Games Look Bad, Part 1: HDR and Tone Mapping
I know enough about photography to truly hate HDR. Maybe this is why modern day video game systems and games just like crap to my eye.
rendering  gamedev  game_dev  3d  graphics  photography  graphics_programming  film  hdr  games 
4 hours ago
Mike Monteiro: "If you're waiting for someone else to do the right thing, you're doing it wrong."
> Mike Monteiro: “If you’re waiting for someone else to do the right thing, you’re doing it wrong.”
18 hours ago
How I got to 200 productive hours a month
by Ivan Mir on Sep 19, 2017 Two years ago I could spend a week not working because I was avoiding some task. One year ago it was 100 to 120 hours of work...
focus  workplace  productivitiy  life  adhd  work  productivity  procrastination  from instapaper
> Ansible Role - Mac App Store CLI.
devops  macos  ansible  app  mas  macappstore  store  setup  automation  server  mac  role  app-store 
On Pruning Your Passions
> So, I’m committing to saying “No” to myself more often. When I’m looking for a small app or tool and can’t find just the right thing, I’m going to say “No” to building my own, instead of making the best option work. When NaNoWriMo rolls around next year, I’m not going to cause myself anxiety over the “Will I? Won’t I?” leading up, and I’m going to admit that it just doesn’t work for me. When I end my work day, I’m going to leave the web development at work.
Seth's Blog: Processing negative reviews
> Some of these things you can address by telling a story more clearly, some you can't.

> Either way, right now, they're telling you one thing: It's not for them.

> Okay, thanks for letting us know.
2 days ago
> Create and share beautiful images of your source code.
> Start typing, or drop a file into the text area to get started.
code  tool  screenshot  sharing  share  image  programming  presentation 
4 days ago
MailChimp vs. Amazon SES - How I Reduced My Monthly Bill by 92%
> I joined MailChimp several years ago when I had a really small email list. The pricing initially was fine, but as my list grew bigger, it seemed as though each month my bill would jump up.

> Below, I outline the problem I was facing with a $240 monthly email fee and what I ultimately did to reduce it by 92%.
developer  lists  mailinglists  list  mailing  amazon_ses  mailwizz  mailchimp  amazon  marketing  email  alternative  library 
6 days ago
The Python Graph Gallery
> This website displays hundreds of charts, always providing the reproducible python code! It aims to showcase the awesome dataviz possibilities of python and to help you benefit it.
gallery  data  charts  programming  visualization  dataviz  graph  data_visualization  python  graphs 
7 days ago
> Building your own PC and need ideas on where to get started? Explore our build guides, which cover systems for all use-cases and budgets, or create your own and share it with our community.

OMG this website is amazing if custom building computers is your jam.
build  guides  buildguides  hardware  diy  pc  computers  parts  hackintosh  shopping  gaming 
10 days ago
RIP Gotham
> Many dear friends wish I would shut the fuck up regarding the Gotham filter. This article is for you.
filters  howto  rands  filter  photography  curio  instagram  gotham 
18 days ago
Stranger Things Retro-Style Game Launched
> The free game promises hours of gameplay with 7 playable characters, 6 dungeons, and 30 quests. There are two difficulty levels, 'Normal' and a punishing 'Classic' mode, and lots of in-game collectibles and puzzles to solve along the way.
strangerthings  things  tv  retro  stranger  videogames 
19 days ago
Tom Petty on Past Confederate Flag Use: 'It Was Downright Stupid'
> In 1985, I released an album called Southern Accents. It began as a concept record about the South, but the concept part slipped away probably 70 percent or so into the album. I just let it go, but the Confederate flag became part of the marketing for the tour. I wish I had given it more thought. It was a downright stupid thing to do.
music  interview  history  bitly  race  interesting-people  usa  politics  tompetty  facebook  racism 
21 days ago
Two-Minute Microwave Keto Bread (Fathead Bread) | Keto Recipes | Headbanger's Kitchen
> What I missed the most on the ketogenic diet was bread. I love my sandwiches and burgers and pizza. While I was able to figure out the cauliflower pizza fairly early on, making bread was always a task because of the price of almond flour, till I learned to make my own. Then, I discovered this incredible 2-minute Keto bread made in a mug, in the microwave. Keto friends, it doesn't get any easier than this. Let the bread games begin!!!

Not bad with butter.
recipes  video  kteo  keto 
25 days ago
How to Win by Refusing to Quit with Tracy Osborn of Hello Web Design
> Tracy Osborn once asked herself, "Should I learn how to code, or quit my startup?" You can guess which answer she chose, time and time again. Learn how relentless perseverance over time can help build a successful business.

> Come on, big company, I know you have a kitchen and all the people are going and getting their lunches and whatnot. I knew it was ending at noon and I thought the chances were high that at least I get a meal out of it and they just basically just shoved me out the door after this talk. I was like, oh I regret spending the money to fly to New York and stay in New York and get up here for this stupid event at this company. I was really mad. I feel betrayed. I emailed them saying, "Okay will you at least back the Kickstarter?" and they're like nah. I'm like, oh my God I did so much work for this.
podcast  tracy  osborn 
25 days ago
How to Docker Compose a developer environment: an open source example
> An efficient team needs to have an easy way of setting up a development environment. This is a detailed example of how to do it.
docker  compose  dockercompose 
27 days ago
Alternate Site for Conferences: Movie Theaters
> Many movie theaters have come a long way from the days of sticky floors and uncomfortable seats. They now provide stadium seating or reclining seats with improved visibility; more extensive food and drink offerings, including, in some cases, beer and wine; and the same technology that is used for 3-D blockbusters or the Metropolitan Opera in HD.
venues  movie  theaters 
28 days ago
Lessons from my first year of live coding on Twitch
> I gave streaming a go for the first time last July. Instead of gaming, which the majority of streamers on Twitch do, I wanted to stream the open source work I do in my personal time. I work on NodeJS hardware libraries a fair bit (most of them my own). Given that I was already in a niche on Twitch, why not be in an even smaller niche, like JavaScript powered hardware ;)
streaming  tip  tips  tech  twitch  reports  programming 
28 days ago
Short Trip
> Short Trip: absurdly charming hand-drawn train journey; hold left or right to move
games  tram  4kids  interactive  game  design  illustration  art  animation  inspiration 
28 days ago
A 23-year-old Google employee lives in a truck in the company's parking lot and saves 90% of his income
> The trade-off for such low-cost housing is space -- and modern conveniences such as heat, air-conditioning, and a bathroom -- but Brandon says the 128-square-foot space is larger than any of the bedrooms he's ever lived in, and he's usually only home to sleep.
money  year-2017  minimalism 
29 days ago
Amore|andra(tm) on Twitter: "PROTIP: 99% of "valid criticism" that's been wrapped in toxicity is also a ...
> PROTIP: 99% of "valid criticism" that's been wrapped in toxicity is also available in a non-toxic form from others. Don't waste your energy.
4 weeks ago
Keto Calculator
> How to lose weight on keto? This site calculates your perfect macros for the ketogenic diet.
keto  diets  calculator  diet  ketogenesis  calculatior  health  bookmarks 
5 weeks ago
Using GraphQL? Why Facebook Now Owns You 🐲
Compelling argument for why GraphQL is not worth supporting because:

> Facebook's GraphQL spec doesn't grant a patent license. Therefore, for reasons as set forth below, most GraphQL users infringe Facebook's patents.
hacker  reference  patent  graphql  licensing  news  facebook  patents 
5 weeks ago
> Karma Go gets you online anywhere you are, with data options for consistent and occasional use
wireless  wifi  hotspot 
5 weeks ago
Introducing Limbo
> An anonymous job platform for your next ideal role

Limbo could finally be the solution to job websites that don't suck.
diversity  startup  hiring  tech  jobs  limbo 
5 weeks ago
So You’d Like To Build a Small, Profitable SaaS Business.
> The story and details of building a small profitable bootstrapped Micro-SaaS business as a solo founder.
business  app  saas  book  selfemployment 
5 weeks ago
The Father Of Mobile Computing Is Not Impressed
> AK: Well, it's not really standardized because they're up to HTML 5, and if you've done a good thing, you don't keep on revving it and adding more epicycles onto a bad idea. We call this reinventing the flat tire. In the old days, you would chastise people for reinventing the wheel. Now we beg, "Oh, please, please reinvent the wheel."
alankay  apple  computing  tech  iphone  teaching  alan_kay  education  history 
5 weeks ago
How Richard Garriott got started in games
Richard Garriott wrote my favorite video game series of all time. This interview deep dives into how he got started.
toread  richardgarriott  favorites  from instapaper
5 weeks ago
The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse
> If your website (or app!) is full of assholes, it's your fault.
anil_dash  anil-dash  anildash  community  abuse  communitymanager  comments  harassment 
6 weeks ago
> A curated list of everything about Effective Altruism—awesome in the original sense of the word "awe-some."
awesome  awesome-list  effective-altruism  philanthropy 
6 weeks ago
The Problem With Calling Women 'Females'
> "Female" is a scientific term that refers to the sex of a species that is capable of producing children. The term "woman" refers specifically to human beings, while "female" could refer to any species.

> The word "female," in its primary usage, is an adjective. When you use "female" as a noun, the subject that you're referring to is erased.
females  language  gender  argument_responses  facebook  sexism  feminism 
6 weeks ago
> We help events reach a more diverse audience. And we help you to find these events.
conference  tickets  diversity  totag  2016-05  conf  dit  speaking 
6 weeks ago
Enpose - Website Screenshot API
> Enter a URL, get a screenshot. Enpose is the simplest screenshot API you'll ever use.

Looks like a great service for this product niche.
service  screenshot  tools  saas  api  screenshots  screencapture 
6 weeks ago
Adventures in Pillow Part 2
We use pablo for rich images for DjangoCon US tweets. This looks like a nice way to potentially automate those.
pillow  python  opengraph  quote  automation 
6 weeks ago
Nostalgia-Tron, Part 10: Metadata
Andrew's many-part series on building a RetroPie emulator.
6 weeks ago
Thank You For Playing
> When Ryan Green, a video game programmer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusually beautiful and poetic video game. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING follows Ryan and his family over two years through the creation of "That Dragon, Cancer" as it evolves from a cathartic exercise into a critically acclaimed work of art that sets the gaming industry abuzz. Lauded as "unimaginably intimate" by The New Yorker and "profoundly moving" by Indiewire, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the ability of art and technology to document profound experiences in the modern age.
indie  movie  documentaries  movies  game  videogames 
6 weeks ago
Yes, Philly's tech scene does have a sexual harassment problem - Philly
> “Does Philly’s tech scene have a sexual harassment problem?” went up the day after I spoke at DjangoCon US, a conference that does a commendable job of working on gender equality.

> As a woman in tech, I’ve learned that I can never expect a culture of gender equality in tech unless it’s intentionally designed, communicated, and enforced. There are real examples of this; DjangoCon US is a good one. We know what the status quo is. We can’t change the entire scene at once, but we can improve upon it in each of our smaller communities. We can thoughtfully consider who we are including, and who we are excluding, in our companies and meetups and nonprofit organizations. We can ask who is missing, and why. You can do this yourself, and you can ask the same of others.
tech  harassment  djangocon  djangoconus 
6 weeks ago
Going to Technical Events is Awesome: A DjangoCon Experience
> We just got back from DjangoCon US! It was quite a marathon for us because Filipe Ximenes and I have been to PyBay and DjangoCon AU too, right before DjangoCon US. Besides having a great time presenting our talks, it was awesome to meet new people and reunite with old friends.
python  djangocon  djangoconus 
6 weeks ago
Alfred Workflows for Front-end Developers
> I have been using Alfred app since I switched to OS X and it's awesome. So, here is a list of useful workflows I use.
development  frontend  programming  alfredapp  webdesign  mac  tooling  alfred  webdev 
7 weeks ago
SAMPLE Codeland CFP Templates - Google Drive
I kind of hate everything about CFPs but Saron from Codeland had a great tweet series about making the process suck less. Win - win.
cfp  conference  templates  research 
7 weeks ago
Telling people what you're working on - Julia Evans
> At work sometimes people send "kickoff" emails, basically announcing "hey, we're going to start working on this project, here's why".
evans  culture  engineering  julia  academic  julia_evans  readlater  !rl  from instapaper
7 weeks ago
vu - Instagram client for Mac built on top of the mobile website
For anyone who ever wanted a desktop Instagram client, you are now in luck!
art  aiviq  wsh  twitter  1960s  objective-c  facebook 
7 weeks ago
Screens 4
> Earlier this summer, Screens was updated to version 4. So what’s new in version 4? The biggest enhancement for me is drag and drop file transfers between Macs. I use Screens to access several remote Macs, and this is a great feature. Rather than having to sync the file via Dropbox or some other method, I can just drop it right from the host Mac.
ios  screens 
7 weeks ago
Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard for Mac
> Modeled after Apple’s iconic aluminum keyboards, the Matias Wired Aluminum Keyboard looks & feels just as nice as the Apple originals.
mac  keyboard  hardware  feedbin 
7 weeks ago
Luna Display Turns an iPad into a Second Screen for Your Mac
Looks like a winner to me. I love Duet but I'd love to be untethered and have my full power of macOS.

> I'm sitting in bed writing this, two floors above my basement office where the Luna Display dongle is running on my MacBook. I could switch to Ulysses for iOS, but for now, I'm writing in Ulysses for macOS simply because I can. That's not the best use case for the Luna Display because I can easily switch to the iOS version of the app. I'm fortunate that most of the work I do can be done equally well with iOS apps, but if you use a macOS-only app, Luna Display is an excellent way to untether yourself from your Mac. Artists doing creative work in apps like Photoshop should appreciate Luna Display too, especially when combined with Astro HQ's Astropad app.
ios  reading-diary 
7 weeks ago
> :package: Mac App Store command line interface
cli  github  software  software-update  macos  mac-app-store  mas  app  mac  homebrew  osx  appstore  terminal 
7 weeks ago
Arianna Huffington deletes every email her employees get while they're on vacation -- Quartz
> “The way it works is simple: While you’re away on vacation, people who email you get a message, letting them know when you’ll be back. And then — the most important part — the tool deletes the email. If the email is important, the sender can always send it again. If it’s not, then it’s not waiting for you when you get back, or, even worse, tempting you to read it while you’re away. So the key is not just that the tool is creating a wall between you and your email; it’s that it frees you from the mounting anxiety of having a mounting pile of emails waiting for you on your return — the stress of which mitigates the benefits of disconnecting in the first place.”
email  vacation  workflow  life 
7 weeks ago
Software development 450 words per minute - Vincit
> It's only me, and my colleagues can assure you that I'm mostly harmless. I'm a software developer working at Vincit offices in Tampere. I'm also blind. In this blog post I'm going to shed some light on the way I work.
blind  a11y  programming  twitter  disability  accessibility  dev  blindness  software 
7 weeks ago
Side projects are not a threat
> Say it with me, side projects are not a threat.

> If anything, they should be viewed as a form of continuing education.
7 weeks ago
> enhance play/pause as well as previous/next playback keys to not only work in iTunes and Spotify but work for Soundcloud, Youtube and many other services
osx  github  media  app  automation  mac  favorites  keyboard  audio 
7 weeks ago
6 Months of Working Remotely Taught Me a Thing or Ten
> Working remotely is a mixed bag. There are a lot of positives... and some negatives. If you're a remote employee (or considering a remote job), here are my top ten tips that I've gleaned in the last six months.
remote  career  twitter  work  employment  teleworking  remote-work 
8 weeks ago
How to Cut an Avocado Without Cutting Yourself
> Avocados may seem harmless, but if you’ve ever peeled and cut one, you know they can be more than a little troublesome. They’re slippery, they’re oddly shaped, and they have that annoying pit in the middle that rarely slips out as easily as you’d like.
8 weeks ago
Public Speaking Resources
> This repository contains an ever-growing and -evolving list of resources for public speaking. The primary focus is presenting at technical conferences, but many of the lessons here can be applied to many different public speaking events & audiences.
github  favorite  presentations  publicspeaking  starred  presentation  speaking 
8 weeks ago
A CLI tool that determines whether or not your new project is ready for battle
> checklist is a command line utility for verifying the scaffolding of a particular project. This is useful if you'd like to integrate checks for a particular project setup before open sourcing a project, sending it to a client, or anything else.
11 weeks ago
> Node.js CLI tool to visualize an aggregate list of your dependencies' licenses
cmdtool  dependencies  cli  license  nodejs  license-management  oss  package  node-cli 
11 weeks ago
Prototyping with Power Tools – Track Changes
This article makes a strong case for using Airtable once Trello and Good Sheets stop getting the job done.
from-instapaper  airtable  cms  archive  crm  from instapaper
11 weeks ago
Figuring out how to contribute to open source - Julia Evans
> This post isn't about "how to find small issues in open source projects to get started with open source" - instead it's about "I have a specific change I want to make to a specific project, what will help me get that done".
git  evans  twitter  julia  julia_evans  opensource  article  contribution  oss  from instapaper
11 weeks ago
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