Other Ten Percent 6/21/13

Jun 21 2013

So we’re trying a new new thing. It’s kind of what I was describing last time and just giving up and doing what I’ve always done AT THE SAME TIME. In fact, that’s exactly what it is. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I’m going to automate a traditional Other Ten Percent that’s a lot lighter on the commentary. In fact it’ll just be a fairly quick little note up here that maybe describes a through-line to this stuff as best as I can find it. The format of the individual entries will probably shift slightly as I use IFTTT with a different RSS reader and have it send stuff to Twitter at 30 minute intervals but todays is just the way it spits stuff out of Google Reader so it’s just the title, the link and the time of posting. “David, that is not enough commentary! I want to know what you think about the world because I am one of those 35 die-hard people that actually care about that!” Okay I get it hypothetical voice of my audience that sounds like nobody in my audience. CALM DOWN. M/W/F is going to be commentary light but that’s because on Tuesdays and Thursdays I plan or posting bits of correspondance with members of YOU my incredibly small audience, about various topics of interest to OTP readers. So far I’ve got some promising conversations going about both Kanye West’s new album and Shakespeare so…that’s this blog in microcosm. Anyway, you can look forward to those next week. For now, here’s a bunch of links with no context.

Lake Bell’s In a World…
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
June 18, 2013 at 06:40AM
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The making of Digg Reader
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
June 20, 2013 at 09:30AM
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NYPL Time Traveller, An App That Integrates With Foursquare to Show Users Historical Sites in New York City
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
June 20, 2013 at 09:42AM
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Bioshock’s Ken Levine writing Logan’s Run movie remake
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
June 20, 2013 at 10:08AM
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Blunders of Genius: interesting errors by Darwin, Pauling, and Einstein
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
June 14, 2013 at 06:11AM
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The Future of Civil Disobedience Online
via io9 http://io9.com
June 17, 2013 at 08:00AM
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The 1860s Bar, Improv Everywhere Pranks People By Turning a Brooklyn Bar Back 150 Years
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
June 17, 2013 at 09:29AM
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Digital Grotesque: A 3D Printed Room
via Fabbaloo Blog http://fabbaloo.com/blog/
June 17, 2013 at 11:01AM
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Why delicate men die more frequently than robust ladies
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
June 17, 2013 at 02:40PM
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Novelty Twitter Account of the Day: Feminist Taylor Swift
via The Daily What http://thedailywhat.cheezburger.com/
June 17, 2013 at 03:55PM
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Five great myths of cocktail chemistry
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
June 18, 2013 at 08:14AM
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“The Mortifying Ordeal of Being Known”
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
June 18, 2013 at 08:15AM
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Giant Optical Illusions That Transform Buildings and Cities
via io9 http://io9.com
June 18, 2013 at 03:34PM
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Lexicon: smart, sharp technothriller from Max “Jennifer Government” Barry
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
June 19, 2013 at 05:54AM
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Cinder, An Open Source Creative Coding Platform
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
June 19, 2013 at 01:15PM
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Photodocumentary: the electrification of Los Angeles
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
June 19, 2013 at 03:19PM
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Hark, a Vagrant: The Secret Garden
via Hark, A Vagrant! http://www.rsspect.com
June 20, 2013 at 02:29PM
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John Hodgman’s Ragnarok
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
June 20, 2013 at 03:04PM
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You’ll notice there were a lot more of these than there usually are and you may be asking if that will always be the case. The answer to that, obviously, is “No. GOD NO. Well, maybe. I dunno. It kinda depends. We’ll see.”

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