Ethics for Design
12 designers and researchers from 8 European cities discuss the impact, sometimes harmful, of design on our societies and the paths to follow for designers to work for the good of all and not just a few.
design  documentary  ethics 
5 days ago
A JavaScript API for drawing unconventional text effects on the web.
development  javascript  webdev  animation  design 
5 days ago
A set of free premium SVG icons for you to use on your digital products.
design  webdesign  icons  svg 
8 weeks ago
[Video] Sarah Drasner - SVG can do that?!
SVGs, with their potential for high-quality and performant graphics, have myriad uses on the web. By now, a lot of developers are aware of their practical uses, such as small and accessible icons, or illustrations. In this session, though, Sarah will go beyond typical use cases. She’ll cover a few practical things like styling SVG icons like typography, and then dive into the creative wilds of this graphic format built with math.
webdev  svg  webdesign 
8 weeks ago
Heroicons are a unique set of icons for your marketing website that make it easy to customize with CSS to better align to your brand.
webdesign  icons  svg  design 
8 weeks ago
What is Tailwind? - Tailwind CSS
Tailwind is a utility-first CSS framework for rapidly building custom user interfaces.
css  framework  webdev 
8 weeks ago
Prometheus - Monitoring system & time series database
Power your metrics and alerting with a leading
open-source monitoring solution.
opensource  monitoring  metrics  webdev  development 
8 weeks ago
Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post
Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression.
economics  housing  politics  millennials  jobs  capitalism 
8 weeks ago
Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear
when Silicon Valley tries to imagine superintelligence, what it comes up with is no-holds-barred capitalism.
ai  superintelligence  siliconvalley  capitalism 
9 weeks ago
tylertreat/comcast: Simulating shitty network connections so you can build better systems.
Testing distributed systems under hard failures like network partitions and instance termination is critical, but it's also important we test them under less catastrophic conditions because this is what they most often experience. Comcast is a tool designed to simulate common network problems like latency, bandwidth restrictions, and dropped/reordered/corrupted packets.

It works by wrapping up some system tools in a portable(ish) way. On BSD-derived systems such as OSX, we use tools like ipfw and pfctl to inject failure. On Linux, we use iptables and tc. Comcast is merely a thin wrapper around these controls. Windows support may be possible with wipfw or even the native network stack, but this has not yet been implemented in Comcast and may be at a later date.
webdev  performance  testing  network  tools 
10 weeks ago
Unsupervised Image-to-Image Translation Networks | Research
Unsupervised image-to-image translation aims at learning a joint distribution of images in different domains by using images from the marginal distributions in individual domains. Since there exists an infinite set of joint distributions that can arrive the given marginal distributions, one could infer nothing about the joint distribution from the marginal distributions without additional assumptions. To address the problem, we make a shared-latent space assumption and propose an unsupervised image-to-image translation framework based on Coupled GANs. We compare the proposed framework with competing approaches and present high quality image translation results on various challenging unsupervised image translation tasks, including street scene image translation, animal image translation, and face image translation. We also apply the proposed framework to domain adaptation and achieve state-of-the-art performance on benchmark datasets.
ai  machinelearning  computervision 
11 weeks ago
Around the 🌎 with Unicode
Unicode is really exciting, because it lets software handle two things:

Emoji. 🎉
All written human language1.

The first point is obviously the most important, but the second is also pretty interesting. It turns out that cultures and languages are complicated, which means writing systems are complicated, which means that the Unicode standard is also complicated. It also turns out that character encoding standards aren’t value-neutral. This blog post is a very informal survey of some cool, interesting and surprising things about Unicode.
11 weeks ago
Facial Recognition for Porn Stars Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen - Motherboard
Pornhub announced that it is using machine learning and facial recognition to detect over 10,000 porn stars across the site in a bid to make searching for your favorite star or fetish more efficient. So far, it's scanned 50,000 videos in the last month of beta testing, and Pornhub plans to scan all five million videos currently hosted on the site by early next year. Eventually—with the help of users, who will upvote and downvote the AI's guesses—the company says it'll get to the point where the computer vision can discern hair color, sex position, and fetish.
ai  deeplearning  porn  facialrecognition  machinelearning 
11 weeks ago
Using deep learning and Google Street View to estimate the demographic makeup of neighborhoods across the United States
We show that socioeconomic attributes such as income, race, education, and voting patterns can be inferred from cars detected in Google Street View images using deep learning. Our model works by discovering associations between cars and people. For example, if the number of sedans in a city is higher than the number of pickup trucks, that city is likely to vote for a Democrat in the next presidential election (88% chance); if not, then the city is likely to vote for a Republican (82% chance).
ai  deeplearning  googlemaps  wealth  machinelearning 
11 weeks ago
I18n with React and i18next ←
More and more apps are being designed for the global market which means your app will need to work for an audience using various languages and dialects. React does not have internationalization (i18n) built-in, but it is not hard to internationalize an app, especially with the help from i18next.
i18n  webdevelopment  react  webdev 
november 2017
A New Way to Handle Events in React
“Property Initializer Syntax” sounds more fancy than it really is. In this bite-sized tutorial see how this alternative way of writing event handlers will help eliminate boilerplate in your constructor and also defend against frivolous memory usage in your renders.
javascript  development  react  webdev 
september 2017
A framework for building Mobile cross-platform UIs
webdev  vue-js  javascript  mobiledevelopment  cross-platform 
september 2017
Paradox of tolerance - Wikipedia
The paradox of tolerance, first described by Karl Popper in 1945, is a decision theory paradox. The paradox states that if a society is tolerant without limit, their ability to be tolerant will eventually be seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Popper came to the seemingly paradoxical conclusion that in order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance.
diversity  philosophy 
august 2017
zenoamaro/react-quill: A Quill component for React.
A Quill (a WYSIWYG editor for the modern web) component for React.
react  wysiwyg  webdev  library 
august 2017
Pa11y is your automated accessibility testing pal. It runs HTML CodeSniffer from the command line for programmatic accessibility reporting.
webdev  accessibility  tools  a11y 
july 2017
Blazing-fast static site generator for React
staticsite  static  react  javascript  blog 
july 2017
Video: Türsteher zur Hölle - ttt – titel, thesen, temperamente - ARD | Das Erste
Im Auftrag der EU holen Milizen mit aufgerüsteten Küstenkontrollbooten Flüchtlinge aus Schlepperbooten und zwingen sie zurück in libysche Lager. Michael Obert war Augenzeuge des Dilemmas, in dem die europäische Interessenspolitik steckt.
politics  libya  refugees  migration  europe 
july 2017
Dat is the distributed data sharing tool. Use the desktop app, command line tool, and javascript library.
p2p  bigdata  sharing  filesharing 
july 2017
Sound Kit for Prototypes | Facebook Design
A collection of interaction sounds for prototypes.
prototyping  sound  audio 
july 2017
vx | visualization components
vx is collection of reusable low-level visualization components. vx combines the power of d3 to generate your visualization with the benefits of react for updating the DOM.
react  d3  webdev  webdevelopment  visualization  chart 
june 2017
Wiki.js | A modern open-source Wiki software
An open source, modern and powerful wiki app
built on Node.js, Git and Markdown.
markdown  wiki  writing  cms 
may 2017
Wayback Machine Downloader | Downloader
Download the source code and assets from Wayback Machine
wayback  internet  tools 
april 2017
Croppie - a simple javascript image cropper - Foliotek
Croppie is a fast, easy to use image cropping plugin with tons of configuration options!
javascript  library  images  webdev  development 
march 2017
Parsers turn strings of characters into meaningful data structures (like a JSON object!). nearley is a fast, feature-rich, and modern parser toolkit for JavaScript.
development  webdev  javascript  parser  tokenizer 
march 2017
What is Gender and Why Does it Matter to Emoji?
What is Gender and Why Does it Matter to Emoji?
emoji  gender  unicode 
march 2017
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