New Statesman | H G Wells: “It seems to me that I am more to the Left than you, Mr Stalin”
In 1934, H G Wells arrived in Moscow to meet Soviet writers interested in joining the international PEN Club, of which he was then president. While there, Stalin granted him an interview. His deferential conversation was criticised by J M Keynes and George Bernard Shaw, among others, in the New Statesman.
Stock photos that don’t suck — Design / UX — Medium
Finding great stock photos is a pain. You’re left with either low-res amateur photos, people wearing cheesy headsets, or photos that are out of budget for the project you’re working on. Below is an ongoing list (so bookmark it) of the best stock photo sites I’ve come across.
Amazon Smartphone Photos, Specs and Details Revealed: Exclusive Report | BGR
BGR gives the world an exclusive first look at the unannounced smartphone Amazon is set to debut in the coming months
Short Ribs Time and Temp – Recipe – ChefSteps
Creative possibilities are especially compelling aspects of sous vide cooking. The ability to cook ingredients for prolonged periods of time at carefully controlled temperatures can yield appealing textures that are impractical, or even impossible, to achieve using conventional cooking techniques. Throughout this course we'll explore these possibilities; below is a showcase of the range of textures that you can easily achieve by sous vide cooking a tough, but flavorful cut of meat like beef short rib.
Introduction to Huginn on Vimeo
Huginn is a open source system for building agents that observe the world and act on your behalf. This is an introductory screencast. Your agents are standing by!
The slow, sad death of Last.fm
Last.fm used to know about bands before they were cool. Alas, there’s nothing up-and-coming about Last.fm these days.
Steve Jobs wasn’t even okay with Google hiring former Apple engineers | Breaking Apple News, Tips and Reviews from The Unofficial Apple Weblog
it would be much easier to "move on, forget, forgive" if only his assholness wasn't so much glorified by a crowd of brain-dead managers, wanting to be the next Steve Jobs "because he was awesome".
Photographing A Town That Never Was – The Meta Picture
Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith has spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he holds very dear to his heart. There is something that always drew him to it, and the images he created are simple, but stunning. They glow with small-town charm and innocence, reminiscent of days and decades past.
Minimum Viable Personality – AVC
PERSONALITY IS API FOR LOYALTY. NO ONE CARE WHICH BORING STRANGER IS NEXT. BUT ALWAYS WANT FRIEND NEXT.
Taking A Second Look At Free Fonts | Smashing Magazine
Once thought of as amateurish by professional designers, free and open-source fonts have gone through something of a renaissance in just the last few years. The quality of available free fonts has increased dramatically. To be frank, free fonts don’t have a good reputation, and often they are knock-offs of thoroughly crafted, already established typefaces. So is it time for professional designers to take a second look?
Why I reimagined “LOTR” from Mordor’s perspective – Salon.com
Kirill Yeskov explains what led him to write "The Last Ringbearer," his parallel version of Tolkien's classic
Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers
Upon inspecting closer, I noticed that my entire address book (including full names, emails and phone numbers) was being sent as a plist to Path. Now I don’t remember having given permission to Path to access my address book and send its contents to its servers, so I created a completely new “Path” and repeated the experiment and I got the same result – my address book was in Path’s hands.
Domestic violence blighted my home. That’s why I support Refuge | Patrick Stewart | Comment is free | The Guardian
Patrick Stewart's very moving article on domestic violence.
The Fireplace Delusion : Sam Harris
The case against burning wood is every bit as clear as the case against smoking cigarettes. Indeed, it is even clearer, because when you light a fire, you needlessly poison the air that everyone around you for miles must breathe. Even if you reject every intrusion of the “nanny state,” you should agree that the recreational burning of wood is unethical and should be illegal, especially in urban areas.
Men Don’t Tell | MetaFilter
Goddamn, Metafilter, sometimes you depress me.
This Is What A Scientist Looks Like
Change the perception of who and what a scientist is or isn't.
PLoS ONE: The Distance Between Mars and Venus: Measuring Global Sex Differences in Personality
The idea that there are only minor differences between the personality profiles of males and females should be rejected as based on inadequate methodology.
Everything you need to know about buying a camera | The Verge
Voor als er nog eens iemand vraagt welk fototoestel ze zouden moeten kopen.
Iconic Images Without Their Subjects: An Artist’s Rendering – NYTimes.com
An empty road during the Vietnam War. A hilltop landscape in Spain. A nondescript motel balcony in Memphis.
These otherwise ordinary settings are the backdrops to photographs that have become icons of history.
How Many Stephen Colberts Are There? – NYTimes.com
There used to be just two Stephen Colberts, and they were hard enough to distinguish. The main difference was that one thought the other was an idiot.
Visoog Google Earth
Google Kills Its Other Plus, and How to Bring It Back – Waxy.org
As Google marginalizes its core base, it's opened the door for smaller, more nimble startups, such as DuckDuckGo, a one-man project that's quickly becoming the go-to search engine for discriminating nerds.
Anti-Semitism | Embassy of the United States Brussels, Belgium
Geen flauw idee waarom men ('t is te zeggen News Gingrich) dit als antisemitisme beschouwt. Ik vond dat een redelijk degelijke analyse, gelijk.
Benny Hinn – Dark Lord of the Sith – YouTube
THE POWER OF THE FORCE COMPELS YOU! THE POWER OF THE FORCE COMPELS YOU!
straup/parallel-flickr @ GitHub
parallel-flickr is a tool for backing up your Flickr photos and generating a database backed website that honours the viewing permissions you've chosen on Flickr.
parallel-flickr is still a work in progress. It ain't pretty or classy yet but it works.
Interactive Fiction Competition Online Play: Taco Fiction
You shouldn't be sitting in the driver's seat. You should be getting out on the passenger side, and there should be someone else sitting at the wheel, key in the ignition, keeping an eye out.
And that's probably how this would be going down, if you had any friends left.
Yes. Take a minute to reflect on the choices you've made.
No. Don't do that. You need to be prepared mentally. You need to be one hundred percent involved in what you are about to do. You and yourself are all you need to come out of this smelling like a rose.
You, yourself, and maybe that sweet little slab of steel in your pocket, that two-and-a-half-pound insurance policy, that cold, hard…
Do not waste time being poetic about your gun. Get out of the car.