Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
ysltf on Huffduffer
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Ariel Waldman Talks About Science Hack Day: Triangulation 120 - YouTube
This is a great summation of the origins of Science Hack Day from Ariel.
Science Hack Day San Francisco 2014 Demos - YouTube
All the marvellous hacks from Science Hack Day San Francisco being demoed at the end of the event.
Mine is the first one up, five minutes in.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
The boring front-end developer - Adam Silver, Front end developer, based in London
My name is Jeremy and I am a boring front-end developer.
Why I Joined the IndieWeb Movement - Wingin’ It
I hope that many of you will watch me on this journey, and follow in my wagon tracks as I leave the walled cities and strike out for the wilderness ahead.
Startups and Shit, HTML-first
The Android vs. iOS debate is one hinges around whether you think it makes more sense to target a (perceived) larger market, or target one that the technorati favor. But why choose? Building a good responsive web app has a series of benefits, the primary one being that you target users on every platform with one app. Every user. Every platform. All the time. Release whenever you want. A/B test with ease. Go, go go.
Science Hack Day San Francisco 2014 Teams - an album on Flickr
What a fantastic collection of creators!
Monday, October 6th, 2014
Jerry Seinfeld’s Clio Acceptance Speech - YouTube
I feel that this is relevant to that discussion I had with Malarkey on his podcast about advertising.
How did Twitter become the hate speech wing of the free speech party?
A look back at how Twitter evolved over time, with examples of seemingly-trivial changes altering the nature of the discourse.
Kevin finishes with a timely warning for those of us building alternatives:
Progressive Enhancement Basics
Some thoughts on progressive enhancement, although I disagree with the characterisation of progressive enhancement as being the opposite choice to making “something flashy that pushes the web to it’s limits”—it’s entirely possible to make the flashiest, limit-pushing sites using progressive enhancement. After all…
it’s much more a mindset than a particular development technique.
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
A lovely hack from Science Hack Day San Francisco: get an idea of the size of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider by seeing it superimposed over your town.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Science Hack Day: Serious Fun in the Making
It’s impossible to predict the creations that will spring forth when people gather in the spirit of participation, collaboration, and benign anarchy at the next Science Hack Day, but the results are certain to be inspired, and inspiring.
Blogging Known Style
Companies go out of business, get bought and change policies, so what if you had one place to originate all of your content then publish it out to those great social services? And hey, why not pull comments from those services back to your original post?
That’s the idea behind Indie Web Camp: have your own website be the canonical source of what your publish. But right now, getting all of the moving parts up and running requires a fair dollop of tech-savviness. That’s where Known comes in:
It’s similar to the WordPress model: you can create a blog on their servers, or you can download the software and host it on your own.
This post is a good run-down of what’s working well with Known, and what needs more work.
The Hummingbird Effect — How We Got to Now
How the printing press led to the microscope, and chlorination transformed women’s fashion—Steven Johnson channels James Burke.
Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.
Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.
ntlk’s blog: Why can’t you track periods in Apple’s Health app?
JS Parse and Execution Time - TimKadlec.com
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
How We Could Actually Build a Space Colony - Popular Mechanics
This is basically porn for me.
Bernal spheres, Stanford tori, and O’Neill cylinders, oh my!
56 Experts reveal 3 beloved front-end development tools
Turns out that Brian LeRoux and I gave the same answer to this question:
I think I just saved you a click.