a more or less weekly digest of juicy stuff
- optimize for happiness, we do all this because we're optimizing for happiness, and because there's nobody to tell us that we can't. highly recommended
- on contact management, curiously i had exactly the same idea a few years ago and felix talked me out of it. he made some valid points though
- my addressbook? keep it. telephone numbers are a disgrace to our generation, this whole system assumes i want to call their cellphones. which is not true - i want to call them
- how a programmer reads your resume, hilarious
- how to recognise a good programmer
- first rule of usability? don't listen to users. to design an easy-to-use interface, pay attention to what users do, not what they say. self-reported claims are unreliable, as are user speculations about future behavior.
- if it's important, don't hack it, tricking your users just so you hit your metrics causes long term, if not permanent, damage
- the founder's lie about comfort zones, we run startups - we are constantly at the border of our comfort zone. aren't we? no we are not. we are just better in lying - especially to ourselves
- how cold calling (properly) works better than adwords
- bad bloggers copy, great bloggers steal
- full vim help as pdf
- linux performance analysis and tools, now this is a detailed overview (pdf)
- culture is not about aesthetics, record companies complain the internet will destroy music. musicians complain that they can't make a living any more. the problem isn't piracy - it's competition
- why are we attracted to beautiful things? we feel pleasure when we see something beautiful, making attractive things feel like they work better
- interviewing humans, conducting a good interview is actually about shutting up. this can be very hard, especially when you're enthusiastic about the topic
- how doctors die, of course, doctors don't want to die; they want to live. but they know enough about modern medicine to know its limits. and they know enough about death to know what all people fear most: dying in pain and dying alone
- there is no such thing as a perfect lens, if you want the very best quality obtainable, then a nice f/2.8 zoom would be priced at $20,000 to $40,000. what a coincidence - that's about the price range of cinema-quality zooms
- the banksy vs robbo war in pictures
- noah, short film by walter woodman and patrick cederberg
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