Nerd Alert 97: Happy Thoughts & Puppies


What we're reading this week.

  Adam: About a year ago now, Kelsey Proud wrote that 2016 would be a turning point for public trust in the media. We’ve still got a month and a half. Let’s get to work.

  Ben: Play Mario Kart in your browser, implemented mostly through CSS3! (via Elliot Bentley)

  Gabe: is one of the most unique and visually interesting sites that I’ve come across (and how about that URL?) Each story feels like a playful exploration of typography, white space, and grids. I especially like the layouts for two stories about Yukio Mishima and Beyoncé.

  Julia: Break out of your filter bubble. The WSJ’s Blue Feed, Red Feed project is still up and running, and you can read about how it was built. (Thanks to @jaspar for the reminder.)

  RC:  "By living and making decisions in an open source way, we can reclaim the humanity that is so easily lost when we let technology come between us."

  Inndy: Don't want your old tv anymore? Give it to a robot.


Work we admire by our journalism peers

EndRun, The Marshall Project's custom-made content management system, is now available on Github. EndRun's design flexibility allowed the team to create projects like Crime in ContextThe Next to Die, and many of the spectacular graphics reporting seen on The Marshall Project. Its functionality led to The Marshall Project being named "World's Best Designed Website" by the Society for News Design.


Good jobs with good people

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Gather ye rosebuds


LISTEN: 12 Bit Blues, the Kid Koala blues album made almost entirely with a sampler & turntables ?

WATCH: The Nov. 14 Supermoon: The Closest Moon to Earth Since 1948 (IRL)

EAT: Homemade Caramel Apples

DRINK: Cardamomagin