Month: June 2016

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Jun 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

A last painting from Rembrandt, this time not created by an artist but by a software, an artificial intelligence algorithm. Simply mind-blowing! (www.nextrembrandt.com)

WORK

The Sliding Scale of Giving a F#ck

I heard about this approach some time ago, and recently I’ve found myself using it a lot to avoid bike-shedding and useless discussions. So I'll share it with you too 🙂
PS: you can call “giving a fig” to be polite.

APPS

BitCam

“The most advanced camera for your mini pocket computer.”
Please, look at all the small details and references that this website contains 🙂

Readings for Lunch — [ 24 Jun 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

Our new destination, after #brexit? (source)

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Using machine learning to determine drivers of bounce and conversion

It's been one of the most commented talks at Velocity conf: how to use AI algorithms to understand what are the factors impacting bounces and conversion rates on a website.

SPACE

Jupiter: Into the Unknown

A scientific NASA mission to Jupiter presented like a blockbuster movie. Thrilling and amazing at the same time.

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Jun 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
I really love this photo of Amsterdam, by Paul Lloyd (source)

LEADERSHIP

You don’t have my permission

Jason Fried, as always forcing people to think and look at things in a different way. This time on how to manage and lead people through delegation. Must read.

TOOLS

Snapdrop

Like AirDrop, but in a browser. Useful to transfer data (and text too) across devices. Works also with mobile devices. Pretty impressive.

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Jun 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
COSE CHE MI MAGNO ("Things that I eat") a hand-drawn food blog by Alekone (source)

WEB

Progressive Web Apps in Nigeria and Kenya

Via Peter Gasston
Developers in Kenya and Nigeria explain why they’re enthusiastic about Progressive Web Apps.

LONDON

Uncovering The Secrets Of The Curtain Theatre

A few years back, the remains of an old theatre in Shoreditch were uncovered. The theatre predates The Globe, and staged several of Shakespeare's plays.

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Jun 2016 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY

PRIVACY

We’re completely overlooking the most important announcement Apple made at WWDC

Lost in the glitz and glamour of bigger emoji, Apple’s biggest announcement went almost entirely overlooked: differential privacy.

VR

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

The rough idea is that there are two ways of perceiving distance. One is called ‘motion parallax’, the other is ‘shape from shading.’ Which one works for you is very much influenced by your gender and also your hormones.