BetaShapes – Using geotagged Flickr photos to define San Franciscos neighborhoods as a crowd-sourced 'folksonomy'. I'm entranced by how many useful things emerge from the clouds of data exhaust we're all generating.
Bacteria farming and software design – Code is an incredibly useful tool for artists, I love this behind the scenes look at how an amazing visualization was built.
Ang Lee and the uncertainty of success – The acclaimed director spent six years of his career with no visible signs of making any progress, and this post does a fantastic job highlighting how hard that must have been.
Founders and dysfunctional families – Growing up in chaos is good preparation for working in a startup.
Common Crawl URL search – Thinking of crawling the web? Check out this web interface to see if Common Crawl already has what you're looking for sitting in a handy S3 bucket!