A quest to find the name and url of a gadget review site that I had tweeted about a few months ago led me to the TwimeMachine web app. TwimeMachine lets you read your old tweets and, while I was looking for the gadget website, I got a chance to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of my favorite links and quotes from the past year. I pulled out some of my favorites and have shared them below. While these lists aren't a comprehensive look at or summary of 2011, they do capture the things that I found interesting, thought provoking, and/or cool over the past year.
My Favorite Links from 2011
German designer David Hanauer creates dizzying carpets from aerial Google Earth images.
My Favorite Quotes from 2011
"I’m impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype. New York is talk. Chicago is work." -Michael Douglas
"The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable." -- Kurt Vonnegut
"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance." -- Kurt Vonnegut
@zachklein: Just told to me: "Schools are the coal-fired power plants of education."
My Favorite Funny Tweets from 2011
@jonlech "Next year HTML5 will replace native apps" is the new "Next year will be the year of Linux on the desktop".
@hubs: What doesn't kill you makes you smaller. ~Super Mario
@dcurtis: The Container Store is like a strip club for people with OCD.
@larrybraverman: GUYS IF EGYPT CAN TAKE DOWN MUBARAK WE CAN TAKE DOWN TICKETMASTER