Snow Links // 02.12.10

These past few days have seen easily the most snow I’ve seen in my life. Which isn’t saying much, as I haven’t seen much, but still. It was alot of snow. Here are some entirely unrelated things and links i’ve picked up the past few days.

Kevin Bacon is the world’s biggest Kevin Bacon fan:

Kube put me on to this, the work of Sean Dunne, a documentary film maker. On his vimeo you can watch his shorts. I highly recommend all of them. I love these kind of things; very beautifully shot, but simple portraits of interesting characters.

In a similar vein, I discovered the work of Skatistan, a charity that runs a skate-park in Kabul, Afghanistan. They made a wonderful short film to promote their cause. It worked so much, I’m making a family member donate my Christmas present cash to them. Cause, you know, I’m just so bloody brilliant, yah?

If you use a Mac and read lots of blogs, then I highly recommend Reeder for Mac, easily the best RSS reader i’ve use yet. And I’ve used three!

A Personal Appeal from the Outlaw Josey Wales

Finally, via Adam, a Dubstep remix of The Snowman. Yes!

Friday Links / 30.07.10

In the absence of an actual blog post (although I may write a blog post about not writing another blog post), here are some links.

Inspired by this post on Zen Habits, I cleared out my laptop this week. Next to tackle my wardrobe…

This man and his company make tiny houses. Watch this video of one. They are awesome (via Laughing Squid)

If you like typefaces like (and you should) check out 8 Faces, a new magazine dedicated to such matter.

Why did no one tell me there was a new Tron Legacy trailer? Huh?

Giles Coren offers advice to a man who wants to give up smoking:

You’ve disappeared up an evolutionary blind alley and we’ll manage very well without you.

If you want to drag out your habit against the trend until your lungs shrivel up and go black and your tongue falls out then that’s fine with me. It’s a free country, people are allowed to kill themselves any way they like. Suicide has been legal in Britain since 1961.

The daily torment that is my desire for an iPad vs my desire not to spend money continues unabated. This video demoing Flipboard, a new app that creates a digital magazine out of the stuff your friends link to, looks mega, but does not help my predicament. It’s a tough life.

(Sidenote: Did you notice the music in that video is a live jazz version of ‘Flim’ by Aphex Twin?)

By the way, that Flipboard video features Adam Lisagor, who is featured in a great interview here. Adam also contributes to my new favourite podcast – You Look Nice Today. Which you should listen to. Today.

Finally, if you are reading this blog there is a high chance you played text adventures as a kid. Don’t lie. “Get Lamp” is a documentary about them. Looks interesting.

I’m going to try to write next week. I swear.

Some weekend links / 10.07.10

A handful of links for your Saturday afternoon.

He was found by the bins of a Burger King restaurant, with no clothes, no memories, nothing. Six years on, Benjaman Kyle is no nearer to answering the question that haunts him: who am I?

The Guardian has the story of Benjaman Kyle, a man who has no memory of his life prior to being found naked behind a Burger King.

Well, folks. Brian Cowen, Prime Minister of Ireland and leader of the right-of-center Fianna Fail party, chose (c). He earns €228,000 a year and tops the ranks of the best paid leaders in Europe. The Irish parliament closes Friday, Cowen will take some time at his mobile home in Aillebrack Caravan Park in the west of Ireland in August and parliament will reconvene on September 29th.

The Wall Street Journal are less than impressed by the Dail’s summer recess. (via Mark Little)

And finally, its Double Rainbow man. This is just delightful.

(Of course, there is a remix already)