• Parsley – Command-line tool to extract structured data from web pages as JSON. Its simple syntax is a superset of CSS3 and XPATH.
  • Downtown is for People – “Rarely before has the citizen had such a chance to reshape the city, and to make it the kind of city that he likes and that others will too.” A classic article on urban planning. (Especially relevant now as my city, Utica, seems to in the early stages of a rebirth.)
  • The Possibility in Blank Spaces – Why it’s worth resisting the urge to fill everything.
  • Business Town! What Value-Creating Winners Do All Day – What if Richard Scarry grew up in Silicon Valley? The satire isn’t particularly original, but the illustrations are wonderful.
  • Aerial Wallpapers – iPhone wallpapers created from aerial satellite photos. Much more beautiful than they sound.