you absolute coat hanger | MetaFilter
Turns out you can make nearly any object into a good insult if you put 'you absolute' in front of it.
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
43 minutes ago
BeeJewelled - Buy natural gemstone hand made jewellery & save the bees
I make natural gemstone necklaces, bracelets, earrings and other jewellery by hand and save the bees. 10% of each sale goes to bee conservation.
jewellery  independent  shopping  tobuy 
12 hours ago
What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Data Visualization
"Games can provide a useful metaphor for how to deal with some of the challenges of making effective data visualization products. But to understand how game concepts can improve data visualization, we need to better understand the structure of games and identify those kinds of games which most relate to the exploratory data visualization experience."
design  games  visualisation  data  designthinking  gaming 
17 hours ago
Storytelling in Dashboards
"Commonly we reduce these two modes into:
Explanatory = has a story e.g. scrollytelling
Exploratory = doesn't have a story e.g. dashboards

I want to reframe this analogy. When done well, exploratory data visualizations do have a story. It's a choose your own adventure story, a branching narrative."
dashboard  data  storytelling  visualisation 
17 hours ago
The Fast and Slow of Design
"Working fast is alluring for every board-room executive. Especially if, over the course of months, speed (and failure) results in faster product releases, more revenue, bigger and faster growth. Capitalism, right? However, I'm of the opinion that speed – and those arbitrary deadlines – create an unhealthy balance that can eventually lead to the demise of the company. Moving fast and breaking things tends to be at the expense of paying attention to slower, subtle, more stable, 'boring' aspects of a system.

So what happens when we focus on the entire system? How can we create sustainable, balanced design systems that serve our companies and products for the long term?"
designsystems  designthinking  business  change 
17 hours ago
Color: From Hexcodes to Eyeballs
"Why do we perceive background-color: #9B51E0 as this particular purple?"

An in-depth exploration of colour.
physics  reference  science  colour 
19 hours ago
Just Barely Good Enough Models and Documents: An Agile Best Practice
"For some reason people think that JBGE implies that the artifact isn't very good, when in fact nothing could be further from the truth. When you stop and think about it, if an artifact is JBGE then by definition it is at the most effective point that it could possibly be at."
agile  documentation  process  projectmanagement  business 
GraphQL: A query language for APIs.
GraphQL provides a complete description of the data in your API, gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more, makes it easier to evolve APIs over time, and enables powerful developer tools.
graphql  data  programming  restful  api 
Learn to Code for Free – Grasshopper
Grasshopper is the coding app for beginners. With fun, quick lessons on your phone, the app teaches adult learners to write real JavaScript.
education  coding  programming  javascript  android  ios 
3 days ago
HTTP Security Scanner
Useful tools to analyse your server security headers.
http  https  devops  webdevelopment  security 
3 days ago
Untold AI: Tone over time
"When we begin to look at AI stories over time, as we did in the prior post and will continue in this one, one of the basic changes we can track is how the stories seem to want us to feel about AI, or their tone. Are they more positive about AI, more negative, or neutral/balanced?"
scifi  artificialintelligence  critique  analysis  writing  cinema  film 
3 days ago
6 Reasons Why JavaScript’s Async/Await Blows Promises Away (Tutorial)
In case you missed it, Node now supports async/await out of the box since version 7.6. If you haven’t tried it yet, here are a bunch of reasons with examples why you should adopt it immediately and…
javascript  async  await  promises  nodejs  programming  es6 
4 days ago
Editorial Design and CSS Grid: Inspiration and examples
"With CSS Grid we can design web design inspired by magazines and other editorial design works. We made a practical example on how to pass a design from a magazine to the web."
css  grid  webdesign 
4 days ago
1911 - A Trip Through New York City (speed corrected w/ added sound) - YouTube
Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
4 days ago
Map: A tour of the Great Quake of 1906
Step back 112 years to the day and to San Francisco's darkest hour.
history  usa  sanfrancisco  disaster  earthquake  visualisation  photography 
4 days ago
Heroku Design
Internal CSS and Icon library from Heroku
css  webdesign  designsystems  styleguide  patternlibrary 
4 days ago
BBC Sound Effects
16,016 sound effects and field recordings from the BBC Archive available to listen/download, licensed for personal, educational or research purposes
archive  audio  bbc  library  sound 
5 days ago
Self hosted email newsletter app
email  marketing  nodejs  opensource 
5 days ago
Threaded open source chat system
chat  collaboration  markdown  slack  opensource 
5 days ago
Facilitating Awesome Meetings
"Meeting facilitation is a critical leadership skill that’s often overlooked. Excellent meeting facilitation means that the attendees know why they’re there, they get equal participation time, and your meeting’s goal or deliverable is achieved in a timely and productive way."
meeting  productivity  business  efficiency 
5 days ago
Tesla Model 3 production aims for 6,000 units per week in June after upgrade in May – ~5,000 with margin of error, says Elon Musk
In an email to employees today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained that the reason for the Model 3 production shutdown in Fremont and Gigafactory 1 is to prepare to increase production.  Substantialy.
management  tesla  email  business  efficiency 
6 days ago
The 20 Minute Business Plan: Business Model Canvas Made Easy
Save time, improve discussions, think more deeply about the business- what's not to like about the Canvas? This tutorial walks through it in 10 steps.
business  businessmodel  businessmodelcanvas 
6 days ago
Guy Kawasaki - The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch
A pitch and presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.
startup  funding  investment  pitch  business  presentation 
6 days ago
A comprehensive guide to design systems
By utilizing a collection of repeatable components and a set of standards guiding the use of those components, companies are changing the pace of creation and innovation within their teams.
designsystems  patternlibrary  styleguide  webdesign  webdevelopment  appdesign  appdevelopment 
6 days ago
Your guide to design systems from the world’s leading brands
A look at some of the best public design systems out there—from Atlassian, Shopify, Airbnb, and more.
branding  designsystems  webdesign  webdevelopment  appdesign  appdevelopment  patternlibrary  styleguide 
6 days ago
Designs composed from collections of things.
art  design  inspiration 
6 days ago
Best Practices With CSS Grid Layout
"In some ways, we are all still so new to CSS Grid Layout. A lot of folks keep asking about best practices that are available out there. Rachel Andrew ran a survey and shares the results as well as her thoughts in this article."
css  grid  webdesign  webdevelopment  bestpractice 
7 days ago
Mapping a technology ecosystem
"In this post I’m going to be looking at capturing a view of the technology that we have in play, why this can be important, and how we can do it."
business  process  mapping 
7 days ago
Conversion Funnels
"See how visitors are really using your website, collect user feedback and turn more visitors into customers."
analytics  tools  feedback  webdevelopment 
7 days ago
A Basic Lack of Understanding
How does artificial intelligence actually work, and what are its limitations?
artificialintelligence  machinelearning  programming  science  humanity  society 
7 days ago
Letting neural networks be weird
"Machine learning algorithms are not like other computer programs. In the usual sort of programming, a human programmer tells the computer exactly what to do. In machine learning, the human programmer merely gives the algorithm the problem to be solved, and through trial-and-error the algorithm has to figure out how to solve it.


But it doesn’t always work well. Sometimes the programmer will think the algorithm is doing really well, only to look closer and discover it’s solved an entirely different problem from the one the programmer intended."
machinelearning  artificialintelligence  bugs  learning 
7 days ago
React Starter Kit
Learn React with our free 5-part video course with interactive code examples
video  code  javascript  reactjs  tutorial  webdevelopment  learning 
7 days ago
Abonnez-vous pour réussir toutes vos missions. Vidéo précédente : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGKuDhaBDfU ► Cliquez ici pour partager sur facebook : http://tinyurl.com/Chat-Mission-impossible ► Ma page : http://www.facebook.com/faireset ► Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/faireset Partagez cette vidéo AVEC LE MONDE ENTIER !!! Share this video WITH THE WHOLE WORLD!!! Merci à TheCOCOandLEON pour la vidéo d'origine : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WJmxi3vYRU Merci à Patrick Bouchitey, Mozinor et klaatu42 pour l'inspiration ;) générique de fin "Lenny" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETBBotRSrc8 Sur Parole de chat vous trouverez des vidéos de chats... qui parlent ! Un chat qui parle, des chats qui miaulent. Donc chat drôle, chat ninja et chats jedi ! Mais aussi chat qui miaule, qui chante et parfois dit des gros mots ;) Il y a aussi chien, écureuil, araignée, hiboux, furet, lapin, cheval, chouette, chaton mignon, cochon d'inde, raton laveur, un animal, des animaux, un mot clé, des mots clos. Bisous.
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
8 days ago
Reconsidering the Hardware Kindle Interface – Craig Mod – Medium
"A few simple suggestions to make the hardware Kindle less complicated, a little more intuitive"
userexperience  design  kindle  amazon  device  from twitter_favs
11 days ago
In-depth Data Pipeline Detail
Mozilla documentation on their telemetry pipeline.
bigdata  data  analytics  mozilla 
11 days ago
Bundlephobia helps you find the performance impact of adding a npm package to your front-end bundle
javascript  nodejs  npm  performance 
11 days ago
In Search of Photographic Treasure: Alfred G. Buckham
Alfred Buckham took to the skies to rediscover the world of childhood. His was an imagination formed in the nursery, so suffused with enchantment are his images.
art  photographer  photography  history 
12 days ago
RESTful API Designing guidelines — The best practices
"The API is an interface, through which many developers interact with the data. A good designed API is always very easy to use and makes the developer’s life very smooth. API is the GUI for developers, if it is confusing or not verbose, then the developer will start finding the alternatives or stop using it."
api  restful  interface  programming 
13 days ago
Arroz Con Pollo
Classic dish of Spain and Latin America, this arroz con pollo recipe is browned chicken cooked with rice, onions, garlic, and tomatoes.
recipe  southamaerica  latinamerica  chicken  rice  onion  garlic  tomato 
13 days ago
Database Flow
"Database Flow is an open source self-hosted SQL client, GraphQL server, and charting application that works with your database. Visualize schemas, query plans, charts, and results. You can run Database Flow locally for your own use, or install to a shared server for the whole team."
database  tool  devops  mysql  postgresql  sqlite 
13 days ago
Text System Mastery with Shared Styles
Creating an accessible and harmonious typography system 2 separate typefaces using Sketch's text style manager.
sketchapp  webdesign  appdesign  design  typography 
13 days ago
How healthy is the Internet? 2018
Mozilla's Internet Health Report is about the human experience of the Internet.
mozilla  research  data  internet  worldwideweb 
13 days ago
Tour of the Moon in 4K - YouTube
Take a virtual tour of the Moon in all-new 4K resolution, thanks to data provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. As the visualization moves around the near side, far side, north and south poles, we highlight interesting features, sites, and information gathered on the lunar terrain. Music Provided By Killer Tracks: "Never Looking Back" - Frederick Wiedmann. "Flying over Turmoil" - Benjamin Krause & Scott Goodman. This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4619 Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/David Ladd If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/NASAExplorer Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard · Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/ · Instagram http://www.instagram.com/nasagoddard/ · Google+ http://plus.google.com/+NASAGoddard/posts
IFTTT  YouTube  video 
13 days ago
Viz Palette
"Born out of a frustration with picking colors for data visualizations. This project is optimized for tweaking, copying, and pasting in and out of JavaScript."
colour  tool  visualisation  accessibility  javascript 
14 days ago
Vue Design System
"An open source tool for building Design Systems with Vue.js

Vue Design System provides you and your team a set of organized tools, patterns & practices. It works as the foundation for your application development."
styleguide  patternlibrary  designsystems  vuejs  javascript  from twitter_favs
14 days ago
Those shrooms will creep up on you | MetaFilter
What if Mario moved like one of the Bloopers or Jellyfish? What if the entire Mushroom Kingdom was made of that same undulating flesh, quivering and pulsing unsettlingly beneath the flailing boot or diving face of a lurching, heaving plumber? What if you could play... Jelly Mario? (via RPS)
IFTTT  metafilter  post 
14 days ago
Pitfalls of Card UIs
An optimistic design choice that ends up compounding complexity
cards  userinterface  webdesign  userexperience  webdevelopment  cardui 
14 days ago
Planning for Everything
"To seek truth together requires a culture of humility and respect. We are all deeply flawed and valuable. We must all speak and listen."
meeting  planning  business  educational  learning 
14 days ago
Art Directing For The Web With CSS Grid Template Areas
"If you’re at all serious about web design or development, you need to be serious about learning and using CSS Grid, too. Andrew Clarke explains how."
css  grid  webdesign  layout 
14 days ago
Whaling History
"Whale oil provided fuel for lighting and lubrication for the gears of the industrial revolution, until it was replaced by petroleum products in the mid-nineteenth century. The whaling industry ranked ninth in the United States in overall value to the economy at its height in the mid-1840s. The documentation of that industry is extensive; the data presented here combines many sources including logbooks, journals, ship registers, newspapers, business papers, and custom house records."
history  whaling  conservation  archive  data 
14 days ago
Tiny Tiny RSS

Tiny Tiny RSS is an open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location
rss  opensource  feed  aggregator  software  atom 
17 days ago
Chicken Wings & Katsu Sauce
Oven~roasted chicken wings are coated in a sauce made with tomatoes, onion, garlic, soy sauce, honey, and spices. Served with sticky rice and steamed broccoli
recipe  asian  curry  chicken 
17 days ago
Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup using the rsync algorithm. Common use case is backing up server to S3, but there's an impressive number of connective services, including Google Drive, Azure, Mega.co, and Dropbox.
backup  encryption  s3  software  opensource  linux  osx 
17 days ago
Masha Ivashintsova Photography
"Photography works by my mother Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000), which I found in our attic after she passed away (Leningrad, USSR)"
artist  photographer  photography  history  russia  inspiration 
17 days ago
Understanding Logical Properties And Values
CSS Logical Properties and Values aren't quite ready to be used yet, however learning about them can help you to understand CSS Layout, and the interaction with Writing Modes.
css  flexbox  grid  webdesign  webdevelopment 
17 days ago
A functional, flexible JavaScript motion library
javascript  animation  design  library  physics  webdesign 
18 days ago
"a funded research project exploring the potential of walking to gather environmental data and through multiple walks and visualisations build a rich picture of that area. The project examines technology and tools for creative data gathering and experimenting with data visualisation, to create tools, gain insight, and share knowledge"
data  mapping  maps  visualisation  walking  exploration  environment  society 
18 days ago
Oblique satellite imagery
"Once a matter of debate, we know today the Earth is not flat. But the satellite imagery we’re most familiar with — taken straight down — flattens and obscures the visual cues we get from perspective, making the imagery appear like maps, not photos."
art  maps  photography  satellite  mapping 
19 days ago
Content Security Policy Header Generator
Generate a Content Security Policy Header with our easy to use form
apache  nginx  security  devops  sysadmin  server 
20 days ago
cd is Wasting Your Time
Thoughts on Ruby, Rails, open source software, programming, and life from Olivier Lacan
shell  bash  cli  tools  zsh 
20 days ago
Creating Themeable Design Systems | Brad Frost
Hey! I wrote a post about creating design systems that can serve wildly different brands:
designsystems  webdevelopment  webdesign  branding  from twitter_favs
20 days ago
Education Endowment Foundation
The EEF is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.
education  edtech  research  science  charity 
20 days ago
Project from Hell
"A few years ago, I was hired to work as a consultant on a software project for a large French tech company. What I have witnessed there is beyond everything I could possibly have imagined in terms of software engineering. Far more serious than just a lack of professional competence was the utmost contempt for human dignity which at some point made me compare the whole experience to (what I imagine can be) jail. What I relate here is a selected list of topics that should illustrate my point, but check out by yourself."
management  project  scale  business  failure 
20 days ago
Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless
It's no more scientifically valid than a BuzzFeed quiz.
psychology  mbti  society  business  personality 
20 days ago
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