Friday, 21 January 2011

Cyberspace When You're Dead

Rob Walkers of the New York Times ponders on what happens to our digital legacy (facebook accounts, online photos, twitter updates, blog posts, websites, etc.) after we kick the bucket, and some attempts (both on a personal as well as professional level) to manage such information.

Here's a quote from his article, "Cyberspace When You're Dead":
For me, at least, pondering the digital afterlife made me rethink digital life. We’re encouraged to record and express everything, all the time. In real time, we can record and distribute the most important moments of our existence, and some of the least. For the generations growing up in the Web era, this mode of being is more or less taken for granted. But the tools we use privilege the moment, not the long term; they also tend to make everything feel roughly equal in importance and offer us little incentive to comb back through our digital scribblings and sort out what might have lasting meaning from what probably doesn’t. The results are pretty much the opposite of a scrapbook carefully edited to serve as a memory object but could end up serving that function by default.

It is a somewhat long but definitely thought-provoking essay.

Note: The link above may require you to sign up for a NYTimes Online Account to read, which is FREE and allows you access to a lot of good journalism, criticism and content.

Blog & Roll (Again): Minimal Movie Posters

When I started out this blog I wanted to write certain features on weekly basis (like quotes, featured blogs and music video selections), to keep up my discipline in blogging, to attract repeat readers and to have a sense of continuity.

It didn't work, after which I went on a more ad-hoc basis. Perhaps this year I can try a little harder? Or perhaps it's too late to even bother?

Here's a cool tumblr called Minimal Movie Posters (self explanatory title), also found via khai's tumblr.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Blog & Roll: MY MILK TOOF

This is way, way too cute not to share.

Found via Khai's tumblr.

Click on the post title to visit milk toofs Ickle and Lardee.

Warning: Too cute for work!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


"The 50 best things to eat in the world, and where to eat them" according to Killian Fox of the Observer UK. Click on this link to visit the list, on the Guardian UK news site.


A sentimental but ultimately heartwarming short film on love.

Markku Lahdesmaki’s Robot Series

More awesome stuff, this time art showcasing the inherent alienation of modern robot life. Heh heh. Click on the post title to visit the link.

A Cloud Castle

Well, paper, actually.
Click on the post title to visit the link and check it out. It's awesome.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Hello 2011!

And yet another year has come and gone. Soon it'll be Chinese New Year too.

I've kept this blog going for two years, and in 2010 I published less than half of the posts I managed in 2009. Work does force you to spend less time on other things, I guess, but maybe this year I'll try to write more.

I'm back from a splendid holiday in Turkey and tomorrow, I'll be back to work. Dang it.

I hope you're all good!