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Webmentions: Enabling Better Communication on the Internet
Breaking down the walls between the internet’s many social silos, Webmentions offer a new level of freedom for web interactions.
worldwideweb  webmentions  indieweb  webdevelopment 
12 hours ago
Object-Based Media
BBC experiments in adaptable media.
bbc  research  television  radio 
14 hours ago
Beyond 800 Words: Prototyping New Story Formats for News
"News on the internet is largely served up as 500 to 800-word articles - a legacy of newspapers. Although the digital article has been enhanced and improved with new technologies, it still works on the assumption that 'one size fits all'. BBC R&D is developing new story formats for news that are more effective than conventional video or article formats. I have written elsewhere about the current landscape of digital news. We think there might be better things."
news  bbc  appdevelopment  webdevelopment  data  research  userexperience  prototyping 
14 hours ago
Catwigs: A conversation with your project
"One very direct, sensible question to ask about an idea is “does it actually solve a problem?”. If it doesn’t, why are you doing it? Valid reasons include “to have fun” or “because I like it”, but what if they’re not there? Like wigs for cats, many ideas do not solve a problem. Cats don’t need wigs."
bbc  game  gamestorming  business  userexperience  designthinking 
15 hours ago
The Anthony Bourdain Interview
Anthony Bourdain had started smoking again, was the first thing I noticed as he sat down with me last February. He was a bit hung over from a recent working trip to south Louisiana for Cajun Mardi Gras; “Harder partying than I’m used to, I gotta say,” he said, laughing.
IFTTT  Pocket 
16 hours ago
7 Steps to Managing Remote Developer Teams if You’re Nontechnical
"Here are some essential steps to take to better manage a team of developers who are not in the same city, country, or timezone."
business  development  management  remote 
yesterday
Venmo Stories of 2017
"Personal stories from the public Venmo feed showing how much personal data users share with the world."
security  privacy  socialnetworking  society  venmo 
yesterday
Not My Mama's Pork Sinigang - In the Instant Pot! - Gym Craft Laundry
The instant pot makes this traditional Filipino dish a quick and easy weeknight meal. This is not my mama's sinigang recipe!
instantpot  pressurecooker  pork  stew  philippines  recipe  food 
yesterday
PSA: Thunderbolt 3 cables longer than 0.5m generally don't support USB
USB-C is the future of computer connectivity, but there is a great deal of confusion over USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1, and what any given cable with USB-C connectors is capable of. <em>AppleInsider</em> breaks it all down.
usb  usb3  usbc  hardware  standards 
2 days ago
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team | Fast, Powerful, and Practical: New Technology for Aerial Imagery in Disaster Response
Aerial imagery can play an important role in disaster response operations, enabling response teams to identify and prioritize hardest-hit areas, conduct damage assessments, and plan response activities.
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2 days ago
What is an unconference?
"An unconference is basically a conference without predefined topics. There is a high level structure and theme, but actual topics are generated by the participants on the spot, and breakout groups are formed dynamically based on interest and relevance."
conference  unconference  planning 
2 days ago
Stories about A.I. in 100+ years of sci-fi movies
"What forms of A.I. appear in movies? Are the stories more positive or negative? What stories tend to correlate with others?
What does this imply that we should do right now about AI? An analysis by Chris Noessel for Scifiinterfaces.com, Visualized by Sebastian Sadowski"
visualisation  data  inspiration  cinema  films  television  scifi 
2 days ago
UNCHARTED - Live Action Fan Film (2018) Nathan Fillion - YouTube
Nathan Fillion is Nathan Drake in this live action Uncharted short film by Director Allan Ungar. Based on the video game series by Naughty Dog.
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
2 days ago
Sizing engineering teams.
"Over the past year I've refined my approach to team sizing into a bit of a framework, and even changed my mind on several aspects, especially the viability of small teams. This post describes how I now size teams"
advice  career  management  business  mentoring  teams 
2 days ago
Survey Finds EV Certificates Impact User Confidence, Revenue
"DevOps.com conducted a survey to explore these questions and determine what, if any, impact an EV certificate has on consumer behavior and spending. The results are significant."
security  worldwideweb  ssl  tls  research  survey  trust 
2 days ago
Drawing Images with CSS Gradients
"What I mean by "CSS images" is images that are created using only HTML elements and CSS. They look as if they were SVGs drawn in Adobe Illustrator but they were made right in the browser."
background  css  drawing  webdesign 
3 days ago
Why GOV.UK content should be published in HTML and not PDF
"Compared with HTML content, information published in a PDF is harder to find, use and maintain. More importantly, unless created with sufficient care PDFs can often be bad for accessibility and rarely comply with open standards."
accessibility  pdf  govuk  gds  html  publishing  webdevelopment  bestpractice 
3 days ago
Teaching Tech Together
"Hundreds of grassroots groups have sprung up around the world to teach programming, web design, robotics, and other skills to free-range learners outside traditional classrooms. These groups exist so that people don’t have to learn these things on their own, but ironically, their founders and instructors are often teaching themselves how to teach.

There’s a better way. Just as knowing a few basic facts about germs and nutrition can help you stay healthy, knowing a few things about psychology, instructional design, inclusivity, and community organization can help you be a more effective teacher. This book presents evidence-based practices you can use right now, explains why we believe they are true, and points you at other resources that will help you go further."
teaching  education  technology 
3 days ago
Pattern Library First: An Approach For Managing CSS
"CSS can be hard to manage across a project, especially when you need to include media queries for various breakpoints and fallbacks for older browsers. In this article, we will take a look at using Fractal to manage components which use CSS Grid."
css  styleguide  fractal  patternlibrary  webdesign  webdevelopment 
3 days ago
Gallery Grid With CSS Grid
Simple and clever gallery layout with CSS grid.
css  grid  webdesign  webdevelopment  gallery  tips 
3 days ago
How the Disposable Straw Explains Modern Capitalism - The Atlantic
A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it. This is the stuff of tragedy, and America.
IFTTT  Pocket 
3 days ago
2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year | National Geographic
"See the winning photos from the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year."
photography  inspiration  travel  nature 
3 days ago
How to improve your design process with copy docs
"A copy doc is a one-stop “source of truth” for all the copy in a project. There’s no single way to create or use one, but here are some basics to help you get started."
content  contentstrategy  copywriting  webdesign  appdesign 
3 days ago
Taking a stand VS making a joke
"When much of the discussion on Twitter is political, it’s easy to see why, as a social media manager for a brand, you might feel like you should jump in too. But thinking is easy and writing is hard. Twitter doesn’t give you many characters to play with, nuanced conversation is almost impossible. Things spread and get shared in places you can’t reach, you’ll never have the last word."
twitter  socialmedia  society  marketing  branding  equality 
3 days ago
The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy
"Product-market fit is the only thing that matters, and yet this is where many companies fail. Learn how Airbnb used design thinking to disrupt itself, expand its product offering and secure lasting product-market fit on its way to becoming a true lifestyle brand."
productdevelopment  productdesign  business  management 
3 days ago
Brand Purpose without all the nonsense
"I’ve worked with lots of founders, CEOs and CMOs and I hear pretty much the same thing from all of them: ‘We kind of know what we’re trying to do, but we just can’t quite say it simply. And as we grow it’s getting more important that everyone gets it.’ Often, they’ve been struggling with it for years."
branding  business  marketing 
3 days ago
I Used A Phone Like Most People In The World And It Was Awful
"I lived with a best-selling Indian phone for 10 days. Nothing went smoothly."
android  userexperience  device  phone  mobilefirst  performance  responsivedesign 
3 days ago
My favourite sentience
Jessa, age 9. Yorknet is my favourite sentience because it is dependable, protective and wise. Yorknet is dependable because there are several back-ups, so that if one system goes down, the sentience is mirrored in several other places, my mam says.
IFTTT  Pocket 
4 days ago
Timbuk2 Bags: Backpacks, Messenger Bags, Custom Bags
Born and bred on the backs of San Francisco bike messengers, Timbuk2 builds tough-as-Hell backpacks, messengers, travel bags, and accessories designed to outlast you. Free Shipping and Lifetime Warranty.
bags  utility  shopping 
4 days ago
Metafilter Infodumpster
Run extended queries against metafilter
metafilter  tool  statistics 
4 days ago
Open office plans have a surprising effect on communication at work — Quartz at Work
Unlike previous research, it uses empirical evidence rather self-reported data to show that airy, communal spaces do not a buzzing, collaborative environment make.
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6 days ago
Where Do Whales Go When They Die? ‹ Literary Hub
I think a lot about how whales die. That might sound like the ranting of a whale bone chaser gone full Ahab, but my preoccupation is not with the gore of decaying flesh or exploding body cavities (although those don’t really bother me).
IFTTT  Pocket 
6 days ago
The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy
At the end of 2011, Airbnb was entering hyper-growth with 13 international offices and over a million nights booked in 182 countries.
IFTTT  Pocket 
6 days ago
Untold AI: Poster
"As of this posting, the Untold AI analysis stands at 11 posts and around 17,000 words. (And there are as yet a few more to come. Probably.) That’s a lot to try and keep in your head. To help you see and reflect on the big picture, I present…a big picture."
scifi  artificialintelligence  data  report  research  fiction 
6 days ago
REST vs GraphQL APIs, the Good, the Bad, the Ugly
GraphQL adoption is exploding, but should you migrate to GraphQL?
rest  restful  graphql  webdevelopment  api 
6 days ago
Browsh
A fully interactive, realtime and modern browser rendered to TTY
browser  opensource  software  terminal  text  webdevelopment 
6 days ago
Manually pixelated food
Art director Yuni Yoshida has created these pixelated food photos by manually cutting up the foods in question into little cubes.
art  design  photography  inspiration 
6 days ago
Spring Vegetable Pesto Pasta - Mom's Kitchen Handbook
An easy vegetable pesto pasta that's as fresh and green as the the spring veggies that it's packed with. The pesto is made of equal parts basil and mint.
recipe  food  pasta  vegetarian  vegetables 
9 days ago
Brutalist Web Design
Guidelines for web design that adhere to the tenets and ethos of Brutalism
webdevelopment  webdesign  minimalism  brutalism  manifesto 
9 days ago
Why you should work 4 hours a day, according to science
When you examine the lives of history's most creative figures, you are immediately confronted with a paradox: They organized their lives around their work, but not their days.
IFTTT  Pocket 
9 days ago
www.irishfaminepots.com
Welcome to the official website for The Irish Famine Pot. A source of hope and sustenance for millions of people during the Great Famine of 1845-1850 in Ireland.
history  ireland  famine  society 
10 days ago
Our World in Data
Living conditions around the world are changing rapidly. Explore how and why.
statistics  economics  history  data  world  society  visualisation  health 
11 days ago
What's the most creepily intelligent thing your pet has ever done? | MetaFilter
Reddit, I know, right? But wait! The most upvoted story--and my favorite--so far:

"My cat, Tuffy stole a piece of bread off of the stove and put it in the floor next to the cabinet. She then stared at it intensely, and motionlessly for an hour. We thought that was creepy. Then a mouse came out from behind the cabinet to get the bread and she pounced it! She was using the bread as motherfucking bait! This is the same cat who routinely burns her tongue licking lightbulbs, hisses at them, and keeps licking."
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
11 days ago
Thirsty Dudes :: DrinkReviews
Reviews of non-alcoholic drinks.
review  drinks 
12 days ago
Instant Pot™ Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Winner, winner chicken dinner! This meal really shows off the talents of our favorite electric pressure cooker. Just combine ingredients, seal, and the Instant Pot™ does the rest. Stir in spinach and cheese before serving, and this delicious dinner is done.
instantpot  pressurecooker  recipe  food  chicken  pasta 
13 days ago
Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto Recipe
The pressure cooker is the fastest and most reliable way to cook perfect risotto. This version comes out creamy and intensely flavored with fresh mushrooms and dried porcini. A touch of miso paste gives it savory depth.
food  recipe  rice  mushroom  instantpot  pressurecooker 
13 days ago
Manual Work is a Bug - ACM Queue
A.B.A: always be automating Thomas A. Limoncelli Let me tell you about two systems administrators I know. Both were overloaded, busy IT engineers. Both had many repetitive tasks to do. Both wanted to automate these tasks.
IFTTT  Pocket 
14 days ago
A Human-Readable Interactive Representation of a Code Library
"A how-it-works-style research prototype for understanding a code library."
code  documentation  javascript  programming  visualisation 
14 days ago
BASIC Engine
"The BASIC Engine is a very low-cost single-board home computer with advanced 2D color graphics and sound capabilities, roughly comparable to late-1980s or early-1990s computers and video game consoles. It can be built at home without special skills or tools and using readily available components for under 10 Euros in parts, or mass-produced for even less."
code  computer  hardware  electronics  diy 
14 days ago
Data: government, privacy and understanding by Richard Pope - IF
Last week I spoke at the #govdesign event on data and privacy. Here's what I said (with a few additions from the discussion afterwards). This quote is from Arthur Balfour, British prime minister at the beginning of the last century.
IFTTT  Pocket 
14 days ago
Falsehoods programmers believe about time
"Over the past couple of years I have spent a lot of time debugging other engineers’ test code. This was interesting work, occasionally frustrating but always informative."
programming  time  science 
14 days ago
The Three Games of Customer Engagement: A Product Strategy Framework | The Amplitude Blog
This article is the third in our north star metric series. This series unpacks a modern approach to product management strategy and execution that accelerates product development and growth.
IFTTT  Pocket  business 
15 days ago
Interneting Is Hard
Friendly web development tutorials for complete beginners
html  css  learning  webdevelopment  javascript 
15 days ago
Webstock '18: Jeremy Keith - Taking Back The Web on Vimeo
"In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the longevity of your online presence, independent publishing is the way to go. But how can you get all the benefits of those third-party services while still owning your own data? By using the building blocks of the Indie Web, that’s how!"
ifttt  vimeo  video  indieweb  webdevelopment  webdesign 
16 days ago
CSS Architecture for Design Systems | Brad Frost
"I wrote this post a while ago about how we structure CSS for large-scale design systems"
css  designsystems  patternlibrary  webdevelopment  webdesign  scalability 
16 days ago
What’s the ROI of UX? – Alan Cooper – Medium
Design practitioners get asked the value of their work all of the time. They never have a good answer. There are good reasons for this. Often, practitioners don’t actually add value. They tweak colors and shapes of objects on the screen, or they move controls from one side to the other.
IFTTT  Pocket 
16 days ago
Andrew O’Hagan · The Tower · LRB 7 June 2018
‘I went to the grass place outside the building,’ Sepideh told me. ‘I was shocked and I couldn’t breathe properly and I just sat down. The noise: everybody was crying, screaming. I didn’t even take shoes from the flat for my son.
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16 days ago
How to read
"Five years ago I realized that I remembered almost nothing about most books that I read. I was reading all kinds of non-fiction - pop-psychology, pop-economics, pop-sociology, you name it - and felt like quite the polymath auto-didact. But one day, after I had finished blathering at a friend about how much I had enjoyed Thinking, Fast and Slow, they asked for a quick summary of the book’s overall thesis. I thought for a while, mumbled something about System 1 and System 2 and how I had only really read it for background knowledge, and adroitly changed the subject. As I was falling asleep that night it occurred to me that calling yourself an auto-didact doesn’t mean you actually know anything."
books  reading  education  learning  technique  flashcards  memory  studying 
16 days ago
Understanding Prototypes, Delegation & Composition
"How Javascript's prototypes work - building up functionality through inheritance - a better approach using composition, delegation and mixins."
javascript  programming  learning 
17 days ago
JS Objects: De"construct"ion
"In a sense, JS is the purest essence of a "object-oriented (OO)" language, in that it really is all about objects."
javascript  learning  programming 
17 days ago
The original proposal of the WWW
HTML version of Tim Berners-Lee's original proposal for the World Wide Web "Information Management: A Proposal".
history  worldwideweb  technology  society 
17 days ago
Under Amsterdam | MetaFilter
Amsterdam drained a canal and put everything they found online, piece by piece, chronologically, and you can see it all, from guns to
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
17 days ago
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
An open-source book on JavaScript Design Patterns
javascript  book  designpatterns  programming 
17 days ago
Below the Surface - Archeologische vondsten Noord/Zuidlijn Amsterdam
"Amsterdam drained a canal and put everything they found online, piece by piece, chronologically."
amsterdam  collection  history  museum  userinterface  inspiration  science 
17 days ago
Adactio: Journal—Building More Expressive Products by Val Head
The products we design today must connect with customers across different screen sizes, contexts, and even voice or chat interfaces.
IFTTT  Pocket 
17 days ago
Your Emails (and Recipients) Deserve Better Context · An A List Apart Article
Email communication is an integral part of the user experience for nearly every web application that requires a login. It’s also one of the first interactions the user has after signing up.
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17 days ago
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