Archive for January, 2020

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In Defense of Dumb Cities — Strong Towns

Investing in a supposedly “smart” future won’t overcome the failure to get the “dumb” stuff right. The former mayor of Seattle explains.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/1/23/in-defense-of-dumb-cities

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“Calvin” collection arrives – but where’s Watterson? | The Seattle Times

Maybe someday, officials will put up a statue marking this quaint village as the birthplace of "Calvin and Hobbes. " Just don't expect cartoonist...

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/calvin-collection-arrives-but-wheres-watterson/

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Wall-E meets 'Dolly' - Los Angeles Times

How did two tunes from a vintage musical make their way into an out-of-this-world film?

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2008-jul-04-et-wallesongs4-story.html

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Opinion | The Apps on My Phone Are Stalking Me - The New York Times

I discovered that we’re building a digital surveillance state much like the one in China.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/opinion/phone-data-privacy.html

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Can We Afford to Care About Design in a Housing Crisis? — Strong Towns

If you want to see more homes built in your city, good urban design isn’t your enemy. And neither are those who insist on it.

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2020/1/22/can-we-afford-to-care-about-design-in-a-housing-crisis

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Super Nintendo World will feature real-life gaming - CNN

Gaming fanatics will soon be able to play real-life versions of their favorite Nintendo titles, Universal Studios Japan has promised, as it teased details about its new theme park.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/14/tech/nintendo-theme-park-japan-scli-intl/index.html

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These Patients Are Hard to Treat - The New York Times

A study examined a popular approach that coordinated care for the most expensive patients, and found that the project did not reduce hospital admissions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/health/camden-coalition-chronic-illness.html

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Special sunglasses, license-plate dresses, Juggalo face paint: How to be anonymous in the age of surveillance | The Seattle Times

A fringe movement of privacy advocates are experimenting with clothes, makeup and accessories as a defense against some surveillance technologies. Some wearers desire to opt-out of “surveillance capitalism,” while others...

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/special-sunglasses-license-plate-dresses-juggalo-face-paint-how-to-be-anonymous-in-the-age-of-surveillance/

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HTML attributes to improve your users' two factor authentication experience - Twilio

Learn how to use the HTML autocomplete, inputmode and pattern attributes to improve the user experience of logging in.

https://www.twilio.com/blog/html-attributes-two-factor-authentication-autocomplete

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Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67 | CBC News

Neil Peart, the drummer of iconic Canadian band Rush, has died at age 67.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/neil-peart-obit-1.5422806

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"Can I Print This?" The Basics of T-Shirt Copyright Law | Real Thread

Copyright law for t-shirts & design can be confusing. Let us break it down in a real practical way.

https://www.realthread.com/blog/t-shirt-design-copyright-law

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I’m a Little Too Fat, a Little Too Giving. I Think I Know Why.

I grew up poor and starving, but a generous neighbor gave my mother and me the best she had. I never forgot that life lesson, and I’m passing it on to my own children.

https://humanparts.medium.com/i-am-a-little-too-fat-im-a-little-too-generous-i-think-i-know-why-e97cd25b7eeb

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Portishead: Dummy Album Review | Pitchfork

Portishead's 1994 debut is a masterwork of downbeat and desperation. They invented their own kind of virtuosity, one that encompassed musicianship, technology, and aura.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/23079-dummy/

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The Day Keith Moon Accidentally Ran Over and Killed His Chauffeur

Keith Moon accidentally killed Neil Boland, his driver and bodyguard, on Jan. 4, 1970 outside the Red Lion pub in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/keith-moon-chauffeur-killed/

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College as an incubator of Girardian terror | Dan Wang

Why college is a Girardian nightmare; *Big Little Lies* on HBO; Proust; memes; why America's greatest feature is both tolerance and rejection of mimesis.

https://danwang.co/college-girardian-terror/

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The Great New England Vampire Panic | History | Smithsonian Magazine

Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, farmers became convinced that their relatives were returning from the grave to feed on the living

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-great-new-england-vampire-panic-36482878/

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Guide to Internal Communication, the Basecamp Way

Trusted by millions, Basecamp puts everything you need to get work done in one place. It’s the calm, organized way to manage projects, work with clients, and communicate company-wide.

https://basecamp.com/guides/how-we-communicate

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Your Comprehensive Guide to 2019 T-Shirt Trends

A data-backed recap of the most popular styles, colors, and trends in custom t-shirts this year.

https://www.realthread.com/guides/2019-in-t-shirts#chp-01