I like how almost the entirety of Philadelphia in this map is listed as “hazardous” or “declining.”
I made a website for class yesterday in about five hours, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
Went to an interesting and super-posi talk tonight by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian about using an open internet to reach one’s potential.
One of the things that stuck out the most for me was this image he showed. This is what Twitter looked like when it was first launched in 2006. When it was just a text-to-web status update site, not a publicly-traded international tech company that is used by millions daily.
TechCrunch readers eight years ago didn’t think it would catch on.
I guess it showed me that all you need is to follow through on an idea you believe in. It can always be made prettier, always be jazzed up, but if you’ve got something that you think the world needs, you should get going on it and get it out there.
Now I’ve just got to follow through on something…
What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.
I’m not sure if this is a socio-economic argument, or a nerd argument.
Regardless, most cities seem to be pretty divided over their cellphones - Apple or Android - which is interesting.
And at least we can all agree that BlackBerry sucks.
I’m pretty excited that the story I wrote the other day scored pretty well on this site.
This car has a drone built that lives in the roof so you can survey traffic ahead of you. That’s awesome and crazy and the future.
Research on broadband, FTC policy, free speech, international regulations, cybersecurity, How much would an iPhone have cost in 1991?
Apparently it would cost over $3.5 million just for the bits that existed in some capacity in 1991. It’s easy to forget how far we’ve come when we complain that the newest iPhone launch doesn’t feel very “revolutionary” any more.
Every year, give or take, I cobble together a list of records I liked over the past year, presented without comment or context.
Even though I’ve spent the last six months or so in a suburban-American / grad-school bubble, I still found a few albums I enjoyed.
Above is the record cover I liked a lot this year.
Below are thirty-two things I really enjoyed at some point during 2013:
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Bleeding Rainbow – Yeah Right
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
California X – California X
Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others
Darkside – Psychic
Devendra Banhart – Mala
Fuzz – Fuzz
Glasser – Interiors
James Blake – Overgrown
Junip – Junip
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Kurt Vile – Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze
Lorde – Pure Heronie
Mark Kozelek & Desertshore – Mark Kozelek & Desertshore
Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
Mikal Cronin – MCII
Mount Moriah – Miracle Temple
Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond
My Bloody Valentine – mbv
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
Nosaj Thing – Home
Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
Surfing Strange – Swearin’
The Weeknd – Kiss Land
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
Veronica Falls – Waiting for Something to Happen
Volcano Choir – Repave
Vondelpark – Seabed
Yuck – Glow & Behold