We can both be connected and be fulfilled. We can stop, disconnect, read a book, make love without checking our devices for updates. And we can also be connected, while still being human. In fact, being human is being connected.
Archives for July 2010
Exactly what the site's title says it is – pictures of amazing bookshelves. Yeah it's nerdy – that's why I like it.
"If you’ve ever wondered why some fonts look smaller than others at the same typeset size, or why the vertical space between lines of text is such a guessing game, this post is for you."
Cheat Sheets & Quick Reference Cards for Developers
A humorous, yet accurate take on the difference between Google's efforts at social software and those more successful in the space (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare etc.)
A useful list of the size, format and context of the favicons and launch icons used by browsers and mobile devices.
A quick way to compare the page load speed of two pages. Everything is done client-side, so you're comparing on your own network, which is great if you need to test a site yet to be in production.
Google's (very long) in depth view of online and offline social networks and what they have learned.
This looks interesting but "The lifestyle mag for web professionals" sounds like an oxymoron.
via @grumpicus This is a very long, very entertaining breakdown of one man's quest for the ideal fry. His love of food, cooking and french fries shines through.
Damn, now I want french fries.
Seriously, this description alone has me dreaming of a second youth:
The wooden bodywork is sculpted from rugged 13 ply Baltic birch. The muscular stance comes courtesy of the 77.5 millimeter carnelian-core industrial grade wheels, which float effortlessly on precision bearings. Solid stainless steel axles and fasteners ensure faithful service for generations to come.
Hat tip to Swissmiss for the link.
Image courtesy of Auditorium Toy Co.
"Optimal Layout takes the hassle out of organizing your application windows and helps you get the most out of your screen space, making you more productive."
A cross-reference that indicates the degree of compatibility between fonts. This is ideal for selecting combination of fonts for a layout, though I wish it were newer and included a larger set (it was created in 1992).
Olson Kundig Architects have put together an awesome project that they call The Brain. The office is about the closest match to what I envision for my own ideal workspace (I'd replace the piano with another couch, table or bar). In addition to the brass fire poll, I love the inclusion of a window at dog height. Our pups would love it. Images from Olson Kundig Project: The Brain
Project: The Brain
A great recipe for Smoked Lemonade as well as a reminder that we can use spare smoker space to flavor other fruits like cherries as well as salt. Smoked salt… can you say steak and margarita's? I can.