140 links · 2012–2024

Chinese government wanted to abandon Chinese written language because it seemed fundamentally incompatible with computers — there was no way to fit 70k+ characters on a QWERTY keyboard and the character set was bigger than available memory

“At some point, Anne became obsessed with Maurice Ravel’s famous composition and decided to put an elaborate visual rendition of the song to canvas. […] Arbie Orenstein tells us what happened to Ravel after he wrote Bolero, and neurologist Bruce Miller helps us understand how, for both Anne and Ravel, Bolero might have been the first symptom of a deadly disease.”

“One of the benefits of podcasting is freedom from time constraints. A podcast doesn’t have to fit into the strict time limits of the public radio clock. Invariably, podcasters produce stories that tend to be much longer than stories heard on much of public radio. […] The World According to Sound is an exception.”

interview with Peter Chung

“I think people, in order to work, they have to focus on the process because the content doesn’t inspire them. […] Blinded by the process so that they, you know, are interested in at least something because, yeah, it’s a hard reality when the thing that you’re working on just isn’t really good.”

“It’s completely wrong to apply the same standards of critique to works that are made with different intents.”

“All over New York City, there is a woman in various states of undress, so baked into architecture that we barely even notice her. In the public library, she leans against a white horse; at the intersection of 59th and 5th, she perches atop a fountain; on 107th and Broadway, she reclines on a bed; and on top of the Manhattan Municipal Building she stands tall, this time cast in gold.”

interview with James Thomson of PCalc: anecdotes from working at Apple and developing a calculator app for the most of the career

“Co-hosted by NPR’s Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life, Invisibilia delves into a wide array of human behavior, interweaving narrative storytelling with fascinating new psychological and brain science.”

“a (most likely) monthly cavalcade of incredible-ness from your favourite British podcast duo”

a new podcast by Myke Hurley and Casey Liss where they talk about feelings

“Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington are friends who’ve decided to express that friendship not by doing productive or enjoyable things, but instead by watching critical or commercial flops, and then discussing those terrible movies for you to enjoy in your ear-holes. Although, honestly, most of the time they just talk about random bullshit.”

“[Podcast] with a specific view toward the mobile landscape.”

“A tech podcast we accidentally created while trying to do a car show. Featuring Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.”

“A casual car show from people who should know better than to do a car show. Featuring Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.”

Their supercar and M5 stories in episodes 8 and 12 are beautiful.

“a conversational interview show focused on iPhone, iPad, Mac, gaming, and general development. It’s director’s commentary for your favorite apps.”

Their first guest is Loren Brichter.

“A weekly news and discussion show about the world of iPhone, iPad, iOS, and mobile web development.”

Podcast hosted by Marco Arment and Dan Benjamin.

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