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General

Websites
American Science & Surplus

Science kits, educational toys, school supplies, arts and crafts items, hobby tools, scales, lab glass, housewares, electronics… all the good stuff.

Cool Tools

Tools. Cool ones.

forecast.io

Excellent weather forcasting.

Ian's Shoelace Site

Yes, a site all about lacing and tying shoes. I personally use Ian's own knot, aptly named "The Ian Knot"

Jessica Hische’s Resources

Jessica Hische is a lettering artist and author. Her resources page is awesome (and the inspiration for this one.)

Public Art Archive

The Public Art Archive™ is a growing database and mobile website of completed public artworks from around the world.

Mcmaster-Carr

Industrial supplier with a HUGE selection.

SmallPDF

Everything you’ll ever need for working with PDFs.

thistothat.com

A dirt simple glue guide: Choose the two materials you'd like to glue together and voilà! Your answer for the perfect glue to adhere them.

Tools & Techniques
Bongo Ties

Super duper rubber bands with a wooden toggle thing. A million and one uses.

The Pomodoro Technique®

Simple time management system that helps me a lot, maybe it will help you too?

Artists
Caleb Charland, Daniel Eatock, Daniel Orr, Taylor Balkissoon,

People I know and/or really like. Send me your deets if I forgot you.

Required Viewing
Ten Bullets, Van Neistat, Everything is a Remix

If I were to teach a class I would assign these.

Books & Bookstores
You Are Not a Gadget

by Jaron Lanier

Wink Books

Fabulous books that “belong on paper”

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry

by Leanne Shapton

Tyler on Goodreads

I keep my Goodreads account pretty up-to-date with what I'm reading.

Photography &
Typography

Photographic Equipment & Chemistry
ADOX

Producers of films, photo papers, and chemistry, including many classic formulas from defunt brands like Agfa.

Bostick & Sullivan

Supplier of materials and chemicals for alternative processes,

FILM Ferrania

FILM Ferrania is restarting production for analog film in both still photo and motion picture formats.

KEH

In my opinion, the internet's best camera store, great for used gear and analog equipment.

Photographers' Formulary

Chemistry galore!

Sprint >> Systems of Phtography

Produces black and white liquid chemistry.

Inspiration
Shorpy

Huge archive of scanned, restored, and curated historic photographs.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

THE *HUGE* archive.

Online Tools
Bulk Resize Photos

Image resizer, resizes bulk batches like a champ

Typography - General
BUTTERICK’S PRACTICAL TYPOGRAPHY

Resources for better type.

Typewolf

Possibly the greatest type resource online. Great for print and web.

Hype for Type

Excellent online marketplace for typefaces.

Computing &
The Internet

Applications
aText

aText is an OS X application that accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define. NOTE: Do not download the Mac App Store version as it is broken by Apple's sandboxing restrictions.

Better Touch Tool

A smorgasbord of tools for tweaking OS X, also adds Windows 7 style window snapping, worth every penny.

Pixlr & GIMP

Two free alternatives to Adobe Photoshop.

Processing

“Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts.”

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Easily the simpliest way to remote into annother machine.

macapps.link

The best alternative to Ninite for Mac. Just choose what apps to install and get apps automatically installed, quietly, fast and easy. Use it to setup your new computer, deploy Mac apps in your company or to install apps while enjoying coffee.

Notational Velocity

Minimalist note taking app for OS X with a unique user interface.

Guides
Glitch Art Resources

Phillip Stearn’s collection of resources concerning Glitch Art.

styleguides.io

Website style guide resources.

Websites
Brutalist Websites

“In its ruggedness and lack of concern to look comfortable or easy, Brutalism can be seen as a reaction by a younger generation to the lightness, optimism, and frivolity of today's webdesign.”

The Museum of Online Museums (MoOM)

A currated collection of online museums.

Everything Else
Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast

Capture the web page, either part of it or the whole browser window, edit your screenshots in a very user-friendly interface. Record screencasts - record video from your screen.

Fontface Ninja

Fontface Ninja is a plugin you can install in your browser to recognize, try and buy any fonts on the Internet.

User-Agent Switcher

With this extension, you can quickly and easily switch between user-agent strings. Also, you can set up specific URLs that you want to spoof every time. Great for quick testing.


I listen to podcasts basically all day and all night, here is the short list of my favorites:

99% Invisible

Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair? 99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture

A Way With Words

A Way with Words is a lively hour-long public radio show about the English language

The Allusionist

The Allusionist is a podcast about language and etymology by Helen Zaltzman

Art Supply Posse

This weekly podcast is all about reviewing art supplies, interviewing art makers and inspiring all of us to use our art tools more often.

Criminal

Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime, but something a little more complex.

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.

Freakonomics Radio

Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling "Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports.

How To Do Everything

We are Mike Danforth & Ian Chillag. You may know us as two of the names Peter Sagal says really fast at the end of NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” This is our podcast. Here’s how it works: you send us your questions—from “how do I break up with my hairstylist of 20 years” to “how do I not sound stupid when ordering wine” to “how do I escape a charging rhino”—and we answer them. Usually, given how little we actually know how to do, we find experts who can help you out.

Limetown

Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?"

Lore

Lore is a podcast about the frightening history behind common folklore.

The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace is a storytelling podcast and public radio segment about the past. It was named a finalist for a Peabody Award in 2016.

The Pen Addict

A show about pens and stationary

Radiolab

A radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.

Reply All

Reply All is a show about the internet, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman

Serial

Serial tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season.

Stuff You Should Know

The podcast educates listeners on a wide variety of topics.

Surprisingly Awesome

There are a lot of things out in the world that sound boring, but when you dig in deeper, you discover that actually, they are fascinating.



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