Current female fronted rock | MetaFilter
Wolf Alice: Brilliant indie rock, stretching from folk to punk. Watch Yuck Fou and Don't Delete the Kisses, from their upcoming sophmore album 'Visions of a Life', and one of their first songs Fluffy.
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
Photoreal visualisation of the amount of ore extracted from copper mines
environment  mining  cgi  photography  visualisation 
CSS-Tricks on Twitter
“More CSS Charts, with Grid & Custom Properties :: https://t.co/pLlbmKJIjc by @mirisuzanne”
webdevelopment  webdesign  css  grid  statistics  barchart 
Pixel Spreadsheet
Turn a digital photo into an Excel spreadsheet
excel  maths  photography 
2 days ago
Hebocon UK: Deliberately Terrible Robot Fighting - YouTube
If your robot-building skills aren't quite up to Battlebots or Robot Wars, then Hebocon might be for you. Described "as a robot sumo-wrestling competition for those who are not technically gifted", the emphasis is on having fun, entertaining the crowd, and "heboiness". At Electromagnetic Field 2016, a maker festival in the UK, I hosted one of the UK's first hebocon contests. I'll be honest: we skipped over a few of the more complicated rules about penalising high-tech robots in favour of entertaining the crowd, but no-one seemed to mind. Not even the actual Robot Wars competitors. Thanks to everyone who helped put this together: Alia Sheikh, Andrew Vine and Robert McWilliam on the film crew, Jim MacArthur who actually ran the show, and all the folks at EMF Camp -- and of course, all the people who built the robots! MORE EMF CAMP: http://emfcamp.org MORE HEBOCON: http://portal.nifty.com/hebocon/ I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
2 days ago
Robot vs. Shelf - YouTube
I for one welcome our robot overlords
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
2 days ago
Spinach, Artichoke, & Blue Cheese Galette
Galettes provide the joy and happiness of pies, but for about half the effort. This spinach, artichoke, & blue cheese galette is a savoury treat for all.
pie  spinach  cooking  recipe  food  cheese  artichoke  halloumi  feta 
2 days ago
The Way We Build
Here’s the simple truth: you can’t innovate on products without first innovating the way you build them.
designsystems  webdesign  process  bestpractice  webdevelopment  patternlibrary 
2 days ago
Kill sticky headers
A bookmarklet to remove sticky headers on sites
bookmarklet  browser  javascript  worldwideweb 
2 days ago
tomato sauce with onion and butter
I could no longer resist this sauce, and frankly, I don’t know why I even tried to: food bloggers obsess over it, and they’re not a bad lot to base a recipe selection upon. Adam of Amat…
food  recipe  tomato  onion  italian  pasta  sauce 
2 days ago
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 
3 days ago
Every Movie Poster Saul Bass Ever Designed
From "Vertigo" to "The Shining," Saul Bass' movie posters remain some of the most iconic ever designed.
art  design  film  cinema  inspiration  posters 
3 days ago
And You Thought Buttons Were Easy?
Selling a design system into an enterprise usually involves a pitch to many audiences. Designers appreciate cohesiveness. Engineers value efficiencies. And, pivotally, executives appreciate value…
business  designsystems  webdevelopment  appdevelopment 
3 days ago
Not a culture fit | MetaFilter
Is The Work Environment I've Created On My Team Too Exclusive? Let's Ask A Manager
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
3 days ago
Async/Await Will Make Your Code Simpler
Or How I Learned to Stop Writing Callback Functions and Love Javascript ES7.
programming  javascript  webdevelopment  async  learning 
4 days ago
The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street
Discover The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street in London, England: The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate.
london  uk  history  urban  signs 
5 days ago
Crash Override Network // C.O.A.C.H
"COACH will help walk you through locking down your online identity step-by-step, and give you direct links to tools and websites that will help you secure yourself. While this process is by no means comprehensive, it can serve as a good starting point for a basic digital security and self-defense."
privacy  security  internet  worldwideweb 
6 days ago
Remote workers share how they manage their work-life balance
For remote workers, it's often difficult to tell where home ends and where work begins.
office  work  business  home 
6 days ago
Wi-Fi Cracking
"This is a brief walk-through tutorial that illustrates how to crack Wi-Fi networks that are secured using weak passwords. It is not exhaustive, but it should be enough information for you to test your own network's security"
security  WiFi  network  sysadmin 
6 days ago
Social Entrepreneurship Toolkit
A comprehensive toolkit that guides you through developing your social enterprise. Practical advice and tools to help you develop your social enterprise.
society  charity  socialenterprise  resource  toolkit  business 
6 days ago
Discover DesignBetter.Co
DesignBetter.Co is the essential guide to the best design practices from top design experts. Learn how to build a world-class design organization and more.
design  reference  animation  learning  bestpractice  resource 
7 days ago
Design Systems (The missing ingredient)
Stop thinking about your Design System as a Design System, start thinking about it as a product. From concept to build, testing and shipping, Design Systems have their own production cycles to manage — and it doesn’t stop at release. Over time, your Design System will accumulate a backlog, as new additions are requested and old ones need updating. Backlogs are messy and need to be managed and prioritised.
designsystems  webdesign  webdevelopment  business  productdevelopment 
7 days ago
And God Created Millennial Earth
And there was evening, and there was morning — the fifth day. And God wrote a quick essay about it on Medium.
humour  funny  creation  religion 
7 days ago
13 amazing maps to celebrate 13 years of OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap, a collaborative community project to map the world, is celebrating thirteen years of helping users find their way.
opensource  maps  mapping  openstreetmap  history  visualisation 
8 days ago
Let's create a 5-6 week Salad Guide, with plans and grocery lists - lunch worklunch healthy | Ask MetaFilter
I'm starting to bring food to work! Yay! However, I have limited bandwidth and would like to automate the planning aspect. My goal is to generate a 5-6 week rotation of salad greens and toppings, with associated grocery list and prep plan, that will make efficient use of ingredients. I would like this to be self-contained and not rely on us having particular leftovers on any given week. "Throw in whatever you have in the fridge" is exactly what I want to avoid.
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
8 days ago
Browser Drum machine with annotated code
Contains heavily annotated source code which is really easy to follow.
javascript  webdevelopment  audio  learning  source 
8 days ago
Perch Event Logger
"The Perch Event Logger tracks the activity of users with access to your CMS."
perch  cms  webdevelopment  programming 
9 days ago
Perch Image Optimisation
"The Perch Image Optimiser will compress images that are generated by the CMS"
perch  cms  performance  webdevelopment  programming  imagery 
9 days ago
Handling headings in a UI component library
"Building a highly consumable UI component library is no easy feat and this article will focus on one particular aspect of it: headings (<hx> elements)."
html  css  webdesign  webdevelopment  semantics 
9 days ago
Dana Library Hand
"Dana Library Hand is inspired by a recommended penmanship style for librarians to use when writing out card catalogue cards, and closely resembles the style of penmanship I learned in grade school in northern Vermont in the early 1960s. "
font  typography  history 
10 days ago
Above the fold is a myth.
The simplest reason as to why 'above the fold' is a myth.
webdesign  responsivedesign  fold 
10 days ago
Deep Space Network Now
The real time status of communications with our deep space explorers
communication  nasa  space 
10 days ago
"Guardians' Inferno" | Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - YouTube
Dust off those far out platforms and enjoy this blast from the past! Get the “Inferno” music video + more bonus features when you bring home "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" to Digital Aug 8, Blu-ray Aug 22 & new to 4K UHD: http://bit.ly/2uHkDrN ► Subscribe to Marvel: http://bit.ly/WeO3YJ Follow Marvel on Twitter: ‪https://twitter.com/marvel Like Marvel on FaceBook: ‪https://www.facebook.com/Marvel For even more news, stay tuned to: Tumblr: ‪http://marvelentertainment.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvel Google+: ‪https://plus.google.com/+marvel Pinterest: ‪http://pinterest.com/marvelofficial
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
10 days ago
RiutBag Crush | Black daypack | Super light | 10 litre
Next working day dispatch

Ships globally from England

Weighing less than 250 grams, the Crush is so light it folds into its own
pocket. Like all RiutBags, it only has zips against your back for peace of
mind anywhere. Take on trips around town, global travels and holidays
inside your main luggage. Lightweight, secure and discreet. 

Reinforced rip-stop nylon is shower-proof, the interior is yellow for ease
finding your belongings, YKK zips. This first ever secure backwards

Secure, simple and super light daypack for life in the city, festivals and
travel  tobuy  bag 
11 days ago
Breakfast - YouTube
Special Thanks to: Brickyard VFX, Teresa Richards, Brian White, and Laurel Durkan.
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
11 days ago
So, about this Googler’s manifesto. – Yonatan Zunger – Medium
You have probably heard about the manifesto a Googler (not someone senior) published internally about, essentially, how women and men are intrinsically different and we should stop trying to make it…
google  diversity  career  equality  business 
11 days ago
How to Run a Cheap, Fast, & Incredibly Useful User Test
"User testing isn’t rocket science. In fact, it’s common sense wrapped in fancy language. Unfortunately, every discipline tends to make itself more and more complicated the longer it’s around, even if the added complexity doesn’t add much.

In this short guide, we’re going to cut out all the crud and give you everything you need to know about user testing — all in less than 10 minutes."
usertesting  prototype  mockup  lean  testing 
13 days ago
Stroopwafels as a Service. Get your monthly dose of caramel waffles
food  saas  funny  caramel 
13 days ago
IRIX usability report from 1993
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
software  usabliity  userexperience  bugs  operatingsystem  irix  business  advice 
14 days ago
Three Ingredient Pot Roast
It’s comfort food season here in Charlotte. Last week we endured a stretch of arctic air and this week it’s a four days of rain and 40 degree temperatures. The weather, coupled with the sadness of taking all the holiday prettiness down and the realization we have a few more months of this weather, has left …
food  recipe  simple  tomato  garlic  beef 
15 days ago
Use a hypothesis backlog to capture and refine your problems
A "hypothesis backlog". A separate space away from the product backlog to collate all the possible problems that arise through anecdotes and conversations.
webdevelopment  appdevelopment  product  productdevelopment  business  agile  backlog 
15 days ago
Spaceships by Lars Stieger
Buildings photographed to evoke futuristic spaceships.
architecture  art  photography  scifi  designthinking  inspiration 
15 days ago
Rain Chains & Musical Drains: Downspout Alternatives Put Drainage on Display
Good design is in the details, as they say, and great architectural design details are often site-specific, responding to local contexts and regional conditions. In places like the Pacific Northwest where rain is a defining factor of everyday life, designing for drainage is naturally essential but it also represents an opportunity to get creative. And one way to do that is with a kind of drain pipe alternative called a “rain chain.”
design  architecture  designthinking  inspiration  home 
16 days ago
Master of all Science
The Rick and Morty Search Engine - Create Memes and GIFs
rickandmorty  funny  gif  animation  television 
17 days ago
The hidden oil patterns on bowling lanes - YouTube
Every bowling lane has a hidden oil pattern. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards finds out what that means. Every lane has a pattern. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores how they change the game. Bowling isn’t just about a great ball and good form — if you want to understand the sport, you have to understand the lane. Every bowling lane, including the one in your neighborhood alley, is coated with an oil pattern to protect the wood. But these patterns aren’t just for protection — the way in which oil is applied to the lane can affect the speed and direction of your ball. These patterns are so important that recreational bowlers and professional bowlers bowl on vastly different patterns — the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) even classifies the patterns it uses in tournaments. Phil Edwards met with professional bowler Parker Bohn III at his childhood bowling alley, Howell Lanes in Howell, New Jersey. He guided Phli through the complex strategy a pro bowler uses when encountering different oil patterns. Not only do they have to assess which pattern is in use, but they also have to judge how that pattern changes as the oil shifts and slides over the day. Knowing how to play a specific lane can be the difference between a title and second place. But these patterns aren’t just for the pros — they’re relevant to recreational bowlers as well. Watch the video to see how you can use these patterns to step up your game. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
17 days ago
Extraordinary Octopus Takes To Land - The Hunt - BBC Earth - YouTube
Octopuses are Marine animals, that live and breath underwater, so at low tide one would expect them to be imprisoned in rocky pools. This extraordinary species found in Northern Australia is like no other Octopus, and land is no obstacle when hunting for Crabs. Taken From The Hunt Subscribe to the BBC Earth YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth Want to share your views with the team behind BBC Earth and win prizes? Join our fan panel here: https://tinyurl.com/YouTube-BBCEarth-FanPanel BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth BBC Earth Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/?hl=en Visit http://www.bbc.com/earth/world for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
18 days ago
Remote Starter Kit
Tools & processes that’ll help power your team’s virtual collaboration and happiness, recommended by your friends at Hanno.
remote  tools  business  apps  collaboration  resource 
19 days ago
If I could tell you 3 things – notes from a brief career in the public service
1. Your organisation will benefit more from you being user centred than the users ever will.
2. Orient everything you can in your organisation around real user journeys.
3. Seek the truth, even if it’s ugly
servicedesign  gds  usercentereddesign 
20 days ago
JetPens Blog
The JetPens Blog provides pen and paper reviews, artist interviews, and helpful tips and guides on how to get the most of your writing instruments.
art  design  blog  pens  pencils  reviews 
21 days ago
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 
21 days ago
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 
21 days ago
Displaying a webmentions facepile
July’s release of the free Blog add-on for Perch and Perch Runway adds support for webmentions. One thing that quickly became apparent when displaying likes and reports on my own site was that the traditional listing format that we’re used to for comments is not well suited to these lighter interactions. One popular solution to this is a design pattern known as the facepile.
cms  perch  programing  webdevelopment 
22 days ago
Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle
President Eisenhower's Urgent/Important Principle identifies which tasks and activities you should focus on and which you should delegate or ignore.
gtd  productivity  business  management 
22 days ago
Game of Thrones - 1995 Style - YouTube
Inspired by the great work by goestoeleven. Following in the footsteps of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Game of Thrones originally aired on HBO in 1995. It was cancelled. All that remains is the intro. Enjoy! Video: Game of Thrones (HBO) Music: Queen - I Want it All EDIT: A million views in just a couple days! Thanks to everyone who enjoyed and shared it. My apologies to Alfie Allen for the misspelled name - and to all the other cast members that didn't make the video. I would've loved to feature Robb and Catelyn, Jorah, Sam, Renly, Stannis, etc. but it was already getting pretty long.
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
22 days ago
Effective Value Messaging: The Definitive Guide
"Every startup or every company, for that matter, is in sales and communication business. Communication, on the other hand, is a part of the sales process. Companies do not pay enough attention to strategic messaging. Message effectiveness is not easy to track and to report on. This isn’t an A/B test with which you can get exact results in a matter of days, if not hours."
business  marketing  communication 
22 days ago
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman’s 10 rules of entrepreneurship
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman gave a speech today about how entrepreneurs can “invent the future”. Speaking at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, he recited a list of 10 rules of entrepreneurship.
business  startup  entrepreneurship 
23 days ago
Implementing Webmentions
As social media sites gained traction, those communities moved away from blog commenting systems. Instead of reacting to a post underneath the post, most people will now react with a URL someplace else. That might be a tweet, a Reddit post, a Facebook emission, basically anywhere that combines an audience with the ability to comment on a URL.
comments  indieweb  webdevelopment  perch  webmentions 
23 days ago
The Limits of Prototyping
"Creating prototypes can help you create the right design and ensure that the design is right. Prototyping is a fundamental activity in the design thinking process, and it has even appeared in recent self-help books as a way to experiment with major life decisions.

But I disagree with the notion that “everything can be prototyped, and everything is a prototype.” If we start looking at everything in the world as a bunch of models and treat them as such, we are creating problems downstream for our teams and our products."
prototype  appdevelopment  webdevelopment  agile  process 
24 days ago
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 
24 days ago
How To Do Effective Capacity Planning on The Scrum Team
"Traditionally, project managers used 6-6.5 hours as planned hours in a day for project execution. Focus factor is teams ability to remain focussed on the sprint goals without any other distractions. After multiplying total capacity with focus factor you get real capacity against which you can make sprint commitments or forecasting. This is the effective hours you can expect from the team.

In this example, applying focus factor say 0.6, then this team real capacity will be 400*0.6 = 240 hours."
agile  projectmanagement  business  teams 
24 days ago
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