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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Linkdump for July 31st

by Rob Friesel

Sass Tutorials A video series on YouTube re: using Sass. (tagged: video SCSS CSS Sass ) Dad and The Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming By Stephen Wyatt Bush. Good advice, no matter what field you're in. (tagged: essay advice programming ) Prismatic Architecture: Using Machine Learning on Social Networks to Figure Out What You Should […]

Linkdump for July 30th

by Rob Friesel

Service-oriented Songkick James Coglan writing at the Songkick blog re: the migration of their monolithic Rails app into modularized components and a service-oriented architecture. Interesting case study, and definitely worth the 10 minutes. (tagged: service-oriented architecture Rails Songkick James Coglan ) Colson Whitehead’s Rules for Writing Colson Whitehead, writing at Most people say, “Show, […]


by Rob Friesel

It’s funny, the tricks that words play with us sometimes. We listen closely to the words that people choose. The precise words. The connotations and implications. The order of the words. The split-second but pregnant pause between clauses that alters the statement’s meaning. Diction and inflection. Comedic careers are launched with this fuel; political careers […]

Linkdump for July 25th

by Rob Friesel

Thoughts on ECMAScript 6 and new syntax Nicholas Zakas on some of the new/proposed ES6 syntax. Some good points all around; and I'm particularly head-nodding to his remarks re: "fat arrow" syntax. (tagged: ES6 ECMAScript JavaScript Nicholas Zakas ) Six Writers on Their Favorite Reading At New York Magazine. I came in through William Gibson's […]

Linkdump for July 18th

by Rob Friesel

DevRates "Open source reviews by real users" (via @kheiligh) (tagged: open source ) Lessons for devs from a responsive build Peter Gasston, writing at Broken Links. (tagged: media query responsive design mobile first ) Bless Bless provides an elegant solution to a lesser-known bug in Internet Explorer which causes CSS to be completely ignored. (tagged: […]

Linkdump for July 15th

by Rob Friesel

What is SPDY? Lincoln Loop's Graham King, and his brief introduction to SPDY. (tagged: HTTP SPDY ) Seamless iframes: The future, today! By Ben Vinegat (@bentlegen). Seamless iframes, eh? Hmm… Hmm… (tagged: seamless webdev iframe ) Just Another Princess Movie By Lili Loofbourow, at The New Inquiry. We took H. to see "Brave" and rather […]

Linkdump for July 12th

by Rob Friesel

DARPA Wants to Create Space Scavengers to Leech on Dead Satellites At Gizmodo. (tagged: research space robot ) Share Cropping By Kathryn Flagg, writing for Seven Days. Speaking for myself, I have kind of a love/hate relationship with the CSA model. On the one hand, it's incredibly convenient to get a weekly stash of straight-from-the-farm […]