Episode № 67 Simon St. Laurent - Building the Greatest Everlasting Sandcastle

February 16th, 2016 · 62 minutes

Simon St. Laurent is back to talk about #Snowpocalypse, camera drones in NYC, the legacy of our work, and owning your own stuff —except for those conversations we have on Facebook. We take a look at what we saw this past month in the web space (and more) and what we think is happening on the horizon as we slip further into 2016.

Guest Starring: Simon St. Laurent

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Links and Show Notes

  • 3:00 Getting back home dealing with Snowpackalyse
  • 3:30 Simon’s take on O’Reilly’s first Design Conference
  • 5:40 Craiglist for Information Design
  • 8:40 Snowboarding in New York City Video
  • 11:00 No empathy for New York City & DC’s snow freak out
  • 14:26 Modern man’s weather forecast is better than caveman’s weather forecast
  • 15:59 SVG Summit 2016 review
  • 22:11 Simon’s working on a wood working book for beginners
  • 23:38 Simon’s feeling weird about working on Web-like technologies
  • 26:04 Flashback to talking with Zeldman about Bowie
  • 29:29 Our web work are the greatest everlasting sandcastles
  • 31:05 What will your site look like 5, 10 years after he dies?
  • 34:20 The 78 Project documentary is available online
  • 37:38 My original inspiration for getting into Web design
  • 42:52 Builders who create new sites vs. builders who maintain a site
  • 44:00 Web safe round mousepad
  • 46:50 Everyone has their own printing press now, but not eye balls
  • 54:26 Why do we post on Facebook, a closed platform?
  • 59:22 “I don’t like to say that Facebook gives me hope.“

Christopher Schmitt on Twitter
UX, IoT & interaction conference: O'Reilly Design, January 19 - 22, 2016, San Francisco, CA
An Event Apart: The design conference for people who make websites.
Snowboarding New York City - YouTube
Giant panda enjoys the snow in Washington DC zoo – video | World news | The Guardian
SVG Summit 2016 - January 21, 2016
GreenSock | Homepage
Brenda Storer (@brendamarienyc) | Twitter
Learn Web Development and Design - Mijingo
Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo) | Twitter
Non Breaking Space Show #66: SVG Summit 2016 - Building with SVG Q+A Round Table - Goodstuff FM
estelle/clowncar: Clown Car Responsive Image Technique
Non Breaking Space Show #64: Jeffrey Zeldman - Web Design History - Goodstuff FM
Shawn O'Keefe's DrupalCamp Austin 2013 Keynote Address
Dive Into HTML5 online book by Mark Pilgrim
Mark Pilgrim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 78 Project Movie
Google Apps Script
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