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Linkdump for January 26th

by Rob Friesel

Quinoa bad for Bolivian and Peruvian farmers? Ignore the media hand-wringing. Ari LaVaux, writing for Slate Magazine. tl;dr: It's OK to buy quinoa, just do everyone the favor of looking for Fair Trade, sustainably cultivated quinoa. (tagged: politics food economics sustainability quinoa ) Writing Testable Frontend Javascript Part 1 – Anti-patterns and their fixes Shane […]

Linkdump for October 20th

by Rob Friesel

Photographers, embrace Instagram Richard Koci Hernandez, at CNN.com. Great piece on Instagram and "phone photography" more generally. Photo apps won't magically give Jane the smartphone photographer a better sense of composition, or lighting, or framing. The apps and filters only change a photo's look and aesthetic feel. That doesn't make it a better photo. If […]

Linkdump for August 10th

by Rob Friesel

What Google Could Learn From Pixar Harvard Business Review (via DF): Despite an unbroken string of 11 blockbuster films, Catmull regularly says, "Success hides problems." It's an insight Google should acknowledge and act on. Google's leadership admirably tolerates failure on side-projects (and big projects as well), but what Pixar has that Google does not is […]

Linkdump for March 23rd

by Rob Friesel

A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain at Princeton University — the real "this is why you're fat": "Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that […]

Linkdump for March 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Waterloo And to keep it balanced, a quote from FrumForum: This time, when we went for all the marbles, we ended with none. UPDATED: looking at this again, this here might be the more relevant pull quote1: Could a deal have been reached? Who knows? But we do know that the gap between this plan […]

Linkdump for January 16th

by Rob Friesel

Super Dress Up Morgan Freeman at Jay is Games (via woot.com) — w? t? f…? (tagged: illustration surreal games blog ) Poor, Poor Child. You have no idea. "It's OK to suck at math; you won't be using much anyway." (tagged: blog software humor programming coding essay ) A Form of Madness at Dive Into […]

Linkdump for September 14th

by Rob Friesel

JavaScript Framework Matrix “Overview with functions and examples” (tagged: javascript jQuery Ext framework reference work ) Yojimbo, and The Case for Anything Buckets by Shawn Blanc (via DF) — interesting redux of Yojimbo and there are some very compelling arguments in there (perhaps I should give it a shot?) (tagged: yojimbo Mac osx software review […]

Linkdump for August 27th

by Rob Friesel

Things plug-in syntax – Things Wiki (tagged: Quicksilver Things ) A Message on Ted Kennedy to Conservatives Who Hated Him (Mostly Profanity-Free for the Kiddies) at The Rude Pundit (via XJ's Twitter stream) (tagged: TedKennedy politics history ) tap tap tap ~ Convert design evolution Worth the watch. (tagged: video ui usability design ux ) […]

Linkdump for May 26th

by Rob Friesel

China Miéville on Crime Novels Scalzi "gives the floor" to China Miéville re: his new novel. (tagged: literature essay todo ) Cover Story: Finger Painting at The New Yorker Blog — seen referenced/linked in multiple places already… Just plain "wow". Watch the video. (tagged: video iPhone illustration art ) First Look: Roxio Easy VHS to […]

Linkdump for May 11th

by Rob Friesel

Man, 30, gives ‘birth’ to his twin at The Sun (via B²) — HOLY WTF? (tagged: science weird ) The Ultimate Guide to .htaccess Files via Nettuts+ (tagged: webdev htaccess apache ) Burlington police walk the beat at The Burlington Free Press — I tip my hat to the officers; may this approach grow and […]