Interesting and/or cool stuff I've come across from art, design, technology, photography, movies I've watched and liked and, occasionally, my thoughts.

Birth (Jonathan Glazer, 2004)

Keane (Lodge Kerrigan, 2004)

Thelma (Joachim Trier, 2017)

Jasper Mall (Brett Whitcomb, Bradford Thomason. 2020)

Noted, July 2023

Collected bits and pieces I’ve noticed this month.

The Mpemba effect, or why hot water freezes faster than cold water.
via Serious Eats


The IMAX theatres where lucky people get to see Oppenheimer and other films projected off 70mm prints, run an emulator of the Palm m130 aka the Palm Pilotas part of the projection system. Why? Because it works.


This has, by now, circulated wide and far in design-related interwebs. Nonetheless, nice observations and thoughts on the intangible in interaction design from Rauno Freiberg.


From Robin Dunbar of Dunbar's number fame, comes a chart showing the number of people one can have a meaningful relationship with at various levels of intimacy. This is obviously not an introvert's chart, ha-ha, ha…

“The layers come about primarily because the time we have for social interaction is not infinite. You have to decide how to invest that time, bearing in mind that the strength of relationships is directly correlated with how much time and effort we give them.”

via Kottke


Some novel music apps from developer Marcos TanakaMusicHarbor for finding out about new releases by artists in your Apple Music library and MusicBox, which is best described as “read-it-later, but for music”.

Corsage (Marie Kreutzer, 2022)

Dune (Denis Villeneuve, 2021)

Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)

Noted, March 2023

Collected bits and pieces I’ve noticed this month.

Elizabeth Ayer makes a good point to radiate intent instead of the often touted asking for forgiveness:

Radiating intent also has the advantage over asking permission that the “radiator” keeps responsibility if things go sour. It doesn’t transfer the blame the way seeking permission does, which is good.


Substack is in the news much these days in connection to the bird site. Here, Elizabeth Lopatto of The Verge laments the login wall many websites pester you with these days. Before Substack, there was Medium making the same moves, as some might remember. Substack also disables text selection, a dick move of the highest order.
via Pixel Envy


The Lost Diary of Anthony Bourdain

On June 29, 2014, at 8:02 p.m. ET, a user named NooYawkCity made the first of what would come to be many posts to a popular martial-arts forum on It was titled “58 year old white belt”."


I know it's already April, but here are 25 of the things Tom Whitwell learned in 2022.
via kottke


I found this fascinating – Francis Ford Coppola has one guiding word for every movie he makes.
via Austin Kleon


This has been in my notes for far too long, so long that I've no idea where I learned of it. Anyway, Ooh Directory is a directory of (at the time of this writing) over a thousand blogs on a plethora of topics.

The Bear (Christopher Store, Joanna Calo, 2022)