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How Philip Glass Went From Driving Taxis to Composing - The Atlantic
> How Philip Glass went from driving taxis to becoming one of the most celebrated composers of our time
music  atlantic  culture  freelance  history  interesting  art  2018  article 
april 2018 by jefftriplett
Tom Petty on Past Confederate Flag Use: 'It Was Downright Stupid'
> In 1985, I released an album called Southern Accents. It began as a concept record about the South, but the concept part slipped away probably 70 percent or so into the album. I just let it go, but the Confederate flag became part of the marketing for the tour. I wish I had given it more thought. It was a downright stupid thing to do.
music  interview  history  bitly  race  interesting-people  usa  politics  tompetty  facebook  racism 
october 2017 by jefftriplett
The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed
> AK: Well, it's not really standardized because they're up to HTML 5, and if you've done a good thing, you don't keep on revving it and adding more epicycles onto a bad idea. We call this reinventing the flat tire. In the old days, you would chastise people for reinventing the wheel. Now we beg, "Oh, please, please reinvent the wheel."
alankay  apple  computing  tech  iphone  teaching  alan_kay  education  history 
september 2017 by jefftriplett
Letters and Liquor
> Letters and Liquor illustrates the history of lettering associated with cocktails. From the 1690s to the 1990s, I've selected 52 of the most important drinks in the cocktail canon and rendered their names in period-inspired design. I post a new drink each week with history, photos and recipes.
letters  cocktail  daring-fireball  text  daringfireball  cocktails  booze  design  graphics  font  rss  alcohol  inspiration  typography  drinks  liquor  history 
july 2017 by jefftriplett
The CRPG Book Project
> The CRPG Book Project is a collaborative, non-profit effort to create a free, easily available ebook on the history of Computer Role-Playing Games.
toread  book  games  rpg  history 
april 2017 by jefftriplett
waybackpack
> Download the entire Wayback Machine archive for a given URL.
web  github  cli  python  wayback  tools  archive  history 
may 2016 by jefftriplett
Zelda 30 Year Tribute
> A fan tribute to the greatest console game of all time, the NES Legend of Zelda. This open source project uses WebGL and voxels rendering to create a pixel-perfect replica of the original, all in Javascript.
gaming  flashgame  javascript  zelda  culture  game  games  html5  fun  history  browser 
april 2016 by jefftriplett
Charted: How History's Most Creative People Organized Their Days
> The lives of some of the most creative people history has seen vary not only in length or era, but also routine.
research  history  creative  work 
april 2015 by jefftriplett
1994 Microsoft.com
If this were written today, it would be 20 pages long with photos of designers at the bottom...
design  colophon  internet  history  microsoft  gmail 
august 2014 by jefftriplett
The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits
From 'Donkey Kong' to the NES -- how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from 'Console Wars.'
gaming  nintendo  games  history 
may 2014 by jefftriplett
Larry Page: The Untold Story - Business Insider
It's hard to be a rich, wealthy white guy when you a disporporftioniate amount of stock. I wonder how Page sleeps at night with all of this rich white guy problems of his.
google  business  history 
april 2014 by jefftriplett
How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago Today | TIME.com
”The problem with email now is that the social conventions have gotten very bad,” Buchheit told me once we’d made contact. “There’s a 24/7 culture, where people expect a response. It doesn’t matter that it’s Saturday at 2 a.m.–people think you’re responding to e-mail. People are no longer going on vacation. People have become slaves to email.”
gmail  email  google  history 
april 2014 by jefftriplett
"Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book": The new warrior cop is out of control - Salon.com
Given that most child pornography investigations today involve people who use the Internet to find or distribute the offending images and videos, the investigations can be fraught with problems. There have been several instances in recent years of police waging child porn raids on people after tracing IP addresses, only to learn after the fact that the victims of the raid had an open wireless router that someone else had used to download the pornography. Inevitably, the lesson drawn by police and by the media covering these stories is not that a SWAT raid may be an inappropriate way to arrest someone suspected of looking at child porn on a computer, or that police who insist on using such tactics should probably factor the possibility of an open router into their investigation before breaking down someone's door, but rather that we should all make sure our wireless routers are password-protected--so we too don't get wrongly raided by a SWAT team, too.
politics  police  usa  history 
july 2013 by jefftriplett
Connare: Art, design & typography:Type Designs:Comic Sans
Don't be an asshole. This includes making fun of people blindly for using Comic Sans.
font  fonts  history  microsoft  typography 
march 2013 by jefftriplett
Preserved for #lawrence history, this was the "required reading" list of totally-non-work-related inside jokes of the World Online crew. — Gist
A little bit of World Co history is in the gist. "Preserved for #lawrence history, this was the "required reading" list of totally-non-work-related inside jokes of the World Online crew."
worldco  lcom  mpm  history 
december 2012 by jefftriplett
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