These Clarke and Dawe takes on news just keep on resonating. The Changing Face of News Breaking News Stories, As They Actually Happen The News In Depth, As It Happens
Design Tool for Non-Designers Canva makes it simple to create headers and visual elements for websites, social media pages, and a whole lot of other things. Design Guide I like this Pixel Perfect Guide to digital design principles by UsTwo. Useful reading + rules of thumb. Image sizing TinyPNG is a free web-based service that shrinks […]
Here are a few ways to keep track of what’s happening in New Zealand’s Parliament. When Parliament is Sitting Parliament.nz publishes a Parliamentary Calendar (pdf and text) showing the days MPs will be ‘sitting’ in the Debating Chamber. Generally Parliament will sit on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm to 6pm and 7.30pm to […]
How cool is this? You can read the classics for free on openlibrary.org.
At one time I worked as a newspaper sub-editor. The job’s occupational hazards included getting involved in conversations about the correctness of certain kinds of punctuation, the usage of which vs that and who vs whom, and devilish subjects like the subjunctive mood and whether or not ‘internet’ should take a capital I. Those conversations are mercifully […]
From Vivian Chandra, a quick guide to using PGP email encryption. You might also be interested in: Pew Quiz: Test Your Knowledge about Cyber Security How to choose a good password
Just amazing. From the BBC, a video of researchers capturing the sound of birds flying. The owl was undetectable.
A quick video from Naked Security with simple advice on how to choose a password (also a little about what password hackers do and how they do it).
Fascinating video from Nature of how scientists have mapped our universe and shown where Earth fits into it. (Link came via futurism.com) I grabbed the video from YouTube: “Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where […]
A charming 1972 BBC documentary piece on Welsh miners and factory workers competing in an annual leek growing competition. “You’ve got to know your leeks, grow your leeks, show your leeks. ” From an Adam Curtis post about vegetables, which contains a surprising number of videos about vegetables.