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Materials and tools; client and server; declarative and imperative; inclusion and privilege.
css  culture  design  html  javascript  worldwideweb  creativity 
7 days ago by garrettc
OKRs, Explained with "Star Wars"
"Having trouble understanding OKRs? This presentation will explain it to you, with the Emperor as CEO, and Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin as his leadership team"
culture  management  business  performance  metrics  okr 
11 weeks ago by garrettc
Dancing the flip-flop
There’s a particular process I’m fascinated by, and I tell people about it all the time, but recently I realized I’d never actually written it down—so here you go.
art  digital  culture  abstraction  dance  designthinking  inspiration  physics 
january 2019 by garrettc
The Future Will be Technical
"In November, I was given the chance to create non-developer resources for Scuttlebutt. The goal for these would be to make Scuttlebutt understandable to folks who do not identify as “technical”, and to help communicate our culture to the rest of the world."
collaboration  essay  internet  worldwideweb  society  technology  designthinking  culture 
january 2019 by garrettc
Scaling Engineering Teams via Writing Things Down and Sharing - aka RFCs
Using an RFC-like model to avoid the lack of visibility on others building or having built the same things as other teams, and the tech and architecture debt accumulated due to different teams building things very differently.
agile  culture  engineering  management  programming  business 
december 2018 by garrettc
The Visual Telling of Stories samplers
"Welcome to Chris Mullen's website, The Visual Telling of Stories. You can go to the main gate or shuffle about in the Samplers till you get some hang of the place. It was started in 1996. Material is added every day. It is far bigger than you could ever imagine. I don't blame you for backing out, with a polite cough. I'll never know."
advertising  culture  images  inspiration  photography  society 
october 2018 by garrettc
Ethical OS Toolkit As technologists, it’s only natural that we spend most of our time focusing on how our tech will change the world for the better. Which is great. Everyone loves a sunny disposition. But perhaps it’s more useful, in some ways, to consider the glass half empty. What
ethics  technology  culture  design  society  inclusivity 
august 2018 by garrettc
10 of the best words in the world (that don't translate into English)
As millions head abroad, our correspondents pick out the words that for them speak volumes about the countries they love and live in
language  words  community  culture 
august 2018 by garrettc
Figures in the Sky
Data Sketches - May - Myths & Legends - Nadieh
astronomy  culture  visualisation  constellation  data  society  mythology  myths 
july 2018 by garrettc
Steve Blank
"Is your organization full of Hackathons, Shark Tanks, Incubators and other innovation programs, but none have changed the trajectory of your company/agency?"
business  change  entrepreneurship  innovation  management  culture 
june 2018 by garrettc
The crooked timber of humanity
Nearly two centuries ago, France was hit by the world’s first cyber-attack. Tom Standage argues that it holds lessons for us today
history  security  technology  telegraph  hacking  cool  culture 
may 2018 by garrettc
UNESCO Institute for Statistics database
UIS.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across UIS’s many databases.
world  society  culture  history  data  geodata  datamining  science  technology  resource  education  communication 
april 2018 by garrettc
The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students
The top traits of success at Google sound more like what one gains as an English or theater major than as a programmer.
education  google  business  culture 
january 2018 by garrettc
Chalkdust: Read Issue 05 now
A magazine for the mathematically curious.
culture  magazine  mathematics  maths  puzzles 
december 2017 by garrettc
Blameless PostMortems and a Just Culture
"We don’t take this traditional view at Etsy. We instead want to view mistakes, errors, slips, lapses, etc. with a perspective of learning. Having blameless Post-Mortems on outages and accidents are part of that."
culture  devops  business  education  learning  development  work 
december 2017 by garrettc
The Kindle wink
If you own one of Amazon’s e-readers, there’s a good chance you’ve accessed the “Manage Your Kindle” page at some point. Do you notice anything strange about that URL?
amazon  books  culture  kindle  sciencefiction 
november 2017 by garrettc
YNAB's Culture Document
You’ll fit right in at YNAB if you like our ever-changing cultural manifesto: We think it’s important to be helpful and teach one another. You know, lend a helping hand, and look to ease a friend’s burden. When you’re friendly, I guess it means that you take an interest in others, and tend to li...
culture  manifesto  ynab  business 
august 2017 by garrettc
I’m so tired and I’m not even a woman.
"I also know that any man who is uncomfortable with the empowerment of women is simply afraid that the only thing he has going for him is that he is a man."
culture  equality  sexism  society 
july 2017 by garrettc
A Million Squandered: The “Million Dollar Homepage” as a Decaying Digital Artifact
"But to what extent has this history been preserved? Does the Million Dollar Homepage represent a robust digital artifact 12 years after its creation, or has it fallen prey to the ephemerality common to internet content? Have the forces of link rot and administrative neglect rendered it a shell of its former self?"
culture  history  internet  worldwideweb  archive 
july 2017 by garrettc
What it's like being a new starter at Deeson
Yesterday marked exactly one month since I joined the team at Deeson. Here’s my perspective on what it’s like to be a new starter here.
friends  business  culture  work  office  trainig 
july 2017 by garrettc
The 100 Greatest Props in Movie History, and the Stories Behind Them
From the lightsaber to Wilson, these are the most iconic movie props in film history.
movies  film  history  culture  cinema  props 
july 2017 by garrettc
29 Bullets
Powerpoint and how it may not be as bad as you think.
culture  design  powerpoint  software 
july 2017 by garrettc
Atlas for the End of the World
"Coming almost 450 years after the world's first Atlas, this Atlas for the End of the World audits the status of land use and urbanization in the most critically endangered bioregions on Earth. It does so, firstly, by measuring the quantity of protected area across the world's 36 biodiversity hotspots in comparison to United Nation's 2020 targets; and secondly, by identifying where future urban growth in these territories is on a collision course with endangered species.

By bringing urbanization and conservation together in the same study, the essays, maps, data, and artwork in this Atlas lay essential groundwork for the future planning and design of hotspot cities and regions as interdependent ecological and economic systems."
culture  economics  future  environment  society  earth  atlas  geography  data  geodata 
june 2017 by garrettc
How the Holder Report applies to your startup – Allison Lacker – Medium
Following this year’s scandals, Uber’s board commissioned an independent investigation from Eric Holder’s law firm into their business culture and processes. Last week Uber published the report after…
business  equality  society  culture  process 
june 2017 by garrettc
The Real Name Fallacy
"People often say that online behavior would improve if every comment system forced people to use their real names. It sounds like it should be true – surely nobody would say mean things if they faced consequences for their actions?

Yet the balance of experimental evidence over the past thirty years suggests that this is not the case. Not only would removing anonymity fail to consistently improve online community behavior – forcing real names in online communities could also increase discrimination and worsen harassment."
culture  research  internet  worldwideweb  society  equality 
january 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
The Fans Who Saved Star Wars | Movie Mezzanine
my ungodly long look at how a group of internet forum-dwellers rescued the original Star Wars from old 35mm prints
fantasy  starwars  history  restoration  cinema  films  movies  art  culture 
december 2016 by garrettc
105 Cultural Artifacts That Influenced Black Mirror Creator Charlie Brooker
Watching the show can be a dizzying experience, but it’s not without its forebears, and Brooker is keen to share them.
culture  film  television  blackmirror  dystopia  history  society  technology 
november 2016 by garrettc
Dealing With Resistance
"…if you ignore resistance, it will infect and destroy any change attempt."
business  culture  society 
november 2016 by garrettc
Posts from ustwo about ways of working and culture
"This is an attempt to gather a bunch of posts from the ustwo blog that cover the approach and thinking ustwo has around ways of working, and the culture that enables it."
culture  webdevelopment  agile  business  pamoja 
november 2016 by garrettc
The Geocities Animated GIF Search Engine
archive  gif  geocities  history  society  culture 
october 2016 by garrettc
Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations
"Definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world's most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events."
culture  environment  geography  travel  weird 
october 2016 by garrettc
The history of social networking
"Long before it became the commercialized mass information and entertainment juggernaut it is today, long before it was accessible to the general public, and certainly many years before Al Gore claimed he “took the initiative in creating” it, the Internet – and its predecessors – were a focal point for social interactivity. "
culture  socialmedia  socialnetworking  internet  worldwideweb  society  communication  history 
september 2016 by garrettc
How can I learn to love Shakespeare?
Russell T Davies and the cast of A Midsummer Nights Dream on the challenges of adapting Shakespeare and the values of letting the Bard into your life.
history  culture  shakespeare  society  education  literature 
september 2016 by garrettc
A parallel Chinese-language Internet helps immigrants navigate life in America
"When Grace Hui moved to Los Angeles from China in 2014 and Googled the Chinese characters for "Los Angeles immigrant," the first result was"
china  culture  chinese  usa  worldwideweb  society  language 
august 2016 by garrettc
Visualize your team's Slack communications.
slack  communication  teams  culture 
july 2016 by garrettc
Vox Product Code of Conduct
This code of conduct governs the environment of the Vox Product team.
culture  diversity  codeofconduct  equality  society  creativecommons 
july 2016 by garrettc
Examin the gender split of people you retweet.
gender  twitter  equality  culture  society  socialnetworking 
june 2016 by garrettc
It's ok to say what's ok
The Government Digital Service (GDS) is leading the digital transformation of the UK government.
business  collaboration  culture  inspiration 
may 2016 by garrettc
Project Include
is our community for building meaningful, enduring diversity and inclusion into tech companies.
culture  diversity  society  equality 
may 2016 by garrettc
60 Free Film Noir Movies
Watch great Noir films directed by Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. All free.
cinema  culture  film  movies  noir 
february 2016 by garrettc
Emotional Labor: What It Is and How To Do It
"Ages ago, I read this fantastic piece about practical things men can do to support feminism. Almost every item on the list really resonated with my experience, and this was one of the most resonant 'Do 50% (or more) of emotional support work in your intimate relationships and friendships.'"
communication  culture  emotion  relationships  equality  feminism 
august 2015 by garrettc
Cameron's World
A web-collage of text and images excavated from the buried neighbourhoods of GeoCities.
culture  fun  history  gif  midi  geocities  internet  worldwideweb 
august 2015 by garrettc
How to Make End Grain Cutting Boards | Où se trouve: Larch Wood - YouTube
The Margaree River on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia has a rich history as a fly fishing destination for Atlantic Salmon. Now, it's also becoming known as the home of Larch Wood Enterprises, a local woodworking company that produced some of the world's best quality end grain cutting boards. This video takes you through the entire manufacturing process, starting from the logs out into the yard, to the finished oiled product.
IFTTT  YouTube  video  culture  craft  wood  woodworking 
august 2015 by garrettc
There’s No Such Thing as a “Devops Team”
"the Devops movement addresses the dysfunction that results from organizations composed of functional silos. Thus, creating another functional silo that sits between dev and ops is clearly a poor (and ironic) way to try and solve these problems. Devops proposes instead strategies to create better collaboration between functional silos, or doing away with the functional silos altogether and creating cross-functional teams (or some combination of these approaches)."
culture  development  management  devops  business 
august 2015 by garrettc
50 awesome art, music and culture documentaries full-length and free on YouTube
"Watching documentaries is a healthy pursuit for creatives: it fills your brain with more dots to join up, and can make you feel more arty and up for it just from being in the ‘company’ of masterpiece-makers such as Banksy, George Harrison and Matt Groening.

If you must procrastinate, do it proactively. Check out this list of 50 super interesting docs instantly streamable on Youtube, all of them produced by reputable outfits like the BBC, Discovery Channel and Martin Scorcese."
video  art  culture  free  music  youtube 
april 2015 by garrettc
Your Job Is Not to Write Code
"Your job is to improve our product for our users."
culture  development  business 
february 2015 by garrettc
A Tale of Two Zippers
Visit a zipper factory and see how a perceived design flaw translates into a more labor-intensive process.
automation  business  culture  efficiency  process 
february 2015 by garrettc
Chinese Mobile App UI Trends
A summary of common idioms and visual language found in Chinese smartphone apps.
china  design  mobile  app  userinterface  society  culture 
december 2014 by garrettc
15 rules for communicating at GitHub
"Asynchronous communication through high-fidelity mediums like issues and chat eliminate the endemic 'you had to be there' aspect of most corporate workflows, and reduces the need for a dedicated management class to capture, collection, and shuttle information back and forth between business units."
communication  management  software  github  business  culture 
november 2014 by garrettc
Decluttering the company
"…studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. […] their ability to think creatively fell markedly if their working days were punctuated with meetings.
business  culture  productivity 
august 2014 by garrettc
Personal names around the world
If you've ever fretted over name fields in a form for international audiences, this isn't watertight, but it is good:
ethnographics  culture  society  database  programming  bestpractice  software  names  internationalisation  localisation 
march 2014 by garrettc
We Don’t Sell Saddles Here — Medium
"What we are selling is not the software product — the set of all the features, in their specific implementation — because there are just not many buyers for this software product…

However, if we are selling “a reduction in the cost of communication” or “zero effort knowledge management” or “making better decisions, faster” or “all your team communication, instantly searchable, available wherever you go” or “75% less email” or some other valuable result of adopting Slack, we will find many more buyers."

Stewart Butterfield's memo to the Tiny Speck team just before the launch of Slack.
business  culture  design  tinyspeck  slack  communication 
february 2014 by garrettc
The Star Wars Saga: Introducing Machete Order
The best way to watch the Saga. And as a bonus it completely cuts out episode 1
culture  film  movies  starwars  sciencefiction 
january 2013 by garrettc
Colours In Cultures
Colors have different connotations in different cultures. Mapped out by David McCandless
design  colour  designthinking  society  culture  reference 
september 2012 by garrettc
Chinese web design patterns: how and why they’re different
Chinese web design patterns: how and why they’re different, fascinating.
psychology  design  designthinking  webdesign  culture  society  china 
february 2012 by garrettc
How to Build the Pixar of the iPad Age in Shreveport, Louisiana
Fascinating look at Moonbot, the studio behind The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
animation  culture  ipad  storytelling  story  reading 
november 2011 by garrettc
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