Simply Jonathan

Archive for July 2008

The Streets – Hotel Expressionism

I’m talking incontrovertible, structural damage, Human injury… Well, mayhem basically.

Top 25 Most Modern Libraries 

I checked it out for the hell of it, and because I worked at a library for a couple of years. That one didn’t make it to the list, but much to my surprise, the Black Diamond did.

I have never actually been at the library, since there’s no real reason, but it might be a project for the summer to visit it.

(Via Kottke.)

Tarantino's Mind 

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Very interesting. I had discovered some of these — the Vega-relation was obvious, and I believe I had discovered the thing about the police officer, but there were quite a few of them that I had never thought about.

It’s a well-executed and nicely filmed film, too. Gorgeous images in the start, and it generally has a nice feel to it.

(Via Daring Fireball.)

Font Conference 

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I don’t get why Comic Sans is the superhero — when has that ever saved anything?

Sean Tevis for State Representative 

Really a wonderful idea, and he sounds like a quite clever chap. And $8.34 isn’t exactly much money.

Kurt Vonnegut on Writing Style 

No matter what your first language, you should treasure it all your life. If it happens to not be standard English, and if it shows itself when your write standard English, the result is usually delightful, like a very pretty girl with one eye that is green and one that is blue.

I beg to differ, seeing that I personally try to write as British as possible, but it’s sound advice. Embrace your differences.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Up Jumped the Devil

Who’s that hanging from the gallow tree? His eyes are hollow but he looks like me.

Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form 

Wonderful. As Jonathan Hoefler over at H&FJ says, Precisely the kind of project that the internet was made for.

Another Take on LAMP 

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Tim Bray:

Acronym Key
WIMP Windows, IIS
DAMN DirectX, ActiveX, .NET
[…]
SIN SQL Server, IIS, .NET

As spoken by a very wise man.

Memento Mori 

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A novella on which my favourite film of all times, Memento, is based. Not quite as good as the film but very decent for a short story.

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