Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Link roundup

1. Here's a good design idea from Bill Simmons's article about a theoretical new basketball league: create logos for the teams the Seattle Nirvana and the Baltimore Wire.

2. Lots of clever costume ideas.

3. From a long interview with Peter Thiel:

The Warren Buffet rhetorical point is his $34 billion investment in late 2009 in a railway, the single biggest investment by Berkshire Hathaway outside of finance. It is an all-out bet against clean tech. It was described as a bet on America, but 40 percent of what gets transported on railroads is coal. You have to look at Buffett's railroad investments as an all-out bet that clean tech is going to fail.

It's a bet that we're going to send coal to ships in Long Beach and send it to China to power Chinese factories to send us stuff. That's not the clean-tech vision of the 21st century.
4. The latest 20-70% off sale at Things from another world.

5. And speaking of sales, free Dunny if you spend $20 at Tenacious Toys.