 154 comments. Unfortunately, none of them are real. Comment #120 is priceless though.

Trademarkia: An easier way to search for trademarked names:

Beats the hell out of the USPTO search site.

Weezer, plane crashes and everything else that’s worrying about the real-time web:

It seems like there are 99 pro-realtime-web articles for every anti-realtime-web article. This article is a good reminder that documenting life does not equal living life.

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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.

LiveSurface:

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.

The Covers Project:

I love this so much: a cross-referenceable database of cover songs, searchable by song or artist. Slowed down, acoustic covers — no matter the song — are so enjoyable to me that I wish it was a requirement to play one at every show. If you like them as much as I do, make sure to check out M. Ward’s Let’s Dance or Sun Kil Moon’s entire album of Modest Mouse covers.