Today's Top 10 - January 20, 2010
Edit:I started with 17 links, but I pruned them down to 10 to keep the format consistent. Goodbye, sex-powered Italy.
If you're wondering, I do sort these by subjective awesomeness , so the "Number 1" is "Pretty definitely awesome" and the "Number 17" is "Not interesting enough to include, but my soul aches just a little when I get rid of it."
Also, I'm subscribed to 40-odd developmenty codey blogs, but very few of them make it to the Top 10. Where are all the interesting articles you guys?
Number 10: I Love TypographyILT's released a list of their favourite fonts of 2009, and they are just gorgeous.
Number 9: Left-Handed ToonsSome people just need to climb collisions.
Number 8: Coco Vs. Leno, In ChineseHonestly, I didn't care about the whole Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno thing. Seriously, I don't even watch TV, and I really wasn't sure what exactly was going on. This Chinese animation explains the whole thing and manages to be funny, to-boot.
Number 7: Picture Of The FutureI don't care if I don't think they're accurate, people who draw detailed images of the imaginary future are always all-right by me. I could look at this sort of thing all day.
Number 6: Carry On Bags Now Allowed in U.S.Okay, so the recent "you're not allowed to carry anything on to a plane if you're going to the states" thing, which everybody thought was ridiculous (except for the people forced to wait as you try to cram an entire grand piano into the overhead storage compartment) - has ended. Now, I'm planning on making a trip to Far-Off Lands with a stop-over in the States, in the near future, and so this news item fills me with OVERFLOWING JOY, even though I still am not excited about having to go through the American airport system.
Number 5: Dinosaur Comics Builds EquityTyrannosaurus is uncomfortable with the thought of such a large purchase. Perhaps this is because Ryan North lives in Toronto, which is almost as expensive to live in as Surrey.
Number 4: Ok GoOk Go's new music video can't be embedded, or even viewed in some countries. \ They're famous because of a viral video from 2006, so they're pretty unhappy about this. They address the topic in a Open Letter To Everybody, about the horrors of music labels and what-have-you.
Number 3: The Perfect Cup Of EspressoI'm not even that interested in how to make a perfect cup of espresso- it seems to require hideously expensive machinery and precision and time... but this video talking about the perfect cup is just lush. The sharp focus and careful use of color are things you don't usually see in web video. Also, if your workspace has an espresso machine and you didn't know how to use it before, you can watch something similar happen here. So that's nice.
Number 2: Ok Go CupidThe devs behind OkCupid.com's dating services occasionally produce some surprising metrics. In this case, they take a look at pictures and associated 'success rates', trying to determine features of a good dating profile pic.
Number 1: GREAT SCOTT!A band called "The Heavy" performed on David Letterman, and they were so solid that Letterman asked for an encore - they just kept playing through the commercial break. I've never seen that before.
Edit: YouTube's new policy of deleting anything that gets popular is making me an angry dude. I should locally cache anything that I top-ten, dammit. Here's another shot at that The Heavy clip.