Links to projects, websites, and weirdos.
- The Tao of D&D by Alexis Smolensk (along with his Patreon-members-only blog The Higher Path.) I consider Alexis the world’s foremost practitioner of quality DMing. You can’t name a single topic in the field on which he has not written skillfully and at length.
- Gwern Branwen is an independent writer and researcher with deeper and wider interests than anyone I know. I admire his peerless productivity on such a vast range of topics.
- The Digital Antiquarian, by Jimmy Maher, is a fascinating chronological exploration of the history of adventure games, as well as the hardware, culture, and celebrities of the era under discussion.
- Slate Star Codex, by Scott Alexander
- Strandbeests are wind-powered mechanical creatures invented by Theo Jansen. He engineers these enormous creatures out of plastic tubes and air bottles, then sets them free to walk, wiggle, slither, and roll along the beach.
- The Chinese Text Project.
Ancient texts, modern technology,edited by David Sturgeon.
Worth A Look
- Meaningness, David Chapman’s ongoing book/blog about
better ways of thinking, feeling, and acting–around problems of meaning and meaninglessness; self and society; ethics, purpose, and value.
- Aaron Parecki has the world’s slickest website.
- Doug Koellmer
- Daniel S. Wilkerson
- The Public Domain Review
- David D. Friedman
- Ron Garret wrote Lisp code that got sent off-planet onboard Deep Space 1. Then he debugged and patched it from millions of miles away.
- Eli Duke
- Charles Hugh Smith
- Just Well Mixed, by Jason Lefkowitz
- The Story’s Story, by Jake Seliger
- Hiroshige.org.uk collects information about master ukiyo-e printmaker Utagawa Hiroshige. The site also has straightforward, minimalist Web galleries of his prints.
- No Mercy/No Malice, by Scott Galloway
- Political Graveyard:
the Internet’s Most Comprehensive Source of U.S. Political Biography. This website collects and archives biographical data on the lives, deaths, and families of over 300,000 US politicians.
- The Habitat Chronicles, a group blog by the creators of Habitat (the first graphical MMO). Covers technical and historical details of Habitat and its creation.
- The Black Vault. John Greenewald, Jr. has amassed an enormous collection of declassified government documents by exercising rights granted under the USA’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
- Clay Shirky
- Melting Asphalt
- Aaron Lewis