Last link list of 2013

Links for December 29, 2013

This is my last set of links for the year. I hope you've been enjoying them. If you have links you think I might enjoy, please feel free to send me an email. Enjoy your New Year's celebrations.

I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself. Article

Normally I hate slide shows on the Internet (they're mostly just page view grabs), but this is worth checking out. The new Mac Pro which was released recently is an impressive piece of kit, but the size of it is astounding. Article

We seem to be in a Rennaisance of independent watch making. I love the innovation and designs coming out. Watches by SJX is a great site to follow for all watch news. Article

Levenger has a sale on lots of their goods, including some nice pen cases. Article

CGP Grey has a new video out on the noceibo effect. I've linked to his stuff before, and if you're not already watching his videos, you really should start. Video

Speaking of great watch sites, Hodinkee put together a video year in review. Video

Mihkail Kalashnikov passed away this week at the age of 94. Article

A wonderful collection of hi-res images of medieval manuscripts. Article

It's disgusting it took this long for Alan Turing to get a pardon. Article

Wiltshire church sells medieval chalice to help pay for renovations.Article

Creating a balance between the professional self, and the unprofessional, more human self, is difficult. As more people read what I write, I think about it more. Allen Pike has a good blog entry on being more human. Article

The Globe and Mail has a good article on why cufflinks are making a come back. (I'll be adding cufflinks to my site early in the new year if this is your cup of tea.) Article

I'm not one for Christmas music (years of working in a mall at Christmas is enough to drive anyone a bit mad), but The Pogues' Fairytale of New York is worth a link. Video

A look at how reading affects the brain days after. Article

If you've been reading along the last few months, you already know I'm in love with Phillipe Dufour and his work. Another great interview with him. Video

It's getting difficult to trust anything secret to technology. Article

Pixar's rules for good story telling. Article

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