Mini Tokyo 3D

A real-time 3D digital map of Tokyo’s public transport system.

Love everything about this.

Mark Ronson: From the Heart

I quite enjoyed this documentary about Mark Ronson:

We follow Mark in London, Los Angeles and New York at work and at home. Mark tells us how he came into music, growing up in a musical family. We find out his musical influences and how he started as a hip hop DJ in New York in the early 90s. He discusses the projects that worked and the ones that didn’t.

If you use Prompt and have upgraded your Apple device to iOS 13 then you’ll notice that SSH connections disconnect on the regular. I found a help document regarding this new behaviour:

From what we can tell, our available background time in iOS 13 has been drastically reduced from earlier versions of iOS. It appears that if you’re running one of our iOS apps on iOS 13, you’ll only get about 30 seconds of background time before needing to switch back to the app to prevent your connection from being terminated. As this is something that is controlled by the OS, there’s not a lot we can do.

I think this must be the first time I’ve travelled without a laptop. Instead, I opted for my iPad and “Smart” Keyboard Folio combo, which is working well. The lack of access to a local shell is somewhat irksome but I’m making do with SSH.

Surf30a

This site is created and maintained by local surfers, for local surfers. Our goal is to provide a great and accurate place for the 30a surf community to check conditions and know when to go.

This is a very pleasing website 🏄‍♂️

A Year of Working Remotely

The way to look at remote work is that it’s a series of tradeoffs. You enjoy benefits in exchange for disadvantages. The uptake of remote work over the next decade will depend most on the minimization of those disadvantages rather than the maximization of the benefits.

What I Learned Co-Founding Dribbble

Reflecting on what I’ve learned from building a community for designers, learning how to run a business, and navigating some tough life years proved both fun and difficult. I thought I’d share those thoughts in hypertext should they be useful. And so here we are.

Tokyo subway’s humble duct-tape typographer

Using duct tape to craft the letters gives his work a distinctive style. He begins by running long strips of tape vertically and horizontally across the surface of the sign. He then slices away the excess to form each character. Some extra tape and a few curved cuts make the bends. It’s a straightforward process, but even the simplest signs take him hours to produce.

Incredible!

I’d love a thingamajig that only did email, like a BlackBerry 850 for 2019.

Fast Software, the Best Software

I love fast software. That is, software speedy both in function and interface. Software with minimal to no lag between wanting to activate or manipulate something and the thing happening. Lightness.

Superhuman is Spying on You

When faced with making a product decision that is even mildly uncomfortable, employees often first look towards expressed company principles like “Always put the customer first”, but the next thing they look for is precedent.

There’s not much you can’t do with Bash.