Tag: SOFTWARE

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Dec 2017 ]

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Buildings break through low cloud over the city of Skopje, Macedonia (source)

ENERGY

Tesla big battery outsmarts lumbering coal units after Loy Yang trips

When one of the biggest coal units in Australia failed without warning, Tesla "big battery" responded in milliseconds to restore the whole electric grid integrity. A glimpse on how we'll generate and store electricity in the future.

SOFTWARE

Google Map's Moat

Another very interesting comparison between Google and Apple maps. Incredible the lenght Google is going in showing every small detail in building footprints and 3d shapes.

Readings for Lunch — [ 08 Jun 2017 ]

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Uncropped version of Jeff Widener's famous photo of Tank Man on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989 (source)

SOFTWARE

You Are Not Google

We like to think that we’re hyper-rational, but when we have to choose a technology, we end up looking at what "the bigs" do and blindly follow their choices without first understanding the problems they are trying to solve.

DATA VISUALISATION

Roman Roads

Via Paolo Pustorino
A very interesting take on history, maps and visual design. A subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca. 125 AD.

Readings for Lunch — [ 06 Jun 2017 ]

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Rain on the wharf – Uberto Barbini (source)

WORK

Burnout due to value conflict

Most people nowadays understand that burnout is a very real threat. The general view around burnout is that the way you get it is by working too much. In reality, there are several reasons for burnout, and one of the big ones is value conflict.

SOFTWARE

A Year of Google & Apple Maps

A very interesting analysis of the differences between two of the biggest map applications, and how they evolved during one year of updates.

Readings for Lunch — [ 12 Jul 2016 ]

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Fresh garlic (source)

SOFTWARE

Why Google Stores Billions of Lines of Code in a Single Repository

Via Alessandro Cinelli
Two billion lines of code, nine million unique source files, 35 million commits spanning across 18-years, 86TB of data. Google uses a single monolithic code repository for tens of thousands of developers around the world. Why?

UX

The Future of Browser History

A very interesting proof of concept on how the design and user experience of the browser history can be improved. Very interesting, absolutely smart and well designed (not only visually).

Readings for Lunch — [ 25 Apr 2016 ]

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Creating Concorde: the world's first supersonic passenger jet (source)

WORK

Management is great leadership

As a leader, you’re an enabler. It’s your job to be that shit umbrella, to enable people to do their best work and get everything else out of the way. It’s your job to help them to become better.

SOFTWARE

Pyramids and cathedrals

The transcript of an old talk ("The Computer Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet", 1997) still has a lot to say about our industry and our “craftsmanship”.

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 Oct 2014 ]

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SOFTWARE

Affinity Designer

It's always good news when a new graphic software appears on the scene. According to its creators, this will be the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available.

GAMES

Two birds and a liar’s game

A brain teaser riddle. The powered-up version of an old classic: two doors to choose from, one single question to pose, and the uncertainty if we are told the truth or not.