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“Just tell me what to do”: compressing books into directives | Derek Sivers
Wanting to be successful, I’ve always read every book I thought could help. Even if a book had just one useful insight, it was worth the $20 and my time spent reading and thinking. A few years ago, I realized I was forgetting the lessons I’d learned from past books.
yesterday
Anti-Web-Design Manifesto
The modern web is abusive. Browsing a succession of sites is, on the surface, a visual assault hoisted on us by designers with goals often counter to our own interests; under the hood, it is a vector for behavioral tracking in the name of commerce or, worse, for untold nefarious deeds.
yesterday
16 Startup Metrics - Andreessen Horowitz
We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of numbers, measures, and metrics that illustrate the promise and health of a particular company.
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2 days ago
The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t
On July 11, 2000, in one of the more unlikely moments in the history of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Orrin Hatch handed the microphone to Metallica’s drummer, Lars Ulrich, to hear his thoughts on art in the age of digital reproduction.
2 days ago
The CEO Selling Clothes That Speak Internet -- The Cut
If you haven’t heard of Shop Jeen, that’s because you’re not a 19-year-old with pastel-pink hair and an iPhone plastered in emoji stickers. Crop tops are probably not your favorite separate, and four-inch platform sneakers are not your go-to footwear.
2 days ago
Buckminster Fuller’s Brilliant Metaphor for the Greatest Key to Transformation and Growth | Brain Pickings
“The only transformation that interests me is a total transformation — however minute,” Susan Sontag wrote in her diary.
2 days ago
Eve Tutorial
Hello and welcome to Eve! In this tutorial, we are going to walk you through the features of Eve by way of a guided example.
2 days ago
Stephen Meszaros | Prototyping Tools
Breaking down the pros and cons to some of today’s most popular prototyping tools and applications. Updated February 2015 to include InVision.
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2 days ago
Stephen Meszaros | Getting Started with Prototyping
At a NY iOS Developers Meetup in November 2014 I gave a presentation on prototyping, touching upon how we use it at Wildcard. The importance of integrating prototyping into the development of a product is something that is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s simply integral to designing great products.
2 days ago
Inside Design: Pocket - InVision Blog Thoughts on users, experience, and design from the folks at InVision.
Over 20 million people use Pocket to discover, save, consume, and share the content they care most about. The San Francisco-based company’s dedication to putting out a product that solves users’ needs is one of the many reasons we’re proud to have Pocket as an InVision customer.
2 days ago
The Struggle - Ben's Blog
Don't admit that your faith is weak Don't say that you feel like dying Life's hard then it feels like diamonds Your home's just far too gone Much too late to even feel like trying Can't understand what I'm saying Can't figure out what I'm implying If you feel you don't wanna be alive You feel just
2 days ago
In Conversation With Quentin Tarantino -- Vulture
We’re five months from the release of The Hateful Eight. How close to finishing are you? We’ve got a little bit more than an hour finished right now. I just got back from seeing an hour of the movie cut together.
2 days ago
Cash In On The Gift That Is Grit | TechCrunch
I’ve watched from the sidelines for years as the debate has played out about race and gender in Silicon Valley, and tech at large.
3 days ago
Extra Drawings for The Distance – Signal v. Noise
The final image looks like this. Once again, we kicked it off with a copy of the story and a creative brief from Wailin. She pointed out the theme of pieces making up a whole, and of heritage, legacy, and preservation.
3 days ago
10 Must Know Image Optimization Tips - Image SEO
If you run an online store, image optimization is an art that you want to master. From attracting shoppers perusing Google images to reducing site load time - image optimization can be an important part of building a successful ecommerce business. 
3 days ago
My Heart - Poetry Society of America
"My Heart" from The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara by Frank O'Hara. Copyright © 1970 by Maureen Granville-Smith. Administratix of the estate of Frank O'Hara. Reprinted with the permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
3 days ago
Golden Grid System
GGS was my next step after Less Framework. Instead of a fixed-width grid, it used a fully fluid-width one, without even a maximum width. The resources it was published with are still available on GitHub.
3 days ago
Homegrown Website Hosting | Fast, Reliable Web Hosting
HAPPY CUSTOMERS @asmallorangeare a great hosting option for anyone looking for super good customer service! Also they are very well priced.
3 days ago
Video: Justin Bieber, Diplo and Skrillex Make a Hit - The New York Times
ReplayShareTweetPopcast: ‘Where Are Ü Now’Inside the Kronos QuartetConnecting Music and Gesture
4 days ago
Zoomable UI for the Web
I’m afraid to click things on websites. Often the result is either: I’ve been searching for ways to improve on this issue for a long while now. After making some detours with concepts like the Infinite Canvas and bi-directional scrolling, I landed on zoomable user interfaces.
4 days ago
Blue Bottle Coffee's Echo Park Outlet Works From All the Right Angles - Eater LA
There’s no stopping Blue Bottle Coffee, the San Francisco specialty coffee brand that’s been slowly taking over Los Angeles. And their recent outpost, right in the heart of Echo Park on Sunset, might be their best Southland location to date.
4 days ago
Flinto for Mac – The prototyping tool designers have been waiting for.
Navigate between screens using transitions you design, controlled by simple taps, or direct manipulation swipe gestures. The movement of your finger is fed into your transition to create a slick, natural animation. No janky weirdness. Adding scrolling areas to your screens couldn’t be easier.
4 days ago
Read an Excerpt from Lucia Berlin’s ‘A Manual for Cleaning Women’ | Flavorwire
“Perhaps, with the present collection” Lydia Davis writes in the introduction to A Manual for Cleaning Women, “Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves.
6 days ago
The Story Is the Thing: On Lucia Berlin - The New Yorker
I have known Lucia Berlin’s work for more than thirty years—ever since I acquired the slim, beige 1981 Turtle Island paperback called “Angels Laundromat.” By the time of her third collection, I had come to know her personally, from a distance, though I can’t remember how.
6 days ago
How baseball’s tech team built the future of television - The Verge
It was the first week of April, 2015, and New York’s Chelsea Market, typically packed with hordes of noisy tourists, was quiet. It was close to midnight, but five stories above, things were tense. The building is a former cookie factory, and the outlines of ovens still scar the brick walls.
7 days ago
The Dilbert Blog: The Day You Became A Better Writer
I went from being a bad writer to a good writer after taking a one-day course in “business writing.” I couldn’t believe how simple it was. I’ll tell you the main tricks here so you don’t have to waste a day in class. Business writing is about clarity and persuasion.
7 days ago
How to write Well-Formed User Stories | Pivotal P.O.V.
Convention Over Configuration is one of core principles of the Rails approach to software development, and delivers enormous value.
7 days ago
The Ghostly Love Triangle of the Mission School - The New Yorker
Early on the morning I went to see the San Francisco artists Barry McGee and Clare Rojas at their weekend place, in Marin County, a robin redbreast began hurling itself at a window in their living room. “It won’t stop,” Rojas said.
7 days ago
Work Hard, Live Well — Life Learning — Medium
Amazon isn’t the only company burning out their employees with unsustainable expectations. Let’s break the cycle. Last week, I spoke to an ambitious group of high school students at SPARC in Berkeley.
7 days ago
Cosmic Neurotic: The Heady Perfectionism of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker | Pitchfork
I’m making my way through the backstage catacombs of Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre, a stately concert hall that often hosts classic rockers like the Allman Brothers when they want to charge more than $100 for nosebleed seats.
8 days ago
Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny | Rolling Stone
So two yahoos from Southie in my hometown of Boston severely beat up a Hispanic homeless guy earlier this week. While being arrested, one of the brothers reportedly told police that "Donald Trump was right, all of these illegals need to be deported."
8 days ago
Welcome to Postcolonial Bushwick - The Awl
Recently, one of Brooklyn’s most controversial luxury rental developments, at 1209 Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick, changed its name. The building, which began leasing over a year ago, in April 2014, was originally called “Colony 1209.
9 days ago
deardesignstudent.com
It seems like a scary time, right? It has never been easier for designers and non-designers to create great websites that even five years ago would have cost a fortune to build.
9 days ago
Livecoding.tv - Watch Engineers code Products live.
Interact with developers, see them solve problems and build real products. Take your skills to the next level on the original social coding platform
10 days ago
Who Wants to Watch Me Code? - The Awl
IndieDeveloper is trying to change the color of the ground to something that’s more red. He’s not succeeding; it is still very green. “I don’t fucking understand,” he says. “That didn’t do shit. Oh my god I’m getting so fucking mad right now. It is seriously pissing me off.
10 days ago
Wheelhouse – Find a freelancer that specializes in exactly what you need
Productized Consultant? Apply now! Tweet Sales funnel optimization for membership sites.
10 days ago
The Farmer & Farmer Review . Make Space for Beauty by Sep Kamvar
In this series of vignettes, I explore how we can design software that shapes our environments, which then shape ourselves.
10 days ago
The Farmer & Farmer Review . Make Space for Beauty . Make Space for Beauty
Students of computer science get taught, at places like Stanford and MIT, how to make things. But they don’t get taught — at least not in a traditional computer science curriculum — how to decide what to make.
10 days ago
AMA: Jason Fried, CEO and Co-Founder of Basecamp (formerly 37signals) – Designer News
Hey all! I'm Jason - one of the original founders of Basecamp (which, for 15 years, was called 37signals).
10 days ago
US Navy SEALs conquer fear using four simple steps - Quartz
In stressful situations when our life is threatened, we have a very powerful mechanism of protection. It is an automated system within our brain that acts even before we are able to take conscious action.
10 days ago
Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace - NY Times
SEATTLE — On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult them into Amazon’s singular way of working. They are told to forget the “poor habits” they learned at previous jobs, one employee recalled.
10 days ago
Behind The Scenes on Vimeo
From Emmy-winning casting director Katja Blichfeld (30 Rock) and actor/editor Ben Sinclair (Delocated, 30 Rock, Law and Order) comes High Maintenance.
10 days ago
Subject Line Data: Choose Your Words Wisely | MailChimp Email Marketing Blog
Most people quickly scan the subject lines in their inbox before deciding which messages are worth their time and attention.
10 days ago
Islamic State beheads elderly Syrian antiquities scholar in Palmyra - LA Times
He was a world-renowned scholar of antiquities, enchanted into his old age by Syria’s fabled city of Palmyra, which he called among the most beautiful in the world.
10 days ago
35 Stock Photos of Real New Yorkers Doing Things - WNYC
When you see an image of smiling people on an ad or a website, there's a pretty good chance it's a stock photo — a generic picture of some situation, like "Woman Laughing Alone with Salad." There are easily millions of stock photos online for download, usually for a price.
10 days ago
Principle - Animated Design
Principle makes it easy to create animated and interactive user interface designs. Whether you're designing the flow of a multi-screen app, or new interactions and animations, Principle lets you create designs that look and feel amazing.
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10 days ago
The Full-Stack Startup | Andreessen Horowitz
Q: So what’s a full stack startup? You’ve mentioned that it’s a new, important trend, and a pattern of startups we’ve been seeing over the past couple of years. Chris Dixon: The old approach startups took was to sell or license their new technology to incumbents.
11 days ago
Why Founders Fail: The Product CEO Paradox - Ben's Blog
A friend of mine led his company from nothing to over $1 billion in revenue in record time by relentlessly pursuing his product vision. He did so by intimately involving himself in the intricate details of his company’s product planning and execution.
11 days ago
Photographing New Orleans, A Decade After Katrina - The New Yorker
In 1880, the inveterate traveller and journalist Lafcadio Hearn was living in New Orleans and writing for a couple of local papers, the Daily City Item and the Times-Democrat.
11 days ago
Mad Max: Fury Road's Insane Car Chase, Remade with Go-Karts
I’m probably guiltier of hyperbole more than any other writer on this site, but please, please, please do not fail to watch this utterly unbelievable awesome version of that insane car chase from Mad Max: Fury Road, remade with go-karts, paintball guns, and shockingly high production values.
11 days ago
Precautionary principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The precautionary principle or precautionary approach to risk management states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or policy is not harmful, the burden of proof that it is n
11 days ago
Continuations : Values for a World of Knowledge
I have been thinking about the value implications of embracing knowledge. Maybe I am being overly reductionist here but there are three values that seem to me to be intimately connected with the knowledge loop of learning, creating and sharing.
11 days ago
A Complete Guide to Flexbox | CSS-Tricks
The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container, even when their size is unknown and/or dynamic (thus the word "flex").
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11 days ago
NoPattern - The Work of Artist & Designer Chuck Anderson
Art & creative direction by Matt Coyle for MLSE. 2014 Digital Art, Packaging, Print Design This podcast was created purely as a labor of love.
11 days ago
Amazon Jobs | Our Leadership Principles
Our Leadership Principles aren’t just a pretty inspirational wall hanging. These Principles work hard, just like we do. Amazonians use them, every day, whether they’re discussing ideas for new projects, deciding on the best solution for a customer’s problem, or interviewing candidates.
11 days ago
A No-Frills Kitchen Still Cooks
Left, can opener, $3.95. Right, peeler, $2.95. More Photos > Like cookbooks, kitchen equipment is a talisman; people believe that buying the right kind will make them good cooks.
11 days ago
Video: Ryan teaches product management at Mind the Product in San Francisco – Signal v. Noise
That’s how I felt when Martin invited me to speak at Mind the Product in San Francisco. It was the right time and place, so I took the opportunity to distill years of blog posts and project experience into a condensed 30 minute talk.
11 days ago
#48 Marni Kinrys and Kristen Carney | The Waiter's Pad
Their pretty boy syndrome isn’t baseless. The idea of having to overcome obstacles comes up with many successful people. Malcolm Gladwell wrote an entire book about it, David and Goliath. One example from the book is the number of dyslexic executives at major companies.
12 days ago
Chris Sacca | The Waiter's Pad
Chris Sacca (@Sacca) joined Tim Ferriss (@TFerriss)  on The Tim Ferriss podcast to talk about investments, filters, influences and more. Sacca is the Proprietor of Lowercase capital and has been involved in early stage investments with Twitter, Uber, Instagram and many more.
12 days ago
US must not forget its history of dispossession – Claudio Saunt – Aeon
Between 1776 and the present, the United States seized some 1.5 billion acres from North America’s native peoples, an area 25 times the size of the United Kingdom. Many Americans are only vaguely familiar with the story of how this happened.
12 days ago
How Much Is Our Company Worth? I Don't Want to Know | Inc.com
I was recently speaking to a class at a local university and the topic of valuations came up. One student asked me what our valuation was. I gave her the honest answer: I haven't a clue.
12 days ago
Change Your Name
If you have a US startup called X and you don't have x.com, you should probably change your name. The reason is not just that people can't find you. For companies with mobile apps, especially, having the right domain name is not as critical as it used to be for getting users.
12 days ago
Better Motherfucking Website
This is still a motherfucking website. And it's more fucking perfect than the last guy's.Seriously, it takes minimal fucking effort to improve this shit. 7 fucking declarations. That's how much CSS it took to turn that grotesque pile of shit into this easy-to-read masterpiece.
13 days ago
Meet Roanoke Rap Photographer Jared Soares | SPIN
While I was reading “Hip-Hop Culture In Small Town America,” the recent New York Times piece on Roanoke, Virginia, photographer Jared Soares, I also happened to be listening to NPR’s Fresh Air With Terry Gross.
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