Archive for August 2013
@fraying That said, it’s not perfect. Lots of stuff to consider.
@fraying Doesn’t look like a genealogy chart to me. Of all the explored solutions, we chose the simplest one and the 2nd-most subtle.
@fraying … and it’s through tweets that people connect. :)
While in the South Pacific, I found the opposite of candy corn. It’s not bad!
@jsenior Both! I wouldn’t do it with a stranger you aren’t attracted to though :)
Couldn’t recommend Air New Zealand’s cuddle class seating any more strongly. Easily worth the extra $400. Also: Ambien.
@dtrinh Auditioned a lot of variations. Ended up with probably the second-most subtle treatment. Is apparent, but doesn’t get in your way.
@aileen206 Do they still have pre-pubescent boys pre-chew it over there? I hear that was the old world way.
@aileen206 Haven’t tried the Vanuatu stuff, but Fijian was kind of weak sauce.
@aileen206 Tongan!
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.