Safari: An unread count for Gmail →
An interesting tip from Mac OS X Hints.
Charley Harper as Illustrator – The Animal Kingdom... →
I love his style so much. Via the wonderful Codex xcix, which is presenting Harper’s works in parts — this is part III of the 1960s cycle; if you like this kind of illustrations, check also Ford Times, Tin Lizzie & Dinner For Two, the Golden Book of Biology and Bambi and Childcraft.
Bruce Schneier on WikiLeaks →
Brief and no-nonsense post by Bruce Schneier. He makes a very interesting point: 4. […]. WikiLeaks is just a website. The real story is that “least trusted person” who decided to violate his security clearance and make these cables public. In the 1970s he would have mailed them to a newspaper. Today he uses WikiLeaks. Tomorrow he will have his choice of a dozen similar...
I am conflicted about the right balance between the visibility required for...– Wikileaks and the Long Haul « Clay Shirky
Don't shoot the messenger for revealing... →
Julian Assange’s op-ed in The Australian.
My message to Tumblr: I understand
The recent Tumblr downtime hasn’t been pretty, but I wanted to send a different message instead of joining the angry crowd of Tumblr users who have shown an undoubtedly strong reaction to the unfortunate event. The fact is, most Tumblr users are spoiled. We enjoy a free blogging platform, without ads, without limits as to the blogs we can create. I have five tumblelogs myself, and other...
I am increasingly annoyed by the redundancy of links inside articles I read on the Web. I mean, if you’re talking about the smartphone market and inevitably mention Apple, Google, RIM, Palm, Android, WebOS, etc., is it really necessary to link to their respective websites? I myself am guilty of such behaviour when I write articles on my blogs, but I’m willing to stop doing that. I...
Volume 2 of U&lc available for download →
Allan Haley, in the Fonts.com blog: The last issue in the Volume No. 2 series, proclaimed the winners of the first annual Upper and Lowercase International Typographics Competition. Today, this provides a peek at the best typography of 35 years ago. Click below, and you will be rewarded with downloadable files of the second volume of U&lc. Enjoy!
I, Reader - by Alexander Chee →
You have to read this.