Unlike most brewers, Mikkel doesn’t own a brewery.
Mikkel draws up detailed instructions for these fabricators to follow — specifying malt quantity to the milligram, mash schedule to the minute, bitterness to the I.B.U. — and the first time he tastes his own beer is usually when the brewer sends him a shipment and an invoice. “I don’t enjoy making beer,” he says. “I like making recipes and hanging out.”
This way of working is known as “phantom brewing” or “gypsy brewing,” and Mikkel is one of its best-known practitioners.
A Fight Is Brewing - NYTimes.com
(great article in general_
/via andrew golis
A problem keeps a solution “honest,” so to speak.
These ideas are all derived from philosophical arguments. The last reflects the fact that solutions embody explanations, and easy-to-vary explanations, according to the physicist-philosopher David Deutsch, are inferior to hard-to-vary explanations, for complex reasons he describes in his work.
Product Design 001 — Medium
Fascinating thought. Slowly reading this post by Mills.
Here’s a link to Deutsch book: The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World
Svpply created navigation patterns that have been widely used (overused?) since, but at they time the app was as fresh as it gets. When iOS7 showed up, the app was already right at home. With zero updates in two years, it still feels absolutely current today.
Adios Svpply - A. Craig Williams - A. Craig Williams
eBay announced that its sunsetting Svpply yesterday.
(via Twitter / BrewCityChaser: Full Moon rising over Lake …)
You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it.
Doug Stanhope - Wikiquote via Mike Giant
ARST ARSW: Star Wars sorted alphabetically (by suckerpinch)
This is like what happens to souls in a black hole
(via Blobby Barack Animated GIF)
Man I don’t even.
This feels important.
(Source: killscreen, via dpstyles)
American users tend to prefer stickers that leave no space for misinterpretation, according to Mr. Watanabe. So smiles are wide, and stickers are often accompanied by captions like “Awesome!” and “Great job!”
By contrast, in Japan, Line offers characters with smiles, half-smiles and barely there smiles, he said. “Our American colleagues asked us: What’s the point of a half-smile?” Mr. Watanabe said. “It’s difficult to express in words. That’s why we use stickers.”
No Time to Text? Say It With Stickers - NYTimes.com
Walter built a Hessian for me.