My “every bench in Southwood” web project is almost complete. There’s 1 or 2 over near Poe still to collect, and I’m undecided on whether to include the black metal benches on Merchants’ Row. (“Merchants.” Scoff.)
”The logo is key, because in the age of Instagram, where people curate their lives in two dimensions on a small screen, the logo is more important than the product itself.”
Ran across the phrase ”premium mediocre” this morning. Apparently it’s a couple of years old (see e.g.) but I instantaneously ”got” it, and I’m sure I’ll see it out in the world a hundred times before lunch. There’s probably already twenty blogs documenting it. Maybe I’m starting one too.
I don’t know if this is new, but it’s new to me… an advertisement for 1Password tucked into the
readme.md of a popular repo on Github.
@ftrain on the Vergecast
Listening to Paul Ford and Nilay Patel talking about online communities. They’re talking about small groups of people who share Plex passwords, and log into each other’s Plex servers to watch pirated TV/movies/etc.
I’ve used Plex for years and it has never occurred to me to share the password or get a password for someone else’s. Plex is just its own thing, for me, like my TiVo or my iTunes collection.
I’m reminded of Google Reader shutting down and the howls from people who said “I made so many friends on GR! How can you take it away?!!” I had never noticed the social part. I was just using it to skim as many headlines as I could. ”Whaddya mean there’s people chatting, under the hood?”
Always missing the fun part, that’s me!
They’re also discussing Dunbar’s number, and that in Paul’s opinion a fun community really should probably max out at 30, which is not enough to pay the bills, if you’re trying to monetize the group.
Tumblrrs seems like it’s the right size, to me.
(UPDATE: a couple of minutes later Paul mentions “private Slacks” for just goofing off with friends. Phew.)
Saw on JS-Twitter a typewriter-effect text display library that might be useful in an upcoming Dumb Idea. Checking it out; seems strange that it’s hosted on Github but the author really really really wants you to d/l a .zip instead. Pass.
failed barrel roll at the retention pond
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