The Flight of The URLs / by James Kelleher


Have a poke around Lisa Cassidy's (sadly dormant) Built Dublin blog for the low-down on Dublin's more underappreciated architectural oddities. 

TIL: there is a 20th anniversary Friends-themed slot machine. This is a great Verge piece on casinos, skinner boxes, slot machines and the designing of addiction.

Tape Findings, an archive of one-of-a-kind found sounds.

At this period, after his long fast, the toad has a very spiritual look, like a strict Anglo-Catholic towards the end of Lent. His movements are languid but purposeful, his body is shrunken, and by contrast his eyes look abnormally large. This allows one to notice what one might not at another time: that a toad has about the most beautiful eye of any living creature. It is like gold, or more exactly it is like the golden-colored semi-precious stone which one sometimes sees in signet-rings, and which I think is called a chrysoberyl.

- George Orwell's ode to springtime, Some Thoughts on the Common Toad.

Watch the first teaser trailer for Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic with Michael Fassbender playing the world's most famous jerkhole: