Friday, September 20, 2013
For all the hateful words that were lobbed at me, it barely ever bubbled over from the world of online forums and websites. I received zero angry emails, only a few mean tweets. My Facebook was never broken into and vandalized—my typewriter remains unsmashed, no one has ever threatened violence towards me in real life. Instead, there are these pockets of the web that are small and ignorable, filled with hate for a picture of me, for this idea of a hipster—for the audacity of bringing a typewriter to a park.
At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier. What happened after Shaw promised to go back is nearly unbelievable—unless you believe in ghosts.
Twenty-one years ago this month, on September 6, 1992, the decomposed body of Christopher McCandless was discovered by moose hunters just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park. He had died inside a rusting bus that served as a makeshift shelter for trappers, dog mushers, and other backcountry visitors.
Multisport athlete Kendrick Johnson was found dead in his Georgia high school’s gymnasium in January. Authorities ruled it an accident, but Johnson’s family believes something very different — and a second autopsy appears to support their suspicions.
Reading (Read) > Nerd:
I finally understand percentage based background-size and background-position, as the opportunity to build a set of responsive, single-sprite playing cards, recently presented itself.
Ultimately, reading this piece has led me to take the HTML5 ROLE attribute seriously.
I have yet to put this library of pre-built CSS3 animations to use, but certainly, I must.
Entertaining westernish, one crime per episode, usually ends in a shootout.
Greatly paced, no-frills, who-done-it murder mystery.
Surely you’ve seen this already. I called my grandmother, just to say hello.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
First is support for Autosave and background saving. Gone are the horrors of losing hours of editing due to a crash or waiting seemingly endless minutes while a large image is being saved. This change alone is worth upgrading for anyone who uses Photoshop every day.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Up to 75 per cent of the energy used by free versions of Android apps is spent serving up ads or tracking and uploading user data: running just one app could drain your battery in around 90 minutes.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This year’s collection includes 1,219 files totaling 7.52GB.
Friday, December 16, 2011
I don’t follow football. I do appreciate thoughtful, alternative, problem solving skills though.
“This guy is going to get killed. I got to take his mind off it, give him something else to do.” So he says, “Ok, every time you’re in a pile, I want you to focus on something. I want you to untie his shoes.”
Monday, August 08, 2011
Agenda – iPhone calendar app – This is the one I’ve been sticking with lately.
Subtle Patterns is a collection of 67 high quality design patterns for you to use freely. New patterns added weekly.
jQuery Anti-Patterns for Performance & Compression – Pretty in depth jQuery optimization from Paul Irish. Certainly there’s something in here for every level of Front End Developer.
Friday, August 05, 2011
You can enable the feature by turning it on from the Labs tab in your Gmail settings
I would argue that instead of attempting to make our computer interaction look more like â€œreal lifeâ€ or be more â€œphysical,â€ the UX designer should attempt to make humans more efficient by capturing and utilizing a larger portion of the userâ€™s existing output (through new and existing sensors in our devices), instead of just capturing a different, contrived sort of output.
From the comments:
Fourï»¿ ipads on her head and she was reading a real book? Shows just how useful iPads are.
Florida Atlantic University student newspaper, the University Press recently created an entire issue, the ‘old’ way.
â€œManual typewriters didnâ€™t have a number 1 key. They used a lower-case L instead.â€
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Roathy, 8, lives with his family on top of a large dump on the outskirts of Phnom Pehn, Cambodia
Monday, August 01, 2011
Proof of what we’ve known for awhile now. Adobe does not care if Flash dies. They will create a useful tool for whatever it is that you do.
The preview of this app is now available as a free download.
The New Yorker magazine takes a lot of heat for using Adobe’s iPad publishing tool. It outputs files with large footprints, unselectable copy, and little support for native iPad features, like pinch and zoom. Their numbers show though, that in the end, the bells and whistles matter much less than you may think.
Offering the first detailed glimpse into iPad magazine sales since subscriptions became available in the spring, The New Yorker said that it now had 100,000 iPad readers, including about 20,000 people who bought subscriptions at $59.99 a year.
The New Yorker, a magazine that has always been heavy on text, took a different tack from its peers. Instead of loading its iPad app with interactive features, the magazine focused on presenting its articles in a clean, readable format.
And then there’s the ability for print subscribers to download any issue on the iPad. This is the direction all print publications need to head.
…More than 75,000 people have taken advantage of the magazineâ€™s offer to allow print subscribers to download the app free.
Give me great content and a usable delivery platform and I’ll give you my money. Plain and simple.
And from an interview with David Remnick in November 2010:
He said there are vast possibilities for interactive reading that will appear on the New Yorker’s iPad, but those will come when he establishes a proper subscription model so that there is a critical mass of people consuming the materal;
You can’t force a new medium. Take Wired magazine for example, also owned by New Yorker parents, Conde-Nast; their content has consistently declined while they’ve revamped layout and interactivity in both their print and iPad versions.