Star Wars fans, and especially those with young Star Wars fans, may enjoy this Millennium Falcon drone in flight. I know me and mine did.
Santana aims for another comeback. As much as I dislike locker rooms, I love this locker room welcoming:
Taped in the upper left hand corner, directly above his blue No. 57 jersey and cap, was a photograph of the celebration from Santana’s no-hitter with the New York Mets in June 2012, arguably the finest moment in his baseball career.
There’s been some great podcasting going on at 99% Invisible. The recent Of Mice and Men episode covers the “keyset”, an alternative to the keyboard as an input device. If the keyset wasn’t so difficult to use we could have even greater control of our computer overlords.
Why shouldn’t we take the time learn, if the results are superior? Are we missing out by putting so much emphasis on ease-of-use?
Even Doug Engelbart realized that learning the keyset was difficult. But for Engelbart, ease of use wasn’t the top priority. He wanted the computer inputs to be as powerful possible, and that required some complexity. He imagined that consumers would learn how to use the mouse and keyset slowly over time, like how one learns to operate a car.
You may have caught Doug Engelbert on You Tube in the past. He’s the presenter of the Mother of All Demos. In this pioneering demonstration Engelbert has developed the 2015 computing status-quo, in the year 1968.
From a Private School in Cairo to ISIS Killing Fields in Syria — What a fascinating story (with video!) of a young man who decides to join Isis.
There is no single path that leads to jihad, but in exploring Mr. Yaken’s life, signposts emerge. There are influences familiar and easy to discuss, like a lack of economic opportunity and a renewed sense of political alienation, especially among youths.
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time – This movie should get made!
New England has been especially hard-hit, with parts of Massachusetts and Maine recording more than 100 inches of snow this season—90.2 inches falling in Boston in just the past 30 days.
The snow in Boston is just insane. These pictures from theAtlantic.com pretty much sums that up.
Apparently people have been using pinch-to-zoom on their desktop browsers? Which actually may not be that crazy, since those Apple laptops sell pretty well. Not surprisingly, Chrome’s pinch-to-zoom wasn’t as smooth as Safari’s. The latest Chrome Canary aims to fix that.
Also news to me, the Internet Archive has an entire Archived Software Library, which is pretty rad, if you’re into that sort of thing. It looks like now, those archived pieces of software (read: games) are now embeddable. Pretty rad, again, if you’re into that sort of thing. Note: The embedded games seem to have mixed results. But what a concept! Next on their list: Export a game as HTML5. Just kidding.
This particular “Pay what you want” pricing is a pretty clever approach. You’re required to pay at least the average selling price.
It’d be interesting to see the price fluctuation throughout. Does the average selling price result in what “the man” thinks it’s worth?
Grunticon is a Grunt.js task that makes it easy to use SVGs for crisp, resolution independent icons, logos, illustrations and background images. SVGs aren’t supported everywhere so Grunticon auto-generates bitmap (PNG) fallback images and loads the right format for compatibility with pretty much any browser
If you’re just getting started with SVG’s, this may be a bit intense. Otherwise, this grunt task looks like it contains some useful options, such as auto-generating fallbacks for that sometimes-we-still-need-to-support IE8.
- Safari on iOS is now bigger than Firefox.
- The non-Google Chromia are now bigger than Safari on Mac.
- Mobile is at 31% of overall browser market share. That’s nearly one third.
- The Blink rendering engine is now at 43% market share.
Non-Google Chromia is the open-source Chromium, which is often installed on mobile devices by default, for example, on Samsung phones.
Criminal: Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.
The title name alone may lead you to believe that this podcast started before the blockbuster Serial Podcast, but in fact it’s been around for quite some time. A great, quick listen.
A Chance to Salvage a Master’s Creation
A landmark in my hometown of Goshen, NY, faces demolition. It’d be a shame to not bring this unique building back to life.
Wild Cherry – Sublime / Zsh theme
This is so god damn colorful, I couldn’t help myself and am now using the color schemes in iTerm and Sublime Text. The nifty repository status emoji’s are for Zsh only.