A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.
— The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
I just signed up to give Wikipedia a monthly amount… I consider it a subscription fee to an indispensable and irreplaceable resource I use dozens of times weekly while producing kottke.org. It’s a business expense, just like paying for server hosting, internet access, etc. — the decision to pay became a no-brainer for me when I thought of it that way.
A short mood film (i.e high on aesthetics and low on substance) for Yohji Yamamoto and adidas.
The Random User Generator is an API that serves up fake user data (like names, birthdays and addresses) complete with random profile pictures. I can finally stop creating Frankenfriends for my own projects.
In Bangalore, they tend to be thick and dark, often with a dash of butter skiing down its hot surface. Sambhar is de rigueur in Chennai. In Bangalore, you have to ask for it… On the east, as you step into dry and rocky Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, you have to be prepared for a sharp bite in your tongue thanks to a generous smear of “gun powder” on the softer side of the dosa.
— An excerpt from the dosa/thosai gentrification