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Fractal Lab
Fractal Lab started around the beginning of 2011 as my first explorations rendering fractals in the browser with WebGL.
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Dave Goldberg Was Lifelong Women’s Advocate - NY Times
Even as a high school student, Dave Goldberg was urging female classmates to speak up. As a young dot-com executive, he had one girlfriend after another, but fell hard for a driven friend named Sheryl Sandberg, pining after her for years. After they wed, Mr.
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The (very) big fight for the small screen - Fortune
Since 1948, TV networks have hosted an annual schmooze-fest called the Upfronts, where executives in suits sell a year’s worth of advertising all at once. It’s a martini-soaked, star-laden affair that feels stuck in the Mad Men era.
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How to create an animated sticky header, with CSS3 and jQuery - Webdesigner Depot
Trends come and trends go. The ones that stick around the longest do so because they solve a particular problem. A trend that’s popular right now for that very reason, is sticky elements; elements that behave normally until we scroll, and then maintain their presence on the page somehow.
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Jerry Saltz on the New Whitney Museum -- Vulture
I’ve spent much of my life in and in love with museums. When I was 10 years old, there was no mention of art in my home. But then my mother began driving me from the suburbs to the Art Institute of Chicago. There, she looked at art on her own for hours, leaving me to do the same.
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Matt Barnes: The Clippers' polarizing pariah - NBA - SI.com
Some facts about Matt Barnes that may surprise you, especially in light of that last anecdote: He runs a foundation called Athletes vs. Cancer; he has a film production company; he’s had discussions with the NFL Network about being an analyst. Also, his life goal is to be the mayor of Sacramento.
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The Broad Strokes «
The first time I met Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, they were wearing Rollerblades and Glazer was psyching herself up to simulate sex with a giant oak tree.
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The incredible life of David Goldberg - Business Insider
SurveyMonkey/GettyNote: SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg passed away suddenly last night. His brother, Robert Goldberg, announced the news on Facebook this morning. "No words can express the depth of loss we feel," he wrote. Our original story is below, unedited.
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A Man Without a Camera
Marco Breuer, "Untitled (C-1166)" (2012), chromogenic paper, exposed, folded, burned, 14 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches (all images courtesy Von Lintel Gallery) Marco Breuer is best known for the photographs that he makes without using a camera.
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Icons and Type - Snook.ca
As of late, I’ve been thinking about icons and type. Now, that div could be a button, it could be anything. That i could be an image, it could be an svg. Essentially, it’s something that is icon-like, set to display: inline-block. My goal is to center it next to the text beside it.
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Interview with Brunello Cucinelli, King of Cashmere
Dubbed the “king of cashmere” by *The New Yorker*, Brunello Cucinelli is the founder of the eponymously named fashion house that is well-known for making luxury cashmere sweaters (and more than $450 million a year in revenues).
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Marilyn Mosby, Prosecutor in Freddie Gray Case, Takes a Stand and Calms a Troubled City - NY Times
BALTIMORE — Shortly before she became the youngest top prosecutor in any major American city, Marilyn J. Mosby, a daughter and granddaughter of police officers, had tough words about how the nation’s criminal justice system had handled mistreatment of black men by the police.
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If Asian Americans saw white Americans the way white Americans see black Americans – Quartz
White Americans often use Asian Americans as examples of the “model minority,” a reference to the perception that they are high achievers relative to other American ethnic groups.
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Interview with New York Times Writer Jenna Wortham
Jenna Wortham is a staff writer at *The New York Times Magazine*. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she worked at *Wired* before joining the *Times* in 2008 and more recently, the New York Times magazine. Wortham is an important voice on digital culture and new technologies.
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This Is My Vision Of "Life" - Richard Dawkins - Edge.org
Natural selection is about the differential survival of coded information which has power to influence its probability of being replicated, which pretty much means genes.
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The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape | Books | The Guardian
Eight years ago, in the coastal township of Shawbost on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, I was given an extraordinary document.
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Sunset — Secret Den — Medium
After a lot of thought and consultation with our board, I’ve decided to shut down Secret. This has been the hardest decision of my life and one that saddens me deeply.
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Programming with toys and magic should be relished, not scorned by David of Basecamp
In the early days of Rails, a common dismissal of the framework and its Ruby roots were that these were just toys. Something for kids or amateurs to play with; to build a quick throw-away prototype or system of no consequence.
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As Riots Follow Freddie Gray's Death in Baltimore, Calls for Calm Ring Hollow - The Atlantic
Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order. Rioting broke out on Monday in Baltimore—an angry response to the death of Freddie Gray, a death my native city seems powerless to explain.
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A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
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Twitter Needs New Leadership - stratechery by Ben Thompson
Yesterday Twitter released very disappointing quarterly results, with misses on both user and revenue growth. From the Wall Street Journal: Twitter Inc.
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Delacroix’s Rare Illustrations for Goethe’s Faust | Brain Pickings
“Goethe … peered into the mysteries of human existence with a hope of solving the imponderables that hold the lives of men enmeshed.
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Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager | Andreessen Horowitz
Warning: This document was written 15 years ago and is probably not relevant for today’s product managers. I present it here merely as an example of a useful training document.
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Hank Willis Thomas: Artists Should Work in Society’s Subconscious - 99U
Hank Willis Thomas has made it his mission to “not make sense out of things we think make sense,” challenging our perceptions of identity, history, and symbols.
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Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? | TechCrunch
Editor’s Note: Hadi Partovi is a technology investor and entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief executive of the Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org. Rich Barton, Glenn Kelman, Ed Lazowska, and Ari Steinberg contributed to writing this. 
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Here is BuzzFeed’s first pitch deck to investors in 2008 – Quartz
In 2008, BuzzFeed had just five employees working in an office in New York City’s Chinatown district, and its website was attracting just 700,000 unique visitors a month.
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What my Grandfather’s drill can teach us about designing business — Elegant Tools — Medium
Physical tools give us extraordinary abilities. Software tools should do the same, but they often fall short of their potential, especially in the context of business software. Here’s what designers can do about it.
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First principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In mathematics, first principles are referred to as axioms or postulates.
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The Long Now Foundation - Fostering Long-Term Thinking
The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 to creatively foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. Read More... Discount Code for Members Sign In.
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Why Corey Lee Is One of the Best Chefs on Earth | Lucky Peach
Corey Lee’s story is the story of the modern American chef. It is, for one thing, an immigrant’s story. Corey came to Western food as a stranger, but fell in love with the grand cuisine of France. He studied it ferociously, and brought to his practice of it the Korean flavors of his heritage.
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Things You Need to Do Before Hiring a Designer :: Mule
The following is an excerpt from You’re My Favorite Client, a manual for hiring and working with designers. Written by our Design Director. Available now from A Book Apart. Before you hire a designer, set up the situation this person needs to be effective.
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Let Them Eat Privilege | Jacobin
For decades, the Left had been trying to come up with a slogan that was both inclusive and oppositional.
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Fear, uncertainty and doubt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic used in sales, marketing, public relations,[1][2]politics and propaganda. FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information.
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Tony Hsieh self-management memo to Zappos employees - Business Insider
The online shoe-seller Zappos has been experimenting with a self-management organizational structure known as Holacracy for nearly two years. But on April 30 the company plans to be fully manager-free, according to a company-wide memo CEO Tony Hsieh emailed late last month.
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rorypecktrust.org
A scenario: It’s July 2014 and Islamic State militants are making daily advances across Iraq. The newsroom is buzzing, everyone scrambling to get the latest updates on the location of the fighting, the effort to support refugees and the political intrigue paralyzing Baghdad.
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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Kanye West - NYTimes.com
For over a decade, the rap superstar has made music that pushes boundaries, courts controversy and divides critics. Now, the man who has compared himself to Jesus and Steve Jobs just wants to make clothes for the masses.
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The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison - NY Times
Not too long ago, Toni Morrison sat in the small kitchen attached to the studio where she was recording the audiobook for her newest novel, “God Help the Child,” telling a roomful of strangers stories that I will never forget. The studio, a small, refurbished barn in Katonah, N.Y.
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Letter of Recommendation: The Gnostic Scriptures - William T Vollmann - NY Times
Have you ever wondered whether this world is wrong for you? A death, a lover’s unabashed indifference, the sufferings of innocents and the absence of definitive answers — don’t these imply some hollowness or deficiency? For my part, the wrongness struck when I was 4 years old.
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On The Road With Hannibal Buress, Comedy's Most Respected Slacker | The FADER
Hannibal Buress is about halfway through his second set of the night in Denver when he turns to his DJ, who is sitting a couple of feet behind him, fiddling with his turntables. "Hey Tony," he says with a subtle wince, "play some music." And then he walks offstage.
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‘The Salt of the Earth’ Presents a Photographer’s Life and Lens, in Focus - NY Times
The German film director Wim Wenders was walking down La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles one day in the mid-1980s when out of the corner of his eye he caught sight of some startling photographs in the window of a gallery.
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Community Slander – The New Inquiry
Anonymity online may engender individual harassment, but voting and ranking in apps allows groups to harass groups In an age where the idea of “voting with your dollar” is accepted far beyond libertarian political circles, it makes sense that we would readily accept voting as a sufficient and
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Technology and Socialist Strategy | Jacobin
The new edition of Jacobin, focusing on technology and politics, is out now. Four-issue subscriptions start at only $19. “Anything but capital.” For mainstream economists, that’s the unspoken rule governing talk of what’s to blame for inequality.
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Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People | WIRED
An employee walks through the lobby of Google's Washington headquarters, Jan. 8, 2015. Mark Wilson/Getty Images “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s.
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Want to Understand Design Forces? — Medium
Untangle design conversations into the forces bearing on the design, the solutions under consideration, and the fitness between the two. A few people asked me to explain what forces are and to provide more detail on this. Here are some thoughts.
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10 Years of Git: An Interview with Git Creator Linus Torvalds | Linux.com
Ten years ago this week, the Linux kernel community faced a daunting challenge: They could no longer use their revision control system BitKeeper and no other Source Control Management (SCMs) met their needs for a distributed system.
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The Country and the City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Country and the City is a book of cultural analysis by Raymond Williams which was first published in 1973. Coming from the Welsh border, a village in the Black Mountains, Raymond Williams found that the images of rural life taught at Cambridge did not match what he had seen.
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Don't Move to Texas | Texas Monthly
They asked me to write 1,500 words on why I would never move back to Texas. “Only fifteen hundred?” I replied, but that was a joke. I would move back to Texas, for a home next door to George II and permission to form a Sex Pistols tribute band and rehearse in the garage.
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Review: Philip Glass’s ‘Words Without Music’ Tells of a Life Full of Changes in Rhythm - NY Times
When Philip Glass was 15, his father, who owned a record store in Baltimore, put him in charge of buying classical albums. Mr. Glass was then a precocious freshman at the University of Chicago and taking the first steps on the path to becoming a composer.
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The PayPal mafia - Fortune
A door opens, and a blond man appears in a white jacket with large buttons. “Good morning,” he says. “Peter’s in back. Make yourself comfortable in the dining room. I’ll be serving breakfast shortly.” Holy cannoli. Peter Thiel has a butler.
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Building Better Interfaces with SVG by Sara Soueidan
OH: “People end up making graphics with CSS [instead of SVG], because for many use cases, it offers them more flexibility. Which is absurd.” You can pass the output of one filters an input to another filter..
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No Compromises - The New Yorker
In 1989, the writer and filmmaker Trey Ellis published a concise, manifesto-like essay titled “The New Black Aesthetic.” His argument was fairly straightforward and, in retrospect, perhaps its significance was the fact that he had to write it at all.
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The Prosperity Gospel of Rihanna | The Pitch | Pitchfork
Money is unclean. Cash flows; as it slips constantly out of debtor’s hands into creditor’s, fingerprints, stains, emotional and moral significations muck up the paper—over time, cash even builds up its own scent.
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Matthew Butterick: The Bomb in the Garden
Thank you to the TYPO con­fer­ence for hav­ing me. It feels like I’ve sort of com­plet­ed a cir­cuit, be­cause I spoke at the first TYPO con­fer­ence, back in 1995, in Berlin. At the time, I had just moved to San Fran­cis­co to be part of the first wave of web de­sign­ers.
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Postcards from the Futch — The Message — Medium
In the future what will the future mean for the future of the future? In the future will futures create new futures for futures? What future might the future bring? We have reached a point where titling something “The Future of” looks antiquated, a blast from the internet culture near past.
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Apple's Tim Cook leads different - Fortune
Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple’s AAPL CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during the Apple founder’s medical leaves of absence.
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Dear Design Student - Medium
Long-Distance RelationshipsQ: How do you “read the room” and communicate effectively when you’re talking to clients on the other side of the country?
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Two-Headed Goat: The Podcast 03/23/2015
Folks, step right up. It is miraculous. It is rare and unusual. It’s a bona fide frrrrrrreak of nature! You will not believe your eyes.
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What is Democratic Socialism? Q & A - Democratic Socialists of America
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few.
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Why BuzzFeed is the Most Important News Organization in the World - stratechery by Ben Thompson
Like a great many such things, some of journalism’s most precious ideals were the happy result of geography and economics. That is, in any given geography, the dominant newspaper tended towards a natural monopoly for two reasons:
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Alex Payne — Jacobin
After several years as an enthusiastic reader and supporter, it’s my pleasure to announce that I’m joining the Jacobin advisory board. Jacobin describes itself as “a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.
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Alec Soth–on Influence, Summer Nights, and Allen Ginsberg - Aperture Foundation NY
Lesley A. Martin: For this project, you were asked to engage directly with an influential body of work—and with the photographer who created that body of work. What was the most difficult thing about that process? Alec Soth: A few years ago I became really frustrated with photography.
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Our Director of Engineering on the New WIRED.com | WIRED
Today, we’re proud and excited to launch the completely revamped WIRED.com. It’s been a while since our last redesign—8 years, we sheepishly admit—so this overhaul of our site is long overdue.
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Errol Morris Week «
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has bobbed, weaved, and danced through domestic violence accusations for much of his career. On the verge of the biggest fight in recent history, can we separate the athlete from the abuser? Hockey's advanced-analytics movement has called for the extinction of the enforcer.
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Dick Costolo Thinks It’s O.K. to Never Tweet - NY Times
The C.E.O. of Twitter talks with Farhad Manjoo about how the platform plans to handle harassment, and why improv comedy is good management training. In a recent earnings report, you said Twitter had 288 million active users a month — only a few million more than in the quarter before.
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7 Days of free training for freelancers from The Creative Class
What people are saying: “If I had this when I started freelancing, I wouldn’t have made a ton of stupid mistakes.” “Funnily enough, despite doing two creative degrees I learned very little of what’s needed day-to-day.
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I am Elon Musk, CEO/CTO of a rocket company, AMA! : IAmA
BusinessI am Elon Musk, CEO/CTO of a rocket company, AMA! (self.IAmA) Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity. Started off doing software engineering and now do aerospace & automotive.
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How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets 1068 - NY Times
This past January, Laura Poitras received a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key. For almost two years, Poitras had been working on a documentary about surveillance, and she occasionally received queries from strangers.
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Review: 'Lucky Alan and Other Stories' is Lethem at his bizarre best - LA Times
I woke this morning from a memory in which I found myself demanding a whole smoked-fish plate, with plenty of bagels, sturgeon and chopped liver too, in exchange for having sex with an acquaintance after a demoralizing threesome. The demand of fish for sex didn't sound like me.
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At Flagging Tribune, Tales of a Bankrupt Culture - NY Times
In January 2008, soon after the venerable Tribune Company was sold for $8.2 billion, Randy Michaels, a new top executive, ran into several other senior colleagues at the InterContinental Hotel next to the Tribune Tower in Chicago. Mr.
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Sex redefined : Nature News & Comment
As a clinical geneticist, Paul James is accustomed to discussing some of the most delicate issues with his patients. But in early 2010, he found himself having a particularly awkward conversation about sex.
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Pop Culture Pulsar: Origin Story of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures Album Cover [Video] | SA Visual, Scientific American Blog Network
Sure, I was familiar with the graphic—and I’m not alone. Drop this image (right) on someone’s desk and chances are they’ll reflexively blurt, “Joy Division.” The band’s 1979 Unknown Pleasures album cover leaned entirely on a small mysterious data display, printed in white on black.
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What ISIS Really Wants - The Atlantic
What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K.
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60fps on the mobile web — Flipboard Engineering
Flipboard launched during the dawn of the smartphone and tablet as a mobile-first experience, allowing us to rethink content layout principles from the web for a more elegant user experience on a variety of touchscreen form factors. Now we’re coming full circle and bringing Flipboard to the web.
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Casey Reas - Artist Interview Series - Electric Objects
My garage. In Los Angeles. Near(ish) to the ocean. Today it was angry guys from Ohio: early Devo, Brainiac, and Guided by Voices. It's different day to day, week to week. I have many secrets.
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Dolly Parton’s Songs | The Brooklyn Rail
After a stint as director of Reese Palley Gallery and editor of Art in America in early ’70s New York City, Dave Hickey moved to Nashville to write songs and music criticism. This newly revised and expanded essay on Dolly Parton originally appeared in Country Music magazine in 1974.
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Five Easy Ways to Be a Better Web Professional | Viget
I’ve been building things on the Web for something like eighteen years. That’s greater than half my lifetime. On my bookshelf at home, I keep my nearly 20-year-old copy of HTML for the World Wide Web.
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