Some individual articles I’ve especially enjoyed (or, at least, frequently find myself referencing) are listed on Pinboard.
I’ve also listed a few books that I find myself suggesting often over on LibraryThing.
People and sites I like
- Caret-Dash-Caret: My wife Jenny’s delightful blog.
- Terrible Things Happening in Cold Places: Just what it says.
- Roderick on the Line: A podcast in which indie musician John Roderick and erstwhile productivity blogger Merlin Mann grouse about things.
- BLDGBLOG: An insightful architectural blog.
- Swissmiss: The blog of a Swiss designer living in Brooklyn.
- The Weekly Weird: Mostly deeply technical esoterica.
- EmacsNYC: My old meetup in New York!
- Shady Characters: A blog (now seemingly defunct, sadly) mostly about obscure typographical sigils.
- Arts & Letters Daily: An article aggregator focusing on history and literature.
- Metafilter: A collaborative blog dating back to the golden age of the Old Web.
- Semi-Rad: Writing and occasional cartoons about the perils of going outside.
- General Intellect Unit: “Podcast of the Cybernetic Marxists.”
- DR MacIver’s Notebook: Terrific short essays, observations, and words for things.
- Jamie Zawinski: Early Netscape employee and current SF nightclub proprietor comments on the state of things.
- Laws & Sausages: A Web comic about civics drawn by the artist behind Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
- tiny robots cuddling with other tiny robots: The not-very-secret internal blog of thoughtbot, my charming former employer.
- Idle Words: The blog of Maciej Cegłowski, author and operator of Pinboard.
- ContraPoints: A series of thoroughly NSFW but beautifully crafted videos on mostly-but-not-exclusively gender politics.
- James Somers: Writer and programmer in NYC.
- CalTopo: A great tool for creating topographical maps.
- Revolutions Podcast: A history podcast covering a series of revolutions in glorious and well-explained depth. Run by Mike Duncan, who formerly ran the similarly excellent History of Rome podcast.
- Primitive Technology: Australian man makes compelling videos in which he rebuilds technology from scratch in the woods.
- Dylan Holmes: Friend who’s currently doing a PhD in AI at MIT and is curious about all kinds of delightful things.
- qntm: Writer and technical blogger with opinions about things.
- Cabin Porn: Photos of charming buildings in lovely settings.