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A work-in-progress list of websites and blogs I read and take inspiration from. Yes, it’s the good old blogroll.


Design, tech

  • Minutes to Midnight— Moniker of Simone Silvestroni, Pioneering game audio in the early 2000s with one title shipped on Sony PlayStation 2, he later specialised in audio mixing and mastering, while honing and updating his sound design skills.
  • Laura Kalbag — Designer originally from the UK, now living in Ireland. Talking about rights-respecting design, accessibility and inclusivity, privacy, web design and development.
  • Aral Balkan — Activist, designer, and developer, he’s one-half of Small Technology Foundation. They advocate for and build small technology to protect personhood and democracy in the digital network age.
  • Ru Singh — A generalist developer, focused on the web and the front-end since 2017. Ru writes about JavaScript, Django, and Python, document, administrate systems & projects, build beautiful user interfaces to go with easy user experiences and self-host.
  • Chris Wiegman — An engineering manager, teacher, speaker, aspiring writer and pilot currently based in Sarasota, Florida. Chris’ work focuses on WordPress, developer experience and humane and sustainable technology.
  • Zinzy Waleson Geene — A senior-but-silly researcher and designer from Amsterdam. Zinzy specialized in making tools for people at work.
  • Matthew Graybosch — A writer and musician by choice, a programmer by necessity, and a metalhead by the grace of the witch.


  • Neurologica— Steven Novella covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society.
  • The Marginalian— A one-woman labor of love, exploring what it means to live a decent, inspired, substantive life of purpose and gladness since 2006.


  • Rest of world— An international nonprofit journalism organization. They document what happens when technology, culture and the human experience collide, in places that are typically overlooked and underestimated.

Updated on: 14 July 2023