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november 2011
Why I Have No Interest In Being Your Friend « Thought Catalog
I don’t want to be friends with you because we hang in different crowds. You go to sports bars and listen to Rob Thomas on your iPhone and have a casual belief in Jesus Christ. I don’t. … I didn’t make the rules, okay? The high school cafeteria did!
hilarious  friendship  from delicious
november 2011
Jonathan Ive on Steve Jobs
"And just as Steve loved ideas, and loved making stuff, he treated the process of creativity with a rare and a wonderful reverence. You see, I think he better than anyone understood that while ideas ultimately can be so powerful, they begin as fragile, barely formed thoughts, so easily missed, so easily compromised, so easily just squished."
jonathanive  apple  steve_jobs  ideas  quotes  from delicious
october 2011
Signs that you are a bad programmer (Bad Programmers)
5. Indifference to outcomes: Programming could still be a hobby for you, but it would be in society's best interests to defend itself against your entry into the world of professional software development.
programming  hilarious  toteach  from delicious
october 2011
Unofficial Google Advanced Search
This page is provided as a reference and a guide to using the advanced search operators that Google provides.
google  search  reference  toteach  from delicious
october 2011
A City Divided
September 11 was good for Washington, D.C.’s economy, but the expansion has not helped many on the bottom.
dc  economy  from delicious
october 2011
At Zuccotti Park, the Mystery of the 'Hipster Cop' - NYTimes.com
“Hipster Cop is part of the process of intimidation, ridicule and violence being levied against us.”
nyc  economy  hipster  from delicious
october 2011
The Guardian iPad App, reviewed by The Ministry of Type
Aegir Hallmundur shares ntoes on the Guardian's new iPad app.
ipad  guardian  from delicious
october 2011
Commit logs from last night
because real hackers pivot two hours before their demo
hilarious  programming  from delicious
october 2011
4 reasons the Sunday front page now looks a lot like the Monday front page | Poynter.
Sara Quinn asks, "Where are all of the truly great Sunday, front page designs in the U.S. these days?"
forsnd  design  newspapers  from delicious
october 2011
Data visualisation: in defence of bad graphics - The Guardian
Are most online data visualisations, well, just not very good? It's an issue we grapple with a lot - and some of you may have noticed a recent backlash against many of the most common data visualisations online.
forsnd  infographics  data  visualization  toteach  from delicious
october 2011
Felt & Wire Shop: Designer Papergoods
Felt & Wire Shop is a curated marketplace of designer papergoods. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or elegant note cards, you’ll find everything from beautifully crafted letterpress cards and thank you notes to engraved social stationery. There’s also unique holiday gift wrap, handmade journals, and sketch books. Felt & Wire Shop is also a great source for limited edition posters, prints and artists books that you won’t find anywhere else.
design  letterpress  tobuy  stationery  paper  from delicious
october 2011
Fillerati - Faux Latin is a Dead Language
I made Fillerati because I grew tired of reading "Lorem ipsum..." on every new design I was working on.
awesome  touse  tools  design  from delicious
october 2011
How the Newsweeklies Covered (and Designed) the Death of Steve Jobs
Not only did Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Newsweek stop their production cycles on a dime and revamp with well-thought out and brilliantly-designed special issues, but they also, with covers, photos, and graphic treatments, helped drive the whole worldwide conversation about the "meaning" of Steve Jobs, turning a moment of sorrow into one of inspiration and creativity.
forsnd  design  stevejobs  from delicious
october 2011
When Maps Shouldn’t Be Maps
"Sometimes the reflexive impulse to map the data can make you forget that showing the data in another form might answer other — and sometimes more important — questions. So, when should you use a form other than than a map?"
forsnd  graphics  visualization  data  toteach  from delicious
october 2011
10 Favorite Tumblr Design Sites, by Tim Moore of Letter to Jane
Here is a list of what I feel are great examples of other artists and publications who are using Tumblr to connect with people.
forsnd  design  tumblr  from delicious
october 2011
Daily Heller, Lest I Forget Tibor
Two names changed design in the eighties and nineties: Mac and Tibor. One changed the way we work, the other the way we think. The former is our tool, the latter was our conscience.
tibor  design  history  from delicious
october 2011
Programming Language Checklist
Programming Language Checklist
by Colin McMillen, Jason Reed, and Elly Jones.
programming  hilarious  from delicious
october 2011
The Shorter-Form Journal : CJR
Certainly, the Journal still does lots of top-flight work, and most stories don’t need 2,500 words. But many do, and how does going short as a policy help readers understand the really important stuff like systemic problems, corporate misbehavior, business innovation, or sweeping economic change?
journalism  from delicious
october 2011
Kern Type, the kerning game
Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to typographer's solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it. Good luck!
forsnd  typography  toteach  games  design  from delicious
october 2011
Steve Jobs, Enemy of Nostalgia
Mike Daisey writes, "Steve Jobs was an enemy of nostalgia. He believed that the future required sacrifice and boldness. He bet on new technologies to fill gaps even when the way was unclear."
forsnd  stevejobs  apple  nostalgia  from delicious
october 2011
How Steve Jobs Infused Passion Into a Commodity
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design."
forsnd  design  stevejobs  quotes  inspiration  management  from delicious
october 2011
What camp has taught me about communities - Do Lectures
Laura talks about the importance of stable communities for young people to fight a terrible thing called loneliness. And gives some great examples on how to build them and tips on how to get the best out of them.
lbm  photography  video  inspiration  from delicious
october 2011
CSS Properties Index – Jens O. Meiert
A continuously updated list of all CSS properties:
css  from delicious
october 2011
16 Pixels: For Body Copy. Anything Less Is A Costly Mistake - Smashing Magazine | Smashing Magazine
I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING. “Did he just say 16 pixels? For body copy? Obnoxiously big! 12 pixels is ideal for most websites.”
typography  webdesign  toteach  from delicious
october 2011
Attached > ... > Apple Computer > Macintosh Newsweek advertisement
Apple bought all of the advertising space in November/December special election issue of Newsweek in 1984, and devoted it all to Macintosh. Below you can see all 39 pages of the advertisement, as well as Newsweek’s front cover.
apple  advertising  history  from delicious
october 2011
SPD: Farewell to an Icon: Steve Jobs
We lost a great one yesterday. Here, the design community reacts to the impact that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had on themselves and design along with a look at how magazines have covered his early death. 
forsnd  stevejobs  spd  design  from delicious
october 2011
Apple Steve Jobs The Crazy Ones - NEVER BEFORE AIRED 1997 - YouTube
Steve Jobs narrates the first Think different commercial "Here's to the Crazy Ones". It never aired. Richard Dreyfuss did the voice for spot however Steve's is much better
stevejobs  apple  from delicious
october 2011
Unicorns and wheels: Apple's two types of products
The exciting thing about this second type of product, for investors and consumers alike, is Apple is now expert at capturing their lightning in a bottle. 'Twas not always so...
apple  prediction  tim_cook  stevejobs  from delicious
october 2011
The Reader's Lament - NYTimes.com
Here are some proofreading tips culled from years of journalism tip sheets:
proofreading  editing  toteach  style_guide  from delicious
october 2011
Everything Is Terrible!: INTERNET FOR KIDZ!
Okay guy's the first thing you need to know is the internet is amazing!
toteach  internet  history  video  from delicious
october 2011
Apple's 1987 Knowledge Navigator, Only One Month Late - Waxy.org
So, 24 years ago, Apple predicted a complex natural-language voice assistant built into a touchscreen Apple device, and was less than a month off.
apple  history  prediction  iphone  from delicious
october 2011
ggplot. had.co.nz
<p>ggplot2 is a plotting system for R, based on the grammar of graphics, which tries to take the good parts of base and lattice graphics and none of the bad parts. It takes care of many of the fiddly details that make plotting a hassle (like drawing legends) as well as providing a powerful model of graphics that makes it easy to produce complex multi-layered graphics.</p>
statistics  graphics  visualization  from delicious
october 2011
Geek's Guide to Portland 2011 - Waxy.org
<p>This is my guide to PDX for people like me: people who geek out about good food, beer, comics, and computers. It's for people who want to experience the best of Portland in a short period of time, with a heavy focus on new stuff: many of the places listed here have opened in the last year.</p>
portland  travel  tovisit  from delicious
october 2011
coding in the rain · Modern Ruby Development
The following is a walkthrough of how I configure my Mac OS X machines for Ruby and Rails development. It is very similar to the configuration that 37signals recently described.
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september 2011
via Frank : Good art is a kind of magic. It does magical...
"Good art is a kind of magic. It does magical things for both artist and audience. We can have long polysyllabic arguments about how to describe the way this magic works, but the plain fact is that good art is magical and precious and cool. It’s hard to try and make good art, and it seems to me wholly reasonable that good artists should be concerned with their work’s cultural reception." — David Foster Wallace
quotes  creativity  writing  davidfosterwallace  from delicious
september 2011
Comparing The New Aggregators: Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, Float And More | paidContent
For consumers, there are now so many of these next-generation RSS readers that it can be daunting to keep them straight. But they have distinct differences. Some curate content with an algorithm, while others use a team of editors. Some have made partnerships with publishers, while some are charging ahead without them. And there are other differences too, in areas like customization, sharing and price. To see how some of the new aggregators stack up, check out our chart below.
ipad  apps  journalism  from delicious
september 2011
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Do You Like Me? Click Yes or No.
To: Bobby<br />
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You know what? FINE. You’re right.  We were in over our heads to begin with on this—now we’re underwater. I guess it’s true what they say: it’s hard to recognize a bubble until after it bursts. I’m posting the announcement on our ill-fated Tumblr. We owe everyone at least that much.
mcsweeneys  hilarious  love  from delicious
september 2011
Git Reference
This is the Git reference site. This is meant to be a quick reference for learning and remembering the most important and commonly used Git commands. The commands are organized into sections of the type of operation you may be trying to do, and will present the common options and commands needed to accomplish these common tasks.
git  toteach  from delicious
september 2011
Cook the Book: Tomato Cobbler | Serious Eats : Recipes
In layman's terms, this is really just a skillet-ful of cornbread batter dotted with a quick, spicy salsa fresca made of blanched tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeño.
toeat  recipes  from delicious
september 2011
9/11: The Photographs That Moved Them Most - LightBox
On September 11, 2001, photography editors across the world, overcome with a deluge of devastating imagery, faced the daunting task of selecting photos that would go on to define a catastrophe like no other. A decade later, TIME asked a wide variety of the industry’s leading photo editors, photographers, authors, educators, and bloggers to tell us which image moved them most—and why.
time  photography  photojournalism  9/11  from delicious
september 2011
Kelly Sutton's Tumblr
The problems that your project solves shouldn’t start with “Wouldn’t it be nice if…” Instead, they should always be phrased, “X sucks because Y and Z.” You may not even have a solution. Technology may not even be the right solution. But please stop adding social layers to social layers and raising 5 million dollarbucks.<br />
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Your idea is bad and you should feel bad.
ideas  startup  from delicious
september 2011
CSS Terminal is a bookmarklet that allows you to inject CSS rules directly into a live web page. It's handy for rapid CSS development, prototyping and debugging.
css  webdev  awesome  toteach  from delicious
september 2011
CSS: Taking control of the cascade - (37signals)
We’ve been using and refining these techniques since early in the summer and we’re very happy with the results. Our stylesheets are logical and carefully controlled. We find that once they get used to the SCSS syntax new people brought onto the project pick up the mental model of the app styles quickly without the mess of the specificity arms race. We’re also seeing better collaboration between designers and programmers who can more easily parse our logical CSS. JavaScript also benefits from these predictable selectors.
scss  37signals  css  webdev  from delicious
september 2011
Remarkable photos made better (or worse) using Instagram
photography  from delicious
september 2011
Where Were You on Sept. 11, 2001? - NYTimes.com
More than 38,000 readers posted a comment. Browse and filter by common words or location.
nytimes  nytint  projects  from delicious
september 2011
Obama’s Speech to Congress on Jobs - NYTimes.com
These are difficult years for our country.  But we are Americans.  We are tougher than the times that we live in, and we are bigger than our politics have been.
obama  speech  politics  from delicious
september 2011
Refreshing the Paper of Record | The New York Observer
Fiona Spruill was on the subway headed to work from her apartment on the Upper West Side when the first plane went in. Web production for The New York Times was her first job after graduating from Duke and she, then 24, had recently been promoted to digital news editor.
nytimes  9/11  from delicious
september 2011
New York Times & WNYC Launch SchoolBook to Foster Education Community
“In conversations with parents, principals and teachers, we kept hearing how fragmented the conversation was,” said Tyson Evans, an assistant editor on The Times‘s interactive news desk who helped develop the project. “We’re hoping they’ll see this as kind of a place to explore.”
nytimes  wnyc  schoolbook  me  from delicious
september 2011
Allergy | News | The Harvard Crimson
Jill Abramson vamps madly in her part as the inane and brainless ingenue, but her squeaky voice, exaggerated walk, and batting eyes quickly become tiresome
harvard  jill_abramson  nytimes  from delicious
september 2011
Celebrating The Times Magazine's Most Iconic Images
When you work for a magazine that produces 52 issues a year, there is not a lot of time for reflecting on the past. But that's exactly what Kathy Ryan, the longtime photo editor of The New York Times Magazine, was asked to do for The New York Times Magazine Photographs, a revealing new book to be published by Aperture this October.
nytmag  nytphoto  nytimes  photography  photojournalism  forsnd  from delicious
september 2011
Coffee Jerks - YouTube
I took a series of 1950's and 60's-era coffee commercials from the Prelinger Archives and edited them down to just the moments when the guys were the biggest jerks to their wives about coffee.
coffee  vintage  hilarious  from delicious
september 2011
Failing U.S. Economy No Reason At All To Stop Investing In Print Media, All Experts Agree | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
NEW YORK—The nation's top experts unanimously agreed Tuesday that the current struggles of the U.S. economy were no reason whatsoever to stop investing in print media, which they said was easily the safest and most profitable place to invest one's money.
theonion  newspapers  from delicious
september 2011
How Steve Jobs handles trolls (WWDC 1997) - garry's posterous
The hardest thing is: how does that fit in to a cohesive, larger vision, that’s going to allow you to sell 8 billion dollars, 10 billion dollars of product a year? And, one of the things I’ve always found is that you’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards for the technology”. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to try to sell it. And I made this mistake probably more than anybody else in this room. And I got the scar tissue to prove it. And I know that it’s the case. <br />
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And as we have tried to come up with a strategy and a vision for Apple, it started with “What incredible benefits can we give to the customer? Where can we take the customer?” Not starting with “Let’s sit down with the engineers and figure out what awesome technology we have and then how are we going to market that?” And I think that’s the right path to take. 
stevejobs  apple  vision  strategy  from delicious
august 2011
“Respect Explorer’s Heritage” | TechCrunch
Apple famously abhors the idea of design-by-committee and focus groups. Microsoft clearly celebrates both.
microsoft  apple  design  ui  yikes  from delicious
august 2011
Ground Zero Now - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
New office towers are rising on the site, which also serves as a memorial and a transportation hub.
nytimes  nytgfx  9/11  from delicious
august 2011
To address the ever-increasing amount of tools and data catalogs that are publicly available on NASA’s many websites, we have created this directory of publicly available datasets.
nasa  data  government  opengov  from delicious
august 2011
Making a World of Data More Fun With the Geo API | Infochimps Blog
We’ve been working on a brand new API that will rock your world.  It’s our Geo API, which allows developers to access disparate geo-related data sources through one API with a unified schema.  It’s pretty sweet, if we do say so ourselves.
api  geo  totry  from delicious
august 2011
Notable Designers Reflect on Steve Jobs
Jobs believed design and technology could improve the world. “I want to put a ding in the universe,” he told me when I first met him in 1981. This was a sentence he often used. He scolded the nonbelievers.
forsnd  design  stevejobs  apple  from delicious
august 2011
Daring Fireball: Resigned
Apple’s products are replete with Apple-like features and details, embedded in Apple-like apps, running on Apple-like devices, which come packaged in Apple-like boxes, are promoted in Apple-like ads, and sold in Apple-like stores. The company is a fractal design. Simplicity, elegance, beauty, cleverness, humility. Directness. Truth. Zoom out enough and you can see that the same things that define Apple’s products apply to Apple as a whole. The company itself is Apple-like. The same thought, care, and painstaking attention to detail that Steve Jobs brought to questions like “How should a computer work?”, “How should a phone work?”, “How should we buy music and apps in the digital age?” he also brought to the most important question: “How should a company that creates such things function?”
apple  strategy  ethos  stevejobs  from delicious
august 2011
Steve Jobs: ‘Unfortunately, That Day Has Come’ - BusinessWeek
Still, it’s a testament to his products that his obvious deterioration has done little to shake investors and only added to his legend. Apple stores are packed because the products are good, and sometimes even beautiful. But buying an iPhone while Steve Jobs is still alive is something to tell your kids about, like buying a Model T from Henry Ford.<br />
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As an oracle, Jobs, 56, is irreplaceable.
stevejobs  apple  from delicious
august 2011
New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Thinking Printers' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
“What is the one thing people will always need? It’s obvious: printers. Printers with fax machines attached, printers that collate and staple, perhaps a printer that makes photocopies. Anything’s possible. It’s called innovation.”
apple  stevejobs  tim_cook  theonion  from delicious
august 2011
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