Labnotes

Weekend Reading โ€” What if you didn't?

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Real life charts Creatively made with real life objects.


Design Objective

7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design "Improving your designs with tactics instead of talent." ๐Ÿค”

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Designing Farrago Rogue Amoeba's new soundboard app, with its unique UI metaphor.

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Introducing C.A.R.E. โ€“ a simple framework for user onboarding Convert. Activate. Retain. Expand.

An analysis of the interactions on iOS 11 TL;DR the gestures on the iPhone aren't all that intuitive, the gestures on the iPad aren't all that intuitive either, and to add to the confusion, iPhone and iPad use different gestures. Yeah.

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@xarph "The Apple Park Visitor's Center is a demonstration of an accessible building when cost is no object." Thread.

Malboury Jones "We moved into new offices, but this wall has been left open for a few weeks now. I knew what I had to do."

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Tools of the Trade

Propel "Machine learning for Javascript." Cool. Based on TensorFlow, and uses OpenGL to access the GPU when running on the server, or in the browser.

Protowire Protowire looks pretty cool: prototype directly in Sketch, with UI animations, screen transitions, and responsive design.

zricethezav/gitleaks Searches the full Git repository history for secrets and keys.

Pandora.js Bills itself as a "Manageable, Measurable and Traceable Node.js Application Manager."

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Evolving Patterns in React Some of the patterns that are emerging in the React ecosystem, like conditional rendering, destructing props, HOC, and render functions.

cloudmapper Create network diagrams of your AWS environment.

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Adrian Cole โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

If you use a #github project from volunteers and like it: star it, send a message or a issue comment like "keep it up!"

Volunteers often maintain things they dont even use anymore. Can you imagine "couch vs your issue" and choosing to help?

Clicking star is an easy thanks #oss

Jamon Holmgren ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I can see it all in hindsight like a train wreck.

  1. I accidentally created a folder named ~
  2. I thought, I don't want that
  3. I ran rm -rf ~
  4. I saw "rm /Users/jh/Music" ๐Ÿคจ ๐Ÿ™ โ˜น๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜จ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
  5. Ctrl+C Ctrl+C Ctrl+C Ctrl+CCCCCCCCCC

@chrisrodley "Full context for that 1950s computer with a speed of '10,000 girls' and a max. RAM of '2,000 facts'"

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Web-end

davidkpiano/flipping Easy FLIP animations to spice up your UI. Make animations as cool as this.

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Stunning hover effects with CSS variables So this is a cool trick: you can set a CSS property with JavaScript, and create dynamic styles, like e.target.style.setProperty('--x',${ x }px).

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Variable Order I didn't know CSS variables can do that either: dynamically sorting a table using CSS variables, no DOM changes. (Pretty cool, but not accessible in current browsers)

killall -9 khaxan "When you're an architect but you're also learning CSS"

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Lines of Code

Chris Oldwood ๐Ÿ˜ข

So, a "DateTimeProvider", that's basically just a clock, right?

Dee Nadzree "what people think programming is vs. how it actually is"


Architectural

Dan North ๐Ÿ’ก

The way Iโ€™ve been describing it is:

  1. The goal of the system is rapid and sustainable flow of value.
  2. Delivery teams should understand value and obsess about flow.
  3. Product managers should understand flow and obsess about value.

Locked Doors

LA Times serving cryptocurrency mining script The gist of this story is how many sites serve content from a world-writable S3 bucket. World. Writable. Not that I'm surprised, AWS configuration is confusing, the UIs are horrible, making it difficult to secure.

Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon? TL;DR publish a book that's all computer-generated gibberish, slap a $555 price tag, and purchase copies with stolen credit cards. Also, scammers posting fake Amazon support phone numbers in Amazon's customer help forums. But then, good luck finding the real Amazon support phone number when you need it.

GitHub Survived the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Recorded Batten down you memcache hosts:

About 100,000 memcached servers, mostly owned by businesses and other institutions, currently sit exposed online with no authentication protection, meaning an attacker can access them, and send them a special command packet that the server will respond to with a much larger reply.

Megan "I must ask you refrain from using hacker characters when engaging with my content."

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Techtopia

Money Stuff Sounds about right:

And then Bitcoin came along, and paranoid computer-literate people who spent a lot of time on the internet were the early adopters, and it became the world's first economic system that allocates wealth basically for hanging around on Reddit.

Money Stuff Also, just generally good advise for anyone on the internet:

I know you are going to email me to complain about this theory, but what I want to propose here is: What if you didn't?


None of the Above

(((David Bennun))) ๐Ÿคจ

Every so often a headline appears that has the paradoxical twin effect of making me feel better about my own life yet worried that I'm just not making the most of it.

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Rebecca Caprara ๐Ÿ˜ญ

2yo referred to her coat pockets as "snack holes" and this is what I shall forever call them

Fluff Society "Me jumping into bed after getting home from work."

Grant Tanaka ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

brain: let's talk shall we
me: ok
brain: are we being chased
me: no
brain: are we chasing something
me: no
brain: so wtf are we doing then
heart & lungs: we also have questions

TimOfLegend "People often overlook one of the most thought-out, thorough, and effective features of the Aeron chair. It took a lot of money and engineers to figure this out people! Give them credit."

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jarrett TIL:

tic tacs are almost pure sugar but get away with calling themselves sugar free because united states regulations says it has to have less than a gram of sugar to be sugar free and tic tacs are less than a gram.

Fluff Society "You'll get him one day"

Mens Fashion Infographics Handy reference.

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William Vambenepe ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Machine Learning Crash Course

The first step towards building self-driving cars is to take a crash course...

Peter Cooper "The most mind-boggling optical illusion I've seen in a while. Those horizontal bars really are parallel."

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