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Favorites of 2013

It’s time for my annual Favorites of  the Year post. Much like 2012, 2013 was a great year. I saw a dream of mine come true by getting my second book, Responsive Design with WordPresspublished by PeachPit/New Riders. They’ve published most of the books that I read to learn about web design/development, so it’s a real honor to have my work published through them. And of-course, there’s all of the tech and media of the year. Here are my favorites.

Some Interesting Links & Podcasts

I just started listening to podcasts regularly so I figured I’d share some of them, as well as your normal cool links.

Stuff You Should Know: A podcast from How Stuff Works about general knowledge stuff that covers a wide range of topics from Bitcoin to Torture. Very interesting stuff!

Stuff You Missed in History Class: Another podcast from How Stuff Works that covers topics you may have not learned about in school.

ALA’s 2013 Summer Reading List: @alistapart is the best source on the web for web development and design articles. This is their recommended reading list.

Yesterland – Tobacco Shop: In looking for a cigar shop around Disneyland, I came across this interesting bit of history regarding Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom Disneyland. This talks about the Tobacco Shop, one of the first shops in the strip.

How to not be Alone: A really interesting article from @nytimes about how technology affects us. My favorite quote: Technology celebrates connectedness, but encourages retreat. 

The Missing Linc’s Doctor Who Viewing Guide – Series 1: I recently started watching Doctor Who. My friend Joe (@iammissinglinc) created this nifty viewer’s guide to help you learn what’s what!