Other Ten Percent 5/3/12

May 03 2012

Today was more productive than Monday or Tuesday but, strangely, also more boring. I ate a burger for lunch and that was sort of a highlight. That should give you an idea of how the rest of my day went. Oh look it’s the internet. Thank God.

Want to Make Better Guacamole? (Step 1: Put Down the Avocado and Read This First)
Oh my God you guys we’re going to make all the damn Guacamole now. Seriously. This is like the most delicious looking blog post I think I’ve ever seen.

Mark’s favorite mobile games
There’s some pretty fantastic choices on this list but maybe don’t play these unless you’ve got a few days of your life to burn.

Text-Only Instagram
Jesus why didn’t I think of this? Billion dollar idea just waiting to happen.

Harvey and Rabbit TV Ad
I probably should not like this as much as I do since it’s a blatantly manipulative ad about the power of blatantly manipulative ads. And yet…that is a cute dog.

The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction
The New Aesthetic is still happening and it’s still cool and Sterling’s still working on it but it kinda seems like the exciting stuff is happening over in…

Emmett of London – The Mathematician, Slim Fit Linen Shirt
The fashion world where, and maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part, people really seem to be trying to bridge the gap between crazy go nuts New Aesthetic bullshit fashion and stuffy traditionalism with stuff like this that…okay I’m not loving this specific example and I’m certainly not paying 200 bucks for this shirt but the general idea of computer aided patterns in your clothes that let you do stuff like this seems like it has a lot of potential.

Supercut of the Day
Finally, a supercut that is short enough, and hyper-specific enough, that I can actually support its existence.

How To Talk to Your Parents About Spotify
Okay so this is pretty much amazing if only because it’s a spot on parody of a public service announcement. Also because of, well, EVERY SINGLE DETAIL ABOUT THIS.

My Information Diet: Practical Website Capture
After the Accelerando breakdown the other day Warren Ellis has gone into a ton of detail about how he keeps up with the internet. How much detail? There’s a part two. It’s a great peek at how somebody much smarter than me about the future keeps an eye on the internet and it doubles as the tutorial on how you could create your own OTP feed for your world that I never bothered to write.

Webcomics Roundup
Guys! I am in a quandry. Nedroid posted one of the funniest comics that I’ve ever seen from them and that’s saying something. BUT! Ryan North posted a picture of himself and several other webcomics luminaries WITH THE ENTIRE CAST OF STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION. So Here I am forced to decide between the two. If only there was some way I could post both of them for you. IF. ONLY.

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