Favorite posts of 2008 at kottke.org.
A conical hat is a hat shaped like a cone.
Air Born, “a Ugandan baby girl was born aboard an airplane en route
from Amsterdam to the United States – and so was given Canadian
citizenship, because the plane was flying over eastern Canada at the
time.” Birth-airlines will be the next big thing.
Geeks Bearing Gifts, a new book by Ted Nelson.
Eviction, or The Coming Datapocalypse, archive everything!
Specials, “The following is a special collection of freeware tools
for system administration written in Perl.” By Brendan Gregg.
Featuring baud rate simulator, triple ROT13, “ls with StarSign” and a
PAM happy hour module, among others.
Adagio in Gray is legendary animator Garri Bardin’s 10-minute stop
motion masterpiece in origami, set to Remo Giazotto’s Adagio in G
Better, by Merlin Mann. Reposted and worth reading again.
FIRST & THIRD, almost FORTH.
5 Second Films, wasting your time, but not very much.