Hmmm. Filing this away for future reference: How to Modify a Cheap BBQ Smoker for Better Tasting Meats. It’s mostly clickbait, but the part about sealing it up is good advice.

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

This is pretty cool. It’s a visualization of how Baltimore looked 200 years ago, with an overlay of what it looks like now and some basic landmarks for orienting. Funny to see that my house in Canton was underwater in 1815. (You will need Chrome to view it; unfortunately, we’re back to 1998 when you need a special browser flavor to view a site.)

Date posted: May 19, 2015 | Filed under Baltimore, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Huh, I missed this when it was published back in January, but it appears we’re in great company: 15 Data Visualizations That Will Blow Your Mind.

Date posted: May 11, 2015 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks, WRI | Leave a Comment »

How could this be bad? Awesome trivia about two of my favorite movies of all time. And, for the record, Beyond Thunderdome is also a fantastic movie. I can’t wait for this to be released.

Date posted: May 8, 2015 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I’ve just described for you the culture of the Baltimore police department amid the deluge of the drug war, where actual investigation goes unrewarded and where rounding up bodies for street dealing, drug possession, loitering such – the easiest and most self-evident arrests a cop can make – is nonetheless the path to enlightenment and promotion and some additional pay.

Source: David Simon on Baltimore’s Anguish

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

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 »