Painters and Hackers: nothing in common whatsoever, but this are classical painters depictions of software engineering.
A fascinating insight into some of Tumblr’s most popular accounts:
Some posts get more than a million notes—imagine a joke whispered in biology class getting a laugh from a city the size of San Francisco.
It’ll be a real shame when Tumblr disappears.
That’s “when”, not “if”. Remember:
In 2013, Yahoo bought Tumblr.
Dividing the world in two.
Marcy’s Tumblr blog of examples of accessibility in action on the web.
You might want to keep an eye on what the Clearlefties are doing here for the next hundred days.
One down, 99 to go.
I’m not quite sure why this is funny, but I am quite sure that it is.
Modern pop songs retold as Shakespearian sonnets.
The image-stitching algorithm is trying its best.
Kubrickian pictures taken by the Google robot wherein it captures its own reflection.
This Tumblr blog has the grandiose ambition of being “a showcase of the hottest hamburger icons on the web”, but amazingly, they’ve actually succeeded in documenting every single example of a cool hamburger icon.
We better get used to them…
There’s something very satisfying about this televisual sleuthing:
Images of the computer code appearing in TV and films and what they really are.
Usually I find these kinds of name-and-shame collections to be unnecessarily mean-spirited. In this case, the sites being named and shamed are themselves guilty of far worse rudeness.
I bet you’re going to just keep clicking and clicking and clicking…
Some examples to illustrate the UK Border Agency’s latest campaign.
‘Sfunny, I was talking about just this kind of thing at An Event Apart today.
You can’t demo a digital product without a cup of coffee on a wooden table.
Fodder for a Markov chain.
Yet another cautionary tale on why you should be homesteading instead of sharecropping.
There’s something quite lovely about this: pairs of tweets that are anagrams of one another.
Ben proposes an alternative to archive.org: changing the fundamental nature of DNS.
Regarding the boo-hooing of how hard companies have it maintaining unprofitable URLs, I think Ben hasn’t considered the possibility of a handover to a cooperative of users—something that might yet happen with MySpace (at least there’s a campaign to that effect; it will probably come to naught). As Ben rightly points on, domain names are leased, not bought, so the idea of handing them over to better caretakers isn’t that crazy.
These are mostly just mean …but kinda funny.
Job postings that only use male pronouns.
See, this is why using “they”, while technically incorrect, can often be the least worst option.
Armchair travelling to Ballardian locations.
Documenting history through photography.
Celebrating 125 years of National Geographic, this Tumblr blog is a curated collection of photography from the archives. Many of the pictures are being published for the first time.
A collection of those appalling doublespeek announcements that sites and services give when they get acquired. You know the ones: they begin with “We’re excited to announce…” and end with people’s data being flushed down the toilet.
Another Tom Scott project:
I had to take one more quick, cheap shot — and I think a Tumblr blog is the quickest, cheapest shot it’s possible to take.
I think there might be some subliminal messages hidden in these album covers.
Documenting all the ways you could die in a choose-your-own-adventure book.
Celebrating the work of the tireless men and women who shorten headlines so they’ll fit on your iPhone.
The not-so-new-but-hella-fun aesthetic.
Quadrants created by two crossed lines in an X formation. Hardcore.
The Old Aesthetic. It’s eighties-tastic!
I’m sure there’s a theme connecting all of these pictures. I just haven’t figured out what it is yet.
This is wonderfully random: illustrations used to illustrate patent applications but without the context.
These lovely doodles from Carla give me Fernweh for Germany.
There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).
You can’t have a zeitgeisty internet meme without cats.
Yeah, it’s an easy target …but the cumulative effect is very funny.
Holy sh!t. Did you see that interstitial? That was dope. Refresh, refresh!!
Beautiful, funny, and disturbing Gilliamesque animated .gifs.
A twitter for the Long Now from Russell Davies. You can submit an answer to the question “What are you doing, you know, more generally?” to:
Dawdlr, c/o RIG, 32-38 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4RQ
Sometimes the good folk at HTML5doctor.com get asked questions that might be better suited for a real, medical doctor. These are those questions.
Funny but creepy. Freepy.
Where men meets moustaches meets hair meets moustaches meets hair meets MOUSTAIR.
Yet another reason to host your own content instead of sharecropping; danah boyd wakes up one morning to find her Tumblr account has been moved to a different URL.
There appears to be an endless supply of subject matter for this.
Brilliant; just brilliant. Connor O’Brien remains skeptical about the abstract permanence of “the cloud.” The observations are sharp and the tone is spot-on.
If your only photo album is Facebook, ask yourself: since when did a gratis web service ever demonstrate giving a flying fuck about holding onto the past?
Garret Murray turns the snark up to eleven. "People post ridiculous 'art' to Tumblr. These pieces frequently make it into Popular. I reblog them here and call them out for being stupid."
Tumblr has just added a shedload of new features.