I’m Sorry, But Those Are Vanity Metrics
Measurements often slant toward what investors want to measure, showing if a company is valuable, not how it can create more value.
business  tip  tool 
20 days ago
European banking union is stealthily redrawing the political map
Given the cross-border lending from surplus to deficit economies carried out by Europe’s banking system, this will over time make ownership and control more pan-European and more dominated by surplus country investors.

This will gradually dissolve the tight bonds between national political and banking elites, intermingled everywhere in Europe and especially the eurozone.
wikipedia  EU  todo 
20 days ago
The EU proposes pan-European pension products - Pepped up
On June 29th [2017] the European Commission presented a long-awaited proposal for a pan-European personal-pension product, the snazzily named “Pepp”.
wikipedia  todo  EU 
20 days ago
The significance of plot without conflict
Kishōtenketsu contains four acts: introduction, development, twist and reconciliation. The basics of the story–characters, setting, etc.–are established in the first act and developed in the second. No major changes occur until the third act, in which a new, often surprising element is introduced. The third act is the core of the plot, and it may be thought of as a kind of structural non sequitur. The fourth act draws a conclusion from the contrast between the first two “straight” acts and the disconnected third, thereby reconciling them into a coherent whole.
design  narrative  inspiration 
20 days ago
Reality Driven Development: Fixing Project Management in Software | Brightball, Inc
Kanban combined with about 2 hours per week of pairing gives you a very productive and workable solution for an accountable, productive software development process that allows your developers to maximize their focus and still swiftly adapt to the needs of the company.
sw  productivity  dev 
27 days ago
Чек-лист по выживанию сайта / Хабр
База, бэкэнд, фронтэнд, окружение.
tips  web  dev  sw  db 
27 days ago
The 7 Questions You’ll Be Asked at a UX Design Interview
The list of my favorite blogs, people to follow, and books in the industry.
to-read  sw  UI  list  design  dev 
27 days ago
Designing robust and predictable APIs with idempotency
To overcome this sort of inherently unreliable environment, it’s important to design APIs and clients that will be robust in the event of failure, and will predictably bring a complex integration to a consistent state despite them.
web  api  dev  sw 
27 days ago
Meeple Realty
Meeple Realty makes board game organizers called “inserts” that people can insert into their game box. All of our inserts are made with Birch wood, but we are venturing into using acrylic for certain inserts. We aren’t the only company that is making inserts for board games, but we always make sure to offer unique and well-engineered designs at a reasonable price.
board  game  tabletop  US  shop 
5 weeks ago
The Art Institute of Chicago - 50,000 High-Res Images
Explore thousands of artworks in the museum’s wide-ranging collection—from our world-renowned icons to lesser-known gems from every corner of the globe—as well as our books, writings, reference materials, and other resources.
art  image  library  opensource 
9 weeks ago
Self-Documented Makefile
When using the CLI, we prefer self-documenting tools. Wouldn't it better if we could just type make, and get a list of available commands, together with their desciption?
CLI  dev  documentation 
september 2018
Making Games Better for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Guidelines and best practices for making games more accessible to a wide range of disabilities. Starting with auditory options, for the deaf and hard of hearing.
accessibility  tips  video 
july 2018
WTF is a personal information dashboard for your terminal, developed for those who spend most of their day in the command line.

It allows you to monitor services and systems that you otherwise might keep browser tabs open for, the kinds of things you don’t always need visible, but might check in on every now and then.
terminal  linux  bash  sw 
may 2018
Modern furniture.
online  shop  EU  furniture 
may 2018
Forest Gully Farms
Visitors feel like the lord of the forest in the Hobbit huts at this Tennessee crop farm. The half-buried white cedar shelters resemble something from a Tolkien novel. They hold eight guests, who share three huts and a bathhouse. The farm also offers foraging tours, with a chance to harvest herbs, nuts, fruits and freshly laid eggs.
hotel  US  travel  todo 
may 2018
Registry for 90-accounts. The 90-account is a quality stamp for serious collection organizations.
Sweden  government  list 
may 2018
1Password Store
The well-hidden 1Password license shop.
sw  security  shop 
may 2018
Keynote speech by Peter Norvig is director of research at Google, Inc.
web  sw  video  dev  design  inspiration 
may 2018
Software Testing Anti-patterns · Codepipes Blog
In this article I wanted to take a step back and catalog some high-level testing anti-patterns that are technology agnostic. Hopefully you will recognize some of these patterns regardless of your favorite programming language.
dev  tips  sw 
may 2018
Safe ways to do things in bash
Bash is not a language where the correct way to do something is also the easiest. If there is anything like a driver's license for writing bash, it must be rule zero of BashPitfalls: Always use quotes.
dev  bash  tips 
may 2018
The Tripartite Identity Pattern
Consistently I’ve found that a tripartite identity model best fits most online services and should be forward compatible with current identity sharing methods and future proposals.
dev  web  architecture  design 
april 2018
Let’s talk about usernames
The ideas above are not an exhaustive list of all the things you could or should do to validate usernames in sites and services you build, because if I started trying to write an exhaustive list, I’d be here forever. They are, though, a good baseline of things you can do, and I’d recommend you do most or all of them.
web  dev  security  tip  list 
april 2018
Simple and Fast Multimedia Library
SFML provides a simple interface to the various components of your PC, to ease the development of games and multimedia applications. It is composed of five modules: system, window, graphics, audio and network.
game  dev  C++  library 
april 2018
Building Technology Heritage Library : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides.
housing  design  library  minecraft  architecture  inspiration 
april 2018
Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling
Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist.

However, I think these rules can easily be "how to write a shallow but emotionally compelling story" (surprise, surprise).
storytelling  howto  tip 
march 2018
Pixar in a Box
Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney. If you have questions or ideas, email us at piab@khanacademy.org.
study  storytelling  graphics  online  library  video 
march 2018
Generating artwork with Haskell
I’ve been creating generative art consistently for about six months now. People are starting to ask what my stack looks like, and until now I haven’t had anything to point at; I’d like to change that today! I’m going to lay out my approach in this blog post, and we’ll put together something simple using the stack I’ve been using to generate art.
art  sw  dev  haskell 
march 2018
How to Write CSS That Works in Every Browser, Even the Old Ones
Let me walk you through how exactly to write CSS that works in every browser at the same time, even the old ones. By using these techniques, you can start using the latest and greatest CSS today — including CSS Grid — without leaving any of your users behind. Along the way, you’ll learn the advanced features of Can I Use, how to do vertical centering in two lines of code, the secrets to mastering Feature Queries, and much more.
web  dev  css  tutorial  tip  video 
march 2018
How Airlines don’t care about your privacy: Case Study Emirates.com
It is not the usage of third party services that is of concern here in this case but the implementation of these services. Emirates has the control of their website and what the website shares with third party services. It is this control that needs to be exercised to limit the leakage of User information.

It is not a mammoth task, it is just a matter of commitment to preserving the basic right to privacy.
web  security  privacy  dev  tip 
march 2018
Когда таблицы были без линеек
В Питере был в гостях у Никиты Вознесенского, он показал красивую французскую книжку 1700 года. Называется Histoire générale de Portugal (Общая история Португалии), автор Jacques Lequien de la Neufville. Мне очень понравилась таблица в конце книги, это список ошибок с исправлениями.
design  layout  typography 
january 2018
I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.
So, it is with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to come clean and tell you all how I’ve been stealing usernames, passwords and credit card numbers from your sites for the past few years.
web  security  dev 
january 2018
Git Tips & Tricks
Tips with human-readable descriptions.
git  tips  sw  dev 
november 2017
This talk is about using simple values (as opposed to complex objects) not just for holding data, but also as the boundaries between components and subsystems. It moves through many topics: functional programming; mutability's relationship to OO; isolated unit testing with and without test doubles; and concurrency, to name some bar. The "Functional Core, Imperative Shell" screencast mentioned at the end is available as part of season 4 of the DAS catalog.
sw  dev  design  tips  testing 
november 2017
GitHub - Microsoft/GSL: Guidelines Support Library
The Guideline Support Library (GSL) contains functions and types that are suggested for use by the C++ Core Guidelines maintained by the Standard C++ Foundation. This repo contains Microsoft's implementation of GSL.
dev  guide  library  sw  C++  style 
november 2017
GitHub - bbatsov/ruby-style-guide: A community-driven Ruby coding style guide
This Ruby style guide recommends best practices so that real-world Ruby programmers can write code that can be maintained by other real-world Ruby programmers.
ruby  sw  dev  style  guide 
november 2017
Learn ALL Hiragana in 1 Hour - How to Write and Read Japanese - YouTube
This is your ultimate compilation to easily master Japanese Hiragana in 1 hour.
Japanese  language  tips 
september 2017
How to Write a Git Commit Message
There are well-established conventions as to what makes an idiomatic Git commit message.
sw  dev  git  tips 
september 2017
CppCoreGuidelines/CppCoreGuidelines.md at master · isocpp/CppCoreGuidelines
This document is a set of guidelines for using C++ well. The aim of this document is to help people to use modern C++ effectively. By "modern C++" we mean C++11 and C++14 (and soon C++17). In other words, what would you like your code to look like in 5 years' time, given that you can start now? In 10 years' time?
guide  C++  sw  dev 
september 2017
#AltDevBlog » Functional Programming in C++
A large fraction of the flaws in software development are due to programmers not fully understanding all the possible states their code may execute in.  In a multithreaded environment, the lack of understanding and the resulting problems are greatly amplified, almost to the point of panic if you are paying attention.  Programming in a functional style makes the state presented to your code explicit, which makes it much easier to reason about, and, in a completely pure system, makes thread race conditions impossible.
sw  dev  tip  C++ 
september 2017
How I tried to get into game development and failed | Hacker News
I don't mean to be dismissive, but here are the main issues I see with the process (and the final product).
game  dev  tip 
august 2017
CWEB - Wikipedia
CWEB is a computer programming system created by Donald Knuth and Silvio Levy as a follow-up to Knuth's WEB literate programming system, using the C programming language (and to a lesser extent the C++ and Java programming languages) instead of Pascal.
sw  dev  typography  tool  language 
august 2017
CppCon 2015: Bjarne Stroustrup “Writing Good C++14” - YouTube
How do we use C++14 to make our code better, rather than just different? How do we do so on a grand scale, rather than just for exceptional programmers? We need guidelines to help us progress from older styles, such as “C with Classes”, C, “pure OO”, etc. We need articulated rules to save us from each having to discover them for ourselves. Ideally, they should be machine-checkable, yet adjustable to serve specific needs.
C++  dev  sw  tip  video 
august 2017
Using Emacs - YouTube
Using Emacs video lessons.
sw  dev  tool  tutorial  video 
august 2017
Exploring Histograms
Histograms are a way to summarize a numeric variable. They use counts to aggregate similar values together and show you the overall distribution. However, they can be sensitive to parameter choices! We're going to take you step by step through the considerations with lots of data visualizations.
graphics  analytics  analysis 
august 2017
Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | TED Talk | TED.com
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
life  tips  happiness 
july 2017
Dan North - Decisions, decisions on Vimeo
Architecture isn't just the static "shape" of your software. It's the set of decisions that define it, enabling — or inhibiting — change, evolution and improvement over time.
It is also the decisions about how you verify, deploy, version, manage and monitor an application. Each of these decisions is a trade-off: there are no Best Practises. Some decisions can have a huge forward impact, and it isn't always obvious which ones!In this talk Dan offers several strategies to help you improve your architecture decision-making. He won't tell you whether to prefer stability or uncertainty, DRYness or coupling, latency or throughput, manual or automated testing.
That's up to you. But he might help you go into those decisions with your eyes open.
video  sw  dev  tips 
july 2017
Правила швейцарской типографики от Мюллера-Брокманна - Блог Игоря Штанга
Мюллер-Брокманн в книге The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems перечисляет правила «функциональной, объективной и информативной» типографики.
design  web  font 
july 2017
How did managers get introduced in 2014, and did it really change everything?
We all know that before 2014 Github was a "flat" organisation, and that after 2014 managers were introduced. However, what's not clear is this: how were they introduced? And did the company culture really change after that?
management  to-think-about 
july 2017
The Principles of Clean Architecture by Uncle Bob Martin
Robert C. Martin, aka, Uncle Bob has authored "landmark" books on Agile Programming, Extreme Programming, UML, Object-Oriented Programming, C++ Programming and most recently Clean Code and Clean Coder.
sw  dev  design 
july 2017
Hexels Adventures with Mark Knight
Marmoset is proud to present Hexels Adventures, a speedpaint video series that takes us on a journey through Mark Knight’s creative process.
graphics  inspiration  tutorial 
july 2017
Gather all the things you need for work in one place and have quick access to them.
dev  productivity  sw  shop 
may 2017
Workspaces is an app that remembers your project resources, so you can quickly open them.
dev  productivity  todo  shop  sw 
may 2017
PARADISE - A contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights
We created a new and animated interpretation of 'The Garden Of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch.
video  fun  art  todo 
february 2017
Data-Driven Documents
D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.
javascript  web  dev  library  graphics  UI 
january 2017
Clojure for the Brave and True
Learning Clojure is the best way you can improve as a programmer because it introduces you to powerful concepts implemented in a simple, cohesive, and practical language. You learn Clojure here. Therefore, Brave Clojure is your very best friend when it comes to programming.
book  online  sw  dev  language  todo 
january 2017
E.g., Pac-man Suit.
EU  clothes  shop  online 
january 2017
Simple Made Easy
Rich Hickey emphasizes simplicity’s virtues over easiness’, showing that while many choose easiness they may end up with complexity, and the better way is to choose easiness along the simplicity path.
dev  sw  tutorial  talk 
january 2017
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