Month: September 2015

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Sep 2015 ]

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Vernacular Typography (source)

TOOLS

Otto

A tool to handle "automagically" all the aspects of development and deployment to any cloud platform, whatever you tech stack is. Very interesting (and ambitious).

DESIGN

The Ownership Problem

Via Ines Alves
A meaningful post about ownership, responsibility, silos, shared knowledge.

Readings for Lunch — [ 22 Sep 2015 ]

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Iridescent cloud spotted over Costa Rica (source)

THINK

7 suggestions to avoid unethical decisions in organisations

Volkswagen was caught with their hands in the cookie jar (and a poor software developer will be the scapegoat). But things are not so simple, if you work in a large organisation.

LOGOS

NASA just made its graphics standards manual for its old logo available as a free PDF

And according to Khoi Vinh, it was not so great. But I think everyone must admit that it definitely signed an era.

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Sep 2015 ]

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SCIENCE

Pluto ‘Wows’ in Spectacular New Backlit Panorama

The latest images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have scientists stunned – not only for their breathtaking views of Pluto’s majestic icy mountains, streams of frozen nitrogen and haunting low-lying hazes, but also for their strangely familiar, arctic look.

FUN

Millions of web pages use the -moz-opacity:0.7 tag and in javascript.

A request to fix a bug (actually, is not a bug at all) is correctly rejected, and the guy reporting it goes completely bonkers. You could think is just a troll, but no this is the mind of people out there 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Sep 2015 ]

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TOOLS

bro: just get to the point!

Via Michele Bertoli
Did you ever get lost in a man result page? Then this tool is for you: the "bro" CLI command shows concise, common-case examples for Unix commands.

DESIGN

“Flat Design”? Destroying Apple’s Legacy… or Saving It

A ruthless analysis of all the mistakes (and the long-term consequences) that Apple introduced with the latest iOS versions, in term of interaction design, usability and accessibility.

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Sep 2015 ]

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Yay all tests passed! (source)

TALKS

Learn Reflect Repeat

The presentation that “Miss Geeky” Melinda gave at State of the Browser about the impostor syndrome and how to create a culture of learning within your company.

PUZZLES

The Bridge Riddle

Can you use math to get you and your new friends over the bridge before the zombies arrive? (Just in case you were wondering: no, taking the others on your shoulders is not allowed).

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 Sep 2015 ]

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Deployments at Amazon (source)

TOOLS

Lightning Design System

Via Lorenzo Sicilia
A CSS framework created by Salesforce, it includes reusable UI elements (from lists to forms, from modals to dropdowns) plus a global responsive grid system for quick scaffolding. (JavaScript not included).

EVENTS

Breakout sessions

After the popularity and success of the Edge Conf breakout sessions, Mairead Buchan has organised a new series of meetings. The next scheduled dates are Sept 30th, Oct 27th and Nov 25th at the Mozilla London offices.

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Readings for Lunch — [ 01 Sep 2015 ]

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THINK

Make yourself a valuable employee by measuring your Net Promoter Score

A very provoking “experiment” by Jacopo Romei, on putting themselves under other people's evaluation (and what one can learn from that to do things differently "before it is too late").

DESIGN

Mo’ Tools, Mo’ Problems

A new entry in the “Dear Designer Student”. This time, a guide to picking the perfect design tool. (Hint: there's no such thing as a perfect tool 😉