Tag: FUN

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Sep 2017 ]

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A subglacial cave found in Antarctica, that researchers think could reveal new undiscovered animal or plant species (source)

PEOPLE

Penny Chenery, Owner of the Triple Crown Winner Secretariat, Dies at 95

Via Liliana Bragadin
Ms. Chenery knew little about horse racing when she took over her father’s thoroughbred farm, but she became a major figure in the racing industry. An incredible story. And an amazing movie too.

FUN

Visualizing the hidden drama of life’s most mundane events with a single line

The flip of a switch. The bounce of a spring. The collapse of a tower of blocks. In the hands of artist Daihei Shibata, the minutiae of everyday life are downright thrilling.

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 Sep 2017 ]

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Ancient arrowhead found in a bypass dig at Washingborough (source)

LIFE

My little Suomi

A post by Varia Stepanova about small things she noticed in her new basic life as immigrant in Finland.

FUN

The State of Design

I don't agree too much with this analysis, but I have to admit that the choice of the images for the article is simply perfect.

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Jul 2017 ]

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Lufthansa Design Policy (1979). Today we would call it design language 🙂 – (book)

FUN

British Airways safety video – director's cut

Via Stanislav Ignatenkov + Toby Wilkins
Hilarious video created in collaboration with Comic Relief and some famous faces. And if you want something more musical, here's Virgin America's one.

Readings for Lunch — [ 19 Jun 2017 ]

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Hypnotic Images of Waves in Perpetual Motion (click here to see the animated version)

FUN

The worst volume control UI in the world

A group of bored developers and designers has decided to start a thread on reddit to figure out who can came up with the worst volume control interface in the world. Here the results 🙂

WEB

HTTP cache 101: scaling the web

“HTTP caching is truly the hidden gem of the protocol, and I wish more people would be aware of the inner workings of the spec.” A big writeup about HTTP caching by Alessandro Nadalin.

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Sep 2016 ]

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This twitter feed – Cursed Images – is crazy! – Warning, it may contain upsetting images 🙂

DEVOPS

Bringing Pokémon GO to life on Google Cloud

An insight from Google of the infrastructure that helped bring Pokémon GO to life for millions of players. «Tens of thousands of cores», just sayin'.

FUN

Museum of WiFi

Via Michele Bertoli
Simple lines proudly shouted out to entire neighbourhoods, wire-less signals that mark territories, shock up-stairs couples, seduce girls next door, and mess with people passive-aggressively.

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Apr 2016 ]

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An unusual view of London – (source)
This is for you, my dear friend: welcome to London!

FUN

Classing Programmer Paintings

This is just been shared and commented on every possible social network, slack channel, developers chat. But I could not miss the chance to share it here too, just in case someone missed it 🙂

STARTUP

If the ship is sinking, go the fuck down with it

Via Katerine Marie
“Here's an insightful and powerful read for people involved in the startup community.”

Readings for Lunch — [ 13 Jan 2016 ]

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How starting to plan dev goals for 2016, by Una Kravet (source)

DESIGN

Content & Display Patterns

A revealing post, about the differences between Content Patterns and Display Patterns, and why in probably you want to keep them distinct (also a real case-history about the redesign of the O'Reilly website).

FUN

This is what happens when you reply to spam email

Writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, weeks-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.

Readings for Lunch — [ 26 Nov 2015 ]

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Cat toes. (source)

THINK

Quality is a variable

These are the slides of the fantastic keynote that James Higgs (Ustwo) gave last week at Codemotion Milano. And I don’t say fantastic ‘cause I invited him, I say it because it’s been an amazing talk.

FUN

XKCD 1608

Yesterday one of the most epic XKCD has killed the productivity of the whole world, with this massive mysterious game (spoiler: here the whole map).

Notice: works better on desktop Chrome

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 Nov 2015 ]

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Dominique Falla is an incredible artist that creates typography pieces out of pins and strings. Look at here entire portfolio here: source

PROGRAMMING

Does TDD really lead to good (software) design?

Any developer can make a mess regardless if they are writing tests or not, regardless of which Test Driven Development style they are using.

FUN

The best Apple Store rant I’ve read. Actually the best rant I’ve ever read

“I just don't understand this planet anymore.” 🙂

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 — [ 19 Jun 2015 ]

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FUN

Are you a Yuccie? Find out

So you've probably heard or read that the Hipster is dead, and now is the rise of the Yuccies (Young Urban Creatives). Find out if you are one through this funny listicle of 99 things Yuccies love!

PSYCH

The Stanford Experiment: the movie

One of the hallmark psychological studies, the Stanford prison experiment, is being turned into a film – this much controversial study, with a few exaggerations, could make a great one… look out for it!

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Jun 2015 ]

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MANAGEMENT

Image-Based Words?

Using image-based words when conveying your vision or communicating goals to people results in higher performance, researchers have found. Interesting idea on the effect of vivid language!

FUN

Two Kinds of People

There are 7,321,341,482 people in the world, but really, just two kinds of people. Check out this very funny blog by a Portuguese designer…which type are you?

Readings for Lunch — [ 28 May 2015 ]

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"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.