In lieu of weeknotes (late again, I know), here’s the first of three – three! – batches of links from 2006. I saved a lot of stuff that year:
- Come home and make this place poor again / Written five years ago, but far more relevant now, I think.
- Erasing the need for sleep / The idea of drugs like modafinil being used to facilitate a lifestyle really unsettles me.
- Doane Paper / “Combines the benefits of lined and grid paper onto a single sheet.” Saved for when I’ve filled up my remaining square-ruled Moleskines.
- The Tumblelist / This site’s still listed! (Even though I mostly gave up the tumblelog thing when I redesigned.)
- Where He-Man came from / Don’t know why I was under the impression the Masters of the Universe line was a hasty replacement for a failed Conan toy line; this clears the whole matter up.
- Scholars Discover 23 Blank Pages That May As Well Be Lost Samuel Beckett Play / “In what was surely a conscious decision by Mr. Beckett, the white, uniform, non-ruled pages, which symbolize the starkness and emptiness of life, were left unbound, unmarked, and untouched.”
- Ask a Former Professional Literary Agent / John Hodgman, before he was super famous.
- The Development of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy / Any philosopher who spends his afternoons watching cowboy movies is alright by me.
- Wikipedia entry on Vietnamese iced coffee / Still have to try this someday.
- Traces of New York City / A trace of my own travels around Dublin would be depressingly linear in comparison.
- magCulture.com/BLOG / A blog on US editorial design. American magazines on the whole are very design-y compared to their European counterparts, I feel.
- Color Names and RGB Values with Wide Browser Support
- Unobtrusive Sidenotes / Via Kottke, inspired by DFW’s hypertextist sidenotes experiment.
- Webpages as Graphs / Nice visualisations; explanatory notes here.
- The Rewards of Being Shy / Shy people may be quiet, but there’s a lot going on in their heads. Related: Extroverted Like Me: How a month and a half on Paxil taught me to love being shy.