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Stack Overflow Isn't Very Welcoming. It's Time for That to Change. - Stack Overflow Blog
“We <3 and believe in Stack Overflow. But sometimes, loving something means caring enough to admit that it has a problem.”
stackoverflow  feminism  2018 
1 hour ago
Pierre Igot on Twitter: "Once again, @keyboardmaestro and some sleuthing enable me to fix the shortcomings of #macOS itself, which only warns me when the battery is down to… 2%, which is WAY TOO LATE:… https://t.co/qBnIncyLpW"
via @betalogue: “Once again, @keyboardmaestro and some sleuthing enable me to fix the shortcomings of #macOS itself, which only warns me when the battery is down to… 2%, which is WAY TOO LATE”
mac  macos  osx  batteries  power  keyboardmaestro  2018 
1 hour ago
Building a Planck Keyboard
(This post also talks about building a Planck keyboard from scratch.)
“To reduce the sound of the keys when typing, I installed Zealencios – plastic caps that snap on to each switch and have a soft white foam pad on the top. If the keycap bottoms out when typing, the foam bad cushions the impact.”
keyboards  planck  2017 
16 hours ago
[AU] [H] Paypal [W] Any split Ortho or regular Ortho : mechmarket
This might not be a bad template if you were to ask around for an ortho keyboard.
reddit  keyboards  2018  ortholinear 
16 hours ago
Doughnuts: ACES 2018! - Google Sheets
via @jamesfraleigh: “Attention #ACES2018 folks: Have a list of doughnut places reachable by foot or transit from Palmer House!”
(via https://twitter.com/jamesfraleigh/status/988557844927668224)

Laura added,
“Firecakes or Doughnut Vault is where it’s at. Do-Rite’s also great.”
https://twitter.com/ellembee/status/988648195705180165
jamesfraleigh  doughnuts  aces  aces2018  chicago  googledocs 
2 days ago
Video: How to find the best natural light for portraits: Digital Photography Review
“How do you find good quality natural light while walking out and about? It’s not always easy, but if you know where to look and what to look for, you can almost always find the perfect light for a portrait. At least that’s what London-based photographer and YouTuber Sean Tucker believes, and he’s created a helpful tutorial for his series ‘Good Light’ that explains what it is you should look for in natural light to make the most of a scene for an impromptu portrait session.

“In the six-minute video, Tucker and his friend Sarah hit the streets of London in search for a backdrop for their photo shoot. As tends to be the case with so many street shoots, the pair end up in an alley, where Tucker sets up shop to explain the benefits of this particular scene and why it provides good natural light for the portrait he’s trying to capture.”
lighting  photography  2018  dpreview 
4 days ago
Iva Cheung on Twitter: "If all or most of your audience members "just don't get it," what you're putting out may be flawed. And rather than investing resources into teaching your audience how to come up to your level, it may be more efficient to ask what
More cromulent insights from @IvaCheung: “If all or most of your audience members ‘just don't get it,’ what you're putting out may be flawed. And rather than investing resources into teaching your audience how to come up to your level, it may be more efficient to ask what you could be doing differently to reach them.”
plainlanguage  getit  2018  twitter  ivacheung 
4 days ago
Recipe Filter - Chrome Web Store
“This extension will detect recipes on any page you visit and will highlight them at the top of the page. Easy!

“No more hunting for the actual recipe when you visit a long-winded food blog!”
chrome  extensions  2018  recipes 
4 days ago
Kinesis Advantage with DSA keycaps - sitr.us
On replacing a Kinesis’s keycaps with DSA keycaps:
“Most keyboards - including the Kinesis Advantage - use what is called a DCS profile, where the keys in each row have different heights and angles. (That does not include laptop keyboards, or island-style keyboards such as the ones that Apple sells. Those are in their own categories.) DCS family: medium profile, cylindrical top, sculptured. <br> Image from Signature Plastics.
DCS family: medium profile, cylindrical top, sculptured.
Image from Signature Plastics.

“Input Nirvana on Geekhack has a post with a list of all necessary keycap sizes and profiles to reproduce the arrangement on a stock Kinesis. It is possible to order these individually from Signature Plastics; but their inventory for à la carte orders varies depending on what they have left over from production of large batches. When I checked, SP did not have any row 5 PBT keycaps available. I got the impression that building a custom DCS set would be somewhat difficult.”
kinesis  advantage  keyboards  keycaps  dcs  2016 
4 days ago
All The Different Arrangements of SA Profiles
This post goes over the relative keycap profiles for SA, DSA, DSS, DCS, and others.
keycaps  2018  keyboards  dsa  sa  ss  dcs 
4 days ago
Keyboard profile - Deskthority wiki
“Most keyboards have four row profiles, for the alphanumeric rows, with the function key and space bar rows borrowing their profiles from the adjacent rows. The space bar is often higher and convex.

“The ISO/IEC 9995-1 standard labels rows alphabetically starting with the space bar row as row A, and the bottom alphabetic row as row B, etc. The standard also mandates that rows above the alphanumeric section start with K and that rows below the space bar be labelled from Z backwards.

“Several manufacturers do use ISO numbering, or just mostly ISO numbering. Other manufacturers label rows in other ways.”
profiles  keyboards  dsa  sa  2018  keycaps  sculptured  canonical  deskthority 
4 days ago
Signature Plastics DCS family - Deskthority wiki
(This page also includes a handy overlay illustration comparing the sizes for DCS, SA, and DSA.)
“DCS family is a cylindrical keycap profile family offered by Signature Plastics. DCS profile is very similar to Cherry profile. ‘DCS’ denotes DIN standard height, cylindrical touch area, and sculptured keycap profile.”

[…]

“This family resembles the modern standard keycaps which came up during the early 1980s.”
dcs  dsa  sa  keycaps  keyboards  2018  canonical  wiki 
4 days ago
What keycap Profile do you prefer the most?
“TOP CONTENDERS FOR MOST PREFERED KEYCAP PROFILE
1. CHERRY
2. DSA
3. SA
4. OEM
5. DCS”
keycaps  profiles  dsa  sa  oem  dcs  2018 
4 days ago
Karabiner-Elements complex_modifications rules
This is the page for Karabiner Elements for importing complex rules from the web.
karabiner  karabinerelements  keyboard  mac  osx  macos  2018 
5 days ago
Iva Cheung on Twitter: "Hoo, boy… Apologies, Mr. Mathiesen, for what is to follow, because you have triggered a Hill I'm Willing to Die On™. You may have meant more nuance than can fit in a single tweet, but I hope I can respectfully change your mind.
(This is a pretty great thread about how even academic and technical writers prefer plain language when it comes to reading such documents.)
“Hoo, boy…

“Apologies, Mr. Mathiesen, for what is to follow, because you have triggered a Hill I'm Willing to Die On™. You may have meant more nuance than can fit in a single tweet, but I hope I can respectfully change your mind.”
plainlanguage  twitter  threads  ivacheung  2018  academic  technical  writers  writing 
5 days ago
[help] CMD and Opt still flipped, contrary to QMK keymap : olkb
“Let’s Split Rev2. OSX Sierra. Here’s my keymap.

“CMD and Opt are still flipped. OSX settings are set to default. Keys are correctly defined in keymap.c. This was working fine for nearly a month, and then it flipped on me while I was working… Fine one keypress, flipped the next.

“I’ve restarted the computer, re-flashed the keymap and tried renaming both KC_RGUI/LGUI to KC_RCMD/LCMD and that only threw errors.

“Any ideas? Something I’m missing?

“EDIT: Solved. If this ever happens to anyone else, check if you have AG_SWAP defined in your keymap.”
olkb  qmk  2018  keyboards 
5 days ago
[CA-AB] [H] PayPal [W] Kinesis Advantage, Classic, Essential, Professional : mechmarket
(Looks like this person is trying to buy some older Kinesis keyboards—)
“All previous models and iterations, including the new Advantage2. I would prefer white and the 1XX model lines, although given their exclusivity I am open to all!”
kinesis  keyboards  2018  reddit 
5 days ago
qmk_firmware/keyboards/kinesis/stapelberg at master · qmk/qmk_firmware
(It looks like you can get after market Kinesis controllers so that you can run QMK on it.)
“This folder contains the firmware customization required to run QMK on the custom controller for the Kinesis Advantage created by Michael Stapelberg.”
kinesis  2018  qmk  keyboards 
5 days ago
[US-UT][H] Vortex Race3 Cherry MX Brown [W] Paypal/Local Cash : mechmarket
“The keyboard didn’t shipped sealed, only covered and taped in plastic packaging, which i removed to slide open the box for a picture. This was one I had sent it in for RMA and they sent me new one back. I kinda wanted to change over to MX Blues anyway, so I just ordered that while this RMA was processing. Asking $115 Shipped, $100 Local OBO.”
keyboards  vortex3  reddit  2018 
5 days ago
Gateron Zealio Mechanical Switches - Input Club
“Gateron switches manufactured for ZealPC, commonly known as Zealios, are marketed as a direct upgrade path from Cherry MX models. They strongly resemble MX Tactile Grey switches in feel, though their springs are much lighter.

“It appears that Gateron and ZealPC improved QC processes for Zealios, as they perform more consistently than regular Gateron offerings. They also seem to exhibit less friction.

“Enterprising keyboard enthusiasts can create a similar switch by placing Kaihua Brown springs (60g) in Cherry MX Tactile Grey housings.”
zealios  switches  2018  inputclub  keyboards 
5 days ago
WASD Code Zealios Keyboard | Community Discussions & Reviews at Massdrop
(One of the commenters on Zealios:)
“I’d recommend getting the board featured here, since nothing really comes close to how good Zealios are as a tactile switch. Cherry MX Browns have just a tiny little bump which has never really satisfied anyone at the end of the day. Non-clicky tactile switches have always been this middle ground of wanting a tactile switch without the loudness of MX Blues, and very few have stepped up in creating a better switch. It’s why Zealios are still as popular as they are. Other than ‘Ergo Clears’ there aren’t any good alternatives.”

(And from another commenter:)
“Clears are already too heavy for most people, so the stems often get used with lighter springs to make 'ergo clears'. Zealios have a great tactile bump with a wider range of weights, and as was linked, HaaTa did some tests. 65-67g are the more popular versions I've seen used, and are definitely in a decent sweet spot of weights.”

(And:)
“I had a board with MX clears for about 2 years before I got into customs. I barely used it because it was so heavy. I bit the bullet and decided to desolder it and do an ergo clear conversion. In the process I learned a lot, killed the PCB with static, and built a Phantom out of the corpse. Ergo clears are by far my favorite MX switch. If you find stock MX clear too heavy, as I did too, then I can highly recommend 65g ergo clears. They are my go-to switch.

“I have some 62g zealios in a macro pad, but I still prefer the ergos. One day, if I can stomach the price I will buy enough 65g zeals to fill a board.”

(And:)
“The 65g Zealio is the closest you will get to a lighter Cherry Clear. The bumps feel about the same. The 67g Zealio crispiness they are talking about is that the 67 g has greater initial resistance to being pressed and ramps up with it's bump really fast and then releases as you overcome the tactile bump. It 'snaps' down, making the tactile feel of the switch fast and crispy. :D

“A sample pack isn't a bad idea but I do think the 65g sounds up your alley if you like the clears but they are heavy. ”

(And:)
“The numbers themselves in HaaTa's graphs are less important than the curve of the graph. The best way to use his force curve graphs is comparing the ones you've felt before (like a traditional Brown MX switch) versus another prospective key you are interested in. In this case, Zealios will have a noticeably larger actuation hump.

“Of course it's no simple matter, and at the end of the day, feeling it for yourself is the only real way to know, but the graphs make for a good comparison.”
zealios  switches  2018  keyboards 
5 days ago
Massdrop: Community-Driven Commerce
(Well, this is kind of an endorsement for 65g Zealios if nothing else.)
“Available on Massdrop before anywhere else, this new version of the Code features 65-gram Zealios switches for a satisfying feel on the keys.”
zealios  keyboards  switches  massdrop  2018 
5 days ago
How we designed page previews for Wikipedia — and what could be done with them in the future – Wikimedia Blog
“Yesterday, we released a new feature for Wikipedia’s readers on desktop—page previews. Here’s a few design nuances behind this feature.”
wikipedia  previews  2018 
5 days ago
Queue | Type Supply
It seems likely that this is missing fractions, but it otherwise looks pretty nice as a mono space-like typeface.
typefaces  typefaceideas  monospaced  2018 
6 days ago
Witch Queen on Twitter: "Fell into a google hole and found out that you can figure out if something is a tooth problem or a sinus problem with a very simple trick.… https://t.co/6wwTwjxXFd"
via @FromPawnToQueen: “Fell into a google hole and found out that you can figure out if something is a tooth problem or a sinus problem with a very simple trick.”
teeth  sinuses  2018  health  twitter 
6 days ago
Carbon
“Create and share beautiful images of your source code.
Start typing or drop a file into the text area to get started.”
syntaxhighlighting  syntax  highlighting  2018  images 
6 days ago
Leopold FC660M Two Tone White 60% Double Shot PBT Mechanical Keyboard (Clear Cherry MX / Chinese: White)
Well, it looks like the Leopoldo FC660M is available with Cherry Clears. (Though it’s sold out at MechanicalKeyboards.com for now.)
keyboards  leopold  fc660m  wishlist  mechanicalkeyboards  2018 
7 days ago
The many deceptions of Mark Zuckerberg | Creative Good
“With 2 billion users and counting, Facebook is unavoidable, and it's growing more influential by the day. It's vital that we understand what Zuck is actually up to, especially since he didn't reveal it in his testimony. A number of media sources have helpfully corrected his inaccurate claims. Thus I present you with...”
facebook  2018 
7 days ago
Chilly at Work? Office Formula Was Devised for Men - The New York Times
“‘In a lot of buildings, you see energy consumption is a lot higher because the standard is calibrated for men’s body heat production,’ said Boris Kingma, a co-author of the study and a biophysicist at Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. ‘If you have a more accurate view of the thermal demand of the people inside, then you can design the building so that you are wasting a lot less energy, and that means the carbon dioxide emission is less.’”
offices  temperatures  2015  nytimes  thermoststs 
8 days ago
Sloppy Typing
“Most frequently switched letters

“Not all letter transpositions are equal. Some switches, because of the nature of our language, occur more frequently than others. Also, keys that are in the middle of the keyboard, such as the letter D, have eight nearest neighbors. Others, such as the letter Q, are tucked away in the corner with only three neighbors (as well as being less common letters).

“It’s far from scientific, because the database of words I am using is not normalized based on frequency of everyday usage (but then again, we’re looking for the chance a slip will make a legitimate word and make an atomic error, no matter how obscure the newly created word is). Below is a table showing the count of each two-letter transposition if it contributed to making another legal word in the dictionary file.”
(via: https://twitter.com/Mededitor/status/986640326495531008)
typos  typing  2018  via:mededitor 
8 days ago
BBC Sound Effects - Research & Education Space
“These 16,016 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.”
(via: https://www.metafilter.com/173605/BBC-SFX-Library)
bbc  soundeffects  2018  audio  via:metafilter 
8 days ago
Editing in Word, 2nd Edition by Adrienne Montgomerie (eBook) - Lulu
“Editing in Word 2016 is a self-study course for line editors, copyeditors and communications professionals using MS Word 2016 (365) on Mac or Windows. It helps you be more efficient and effective when collaborating on documents, and gets Word to do the heavy lifting for a change. — Integral to this self-study guide are the 24 demo videos and 24 self-check exercises as well as the support website”
(via: https://twitter.com/sciEditor/status/986612064474095616)
editing  word  copyediting  2018  sciEditor  ebooks 
8 days ago
A blind taste test to determine the best ketchup
“Well. Without labels or marketing, Heinz did not come out on top. If anything, people identified the Heinz flavor and that influenced the decision. But when we relied on just our palates, a different winner emerged.

“Winner: Annie’s Organic
“Runner-up: Whole Foods 365 Organic
“Third place: Heinz”
ketchup  thetakeout  reviews  comparison 
8 days ago
KBDfans DSA DYE-SUB KEYCAPS
If you should need some keycaps with Mac legends, these don’t look too bad. As a heads-up, though: the Leopold FC660M uses 2.25u Shift keys (which this particular set doesn’t have).
leopold  fc660m  keycaps  kbdfans  2018 
8 days ago
Where can I get keycaps for Leopold FC660C? : MechanicalKeyboards
(On getting keycaps for a Leopold FC660C:)
“Any topre keycaps will fit:
“blanks: kbdfans, hhkb blanks (not full coverage), or artisans
“lettered: realforce jp sets (not full coverage), hhkb (not full coverage).”
leopold  fc660c  keycaps  keyboards  2017  reddit 
8 days ago
Bought Leopold FC660C, regretting it already
“There have been numerous attempts to describe the Topre switch and I will give it at try too: the actuation point is higher then an Cherry MX. The closest Cherry equivalent in feel would be an MX Clear. The force of both feels around the same. I’m not sure why that is, as the Topre is 45g, vs 55g for the MX Clears. I am basing this on a single MX Clear switch, I don’t own a board with clears. I’ve heard stories that the clear can be tiring, the Topre on this board certainly is not.

“The Topre switch will suck your finger down and after the bump pulls your finger up. It’s a very comforting feeling.

“Furthermore, after using the Topre all the Cherry Browns now feel scratchy, thanks Topre…”
topre  leopold  fc660c  reviews  2015  geekhack 
8 days ago
(1) FC660C with Hasu Controller - any key anywhere. - YouTube
If you might ever consider getting a Leopold FC660C with a Hasu controller, this might be worth a look, especially for the bits about reprogramming it.
leopold  keyboards  2017  hasu  youtube  videos 
8 days ago
[Review] Leopold FC660C and FC660M Side-by-Side Comparison • deskthority
“The typing experience between the FC660M and FC660C is like night and day. The FC660C with its Topre switches has the feel of an upscale full-size automobile, whereas the FC660M with its Cherry switches feels like a cheap compact car. Typing on the FC660C feels luxurious and instills confidence, whereas typing on the FC660M feels toy-like and evokes trepidation, as though something might break at any minute.”
fc660m  fc660c  leopold  keyboards  2014  comparison  reviews 
9 days ago
Actual File Folders: Quick and Easy Navigation through Windows File System in Any Program
(This actually seems to work halfway decently, at least on Windows 7:)
“Actual File Folders adds two title buttons, called Favorite Folders and Recent Folders. These buttons extend through the entire Windows operating system. It means that you can use them in any common Windows Explorer window, file manager app, and any other software that use system file-related dialog windows, for example, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, or Total Commander.”
windows  software  open  save  favorites  2018  recent 
9 days ago
Actual Title Buttons: Tool, which Extends Window Manipulation Capabilities by Adding New Title Buttons.
(If you should need such a thing:)
“By clicking these buttons as you are used to do with the standard ones, you can take advantage of hidden Windows® features, such as:

“• making any window semi-transparent
“• rolling windows up
“• minimizing any window to Windows® notification area
“• making any window always-on-top
“• quickly resizing any window to most appropriate size
“• quickly placing any window to most appropriate position
“• changing window’s program priority on-the-fly
“• ‘ghost’ any window (it will pass through mouse clicks)
“• easily move any window between monitors in a multi-monitor system
“• quickly copy to clipboard window contents
“• quickly paste clipboard contents to any window”
windows  software  utilities  2018 
9 days ago
Here Is A Definitive List Of How Ethical Your Favourite Fashion Labels Are
“A comprehensive report has ranked all your favourite fashion labels based on how ethical and transparent their supply chains are, and whether workers have the right to a safe workplace, a living wage, and freedom from forced and child labour.

“Baptist World Aid Australia’s fifth and largest Ethical Fashion Report grades 114 apparel companies (407 brands) from A to F on the systems that the companies have in place to uphold the rights of workers.”
clothes  fashion  buzzfeed  ethics  2018 
9 days ago
These Contact Lenses Get Darker In The Sun, But You Won't Look Like A Demon
“But it’s also unclear if they can protect your eyes from ultraviolet light, so you’ll still need to wear sunglasses with UV protection. UV rays can cause: cataracts, which is a clouding of the eye lens; macular degeneration, which is a loss of central vision that is the leading cause of blindness; and growths on the conjunctiva, which is the membrane that covers the surface of the eye and lines the eyelids.

“‘We have not yet studied whether they would have an impact on the onset and severity of cataracts or macular degeneration,’ Lorenson said. ‘As a reminder, we recommend patients continue to wear sunglasses for the highest possible protection from UV light.’

“The best way to protect the eye from UV radiation is to wear wraparound sunglasses that are polarized and have UV 400 protection, said Dr. Ravi Goel, an ophthalmologist and clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. UV 400 glasses block both UVA and UVB radiation, or about 99.9% of UV rays.”
sunglasses  uv  health  eyes  2018  buzzfeed 
9 days ago
Microsoft Excel Mac, keyboard shortcut to edit in cell - Super User
If need be, you could try remapping Cmd+Enter to F2 in Excel using Karabiner Elements. (Granted, that might not be as convenient as just Enter, but at least you wouldn’t have to be hitting F2 all the time.)
excel  karabinerelements  macos  mac  remapping  2016 
9 days ago
Atreus62 Keyboard / Profet Keyboards
Perhaps this could be kinda tempting for a travel keyboard?
atreus  keyboards  2018  travel 
10 days ago
Benjamin Dreyer on Twitter: "#CopyeditingProTip till is a word until is a word 'til is an affectation"
via @BCDreyer:

“#CopyeditingProTip
till is a word
until is a word
'til is an affectation”
copyediting  till  until  canonical  twitter  bcdreyer  2018 
10 days ago
Accepting and Rejecting Changes in Microsoft Word | Arrant Pedantry
via @ArrantPedantry: “My wife @Brinestowen wrote a post a few years ago on Track Changes for authors that some people might find helpful”
trackchanges  tutorials  arrantpedantry  2018 
10 days ago
Wallpaper - iDownloadBlog
This is the tag listing for iDownloadBlog’s wallpapers.
wallpaper  iphone  ipad  2018 
10 days ago
Randomize Text Lines - String and List Randomizer - Online - Browserling Web Developer Tools
“World’s simplest text line randomizer. Just paste your text in the form below, press Randomize button, and you get shuffled lines. Press button, get random lines. No ads, nonsense or garbage.”
text  online  shuffle  2018  random 
10 days ago
Grep Text - String Regular Expression Grep - Online - Browserling Web Developer Tools
“World’s simplest string grep. Just paste your text in the form below, press Grep Text button, and you get lines that match the regular expression. Press button, get lines. No ads, nonsense or garbage.”
filter  text  online  2018  grep 
11 days ago
Filter Text Lines - Filter Strings - Online - Browserling Web Developer Tools
“World’s simplest pattern matcher. Just paste your text in the form below, press Filter Lines button, and you get lines that contain the given pattern. Press button, get filtered text. No ads, nonsense or garbage.”
text  filter  2018 
11 days ago
8 Scientific Benefits of Napping | Mental Floss
“Napping is a healthy way to restore the deficits of sleep deprivation. Whether you bow down to the ritual of a mid-afternoon siesta or never stop to snooze, you may think twice about the power of napping after reading about these eight benefits.”
naps  mentalfloss  2018 
11 days ago
Agreement Template for Editing Services | Editors Canada
via @editorscanada: “When a client hires an editor for a project, both parties enter a legal relationship. It is in both parties' interests to specify the terms of that relationship in writing. We're pleased to offer a free template you can customize.”
editing  contracts  freelance  2018 
11 days ago
Ryan Jones on Twitter: "I often get asked about @weekcalendar, since their screenshots look like shit, but @viticci and I both LOVE it. I finally took the time to censor a screenshot to show what mine looks like. Note: past events (all these) are dimmed.
via @rjonesy: “I often get asked about @weekcalendar, since their screenshots look like shit, but @viticci and I both LOVE it. I finally took the time to censor a screenshot to show what mine looks like. Note: past events (all these) are dimmed.

“Top 3 app for me.”
apps  software  ios  calendaring  2018  recommendations  via:rjonesy 
11 days ago
Nap - Comfort, Luxurious Blankets, Pillows | Brookstone
via @scbecker: “Brookstone has this line called Nap Blankets that is my favorite. They are very plush and soft and fuzzy.”

(via: https://twitter.com/scbecker/status/985471782177124353)
blankets  recommendations  via:scbecker  2018  bedding 
11 days ago
Toronto Subway™ - Webfont & Desktop font « MyFonts
(Surprisingly, this typeface also has arrows and fractions!)
“Toronto Subway is based on the lettering originally used for station identification and signs by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in the Toronto, Canada, subway system.”

( via: https://twitter.com/typographica/status/985541978854076416)
tyoefaces  typefaceideas  signage  wayfinding  toronto  2018 
11 days ago
Kira Mechanical Keyboard by Input Club — Kickstarter
This looks like a pretty intriguing mechanical keyboard—it even has a “Super” key rather than a stupid Windows key.
keyboards  mechanical  kickstarter  2018 
11 days ago
Tactile Keyboard Switch - Input Club
This page looks to be the near motherload for a listing of tactile non-clicky key switches.
keyboards  switches  comparison  2018  inputclub  greetech  outemu  razer  cherry  zealio  gateron  matias 
11 days ago
Mechanical keyboards - InstallGentoo Wiki
“Gateron is notable for using much smoother plastic stems, resulting in a buttery smooth downstroke, similar to that of a well broken-in vintage Cherry switch. Many would even go so far as to say that Gateron linears are superior to Cherry’s linear offerings.”
gateron  switches  keyboards  2018 
11 days ago
MX Compatible Switches - Google Sheets
This Google Docs spreadsheet compares various keyswitches from Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, Outemu, Razer, and Zealio.
cherry  gateron  kailh  outemu  razer  zealio  comparison  googledocs  spreadsheets  2016 
11 days ago
Mod Switches — KBDIST
“After a lot of tinkering, springs ranging from 50 grams to 72 grams bottoming out force reigned popular. First in South Korea and then the rest of the world. Springs sold by a variety of vendors made their way to the market and this revolution spread like wildfire. Other switches today are commonly modded, like with jailhouse blues, panda clears, and others.

“Today, there are many of us who clamor for the perfect mix of tactility and weight. At Originative, we wanted to make this dream a reality, but we couldn’t do it alone. We found a manufacturer, MOD, who said they would take upon the challenge. After months of hard work, sampling, testing, trial and effort, we think MOD has done it.”

[…]

“Mod switches are available in 3 weights similar to different weights people would have modded their switches to. Light, medium, and heavy, actuating at 45g, 55g, and 62g respectively. These switches bottom out at 62g, 67g, and 80g respectively.”
mod  switches  keyboards  2018 
11 days ago
The Ed Benguiat Font Collection - House Industries
If you should ever need a typeface for a protest sign, Ed Interlock might be worth a look?
typefaces  signs  protests  2018  typefaceideas 
12 days ago
Kimberley Wilson on Twitter: "A tiny note on language in Mental Health. We wouldn't say someone 'is cancer' or 'is diabetes'. Mariah Carey isn't 'bipolar', she 'has' bipolar disorder. People are more than their diagnosis. Language matters.… https://t.co
“A tiny note on language in Mental Health. We wouldn’t say someone ‘is cancer’ or ‘is diabetes’. Mariah Carey isn’t ‘bipolar’, she ‘has’ bipolar disorder. People are more than their diagnosis. Language matters.”
bipolar  mentalillness  2018  twitter 
12 days ago
QMK Firmware - All Supported Keyboards
“This page is automatically generated from keyboards currently in QMK. Default .hex files are up-to-date with the latest version of QMK, and get pushed every build via Travis.”
qmk  keyboards  2018 
13 days ago
Mytek Liberty DAC And Headphone Amplifier Review - HomeTheaterHifi.com
This DAC has MQA support, and its priced just under $1,000 but the reviewer also notes that the front-panel LEDs are exceptionally bright, which is a bit of a bummer.
dacs  audio  mytek  reviews  hometheaterhifi  mqa  2018 
13 days ago
Chris Said on Twitter: "You know the finding that moderate drinkers are more healthy than non-drinkers? Apparently the non-drinker category was full of ex-drinkers. When they were excluded, the effect almost goes to zero. From an excellent article by @sme
“You know the finding that moderate drinkers are more healthy than non-drinkers?

“Apparently the non-drinker category was full of ex-drinkers. When they were excluded, the effect almost goes to zero.

“From an excellent article by @smencimer.”
drinking  twitter  science  2018 
13 days ago
Federico Viticci on Twitter: "Rethinking my sidebar & folder organization in Apple Notes: - Important folders at the top (Unicode characters for sorting, plus emoji) - Other folders have emoji before their name - Sub-folders (unfortunately, created on a M
(@viticci’s approach of using emoji to make notes categories more recognizable has some promise.)
“Rethinking my sidebar & folder organization in Apple Notes:

“- Important folders at the top (Unicode characters for sorting, plus emoji)
“- Other folders have emoji before their name
“- Sub-folders (unfortunately, created on a Mac) have emoji _after_ the name for better parsing”
viticci  notes  emoji  memos  2018  twitter 
13 days ago
Robot Hugs on Twitter: "she cuddle the fin… "
Here’re @RobotHugsComics tweets of their cat Hippo cuddling a shark fin.
cats  cute  twitter  robothugscomic  2018 
13 days ago
White Oleander - Webfont & Desktop font « MyFonts
(If you should ever need a handwriting typeface, this might be worth a look.)
via @MyFonts: “White Oleander from @nickylaatz gets a 10/10 from us. It’s a stunning handwritten font filled with perfectly subtle texture imperfections that help the text appear as authentically hand-penned as possible.”
typefaces  handwriting  2018  myfonts 
13 days ago
Why authors should avoid aria-relevant – Dev Channel – Medium
“However, aria-relevant rarely works as intended and does not have a real-world use case. Therefore, aria-relevant should never be used. If you’re creating an ARIA live region, we recommend you ignore aria-relevant and just rely on the default live region behavior, which is to speak all new content. As this article will explain, this is ultimately the most desirable and effective behavior.”
aria-relevant  2018  accessibility  a11y 
13 days ago
Steve Faulkner on Twitter: "Tried JAWS 2018 latest with @Firefox 60.0b11 (64-bit) version and it is now usable, from a sighted users perspective at least 👏🏽… https://t.co/kzo54sqraE"
(As of April 2018:)
“Tried JAWS 2018 latest with @Firefox 60.0b11 (64-bit) version and it is now usable, from a sighted users perspective at least”
firefox  jaws  2018  twitter  stevefaulkner 
14 days ago
Teletype for Atom
(Well, this seems kinda neat.)
“Teletype(beta) for Atom lets developers share their workspace with team members and collaborate on code in real time.”
atom  editors  2018  collaboration 
14 days ago
Hugh Guiney on Twitter: "p { width: 100%; max-width: 39em; } Alphabet-and-a-half rule: to maximize readability, line lengths should be no longer than the number of letters in the alphabet + half. 26 * 1.5 = 39.… https://t.co/1rBBOahcRO"
(Well, this is an interesting rule of thumb.)

@LordPancreas: @justmarkup @chriscoyier p {
width: 100%;
max-width: 39em;
}

“Alphabet-and-a-half rule: to maximize readability, line lengths should be no longer than the number of letters in the alphabet + half. 26 * 1.5 = 39.”
css  snippets  typography  2018  twitter  linemeasure 
14 days ago
Caner Sahin on Twitter: "img { position: relative; } img:before { position: absolute; content: "f127" " Broken image of " attr(alt); top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; z-index: 2; font-family: "Fontawesome" }… https://t.co/ajtE2nD
This looks like a potentially interesting CSS snippet for calling attention to broken images:

@shncnr: @justmarkup img {
position: relative;
}
img:before {
position: absolute;
content: "\f127" " Broken image of " attr(alt);
top: 0;
left: 0;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
z-index: 2;
font-family: "Fontawesome"
}
css  images  twitter  snippets  broken  2018 
14 days ago
Happy Hours at ACES 2018 - Copyediting.com
“Copyediting’s Freelancer Happy Hour: Wednesday, April 25, 2017, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

“Editors for Diversity Happy Hour: Wednesday, April 25, 2017, 7-8:30 pm (immediately follows in the same space)

“Where: Encyclopedia Britannica offices, 325 North La Salle Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL (0.8 mile from Palmer House Hilton)”
aces  aces2018  happyhours 
14 days ago
U.K. supermarket house brand to stop using rainforest-destroying palm oil
“Palm oil may not be great for your body, as it’s high in saturated fat. But it’s generally considered to be terrible for the planet. The BBC notes that palm oil production ‘is said to have been responsible for about 8 percent of the world’s deforestation between 1990 and 2008.’ Nevertheless, palm oil still exists in a multitude of products, almost half the products stocked by U.K. supermarkets ‘and can be found in everything from shampoos to biscuits, as well as biofuels.’”
palmoil  2018  thetakeout 
14 days ago
Three Steps to Pay Parity | Adobe Blog
“Adobe has taken on a more manageable challenge, which is gender pay parity among our own employee base. We define pay parity as ensuring that employees in the same job are paid fairly relative to one another, regardless of gender. We’re proud to have reached pay parity in the US and India already, and have committed to achieving it globally this year.

“Many of our customers and partners, working on their own pay parity initiatives, have asked us how we do it. So, in the spirit of making progress on Equal Pay Day, below are three steps we’ve implemented to reach pay parity.”
equalpay  feminism  2018  adobe 
14 days ago
OPPO Digital throw in the towel | Darko.Audio
“But no more – after fourteen years of Californian R&D married to Chinese manufacturing, OPPO Digital is throwing in the towel. A statement from the company’s Australian distributor (Interdyn) explains that production of all universal disc players, portable audio gear and headphones will soon come to a halt.”
oppo  dacs  2018 
14 days ago
Louisa 🌹🍞🌹 on Twitter: "Lemme break down the thing about being poor that people like Moby don’t seem to get. Let me start with the humble cheeseburger. Because when I was at my poorest, I ate a lot of McDonald’s. Wait, I hear you say- isn’t
“Lemme break down the thing about being poor that people like Moby don’t seem to get. Let me start with the humble cheeseburger. Because when I was at my poorest, I ate a lot of McDonald’s. Wait, I hear you say- isn’t eating out more expensive? Well…”
poverty  mcdonalds  twitter  2018 
15 days ago
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