inessential: Waffle on Social Media

inessential: Waffle on Social Media

My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here.

My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here.

The retro-futuristic future of blogging

The retro-futuristic future of blogging

But for me, the web ecosystem will always be bloggy at its core.

But for me, the web ecosystem will always be bloggy at its core.

The Semiotics of Like

The Semiotics of Like

We don’t do nearly enough to examine what it means when we perform common actions on our social networks.

We don’t do nearly enough to examine what it means when we perform common actions on our social networks.

Why I'm Not a Fan

Why I'm Not a Fan

The nerd liberation movement grows more powerful by the day, consuming media and calling it personality.

That being said – I am a fan of Roderick on the Line.

The nerd liberation movement grows more powerful by the day, consuming media and calling it personality.

That being said – I am a fan of Roderick on the Line.

The quest

The quest

Being able to become a master is an illusion. It’s a trick to keep you going.

Being able to become a master is an illusion. It’s a trick to keep you going.

The 21st Century

The 21st Century

Deep inside you feel that you’re missing out, that you don’t know what’s really going on.

Deep inside you feel that you’re missing out, that you don’t know what’s really going on.

Straight Up

Uncanny photographs reveal Hong Kong’s hidden vertical dimensions

Eloquent JavaScript

Eloquent JavaScript

This is a book about JavaScript, programming, and the wonders of the digital.

This is a book about JavaScript, programming, and the wonders of the digital.

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shopsl

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shopsl

Over the last 33 years, the Hawaiian company has built three factories which pump out a combined 90,000 servings of ramen noodles per day.

Over the last 33 years, the Hawaiian company has built three factories which pump out a combined 90,000 servings of ramen noodles per day.

Companies are tapping into a desire by some tourists to get up close and personal with war zones

Companies are tapping into a desire by some tourists to get up close and personal with war zones

If your idea of a good time is driving through a Hezbollah rally then going to get some sushi, Beirut is definitely the edgy Mediterranean destination for you.

If your idea of a good time is driving through a Hezbollah rally then going to get some sushi, Beirut is definitely the edgy Mediterranean destination for you.

Why the Kim Kardashian Game Is Legitimately Good

Why the Kim Kardashian Game Is Legitimately Good

See, you’re already curious.

I… I… no.

See, you’re already curious.

I… I… no.

The elegant art of not giving a shit

The elegant art of not giving a shit

Giving a shit does not necessarily mean you’re doing anything useful, but it makes it seem like you are.

Giving a shit does not necessarily mean you’re doing anything useful, but it makes it seem like you are.

Dudeism, the laidback religion based on The Big Lebowski

Dudeism, the laidback religion based on The Big Lebowski

He said: ‘Dudeism is my full time job and I mean “full time” very loosely.

He said: ‘Dudeism is my full time job and I mean “full time” very loosely.

A P R I L Z E R O

A P R I L Z E R O
This is so depressing on so many levels.

This is so depressing on so many levels.

One Is Not Enough: Why Creative People Need Multiple Outlets

One Is Not Enough: Why Creative People Need Multiple Outlets
This resonates with me. Even though I have been told multiple times – usually by designers – that developers are not creative people. Shrug.

This resonates with me. Even though I have been told multiple times – usually by designers – that developers are not creative people. Shrug.