Flickr gets new UI →
I’ve gotta say, I’m really impressed with the new Flickr so far. The presentation is superb. It’s great to see Flickr get some much needed love after all these years.
The One-Person Product →
Tumblr has come a long way… I truly wish them all the best. :’-)
What happens after Yahoo acquires you (2011) →
A cautionary tale. By Matt Linderman of 37signals
We promise not to screw it up.– Marissa Mayer’s Tumblr (I’ve already made backups just in case.)
At one point as I climbed the stairs and approached the second floor, I saw a...– At Google Conference, Cameras Even in the Bathroom - NYTimes.com (via lachstock)
Locks, Actors, And STM In Pictures →
CoVim - Collaborative Editing for Vim →
Everest Maxed Out →
“Today roughly 90 percent of the climbers on Everest are guided clients, many without basic climbing skills. Having paid $30,000 to $120,000 to be on the mountain, too many callowly expect to reach the summit. A significant number do, but under appalling conditions. The two standard routes, the Northeast Ridge and the Southeast Ridge, are not only dangerously crowded but also disgustingly...
German for black: Rad links from around the web #1 →
germanforblack: I spend every minute of the day looking at amazing things that other people are doing on the web. Studio buddy Glen helped convince me to compile a list. Some fantastic links for a Friday arvo. Thanks for sharing Ben. :-)
Yahoo, Tumblr tie-up in the works? →
I’m not sure how I feel about this.. based on what Yahoo did with delicious and flickr (ie let them die). :-/
99designs worldwide community
Here’s something I made. It’s a visualisation of the 99designs worldwide community. Pretty neat huh? You wouldn’t believe how much effort it took to make those little hexes look just right.. :-P Also, if you’re into this kind of thing—did I mention that 99 is hiring? ;-)
A Cloudless Atlas — How MapBox Aims to Make the... →
“To solve the problem, MapBox takes a much finer-grained approach. It takes all the images it has of an area and stacks them on top of each other. Then, it reorders each column of pixels in the stack based on how cloudy it thinks it is. “We do that for every pixel in the world,” says Loyd.” Incredible results. The satellite imagery the MapBox team is producing is remarkably...
Space Is Now a Reality TV Show →
“Chris Hadfield’s return from the International Space Station marks a new era for the final frontier.” The Atlantic on astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Cover Story: Daft Punk →
loganabbott: Great article on Pitchfork about Daft Punk and their new album. After 20 years, the world has finally caught up with Daft Punk, so the helmet-clad retro-futurists are embarking on a new mission: to make music breathe again Cool article. Presentation is superb.
Vector Tiles for MapBox Streets →
“MapBox has developed an open source vector format to power the future of our web maps. Vector tiles rethink web maps from the ground up, providing a single efficient format to power raster tiles, interactive features, geojson streams, mobile renderers, and much more.” I can’t wait for MapBox’s new Vector maps. I’m especially excited for Tilemill 2, which...
Some Candid Thoughts on Node.js from Creator Ryan... →
“Node is popular because it allows normal people to do high concurrency servers. It’s not the fastest or leanest or even very well put together - but it makes good trade offs in terms of cognitive overhead, simplicity of implementation, and performance.” “Node’s problem is that some of its users want to use it for everything? So what? I have no interest in educating...
Frankenbyte: Faster Github using SSH multiplexing →
frankenbyte: I use both Github and Bitbucket daily for version control, for work and for a variety of projects. With this kind of active use of Git or Mercurial, you’re spinning up ssh connections to remote servers left right and centre. Ain’t nothing wrong with that — it works. But, over the day the latency… Great protip.
“Why don't you have a Facebook”(account) →
psql: http://markleggett.tumblr.com/post/50069556065/why-dont-you-have-a-facebook A+, +1
They promised us life in space, flying cars, and jetpacks but all we got were...– Life in space
I’m convinced that if just about any other major media or tech company had...– The Truth About Reddit And That (Unnecessary) Apology
Two.js is a two-dimensional drawing api geared towards modern web browsers. It is renderer agnostic enabling the same api to draw in multiple contexts: svg, canvas, and webgl. I really like the animating strokes demo.
How to Spread The Word About Your Code →
White Men Wearing Google Glass →
“In its favour, if Google Glass didn’t exist, all these Silicon Valley guys would be having affairs or buying unsuitable motorbikes”
City and desert coexist Depending on the things...
McDonald’s Theory →
“I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s.”
Modern art was CIA 'weapon' →
Quite a cool story if true.
Happy 20th birthday, WWW! →
“To celebrate, CERN restored the first URL” via Waxy
Transitional Interfaces — Design/UX →
A fantastic article on use of animation in user interfaces.
We still don’t actually agree about anything except for the most...– Cloned at Birth: The Story of Ridiculous Fishing
Cloned at Birth: The Story of Ridiculous Fishing →
Box2d Revisited →
It looks like box2d physics on the web using asm.js could be a thing.
Can’t get enough of this.
Play an accordion recording by resizing your... →
“Titan is a highly scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying large graphs with billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi-machine cluster.”
Programming Best Practices Tidbits →
Some excellent advice on Programming Best Practices.
Animation concept →
Something I’ve been playing around with…
Boilerpipe — Boilerplate Removal and Fulltext... →
“The boilerpipe library provides algorithms to detect and remove the surplus “clutter” (boilerplate, templates) around the main textual content of a web page.”