Results tagged “links”

Link DrrrrrrrrrrrOP!

By Michael Mulvey on November 12, 2014 9:39 AM

I have a problem with links. I collect too many of them and don't post them. Think of the Hoarders TV show, but instead of a house full of shit, I have a folder full of links.

So here comes a purge. Some of the things that have caught my eye over the past several months:

"Valley Uprising is the much-anticipated documentary from Sender Films about the epic history of climbing in Yosemite National Park and the counterculture roots of outdoor sports."

Coastermatic"Your instagrams in stone, coasters." Christmas gift ideas. People always need coasters.

Sound City Project"By using a combination of a panoramic view with high quality 3D sound recorded using a custom "soundhead" prototype, you can select places on a map and give yourself a better idea of what it's like to actually be there." If you're the type of person who likes ambient sound while they work, this site is great.

A tumblr about beautiful maps

Neil Gaiman (YouTube): You Learn By Finishing Things

Michael Mark Cohen Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We've All Been Waiting ForI am a white, middle class male professor at a big, public university, and every year I get up in front of a hundred and fifty to two hundred undergraduates in a class on the history of race in America and I ask them to shout white racial slurs at me. The results are usually disappointing.

On Mindfulness and Quality"Think of a tool you're fond of. What is it that brings about the feelings of endearment? Does it perform a function exceptionally well? Does the quality of the build make the task more enjoyable? Does it feel solid?"

Jason Fried at Basecamp explains how, when designing a UI we usually go right from a quick paper sketch to HTML/CSS. We skip the static Photoshop mockup.

Aeon: We prize originality, yet humans are natural-born copycats and only good imitators survive. Is it time to celebrate the rip-off? They're being provocative and snarky by using the term 'rip-off'. Not new news. Everything is a remix, remember?

Jason Santa Maria: Correspondence with an Ex-Designer"This month I want to share a letter I received from ex-designer, now sheep farmer, Ruth, in reply to my post from a few months back where I wondered what comes next after being a designer. Ruth kindly shared where her life led, and what the other side might look like. I was moved by what she wrote, not only because of her direct experience, but just to hear that I wasn't alone with my own fears about exhuastion and nourishment."

"Huds and Guis was created to form a collection of the most beautiful and innovative examples of HUD (Heads-Up Display) and GUI (Graphical User Interface) design."

Ben Thompson: How Apple Creates Leverage, and the Future of Apple Pay — "This reading of Apple's partnership abilities, though, mistakenly rests on the assumption that business deals grow out of personal affinity. The truth is that while personal likability may help on the margins, the controlling force in Apple's negotiations is cold hard business logic. Thus, in order to understand why Apple has been so successful in previous partnerships - and, looking forward, to better estimate the chances of Apple Pay becoming widespread - it is essential to understand how the company acquires and uses leverage."

Dustin Curtis thinks Amazon is an echo chamber"They make a product, they market the product on, they sell the product to customers, they get a false sense of success, the customer puts the product in a drawer and never uses it, and then Amazon moves on to the next product."

Portishead's "Dummy" at 20. Sheesh. I'm old, but what a great fucking album.

Techcrunch is launching a new show called "Built In Brooklyn" all about startups from that borough.

A calculator that shows you how long it will take you to save one million dollars. (via Lifehacker)

An awesome, letterpressed, linear calendar I bought by The Made Shop (I might steal the format for my own calendar)

"a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents" — The world's first homepage. (via BGR)

Things I missed in the last week

By Michael Mulvey on March 14, 2014 9:07 AM

Google removes underlined links - I'm saving this post for an upcoming essay on 'authentic digital experiences' (spoiler: having or not having underlines on your links doesn't make your digital experience any more or less authentic).

Amazon Prime price jumping to $99 in the US - I've been a Prime member for a few years now. I'm fine with the $20/year hike. Still a great deal.

A message from 1996:

IDC predicts that by January 1997, up to a fifth of America's top 500 companies boasting Web sites will have either closed them down or frozen their growth. Although more people are expected to peek at the Web this year, many will cancel their subscriptions and go back to watching television.

Neil Young launched a Kickstarter for his Pono Player - As I write this it's at 9,261 backers with more than $3 million dollars. This would be considered a failure for Apple or Samsung, but this is great news for Neil. Niche music, technology, films, etc can exist in this world. Not everything has to be a blockbuster.

Friday Stuff

By Michael Mulvey on January 17, 2014 8:56 AM

Links, links, links. Life is a series of links. Shit happened this week. Here's a few things that caught my eye:

Tobias Frere-Jones is suing Jonathan Hoefler (via everywhere). The typography duo that brought you THE typeface of the 2000s—Gotham—is in court. This should remind you never to be envious of a perfect company or perfect marriage. They don't exist.

DENHAM PSYCHO (via Quipsologies). Well-executed (no pun intended) hipster remake of the business card and axe scenes in American Psycho (It's incredible how many guys in San Francisco look exactly like the ones depicted in this video).

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee with Jay Leno. This episode is great. Most of em are. I'm happy Jerry is back with a new season.

MAMP. It let's you use your Mac as a server for local testing. I'm using it to work on a new Wordpress site. It's been around a while, but it's new to me (Hey, cut me some slack, I'm a designer, not a dev).

One-third of the 8,500 or so taxi drivers in San Francisco ... have ditched driving a registered cab in the last 12 months to drive for a private transportation startup like Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar instead. Woah.

The Bacon Method. Set oven to 400 degrees. Toss in tray of bacon. Set timer for 20 minutes. Then you have perfectly cooked bacon.

Link Dump 30.07.13

By Michael Mulvey on July 30, 2013 5:06 PM

If I keep letting all these saved links pile up, my computer will most definitely burst. Some of these have been sitting around a while, sorry if you've seen them already.

The Car Crush - "I believe there is a car crush waiting out there for everyone, and if I'm doing my job then you will find it here." Amen.

X: The Unheard Music - I'm a documentary junkie, I have to carve out some time to check this. via The Loop

Speaking of documentaries, PressPlayPause looks interesting too, and you can decide if you want to download it for free or buy it on iTunes or Amazon. Bold move.

Designers' Friend - Super nerdy portfolio site.

Brackets: From Comp To Code - Badass tool for devs working with PSDs from us nit-picky designers. On that note, Macaw looks cool too.

Small Victories - "Small Victories is a simple way to make a website out of the contents of a Dropbox folder." Interesting.

Videry - Curated Videos for Designers

Uniform Resource Locator Purge

By Michael Mulvey on June 5, 2013 7:54 AM

I'm in the process of weeding through all my starred links in Google Reader before the service shuts down next month.

This meaning I'll be posting a lot of links you might have already seen. Or haven't seen.

The thing about great links is they usually have an solid shelf-life.


By Michael Mulvey on December 9, 2012 7:02 PM

It's great to see the Daily Exhaust fumes traveling around the tubes*.

*Notice how I don't watermark my images? You know why? These don't belong to me, even (other peoples') quotes I create in Photoshop and the scans I scan myself. These images belong to everyone.

Some Links | 8.20

By Michael Mulvey on August 20, 2012 12:37 PM

Busy Monday, just links:

Despite the sorry state of the (print) magazine industry, Dan Frommer thinks its a great time for magazines.

Jason Fried has a piece in the NYTimes Opinions section and over at his company blog he connects the dots on how it happened.

Speaking of print, Graphic-ExchanGE always features some gourmet shit. Why do they insist on not deep-linking to their posts? All I have are their RSS pages. I love you, GE, but I hate you too.

Evan Williams (co-founder of Blogger, Twitter) is up to something new.

The Great Discontent has a profile up of Seth Godin. I'm loving their responsive layout too.

Social Print Studio has a great site and some great projects.

The history of revolutionary interfaces. (via The Loop)

This seems to be the year of video game-related Kickstarter projects. Panetary Annihilation looks incredible.

Steven Heller has what looks to be an awesome new book out on Comics Sketchbooks.


By Michael Mulvey on May 6, 2012 4:18 PM

Daily Exhaust is not my full-time job. This means many of the links I find daily I stash away in my Instapaper account and either take a while to get posted or sit around too long and go obsolete. Technology links are the most time-sensitive and usually go stale the quickest. Links focused on creativity, innovation and design usual stay fresh -- or get better with age, like wine.

The good news is at this point, I have a whole wine cellar of tasty links and time to start posting them.

Instead of dumping them on this site all at once, I'll be queueing them up to be posted in the coming weeks.

Links For Today 23.01.2007

By Michael Mulvey on January 23, 2007 11:46 AM


Hot nuggets for today:
- once again, top notch interactive from Nike.

Thinking Machine 4: Play the Game - amazing, it shows you what moves the computer is thinking of by drawing lines over the chess board. Dope!

Rip DVD's with VLC - thanks LifeHacker

The web is dead, says co-founder of Flickr - why so glum? I can understand her point, but I'm not sure I agree with it.

Sitepoint discusses Microsoft Breaking HTML Email Rendering in Outlook 2007 and Campaign Monitor has some reactions here and here. It's de ja vú all over again.


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