Gaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.There’s so much to love in this post about  Ludwig Hohlwein.

Date posted: April 13, 2015 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Neue Haas Unica, a rival to Helvetica, has been resurrected after 35 years and is available as a web font. Hmm.

Date posted: April 7, 2015 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Huh. According to this link, I live in the state with the highest median salary required to be “middle class”.

Date posted: April 3, 2015 | Filed under money, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Back in the day, there were a few TV shows that I videotaped religiously. The U.S. TV version of Max Headroom was one of them: amazing for its time, and remarkably prescient. The Verge has an oral history of the 1980s digital icon, which makes for fascinating reading.

Date posted: April 3, 2015 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Pence, a Republican, did not answer directly when asked six times whether under the law it would be legal for a merchant to refuse to serve gay customers. “This is not about discrimination, this is about empowering people to confront government overreach,” he said.

Fuck this guy, fuck Indiana. Fuck everybody that thinks like this guy. This election cycle is gonna suck.

via CBS News.

Date posted: March 30, 2015 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Wow, beautiful work here: tiny media empire.

Date posted: March 23, 2015 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

After reading Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood, I got totally nostalgic, not because I shared the author’s experiences (that came a few years later) but because I LOVED THAT SHOW. Broadcast from the mighty Channel 29 somewhere near Philly, I watched it religiously every day at 3PM. It was the center of the Venn diagram of awesome: Space, battleships, serial drama. I spent 3rd grade through 5th grade trying to construct the Yamato out of LEGOs. It doesn’t hold up today (in fact, it moves rather slowly) but sure takes me back.

Date posted: March 22, 2015 | Filed under geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Cool! Here’s a podcast interview with my old friend Logan Hicks, who is having an incredible career as a stencil artist.

Date posted: March 20, 2015 | Filed under friends, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Once I hit on a tiger, of course, it was great—cats and I have a certain rapport, so this was a very natural fit for me. Maybe Hobbes could have been some other animal, but he arrived as a big cat, and that expanded my connection with him. Hobbes was as much my alter-ego as Calvin was.

Bill Watterson gave a rare interview as part of a career retrospective, and apparently it’s only available in bound print. The The Washington Post has a brief excerpt, though.

Date posted: March 12, 2015 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

After sixteen years, Matt Haughey steps back from Metafilter. It’s one of the original content aggregators from Back In The Day, and though I don’t visit or participate as much as I used to, it’s still a valuable go-to site for interesting stuff. Many have learned from how Haughey developed his community, which has always been a model of polite, informative, inspirational, and human discourse. Also, site finances have improved, meaning it’s not going anywhere. Good news all the way around.

Date posted: March 5, 2015 | Filed under geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »