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Linkdump for January 14th

by Rob Friesel

Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts Hot on the heels of Ian Feather's piece on SVG vs. icon fonts (vide infra), the Filament Group published their own lessons learned about using icon fonts in the wild. (tagged: accessibility fonts icon fonts ) Software in 2014 Tim Bray's current "state of the union" on the software engineering field, […]

Linkdump for January 3rd

by Rob Friesel

Testing Grails – A Collection of Useful Resources Compiled by Tomás Lin. Some familiar, some new, some practically useless, some awesome. (tagged: testing Grails ) What We’ve Really Lost to the Fiscal Cliff: A Sense of Form Nancy Scola, writing for The Atlantic: But the approval of the Sunday-night resolution suggests that, no matter what […]

Linkdump for March 19th

by Rob Friesel

CSS Compatibility and Internet Explorer Nice breakdown by MSDN of what CSS properties/values/selectors/etc. do and do not work in different versions of Internet Explorer. I was pleasantly surprised to be reminded of how many things actually do work (and/or "work well enough") even down in the hell of Internet Explorer 7. (tagged: webdev Internet Explorer […]

Linkdump for September 29th

by Rob Friesel

CSS3 tools by Lea Verou (tagged: css3 tools webdev ) A survival guide for Unix beginners (tagged: unix CLI ) 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer At The 99 Percent. The common theme: find what works for you, stop making excuses, and put the goddamn pen to the goddamn paper. (tagged: writing creativity ) […]

Linkdump for August 16th

by Rob Friesel

Exclusive: How LinkedIn used Node.js and HTML5 to build a better, faster app at VentureBeat — Interesting story here on how LinkedIn switched their mobile experience from Ruby-on-Rails to Node.js; of particular interest: the claim that this switch reduced their code complexity, shortened their development time, and reduced the amount of hardware required to service […]

Linkdump for July 7th

by Rob Friesel

How to run an effective meeting by Kevin M Hoffman (writing in .net magazine) — a good piece but I would add two other pieces of advice: [1] never underestimate the value of a clock or stopwatch (e.g., “You have five minutes to explain starting… now.”); and [2] structure the meeting so you can dismiss […]

Linkdump for August 10th

by Rob Friesel

What Google Could Learn From Pixar Harvard Business Review (via DF): Despite an unbroken string of 11 blockbuster films, Catmull regularly says, "Success hides problems." It's an insight Google should acknowledge and act on. Google's leadership admirably tolerates failure on side-projects (and big projects as well), but what Pixar has that Google does not is […]

Linkdump for December 27th

by Rob Friesel

35 Google open-source projects that you probably don’t know at 0x1fff — quite a few things to check out here… (tagged: webdev google opensource todo ) Simulating single-payer by Paul Krugman at NYTimes.com (via lawnczar) (tagged: politics HCR Krugman essay ) Why programmers are not paid in proportion to their productivity at The Endeavour (via […]

Linkdump for August 3rd

by Rob Friesel

Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs, by Leonard Richardson at Strange Horizons Fiction (tagged: writing scifi humor satire dinosaurs fiction ) BusyCal via [GusMueller blog] — "Share Calendars on a LAN and sync with Google Calendar" — I've historically been disappointed with these apps/plugins/whatever but always seem to be willing to try another… so here's […]

Linkdump for June 29th

by Rob Friesel

Fifty Books for Our Times at Newsweek.com — actually not a bad looking list (tagged: todo literature fiction history culture ) There, I Fixed It. Dumb? or "ZOMG so true!"? (tagged: blog hack creativity humor fun ) The Happiness Project Toolbox via A. — indeed: intriguing (tagged: blog lifehacks productivity GTD goals inspiration ) Abandoned […]