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ArtLung posts tagged with “misc”


  • Remember when we used to link to things?

    So here’s a link to Doc Searls: Enough Alreadies, who said about leaving Quora: Even if something gets a lot of notice, the news cycle is hardly longer than Now, and the sense of having done something quickly disappears. The beautiful blog about aging with style Advanced Style posts Volunteer with Meals on Wheels, which sounds…


  • That’s what the web is to me

    You may have noticed that the masthead of my website has been updated with a new header. It has a nice background image that looks like this: Or rather, you would have noticed it if you were visiting my site on a regular basis. That’s okay, lately I haven’t visited often either. I do customized…

  • Oh look links from 2014 I meant to post but never did!

    Since it’s 2016 now I don’t even know if all these links will work! No matter, posting anyway. Enjoy! What to Do When Your Space Helmet Fills With Water (yikes!) Sarkeesian at XOXO How CalArts Came To Dominate Hollywood’s Animation Industry The Evolution Of Visual Effects Styling And Animating SVGs With CSS This is the…

  • “I wonder if anyone is reading this”

    I have been wondering about my audience for this blog for a long time. As a reminder, I’ve been posting material here since 2001. 2015 marks 14 years of postings. Lately it seems it’s mostly a republishing platform for my Instagram photos because of my distrust of providers of internet services. Here’s a header I…

  • TabSweep.txt PART 5

    More linky links, linktastic linkies! ASTOUNDING HAWKGIRL COSPLAY Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away by Clay Shirky Seeing Spaces by Bret Victor The Other Side of Diversity JavaScript Memory Management Masterclass by Addy Osmani Skadi is a great comic about a barbarian girl who quests with her sidekick Diseaseoid to…

  • TabSweep.txt PART 4

    The TabSweep.txt continueth! What Every Frontend Developer Should Know About Webpage Rendering by Alexander Skutin The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy “Four years ago, I opposed reparations. Here’s the story of how my thinking has evolved since then.” by Ta-Nehisi Coates Leaflet — an open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps Mega Engineering–Process and…

  • TabSweep.txt PART 3

    The link disbursement continues! Another 25 or thereabouts links for your enjoyment. “Mira la loca!” by Suebob. Also, Just A Minute, Buddy, advising dudes on the inadvisablity of trying to mask objectifying women with humor. It’s ungentlemanly. Google’s Material Design for Bootstrap The myth of the fall by Eric S. Raymond (open source was only…

  • TabSweep.txt PART 2

    Hey look kids, more links! Links are fun. Links are the essential currency of the net. Or maybe it’s apps. Apps are the essential currency and nobody is reading this. But when the apps die, the links will live on. Maybe. (Bonus: read about webiness) It Don’t Gitmo Better Than This, journalism by Molly Crabapple…

  • TabSweep.txt PART 1

    I’ve been keeping a text file with links. Some of which I have read and listened to, some of which, not. It’s sort of my “todo” list of links. And it’s unwieldy but it’s time to catch up with them all! And so, I present to you, TabSweep.txt. I’ll be doing these in chunks of…

  • Tab Sweep Time

    I started writing this post back in November of 2013 and failed to finish it. Ah well. Oh golly, I don’t blog all that much. So, time to sweep some of the things I’ve been reading and watching in the past few weeks. And comment randomly. It’s scary to change careers a short inspirational comic…

  • better poetic than nostalgic

    Driving south through California. The bugs on the windscreen. Cows. Pastures. Green and gold fields. Blue sky. Increasingly aggressive cars as the land rises up from flatness. Culminates in LA traffic. Relents after Irvine, and then the finally the return to San Diego filled with memories. Signs and wonders. So dense with emotional memory. I…


  • Miscellany time

    Hurrumph. I read quite a bit. I never blog. Revisiting the Original 1992 WIRED Media Kit by Brian Dear. Refuse to be terrorized. Tim Bray buys some BitCoins: Bought some BitCoins; yes, a bit of a Sprawl-trilogy flavor.Wonder if I’ll ever see the money again? goo.gl/NlY3r — Tim Bray (@timbray) April 10, 2013 Susan made…


  • Sprawling Month

    February is over, and here we are in March. Time is absolutely flying by in my life, almost completely for the best. So what’s happening in my life? Taxes. The enormous tens-of-thousands of IRS debt that Leah and I have been shouldering since 2008 is now low enough that we can see the light at…


  • What Has ArtLung Been Doing?

    What have I been doing? I’ve been taking photos with Instagram. It’s iPhone only. I want it for my kids on their Android phones. I’ve been working with I’m using jQuery Mobile and the jQuery tmpl library and Underscore.js and Backbone.js. I’ve been reading JavaScript Web Applications from O’Reilly. I now understand why and how…


  • Thank You All

    Thank you to all who have offered condolences and warm thoughts in the past weeks. This photo is from the “Celebration of Life” event we had at Mt. Soledad, the last formal event as part of my Grandfather’s funeral services. Other posts about this are here: Previously, previously, and previously. I semi-dropped off the grid,…

  • Seen and listened to

    Seen on my way to work today On back of a horse carrier: CAUTION SHOW HORSES Why the need to say “show” about the horses. Am I less likely to be cautious for regular horses? Messily spraypainted on a sign on an overpass: Ron Paul – The Next Thomas Jefferson” Listened to on my way…

  • Renaming

    I have this concept of a post where in an Andy Rooney-esqe manner I complain about things that get renamed. But really I’m not complaining so much as I think of things with their original name. Some examples of this are: The Del Mar Fair has been renamed “The San Diego Fair” and calling it…

  • A very few milestones here at the end of 2008.

    We (Leah, the kids, and I) went to Utah for Christmas. We were terrified to return because of 5 inches of snow on the ground. We were happy that the roads were okay, and we didn’t have to use the ill-fitting chains we borrowed from my father-in-law. I shoveled snow once and enjoyed it. I…