Tag: WORK

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 — [ 02 Jun 2017 ]

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Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom (source)

PROGRAMMING

70 years ago, six Philly women became the world's first digital computer programmers

Without any real training, they learned what it took to make ENIAC work – and made it a humming success. Their contributions were overlooked for decades.

WORK

The effectiveness of productive work

Ben Frain shares his secret: learning how to focus and applying that focus is the key to not only productivity, but greater happiness in general.

Readings for Lunch — [ 20 Mar 2017 ]

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Annie Easley, Computer Scientist and Mathematician at NASA (source)

WORK

Attempting Deeper Work

For the knowledge worker, success comes from the ability to think and work deeply on something (basically, to get into a state of flow). Jonathan Snook shares his experience on changing his behaviours and work schedule.

DESIGN

Design in Tech Report 2017

John Maeda, in his yearly report of the "State of the Design" in tech.

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Mar 2017 ]

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A shop window in Dubai, entirely made of paper (source)

WORK

How to Talk About Your Side Projects

Talk about your side projects whenever you get a chance. Side projects can be immensely rewarding to talk about. They demonstrate a lot about how you work.

DESIGN

Sketch 43 is moving to an open file format

This is going to be a game changer: Sketch 43 will move to an open file format (essentially, a big text-based file). Will make even simpler to integrate third party tools and processes with Sketch.

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Jan 2017 ]

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Without Charles Taylor, we probably would never have heard of the Wright Brothers. Orville and Wilbur Wright hired him in 1902 to work in their bicycle shop. After working for the Wrights for a short time, he was asked to build an engine for their flyer. All of the engine contractors that the Wright brothers had contacted said that what the brothers needed for their flying machine was impossible to create. They needed a gasoline engine weighing less than 200 lbs. and producing eight horsepower. The Wrights asked Taylor to work on the engine while they continued to work on perfecting the aerodynamics of the flyer. Taylor’s experience with engines had been limited to an unsuccessful attempt at repairing one. He ordered a local foundry to produce the crankcase from aluminum and the flywheel from cast iron. When he finished his work on the engine, it weighed a total of 156 pounds and produced twelve horsepower. Just a few months later, this engine would power the 56-second flight that flew the Wright brothers into the history books! – Via Jacopo Romei (source)

DEVELOPMENT

Lessons I learned on development

A lot of good lessons learned by a developer. Maybe obvious, but looks like not learned enough by many of us. A refresher never hurts.

WORK

Working Remotely in Cafes and Possibly Even Surviving

Alternative titles: Retaining Your Humanity While Working in Cafes, or possibly How To Have Your Coffee and Eat It Too, or even the tried and true There’s So Many Damn Weirdos Leeching on the Wi-Fi.

Readings for Lunch — [ 09 Dec 2016 ]

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Read the whole thread here.

INSPIRATION

I am not a self-made man.

Via Nikhil Verma
Arnold Schwarzenegger explains in this preface if a book why he does't consider himself a "self-made man" and why we need to treat the world as our classroom, soaking up lessons and stories from everyone, and never stop learning.

WORK

Product Engineering Principles at TransferWise

Harsh Sinha, VP of Engineering at TransferWise, explains how teams with strong key principles help a company to grow quickly without degrade very quickly in chaos and anarchy.

Readings for Lunch — [ 30 Jun 2016 ]

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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 — [ 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 — [ 18 Apr 2016 ]

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Sandy cyberpunk by Marek Lenik (source)

TOOLS

The new Framer is here

Framer is becoming one the favourite applications used by designers to build interactive high-fidelity prototypes for iOS, Android, and mobile/desktop web. The new version promises to be even better than before.

WORK

Ways we work – Geoff Teehan

Geoff Teehan, former co-founder of the renowned agency Teehan+Lax and now Product Design Director at Facebook, tells about his work and role.

Readings for Lunch — [ 15 Mar 2016 ]

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Barcelona Floors, a photographic serie by Sebastian Erras (source)
Tip: don't miss the Parisian floors and Venetian floors too.

WORK

Working for half a day to be more productive

Elliot Jay Stocks on his new ‘Day Plan’ calendar of two main productivity periods: morning for work and afternoon for admin.

GIRLS & STEM

Teach girls bravery, not perfection

Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, explains why she has decided to teach young girls to take risks and learn to program .

Readings for Lunch — [ 24 Feb 2016 ]

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This is a satellite in the space (essentially, just a boring metal box). (source)

WORK

The most important job factors for developers

Via Lorenzo Sicilia
Workshape gathered data from over 10k developers on how they value different aspects of a job. This is a living infographic to show the results.

WEB

The New Web Typography

Why are we obsessed with typographic rules? And if we were to make guidelines for setting text on the web, what form should those rules take?

Readings for Lunch — [ 16 Nov 2015 ]

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Flash of lightning in the ash cloud of the Colima Volcano in Mexico. Photo by: Hernando Rivera Cervantes (source)

WORK

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work

Architects don’t give away their blueprints. Diners don’t fork out free meals. Personal Trainers don’t sign over their intellectual property on spec. Then why do agencies do it?

TECH

What is the impact of blockchains on privacy?

Have you ever heard of "Blockchains"? For many, these are going to be THE next big thing. Here an introduction on what they are, and what are the impacts of their adoption on people's privacy (and how we intend the "truth" of information).

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 Jun 2015 ]

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The Greenwich foot tunnel, that runs below the Thames (source)

WORK

How to work with designers

Continuing the serie "how to work with", now it's time for the designers. A Cheat Sheet for Engineers and PMs, on how to deal with these strange creatures, that can see that a button is shifted by 1px at 1 metre of distance, or can convert at hart an HEX code in RGB values.

FASHION

Could You Wear 28.5cm Heels?

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain is the new exhibition on show at the V&A in London. 200 pairs of shoes ranging from an ancient sandal decorated in pure gold leaf to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers

Readings for Lunch — [ 04 Jun 2015 ]

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WORK

Employees' 10 commandments

A Barclays employee has sent an outrageous email to all the new summer interns with his version of the 10 commandments – surely he won't be part of the company much longer after this…

MISC

Mapping Smells

There are billions of smells in each city, but is there a way to map them? Some researchers have gone on a quest to create these 'smell maps' of cities…check them out!

Readings for Lunch — [ 29 Apr 2015 ]

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Via Alex Platanov (source)

WORK

On Trust and Teams

The role of trust in the dynamics of a team is often overshadowed by more "tangible" factors (seniority, role, responsibility, temper). What maybe we don't know is that trust starts from us.

RESOURCES

Frontend.is

A side project by a friend of mine. A curated list of "pirates" front-end developers, people from who you can learn really a lot about front-end programming, design and development.