For the past month I’ve been adding sites (and commentary) to Coudal Partners’ Fresh Signals under the name MST. I have to admit that I did feel a bit of pressure to submit as their audience is pretty big and discerning. I tried to keep the same mantra that I use for my own Link Drops which is to present stuff that I find interesting that’s just slightly outside the norm for a design blog. The only difference being for Fresh Signals was that I put out a reason d’etre with each link so it had some context. While posting there I decided to leave those links out of my own Link Drop so I could do this post which collected them all. As always I was curious to see how the links would fit together organically afterwards. And as I mentioned with my final link, thank you Steve and Coudal Partners for the opportunity of dropping some stuff.
Wednesday December 3rd
How hard could it be to recount ballots? Apparently not as easy as it sounds as Minnesota Public radio has shown with examples. Plus you can vote for what you think the voter’s intent was. Via Graphpaper.
There’s at least 25 ways to blog, and to think I thought there was only one way.
Thursday December 4th
It’s not the first greatest hits of 2008 list and it definitely won’t be the last, but here’s a review of Last.fm’s ‘Best of 2008′.
Monday December 8th
From one of the most iconic photos of the Great Depression (Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange), one of the children reminisces about how her Mom felt about having the image taken. Via design:related
Pirates vs. Ninjas: Who would win? Google has figured it out.
This green light is actually a lantern.
A lot of fixed gear goodness.
Wednesday December 10th
The Evolution of Game Controllers in diagram form.
Three posts that I think should be required reading if you’re looking for some context about the death of print (or how information is flowing today, and it’s not from paper) 1. The Newspaper Industry and the Arrival of the Glaciers, 2. Content and Its Discontents, and 3. Change Happens.
Thursday December 11th
The humming blog post.
Friday December 12th
For the pet that doesn’t know how to float there’s the illuminated inflatable pet collar.
Perhaps you’re curious about physical computing – here’s the start of a site from some smart folks
Tuesday December 16th
Is Web Design 95% Typography?
Learn how to save Grandpa’s life and more with your iPhone over the holidays with 10 iPhone Apps you might not know about.
Wednesday December 16th
Let’s get meta on 2008 – The List of Lists
Learning about Mountain Design
Friday December 19th
Hey look, it’s the Alphabet Truck!
Tuesday December 23rd, 2008
One idea a minute for 27 minutes…