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[App of the Week] Download Books for Free From Your Local Library
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Libby
Libby, by OverDrive, is the ultimate library eBook app that lets you borrow thousands of eBooks and audiobooks from your local library for free. ​
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/libby-by-overdrive/id1076402606?mt=8
**  Upon  opening  the  app  for  the  first  time_  Libby  will  ask  if  you  have  a  library  card.  not_  you  will  be  pointed  to  a  helpful  GPS  map  letting  you  know  where  the  closest  location  is.  so_  just  select  your  local  branch  and  enter  your  card  number  to  get  started. 
14 days ago by matzner
This is What Post-digital Print Should Look Like | | Eye on Design
“People have figured out what digital is good for and what print is good for,” he says. “In a way, books have to justify their own existence these days, and so they need to have an object quality that digital just doesn’t have—can’t have. In contrast to digital, the other thing I find to be pretty satisfying about a book is that it has to be done at a certain point, especially in this era of things constantly being flexible, or changeable, or evolving.”
book  design  graphic.art  physical  **  postdigital  art 
16 days ago by gpe
Building a Python package, and a docker image via Pipenv
If you follow the very prolific Kenneth Reitz, you might have already started using pipenv, the Python Dev Workflow for Humans. If you don’t, give it a try, as it hides away many of the issues of…
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20 days ago by pokerone
[App of the Week] Get Your Moment of Zen With This Meditation App
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Headspace
Headspace is a helpful, encouraging reminder that sometimes you just need to relax and compose yourself.​​ It is a great onboarding to daily meditation.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/headspace-meditation/id493145008?mt=8
**  Headspace  only  requires  10-15  minutes  of  your  day.  Each  course  is  led  by  co-founder  Andy  Puddicombe_  who  talks  you  through  short  session_  allowing  you  to  close  your  eyes  and  focus  on  his  instructions. 
21 days ago by matzner
The Saul Bass-Approved Method of Credibility-Based Logo Design
How does a graphic designer create a credibility-based logo?

Credibility-based logo design first requires a designer to symbolize the company business. Let's use for example Joe's Shoe Repair. This would be a shoe repair shop with a sign hanging on the store front with a "shoe" symbol.

The next step is to give the "shoe" symbol a design character in a way that characterizes Joe's Shoe Repair and how he operates. This non-verbally communicates the business character in a trustworthy design motif. There are an infinite variety ways Joe's trust can be communicated, but the trust chosen must represent how Joe operates in reality. Joe is very friendly and professional. Joe could show that he has modern shoe repair equipment and a high-end environment, which would require a contemporary and classy "shoe" design treatment.

But this is not Joe. In reality Joe does shoe repair the old, hand crafted way, which would be a dated or retro period design with friendly overtones. The objective is to make Joe look trustworthy with traits that define the most descriptive nature of Joe's shoe repair shop which in this example is "experienced,” "professional," and "friendly."

A credibility based logo for Joe's Shoe Repair, the "design brief" would require the logo to communicate: expertise = "shoe repair" + trustworthy = "long time experience," "professional," and "friendly." This credibility trait logo description would produce a logo design of a shoe with dated and retro friendly overtones. It must be simple and have high impact as a sign on Joe's shop. This is a credibility-based logo design.

This approach also demonstrates that if a logo design can be described verbally after it is designed as so many graphic designers and company businesses do, it can also be described before it is designed.
design  logo  **  howto 
23 days ago by gpe
Study Hall
Oddball colors and aesthetic.
webdesign  design  inspiration  ** 
24 days ago by gpe
André Mora
Simple website design using Turnip.
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25 days ago by gpe
[App of the Week] Skip Songs Without Skipping a Beat With This Playlist App
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Serato Pyro
Serato Pyro is your personal playlist DJ - From smooth song transitions to intelligent suggestions, this app can help keep your music vibes going strong.​

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/serato-pyro-automatically-mix-your-music/id1024770866?mt=8
**  Developed  by  Serato_  a  music  production  software  company  and  innovator  of  digital  DJing_  the  app  works  with  your  Spotify  or  iTunes  account  to  make  your  playlists  sound  like  DJ  sets. 
28 days ago by matzner
[App of the Week] This Dog Walking App Will Change Your Pet’s Life
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Wag!
Wag! will teach you how to take care of your dream pup, and let you hire reliable walkers to do it while you’re at work. ​

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wag-instant-dog-walkers/id940734609?platform=iphone&preserveScrollPosition=true&platform=iphone#platform/iphone&platform=iphone
**  For  dog  owners  in  need  of  a  walker_  Wag!  has  an  on-demand  walker  service  where  you  can  have  a  walker  at  your  door  in  15  minutes  or  less.  just  schedule  walks  ahead  of  time    whatever  floats  your  boat. 
5 weeks ago by matzner
The Refusal to Make Things Easy for Anyone | Online Only | n+1
For an age where more people are porn-literate than literature-literate, the nerdy Roth may prove to be his most transgressive persona in posterity, although there’s another candidate for the role. As all the tributes pour in and multiply in thousands of bytes on our screens, there’s another thing that no one has really mentioned: his political astuteness. His satirical Nixon speech, where the president refuses to step down if impeached, published in the New York Review of Books in June of 1973, makes for chilling reading for anyone still anticipating Trump’s eventual removal from office. The hatred of small-mindedness, of base opportunism, of attempts to restrict, segregate, or control is there throughout the work, but anyone who doubts his political imagination should read I Married a Communist for its sympathetic evocation of working-class Newark and Gary, Indiana, of labor organizers and Communist-inspired actors, and for its sharp portrayal of the gossip and innuendo traders who abetted McCarthyism and the smear campaigns of Trump’s professor of the dark arts, Roy Cohn. Or there are the chilling portraits of the West Bank Settler, Mordecai Lippmann, in The Counterlife and the Mossad agent Smilesburger in Operation Shylock, which trace a different perversion of the Jews with as much depth, insight, and hard judgment as any vigorous opponent of the Occupation might wish to have composed.
And then there’s the question of health care and bodily frailty, which is pretty much a constant theme in the novels. Although not a political issue when Roth first started subjecting his alter-egos to prostate tumors, neck and back pain, or heart problems, reading these novels now is to get a snapshot of a world in which the clinic is an institution that works to uphold people’s dignity when they’re at their most undignified, an element of civic grandeur even attaches to it. As much as he hated and feared illness and death, Roth at least understood and, to a certain extent, believed in medicine as a sustaining institution and possibly the only professional locus of human compassion.
Or there’s The Plot Against America which, although superficially a counterfactual historical novel about what might have happened had a Lindbergh style anti-Semite and outright Nazi sympathizer won the presidency in 1938, captures the transformation of the United States from a Republic of Hope to the post–September 11 Republic of Fear that we still inhabit.
**  review  literature  criticism  history  roth 
5 weeks ago by gpe
Send Me the Thorns - Xela - Inception (2010)
The reason Arthur wears high collared shirts is because there's a black leather collar underneath that shows he belongs to Eames.
length:<5k  rated.t  host:ao3  author:Xela  fandom:inception  pairing:arthur/eames  genre:slice.of.life  kink:collars  kink:d/s  trope:humor  ** 
5 weeks ago by LadyLame
Ind.ie — Ethical Design Manifesto
Technology that respects human effort is functional, convenient, and reliable.

It is thoughtful and accommodating; not arrogant or demanding. It understands that you might be distracted or differently-abled. It respects the limited time you have on this planet.
design  technology  **  accessibility  manifesto  webdesign 
5 weeks ago by gpe
i thought of you and where you'd gone - gyzym - Inception (2010)
Their eyes meet in the reflection of the frosted-over freezer glass, another layer of distance to be splayed haphazardly across the oceans and mountains and countries they keep building between them, and Eames is smiling at him.
rated.t  length:<5k  host:ao3  author:gyzym  fandom:inception  pairing:arthur/eames  genre:romance  genre:angst  trope:breakup  trope:happyending  genre:feels  ** 
5 weeks ago by LadyLame

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