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Linkdump for October 16th

by Rob Friesel

Reinventing the Try/Catch Block An interesting bit of hackery but Ryan Morr, although it smells a bit like a solution looking for a problem. (I'll stick with the original advice I got about using try-catch in JavaScript: "It's basically a measure of last resort. If you find yourself using it, you're almost certainly doing something […]

Linkdump for September 30th

by Rob Friesel

Inescapable, apocalyptic dread: The terrifying nuclear autumn of 1983 Alexander Zaitchik ( You could fill an entire book with the Strangelovean rhetoric of the first two years of Reagan’s term. (tagged: Cold War Nostalgia ) Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions Had this sent to me around the same time that this other (derived?) image was making […]

Linkdump for March 27th

by Rob Friesel

Programming languages ranked by expressiveness The Donnie Berkholz graph that's making the rounds. At the very least it's interesting, even if you ("I") don't necessarily agree with all the results and suspect that the data may indicate a sampling bias. (And as a friend points out, he doesn't seem to have accounted for whether/not the […]

Linkdump for January 24th

by Rob Friesel

Solving Problems The Square Way Austin Carr, writing for Fast Company: "We try to keep everything related to each other across our products and videos and marketing–they should all speak to each other," [Robert] Andersen says. "We hold each other accountable for designs that seem arbitrary at Square." (tagged: collaboration Square design ) AngularJS is […]

Linkdump for December 6th

by Rob Friesel

jQuery.Deferred is the most important client-side tool you have Matt Baker, writing at the Wealthfront Engineering blog. The title is a little bit linkbaity, but I'm pretty close to agreeing with it: if you're using jQuery in your web project, the Deferred object is one of the most powerful tools that the library offers, and […]

Linkdump for December 3rd

by Rob Friesel

The HAR Show: Capturing and Analyzing performance data with HTTP Archive format Ilya Grigorik and Peter Lubbers on Google’s “Make The Web Fast” show, talking about HAR and tools that you can use to analyze the data. (At GoogleDevelopers YouTube Channel.) This is great. Here are their notes, and Ilya’s associated blog post. (tagged: HAR Google http […]

Linkdump for September 19th

by Rob Friesel

Cable Is the New Novel By Thomas Doherty, in The Chronicle of Higher Education. (tagged: essay narrative television serialization novel ) Do I Really Need A Style Guide? How to determine whether you need a style guide, and how to go about putting one together. (tagged: design style guide ) The End of Global Warming: […]

Linkdump for September 17th

by Rob Friesel

Responsive Web Design Patterns (tagged: responsive design RWD ) Zero Bar Fantastic short fiction by Tom Greene over at Strange Horizons. Recommended. (tagged: race science fiction fiction ) Just Enough Ruby Matt Neuburg: My way of describing Ruby is somewhat peculiar, but there is method in my madness. Most discussions of Ruby explain it “from […]