My talk, like New Zealand itself, was a bit of a whirlwind. I roused the hungover crowd on Friday morning with a look back at my childhood on the Sunset Strip and how it shaped my later views on creative and financial independence. The talk's now online, and you can watch it here. I'm pretty happy with how it came out, hope you like it.
The Indiepocalypse at Webstock 2014
Posted Apr 14, 2014
July 24, 2015
State of Georgia sues Carl Malamud for copyright infringement — for republishing annotations of their legal code, not the code itself
PICO-8 — "a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs"
July 23, 2015
Boing Boing on Manyland, the pixel MMO — amazing to see how it's evolved, the timelapse is beautiful chaos
NYT on the legality of Sandra Bland's arrest — straightforward explanation of everything they screwed up
July 22, 2015
British Movietone posts video archive to YouTube — a followup to my 2008 post about their formerly-inaccessible darkweb
Deep Dreamer — Mac app to easily make deepdream images; Yosemite or newer only
July 21, 2015
@StayWokeBot — a bot intended to help clue people into issues of social inequality
Study finds poorly-performing men more likely to harass women in online gaming — I'd love to see this repeated in other competitive online communities
Out of the Blue — Metafilter's new podcast going deeper on stories surfaced by the community
Why Are You So Angry? — six-part series on Internet aggression, focused on Gamergate as a case study; good followup
Final episode of the Double Fine Adventure documentary — one of the best explorations of the challenges of making something, at a particularly interesting time for indie games
Erica Joy's salary transparency experiment at Google — "People asked for and got equitable pay based on data in the sheet"
Trolling the KKK with a sousaphone — music request: Yakety Sax at Westboro Baptist Church
Paul Ford on the Ashley Madison hack — touches on other major hacks and the ethics of outing personal information
Gawker reports on Gawker resignations — super inside baseball, an existential crisis over whether the site is "too mean"
Zero-day exploit remotely controls Jeep Cherokees — an estimated 471,000 vehicles are vulnerable, including brakes, transmission, and GPS
July 14, 2015
Echochamber.js — from multiplayer to single-player
The Web We Have to Save — "What are we exchanging for efficiency?"
Lightyear.fm — terrestrial radio can't make it past a few light years, but who's counting
July 13, 2015
mothgenerator — beautiful algorithmic insects
What happens when you give email addresses to 70,000 trees? — oh, and the trees like to reply
Patent troll lawsuits hit all-time high — 90% of high-tech patent lawsuits are filed by trolls
New Yorker on the impending earthquake that will devastate the Pacific Northwest — some light Monday morning reading for all my Portland friends
July 9, 2015
The Verge's profile on The Awl — deliberately staying small and focused, excluding an audience they don't care about
Slack launches emoji reactions and voting — so much more expressive than a fav alone