Updated list with my latest pick of sites I find interesting. Here's the RSS Feed and the Atom Feed.
M O S T R E C E N T L I N K S F I R S T
- Ten Years Ago Today: Apple - NeXT Merger
A day to be remembered in happiness.
- $150 Laptop
Fair and balanced article on this most important of projects.
- ZFS File System Presentation
Fantastic overview of the equally fantastic new file system from Sun.
- Roughly Drafted
One of the best pundits on technology and Apple I've seen recently.
- The Microsoft Invincibility Myth
I also recommend you scour the rest of the site for some really good articles on history and technology.
- Who Owns What?
Via BoingBoing.net: Who owns what in the media space? Independence, anyone?
- Rumsfeld the Poet
Via DaringFireball.net: Priceless.
- Sync Ableton Live with video!
Sounds too good to be true!
- Daringfireball.net - Now as a Full-time Job
One of my favorite blogs.
- IPac - The Internet Strikes Back
Via TWiT: And so the people's fightback against the corporate hijacking of the political process begins. This should be exported to other countries.
- A(nother) Directory of Wonderful Things
I usually don't like Flash, but here it really shines.
- 911 Loose Change
- Backpack It
Seriously the coolest site of the month. Store your to-do-lists, contacts, share ideas with friends, etc, etc. Awesome!
- GNU Radio Experiments
Fascinating stuff. Painting the ether with skulls! :)
- The Intention Economy
Well said. Good man.
- Virtual Countries
Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute shares his thoughts on the future of nations.
- DaVinci Institute Predicts 2006
- Global Giving needs your support
The most touching and important website I've stumbled over in quite a while. Heard it mentioned first on, you guessed it, wonderful NPR. Help entrepreneurs all over the world with Real-World tangible projects in their local community, by donating your Real Money.
One of the most important organizations for the progress of humanity. Well, pushing it a bit, but they're _very_ important. I'm proud to be a member.
- BBC Video Nation - Filming Skills
One of the most charming sites for teaching the craft of making good video. These are guides that everyone who makes any kind of video should learn. It'll make watching amateur movies on the net _so_ much more bearable.
- Everything (and more)
Like wikipedia for all kinds of crazy and good (and crazy) ideas and thoughts. Quite a high level of writing.
Great resource on everything sound for film.
- Designing Movies for Sound
Excellent article by Randy Thom on sound editing for film.
- Color Blender
Yet another tool to help with your choice of color.
- Colour Lovers
A site for people to show off their favorite colors. Great site for design freaks!
- Tutorials for Directing, Blocking and Staging
Seems like a great place to learn how to block and direct high-quality footage.
Great resource and mailing list for anything Cinematographical.
- Funny Cats
Hilarious. Just hilarious. They should get paid for this.
- Table for One
"Grevinnan och betjänten" is the Swedish title of this golden oldie. Great fun!
- Modfilms - how to cc a "real" movie
One of the most interesting upcoming projects where you can remix the movie. Legally. Yep. Out in 2006. Michaela Ledwidge is a real visionary.
- SketchUp - Really Simple Design
Very cool and simple to use (pseudo)-CAD-application. Can make anyone into an industrial designer or architect in 10 minutes.
- TextMate, Could BBEdit at last be beat?
Not that I don't like BBEdit - I love it - but this app just rocks! For code, html, text, whatever.
This is just too hot to handle. My favorite video podcast as of now!
- Being Your Own Power-plant
Via Digg: Apply the idea of the Internet to the manufacturing of Power. Distributed computing - distrubuted energy.
- Teenage Feature
Give a bunch of teenagers a Canon XL1 and give them four years. Impressive!
- Collaborative Filmmaking
How long until we get the first Open Source Broadcast TV Network?
- Micro Helicopter Running Linux
Via Digg: Didn't the US Army develop something like this just recently? And how much more did they spend on that relatively ...?
- Citizen News On Steroids
Via Digg: This is a most fascinating example of what citizen journalism has become thanks to the internet. Now let's move this model to the US and to Europe!
- Great Tutorials for Lighting
Ever wanted to learn how they light scenes in movies to get that dramatic effect? Here are some tricks that they know, but you don't ... yet.
- Self-publishing to Amazon
Now you don't need a fat publisher-contract any more.
- And I thought these kinds of people were extinct by now
This is just too funny :)
- Weather on Google Earth
Via Digg: Now you can get a nice weather overlay on your Google Maps. (Currently only working in the US and in the UK.)
- Photography Tutorials
Via Digg: Great tutorials for one of my most dear hobbies.
- Free, as in free beer - literally
Via the BBC: Open-source is spreading!
- MIT Open CourseWare Project
MIT is really "Getting It(tm)"!
- Ghetto of Geeks
From Washington Post: William Gibson is right again - The Sprawl is here!
- The Road to Mac OS X
From Kernelthread.com: Possibly the best and most entertaining walk-through of the long road to the glory of Mac OS X (Tiger). Amit Singh rules!
- U.N Study on Earth's Health
Here's the report to back up the Rolling Stone-article.
- The Long Emergency
From Rollingstone.com: Interesting, horrible and in the end, paradoxically hopeful. A great and so-very important article about the future of society.
- Google OSX Dock
Via Google: "Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you."
- Apple Squeezes iTunes Customers
Via boingboing: Apple stripping rights of customers of the iTunes Music Store. Here's my own article on the subject.
- Writing for the Screen
Good insight into the Screenwriting business in Hollywood (and otherplace).
- Having fun with the new Powerbooks' SMS
Via Slashdot: Amit Singh has published a discussion on the 'Sudden Motion Sensor' feature in the latest revision PowerBooks.
- Ljudvågor festival site is up
If you're heading towards Sweden in May, come by our festival for Contemporary music. It's not as boring as you might think.
- So you wanna make movies?
Great abundance of information about shooting Film. From Cinematographer Superbe; Oliver Stapleton.
- More great art from pal Geoff
Via Surfstation: Flash art. Bandwidth heavy!
- Pop-ups sneaking into Safari
Via hicksdesign: If you're a Safari user, chances are you've seen some strange things in your browser lately.
- Stripesnoop your Mag-cards
Ever wanted to know what's on the magstrip cards you carry in your wallet?
- Was the Mac mini Intended to Have an iPod dock?
From Slashdot: Was the Mac mini originally designed to have an integrated iPod dock?
- AirPort Express Streaming Audio From Any Program
From Slashdot: Until now, the only application that can play audio on Apple's AirPort Express has been Apple's own iTunes.
- Software Patents Could Stop EU Linux Development
From Slashdot: An expert in computer and Internet law has advised that if the CIID is passed in europe (which looks likely but is not certain) then the threat of patent litigation could bring European Linux development to a grinding halt.
- Your own handwriting as a font
Via Lifehacker: It's yours for 9$!
- Digital Retouching
Via Lifehacker: You will never look at pictures in a magazine in quite the same way again.
- Sidebar links with del.icio.us
From hicksdesign: I’ve just moved my sidenotes links from the inbuilt textpattern system to del.icio.us which is a service I’ve been using more and more over the last couple of months.