10 Things I Liked Enough to Show You: 14–20 March 2015

John Bois' "The Worst Internet Things bracket":

I thought I was the only one who messed up a sync and ended up wiping an entire music library that I had spent years building, but multiple friends have told me that they did the exact same thing. iTunes is like having your hand held by a robot who wants to walk into the ocean and die.

This nearly 11-minute Polaroid SX-70 ad from 1972 (via Charlie Loyd's TinyLetter, 6) is a brilliant blend of history, lifestyle, design, forward thinking about human creativity, and the move of photography into the social element. They did it better than Apple 42 years ago:


Check out Lifehacker's "Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good." It's always good to know what makes stuff look good and why.


Microsoft is [finally] scrapping Internet Explorer, and everyone is rejoicing!

The end is finally in sight for Microsoft’s long-fraught Internet Explorer. At the Microsoft Convergence conference yesterday in Atlanta, Georgia, Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s head of marketing, said that the new flagship browser for Windows, which was announced in January and is codenamed Project Spartan, will not be associated with the Internet Explorer brand.


Species In Pieces (there is automatic sound) is a really cool showcase of the animation you can create using CSS. Oh, and it also educates you about endangered animals and makes me want to start tinkering with CSS code more.


"One Phenomenal Pie: Atlantic Beach Pie": I'm putting this here because I need to make this pie. I don't normally make pies, and I think the last one I made was at summer camp in 1984, which turned into Saskatoon berry soup, but I need to make this pie. I've dreamt about this pie.



J.R. Blackwell's "Should I Make Friends With A Famous Writer?":

But the whole question overlooks a vital point. The famous writer is already in the room. The famous writer might be your classmate. Or the lady in the back of the room. Or the couple with the podcast. Or the guy who writes terribly, but burns to get better. Or the quiet woman who takes her knitting to class. Or your friend, who can’t afford classes, but who writes furiously with a baby on her lap.

Sam Adler-Bell's interview with Robin DiAngelo, "Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race":

In my workshops, one of the things I like to ask white people is, “What are the rules for how people of color should give us feedback about our racism? What are the rules, where did you get them, and whom do they serve?” Usually those questions alone make the point.