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 
3 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
7 days ago
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 
9 days ago
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 
9 days ago
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 
10 days ago
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 
11 days ago
'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 
11 days ago
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 
11 days ago
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 
14 days ago
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 
16 days ago
Tumblr has a Ph.D in cat captions
Simply the best cat photo captions ever rendered on the internet.
tumblr  cat 
19 days ago
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 
25 days ago
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 
28 days ago
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 
4 weeks ago
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 
5 weeks ago
Toast UI Markdown editor
Good looking Markdown editor for the browser.
tools  js  wysiwyg  editor  markdown 
5 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
Migrating Existing AWS Lambda Functions to Apex
Migrate current AWS Lambda functions to be managed by apex serverless
lambda  aws  amazon  javascript 
6 weeks ago
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 
6 weeks ago
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 
7 weeks ago
Capture design feedback quickly and easily with our online usability tests.
design  testing  tools  usability  ux 
7 weeks ago
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 
7 weeks ago
Understanding CSS Layout And The Block Formatting Context
Great write-up demonstrating the BFC and how to overcome some common issues with floats.
css  layout  float  grid 
9 weeks ago
Cory Doctorow on Russian election meddling
"The most disturbing thing about a foreign power playing a dispositive role in a US election is that it implies that the US's own political apparatus is as brittle as, say, the Allende-era Chile, a country that had been looted for decades."
twitter  politics  things 
10 weeks ago
Modern JavaScript Explained For Dinosaurs
Learning modern JavaScript is tough if you haven’t been there since the beginning. The ecosystem is growing and changing so rapidly that it’s hard to understand the problems that different tools try to solve.
javascript  js  tutorial 
11 weeks ago
Load testing your site with Siege
Siege is a useful load testing tool to add to your performance testing tool kit. This blog post will cover installing Siege on OS X and Linux, and running a basic load test with Siege.
performance  tools  load  testing  php 
11 weeks ago
Awesome List: Leading and managing
Awesome List of resources on leading people and being a manager. Geared toward tech, but potentially useful to anyone.
leadership  management  tech  technology  work  career  job  advice  things 
11 weeks ago
MORI Impact Tracker for WordPress
The MORI Impact Tracker, from Chalkbeat. A WordPress plugin to help track and report the impact of your organization's journalism.
wordpress  plugin  journalism  tracking  tools  php 
11 weeks ago
Remy Carrerio on Uranium One
Such a nice takedown of GOP fake scandal.
twitter  politics  clinton  russia 
11 weeks ago
Running in Circles
"People in our industry think they stopped doing waterfall and switched to agile. In reality they just switched to high-frequency waterfall."
development  engineering  process  teams  agile  philosophy 
11 weeks ago
How to use Rails Active Job
Learn how to give users faster & quicker server response times by using Rails Active Job. You can achieve this by using a queuing system. Here's how!
redis  rails  tutorial  activejob  ruby 
11 weeks ago
Using ActiveStorage today
You can actually use ActiveStorage today. This post will explore the how you can update your Rails app to use ActiveStorage.
rails  ruby  storage  tutorial  s3  aws 
11 weeks ago
Mac keyboard shortcuts
By pressing a combination of keys, you can do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device.
apple  keyboard  mac  shortcuts 
12 weeks ago
Some thoughts and feelings on RubyConf 2017
Love this: "I have been trying to be the Jim I want to see in the world."
ruby  rails  conference  thoughts 
12 weeks ago
In-depth critique of the NYT profile of a Nazi
"The NYTimes is densely defending their article by claiming it was intended to shed light on the normalcy of racism in American society. I agree this is a worthy topic of discussion. So, let’s talk about all the things the Times could have *actually* achieved this."
ethics  twitter  politics  nytimes  things 
12 weeks ago
Simple Icons
Free SVG icons for popular brands.
icons  icon  svg  webdesign 
12 weeks ago
Posting to the most popular social media from Ruby.
ruby  gem  social-media  development 
november 2017
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/
instapaper  highlight 
november 2017
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
instapaper  highlight 
november 2017
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 
november 2017
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 
november 2017
Frappe Charts
A simple, responsive, modern charts library for the web.
charts  javascript  library  svg  visualization 
november 2017
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 
november 2017
Stagg pour over kettle
Variable temperature control, optional Acaia Bluetooth app connectivity, and a stunning, minimalist design.
kettle  coffee  gear 
november 2017
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 
november 2017
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 
october 2017
Is there an upside to having no social life?
No, but it’s good to have a balance between deep work and social interactions.
october 2017
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 
october 2017
In-browser structured text editing component.
editor  javascript  markdown  wysiwyg  text 
october 2017
Five Minutes to Better Typography
A lovely and easy tutorial on typography by Pierrick Calvez.
typography  design  fonts  guide  tutorial  things  advice  via:popular 
october 2017
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 
september 2017
Feather: simply beautiful open source icons
Designed on a 24x24 grid with an emphasis on functionality, consistency and simplicity.
opensource  ui  design  icons  svg 
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/
instapaper  highlight 
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 think there has been a better account of the Trump presidency than this.
president  things  video  politics 
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
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