[weekly linkdump, somewhat edited]
Squarepusher – ‘Dark Steering’ taken from forthcoming album ‘Ufabulum’ out 14th/15th May – teaser video for the new squarepusher album. seems to combine the more melodic newer sound with earlier manic beats assault.
What Will a Billion Dollars Buy Facebook? – “It is, of course, important to be vigilant when deals of such magnitude take place between giants of the Internet, but users sometimes tend to descend into paranoia when Facebook is involved. For a clearer view on things, here are eight aspects of the likely legal implications of the purchase of Instagram by Facebook.”
Instagram’s Buyout: How Does It Measure Up? – “I crunched the numbers, pulling together data from a selection of 30 notable internet acquisitions over the last ten years, from Broadcast.com to OMGPop, to see if the Facebook/Instagram acquisition was as crazy as everyone thinks.”
How to get more likes on Facebook – desperate times call for desperate measures
INCREDIBOX – beat box game
InstaBackup: Backup all your Instagram Pictures – “I’m still not sure if I’ll keep my account with Instagram, that will depend on how the transition in ownership is handled. Either way, I want to get my images out of Instagram’s servers and safely onto my own hard-drive.”
TaxCut Money Collage – “As a professional artist, I deduct my material expenditures as a write off. If I slice up a hundred dollars to make an image, or a thousand, or just five, I am taking it out of the IRS coffers.”
The Spotify Play Button – “Simply add the Spotify Play Button to your blog, website or social page and light it up with music. You can feature any song, album or playlist.”
DJ Shadow Archival Project: MPC Era ’92-’96 – “A major new archival release exposing Shadow’s early production on the Akai MPC. Containing entirely unreleased material spanning from 1992 to 1996, the project is entitled, “Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996″”
Is Nello the Worst Restaurant In Manhattan? – the place NOT to eat at, Nello
Five Ways To Get Your Instagrams Before Facebook Eats Them – “you just heard that Zuckerburg bought your beloved Instagram for a billion dollars, presumably so that the FBI, DEA and ICE can inspect your Amoro filtered pictures of “cocaine” “clouds” or whatever. You’re thinking of jumping ship, but you want to download your photos first.”
Kraftwerk to release limited edition box set – “To commemorate the run, the band are releasing a limited edition version of their 2009 box set The Catalogue. On its original release, the set contained remastered editions of all of the band’s seminal albums, augmented by fancy supplementary booklets.”
elitismleadstotyranny – “THIS IS A PROTEST, AN ACT OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, A METHODOLOGY OF REFUSING AND RESISTANCE. THIS ACT HAS EMPLOYED GUERRILLA TACTICS. I AM SWIMMING INTO THE BOATS IN THE HOPE I CAN STOP THEM FROM COMPLETING THE RACE AND PROPOSING THE RETURN OF SURPRISE TACTICS. THIS IS ‘PEACEFUL’ … I HAVE NO WEAPONS (DON’T SHOOT!) MY ONLY FEAR, IS NOT SWIMMING FAST ENOUGH TO GET IN THE RIGHT POSITION TO PREVENT THE BOATS.”
Meanwhile, At The Smithfield Horse Fair – This Horse must be a NWA fan, fuck the police, not sure if NSFW?