Month: May 2015

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 May 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
"In a Backyard Far, Far Away" by Craig Davison (source)

PS: sorry for missing some newsletter in the past days, it was a busy week 😉
Cristiano

FUN

Hackertyper

Want to look like a hacker, just like you've seen them in the movies, but don't actually have any hacking skills? PS: there is also an easter egg to find 😉

SCIENCE

Lokiarchaeota

Via Jacopo Romei
There is no need to go on Mars to find new forms of life. It's enough to look into the deep of our oceans.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 May 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
'The most dangerous animal in business'
GOOGLE

Secretive Project

Google has a team of 100 ppl working on a secretive project on advertising fraud, a problem they want to combat. Read more about this quiet project here…

LONDON

Floating House

Interesting marketing stunt by… you guessed right… airbnb on the Thames River. Check it out – you can even stay in it (if you win the competition)!

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 May 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
So true… (source)

BRANDS & DESIGN

Facebook Visual Identity

A great analysis of the Facebook branding, from the typeface to the colour, declined across al the platforms, apps, websites, to reduce fragmentation.

DEVS

Tech Debt

First-hand lessons learned about paying off technical debt, while refactoring and rewriting TweetDeck, in a project that lasted more than 6 months.

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 May 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
This is what a nuclear reactor being made in a forge looks like. (source)

UX & WEB DESIGN

There Is No Fold

Just in case it's not clear enough yet, here an extensive explanation of why talking of "above the fold" no longer makes sense. Even worse, probably it's counterproductive.

LONDON

Non-Native Animals On The Loose In London

Ever been to Greenwich park and noticed the green parakeets flying from tree to tree at the dusk? Well, they are not the only "wild" animals on the loose…

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 May 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
"When it comes to large crowd formations, no one does it better than China" (source)

THINK

Nothing Changes But You

A great antidote to the buzz-word hype-based trend-following hysteria that seems to affect the developers – especially web developers – nowadays.

TOOLS

Metalsmith

This is a simple (but powerful) static site generator. It can be integrated with a lot of plugins, it's well documented and above all is open-source.

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 May 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
(photo taken by me @ Urban Outfitters where you can buy this very deep mug…)
HUMOUR

The Perils of the Uber Addiction

You know you're addicted to Uber…but what does the reality of that really mean? Funny post which outlines exactly what some Uber users face!

TECH

Watson x TED

Interesting collaboration between IBM Watson and TED talks… have 2,000 presenters answer your questions on any topic / keyword you are looking for!

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 May 2015 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

HUMOUR

AutoCorrect strikes again!

It's happened to all of us – and it is funny every. single. time. Check this collection of some unfortunate but super funny events on smartphones…

TECH

Futuristic Cards

The excitement of newly designed and tech induced credit cards – and how it actually plays out – by someone who used it in the weekend. Would you get a smart card?