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DoesTheDogDie.com - Anxiety Prevention for Movies, TV, Book and Video Games
Does seeing a dog die on screen make you cry? Clowns freak you out? Does a kid die? We track over 50 anxiety inducing triggers in movies, TV, books and video games. Search our database before going to the theater!
video  book  film  movies  reference  society  psychology  anxiety 
august 2018 by garrettc
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
An open-source book on JavaScript Design Patterns
javascript  book  designpatterns  programming 
july 2018 by garrettc
How to Design Programs
"The typical course on programming teaches a “tinker until it works” approach. When it works, students exclaim “It works!” and move on. Sadly, this phrase is also the shortest lie in computing, and it has cost many people many hours of their lives. In contrast, this book focuses on habits of good programming, addressing both professional and vocational programmers."
book  programming  education  mit  learning 
march 2018 by garrettc
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein – in charts
Two centuries after the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the monster she created still stalks our imaginations. Adam Frost, Sergio Gallardo and Edu Fuentes piece together the facts behind the myth
book  infographics  literature  visualisation 
january 2018 by garrettc
HOW TO MAKE SENSE OF ANY MESS
Information Architecture for Everybody. Based on a book by Information Architect, Abby Covert.
book  informationarchitecture  designthinking 
december 2017 by garrettc
Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook
"…an experiment in close-reading in which seven women are reading the book and conducting a conversation in the margins. The project went live on Monday 10 November 2008."
book  collaboration  interactive  literature  reading  experiment 
november 2017 by garrettc
Designing for Performance
This practical introduction to web performance helps you approach projects with page speed in mind, showing you how to test and benchmark design choices against page speed.
book  performance  webdesign  webdevelopment  reference 
september 2017 by garrettc
2084: The anthology
"Fifteen predictions, seventy years in the future. By 2084 the world we know is gone. These are stories from our world seven decades later."
book  ebook  anthology  tobuy  sciencefiction 
september 2017 by garrettc
100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction
The best dystopian novels, including 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more.
book  books  fiction  dystopia  list  reading 
september 2017 by garrettc
Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci ('The Codex Arundel')
Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci ('The Codex Arundel'). A collection of papers written in Italian by Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452, d. 1519), in his characteristic left-handed mirror-writing (reading from right to left), including diagrams, drawings and brief texts, covering a broad range of topics in science and art, as well as personal notes. The core of the notebook is a collection of materials that Leonardo describes as 'a collection without order, drawn from many papers, which I have copied here, hoping to arrange them later each in its place according to the subjects of which they treat' (f. 1r), a collection he began in the house of Piero di Braccio Martelli in Florence, in 1508. To this notebook has subsequently been added a number of other loose papers containing writing and diagrams produced by Leonardo throughout his career. Decoration: Numerous diagrams.
art  book  history  science  design  designthinking 
july 2017 by garrettc
Cool Tools
"Cool tools really work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. All reviews on this site are written by readers who have actually used the tool and others like it."
video  book  blog  diy  review  recommendations 
april 2017 by garrettc
Team Playbook
"Here's a dirty little secret: working as a team is really hard, and tools alone won't fix that. Books wax poetic about Silicon Valley dream-teams, but they don't tell you how to start improving your team. For Atlassian, the mission to unleash the potential in every team starts at home. We've developed a playbook that changed the way our teams work. Now it's yours to try, too."
book  culture  management  teams  business 
january 2017 by garrettc
Learn to Code HTML & CSS
"Learn to Code HTML & CSS has one goal — to teach people how to build beautiful and intuitive websites by way of clear and organized lessons. The guide covers a variety of web design and development topics, ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels."
book  webdesign  webdevelopment  html5  css3  education  learning 
november 2016 by garrettc
MarkSheet
"A free tutorial to learn HTML and CSS. It's short (just as long as a 50 page book), simple (for everyone: beginners, designers, developers), and free (as in 'free beer' and 'free speech'). It consists of 50 lessons across 4 chapters, covering the Web, HTML5, CSS3, and Sass."
book  webdesign  webdevelopment  html5  css3  sass  education  learning 
november 2016 by garrettc
Atlas of Design
"A gallery of beautiful and inspiring maps from around the world."
book  cartography  design  maps  mapping 
november 2016 by garrettc
Wunderkammer
A collection of high resolution images from old books in the Hagströmer Medical Library.
book  medical  medicine  history  society  inspiration 
october 2016 by garrettc
The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad
Self-described as an "anti-depression guide/guide to a freer, more lawless life." Gnade's book looks at the root causes of sadness, anxiety, and general malaise
book  tobuy  depression  anxiety  adamgnade 
october 2016 by garrettc
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Interactive Edition
An interactive version of the How to Think Like a Computer Scientist book
book  programming  python  tutorial  interactive  education  learning 
october 2016 by garrettc
Design orgs get fucked over by relative team size
"Typically, design orgs are significantly smaller than the engineering orgs they support. Designer:developer ratios are usually between 1:4 and 1:10. … we need companies to rethink how they assign seniority, moving away from “how many people report up through you?” and towards “what is your scope of influence on the service we deliver?”"
design  designthinking  business  book 
august 2016 by garrettc
High Performance Browser Networking (O'Reilly)
What every web developer must know about mobile networks, protocols, and APIs provided by browser to deliver the best user experience.
performance  networking  book  network  worldwideweb 
july 2016 by garrettc
Accessibility Patterns for the Web
This book contains frontend coding patterns (and anti-patterns) that will assist developers in building accessible e-commerce web pages, widgets and workflows.
book  ecommerce  webdevelopment  webdesign  patterns  accessibility 
may 2016 by garrettc
Remote Control
Object Lessons is an essay and book series about the hidden lives of ordinary things, published by The Atlantic and Bloomsbury.
book  article  design  technology  history 
january 2016 by garrettc
How to destroy special collections with social media
A presentation on how the importance of librarians and researchers using social media to help sustain special collections libraries.
book  socialmedia  society  history  worldwideweb  curation  presentation 
august 2015 by garrettc
GitBook
Modern publishing using Git and Markdown
book  git  markdown  publishing 
august 2015 by garrettc
Beyond Tufte
Nine Great Books about Information Visualization
book  data  design  visualisation 
july 2015 by garrettc
Quill | Books before print
Quill gives you a tour through the making of the medieval manuscript: the book produced in the era before print (500-c. 1450). Navigate through each production stage of the medieval book.
book  books  history  medieval  illumination 
june 2015 by garrettc
How to use Photos for OS X: The ultimate guide
Photos for OS X brings the Mac into the modern age of picture and video management, tying it into both the operating system and the cloud. With Photos for OS X, all the pictures and videos you've taken on your iPhone or iPad, or imported into iPhoto or Aperture, will always be available to you on any of your Macs, as will any future pictures and videos you take or import, including your DSLR images, even in RAW. Add to that automatic, intelligent grouping based on time and place, and face detection, non-destructive editing, and the ability to order prints, books, and more, and Photos for OS X makes for the ultimate picture and video app for the mainstream. And here's your ultimate guide to setting up and using it.
book  apple  mac  osx  photos  photography 
april 2015 by garrettc
Clojure from the ground up: welcome
"This guide aims to introduce newcomers and experienced programmers alike to the beauty of functional programming, starting with the simplest building blocks of software."
book  tutorial  programming  clojure 
april 2015 by garrettc
On Being A Senior Engineer
"I think that there’s a lot of institutional knowledge in our field, especially about what makes for a productive engineer. But while there are a good deal of books in the management field about “expert” roles and responsibilities of non-technical individual contributors, I don’t see too many modern books or posts that might shed light directly on what makes for a good senior engineer."
book  management  career  programming  business 
april 2015 by garrettc
Data + Design
A simple introduction to preparing and visualizing information
book  data  design  visualisation 
january 2015 by garrettc
The Dead Outnumber the Living
"The Dead Outnumber The Living is a mix between a “choose your own adventure” book and a classic text-based video game, going beyond the typical choose-your-own-adventure theme by providing a vast amount of pathways, dynamic content, story clues, and a few puzzles to solve."
adventure  book  ebook  text  story  narrative  game 
november 2014 by garrettc
The Debian Administrator's Handbook
is a fantastic resource for all users of a Debian-based distribution. Accessible to all, this book teaches the essentials to anyone who wants to become an effective and independent Debian GNU/Linux administrator.
book  debian  ebook  linux  sysadmin 
october 2014 by garrettc
Interactive Data Visualization for the Web
"This is a book about programming data visualizations for nonprogrammers. If you’re an artist or graphic designer with visual skills but no prior experience working with data or code, this book is for you. If you’re a journalist or researcher with lots of data but no prior experience working with visuals or code, this book is for you, too."
book  d3  javascript  programming  webdevelopment 
september 2014 by garrettc
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
"…aimed at newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, particularly those who, to borrow a phrase from Pascal, are so made that they understand best through visuals"
book  logic  reason  science  logicalfallacies 
september 2013 by garrettc
Disney Research » HideOut
HideOut explores how mobile projectors can enable new forms of interaction with digital content projected on everyday objects such as books, walls, game boards, tables, and many others.

We enable seamless interaction between the digital and physical world using specially formulated infrared-absorbing markers – hidden from the human eye, but visible to a camera embedded in a compact mobile projection device. Digital imagery directly augments and responds to the physical objects it is projected on, such as an animated character interacting with printed graphics in a storybook.
interactive  research  userinterface  book  projection 
july 2013 by garrettc
Use The Index, Luke!
A free tutorial covering SQL indexing and SQL tuning for developers
book  database  mysql  sql  performance  sysadmin 
december 2012 by garrettc
The Art Of Tidying Up
Funny before and after pictures of situations that the artist Ursus Wehrli has 'tidied up'.
art  entropy  tobuy  book 
may 2012 by garrettc
Data Journalism Handbook
A free, open source reference book on the emerging field of data journalism.
data  journalism  opendata  book  publishing  visualisation 
april 2012 by garrettc
Maria Fischer · Portfolio · Traumgedanken
A book about dreams, with threads as physical hyperlinks linking excerpts together.
art  book  design  inspiration 
june 2011 by garrettc
Rare Book Room
View high-resolution scans of important old books (Shakespeare Folios, Galileo, Books of Hours, etc.)
literature  reference  history  library  archive  book  research 
october 2010 by garrettc
The Participatory Museum
A practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places. Applicable for social media and online communities too.
museum  book  community  socialmedia  culture  society  participation  toread 
march 2010 by garrettc
The Art of Community Now Available For Free Download
Jono Bacon's book on the craft of building online communities is now available for free under a CC license.
free  book  collaboration  community  creativecommons  ebook  socialsoftware  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
november 2009 by garrettc
Search User Interfaces
Full text of the book available online for free.
search  usability  book  interface  userinterface  userexperience  ebook 
july 2009 by garrettc
Dinky pocketbooks with WebKit transforms
Awesome use of the transform property to create little booklets from a sheet of A4 paper.
css  webkit  print  book  webdesign  safari 
may 2009 by garrettc
The best introductory books to a subject
Collated from an ask.mefi thread a few years ago, the best introductory books spanning an eclectic range of subjects.
reference  learning  metafilter  list  education  book 
may 2009 by garrettc
"Taking Your Talent to the Web”
Jeffrey Zeldman's 2001 book for print and art designers who want to move to the web is now available for free.
webdesign  design  free  book  pdf  ebook  business  zeldman 
april 2009 by garrettc
Publishing Industry Trends to Watch in 2008
Metafilter discussion on an article at publisherweekly.com
publishing  book  ebook  trends 
january 2008 by garrettc
Flight thru Instruments
Images from "Flight Thru Instruments," a 1945 US Navy pilot-training manual designed by the Graphic Engineering Staff at General Motors
aviation  book  cool  design  flight  graphics  illustration  images  infographics  information  instrument  training  inspiration 
january 2008 by garrettc
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