Wow… via @ssummers “how the spy agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War” A choice bit: “The Congress for Cultural Freedom also gave the CIA the ideal front to promote its covert interest in Abstract Expressionism.”
Archives for December 2011
“Infographic Print For Tracking Your Coffee Consumption Data”
via @drhayes. Interesting idea – use JSON for logging instead of printf.
I love tater tots.
Note: This is a bit technical, but it does work if you’re comfortable modifying a bit of HTML via your browser’s development tools.
I’ve recently needed to translate some PDFs from Chinese to English in order to understand some workflows and wireframes from a partner. Google Translate provides a great jump start in providing context, though sadly, the rendered translation doesn’t like to print, typically only outputting the first page. As I needed to maintain the layout to compare to the original wireframes, pasting the translated text into another app wouldn’t work.
So, I began mucking around with Chrome’s developer tools and found a quick solution, which comes down to one change: Remove
position: absolute; in
And with that, I was able to both print to PDF and the printer.
“Learn Mandarin online – music, videos, blogs & discussion community.”
via @m5 Avoid the bad user experience and tracking that so many publishers and sites have thrust upon you when they added Tynt to their sites.
A beautifully comprehensive review of the platform over the last three years of its existence.
Another awesome article from @rands that I’m saving for future reference.