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Weekend Reading — Modern ruins

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Design Objective

Font Pair Helps you pair Google fonts.

WhiteAlbum People are weird, witness this inconvenience photo app that sounds like it will be totally fun to use.

Mobile First While the Internet hasn't been too kind to brick and mortar, mobile is changing that:

That fundamental shift in behavior is mobile: the most interesting place to be is no longer in front of a computer, it’s to go out into the world with a computer in your hand. And in that view, it’s no surprise that “3rd-places” like bookstores are experiencing a renaissance – or that physical goods, a welcome break from that ever-present screen, are more desirable than ever.

Here's What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class It turns out people who are not me are also using AirDrop for sharing stuff.


Tools of the Trade

blessed-contrib "Build dashboards using ascii/ansi art and javascript" Perfect for movies producers.

(Ab)using CSS3's :nth-child selector to invent new ones Like everything in CSS, powerful if you can figure out how to use it.

rauschma "That’s how you sent bug reports in 1985."

Vintage Terminal Effect in CSS3 CSS3 helps us restore the glory of CRT past.

Why DNS in OS X 10.10 is broken, and what you can do to fix it For Yosemite, Apple dropped the reliable DNSResolver and replaced it with the buggy discoveryd. I don't recommend switching back, but if you must, it looks fairly easy.


Lingua Scripta

Essential JavaScript Links Recently edited list that covers ES6/7.

6to5 + esnext 6to5 and esnext are merging, fantastic news for developers who want to use ES6/7 today.

hide-stack-frames-from Eliminates stack trace noise by hiding stack frames from any node module.

In-browser Redis A proof of concept Redis ported to the browser using Emscripten.

getify

"the nature of promises is that they remain immune to changing circumstances." house of cards, s1e1. also javascript.


Lines of Code

Microsoft BASIC for 6502 Original Source Code [1978]

SlexAxton

If at first you don't succeed, run the tests again to see if maybe one of them is flaky and if that doesn't work maybe just delete them.


Locked Doors

XSS game A game that teaches you how to XSS, hopefully so you learn not to trust client input.


Peopleware

alexch

Standup is not for asking "what did you do yesterday (and why isn't it done yet)?" but "what are you doing today and how can I help?"

iamdevloper

“You’ll mostly be rolling out CRUD features from this endless backlog”.

Honest job ads for developers.


None of the Above

Be My Eyes Fantastic use for technology:

Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat. Download now and start helping blind people see.

Hermione Granger and the Goddamn Patriarchy

“It’s funny you should say that, because I’m Hermione Granger, The Girl Who Gave Literally Zero Fucks.”

How Amazon Tricks You Into Thinking It Always Has the Lowest Prices

Here’s What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Windows users: stay away from "free download" sites.

Ship Your Enemies Glitter "Glitter as a Service: want to piss off someone you dislike for only $9.99? Let us send them some stupid fucking glitter that is guaranteed to go everywhere."