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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 
2 days ago
“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 
6 days ago
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 
9 days ago
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 
9 days ago
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 
13 days ago
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 
21 days ago
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 
25 days ago
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 
26 days ago
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 
27 days ago
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 
4 weeks ago
Women's March protest signs that rocked
A collection of protest signs from the Women's March
twitter  protest  signs  politics  design 
4 weeks ago
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 
4 weeks ago
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 
5 weeks ago
The Rebel Journalist Manifesto
I think these rules should extend to all of us, in all online forums.
journalism  guidance  ethics  things  advice 
5 weeks ago
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 
5 weeks ago
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 
5 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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 
7 weeks ago
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 
7 weeks ago
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 
9 weeks ago
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 
9 weeks ago
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 
10 weeks ago
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 
10 weeks ago
Five Leadership Hacks – Rands in Repose
These are good. And small. And easy to make into habits.
advice  career  management  things  teams  work 
10 weeks ago
10 Font pairing resources
Sites that recommend font pairings and font stacks.
font  typography  typeface  recommendation  things 
10 weeks ago
Swap faces In Photoshop
Photoshop tutorial showing you how to swap faces.
video  tutorial  photography  photoshop 
10 weeks ago
People talking on Bananas: Hands-free
My contribution to the people talking on bananas phenomenon.
banana  phone  tumblr 
10 weeks ago
How to work with participants who create problems
In practically any group one may come across at least one participant who will make the work of the group difficult in one way or another. There are no universal or simple answers to all questions that arise in relation to problem team members, but these recommendations can be useful in some situations.
team  work  advice 
12 weeks ago
How to hold algorithms accountable
Algorithmic systems have a way of making mistakes or leading to undesired consequences. Here are five principles to help technologists deal with that.
algorithm  ethics  data 
12 weeks ago
Setup a proper Python 3 environment on a Mac using Homebrew
Using Brew, we’ll install a custom Python 2 via brew and VirtualEnv via Python Package Manager pip. In addition we’ll also install Python 3, but it is not usable yet! Well, it is. But not the way it is meant to be used.
python  homebrew  development  environment  mac 
12 weeks ago
Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency - The New Yorker
"“Some of this is really simple and it’s the thing that Mitch McConnell figured out on Day One of my Presidency, which is people aren’t paying that close attention to how Washington works,” he said. “They know there are lobbyists, special interests, gridlock; that the powerful have more influence and access than they do. And if things aren’t working, if there’s gridlock, then the only guy that they actually know is supposed to be in charge and supposed to be helping them is the President. And so the very deliberate strategy that Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party generally employed during the course of my Presidency was effective. What they understood was that, if you embraced old-fashioned dealing, trading, horse-trading, bipartisan achievement, people feel better. And, if people feel better, then they feel better about the President’s party, and the President’s party continues. And, if it feels broken, stuck, and everybody is angry, then that hurts the President or the President’s party.”" via Instapaper http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/28/obama-reckons-with-a-trump-presidency
instapaper  highlight 
november 2016
The myths Democrats swallowed that cost them the presidential election
Awash in false conspiracy theories, protest voters and angry non-voters put Trump in the White House.
election  politics  democrats  mythology 
november 2016
How we broke democracy
Tips for ideological isolation in social media.
facebook  social-media  advice  politics  election  things 
november 2016
Cognitive bias cheat sheet
Every cognitive bias is there for a reason --primarily to save our brains time or energy. If you look at them by the problem they’re trying to solve, it becomes a lot easier to understand why they exist, how they’re useful, and the trade-offs (and resulting mental errors) that they introduce.
cognitive  biases  brain 
october 2016
embed.js
A JavaScript plugin that analyses the string and automatically embeds emojis, media, maps, tweets, code and services. oEmbed support using Javascript.
javascript  js  library  embed 
october 2016
Coursera: Machine Learning
Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In this class, you will learn about the most effective machine learning techniques, and gain practice implementing them and getting them to work for yourself.
machine-learning  tools  course  tutorial 
october 2016
Sketch-to-VR
Turn your mockups into VR using Sketch
github  sketch  vr  tools 
october 2016
Be kind
"Be kind and see the potential in people. Give them a break."
leadership  things  career  advice 
october 2016
Second presidential debate: Linguistics explains why Donald Trump sounds racist when he says "the" African Americans — Quartz
"Trump’s “the” works as a dog-whistle to those disaffected rural white voters who idolize him. “The” makes the group seem like it’s a large, uniform mass, rather than a diverse group of individuals. This is the key to “othering:” treating people from another group as less human than one’s own group." via Instapaper http://qz.com/806174/second-presidential-debate-linguistics-explains-why-donald-trump-sounds-racist-when-he-says-the-african-americans/
instapaper  highlight 
october 2016
Custom Stickers and Custom Label Printing
Get quality custom stickers and labels printed fast. Made in America. Easy ordering. Great customer service. Free Shipping. Fast Delivery. 866-774-7900
sticker  design 
october 2016
10 Tips For First-Time Supervisors
Many first-time supervisors struggle at first. And it's understandable. Here are 10 tips for first-time supervisors that will help make you successful.
management  career  work  advice 
october 2016
The question of what Donald Trump “really believes” has no answer - Vox
"So to ask whether Trump opposed the Iraq War, as though he had a considered view on the Iraq War that is subject to discovery, is a category mistake. Trump said words about the Iraq War at various points — whatever words he felt, in the moment, would project an image of power and control. When different words with different meanings felt that way, he said those words. Whatever position on the Iraq War feels that way in the future, he will adopt that one." via Instapaper http://www.vox.com/2016/9/29/13086236/trump-beliefs-category-error
instapaper  highlight 
october 2016
Stop Adopting Other People’s Anxiety
"Once a client becomes anxious, their primary goal becomes to make you anxious, because that justifies their own anxiety. So if they’re freaking out and they can get you to freak out then OMG WE SHOULD ALL BE FREAKING OUT!"
tips  advice  design 
september 2016
Authenticating your Rails app with Google
Using Google, Device, and OmniAuth to get authentication working for your Rails app.
rails  ruby  google  authentication  oauth 
september 2016
How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly ~ Stephen Downes
"The four types of structure are: argument, explanation, definition, and description" via Instapaper http://www.downes.ca/post/38526
instapaper  highlight 
september 2016
Facebook Messenger bot
"Definitely the best Ruby client for Bots on Messenger."
facebook  github  ruby  programming  conversation-ui 
september 2016
Yosemite Poster
By Brian Steely. Hand pulled with love in the US. Printed on 140lb Muscletone Starch White French paper. 100% of the profit from your purchase will be donated directly to the National Park's Centennial Campaign and used to give the parks another spectacular century.
nps  yosemite  poster  want 
september 2016
Twitter: the problem with most for-profit colleges
"This week ITT Tech shut down. Thought it would be helpful to provide some more info on for-profit colleges for broader context."
twitter  thread 
september 2016
JS charting library altrnatives
Asked on Hacker News: "This is definitely the best charting library I've worked with so far, mostly because of its flexibility. However, being afraid that I'm not aware of some other, maybe more powerful, libraries out there, I'm asking here are there good alternatives?"
javascript  data-visualization  charts  libraries  tools 
september 2016
Plottable.js
Flexible, interactive, performant charts for the web made easy.
javascript  d3  charts  library  visualization 
september 2016
Asia’s Cult of Intelligence | The Diplomat
"In addition, we do not see in Japan significant numbers of the types of religious schools that are designed to shield children from knowledge about basic tenets of science and accepted understandings of history—such as evolutionary theory or the religious views of the Founding Fathers, who were largely deists—which are essential to having a fundamental understanding of the world." via Instapaper http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/asias-cult-of-intelligence/
instapaper  highlight 
september 2016
Burnout and the Cult of Busy — Caroline Moore
"One of my worst work habits is that I would feel constant, crushing guilt for not working on a project every waking second until it’s done. But feeling that guilt is exhausting, so it’s like my downtime didn’t even count in terms of my mental health, because the whole time I was relaxing, I was actually drowning in anxiety over the fact that I was being unproductive. So I’d work crazy hours and burn myself out, then spend too much time procrastinating because I was tired, then because I felt guilty I’d work crazy hours and that cycle just continued for months. It’s super unhealthy." via Instapaper http://www.mooredesign.us/blog/2016/7/27/burnout-and-the-cult-of-busy
instapaper  highlight 
august 2016
Rachel Carson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
""...a fanatic defender of the cult of the balance of nature,"" via Instapaper https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Carson
instapaper  highlight 
august 2016
Building MVPs that scale
An excellent tutorial on how to build scalability into your minimum viable products. Great all around advice for programmers on how to be pragmatic.
july 2016
Web Design in 4 minutes
This is a neat way to teach web design fundamentals.
design  web  web-design  webdesign  tools  tutorial 
july 2016
The Eisenhower Matrix as a Trello board
The Eisenhower Matrix is a visual framework you can use with productivity tools you’re already in, like Trello, to keep everything organized.
productivity  trello  work  organization  decision  tools 
july 2016
How to set, achieve, and track Objectives and Key Results in Trello
This complete guide to OKRs - Objectives and Key Results - will give you the framework and methods for improving your team's focus, engagement & results.
management  productivity  trello  tutorial  work 
july 2016
Being Honest About Trump - The New Yorker
"His language remains not merely sloppy or incendiary but openly hostile to the simplest standards of truth and decency that have governed American politics. Most recently, just this week, he has repeated the lie that there has been a call for “a moment of silence” in honor of the murderer of five policemen in Dallas." via Instapaper http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/being-honest-about-trump
instapaper  highlight 
july 2016
Reversing the wall at WWDC 2016
Using photos and open source image tools to recreate the text from the WWDC welcome wall.
images  text  analysis  ocr  python 
july 2016
R Markdown
Use Markdown in R to output fancy documents.
markdown  markup  visualization  R  programming  design 
july 2016
Recommendation for labeling search fields
A look at some of the accessibility options for search fields.
a11y  accessibility  forms  search  webdev  recommendation 
july 2016
digitalculturist.com
"I don’t think information overload is something that can be solved — it’s something that needs to be managed." via Instapaper https://digitalculturist.com/drowning-in-a-sea-of-information-563a3160efbb
instapaper  highlight 
july 2016
Don't scar on the first cut
Great advice for organizations, period.
rules  advice  things  work  life  workspace 
june 2016
Holmes
Fast and easy searching inside a page.
javascript  plugin  search  tool  node  npm 
june 2016
Cleanly handling a fork on GitHub
Easy-to-follow instructions for managing forked Github repos. This is awesome advice.
git  github  terminal 
june 2016
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