There are some delightfully dark touches to this Cory Doctorow coming-of-age near-future short story of high school students seizing the means of production.
Here’s a fun premise for a collection of sci-fi short stories:
Flight 008 through a temporary wrinkle in the local region of space-time. What these passengers will soon find out as they descend into SFO is that the wrinkle has transported them 20 years in the future, and the year is now 2037.
Read the stories of the passengers from Flight 008, imagined by the world’s top science fiction storytellers, as they discover a future transformed by exponential technologies.
Authors include Bruce Sterling, Madeline Ashby, Paulo Bacigalupi, and Gregory Benford.
A small black mirror.
CSS Shorthand Syntax Considered an Anti-Pattern – CSS Wizardry – CSS, OOCSS, front-end architecture, performance and more, by Harry Roberts
Sensible advice from Harry—only style what you mean to style.
Fight the scourge of performance-killing redirect-laden t.co links in Twitter’s web interface with this handy Chrome extension.
The act of linking to this story is making it true.
“I don’t think there’s any law against this,” I said. How could there be a law against something that’s not possible?
Y’know, all too often we’re caught up in the latest techniques and technologies. It’s easy to forget that there are people out there trying to learn this whole web thing from scratch. That’s why I think blog posts like this are so, so important!
Based on her experience teaching CSS at Codebar, Charlotte describes how she explains margins. Sounds simple, right? But is that because we’ve internalised this kind of thing? When was the last time we really thought about the basic building blocks of making websites?
Anyway, this is by far the best explanation of margin shorthand properties that I’ve seen.
More of this kind of thing, please!
A wonderful sci-fi vignette from Matt.
Gavin Rothery’s wonderfully grim and atmospheric short film.
This web series is better than most big-budget hollywood films; witty, entertaining, and perplexing in equal measure.
A beautiful sci-fi short from the European Space Agency, inspired by the Rosetta mission.
A short story set in a science-fictional future that just happens to be our present.
There are echoes of “the footage” from Gibson’s Pattern Recognition in this strange tale of a cold war radio signal.
A classic (very) short science fiction story that posits an interesting solution to the Fermi paradox.
A gorgeous sci-fi short film with some fine interface porn.
Some very handy Textmate tips from Emil ....especially the bit about doing calculations for vertical rhythm.
Blaine is doing his bit to battle the great linkrot apocalypse with an archive of short urls and their corresponding endpoints.
Un film du Garrett Murray.
It's been years since I read this charming Bruce Sterling short story but there isn't a week goes by that I don't think of it. It has grown more relevant over time.