Every week, I collect links to interesting stuff as I play around on the internet. I usually don’t go looking for stuff – I just find it along the way. Then, every Monday, I crack open my bookmarks folder and try to find a theme for the week’s finds. If a link doesn’t fit the theme, it gets left in the folder to be used “later”, which invariable means I forget it’s there. These, then, are all the forgotten links.
- A stunning picture of two of Saturn’s moons, Titan and Enceladus, from Bad Astronomy.
- We Creat Stuff: Awesome projects by a bunch of geeks – creators of the flash version of Portal (among other things).
- Retronaut – Collections of vintage pictures and advertisements. I don’t know why antique pictures fascinate me, but I can spend hours looking at them, thinking about the stories behind them.
- “Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers” – A fantastic, in-depth article by Cory Doctorow.
- Fictional Character Birthday Calendars. I share a birthday with Deanna Troi. Or, will share, as she won’t be born for another 324 years.
- Zadie Smith’s rules for writers (via Will Hindmarch). Some of the best advice I’ve found.
- “40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask” – an excellent list of thought-provoking questions.
- An important thing to remember, inspired by Ze Frank.
- A fantastic post about the most human of superheros – The Goddamn Batman
- “Board Games Are Better Than Video Games In So Many Ways” – I’m not sure I completely agree, but it’s a compelling argument and well worth the read.
- Fallen London! – a browser-based game I’m completely obsessed with. Thanks again to Felicia Day for showing the way.
What a random set of links. Hope you find something you like in there. If you find something neat, please share! You can leave links in the comments, on Twitter, or in email, and I’ll include them next week. Best wishes!