Young, comfortable and inclined toward creativity, they enjoy a utopian-seeming...– BroBos in Paradise | The New York Observer Coffee bars‽
Semiotics of Style
newsweek: equalitymyth: Givhan goes on to say that, in matters of style, Kagan is “unabashedly conservative,” and the piece is an attempt to convey, as Tim Gunn puts it, the semiotics of style—the idea that every part of your wardrobe says something about you. I’m honestly glad Gunn is using the term “semiotics of style” — semiotics doesn’t get enough play on...
How many drive-in theaters are there in Swaziland?– An actual question from last night’s Trivial Pursuit (Genus II), one of many that required adding “… in 1983.”
Like good writing, good design is largely about knowing what to leave out. To...– Newsweek: Less and more
Inspiring a real sense of security
Super: Are you going to be in your apartment today?
Super: I just need to get on your fire escape.
Me: Why? Something wrong with it?
Super: No, the people above you moved out and didn't leave a key.
Me: So you're going to break through the window?
Super: I didn't want to pick the lock.
Me: Wait, you mean you can just--
Super: It's okay, I'll just go through the roof.
Tick tick @!$#k
Time — tracking and coordinating its passing, that is — is a problem that plagues every coder. Casually, keeping track of time on a computer seems like it would be a simple matter of counting upwards, and occasionally making sure that your count doesn’t fall behind (the modern version of winding a watch). But take even one pick at that onion and you’ll find stunning...
Publishing: It'll all be okay →
This Richard Nash talk that’s been flying around today is a rare example of a rational and positive assessment amongst all the depressed navelgazing that passes for discourse on contemporary publishing.
New (Creepy) Urbanism →
There’s a certain category of things that people like to fetishize as “sinister” but which are actually pretty neutral on the moral scale. I’m thinking of: genetically modified crops, Imelda Marcos, New Urbanism, etc. As you would expect with a well-intentioned theory applied on a mass scale to the places we live, the manifestations of New Urbanism are a mixed bag. Purely from an aesthetic...
Bijan Sabet: Smart(er) Ads →
marco: We don’t see many or most of the display ads we see online (this post isn’t talking about search ads btw). And it’s more than just “blindness”. I’m told over and over again the most popular firefox extension is ad blocker. And some of my favorite extensions like rapportive blow out the ads on gmail to make gmail better. As a result of all of this, ads need to get smarter. That’s...