Scott Kirsner has a "read Scott's email" blog. In the spirit of that, here's a "See Gregg's Bookmarks" post.
BUILDING NEAT STUFF / PRODUCT DESIGN
- Hack a Day
- Cool light-oriented product designer: Right Brain Electronics LLC
- Weather balloon space probes [Make]
- Electronic circuit design for beginners
- Cool animated LED art (though lately NSFW)
- A cat-cam "CatEye"
STARTUPS (or, "young companies lacking vowels")
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Tech Community 2011
- Steve Blank's startup tools and blogs - massive list
- "How I raised $24k on kickstarter"
- (literally) Killer Elevator Pitches [MIT YouTube]
- How VCs value startups differently than entrepreneurs (Tricks)
- "The story of General Computer" (my former landlord was the MIT student who co-invented Ms. Pac Man)
FUN & GAMES
PATENTS / PATENT LAW
- New type of patent auction: "covenant not to sue" [PatentNews]
SELF-HELP / LIFE OPTIMIZATION / LIFESTYLE ENGINEERING
MATH / ENGINEERING / SCIENCE
- LANL paper, "Life Cycle of a Minimal Protocell - A Dissipative Particle Dynamics Study"
- Gigantic PDF of the complete blueprints of the Clock of the Long Now
- Web help for Mathematica 3 (!! 3 !!)
- Fundamentals of holographic data storage [Madrid]
- Prakash: Lighting-aware motion capture [MIT Media Lab]
- MITRE "modified light field architecture for reconfigurable multimode imaging"
- [EDGE] A short course on synthetic genomics
- Perception: see lots of colors despite there being very few... [Land]
- How plants grow rings of branches: New Kind of Science pg 410
- Beal / Bachrach "infrastructure for engineered emergence on sensor / actuator networks" [PDF / CSAIL]
CRAVE - STUFF TO BUY
- Boston Acoustics - budget audiophile speaker
WEB TOOLS / TIPS
- How to jump ship from GoDaddy to a better host
- Screencap: Camtasia
- Building a quick website, RISD (2010) tips
- Transvideo studios
- The anatomy of a perfect landing page
POP CULTURE / MISANTHROPY
- [CNN.com] Why on earth are the Kardashians famous?
- Yes - live performance of "Changes" [YouTube]
- Remember these stickers from the 1970s? WACKY PACKAGES!
- In defense of the "Jump the shark" episode
- A big trend in sunglasses
- TV appearance of Lincoln assassination witness (!?) a 96 yr-old in 1956