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April 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mostly things from the past in this selection of links:

  • “I first had a version of this at a Japanese monastery during a silent retreat—don’t ask, it’s a long story” and other pretentious quotes from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook – eater
  • Truly interesting: what is newsgathering, what is curating, what is piracy? – boingboing
  • Nostalgia: Commodore 64 is back on the market (same exterior, new processor) - New York Times
  • In other retro news, 100 Atari games come to the iPhone and iPad – boingboing
  • And in other iPad news, here is a gallery of the best iPad self-portraits – mashable
  • 600 year old stone markers Japan offer tsunami advice, like: “Always be prepared for unexpected tsunamis. Choose life over your possessions and valuables.” – GOOD.is

Japan Tsunami Warning Stone

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April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Some bad news, but mostly good news and a positive vibe:

  • Where do the young and educated want to live? (infograph) – GOOD.IS
  • Tragic irony: Japanese tsunami survivors sheltered in a nuclear power plant - boingboing
  • In the mean time, it’s a new, carefree dawn for the wildlife at Chernobyl (audio) – gruenrekorder via boing boing
  • TweetWhen is a web app that tells you when your tweets get the most retweets (we do on fridays around 5pm) – TweetWhen
  • Kinda creepy: Google to launch app that scans a face and then finds the person’s google profile (including their contact details) - mashable
  • Honest, down-to-earth, inspiring advice: “how to steal like an artist (9 other things that nobody told me)” – austin kleon via drawn
  • Now I feel old. An exhibition to celebrate South Park’s 15th birthday – lost at E minor

South Park Art

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March 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Beatles, Social Media and more Japan aid:

  • For mixtape nostalgics: Stereolizer is the app that turns your iPad into an 80′s cassette player – wired
  • Etsy users find themselves exposed to world as a result of the new privacy policy – boingboing
  • Taking a stand on the McCartney – Lennon feud – Though Catalog
  • In other Beatles news Apple files to trademark the old Beatles Apple Logo – patently apple
  • Fear of missing out in the social media – caterina.net via swissmiss
  • Isn’t that a surprise: poor countries have more digital piracy – boingboing
  • Happy people stick together in Twitter (so do the miserable also) – mashable
  • The history of web browser (infograph) – bit rebels
  • More designers come to the aid of Japan – this is colosal & imprint

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March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Blogs, stamps, philosophers, libraries, Google Earth and what’s-his-name:

  • A brief history of blogging – web designer depot
  • The end of the stamp. From April Denmark will start replacing postage stamps with mobile text messages – quipsologies
  • I have a Philosophy degree. I’m in good company – Raymont’s Lists
  • Japanese librarians document the damage after the earthquake and tsunami – togetter
  • Qaddafi. Qazzafi. Qadhdhafi. Qaththafi. Gadhdhafi. Khadafy. Gazafy. Hizzafizzle. Schlebaffi. LOLdaffy - boingboing
  • This music video by Lux Repeat, directed by Bartholomäus Traubeck, is made entirely by Google Earth images – fastcodesign

Tsu:’na:mi

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

via Visual Loop

Help Japan

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Help Japan

Made by James White, this poster is available at the Signalnoise store and all profits go to the relief effort.

Here are more ways to help online:

Twitter also created these hashtags relating to the relief effort:

  • #Jishin: focuses around general earthquake information
  • #Anpi: a hashtag for the confirmation of the safety of individuals or places
  • #Hinan: Evacuation information
  • #311care: a hashtag regarding medical information for the victims
  • #PrayforJapan: A general hashtag for support and best wishes for victims of the crisis

via boingboing and mashable

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March 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

My mind is in Japan:

  • Confirmed by personal experience: when mobile phones and telephone lines failed, social networks helped the Japanese communicate in the hour of need – cnet
  • In fact, after the earthquake tweets from Japan were estimated around 1200 per minute – mashable
  • Google launches Person Finder for Japan earthquake – Person Finder
  • Japan’s strict building codes saved lives – New York Times
  • The earthquake and tsunami in pictures – buzzfeed
  • Predicted tsunami wave heights – New York Times

2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami

Tokyo, now

March 11, 2011 § 3 Comments

My friend Yumi lives in Tokyo. Telephone lines are down, but I managed to get in touch with her on the internet. She was at work when the earthquake hit. She is now in the famous business hub of Shinjuku, evacuated on the streets. No mass transit works. She decided to walk home, on the north of Tokyo. That’s 7,5 km. I will keep her digital company. This is our path:

Update: Yumi just arrived home safe, after 5 or so hours.

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