Another apt description of London Town:
I came in with low expectations, expecting a drab, grey metropolis congested with traffic and filled with suited financiers scurrying from place to place. What I found was an agglomeration of charming urban villages, each with their own specific flavor. They were pedestrian-friendly, spotted with parks, and draped with trees, and the people-watching was great.
This is my go to analogy to explain the city, think of it as a patchwork of villages that mesh together and you'll have a better time understanding why the transport behaves as it does, and how differing areas have different atmospheres.
It's worth mentioning that (a) I primarily stayed on the north end of the river and (b) the weather was unusually sunny and warm for late October. In other words, I doubt I got a representative snapshot of London. Nevertheless, my brief exploration of London may have been my favorite city walk I've done.
This line made me giggle. If you are visiting London, stay north of the river. There's VERY little south of it of interest, historical or cultural. South Londoners who differ, y'all can fight me.
In a bit of serendipity, the curators realised during research for the show that an object they had long assumed was a vase had actually been displayed upside down. They now understand that it is actually the head of a fired-clay mace, or heavy club, made for King Gishakidu of Umma.
As part of an exhibition on humanities inability to exist within agreed territories.
Each building required hours of exploration to find the perfect vantage point whether it be from a rooftop, stairwell or road workers crane lift I commandeered to capture the Nagakin from an otherwise impossible perspective. Though these buildings are from the past (most from 1970-1999) they appear as if they have appeared from the distant future. My intention is for the viewer to ask not “where” they were taken but “when”.
Unique view on a city, reminds me of the TDR 3D>2D piece.
I haven’t posted here much lately, and I admit, it’s because I’ve gotten sidetracked thinking about curves again. I did my PhD thesis on curves, so spent years thinking about them, then put that on hold for a while, aside from some work in crunching font file sizes down.
From the maker of Spiro. This guy is legit the new Bézier. I've used Spiro and once you get your head around it's mental model of a curve, you don't want to go back to wrestling with béziers. Unless you are sightly masochistic.
Devon Zuegel on London
Bash scripting cheatsheet
Vases and mace heads
Secrets of smooth Béziers revealed
Streets in the sky
Worlds smallest spreadsheet
Written in stone
The clock is ticking
How to make a fountain pen
French shop frontages
Raise a drink to Julie d'Aubigny
Sensational Kodachrome Photos of London’s East End by David Granick
Soulaf Khalifeh on Arabic Typography
UFO Version 3
Beating Jet lag
English - The winners curse
2017AD by DJ Cable
Treasure trove found in Westminster Abbey attics
Asterix and the Linguist
Politics in the Music Hall
Elmattic takes a well earned bow
World cup peregruzka
Wallpaper on the new Apple campus
Pantone marks a colour to honour Prince
Destructive selection bias
Innovative block about to break ground on Finchley Road
The Cohen Slayer
The making of the Maybot
Urban planning done right
Ghost ships in Japan
Going back to the polls
Black Gull Books
You should be watching The Expanse
Shots fired by Nick Cohen
How to block auto-play videos in Safari
NMCN - Sign up!
Installing Swift on CentOS 7.1
Timbuktu's great save
The real game of thrones
Homebrew, Robofab, Fontlab
Outback palms - Aboriginal myth meets DNA analysis
Street markets in Soho in 1956
Rome! In maps
Fuck in a word
Custom Macro Location for Fontlab
Rotten at the top
A Heath Robinson Last.fm
Grand Armée Mass Grave Found
Apple Music Predications
Killing the cloud
String and Hip Hop Klaxon
Caspian origins for European language
A South American language is dying out because the last two speakers won't talk to each other
Winter is coming
Ice Cream Truck Soundclash
Dropbox and BBEdit
This is cool
This is creepy
Poker Face vs String Quartet
Soviet era electronics
Colour of the year
Mood Swings, Stig of the Dump
Verb-T, Kashmere and Ghost