Introducing Pop, the animation engine behind Paper
Pop is an extensible animation engine for iOS and OS X. In addition to basic static animations, it supports spring and decay dynamic animations, making it useful for building realistic, physics-based interactions. The API allows quick integration with existing Objective-C codebases and enables the animation of any property on any object. It's a mature and well-tested framework that drives all the animations and transitions in Paper.
animation  ios  origami 
11 hours ago
Rebound - spring dynamics for Android
Rebound is a java library that models spring dynamics. Rebound spring models can be used to create animations that feel natural by introducing real world physics to your application.

Rebound is not a general purpose physics library; however, spring dynamics can be used to drive a wide variety of animations. The simplicity of Rebound makes it easy to integrate and use as a building block for creating more complex components like pagers, toggles, and scrollers.

Rebound uses the same spring constants as Origami making it easy to convert Origami interaction mockups directly into your Android application.
animation  android  origami 
11 hours ago
Good Country Index - Business Insider
Ireland Contributes The Most Good To Humanity
For the size of its economy and a combined score in all seven categories, Ireland out ranks 124 other nations in contributing the most good to the global community.

Europe Contributes The Most Good To Humanity
Finland comes in 2nd place overall.
An overwhelming majority of the top 30 nations listed on the index are European, making this region the most significant 'cluster of goodness' in the world, according to the report. Nine European countries hold a position in the top 10 spots.

Russian ranks 95th overall, on par with nations like Honduras, Kuwait, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2015  research 
What is Kindlebox?
Kindlebox is an easy way to transfer books to your Kindle using a Dropbox folder.
kindle  dropbox  ebooks 
2 days ago
Paperwork by twostairs
Paperwork - OpenSource note-taking & archiving alternative to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote & Google Keep
evernote  notetaking  opensource 
5 days ago
Beating the retina display bloat – Jeffrey Sambells
TL:DR The iPad retina display is going to cause bloat in app sizes beyond the 20MB 50MB 3G download limit. Instead use vector images to render assets on-the-fly as shown in this GIST and this example Xcode project.
development  ios  design 
9 days ago
A visualization catalogue
Good examples are always useful. Here is a collection of examples within information visualization, selected to cover a broad spectrum of possible approaches and packaged as 12 x 10 cm cards in a box.
10 days ago
Generate App Store images for all iPhone sizes from Sketch

With the new iPhones, it's now a huge pain to create screenshots for iTunes Connect. This tool was created to save you a ton of time.
ios  sketch 
11 days ago
datedropper - jQuery Dates Plugin
javascript  jquery  ui 
12 days ago
Crowdfunding Journalism — Beacon
Crowdfund the stories you want to tell.
Turn your readers into paid subscribers.
crowdfunding  services  journalism  1000fans 
12 days ago
10 Things to Know about A/B Testing: MeasuringU
Whether you're new to A/B testing or a seasoned practitioner, here are 10 things you should know about this essential method for quantifying the user experience.
split-testing  statistics  uxd/research  marketing 
16 days ago
How to use Adblock Plus filter subscriptions to provide advertisement filtering to devices
This guide will help you setup advertisement filtering (similar to Adblock Plus) through your router. It is suggested to use in conjunction with a mobile device (such as an iOS or Android smartphone), as filtering a PC will cause performance loss due to hardware limitations on the router. This guide uses privoxy (a proxy server) to capture and filter traffic from mobile devices.
privoxy  adblock 
16 days ago
Stay Ahead: Adblock Plus and Privoxy | 1000heads: The Word of Mouth People
I’m going to talk about two popular tools people use to avoid ads, their implications for brands, and what we can do about them.
16 days ago
[SOLVED] my script to convert AdBlock Plus lists into Privoxy compatible filters
note: this script is based on this. all the actual conversion was done by him (all of the sed work between "# convert to privoxy compatible list" and the following "done" were ccp'd directly from the original script) , I just cleaned it up a bit and made it more friendly to edit and create filter lists

first, we need to create a list of AdBlock compatible filters and place them in the file we are going to parse later on. if you don't want to edit the script too much then make sure the
16 days ago
Evolution of the Product Manager - ACM Queue
Software practitioners know that product management is a key piece of software development. Product managers talk to users to help figure out what to build, define requirements, and write functional specifications. They work closely with engineers throughout the process of building software. They serve as a sounding board for ideas, help balance the schedule when technical challenges occur — and push back to executive teams when technical revisions are needed. Product managers are involved from before the first code is written, until after it goes out the door.
history  productmanagement 
17 days ago
Moving from WordPress to Jekyll | Tobias Ahlin
Heard of Jekyll? Jekyll transforms markdown files into static sites and blogs. You can say goodbye to databases and bloated blog engines, and blog from your favorite markdown editor.

I just moved from an old dusty version of WordPress to Jekyll, served by GitHub Pages.
17 days ago
guitar - When practicing on my instrument - which is more important - quantity or quality? - Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange
Wrong reps create wrong results. DO NOT play fast and wrong. Practice as slowly as you need to to avoid wrong notes. This is very important.

The reason that you need to practice in the first place is that you need to create muscle memory. If you tell your muscles to do the wrong thing they will remember to do the wrong thing. Every instance of sloppy, inaccurate, and ultimately dissatisfying performance in my personal experience (and I have plenty of those) comes from being in too much of a hurry to learn something, and so never playing slowly enough to be accurate.

I often ask my students how fast a piece should go. Generally the answers boil down to some version of "faster than I can play it". The answer to that question should always be "as fast as I play it"! It takes a certain talent to recognize that. (Of course, if you're playing with other people, the answer is "as fast as WE play it" but the principle is the same.)

In your case, your question really boils down to being anxious about whether you can learn to play it "full speed" in the time you have available to prepare. I can guarantee you that your fingers will remember every few notes that you miss, and faithfully reproduce them for you when you get to the point of performance. This is especially true when you get in extra reps of those few wrong notes by playing fast enough to not pay attention to them. Music is unforgiving that way.

So, if you want to make the best of the time you have, then take the time you need to get the notes right. Practice slowly enough to get the notes right, don't slow down in difficult spots and speed up in easier ones.

Also, never, ever (never ever) practice with the goal of just getting the notes right. There is music in every note no matter what tempo you're using. Your job as a musician is to find it (that means NOW, not once you get the notes). If you do not find it, the best you can create is empty virtuosity.  learning 
17 days ago
Choosy - A smarter default browser for Mac OS X
orget the default browser, Choosy opens links in the right browser. When you click on a link Choosy will do the right thing, whether that's something simple (like using whatever browser is already running) or something complex (like prompting you to pick a browser, but only when you hold down the shift key and click on a link to
tools  mac 
17 days ago
» 8 Non-Useless Interview Questions for Product Managers
Whether it ended in a job offer or a "no thanks", when is the last time you had a job interview for a Product Management role that you felt actually addressed your ability to do the job? Asking about past accomplishments doesn't separate out your role from the environment...
18 days ago
The Ultimate Guide to Product Manager Interview Questions
Product management interview questions. Product manager interviews include: product case, analytical, leadership, and most significant accomplishment interviews.
18 days ago Backup Bouncer
Hey there OS X user! Do you back up your files? Of course you do! (Right? Right???) But do your backups work? Really? Are you sure? Have you checked?

Backup Bouncer is here to help keep the ugly backup tools out of the club. It’s a command-line-based test suite that makes it easy to find out how bad (or good, if you’re lucky) your backup software is. It aims to be a comprehensive test for preservation of all OS X file metadata.
backup  osx  tools  mac 
18 days ago
Links are broken. These three alternatives have improved our readers’ reading experience. — De Correspondent — Medium
It’s all about focus, relevance and context.

“When we want to tell a story, we'd like you to take it in from start to end. There is a flow we would like you to follow. We introduce you into a topic, investigate our findings and come to some kind of conclusion. If we gave our readers too many options to leave the article before finishing it, we wouldn’t get to convey whatever it is we want to convey.

To enforce this principle, our editor, called Respondens, doesn't allow our authors to add common links to their stories. However, we offer them three alternatives: an info card, a side note and a featured link.”
webdesign  ia  ux  ui 
19 days ago | Icons for the web in 2014
Going for vector-based icons on the web is a no-brainer these days, but there are a few different ways you can implement them.
svg  webdev 
19 days ago
Inspirational Examples of UI Style Guides
In much the same way as we found wireframe sketching brand identities incredibly inspirational, web UI style guides have the same effect.
styleguide  ui  design 
4 weeks ago
UI Screen Shooter
UI Screen Shooter will take screen shots for your iOS app for the App Store automatically using UI Automation. This will produce the images needed in each localization, for each device, and in each screen of the app you need. This saves quite a bit of time since we need to generate screens for the 3.5", 4", 4.5", and 5.5" displays, and both iPhone and iPad if your app is universal--not to mention that you have to do this for every localization you support in the store.
screenshot  ios  development  tools 
4 weeks ago
16 Things | Andreessen Horowitz
We don’t invest in themes; we invest in special founders with breakthrough ideas. Which means we don’t make investments based on a pre-existing thesis about a category. That said, here are a few of the things we’ve been observing or thinking about; we’re especially grateful to our founders/companies, and the entrepreneurs we meet with everyday, for their insights here.
entrepreneurship  trends 
4 weeks ago
Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb -
AS much as we love our digital devices, many of us have an uneasy sense that they are destroying our attention spans. We skitter from app to app, seldom…
from instapaper
4 weeks ago
Alternote — note-taking app for Mac. Alternative Evernote client for Mac
Alternote is a note-taking app for Mac OS X. Alternote is an alternative Evernote client for Mac. Alternote has wonderful interface and is extremely fast.
evernote  software  mac  tools 
4 weeks ago 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime: Books
Online shopping for 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime from a great selection at Books Store.
reading  books 
4 weeks ago
Of Mice And Men | 99% Invisible
“Not satisfied merely pointing and clicking, Engelbart imagined that his mouse would be used in combination with a keyset to execute all kinds of commands that today are difficult to imagine doing without a keyboard.

Take word processing, for instance. The five-button keyset could produce all 26 letters by memorizing combinations of these keys used together. Learning to type would take a lot of practice, but Engelbart believed that with lots of repetition, the muscle memory would take over.”
DougEngelbart  interface  ui  history 
5 weeks ago
Укротители протеста: как «Антимайдан» будет бороться с оппозицией :: Политика :: РосБизнесКонсалтинг
Уже сейчас в движение вступили около тысячи человек, рассказал РБК сенатор и зампредседателя «Боевого братства» Дмитрий Саблин. По его словам, в «Антимайдане» рассчитывают довести численность минимум до 10 тыс. человек, поскольку «заявки организаторам приходят в больших количествах». Руководить движением будет штаб во главе с сопредседателями, а также исполком.
Russia  2015 
5 weeks ago
The Truth About Your Smile | The Hairpin
I had braces for seven years of my life—a clumsy mix of palate expanders, headgear, and invasive lip-bumpers that bulked my skinny face at a time when I was already awkward enough without them. I was one of those middle-schoolers whose parents forced orthodontics on them when they were too young to realize what a great investment it was in their future. Instead, I adopted a coping mechanism of smiling with my mouth closed, a practice subsumed by a general feeling that I would forever be ashamed of my smile. What I didn’t realize then was that my teeth were…
5 weeks ago
Гид The Village. Как начать разбираться в классической музыке
Любое классическое произведение, вероятно, потребует от вас большего внимания, нежели обычная современная песня. Не переживайте, если с первого раза оно покажется вам сложным и непонятным. После пяти-семи прослушиваний вы начнёте чувствовать его внутреннюю логику, узнавать определённые моменты и выхватывать темы, сменяющие одна другую. Продолжайте слушать — дома, по дороге на работу и в лифте — и постепенно произведение, которое на первый взгляд казалось вам «неподъёмным», станет вам близким и понятным. Для тех, кто хотел начать слушать классику, но не знал с чего начать, The Village выбрал несколько эффективных методик.
music  education  from instapaper
5 weeks ago
Construct the web out of stackable containers.
A web page is a stack of autonomous containers.

Content on the web page is enclosed in these containers. Every container has a full-layout width. It can be further structured internally, but is self-sufficient. That is, a container’s content and interactions aren’t affected by previous or following containers.
Containers of one stack may be loaded from origins anywhere on the web.

Every container has a public URL = origin. A page is defined merely by a list of those origins. From there, containers are loaded into the page. The container's author maintains the original. The authors of the stack and of the container may be different.
ia  webdesign 
6 weeks ago
No Action Figures Please - Boing Boing
A dramatic reading of a memo sent from Scott Dadich to all WIRED employees in San Francisco
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6 weeks ago
Sleep as a Competitive Advantage -
Too many of us live by the myth that one less hour of sleep gives us one more hour of productivity, Tony Schwartz writes in the Life@Work column. In reality, lost sleep not only leaves us more fatigued, but also takes a toll on our cognitive capacity.
sleep  cogpsy 
6 weeks ago
5 Comics You Should Be Reading Right Now | WIRED
* Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
* The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Marvel)
* Rumble (Image Comics)
* Back —
* Bitch Planet (Image Comics)
6 weeks ago
Explain the events of Star Wars Episodes 4-6 like you are a heavily biased Imperial history textbook — bhamv comments
“To resolve these niggling issues, the Emperor adopted a two-pronged strategy. Firstly, he dissolved the Imperial Senate, which meant that the inefficiency of bureaucracy could be replaced by a more streamlined decisioning process, thus greatly accelerating the pace of governance and legislation. Secondly, the Emperor ordered the construction of a space station known as the Peace Moon.”
propaganda  history 
6 weeks ago
Студентам ВШЭ прочитали лекции о заряженной воде и лечении холодной плазмой
Высшая школа экономики пригласила лжеученых прочитать лекции студентам Московского института электроники и математики. Как рассказал на своей странице «ВКонтакте» студент МИЭМа Виталий Буланенков, руководство позвало выступить создателя теории «волнового генома» Сергея Гаряева и Валерия Слесарева, который является первооткрывателем «явления аквакоммуникации». Лекцию Гаряева отменили по требованию студентов; выступление Слесарева состоялось 13 января, рассказал Буланенков «Медузе».
6 weeks ago
To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This -
More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in…
from instapaper
6 weeks ago
«Правило 90 секунд» :: Частный Корреспондент
Авиакомпания British Airways открыла обновленные короткие курсы по выживанию в катастрофах, которые могут пригодиться тем, кому приходится часто летать. За полдня и 135 фунтов стерлингов (около 220 долларов) пассажиров обучают особым техникам и навыкам, о которых не рассказывают перед полетом.
9 weeks ago
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