Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for February 07, 2014

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Without further ado, my favorite links from the last week:

The TaskPaper R&D Notebook
I’m looking forward to accompanying Gabe on the journey toward a more TaskPaper-centric system. The tools that will likely come out of this shift are going to be a lot of fun.
globocom/thumbor
A self-hosted image server with smart cropping and resizing. Via OneThingWell.
Stop Procrastinating Important Calls With Call Flows
This is a very good idea for getting myself to actually make those calls on my todo list that would take 5 minutes but my brain just won’t let me tackle.
Ember for Mac now with Auto-Import
Ember gets better and better with visual updates, browser extensions for clipping and auto-import.
Browser Testing Report: Browser Test & Performance Testing
As part of Modern.IE, a site scanner to detect coding problems for older versions of IE. Open source version available.

Me, Aditi and Leonard Cohen As a bonus link, I’ll mention Sincerely Yours, Leonard Cohen (Spotify link), an album of Leonard Cohen covers by Mag Styva. In particular, her version of Chelsea Hotel #2 (YouTube link). It’s a great cover of one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists.

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