a more or less weekly digest of juicy stuff
- how medium is building a new kind of company with no managers, whenever problems popped up, i'd totally ignore them and pay attention to the people who had them. suddenly all these issues were just dissolving. i swear it was like a jedi mind trick
- a conversation with elon musk
- the bannister effect, for decades it was thought to be impossible to run a mile in under four minutes, until roger bannister did it. two months later his great rival john landy went under four minutes, and within three years 16 runners had gone under the barrier
- "the userbase for strong cryptography declines by half with every additional keystroke or mouseclick required to make it work", ellison's law
- adding comments to json
- how not to write a specification, from the department of bad ways to document apis, referring to no service in particular
- an awkward conversation, the it recruitment industry is broken and nobody cares
- 7 unlikely recommendations for startups
- why you shouldn't keep your startup idea secret
- progressive reduction, the idea behind progressive reduction is simple: usability is a moving target. a user's understanding of your application improves over time and your application's interface should adapt to your user.
- visualizing fitts's law
- the opposite of fitts's law, dangerous ui elements and the ejector seat analogy
- authentic design, the recently popularized "flat" design style may be a trend, but it is also the manifestation of a desire for greater authenticity in design, a desire to curb superfluous decoration and to focus on the content itself
- why you only need to test with 5 users, elaborate usability tests are a waste of resources. the best results come from testing no more than 5 users and running as many small tests as you can afford
- new york city transit authority graphics standards manual, anno 1970
- putin's summer stunts
- see the iss with your own eyes
- darkened cities, photography project by thierry cohen
- nine inch nails live at lollapalooza
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