TIL certain sunscreens are likely harmful to coral reefs. Wish I’d known this a month ago… Go for a physical sunscreen instead of a chemical one. Physical sunscreens can be less cosmetically preferable, need to be reapplied often, and can leave a white-ish cast, but they are usually gentler on skin and – here’s the kicker – are much less likely to kill oceanic critters.
Sunday listening. 👌 What talented dudes.
We’re working on a new site for SB-PH at the moment, and we’re using Airtable to get our project documentation together. It’s also a good opportunity to test the platform a little (+ I’m a fan of tables). To grab tidy JSON for use with data-friendly design software like Sketch, we’re using the Airtable API with cURL and ./jq.
Simple example that dumps table records in to a JSON file for use with the the Sketch Data Populator plugin:
$ curl https://api.airtable.com/v0/YOUR_BASE_KEY/YOUR_TABLE_NAME -H "Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY" | jq '.records' > records.json
- Katie Floyd on Network Attached Storage (NAS) and how she uses it
- Casey Liss on NAS and how he uses it
- Mac Power Users #318, Backing Up
- AVForum thread, “A NAS is NOT a backup”
- See /r/HomeNAS, /r/DataHoarder, /r/HomeNetworking (subreddits are maybe not the best place to start for someone prone to over-researching…)
Aside: Thumbs up to Katie Floyd’s Policies info. Super clear.
Edit: See well-timed Guardian article “Ask Jack: Should I buy a NAS drive to back up my laptop?”
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
- Felting needles for invisibly repairing holes in wool
- Jim Lahey’s No Knead Pizza Dough recipe
- A sturdy, diner-style black mug I long-term borrowed from Bob’s at Colby College; the handle fits all four fingers
Surfing w/ coffee 3. Order of exploration, seems more single-track than usual:
Open Hacker News, drawn to Frequent versus infrequent developers (in languages and so on) (↓B) (↓C)
Is it worth the time? on XKCD; pleased to find this again
Hello, I am a DWiki (↓D)
Wiki Principles (↓E)
Wiki Is Not Wikipedia (↓F)
Cunningham & Cunningham Inc., “a small consultancy that has specialized in object-oriented programming” (↓H) (↓I) (↓J)
Plate Blading; “As he skates away he feels the need to fabricate further explanation.”
C2.COM as Public Space; “Have you ever noticed that some publicly owned museums can be hard to see while privately owned billboards are hard to avoid?”
Detail from a graphite drawing completed late last year
Early last year, Sarah Kate Wilson approached Musarc with a concept for a performance involving coloured mirrors. Around the same time, Toby O’Connor and I were mulling over ways of working with Beata Viscera, a conductus by medieval composer Pérotin. These experiments merged to become Rainbows. In April 2017, Musarc opened and closed the third Do Disturb festival at Palais De Tokyo with Rainbows. Watch a video documenting Musarc’s various PDT performances on musarc.org. Rainbows was performed again as part of MK Gallery’s 2017 CityFest and at Rochester Square’s Open Day on 24 June 2017.
The composite photo above is Musarc rehearsing Rainbows at Central House just before the building was sold by London Met Uni.
Simpleskincarescience.com on what/why certain ingredients exacerbate malassezia-caused skin conditions. This is the most comprehensive collection of information and research on the topic I’ve found online thus far.
Almost all oils, and many oil-based compounds such as fatty acids and esters, can feed malassezia. Many are common skincare ingredients. Read ingredient labels and when in doubt, go for things with fewer ingredients.
Did some research on Chinese web font best practices a while back when working on Memory Machine for Tyler Coburn + Asia Art Archive with Luke Gould. It was an interesting challenge. This was my overall takeaway from the research:
- Self-hosted fonts are out, the font files are prohibitively enormous due to the number of characters
- The Great Firewall can cause issues with most font services, so no Google Fonts or Typekit
- If you need to render a mixture of Latin and Chinese characters and want them to use different fonts, the font stack structure and naming is critical (see article by Kendra Schaefer for more info)
- Bold and italic should never be used for emphasis on Chinese characters since it distorts their meaning