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Swear Trek

Slack ammo.

Yoda Cakes Gone Wrong

Disappointed in your cakes I am.

Offline content with service workers · MadebyMike

This is a really great step-by-step walkthrough of adding a service worker to a website. Mike mentions the gotchas he encountered along the way, and describes how he incrementally levelled up the functionality.

If you’ve been going through a similar process, please write it down and share it like this!

My Decade of Blogging

Heartfelt congratulations to Remy on ten years of blogging.

More importantly, every single URL on my blog that’s ever been published still works, and even better than that (for me) is my archive showing off the decade of writing I’ve been producing over all this time 💪

The Blog That Disappeared - The New York Times

Fortunately there’s a back-up on the Internet Archive, but this tale of Google’s overnight destruction of fourteen years of writing is truly infuriating.

When we use their services, we trust that companies like Google will preserve some of the most personal things we have to share. They trust that we will not read the fine print.

When you pitch your tent in someone else’s walled garden, they can tear down your home whenever they want.

Dennis Cooper fears censorship as Google erases blog without warning | Books | The Guardian

Two weeks ago, writer and artist Dennis Cooper was checking his Gmail when something peculiar happened: the page was refreshed and he was notified that his account had been deactivated – along with the blog that he’d maintained for 14 years.

This is why the Indie Web exists.

His advice to other artists who work predominantly online is to maintain your own domain and back everything up.

Bowiebranchia

Nudibranchia or other opisthobranchia compared to the various looks of David Bowie.

Reboot! » Mike Industries

Mike’s blog is back on the Indie Web.

As someone who designs things for a living, there is a certain amount of professional pride in creating one’s own presence on the internet. It’s kind of like if an architect didn’t design their own house.

Classic Programmer Paintings

Painters and Hackers: nothing in common whatsoever, but this are classical painters depictions of software engineering.

A Helpful Diagram

Blogging through Venn diagrams.

The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens | New Republic

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.

Write What You Know (Now) · An A List Apart Column

Well, this is rather lovely!

I nodded along with host Jen Simmons and guest Jeremy Keith saying some very smart things about the web and its roots as the El train cut across Philadelphia. But at the 48-minute mark things got weird, because Jen and Jeremy basically started writing my column for me while I listened.

Read on for some great advice on conquering your inner critic.

An Offline Experience with Service Workers | Brandon Rozek

A great walkthrough of setting up a Service Worker for a blog. The code is here but more importantly, as Brandon says:

I wouldn’t be able to implement this myself if it wasn’t for some of the awesome people I mentioned earlier sharing their experience. So share, share, share!

Whatfettle ⁓ Note to self: write more

You read a lot and like the idea of writing. You know the best way to get better at writing is to write, so write!

The Slow Web | words from Cole Henley, @cole007

We become obsessed with tools and methods, very rarely looking at how these relate to the fundamental basics of web standards, accessibility and progressive enhancement. We obsess about a right way to do things as if there was one right way rather than looking at the goal; how things fit into the broader philosophy of what we do on the web and how what we write contributes to us being better at what we do.

No one will ever read this but

There’s something so beautifully, beautifully webbish about this: readings of blog posts found through a search for “no one will ever read this.”

Listen to all of them.

adactio.com on Huffduffer

I recorded audio versions of some of my favourite blog posts.

2 Kinds of People

Dividing the world in two.

Writing for Yourself (& the Power of Absolute Positioning)

We should write for ourselves, we should write about whatever we want to. Not just about the web either. Our twitter feeds don’t need to be a highlight reel of our best moments and not every blog post needs to be a stinging critique of the latest javascript framework. They just need to reflect who we are and what we think about and with any luck, when we look back on them, we might learn something about ourselves.

Posts from June 19th 2015 | Blog | Decade City

Orde liveblogged every single talk from Responsive Day Out 3!

Jaime Caballero on Instagram: “Live blogging by @adactio. He almost didn’t make it for his 100 words challenge.”

When you’re out celebrating at the end of Responsive Day Out and realise it’s just a few minutes to midnight and you haven’t published your 100 words yet.

‘That pig was a good influence’ with Jeremy Keith and Jeffrey Zeldman on Unfinished Business on Huffduffer

I had a lot of fun recording this episode with Andrew and Jeffrey. It is occasionally surreal.

Stick around for the sizzling hot discussion of advertising at the end in which we compare and contrast Mad Men and Triumph Of The Will.

Grant Morrison | Starting Over

Grant, like Emma, has recently started blogging again. This makes me very, very happy. And he’s doing it for what I consider to be all the right reasons:

But this is mostly a place for me to capture my thoughts, and an excuse to consider them, and an opportunity to understand them more fully.

Accessibility Wins

Marcy’s Tumblr blog of examples of accessibility in action on the web.

100 days: Archive

You might want to keep an eye on what the Clearlefties are doing here for the next hundred days.

One down, 99 to go.

as days pass by — Enabling Webmentions

Stuart has implemented webmentions on his site, which is great. It’s also fitting, as he is the inventor of pingback (of which webmention is a simpler reformulation).

Beautiful Maps

Cartography porn.

Blogging Known Style

Companies go out of business, get bought and change policies, so what if you had one place to originate all of your content then publish it out to those great social services? And hey, why not pull comments from those services back to your original post?

That’s the idea behind Indie Web Camp: have your own website be the canonical source of what your publish. But right now, getting all of the moving parts up and running requires a fair dollop of tech-savviness. That’s where Known comes in:

It’s similar to the WordPress model: you can create a blog on their servers, or you can download the software and host it on your own.

This post is a good run-down of what’s working well with Known, and what needs more work.

15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging - Anil Dash

I’d go along with pretty much everything Anil says here. Wise words from someone who’s been writing on their own website for fifteen years (congratulations!).

Link to everything you create elsewhere on the web. And if possible, save a copy of it on your own blog. Things disappear so quickly, and even important work can slip your mind months or years later when you want to recall it. If it’s in one, definitive place, you’ll be glad for it.

High Street Shops In Sci Fi Films

I’m not quite sure why this is funny, but I am quite sure that it is.

The Personal Blog – AVC

There is something about the personal blog, yourname.com, where you control everything and get to do whatever the hell pleases you. There is something about linking to one of those blogs and then saying something. It’s like having a conversation in public with each other. This is how blogging was in the early days. And this is how blogging is today, if you want it to be.

Here I Go Again On My Own : Elizabeth Spiers

In the days before comments on blogs, you could generally have a thoughtful conversation online without everything degenerating into madness and chaos simply because responding to a post required that you wrote a post on your own blog and linked back. This created a certain level of default accountability because if someone wanted to flame you, they had to do it on their own real estate, and couldn’t just crap all over yours anonymously.

Pop Sonnets

Modern pop songs retold as Shakespearian sonnets.

On Blogging - Plausible Thought

If you enjoy writing, or want to enjoy writing, just do it. You’ll probably worry that you have nothing to say, or that what you write is terrible, or that you couldn’t possibly write as well as Neil Gaiman. But silence those voices, get your head down and hit publish on something. Anything. And then do it again. And again.

A Brief History of Bloggering - The Morning News

An alternative history from a parallel timeline.

He started coding his own just weeks after Tim Berners-Lee, a tunnel engineer helping to build the STERN protein collider, discovered ancient scrolls buried in the Swiss soil that revealed the secrets of HTML.

Panorama Fail

The image-stitching algorithm is trying its best.

The Camera in the Mirror

Kubrickian pictures taken by the Google robot wherein it captures its own reflection.

Hamburger Fancy: Archive

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.

Signs from the near future

We better get used to them…

2001: A Space Odyssey | Typeset In The Future

Okay, this might just be my new favourite blog:

This site is dedicated to all aspects of movie and TV typography and iconography as it appears in Sci-Fi and fantasy movies.

The first post is all about 2001, and the writing is just the right shade of fun.

I’m already looking forward to future posts. (See what I did there?)

Screen shots of computer code

There’s something very satisfying about this televisual sleuthing:

Images of the computer code appearing in TV and films and what they really are.

This is a Website – Jeffrey Zeldman

I had a lovely dinner last night with Jeffrey, Tantek, Cindy and Daniel. A combination of nostalgia and indie web chatter prompted Jeffrey to pen this beautiful ode to independent publishing.

We were struggling, whether we knew it or not, to found a more fluid society. A place where everyone, not just appointed apologists for the status quo, could be heard. That dream need not die. It matters more now than ever.

Dinosaurs! WTF?

A blog covering the conservative dinosaur readiness movement.

Tab Closed; Didn’t Read

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.

Ask About Going Home

Some examples to illustrate the UK Border Agency’s latest campaign.

WTF Visualizations

Data visualisations that make no sense.

Sigh, JavaScript

A great little Tumblr blog from Dan Mall: a collection of sites that don’t work at all if JavaScript isn’t available.

‘Sfunny, I was talking about just this kind of thing at An Event Apart today.

Blogging Ourselves to Live

The internet never forgets? Bollocks!

We were told — warned, even — that what we put on the internet would be forever; that we should think very carefully about what we commit to the digital page. And a lot of us did. We put thought into it, we put heart into, we wrote our truths. We let our real lives bleed onto the page, onto the internet, onto the blog. We were told, “Once you put this here, it will remain forever.” And we acted accordingly.

This is a beautiful love-letter to the archival web, and a horrifying description of its betrayal:

When they’re erased by a company abruptly and without warning, it’s something of a new-age arson.

They’re Using It At Coffee Shops

You can’t demo a digital product without a cup of coffee on a wooden table.

Tumblr Shuts Down Popular Blogger: Who’s Next?

Yet another cautionary tale on why you should be homesteading instead of sharecropping.

ANAGRAMATRON

There’s something quite lovely about this: pairs of tweets that are anagrams of one another.

‘Kitten kitten kitten kittens’ — I.M.H.O. — Medium

This is what Medium is for.

If you want to read some of Dan Catt’s lesser thoughts, he has his own blog.

scificorridorarchive.com by Serafín Álvarez, 2013

Corridors in science fiction films.

Posthaven is the safe place for all your posts forever

This is a breath of fresh air: a blogging platform that promises to keep its URLs online in perpetuity.

You should write about yourself more

Yes! Yes! YES!

Tom is spot-on here: you shouldn’t be afraid of writing about yourself …especially not for fear of damaging some kind of “personal brand” or pissing off some potential future employer.

If your personal brand demands that you live your life in fear of disclosing important parts of your life or your experience, the answer is to reject the whole sodding concept of personal brands.

Do things I write about my personal life threaten my personal brand? Perhaps. Are there people who wouldn’t hire me based on things I write? Probably. Do I give even a whiff of a fuck? Absolutely not. I wouldn’t want to work for them anyway.

Google Poetics

The accidental beauty in Google’s autosuggest algorithm.

Textastrophe

These are mostly just mean …but kinda funny.

Tech companies that only hire men

Job postings that only use male pronouns.

See, this is why using “they”, while technically incorrect, can often be the least worst option.

The Worst Things For Sale » The Internet’s most horrible items. A daily blog.

These are like chindogu, but they’re all available from Amazon with accompanying reviews.

Abandonedography

Armchair travelling to Ballardian locations.

Histories Past

Documenting history through photography.

Adiphany

Clever advertising.

National Geographic Found

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.

Our Incredible Journey

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.

Ideas of March — All in the head

A wonderful rallying cry from Drew.

The problem:

Ever since the halcyon days of Web 2.0, we’ve been netting our butterflies and pinning them to someone else’s board.

The solution:

Hope that what you’ve created never has to die. Make sure that if something has to die, it’s you that makes that decision. Own your own data, friends, and keep it safe.

Posts from March 1st 2013 on Decade City

A blow-by-blow account of the Responsive Day Out by Orde Saunders who liveblogged the whole thing.

Scarfolk Council

Dispatches from the disturbing town of Scarfolk, where it is permanently the 1970s:

Scarfolk is more than its famous sewage treatment works, it’s more than its high security mental facilities; it’s more than its world renowned covens; it’s more than its fine reputation which it rebuilt after a spate of grizzly serial killings…

It’s funny and creepy in equal measure. Actually, the creepiness may be the larger measure.

Actual Facebook Graph Searches

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.

Bargain Bin Blasphemy

I think there might be some subliminal messages hidden in these album covers.

Squaremans | Gaming Culture Blog

Ostensibly about gaming (and written by Matt Colville who works in the games industry), this blog actually has a lot of interesting observations on sci-fi cinema. I like it.

The Pastry Box Project | 2 January 2013, baked by Chris Coyier

I heartily concur with Chris’s sentiment:

I wish everyone in the world would blog.

Street Mogs

A part-time postman documents all the cats he meets on his round:

Includes long haired mogs, short haired mogs, lazy mogs, active mogs, bashful mogs, brash mogs, brushed mogs, grand mogs, great mogs, wee mogs, twee mogs, affable mogs, unsociable mogs, mean mogs, clean mogs, smelly mogs, incarcerated mogs, liberated mogs, liberal mogs, loud mogs and quiet mogs.

Missed High Five

Schadenlulz.

display: none; | Laura Kalbag

Laura explains the problems with hiding content for small screens, and uses this as an opportunity to elucidate why you should blog, even if you’re think that no-one would be interested in what you have to say:

The point I’m trying to make is that we shouldn’t be fearful of writing about what we know. Even if you write from the most basic point of view, about something which has been ‘around for ages’, you’ll likely be saying something new to someone. They might be new to the industry, you might just be filling in the holes in someone’s knowledge.

YOU CHOSE WRONG

Documenting all the ways you could die in a choose-your-own-adventure book.

Guardian Truncation Team

Celebrating the work of the tireless men and women who shorten headlines so they’ll fit on your iPhone.

Scott Jenson | Exploring the world beyond mobile

Excellent! Scott has his own URL now. If you haven’t read everything he has written so far, start from the start and read every single post.

Your words are wasted - Scott Hanselman

Amen, Scott, A-MEN:

You are not blogging enough. You are pouring your words into increasingly closed and often walled gardens. You are giving control - and sometimes ownership - of your content to social media companies that will SURELY fail.

We could make history — I.M.H.O. — Medium

I quite the look of Medium, but Dave Winer absolutely nails it with this feature request:

Let me enter the URL of something I write in my own space, and have it appear here as a first class citizen. Indistinguishable to readers from something written here.

I think it might get a tattoo of this:

There’s art in each individual system, but there’s a much greater art in the union of all the systems we create.

Your Logo Is Not Hardcore

Quadrants created by two crossed lines in an X formation. Hardcore.

80’s Touch

The Old Aesthetic. It’s eighties-tastic!

Scripting News: How future-safe was the first Harvard blogging site?

A cautionary tale from Dave Winer of not considering digital preservation from the outside. We must learn the past. We must.

Monday 31 May 1669 (Pepys’ Diary)

Nine years and five months after he began publishing every entry in Samuel Pepys’ diary, Phil Gyford posts the last entry.

CONSUME CONSUME

I’m sure there’s a theme connecting all of these pictures. I just haven’t figured out what it is yet.

A City Like Ours - Street Photography – St. John’s, Newfoundland

I’m in St. John’s right now. Once you start perusing this excellent photoblog, you’re going to feel like you’re there too.

Context-Free Patent Art

This is wonderfully random: illustrations used to illustrate patent applications but without the context.

inspiring toilets

Inspired by the recent .net magazine article on “20 leading web designers’ desks for your inspiration”, here’s a blog dedicated to the place where the real web design magic happens: the designer’s poostation.

mariobatalivoice

I am very disappointed that the internet didn’t tell me sooner that Steve Albini has a food blog.

So just in case you didn’t already know: Steve Albini has a food blog.

Deutsch Doodles

These lovely doodles from Carla give me Fernweh for Germany.

The Daily Torygraph

There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).

THE MEW AESTHETIC

You can’t have a zeitgeisty internet meme without cats.

Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising

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!!

flux machine

Beautiful, funny, and disturbing Gilliamesque animated .gifs.

Screenshots of Despair

Existential ennui delivered through interface copy.

It’s a bookmark. But it’s also a magazine.

It’s a blog. It’s a bookmark. It’s a magazine.

dawdlr

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

HTML5 nurse

Sometimes the good folk at HTML5doctor.com get asked questions that might be better suited for a real, medical doctor. These are those questions.

audiolibre.net | Free sound anthology

A lovely sound blog from Steve Bowbrick (one of the curators of the sadly decommissioned Speechification). Here, he gathers found sounds of all kinds together: great audio grist for the huffduffing mill.

Did I ever tell you about the time….

There’s something zen-like about these banal stories of celebrity encounters.

MOUSTAIR

Funny but creepy. Freepy.

Where men meets moustaches meets hair meets moustaches meets hair meets MOUSTAIR.

Film on Paper

A blog that takes a detailed look at the art of the film poster.

Yelping with Cormac

Because Yelp needs Cormac McCarthy.

Everything I Make With My Makerbot

Brendan is posting pictures of everything he fabs. Fab!

Cream of tag soup - Ramblings about frontend stuff

Jake Archibald has a blog now. Subscribed.

Blackboards in Porn

Celebrating pornographers who go the extra mile when set dressing classroom porn and actually write something on the blackboard. What do they write, and is it correct?

Future of Science

As part of her with the Institute For The Future, Ariel is maintaining this great blog dedicated to open science and all-round nerdy goodness.

Gavin Rothery - Directing - Concept - VFX - Gavin Rothery Blog

This blog by the visual effects supervisor on Moon is packed full of wonderfully geeky sci-fi movie stories.

Responsive Web Design! | Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische has redesigned her site in a lovely and responsive manner.

Journal // One

It’s very gratifying to know that I encouraged someone to write something.

The Song

Matt is wearing his musical heart on the sleeve of the web.

Unqualified and unabashedly personal remarks on those bits of sound that make it all worthwhile.

jayzombiegram

Jessica is gathering all her Instagram photos into one blog. She really has quite an incredible eye.

The last post - Penmachine - Derek K. Miller

The final post in ten years of blogging. Derek is dead. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to write this.

LukeW | An Event Apart: All Our Yesterdays

Luke’s notes from my talk about long-term thinking and online preservation at An Event Apart in Boston.

danah boyd | apophenia » Tumblr disappeared me…

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.

kim jong-il looking at things

There appears to be an endless supply of subject matter for this.

Ten Sexy Ladies

I think that I too will begin rating all my experiences on a scale from one to ten sexy ladies.

This is genuinely hilarious stuff from the genius behind Fireland.

Weekend Reading: Responsive Web Design and Mobile Context « Cloud Four

Jason Grigsby pulls together a bunch of links related to responsive design, mobile web and that tricky context problem.

F*ck Yeah Headlines

Each weekday I find a headline on a major news site, and illustrate it without reading a word of the story.

Shady Characters

The secret life of punctuation.

Sad Star Trek

Life isn’t always happy and jolly in The Future.

[Citation Needed]

What a wonderful idea for a blog: “Collecting Wikipedia’s finest [citation needed] prose.”

Stephen Caver

A beautiful responsive design, within the confines of Tumblr.

Scripting News: Upcoming: The minimal blogging tool

Dave Winer is putting together technology to battle share-cropping and enable the Pembertonisation of your content: you host the canonical copy and distribute to third-party services.

No comment - QuirksBlog

PPK has switched off comments for much the same reason that I hardly ever have comments on adactio.com: our sites are places for us to broadcast rather than have a conversation.

The Super Awesome Music Blog Finder Thingy ™ - exfm labs

An excellent little service: give it your Last.fm username and it finds music blogs you’ll probably like. I’ve found a treasure trove of Huffduffer sources through this.

300 Songs

David Lowery is chronicling the history of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, song by song …with accompanying MP3s. It seems too wonderful to be true

If You Didn’t Blog It, It Didn’t Happen - Anil Dash

A thoughtful piece on how Twitter can complement blogging, but is far too often used as an impermanent substitute.

…if you didn’t blog it, it didn’t happen. In fact, I first wrote about this idea a bit on Twitter a few years ago. See if you can find it.

Clive Thompson on How Tweets and Texts Nurture In-Depth Analysis | Magazine

Could it be that the current penchant for quick, real-time bursts of content could actually be beneficial for more thoughtful, long-form content?

CHEESE PEOPLE

Cheeses Christ!

Dreams of Space - Books and Ephemera

A blog documenting printed visions of space exploration in the form of children's books.

Should you build your own home? (Phil Gyford’s website)

Oh, what a lovely metaphor! What's your online home?

A Hundred and One Wankers

A blog chronicling one cyclist's encounters with wankers on the road.

Understanding Graphics — Design For The Human Mind

A site on designing with data from the author of Visual Language For Designers: Principles For Creating Graphics That People Understand.

Derek Powazek - Your right to comment ends at my front door.

What he said. "The wonderful thing about the web is that anyone can contribute to it. If you have something to say, there are plenty of places to say it. But your right to post to someone else’s site rests with that someone else."

Hyperbole and a Half: Things That Can Make You Feel Like an Idiot Almost Instantly

I'm going to have to start ticking things off this list.

Fake Science

An excellent education resource.

Godzilla Haiku

Loving Godzilla 17 syllables at a time.

Aegirscopic

Aegir "two blogs" Hallmundur.

Talking Animal blug

This is the way to do an adaptable liquid layout. Media queries are your friend. Oh, and the content's good too.

Daring Fireball with Comments

A self-documenting explanation of why John Gruber doesn't have comments on his site.

This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post - Coyote Crossing

This is a pithy one-sentence description of a blog post, praising the author's insight.

Rise of the Tablog → Put Things Off

I think that reports of the death of the blog have been greatly exaggerated but I agree with just about everything written here.

Missed Connections

"Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down."

SPLENDOR CINEMA

The manager of Brighton's Duke of York's cinema has a blog.

Latest Videos from TIME.com

A great video reportage of this year's bloggies featuring a bit of a mandolin performance by yours truly.

A daily diary of Depression-era life, told on Twitter.: The Social Path

This is wonderful: a line-a-day diary from the 1930s turned into a Twitter account. It's like a microblogging version of Pepys's journal via RSS.

Austenbook

Pride and Prejudice told through Facebook.

isolani - Javascript: @Media Ajax - Day one

Mike has published his notes from day one of @media Ajax in London.

A new design | Clagnut § Blogging · Information design · Clagnut news

Richard has launched the redesign he's had bubbling away for a while now. 'Tis lovely and gridilicous.

hCard Wizard [Matthew Levine]

Words cannot describe how brilliant this is. In response to a whinging Twitter post I made, Matthew Levine created a bookmarklet to quickly and easily create simple hCards for easy adding to blog posts. It works beautifully.

An Event Apart: San Francisco [Day 2]...live blogging

Wesley Hodgson liveblogged the talk I just gave at An Event Apart San Francisco — Patterns in the process.

An Event Apart 2008 | The Web Life | ZDNet.com

Follow the fun at An Event Apart San Francisco thanks to the diligent liveblogging of Andrew Mager. The man's a machine!

THE ORWELL PRIZE

In a similar treatment to the Pepys blog, the diary of George Orwell is being republished as a blog offset by 70 years.

Berocca - Blogger Relief

Blogging can be hard. Here's some free relief. Sure, it's a shameless commercial promotion but it's kind of cute.

The Big Picture - Boston.com

This new photojournalism blog is filled with stunning imagery.

Adie Loves Polly

A four-year old girl named Adie blogs the photos she takes with her polaroid camera named Polly. That's all.

The Ampersand

A blog devoted entirely to the ampersand.

Rethinking the blog comment policy | Eloquation

Weighing up the pros and cons of allowing comments on blog posts.

Speechification

A blog of all the best bits of Radio 4.

Headshift :: Twitter scepticism: justified or not?

Lee is a Twitter sceptic. Shun the unbeliever, shhuuuunnnnn!

Planet BNM

The homepage of the local Brighton New Media mailing list has had a facelift. It's now a very nifty aggregator of Brighton geek content.

Tony Haile - Own Your Identity

Tony Haile—erstwhile traveling companion to Ben Saunders—has started a new project called Chi.mp which already has Josh Porter and Brian Oberkirch on board. Here's the accompanying blog.

Licence to Roam » BarcampBrighton - Portable Information

Liveblogged notes from a discussion I participated in at BarCamp Brighton 2 about Social Network Portability.

kottke.org is ten years old today (kottke.org)

kottke.org is 10. Many happy returns, Jason.

× × timoni.org × ×

I'm loving the typography on this blog.

The FAIL Blog

Chronicling moments of FAIL and sometimes EPIC FAIL.

The Hugh Grant Squid Test

A dictionary of all-sorts. An enpsychlo-blog. A compendium of ancient wisdom of modern usage. History, philosophy, and the world around you. A "Who's who?", a "How's when?" and "What on Earth is it?" A token nod in the direction of truth and a dip in the

No Ideas But In Things

"No Ideas But In Things is a library of controls, animations, layouts, and displays that might be a source of inspiration for interaction designers. Dan Saffer is the curator. The title comes from a William Carlos Williams poem."

Bent Objects

Cute pictures of everyday objects anthropomorphised into having an adventurous life.

Tantek's Thoughts — 2007 April: Vlogging lesson 1 - from Canon SD400 AVI to vlogpost

I keep meaning to post more videos to my blog and seeing as Tantek has the camera as I do, I'm making a note of what he does.

Why a Tittle?

A blog dedicated entirely to documenting inappropriate dotting of "I"s in otherwise capitalised words.

Third time’s a charm « Davidville

Tumblr has just added a shedload of new features.

Automattic Acquires Gravatar « Gravatar Blog

This is good news. You can expect Gravatar service to get faster and better.

Words to the Wise: Language and the Journal Sentinel

A language blog from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Faces in Places

Your brain is hardwired to respond to the shape of a face.

Twitter / David Recordon: I gotz me some hCard and XFN

Livejournal profile pages get some microformats lovin', That's a lot of hCards.

Blaby Conservative Future: Subscription Rate

This blogging Tory MP is stealing someone's bandwidth for the photo in this post. Said photo has been subtly altered. Hilarity ensues in the comments.

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is blogging. This makes me happy. All is well with the world.

PicoCool

Emily's new site for little snippets of design and subculture goodness looks like a treat.

i love typography

A new blog dedicated to, yup... typography. Looks like a keeper.

CrunchNotes » What A Comment Stream Would Look Like In A Meeting

Following on from my thoughts about comments on blogs, this video resonates.

Unstoppable Robot Ninja

Sidesh0w is dead! Long live the new Ethan! I for one welcome our unstoppable robot ninja overlords.

lowercase L

A blog devoted entirely to instances of all-caps writing that uses lowercase letter Ls.

ANN: Blogger adds hAtom microformat - Blogger Data API | Google Groups

"All new blogs, and all blogs that use Layouts and have unmodified blog page element templates now have hAtom classes in them."

shawnblanc.net » Why Daring Fireball is comment free

This transcription of John Gruber's justification for not having comments makes for superb reading. This is what blogging is really about.

strange maps

This blog devoted entirely to maps is far more interesting than it sounds. It's a treasure trove of weird and wacky stuff. Fascinating... and a complete time sink.

movabletype.org: Welcome to MTOS: the Movable Type Open Source Project

This is the secret I've been keeping ever since I visited Six Apart a few weeks back: Movable Type is going open source.

Airbag Blog Advisory System - Because words sometimes hurt

Because if you use Tim O'Reilly's sherrif badge, the terrorists have already won.

lifestreamblog.com

There's now a blog dedicated to the Lifestream concept. It looks the idea (and the word I coined) has legs.

Twitter (kottke.org)

Jason Kottke likes Twitter too.

indexed

A cute blog that uses ingenious diagrams to "make fun of some things and sense of others."

Stopdesign | Swing low

Douglas is blogging again. "To chronicle the bits and information around me. Short posts or long ones; on-topic or not; doesn’t matter. Just write."

Photo Matt » New Blog Design

Matt Mullenweg redesigns. I like it.

The 9th Incarnation of ShaunInman.com // ShaunInman.com/post

Shaun is pushing the boundaries of CSS as an indicator of the passage of the time. I'm really happy to see this kind of experimentation: this is exactly why we want separation of content and presentation.

dog or higher: Why blogging as we know it is over

Not if John keeps writing posts as good as this is, it's not.

mikroformate.org - Kollektivblog zum Thema Microformats

A German language blog devoted entirely to microformats. Klasse.

Grab Your Fork

A Sydney-based food blog that includes an event calendar (sadly not hCalendar). I'm going to trawl through the archives.

gastronaut

A food blog based in Brighton. This is a woman after my own heart.

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Is this thing on?

Jeffrey's only gone and turned on comments. Who's next? Joe? Me? I just hope he remembers the corollary of Sturgeon’s Law for blogs.

Brighton's Best Pubs

The blog of the book of the pubs of Brighton.

The Blog | Larisa Alexandrovna: MSM Plagiarism Strikes Again – AP Welcome to the Party | The Huffington Post

The Associated Press feels that blogs are good enough to steal from, but not good enough to credit.

Design View : Andy Rutledge - No Comments Here

Someone else who doesn't have comments enabled on his site explains his reasons.

Brighton Daily Photo - Dean Harvey

This blog has a picture taken in Brighton every day.

Newsvine - Comments on community

In a very meta move, I've seeded Newsvine with my post about comments (and Newsvine) with an eye to soliciting comments.

SimpleBits

Dan has redesigned. Or maybe that should be realigned. Either way, it feels just perfect. Talented bastard.

Samuel's Blog

The working example from Richard's chapter in Blog Design Solutions. It's a home-rolled PHP/MySQL blog for Samuel Pepys featuring beautiful typography... natch.

LIFEBLOG.anina.net: slides gave me an ultimatum

Anina, the blogging model, is told by her agency to stop blogging because "fashion and technology do not go together". Asshats.

New York Hack

The blog of a New York cab driver.

Cleanup on aisle 5

Hilarious account of a cross-cultural mix-up in a Brighton supermarket.

David Seah : FYI, I am Not Dave Shea

With a name like Dave Seah, misunderstandings are bound to occur.

Fairvue Central >> Bloggies >> Sixth Annual Weblog Awards

Nominations for the 2006 bloggies are open.

Jeremy Hermanns dot org » Alaska Flight #536 - Rapid De-Pressurization and Panic at 30K Feet

A blogger who was on a flight that lost cabin pressure blogs about it... with pictures.

BBC NEWS | Nick Robinson's Newslog

The Beeb is blogging on TypePad.

I Love Belle and Herbs

A foodblog about one cafe in Newcastle.

Farewell BBC - and hello Yahoo! (plasticbag.org)

Not only is Yahoo! snapping up all the coolest web apps (Flickr, Upcoming), they're snapping up all the best British bloggers too (Simon, Tom,...)

The Morning News - Roundtable: The French Paradox, by Josh Friedland

Three food bloggers discuss the differences in eating habits between France and America.

dooce: How to Charm the Holy Living Jesus out of Me

Leta is walking, much to my relief and absolute delight.

He's baaaack

Ladies and gentlemen.... John. Fucking. Oxton.

Rocketboom

A video blog (or vblog, if you prefer). It's fun.

The Bacon Show

A blog devoted to bacon recipes: one recipe a day... forever.

Berners-Lee on the read/write web

An interview with Tim Berners-Lee. He likes blogs.

two point three

This is a beautiful blog.

A hello-and-goodbye kind of post

So long and thanks for all the puppies.

The Law West of Ealing Broadway

The fascinating anonymous blog of an English magistrate (Justice of the Peace).

Bomb blasts plunge London into chaos from Guardian Unlimited: Newsblog

The Guardian blog is keeping a running update on events in London.

kickAAS

Kick All Agricultural Subsidies. Here's a blog I can really get behind.

A BBC radio report on blogging

Tom Coates, Heather Armstrong and others weigh in with their thoughts. Tom has a sexy radio voice.

5 years of little. yellow. different.

Ernie's been writing online for five years. Mozzeltof!

Niggle

I really like the layout of this blog about design details. Nary a dropped shadow and barely a gradient in sight.