Signifyin’, or signifyin(g) (vernacular), is ”a form of wordplay. It is a practice in African-American culture involving a verbal strategy of indirection that exploits the gap between the denotative and figurative meanings of words. A simple example would be insulting someone to show affection.”
Workflow. A fantastic app that chains together multiple iOS services, scripts and third-party app actions. You can make some really useful and complex (think: nested) workflows. I’m particularly interested in the ones that you can run as an action extension from the iOS share sheet. I have one that takes (a) a URL from Safari or any other app’s web view, trimming it of any tracking cruft and (b) the page title, converting it to sentence case, then combines them with any copied text into a Markdown link that is automatically appended to a running note I use for publishing these posts. So handy and a huge time-saver.
Eight illustrators turn their favorite childhood video games into works of art. “We asked eight artists to illustrate the video-game obsessions of their childhoods—from The Legend of Zelda to Minesweeper to Final Fantasy.”
Why we painted over Berlin’s most famous graffiti. “Last week, from late Thursday night to early Friday morning, I and several others painted over two murals by Italian artist Blu in Kreuzberg, often referred to as Berlin’s most iconic street art […] few realised that the people behind it were the ones who created it in the first place. So we have decided to tell our side of the story.”