Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Good bonkers, I’m Adam S Khan, the S being for Samuel.
I live in Brighton, England with Irit and our kids and right now no dogs.
Thanks for dropping by — it’s my pleasure to have you.
The duel ruins it because all of a sudden Scaramanga seems like an idiot.
John Gruber on The Man with the Golden Gun
Good bonkers, I’m Adam S Khan, the S being for Samuel.
I live in Brighton, England with Irit and our kids and right now no dogs.
Thanks for dropping by — it’s my pleasure to have you.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
With the villain’s quasi-sibling bond to the hero, 2015’s 007 movie deflates to an incestuous Möbius Strip.
Monday, December 17th, 2012
I’ve tried to enjoy schlepping water, thinking that it serves to keep us to some human roots.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Annoyances and upsets with the iPhone 4S have been more than offset by its screen, the silkiness of its surfaces, the camera, and the third-party market for both software and hardware.
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
It’s amazing, given the adulation he enjoyed elsewhere, that the Israeli public knew from the start not to trust US President Obama.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
It’s 1983: Go for the Apple IIe with 64k that could be opened up as a hobbyist machine? Or the smaller, sleeker and newer IIc with double the memory but a closed case?
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
There’s nothing else around here except empty desolate pretty hills. The Israel Trail passes by a bit to the west. The shops are mostly franchises, almost all homegrown: Super-Pharm, Aroma, Tzomet Sfarim, Cup O’ Joe’s, LaMetayel, Mega, Fox, Castro, H&O.
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
So, finally, we stopped yesterday; the Israeli assault on Gaza of late 2008/early 2009 is over. With it, Israel lost moral purity and made vital strategic gains.
Friday, January 9th, 2009
Even if it did nothing, was just a prop in a futuristic movie, the MacBook Pro would be impressive; it’s like a sculpture of my previous computer, the MacBook, except it’s actually an improved computer!
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
Irit, the Jam and I walk from Brighton to Gatwick Airport.
Friday, December 7th, 2007
Ariel Sharon’s disengagement policy reflected an understanding that ownership of the Palestinian issue is shared with Egypt and Jordan. If Tony Blair were to acquire this view, perhaps he really could help facilitate an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Thursday, October 25th, 2007
There she was, sitting outside the apartment block! How did she do it? Dogs—or at least Jam—must have some sort of navigational sense we don’t understand.
Monday, February 26th, 2007
I have had something very flattering: a request. Juan Carlos has asked me for comments on Casino Royale.
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
The Mrs is skeptical of David Allen’s Getting Things Done self-management system because it eschews the rigors of time management in lieu of what feels right. But GTD is about informed feeling.
Saturday, July 10th, 2004
I want to get people in my pics, but it’s tougher when you’re no longer a wide-eyed teenager, because people generally don’t like to think they are a spectacle.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
Monday, July 26th, 2021
What is an entertainment company? Matthew Ball surveys the landscape, focused on Disney, and concludes they must reach into digital games.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021
I wanted a way in Apple Mail to list all emails from VIPs to which I’ve not yet replied. After googling, I found a nice solution at MakeUseOf: “4 Mac Mail Productivity Tips All Professionals Must Know” (2019).
So I made a Smart Mailbox “VIP Unreplied” with all the following rules:
does not containdonotreply
And in the “Already Replied” Smart Mailbox:
This second one because sometimes a message is handled in some other way than a reply or doesn’t need one.
Monday, July 19th, 2021
I think the author’s almost actually serious in his call to ditch HTML for PDF:
PDFs are page-oriented. This is another fundamental freedom – toknow unambiguously which part of the document you are looking at.Compare to infinite-scroll HTML pages which are disorienting bydesign. This may sound trivial, but seriously: with infinite scrolling,you are fundamentally not in control of the reading experience.
Ha, since he posted the mainfesto as an actual PDF, when I copied that quote it pasted full of triple-spaces and some non-spaces, which I’ve kept for effect — so much for that! Still, the author does bring up many important issues.
Via Hacker News, “The Eleven Laws of Showrunning” by Javier Grillo-Marxuach is so beautifully written and serves as a primer for management of anything
As special and wonderful as creativity and process may be, they are assets that can be channeled, managed, made to work on call, and sent to bed at a decent hour.
Since I’m currently watching Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian, showrunners Jon Favreau and David Filoni appear to exemplify the virtues.
Sunday, July 18th, 2021
This top-draw (The New Republic) essay on James Bond and Ian Fleming is ostensibly disparaging about its subject, but author Scott Bradfield’s sheer depth of knowledge marks him a fan. Another clue: although it’s a book review of The World Is Not Enough: A Biography of Ian Fleming by Oliver Buckton, in the entire piece Buckton’s name is mentioned just once! This guy Bradfield’s clearly been chomping at the bit to write something Bondy.
Saturday, July 17th, 2021
A mandate for President Isaac Herzog. It soars to this:
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, I found myself thinking: How can we set a new Guinness World Record and bring the largest number of Jews together for a show of solidarity and support on Zoom? My conclusion was that only the president – regardless of who that is – can gather the different backgrounds and denominations to the same “room.”
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
In “How to Structure a Large Scale Vue.js Application”, one piece of advice new to me is to keep a flat
components folder. Author Daniel Kelly lists no fewer than 8 reasons to do so. I’m gonna let this cook, as I have indeed found nested folders sometimes problematic for some of the reasons he lists.
For me the worst two bugbears are that when there are many tabs open, their labels all get reduced to a useless homogenous “index.vue”, and that Sublime Text’s superfast all-project search doesn’t provide links to files so I have to hunt them down in my file tree.
Update: Well I never actually tried it because the file paths don’t look like links, but blimmin’ heck, double-click them and the file opens. Sababa! You’ll get my $80 soon, soon, you Ozzie geniuses.
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days
I transcribed more of this book than any other, quoting these great guys who’ve been there and done that; it’s one to dip in to in future when seeking inspiration.
The author, wife and Y Combinator partner to Paul Graham, gets out the way as much as possible and lets these guys speak; it’s like Studs Terkel but only with hugely successful tech people.
Monday, July 12th, 2021
I link to this survey of recent British TV comedy in UnHerd if only because author Gareth Roberts calls out the depressingness of Louis Theroux.
In the same publication, “Why Miranda is more daring than Fleabag”.
Friday, July 9th, 2021
A voice new to me, David E. Bernstein, gives a fresh and concise viewpoint on the tired topic of why so many love to hate on Israel, providing separate reasons for the disparate groups. For Christians:
Christian critics of Israel so often accuse Jews of not learning anything from the Holocaust; in their mind, the Holocaust is a story about Christian sin and possible redemption via the actions of the victims; the fate of the Jewish people as a people is at best irrelevant.
Mohammed started his empire with limited territory and a small army, only to expand throughout the Middle East and North Africa. There is undoubtedly some latent fear that Israel is a camel’s nose under the tent for Jewish expansionism. This of course misunderstands Zionism and Judaism, but the average Muslim knows little about Judaism.
A reminder of the marvel and fragility of the Web by Jonathan Zittrain, law professor and computer science professor at Harvard, and a co-founder of its Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Michael Pollan writes just wonderfully of his coffee withdrawal.
In this new normal, the world seemed duller to me. I seemed duller, too. Mornings were the worst. I came to see how integral caffeine is to the daily work of knitting ourselves back together after the fraying of consciousness during sleep. That reconsolidation of self took much longer than usual, and never quite felt complete.
So much more to quote here; he takes a little meander into intellectual history before returning, now a bit further along in time, to his own predilection. Then on to the science.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
“China-US Relations In The Eyes Of The Chinese Communist Party: An Insider’s Perspective” [PDF] by Cai Xia at the Hoover Institution, June 2021 (via Ambrose Evans-Pritchard).
Since the 1970s, the two political parties in the United States and the US government have always had unrealistic good wishes for the Chinese communist regime, eagerly hoping that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under the CCP’s rule would become more liberal, even democratic, and a “responsible” power in the world. However, this US approach was a fundamental misunderstanding of the CCP’s real nature and long-term strategic goals.
The Guardian posts an excerpt from Gillian Tett’s Anthro-Vision. Regarding working from home, a senior trader at JP Morgan observed:
The really big problem was incidental information exchange. “The bit that’s very hard to replicate is the information you didn’t know you needed,” observed Charles Bristow, a senior trader at JP Morgan. “[It’s] where you hear some noise from a desk a corridor away, or you hear a word that triggers a thought. If you’re working from home, you don’t know that you need that information.” Working from home also made it hard to teach younger bankers how to think and behave; physical experiences were crucial for conveying the habits of finance or being an apprentice.
The most valuable sort of press is not articles about you, it’s when people mention you in passing as a matter of course.
Paul Graham, Founders at Work
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Michael Allen Smith of INeedCoffee.com goes without drinking his beloved bean for a whole month:
For a good chunk of the month, I was extremely sad. It was like a death in the family. It was during the depths of this period that I realized that I had been using coffee as a way to avoid feeling down. And I had been doing that multiple times a day for two decades.
What a sinking feeling, reading the announcement that Marginal Revolution is launching on Facebook’s Substack ripoff Bulletin”:https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2021/06/a-more-than-marginal-boost-for-marginal-revolution.html (I get a blank screen in Firefox, and naturally there’s no RSS feed). It’s interesting that trillion-dollar Facebook feels so threatened by Substack.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
I’ve just seen a play at the Brighton Fringe — no that’s overstating matters, let’s call it a performance, barely — entitled Shitfaced Shakespeare. It makes me feel way worse about theater than doth Spanish novelist Javier Marías, who writes (2017):
There must be some happy medium between lazy, outmoded productions à la Pérez Puig (who seems to have been in charge of the Teatro Español in Madrid for decades now) and the jokey superficialities of the professional innovators.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine
Antonio Garcia Martinez
As author Antonio García Martínez battles away as an eager newcomer at Facebook, his account jolts one awake to the somewhat forgotten power of literature: we are reminded that what will survive these times will likely not be the mammoth trillion dollar company but instead this book.
And shame on Apple, caving to those who campaigned to have Martinez fired recently from his new job there because of some gross and silly yet heartfelt generalization in the book of San Francisco womenfolk; such philistine snowflakes do little more than buttress his point, as well as forcing our author to remain up on these more commanding if perhaps less remunerative cultural heights.
Sunday, June 27th, 2021
Lawyers didn’t get into law because they’re good at business.
Antonio García Martínez, Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine
Saturday, June 26th, 2021
If you do business in LatAm, you’ve got a Miami office. Prodigal son Antonio García Martínez returns to Miami, now on a Substack-fueled writing mission.
I was raised in the Miami of the wild 80s and 90s, and more or less abandoned the city for 20 years before going back due to a family illness circa 2014. Much to my everlasting shock, all the twee fineries of overpaid SF tech life were there: pretentious craft beer poured by bearded lumbersexuals inside stylized industrial loft spaces; whimsically-named, garishly-painted food-trucks clustered in parking lots-turned-parks serving Korean/Mexican fusion tacos; pompous ‘Third Wave’ coffee places (in a city where espresso was already ubiquitous) featuring pierced baristas conjuring a pourover with all the seriousness of a priest performing the eucharistic miracle; glass-clad, high-rise condo buildings, indistinguishable from the same douche-cubes in SF’s SoMa (“GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES”) growing like mushrooms in a dewy field throughout the formerly sleepy downtown.
Friday, June 25th, 2021
I just logged on to Facebook for the first time in a while for a few minutes. This piece, full of zingers, captures the feeling of sickly irritation well.
[Facebook] exists as a weird kind of social museum, where I exist as an observer watching people I knew 5, 10, 15 years ago grow up, get married, have children, all the while saying nothing in the silence. Intersperse the family announcements with memes and ads and other nonsense, and my newsfeed is nothing but a wasteland, a place I’ll find maybe one relevant, engaging update from someone I know for every fifty I couldn’t care less about.
To be fair, I have a friend who finds his Facebook feed uplifting and enjoyable.
Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Monday, June 21st, 2021
Carwow drives an Audi RS e-tron GT and a Tesla Model S 571 miles from Inverness to London.
Sunday, June 20th, 2021
In big companies, the product spec is market-driven; in startups, the marketing is product-driven.
Steven Blank, The Startup Owner’s Manual
Monday, June 14th, 2021
Mary Catherine Bateson, conversations at Edge [via Hacker News, again].
Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Good Risk advice dressed up as systems thinking [via Hacker News].
A few further points. First, the dynamic of the game becomes more stark once players are eliminated; in the 3-man game is it better to be strongest, weakest or in the middle? More tactically, in the 2-man game I think it’s decisively better to abandon Australia because your defensive army is likely to be blocked and at this point you need all your offense.
Patton neglects feints, such as pretending to leave the game and letting the rather dumb AI take over your turn; as a bot, players tend to consider you less a threat and leave you alone, often to the point of weakening each other tremendously, figuring they’ll deal with the dumb bot later. A more complex feint is mimic being a newbie who does not know the principles Patton describes, though honestly I’ve not tried this and it seems difficult to pull off, as you do lose real armies being stupid, and as soon as you start behaving sensibly you may appear even more formidable; the trick here then would be to play dumb until the very end.
Perhaps more importantly is to keep in mind the pathetic fallacy, to remember that when behaving judiciously and prudently in dealing with the strongest player, relying on the self-interest of others to do so as well, they may not get it, and behave stupidly and weaken themselves against someone else, enabling the strongest player to then sweep to victory.
Saturday, June 12th, 2021
From Nieman Media Lab, a newsy perspective on Apple’s recent WWDC 2021 announcements:
Will my iPhone’s algorithms decide that a breaking news story from Bloomberg is “urgent,” “important,” or “time-sensitive”? How about something more feature-y pushed by The Atlantic, or a game score notification from ESPN?
Friday, June 11th, 2021
Jordan and Israel need to exchange electricity for water. Jordan can produce green solar-powered electricity at 60% of the cost that Israel can, while Israel is the world leader in processing sea water into drinking water. Jordan is in dire need of more water due to a massive influx of refugees who aren’t going anywhere, while Israel needs green electricity to power those desalinization plants.
Via Hacker News, and in the grand spirit of Charlie Munger’s edict to “Invert, always invert,” this is Julio Merino on “Always be Quitting”.
So what does it mean to always be quitting? It means “making yourself replaceable”; “deprecating yourself”; “automating yourself out of your job” … The key lies in NOT being indispensable … Paradoxically, by being disposable, you free yourself. You make it easier for yourself to grow into a higher-level role and you make it easier for yourself to change the projects you work on.
Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
I wouldn’t want to work on anything I didn’t want to take over my life.
Paul Graham, A Project of One’s Own
Sunday, June 6th, 2021
In Quillette, Kenny Xu and Christian Watson take the time to spell out the bleedin’ obvious: that Critical Race Theory does not extend but rather undermines the Civil Rights movement.
Only a racist believes that there is some fundamental skin-color-defined moral essence within any of us.
Saturday, June 5th, 2021
We are so used to saying “The internet changed everything” that we have forgotten it changed everything.
Peggy Noonan, What Drives Conspiracism
The US State Department will no longer use the term Abraham Accords, Arutz Sheva reports. This sucks.
Friday, May 28th, 2021
Federico Viticci of MacStories tours Apple’s new store on Via del Corso in Rome, saying it’s one of Apple’s most ambitious restoration projects to date.
Thursday, May 27th, 2021
At Lockheed-Martin, White Men As Full Diversity Partners — a workshop for senior executives. Well I guess that’s why they get paid the big bucks. Excruciating.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
The Lebanese are warming to Israel. I believe that one day there will be more than convivial relations between the two Levantine nations.
After some throat-clearing, Thomas Friedman promotes Trump’s Deal of the Century between Israel and the Palestinians. He writes regarding the Palestinian capital:
Biden should reshape U.S.-Israeli-Palestinian relations by opening a diplomatic mission to the P.A. — as the nascent Palestinian state government — near its headquarters in Ramallah.
That’s Ramallah, not Jerusalem, which is for Israel:
The U.S. should encourage the six Arab states that have normalized relations with Israel (Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates) to simultaneously move their embassies from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem…
And then this:
Biden should propose negotiations on peace with Trump’s plan as the starting point.
At CSS Tricks, developer Josh Collinsworth is full of praise for Nuxt which he used to build a hangman game. The article also details how to he made his web app feel like a native app using transitions, vibrations and sounds. And then he discusses how he actually make it an app, explaining the pitfalls of various approaches. Great info.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
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Children Will Pay the Price for 'Delta Alarmism'
Gavin Newsom Has Reason to Worry
Hillsdale's 1776 Curriculum an Antidote to Miseducation
Progressive Denial Won't Stop Violent Crime
COVID and Trumpian Politics Return to Amercia
To Spur Vaccinations, Make Fauci Go Away Forever
The MyPillow Guy Really Could Destroy Democracy
The Democrats Are the Real Threat to Freedom
How Teachers Unions Got CDC to Recommend Masking Kids
Vaccines Are Great. Masks Make Them Even Better
Fauci Is Finished
Biggest Threat to Democracy Isn't China. It's From Within
Biden's Equity Agenda Is Systemic Racism in Disguise
Pass Voting Rights Bill With or Without Republicans
Dems Channel King George III w/Election 'Reform' Schemes
Links for the intellectually curious, ranked by readers.
Covid in Sydney: Military deployed to help enforce lockdown
Terra (YC W21) Is Hiring in London (Full Stack)
England's Upper Classes – A Dangerous Cult
DaisyUI – Tailwind CSS Components
Billions in 'unknown' funds flowing into Canada's housing market [video]
Google Translate pronounces 'rooster' in Spanish
Descriptorless Files for Io_uring
Against Overuse of the Gini Coefficient
38% of remote workers work from bed
One Tenth of a Second
Hunting a bug in the i40e Intel driver
Cal Newport on an industrial revolution for office work
Slate – A completely customizable framework for building rich text editors
What the Heck is a Data Mesh?
So you want to self-publish books and courses on programming
Israel launches covid booster shot for over 60s starting Sunday
Israel is first country to approve covid vaccination for 5-11 kids
Raging protests spread to Tehran with shouts: “Clerics get lost!”
Covid Delta toll rises – 2,112 new cases, 4 deaths, 2.3pc positive tests
Tunisian president fires PM, freezes parliament after violent Covid protests
Israel reacts to balloon attacks with air strikes on Hamas facilities
Four blazes signal resumption of Palestinian balloon attacks from Gaza
Mysterious killing of senior IRGC officer in Syria
Government faces major defeat over Citizenship Law extension
Moscow’s changed line on Israel’s Syria raids followed first Putin-Biden summit
Prepared for the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Visions of Life for Israel's Arabs
Secret Iran Hacking Plans Against West Revealed
What Triggered the 1946 Attack by the Jewish Underground on British Headquarters in Jerusalem?
Iran Protests Gain Momentum Despite Deadly Crackdown
Why Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitic
Five States Move to Freeze Out Ben and Jerry's over Israeli Boycott
Casualties in the 2021 Gaza War: How Many and Who Were They?
Syrian Doctor Indicted in Germany for Crimes Against Humanity
Anti-Semitism Is Genuinely Unique among the World's Hatreds
84 Israeli Lawmakers Ask Unilever to Scrap Ben and Jerry's Boycott
Yad Vashem Marks Olympics with Online Exhibitions Commemorating Jewish and non-Jewish Athletes
Former German Intelligence Chief: Return to Iran Deal a Mistake
Israel Shifts to Standoff Weapons in Syria as Russia Restricts Its Freedom of Action
Jordan Foiled ISIS Plot to Kill IDF Soldiers
Gaza Terrorists Falsely Listed as Civilian Casualties
Your blood teems with a unique set of stealthy ‘anelloviruses’
Fewer citations for female authors of medical research
A blood marker predicts who gets ‘breakthrough’ COVID
Strange patterns could be the world's oldest animal fossil
Daily briefing: Predicting breakthrough COVID
Novel bile acid biosynthetic pathways are enriched in the microbiome of centenarians
How the coronavirus infects cells — and why Delta is so dangerous
Earthquakes triggered by underground fluid injection modelled for a tectonically active oil field
The lack of people of colour in science images must be fixed
Incoherent transport across the strange-metal regime of overdoped cuprates
Light bending and X-ray echoes from behind a supermassive black hole
Structural basis of ketamine action on human NMDA receptors
Rapid and stable mobilization of CD8+ T cells by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine
Daily briefing: How SARS-CoV-2 infects cells
A grim future awaits many children with type 2 diabetes
Jordan tourism expected to boom by 2023, tourism officials say
US to hit Iran with more sanctions for missile, drone program
Renewal of cross-border aid to Syria will not be automatic: Russia UN envoy
Children among 19 killed in Syria clashes
Nuclear talks with Iran ‘cannot go on indefinitely,’ says Blinken
Qatar approves electoral law for first legislative polls
President El-Sisi, Lebanese army chief discuss relations, cooperation
Egyptian electricity minister heads to Russia to launch equipment manufacturing project for Dabaa nuclear plant
Egypt completes initial design phase of MisrSat-2 satellite
Yemen’s Houthi militia reject US call to stop Marib offensive
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
An Elusive Synthesis
More Equal Than Others
Dr. Biden’s Lesson
The Effects of Legalizing Pot
Coronavirus: US targets unvaccinated as world races to contain Delta variant
Warming Earth means 83 million face death from heat this century
Nikola founder Trevor Milton freed on US$100 million bail after fraud arrest
Hong Kong-born former CIA officer accused of spying for China ‘can’t remember things’
US Navy charges sailor with starting fire that destroyed USS Bonhomme Richard warship
China ‘open minded’ on G7 talks over issues at heart of US-China trade war, WTO ambassador says
US lawmakers call on Hilton to cut link to Xinjiang project at site of bulldozed mosque
After Didi losses, US lawmakers demand probe into Chinese companies on American stock exchanges
BMW chases China car smugglers across Canada, their trail strewn with fake documents, bogus bank accounts
Malta government responsible for murder of Panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, inquiry finds
Brain candy for Happy Mutants
Pawp combines vet telemedicine and emergency vet funds into a new pet insurance alternative
Need to learn CompTIA, AWS, Cisco, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud? This training can help.
These charming night owls have a porch party when they think no one is watching
Watch this badass cable access host from 1999 make short work of troll callers
Say cheese! How bad photography has changed our definition of good pictures
Watch: Even jail won't let Matt Gaetz and Marj into their building, caught on video
Plug in these smart home outlets to make any connected device web-enabled for just $17
Singer-songwriter Pink offers to pay fines for women's beach handball team
Playdate pre-orders open
A Colorado cop was arrested on felony charges after new video shows him violently abusing a man
An Airbnb host abruptly canceled a family's vacation house when asked about security cameras
This seed starting kit is perfect for kitchen window herb growers
Unhappy Happy Meal customer tears apart a McDonald's, fights police
Hobby Lobby surrenders ancient Gilgamesh tablets to the US Government
The manga culture that is French fiscal policy
The vaccine lottery is a worthwhile investment
Thursday assorted links
A Step Closer to General AI
Lapses in insurance payments
America’s Covid policy remains largely a train wreck
Wednesday assorted links
My excellent Conversation with Niall Ferguson
Donald Trump and partisan fertility
Sports are good for student athletes
What should I ask Amia Srinivasan?
Tuesday assorted links
The Farrago of International Travel Restrictions
Why vaccine passports are a welfare-dominated approach
Growing Oligopolies, Prices, Output, and Productivity
Where the design community meets.
Spline Web Version - 3D Modeling Tools & Material Assets
SideNotes 1.3 – Quick Notes on Screen Side. Now with iCloud Sync, Themes and Many More
(Freebie) Figma Avatars Kit
The Future of Kentico CMS - Kentico Xperience
142+ Best Landing Page Templates 2021
Flagpack v2 — Open source flag icons to use in your design tool or in your code project
The top illustration styles
Bring photos to life with Figma: Fun Experiment
Hand Lettering Guide For Beginners
Design implementation review tutorial
The Ultimate Guide on Travel App Development
Font Emoji for Designers
AI-Powered Podcast Name Generator that will make you laugh and give you great podcast names
7 Daily Hacks For Programmers To Make Coding Skills Faster
The Ultimate Figma Flavoring Tutorial
Rumors and news on everything Apple since 1997
App Store, iTunes Store unavailable to some as outage hits Apple services [u]
Apple reportedly asking employees for COVID-19 vaccination status
Latest Apple Pay promo nabs Sonic, ParkWhiz and HotelTonight specials
Beatles producer says Spatial Audio album doesn't sound right, plans new mix
Apple says hardware leaks harm consumers
'Hamilton' star Phillipa Soo joins cast of Apple TV+ thriller 'Shining Girls'
Apple job listing hints at work on Class II medical device
Apple occupying temporary space in North Carolina as it builds $1B campus
How to find local points of interest in a new area using iOS map apps
watchOS 7.6.1 now available with patch for known security exploit
Preorders for retro-inspired Playdate gaming console have opened
CES 2022 to debut new digital initiative for NFTs and crypto
Opinions on corporate and brand identity work.
Announced: Brand New will Shift to Subscription Model
Spotted: New Logo for Blue Islands
Linked: Louis Vuitton Architecture
Noted: New Name and Logo for St. Louis City SC
Reviewed: Friday Likes 339: From Studio MPLS, Wade and Leta, and Unifikat Design Studio
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Vitkus Clinic by Tandemo
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for Netgen by IDnaGroup
Noted: New Logo and Identity for Correos de México by Carl Forsell
Spotted: New Logo for Playtika
Spotted: New Logo and Identity for The 19th by Page 33 Studio
Linked: Objects may be Closer than they Ap-pear
Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Lot61 by Smörgåsbord
Biting the hand that feeds IT
experiments in refactored perception