Here are the most recent bookmarks that I have saved to Ma.gnolia.
“An additional goal of this text is to assure practicing Interaction Designers that they are not, in fact, simply tools to be used in the cleanup phases of a technology-centered project. Interaction Designers need to possess a great intellectual capacity for complicated problem solving, for dynamic inquiry relating to technology, and for substantial empathy of the human experience. This intellectual insight is ideal for solving strategic business problems and for humanizing technology, and the creation of ‘pretty interfaces’ is perhaps the most blatant misuse of this critical resource.”
* Keep windows afloat (heh) on top of all others.
* Make windows transparent with a gesture.
* Move windows from anywhere, not just the title bar.
* Turn a window into an “overlay” on your screen that doesn’t hinder your work.
* Show a window’s file in the Finder with nothing more than your keyboard.
* Do all of this with quick keyboard shortcuts, or a flick of your mouse wheel or multitouch trackpad.
The Netflix API is free and allows commercial use.
Smush it comes in different flavours:
* You can upload a bunch of pictures in your browser
* You can provide us with a list of image urls or
* You can get a Firefox Extension to optimize the images found on any web page
Firstly, we assign each poll a weighting based on that pollster’s historical track record, the poll’s sample size, and the recentness of the poll. More reliable polls are weighted more heavily in our averages.
Secondly, we include a regression estimate based on the demographics in each state among our ‘polls’, which helps to account for outlier polls and to keep the polling in its proper context.
Thirdly, we use an inferential process to compute a rolling trendline that allows us to adjust results in states that have not been polled recently and make them ‘current’.
Fourthly, we simulate the election 10,000 times for each site update in order to provide a probabilistic assessment of electoral outcomes based on a historical analysis of polling data since 1952. The simulation further accounts for the fact that similar states are likely to move together, e.g. future polling movement in states like Michigan and Ohio, or North and South Carolina, is likely to be in the same direction.