Amor Fati: Learning To Love And Accept Everything That Happens | Thought Catalog
"“You ought to be preparing yourself…to hear truths, which no inflexibility will be able to withstand,” James Madison once wrote to Thomas Jefferson." via Instapaper https://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2015/07/amor-fati-learning-to-love-and-accept-everything-that-happens/
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2 days ago
How social media fires people's passions – and builds extremist divisions
"A recent Mashable article blamed social media for fueling the horrific ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, a country where Facebook viewed on mobile devices has become for many people the sole source of news." via Instapaper http://theconversation.com/how-social-media-fires-peoples-passions-and-builds-extremist-divisions-86909
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6 days ago
How to Measure UX with Google HEART Framework
Google HEART framework helps you measure the quality of user experience and the progress towards key goals and product-related decisions.
guidelines  measurement  ux  usability  framework  tools 
7 days ago
Orion Icon Library
The best Icon Tool. 5922 Free SVG & PNG Icons. Search, organize, edit and download our highly flexible Icons.
design  graphics  icon  svg 
7 days ago
Frappe Charts
A simple, responsive, modern charts library for the web.
charts  javascript  library  svg  visualization 
7 days ago
The Iceberg of Life
Life looks more like an iceberg. So much of life (and being an entrepreneur in particular) can be explained with the example of the simple iceberg.
depression  mental-health  career  advice 
7 days ago
Stagg pour over kettle
Variable temperature control, optional Acaia Bluetooth app connectivity, and a stunning, minimalist design.
kettle  coffee  gear 
7 days ago
Fuck Twitter
"Twitter is far from a magnifying lens. It’s more like a kaleidoscope or a fun mirror. It’s showing what humans pretend to be when we perform for each other."
things  society  twitter  technology  politics  opinion  leaving  social-media 
10 days ago
Advanced Astrophotography Shutter Time Calculator
This calculator goes beyond the basic “500 rule” to determine the best shutter time for non-tracked astrophotography on a fixed tripod.
guide  photography  tips  night  stars 
5 weeks ago
Is there an upside to having no social life?
No, but it’s good to have a balance between deep work and social interactions.
5 weeks ago
My essential django package list
"A list of Django packages (add-ons) that I use in most of my projects. I am using Django for more than 5 years as my day to day work tool to develop applications for the public sector organization I work for."
django  programming  python  packages  libraries  tools 
5 weeks ago
In-browser structured text editing component.
editor  javascript  markdown  wysiwyg  text 
5 weeks ago
Five Minutes to Better Typography
A lovely and easy tutorial on typography by Pierrick Calvez.
typography  design  fonts  guide  tutorial  things  advice  via:popular 
6 weeks ago
How I got to 200 productive hours a month
"But you are not your thoughts, and they have no power over you until you feed them with attention."
focus  life  productivity  work  things  meditation  advice  mindfulness 
8 weeks ago
Feather: simply beautiful open source icons
Designed on a 24x24 grid with an emphasis on functionality, consistency and simplicity.
opensource  ui  design  icons  svg 
12 weeks ago
Avoid authoritarians
"1947 anti-fascist video made by US military to teach citizens how to avoid falling for people like Trump is relevant again."
video  fascism  trump  advice  things 
august 2017
How America Went Haywire - The Atlantic
"Some of my best friends are very religious, and others believe in dubious conspiracy theories. What’s problematic is going overboard—letting the subjective entirely override the objective; thinking and acting as if opinions and feelings are just as true as facts." via Instapaper https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind/534231/
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august 2017
A Guide to Intermittent Fasting
Covers various methods of fasting.
food  health  lifestyle  diet 
august 2017
Announcing Storybook 3.2
Storybook is the best way to develop modern component-based UI’s in React, React Native, and now Vue.
react  javascript  npm  node  vue  component  development 
august 2017
Do you want to be known for your writing, or for your swift email responses?
Perfect advice for prioritizing real work over your fear of disappointing people. "You are not saying no to an event where you might make an important connection, you are saying yes to your work."
tips  advice  work  things  writing 
july 2017
The Oatmeal: creativity and working for yourself
A rather lengthy comic about being a content creator.
work  comic  inspiration  writing  creativity  things 
july 2017
I don't know how to explain to you that you should care about other people
Our disagreement is not merely political, but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society.
politics  education  equality  commentary  empathy  things 
june 2017
pass: The standard unix password manager
Pass is the standard unix password manager, a lightweight password manager that uses GPG and Git for Linux, BSD, and Mac OS X.
linux  security  cli  password 
june 2017
Testing a Feature with Rails and RSpec: A deep dive
"In this post I address how I approach testing a fairly simple, but non trivial feature from start to finish."
development  rails  rubyonrails  rspec  testing 
june 2017
KPCB: Internet Trends 2017
Mary Meeker's annual slide deck of trends.
data  internet  mobile  report 
june 2017
Working with Facebook using Devise, Omniauth, Koala and Rails 5
The feature that possibly every developer had to implement at some point in their career is user authentication. In some cases, you might want to make use of Facebook accounts to facilitate the login…
facebook  programming  rails  ruby  omniauth  devise  oauth 
june 2017
How to output content as JSON
Instructions for using Velocity to properly escape JSON in Cascade Server.
json  cascadeserver  javascript  jsonfeed 
june 2017
Typography as Base: From the Content Out
This blog post was born out of my necessity to find a structure in which I could rely on when designing any kind of web project. 0. Random Before I st
typography  workflow  design  html  css  styleguide  tutorial 
june 2017
Awesome Design Systems
A collection of awesome design systems.
css  design  framework  styleguide  pattern 
june 2017
Step 1 - Setup VPC: Deploying a Rails Application to Elastic Beanstalk
This is the first in a series of blog posts that describe how to deploy a Rails application to Elastic Beanstalk in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)on Amazon AWS.
amazon  aws  rails  ruby  eb 
june 2017
Learn CSS Grid
A comprehensive guide to help you understand and learn CSS Grid Layout, by Jonathan Suh.
grid  css  tutorial  reference 
may 2017
Little Things I Like to Do with Git
I thought I would note down some useful little Git snippets that I use the most frequently.
fun  tips  tools  version-control  git 
may 2017
Evidence-based advice on how to be successful in any job
Much advice on how to be successful is wrong, or useless cliches. Here we cover the best advice we've found in the last 5 years that's backed-by evidence.
advice  career  productivity  job  employment 
may 2017
Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
Software engineers shall commit themselves to making the analysis, specification, design, development, testing and maintenance of software a beneficial and respected profession.
career  engineering  ethics  programming  software 
may 2017
SVG drop shadow using css3
Set drop shadow for an svg element using CSS.
css  svg  design  filter  html 
may 2017
Stop Cisco AnyConnect Client from starting up automatically
It will start on boot whether you want it to or not. This thread explains how to stop that.
cisco  vpn  macos 
april 2017
FIRE: Disinvitation Database
A database of incidents where a speaker was disinvited from speaking at a college or university in the United States between 2000-present.
tool  database  politics  speech  things 
february 2017
“We have at most a year to defend American democracy, perhaps less“
"When an American president says “America First” or proposes a political system without the two parties or attacks journalists or denies the existence of facts, that should set of a series of associations with other political systems. We need people who can help translate ideological utterances into political warnings." --Timothy Snyder
book  politics  trump  author  fascism  warning 
february 2017
How to import CSV files in Ruby on Rails
"It would be helpful to learn how to upload spreadsheet data into web interfaces for organizations and employees to view, share, and add to their data."
csv  ruby  rubyonrails  tutorial 
february 2017
The Google Analytics setup I use on every site I build
"This article is sort of a culmination of everything I’ve learned over the past three years, and it’s aimed specifically at web developers."
analytics  google  marketing  webdev  tutorial  advice 
february 2017
Pantheon Essential Training
This tutorial series will help get you up and running on the platform in no time.
pantheon  drupal  devops  hosting  tutorial  urwebteam 
february 2017
The data that turned the world upside down
Seventy "likes" were enough to outdo what a person's friends knew, 150 what their parents knew, and 300 "likes" what their partner knew. More "likes" could even surpass what a person thought they knew about themselves. On the day that Kosinski published these findings, he received two phone calls. The threat of a lawsuit and a job offer. Both from Facebook.
bigdata  data  facebook  politics  things  research 
february 2017
Trump's speech to the CIA
Vanity Fair editor/Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald explains why there is outrage over Trump's speech to CIA
trump  politics  twitter  journalism 
january 2017
What makes a good pitch? NPR editors weigh in
If you are searching for one perfect pitching template, you won’t find it here. But still, there’s a lot of agreement among editors on what makes a pitch work.
npr  journalism  tutorial  advice 
january 2017
The true, correct story of what happened at Donald Trump’s inauguration
"When the floor is lava, Donald Trump can walk on it, but only Donald Trump."
things  trump  politics  parody 
january 2017
You are not equal. I’m sorry.
An essay about equality and why it's important for women to continue to push for it.
things  equality  politics  essay 
january 2017
Women's March protest signs that rocked
A collection of protest signs from the Women's March
twitter  protest  signs  politics  design 
january 2017
Everything you need to know about HTTP security headers
This article explains what secure headers are and how to implement these headers in Rails, Django, Express.js, Go, Nginx, and Apache.
http  programming  security  tutorial  web  server 
january 2017
This guy tricked Infowars into publishing a completely fake report On Trump
"There's no level of judgement from these people claiming to be journalists, there is no rigour whatsoever and they're the first people to see an article from The New York Times or CNN or BuzzFeed and call it fake news."
news  things  journalism  fake 
january 2017
The Rebel Journalist Manifesto
I think these rules should extend to all of us, in all online forums.
journalism  guidance  ethics  things  advice 
january 2017
Shut up about connecting with Trump's middle America
"It should be clear by now that a lot people voted for Trump as an act of irrational hostility. I think a lot of these supposedly poor, misunderstood souls in the hinterlands knew damn well that Donald Trump wasn’t gonna bring their jobs back. They just didn’t like the fact that OTHER people are now prospering. Their Trump vote was an act of aggression, a stamp of tacit approval for his campaign of hatred."
trump  things  politics 
january 2017
The WordPress developer's introduction to Docker
An in-depth look at how Docker will benefit your WordPress development effort by making it more consistent and easier to manage.
wordpress  webdev  server  docker  development 
january 2017
Understanding Rural America isn’t the problem
"For us “coastal elites” who understand evolution, genetics, science…nothing we say to those in fly-over country is going to be listened to because not only are we fighting against an anti-education belief system, we are arguing against God. You aren’t winning a battle of beliefs with these people if you are on one side of the argument and God is on the other. No degree of understanding this is going to suddenly make them less racist, more open to reason and facts. Telling “urban elites” they need to understand rural Americans isn’t going to lead to a damn thing because it misses the causes of the problem."
politics  trump  education  science  things  religion 
january 2017
NPD - A guide to learning to deal with narcissistic personality disorder
"He is who he is. There is no getting better, or learning, or adapting. He’s not going to 'rise to the occasion' for more than maybe a couple hours. So just put that out of your mind."
trump  president 
january 2017
Donald Trump Will Be President. This Is What We Do Next.
"The role for older, richer white liberals will be important but painfully different from what they’re used to. They’ll have to support other people’s priorities, put up money for things they don’t control, and use all of their social power to protect Muslims, immigrants, and every threatened minority." via Instapaper https://theintercept.com/2016/11/09/donald-trump-will-be-president-this-is-what-we-do-next/
instapaper  highlight 
january 2017
Intro to the 8-Point Grid System
Managing all of your spacing and sizing in increments divisible by 8. Nifty approach.
design  grid  layout  scale 
december 2016
9 Tips for Doing Fast, Lightweight Research at an Agency
How to move fast and research things: Applying these steps to my work has allowed me to fit research into projects that otherwise wouldn’t have had time for it.
design  research  ux 
december 2016
Jessica Hische's client email helper
A handy tool to help you say “no” to free and low-budget work and to help ask for more favorable contract terms before the start of a project.
client  email  freelance  template  business 
december 2016
The Bombing of al-Bara
FRONTLINE filmmaker Olly Lambert captures rare footage of the immediate aftermath of Syrian government air strikes on civilian neighborhoods in the village of al-Bara.
video  war  aleppo  syria  frontline  documentary 
december 2016
Five Leadership Hacks – Rands in Repose
These are good. And small. And easy to make into habits.
advice  career  management  things  teams  work 
december 2016
10 Font pairing resources
Sites that recommend font pairings and font stacks.
font  typography  typeface  recommendation  things 
december 2016
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