Worthwhile

Here is a collection of content i hold in high regard:

TED

Great videos on all sorts of topics from Architecture to Religion.

Hacker News

Good tech news and general programming related topics.

Adam Curtis

Pretty much any Documentary he has made as well as his blog for interesting insights into geopolitics and general socio political behaviour.

Hans Rosling

An insightfull view of the world using statistics through the Gap Minder software. Often reporting on good things going on in the world with the odd amusing quip thrown in.

Doubling time and the rule of 70

Lecture on what exponential growth really means to you. The answer to this question is incredible important in a way you will not comprehend until you watch this video. It also teaches you what compound growth is, this is important for anyone who has a bank account.

Multivax and the The Last Question

A short story by Isaac Asimov on the future. Shows that entropy is kind of scary.

Typeography

Practial Typography

Helvetica

A documentary about typography and graphic design in the last century. It stars some very interesting and enjoyable characters, talking passionately about a subject you engage in everyday but probably think little about.

Photography – Cambridge in Colour

If you read all the tutorials and articles on this site you have pretty much undertaken a basic to mid level digital photography course without paying anything.

Photo Editing – dpBestflow

If you are into photography you should know all your tools, this extends to more than just your camera. You should know the content of these links and how they apply to making your pictures pretty.

Books

Interesting books. No particular order.

Stalingrad
ISBN: 0141032405
War is not fun.
Zen and The Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance
ISBN: 0061673730
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
ISBN: 0099450259
The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
ISBN: 0434003484
Brave New World
ISBN: 0099518473
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
ISBN: 0007329067

Erowid

If someone supposedly tells you what a drug is like and this website doesn’t have a similar story they are probably lying. This place has more interesting stories about drugs than the 60s rolled into one.

Music

  • cmd.fm Command Line tool for internet radio

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