Archive for October 2010
@dbedingfield I would be surprised if they put up less than 70 against the Huskies. NOT looking forward to that.
Congrats to my homies at for taking home the top ONA award this weekend. Awesome:
@wconcepts Yep, it’s like a totally different band. No similarity.
Video of Jon Stewart’s closing speech yesterday. Not to be missed:

“If we amplify everything, we hear nothing.”

Lots of entertaining moments at yesterday’s Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear, but the closing speech by Jon Stewart is a must-watch. Is there any doubt that Jon Stewart is the greatest political commentator of our generation?

I must be getting old. Wanted to walk out of the Sufjan Stevens show last night. Hate the new stuff.
Jon Stewart is killin’ it right now. Watch the whole closing speech if you missed it.
Watch the Stewart/Colbert Rally live online: CBS, NYT, NPR, and ABC just got called out for not being there. Zing!
@somenice Yeah, I think it’s probably just those cool moldings above the wheels that are making it look good from the side.
Am I high or does the Nissan Juke actually look pretty interesting:
The Ocean in 185 Lines of Javascript:

Mesmerizing. Try tweaking some of the variables in the “sea” section of the code.

“"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.