October 24, 2014

October 23, 2014

The Difference 30 Years Makes: iMac with Retina 5K display vs. the Original Apple Macintosh

"That tiny black-and-white rectangle crammed into the bottom-left corner was cutting-edge technology three decades ago." Amazing really. /via DaringFireball

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Brand New: New Logo for Salesforce

This logo has bothered me for some time. It's definitely cleaner... A huge leap forward in that regard. I just don't think they need the cloud anymore. Everything is the cloud.

underconsideration.com

October 22, 2014

Mayokero by Roy Kafri

On the tip of making new art from old album covers...

devour.com

Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off

Dear #Gamergaters, Do you know why you piss me the fuck off? Because you’re lazy. You’re ignorant. You are a blithering collection of wannabe Wikipedia…

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How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri. Gus has autism, and Siri, Apple’s “intelligent personal…

nytimes.com

October 21, 2014

This Is Why I Stopped Following You On Instagram

I would add to this negative list: No screenshots of the music playing on your phone.

thebolditalic.com

Album Covers, uncropped

Worth every click.

aptitude.co.uk

October 20, 2014

2014 is first year ever with ZERO platinum-certified records

While there were certainly a number of great albums you need to have from this year, 2014 will mark the first year since its inception in 1976 that no artist’s…

deathandtaxesmag.com

Nakedness in a Digital Age

In San Francisco, where nude men once gathered to chat in the sun and employees of Silicon Valley discover new ways for us to leave our bodies behind, Richard…

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com

Streaming Music Has Left Me Adrift

It’s hard to imagine now, but there once was a time when you could not play any song ever recorded, instantly, from your phone. I call this period adolescence.…

nytimes.com

SimCity That I Used to Know — re:form — Medium

Regardless of its precise birthday, SimCity was a hugely influential game. Popularizing a genre of “software toys” that presented players with an interactive,…

medium.com

October 19, 2014

Shopsip’s Menu #1

TAKE IT ALL IN NYC (PDF)

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Want to Be a Happier, More Successful Person? Try the Power of Negative Thinking

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com In 2011, the New York University psychologist Gabriele Oettingenpublished the results of an elegant study, conducted with her…

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How the Colbert Report is made

I'm trying to find a way to listen to podcasts. This is a perfect episode to inspire me. I'm just 7 minutes in and I'm digging hardcore. (Agreed about Reddit. It's not as interesting as it used to be.) Additional note: Stephen learned how to write through improv.

kottke.org

October 18, 2014

Brothers: A Grand Adventure With An Emotional Punch

Been meaning to jump into this game for a while. This article is old, but I figure good gameplay is timeless.

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Blundstone Footwear

Friends have their classic boots and swear by 'em. On my list.

blundstone.com

October 17, 2014

Getting Out of the Woods: A Primer on Not Being a Music Hater — Medium

It takes a lot of listening. Good art isn’t obvious. Taylor Swift just released “Out of the Woods”, the second single from her forthcoming album 1989. I adore…

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