The Word of Notch: Coding skill and the decline of... →
notch: I am a decent programmer. I know a decent amount of computer science theory, I can type correct code fairly easy. I don’t let my classes expand too much. But I still struggle some with math, and I have a tendency to have too many cross-dependencies in my code. I used to think I was an awesome…
Toot Toot Sonic Warrior
dumbrunningsonic: ‘Cause if you try, you can do anything.
yongfook: Design is Horseshit! →
yongfook: In direct response to: http://designerfund.com/infographic I’ve created products / services in the past that have garnered praise for their design. I love good design in all forms - copywriting in particular fascinates me. I’ve never called myself a designer. Here’s my pitch. This…
daniel sinker: I'm starting to think Lego is evil →
sinker: Well, maybe not evil, but “highly problematic.” First, let’s remove what we all *think* Lego is (i.e. our own nostalgic memories, our aspirational beliefs, or $250 robot sets), and instead concentrate on what Lego today is, for the most part: It’s movie-tie-in model sets marketed pretty much…
Strong Opinions @marksbirch: Stop Telling Cats to... →
marksbirch: Editor’s note: Penelocat Trunk, writer and founder of Brazen Cattist, wrote a post yesterday that was published with a number of obvious errors. We regret the errors and have posted the following version with corrections. We need to get more dogs who are running tech startups instead decide to…
Vivek Haldar: GUI vs CLI: Operation vs Expression →
vivekhaldar: Consider this user interface for a car: The goal of these interfaces is to make you operate something, and operate it efficiently and safely. The grooves and clicks and limits constrain the range of motion and the number of choices. The visual look heavily hints at how to actively use it….
Gods in the chrysalis (from Elbert Hubbard)
Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you...
Lord Palmerston on Programming →
Aaron White: Developers: You are not a Language →
aaronwhite: Despite what recruiters think, despite what you might think, you are not a language. Years of hacking have sharpened your mind, your instinct, your reasoning, until you no longer even see the code: you see the answer. You are a problem-crushing warrior, an architect of logic. So why filter…
wnas: I hear by declare a new input type: input[type=”bullshit”] You can use it NOW. try it and use it in your projects :). Copy & paste below… input type="bullshit" required>
Vivek Haldar: The abstraction-optimization... →
vivekhaldar: There are several well-known tradeoffs in computer science. For example, the time-space tradeoff, where often you can use more memory to compute an answer faster. Or the time-accuracy tradeoff, where you can compute an approximate answer quickly, and a precise one given more time. But one…
parislemon: When I left my full time gig at TechCrunch last month, there were a few things on my plate that I was still looking into. One of those was “Google X”. I first started hearing about Google X in March. I was told it was the codename of the group Sergey Brin took charge of after he handed off control of Google+ — then-called “Emerald Sea” — to Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz. The way...
Google ads of the future →
coƒƒee &. circuitry: KEEP IT CLASSY, BRITAIN →
mdotcarey: It has come to my attention that there is a British reality show called Greek For a Week, which would be cool if it was some Anthony Bourdainesque “cultural immersion” program. Instead, it looks like it’s intended to mock or insult Greek people and their “fiscal problems,” stereotyping them as…
Twitter vs Facebook vs Google+
Notorious tip for non UX designers →
Cancer vs Companies