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Undergoing a public redesign. Please excuse the state of undress.

14 people are viewing this product, but not really.

Cheating is not very clever. Using Javascript to cheat is just incompetent.

Should have named that function fomo() and put that logic in the back end, huh?

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Software

Returns are book-drop, baby.

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Books

Avro Arrow.

The ground-breaking jet that was grounded in 1959
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Design

The hero’s journey.

Why risk your life to protect others
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Humour

A newsletter on the economic possibilities of the extraterrestrial sphere.

Quartz‘s Space Business is fantastic.

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Business + Economy

Signal Flag Poems.

Pictorial translations of Hannah Weiner’s poems using the international Code of Signals for ships at sea
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Art

Distancing at work.

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Humour

The 4-node ARPA network.

The ARPANET network diagram in 1969

The history of the URL

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Geek Stuff,Internet + Web

“We need a trick to feel our joys as deeply as our griefs.”

“…our minds have evolved to do the work of the day — deciding whether or not to euthanize the dog, or where to put the pies so that the dog won’t eat them, or how to get a bottle of bleach into the house to disinfect the house without infecting the house.”
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Art

A prisoner’s perspective on tech progress…

The social networking website Myspace plunged into the great abyss, effectively ending the reign of profile building creativity as we know it. Utilitarianism seems to be the default everywhere nowadays.

After 10 Years in Tech Isolation, I’m Now Outsider to Things I Once Had Mastered
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Internet + Web

Dress David Rose.

Beautiful work by Lynn Fisher

Beautiful work by Lynn Fisher.

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HTML + CSS

The Atmosphere of Crime.

Raiding Detectives, Chicago, Illinois (Photo by Gordon Parks, 1957)
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Modern Life Is Rubbish

Masks of Congo.

SAPE, meaning Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, or “elegant persons who create ambience”

Beautiful photography at Congo in Conversation.

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Photography

Hello boredom…

Bliss—a-second-by-second joy and gratitude at the gift of being alive, conscious—lies on the other side of crushing, crushing boredom. Pay close attention to the most tedious thing you can find (Tax Returns, Televised Golf) and, in waves, a boredom like you’ve never known will wash over you and just about kill you. Ride these out, and it’s like stepping from black and white into color. Like water after days in the desert. Instant bliss in every atom.

David Foster Wallace
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Language

Generative art.

Starting with order.

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Art,Software

Cake therapy.

Quarantine woes
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Humour

Marcus DeSieno.

What does a computer see when it looks at a photograph?

Recognition Patterns

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Photography

How to attain precision in manufacturing to millionths of an inch.

Wayne R. Moore has assembled in the 350 pages of Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy the company's intimate knowledge of and experience with mechanical accuracy, and how to achieve it.
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Design,Science