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  1. ‘The council tenants weren’t going to be allowed back’: how Britain’s ‘ugliest building’ was gentrified | Architecture | The Guardian

    Two weeks on, still a bit glum about this article about the redevelopment of Balfron a tower by Oliver Wainright.

  2. Making the world’s fastest website, and other mistakes - DEV Community

    I enjoyed this detailed look into how to make Kroger’s website much faster. All the way through I was thinking, “How will you get the org to adopt your changes?” and inevitably… (via @simonw)

  3. Does Marie Kondo’s Method Really Work? - The Atlantic

    Talking to a bunch of people who tried her method to get rid of belongings, and how things are a few years later. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  4. Mike Davis on death, organizing, politics, climate change - Los Angeles Times

    What it says in the title. An interesting interview. (via FaveJet)

  5. Tom Blomfield: Monzo growth

    How they got to 1 million users. Most interesting for the things that worked differently to expected, for better or worse.

  6. Adactio: Journal—Directory enquiries

    Good quotes and thoughts on younger people having no understanding of folder structures etc. I love, and often think in, hierarchical structures like directories.

  7. We want to talk about Metafilter. (r/MetaFilterMeta)

    Some jaded people discuss MetaFilter away from MetaFilter itself. A bit odd. Unsure if it’s good(ish) or bad.

  8. The Balletic Millennial Bedtimes of ‘Normal People’ | Lorrie Moore | The New York Review of Books

    From 2020. I liked, about millennials, “They have no authentic counterculture…”. If all culture is easily accessible, can there be any counter? (I don’t know if this is right, but interesting.)

  9. Open Lecture at CIID: “Keeping up with the Kardashevians” – Petafloptimism

    Matt Jones on stuff done at BERG and Google, and our anti-anti-utopian future. (Video plus slides & transcript.)

  10. The Online Photographer: My Second Article for NewYorker.com

    It’s such a pleasure reading his excitement about this article, and the difference between his blog posts and a New Yorker article. Lovely article too.

  11. The Overedge Catalog: The Future of Research Organizations

    “devoted to collecting the intriguing new types of organizations and institutions that lie at the intersection of the worlds of research and academia, non-profits, and tech startups.” (via Web Curios)

  12. Me, But Online

    “A collection of minimalist, original personal websites with great typography.” (via Web Curios)

  13. ‘A massive betrayal’: how London’s Olympic legacy was sold out | Olympic legacy | The Guardian

    I am shocked, shocked! that the Olympics wasn’t a great way to redevelop part of London. Who could possibly have guessed.

  14. Covid. — Roden Newsletter Archive

    Craig Mod on catching covid while in England. The non-mask-wearing here continues to baffle me.

  15. How we built a $1M ARR open source SaaS | Plausible Analytics

    Always nice to read about how a bootstrapped business grew by doing their nice thing well. (via @simonw)

  16. Bee Wilson · The Irreplaceable: Palm Oil Dependency · LRB 23 June 2022

    On the rise of, and economics of, palm oil that “ended up in everything”.

  17. [UPDATE #2] Database/Spreadsheets of ALL Workouts : AppleFitnessPlus

    I’m not sure I’ll use this but it’s quite a piece of laborious work.

  18. I Should Be Able to Mute America

    “…we need a way to mute America. Why? Because America has no chill. America is exhausting. … America has effectively built a Green Zone in our cultural consciousness … I should not know who Pete Buttigieg is.“

  19. wait, what?! — Ask a Manager

    A new category collecting the most bonkers letters is well worth a browse if you have a lot of time to kill.

  20. Stephanie Burt · Diary: D&D · LRB 9 June 2022

    Role-playing games, concluding an excellent issue of the LRB.

  21. William Davies · Destination Unknown: Sociology Gone Wrong · LRB 9 June 2022

    On inequality, capitalism, sociology, nation states, colonialism.

  22. Patterns | APG | WAI | W3C

    “This guide describes how to apply accessibility semantics to common design patterns and widgets. It provides design patterns and functional examples complemented by in-depth guidance for fundamental practices.” Very handy. (via Adactio)

  23. contextual dissemination Punk zines, punk fanzines

    Scans of old punk zines. The excitement is so much more visceral than anything on the web. (via The Wire)

  24. the shirt crusade, the bacon crisis, and other stories of dramatic reactions to small changes at work — Ask a Manager

    People can be awful, one reason I’ve worked alone for the best part of twenty years.

  25. VOX Music Player for Mac & iPhone: Unlimited Solution for Music Lovers

    Another alternative to Apple’s Music apps. (via Atlas Minor)

  26. Russell Bell | Portfolio - Barbican before the Blitz

    I’ve a feeling I’ve seen this before, but apparently didn’t link to it. Lovely and interesting. (via Things Magazine)

  27. The Demise of the Mildly Dynamic Website

    Nice overview the history of making websites. I like “jamming” to describe the casual way of putting together old PHP websites. (via Adactio)

  28. howisFelix.today? · Felix Krause

    Amazing example of lifelogging, including code and explanation. “… the main conclusion is that it is not worth building your own solution, and investing this much time.” (via Kottke)