I Wish I Could Read Wikipedia Like This
What I want is a way to flatten articles to accomodate my own particular knowledge gaps. I want related terms to be explained to me inline, and just deep enough for me to grasp them and not get distracted from the main article.

Notice that:

* When you click on a term, it expands inline to show you the most minimal explanation first.
* You can click on the ellipsis (...) to see a bit more of the explanation, if that first sentence wasn't enough for you.
* You can dive deeper into multiple levels, all without losing your context.
ux  hypertext  reading 
Киты умнее, чем вы думали. Дети – нет | Sergey Galyonkin
Киты умнее, чем вы думали. Дети – нет by Segal via Sergey Galyonkin -- -- http://ift.tt/1eUEwcY
IFTTT  NewsBlur 
Bill Gates’s favorite reads of 2013 – Quartz
Bill Gates’s favorite reads of 2013 by Ritchie King via Quartz -- -- http://ift.tt/18rLOqW
IFTTT  NewsBlur 
2 days ago
The 7k Report – Author Earnings
When I faced these decisions, I had to rely on my own sales data and nothing more. Luckily, I had charted my daily sales reports as my works marched from outside the top one million right up to #1 on Amazon. Using these snapshots, I could plot the correlation between rankings and sales. It wasn’t long before dozens of self-published authors were sharing their sales rates at various positions along the lists in order to make author earnings more transparent to others [link] [link]. Gradually, it became possible to closely estimate how much an author was earning simply by looking at where their works ranked on public lists [link].
ebooks  selfpublishing 
3 days ago
7 things I Wish Every Search Box Did | Inside Intercom
It’s hard to imagine a product without search, yet it’s rare to see a product that does it well.

It’s one thing to say “let’s have search” and draw a box with a magnifying glass on the right. It’s a whole other task to implement good search. We’ve discussed previously how search is an iceberg. In this guest post Intercom customer Nicolas Dessaigne, CEO of Algolia, explains 7 key components to a great search feature.
ui  ux  search  webdesign 
3 days ago
CSS, meet kerning. Kerning, meet CSS. Kern, style, transform, and scale your web type with real CSS rules, automatically.

Print designers have had it easy for way too long. This is 2014; the web has been around for over two decades, yet web designers don’t get full control over their typography? Forget that, use Kerning.js!
css  typography  javascript  webdesign 
4 days ago
Открытое чтение — Bookmate - Exchang.es
Самые интересные события для всех, кто любит читать.
reading  books  events 
5 days ago
The Surprisingly Large Cost of Telling Small Lies - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com
As our conversation drifted from an update of my company to a deep discussion about life itself, I asked him what he thought was the secret to success. I expected the standard “never give up” or some other T-shirt slogan, but what he said took me by surprise. “The secret to success in business and in life is to never, ever, ever tell a lie,” he said.
relationships  tips  communication 
7 days ago
Four Reasons to Keep a Work Diary - Teresa Amabile and Steve Kramer - Harvard Business Review
In particular, there are four reasons for keeping a work diary: (1) focus, (2) patience, (3) planning, and (4) personal growth.
notetaking  productivity  writing 
13 days ago
The Mandate
The Mandate sees you, the player, as the captain of a single vessel. This vessel is manned by a cadre of officers, chosen and customized by you who are each individually named, with their own stats and strategic capabilities. These officers are in charge of crewmen, who are each individually named, but expendable.

You are fallible, human, and you make mistakes. Often, this will end with families torn apart, and crew members literally thrown out through the hull. Your actions will invariably mean loss of life. Issuing orders to officers will dynamically affect the actions of your crew, depending on the skills and attributes of the respective officer.

For the first time in a game of this type, players will be able to board vessels taking the combat into an RTS environment whilst your friends still fight from their ships in space.
games  rts  space.opera 
14 days ago
Responsive Email Patterns
A collection of patterns & modules for responsive emails
email  html  webdesign  mobile 
15 days ago
The Making of Defense Grid 2 | Polygon
This series will continue into mid-2014, the projected launch date for Defense Grid 2.
gamedesign  longreads 
16 days ago
Как научиться любить
Ирвин Ялом о неврозах, смысле жизни, своей маме и Всевышнем
from instapaper
18 days ago
Tiny Colorpicker: A lightweight cross browser color picker.
Tiny Colorpicker is a crossbrowser jquery plugin that creates a color picker (form) input. Its a easy way to add color pickers to your forms or user interface.
color  ui  jquery 
18 days ago
Strange Horizons Fiction: Librarians in the Branch Library of Babel, by Shaenon K. Garrity
Carol and I were librarians at an infinite library where roughly 72% of books are Moby-Dick. Our library contains, within in its stacks, every edition of Moby-Dick that ever has been or will be or could be published. So does the main Library, of course, but at our branch the probability of coming across one of them is much higher.

The main Library, as I'm sure many of you know, is a sphere of infinite diameter packed with small, dimly lit hexagonal book-lined cells. Our branch in Dublin is a converted firehouse. Was. No, is. Inside is an endless labyrinth of whitewashed cinderblock rooms with all-weather carpeting and fluorescent lights. It has a faint smell of cat pee. We do not keep cats, out of consideration to our patrons with allergies or phobias; unfortunately, we suspect that a fractional but infinite number of the people squatting in the Branch Library stacks do.
from instapaper
20 days ago
Inkbok — Read unlimited books, articles, short stories, poetry, and more anytime, anywhere.
Inkbok is a subscription based digital library of published and self-published material. Our collection includes books, journalism, articles, academic papers, essays, poems, short stories and more.

Inkbok offers two membership plans for readers: (1) Free Membership (2) Unlimited Access Membership. Free members gain unlimited reading of Royalty-Free works and Unlimited Access members pay $4.95 per month and gain unlimited reading of all works.

Publishers and authors can upload their written material to Inkbok for free and gain royalties whenever their work is read. Inkbok utilizes a unique royalty model where publishers/authors share in the Total Gross Revenue from the website.
services  selfpublishing 
20 days ago
YANSS Podcast 019 – Placebo sleep and other new discoveries in placebo research « You Are Not So Smart
YANSS Podcast 019 – Placebo sleep and other new discoveries in placebo research by David McRaney via You Are Not So Smart -- -- http://ift.tt/1pTWaW5
IFTTT  NewsBlur 
20 days ago
How to Read a Book a Week — General Writing: Idea, Thinking, Opinion — Medium
It feels awesome. It gives you an amazing amount of ideas. It helps you think more thoroughly. It’s better than TV and even the internet. It makes you understand the world more. It is a building block towards a habit of completion. Did I mention it feels awesome?
reading  productivity  прокниги 
20 days ago
How to Put Your Mind to Sleep  — ooomf labs — Medium
Sleep is a process. It doesn’t just happen the moment you get into bed. The body is preparing itself for sleep all day. It actually helped me to think of sleep something ongoing as opposed to something that was just supposed to happen. It took some of the pressure off of me. My body was actually made to do this. Trusting and listening to my body’s natural process really helped me find a better way to fall asleep.
sleep  tips  lifehacks 
20 days ago
One simple trick to achieve a better outlook on life — General Writing: Idea, Thinking, Opinion — Medium
The Three Good Things strategy is simple but mentally effective and incredibly invigorating. After you have completed your list, scan the page and briefly analyze what you’ve written down. Notice that you are doing great things each day. It does not matter how menial or benign each “thing” is, the purpose is to increase your belief and gratitude in life as it is, right now.

Try it. Now.
lifehacks  tips  psychology 
20 days ago
Screw stigma. I’m coming out. — General Writing: Idea, Thinking, Opinion — Medium
I’ve kept it to myself for years, but now I believe the only way to fight the stigma of mental illness is to talk about my own.
psychology  depression 
20 days ago
So you want to manage a product? — Product Management — Medium
Being a product manager is not about getting wrapped up in the fact that you have “manager” in your title. Sure, you get to call the shots. But you also get to be accountable for every up and down of your product. If a user doesn’t understand your product, that’s on you, not Marketing. If your product comes at the wrong time, that’s on you, not Strategy. If a user can’t find the button, that’s on you, not Design.
20 days ago
The Happiness Folder — General Writing: Idea, Thinking, Opinion — Medium
As I was watching that interview, I toyed with the idea of rehearsing memories myself. Shortly after, I started bookmarking encouraging chats or emails, or just writing down really happy or exciting moments. Some include the day I started a new job, good times with friends, interviewing someone I really admired, going on a really fun date, collaborating with one of my heroes. I also keep screenshots of amusing images, and quotes or passages of text that I’ve found particularly practical or meaningful.

I call this “The Happiness Folder.”
memory  cogpsy  psychology  lifehacks 
20 days ago
Stock photos that don’t suck — Design / UX — Medium
Finding great stock photos is a pain. You’re left with either low-res amateur photos, people wearing cheesy headsets, or photos that are out of budget for the project you’re working on. Below is an ongoing list (so bookmark it) of the best stock photo sites I’ve come across.
photography  stock  free 
20 days ago
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