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Nick Cave on grief
Beautiful essay on returning to life after grieving a loss.
essay  things  life  advice 
4 weeks ago
twitter.com
A history lesson about Lincoln the Republican.
history  things  politics  twitter  lesson  thread 
5 weeks ago
Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, and the “Too Fast Too Soon” Relationship | Thrive Global
"“The early stages of a relationship should be slow and organic. We should take this time to truly get to know the person and see if we are the right fit together.”" via Instapaper https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/46987-ariana-grande-pete-davidson-and-the-too-fast-too-soon-relationship
instapaper  highlight 
5 weeks ago
Tips for election web developers
Greast advice for anyone building an app that expects a burst of significant traffic.
developer  election  advice 
5 weeks ago
Using dark mode in CSS with MacOS Mojave
It was only a matter of time before someone figured this out.
macos  safari  css 
6 weeks ago
The Science Of Love In The 21st Century - The Huffington Post
"It is foolish, says caution / It is impossible, says experience / It is what it is, says love." via Instapaper https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/love-in-the-age-of-big-data/
instapaper  highlight 
6 weeks ago
Alarming study reveals massive insect loss
This quote: "We need to fall in love with earth again, with all of its creatures, including humans, and even mosquitoes. By perpetuating that live-in-space fantasy, you're sealing the fate of peoples' hearts, crushing the precious seeds of hope and trust in earth's fragile life system, and in humans' potential to bond with earth sustainably."
things  nature  climate-change 
7 weeks ago
“Living In Your Head Rent-Free” Is The Perfect Insult Of Our Times
"Fixating on how much we fixate on others is taking up more of our mental space than ever. But plenty of things already rattle around in our heads, doing damage and giving nothing in return" via Instapaper https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/living-in-your-head-rent-free-is-the-perfect-insult-of-our
instapaper  highlight 
8 weeks ago
All the wget commands you should know
Wget lets you download Internet files or even mirror entire websites for offline viewing. Here are 20 practical examples for using the wget command.
archive  backup  tools  wget 
12 weeks ago
Something to look forward to
Austin Kleon on striving and goals. I love the guidance to have something to look forward to. As many things change unexpectedly in my life, I have found comfort in my Saturday morning hikes. By Wednesday, I usually have a thought about where I'd like to go. By Friday evening, I have a plan. I don't give it too much thought. I just let myself be drawn to an area, then I plan a hike. That is my Arbitrary Stupid Goal: a weekly hike, usually early on Saturday morning. Having something to look forward to gives me hope during a challenging period of my life.
advice  goals  life  things 
september 2018
The #1 Office Perk? Natural Light
Forget treadmill desks and free food. Employees want to see the sun.
management  work  workspace  things 
september 2018
20,000 Hertz: Jingles
This is the story of the rise, fall, and brain science of the jingle.
podcast  recommendation  audio  things 
september 2018
In the event of a nuclear explosion
This is...horrifying, yes. But also quite practical and possibly life-saving. So there. Be scared, and know how to save yourself.
things  survival  tips 
august 2018
Give Yourself a Break: The Power of Self-Compassion
"We tend to associate personal growth with determination, persistence, and hard work, but the process often starts with reflection. One of the key requirements for self-improvement is having a realistic assessment of where we stand—of our strengths and our limitations. Convincing ourselves that we are better than we are leads to complacency, and thinking we’re worse than we are leads to defeatism." via Instapaper https://hbr.org/2018/09/give-yourself-a-break-the-power-of-self-compassion
instapaper  highlight 
august 2018
5 thoughts on self-help from Austin Kleon
"One of the worst things that self-help can do is convince you that you as an individual are to blame for all of your problems, and that if you’re struggling it’s just because you aren’t making the right moves."
self-help  advice  essay  life 
august 2018
Intelligent Assistants: Users’ Attitudes Toward Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri
"Some said that the assistant was like a young child who could not understand complicated things; others compared it with an old person who did not hear very well. One noted that you cannot “speak for too long, because [the assistant] gets distracted,” while a different participant said that the queries should be shorter than 10 words."
research  ux  things  usability  voice  interface 
august 2018
How Loneliness Changes Across Your Lifetime | Greater Good Magazine
"If our social life looks like what we’d expect for someone our age, we’re less likely to start fretting about our connections, triggering the alarm bells of loneliness." via Instapaper https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_loneliness_changes_across_your_lifetime
instapaper  highlight 
august 2018
Google Developers: ML Universal Guides
Simple step-by-step walkthroughs to solve common machine learning problems using best practices.
machine-learning  tutorial 
july 2018
Maurice Sendak: On Life, Death And Children's Lit
"I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more."
inspiration  things  interview 
july 2018
How to Stay Married After Your Baby is Born, or, I’m not Divorced Yet
"You can’t simply keep arguing forever when another person, the child, needs your answer now: someone either needs to come around, or they need to allow the other person to win."
parenting  marriage  relationships  via:rianvdm 
july 2018
From Blame to Responsibility: Taking Ownership of Your Problems
"Your own mistakes are part of the universality of the human condition; the disturbances you experience in life are similar to the experiences of others. This commonality can be used to accept others." via Instapaper https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/from-blame-to-responsibility-taking-ownership-of-your-problems-0314185
instapaper  highlight 
july 2018
The Death of a Parent, Mother or Father, Affects Human Minds and Bodies | Fatherly
"In the twelve months following the loss of a parent, the American Psychological Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders considers it healthy for adults who have lost their parents to experience a range of contradictory emotions, including sadness, anger, rage, anxiety, numbness, emptiness, guilt, remorse, and regret. It is normal to withdraw from friends and activities; it is normal to throw oneself into work." via Instapaper https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/parent-death-psychological-physical-effects/
instapaper  highlight 
july 2018
Take our playbook: NPR’s guide to building immersive storytelling projects | NPR Training
"we want to be strategic about the digital projects we work on. Before starting a project, we should be able to clearly explain the editorial value of the project and how it will serve our audience." via Instapaper http://training.npr.org/digital/take-our-playbook-nprs-guide-to-building-immersive-storytelling-projects/
instapaper  highlight 
june 2018
Prototyping Design Ideas with Chatbots
How do we know what people need? As anthropologist Margaret Mead put it: “What people say, what people do, and what people say they do are entirely different things.” When we build working prototypes, we let our users interact with them. Rather than asking users what they would do, we can observe what they actually do.
design  prototype  chat  bot  ux 
june 2018
Slick Slider Carousel
is a responsive carousel jQuery plugin that supports multiple breakpoints, CSS3 transitions, touch events/swiping & much more!
design  javascript  jquery  carousel  gallery 
june 2018
Natural Language Processing
"You’ll still need to monitor and test your bot for quite a while before you’ll have a nice user experience. Even then your bot won’t be able to handle the most complex of conversations." via Instapaper https://chatbotnewsdaily.com/natural-language-processing-328aa760f8ce
instapaper  highlight 
may 2018
Publishing JSON-LD for Developers
A case for publishing JSON-LD regardless whether you are working with linked data or RDF, with some simple examples.
json  data  schema  content-discovery  metadata 
may 2018
Scheduling Slack messages using AWS Lambda
One of those keystone tutorials that helps bring together important concepts for both serverless and Slack API development.
slack  tutorial  things  lambda  awscli 
may 2018
Helpful tools for building custom Slack apps
Building a great Slack app is more than just connecting to APIs. You also want to prototype your workflows, eye up your interactive messages, and rapidly iterate your code. Here are a few tools that can help.
slack  app  development  tools 
may 2018
How to Prepare a Talk
"Once you have a talk idea, it's time to build the talk. Conference talks are scary, so you'll want to avoid it. You'll silently make slides or silently write an outline. These would be great preparations if you were going to stand on stage and perform the act of silently writing notes in a text editor. You're going to stand on stage and talk, so your preparation should be made up primarily of talking."
advice  presentation  speaking  talk 
may 2018
Running a Government Department on Ruby for over 12 Years
Experiences running the programming unit for a small government department for the last 15 years, using Ruby as the main programming language for the last 12.
ruby  sinatra  rails 
april 2018
UX Guidelines & Criteria
Each guideline has been operationalized to include 5 key criteria for a multi-faceted evaluation.
guidelines  standards  ux 
april 2018
Rails project jumpstart
GitHub is where people build software. More than 27 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 80 million projects.
ruby  rails  templates 
april 2018
5 Awesome Boilerplates/Templates For VueJS Projects
If you're about to begin an important Vue project, a template will ensure you have a solid foundation. This article covers the 5 best templates for common features like Webpack, PWA support, authentication and more.
vuejs  javascript  templates 
april 2018
GrapesJS
Free and Open source Web Template Editor - Next generation tool for building templates without coding
editor  javascript  templates  webdesign  tools 
april 2018
5 Ways to Make HTTP Requests in Node.js
How to make HTTP requests and parse JSON API responses using the Node standard lib, Request, Axios, Super Agent, and Got.
javascript  nodejs  programming  reference 
april 2018
Contextual styling with custom properties
Something I’ve been wanting for a long time, define different regions like a footer section, or side bar and not have to deal with all the contextual styling hassle. A.k.a. “Now that this button is used on a dark background, the button needs to change its colors too. Where should the styles live?”.
color  css  webdev  variables 
april 2018
Best Ruby & Ruby on Rails Resources
An ultimate list of Ruby resources, books, courses, people to follow, etc... This list contains resources I have used over the years while learning and writing Ruby (on Rails) professionally.
book  learning  ruby  rails 
april 2018
How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)
Our career path is how we spend our time, how we support our lifestyles, how we make our impact, and even sometimes how we define our identity. Let’s make sure we’re on the right track.
career  life  work  advice 
april 2018
textql
Execute SQL against structured text like CSV or TSV
database  github  sql  text  csv 
april 2018
structured-text-tools
A list of command line tools for manipulating structured text data
bash  cli  text  tools  terminal 
april 2018
Viz Palette
Nice color palette tool to show you how colors will work in charts and graphs.
tools  data-visualization  graph  color 
april 2018
Welcome to Google's Python Class
Assorted educational materials provided by Google for learning Python.
python  development  google  programming  tutorial  training 
april 2018
Træfik
HTTP reverse proxy
docker  http 
april 2018
How to implement scrollytelling with six different libraries
Scrollytelling is the best (or the worst depending on your point of view). We love it here at The Pudding. But creating a scroll-driven story is hardly a standardized practice, and there are many libraries out there that can help make it happen. Check out my follow-up post, where we look at mobile solutions.
storytelling  webdesign  javascript  tutorials  scroll 
april 2018
Introducing Postlight’s WordPress + React Starter Kit
People who publish on the web love WordPress. Engineers love React. With some research, configuration, and trial and error, you can have both — but we’d like to save you the work. Meet Postlight’s…
api  headless  react  wordpress  javascript 
march 2018
The Lost Art of the Makefile
"Make has been around long enough to have solved problems that newer build tools are only now discovering for themselves."
javascript  linux  make  programming  development  build 
march 2018
Ruby on Rails with Visual Studio Code
Here’s my set up for optimising Visual Studio Code for Ruby on Rails development. I’ve been using it for just over a week and I have to say, I’m really enjoying it!
rails  rubyonrails  vscode  development 
march 2018
Machine Learning Crash Course
Educational resources for machine learning
google  machine-learning  tutorial 
march 2018
How Trump Conquered Facebook Without Russian Ads
Former Facebook engineer Antonio García Martínez on why Russia’s Facebook ads were less important to Trump’s victory than his own Facebook ads.
advertising  facebook  politics  chapter  russia  social-media 
february 2018
He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.
chapter  social-media  video  artificial-intelligence  news 
february 2018
Using Devilbox for Local WordPress Development in Docker
For some time now I’ve been wanting to move all of my local development sites over to Docker instead of running them natively on my machine.
docker  lamp  wordpress  development 
february 2018
How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral
Russian bots and their American allies gamed social media to put a flawed intelligence document atop the political agenda. That should alarm us.
twitter  trump  politics  chapter 
february 2018
Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
Productivity conflates delivery and business value. We know how to measure the first but we mostly care about the second. Optimizing delivery rate has bad effects on products and teams.
slack  management  teams  tools 
february 2018
UX Kits by Eric Miller Design
UX Kits for designers and developers are beautiful, detailed deliverables in template format. Save time while impressing clients and team members. OmniGraffle Stencils, Illustrator Templates and Sketch Templates.
design  kit  ux  template  tools 
february 2018
Everything Easy is Hard Again
Lovely essay by Frank Chimero about being a person who builds things on the web.
design  talk  philosophy  work  advice  things  html 
february 2018
Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
"I think most people agree that when knowledge workers work together on teams they need to use writing to agree on what to do. On slack the quality of that writing is plumbing new depths. There’s a world of difference between a well-considered G doc that has been edited by multiple people vs a stream of consciousness mixed in with people’s WFH announcements and ‘look what my cat did’." via Instapaper https://abe-winter.github.io/plea's/help/2018/02/11/slack.html
instapaper  highlight 
february 2018
Everything Easy is Hard Again – Frank Chimero
"Illegibility comes from complexity without clarity. I believe that the legibility of the source is one of the most important properties of the web." via Instapaper http://frankchimero.com/writing/everything-easy-is-hard-again/
instapaper  highlight 
february 2018
How to Convert a Shortcode to a Gutenberg Block
Shortcodes will continue to work when WordPress 5.0 is released, but should be converted to to Gutenberg blocks for optimal user experience—Learn how.
wordpress  development  tutorial  gutenberg 
february 2018
'I Hope This Is an Instance of Fake News': FBI Messages Show the Bureau's Real Reaction to Trump Firing James Comey
What more than 100 pages of internal FBI communications after Comey's dismissal show about the bureau.
politics  fbi  comey  trump  chapter  things 
february 2018
The Follower Factory
Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for suspicious companies for followers. Inside social media’s black market.
social-network  chapter  society  social-media  things 
february 2018
FBI Messages Show the Bureau's Real Reaction to Trump Firing James Comey
Quite a stark contrast between the thoughtfulness of the leaders within the FBI and the feckless lying from the White House.
things  politics  leadership 
february 2018
Advice from young terminally-ill patients
Be kind. Read more books. Spend time with your family. Crack jokes. Go to the beach. Hug your dog. Tell that special person you love them.
things  life  advice 
february 2018
Tumblr has a Ph.D in cat captions
Simply the best cat photo captions ever rendered on the internet.
tumblr  cat 
february 2018
Webpack 3 quickstarter: Configure webpack from scratch
WEBPACK! Simply, it’s a module bundler, means — you can create as many modules(not only JS, but also HTML & CSS too!) while developing an app.
javascript  webpack  tutorial 
january 2018
Start Here With Machine Learning
Your guide to getting started and getting good at applied machine learning with Machine Learning Mastery.
machine-learning  tools  tutorial  beginner  programming 
january 2018
Four Keys to Building a Love that Lasts
"The point is not to force positive emotions but rather to put yourself in those contexts where positivity naturally tends to arise for you and your partner."
quote  advice  joy 
january 2018
Birdcage liners – Joel on Software
"In a world where the tech industry was cranking out millions of dumb little social applications, this one happens to limit messages to 140 characters and that happens to create, unintentionally, a subtlety-free indignation machine, which is addictive as heck, so this is the one that survives and thrives and becomes a huge new engine of polarization and anger." via Instapaper https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2018/01/12/birdcage-liners/
instapaper  highlight 
january 2018
Toast UI Markdown editor
Good looking Markdown editor for the browser.
tools  js  wysiwyg  editor  markdown 
january 2018
The Agency
From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet and in real-life American communities.
politics  russia  hacking  propaganda  social-media  twitter  facebook  chapter 
january 2018
Casting a $20 Million Mirror for the World’s Largest Telescope
The glass arcs that will let astronomers peer back millions of years is decades in the making.
telescope  science  mirror  manufacturing  astronomy 
january 2018
Ether - starting point for a design system
Get the code and Sketch files to start your Spacing, Typography, and Color Systems. Made with love by The Scenery.
css  design  framework  layout  design-system 
january 2018
Migrating Existing AWS Lambda Functions to Apex
Migrate current AWS Lambda functions to be managed by apex serverless
lambda  aws  amazon  javascript 
january 2018
Eloquent methods OrCreate and OrNew
Imagine that you have a record, and you need to check if that record already exists in the database - to prevent duplicate, you wouldn't save it second time. There's an elegant way to perform it in Eloquent.
laravel  php  developer  orm 
january 2018
UserTesting: User Experience Research Platform
Usability testing has never been easier. Get videos of real people speaking their thoughts as they use websites, mobile apps, prototypes and more!
design  testing  tools  usability  ux 
january 2018
UsabilityHub
Capture design feedback quickly and easily with our online usability tests.
design  testing  tools  usability  ux 
january 2018
Rachel Andrew and the Smashing community on being productive
We asked the community on Twitter and Facebook to share their best productivity tips, and in this article I’m going to round these up alongside some things I’ve learned that work well for me.
productivity  things  tips  advice  career  life 
january 2018
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