Archive for January, 2018

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This Conversation Is Going Nowhere

Digit has reached some big milestones in a pretty short time, yet we've already outgrown some things we thought would be with us forever. There's that old fi...

https://blog.digit.co/2018/01/31/mobile-app-redesign.html

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Things are going so well we’re doing a hiring freeze

Business has never been better at Basecamp. Despite all the competition, all the noise, and all the changes since we launched 14 years ago, 2017 was the year we earned the most revenue ever. While…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/things-are-going-so-well-were-doing-a-hiring-freeze-5f66372a4214?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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We decided to kill a feature to figure out how to make it better

Likes and hearts are all over collaboration and communication software today. Even Basecamp 3 has claps now. On the surface, that seems like a natural step forward: Make it easier to participate…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/we-decided-to-kill-a-feature-to-figure-out-how-to-make-it-better-8d543a58b0fb?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Hard first or easy first? – Signal v. Noise

Accountants have FIFO (first in first out) and LIFO (last in first out). Product designers have HFEL (hard first easy later) or EFHL (easy first hard later). No matter the project, there are things…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/hard-first-or-easy-first-a60fc0095577?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Growing apart and losing touch is human and healthy

I quit Facebook back in 2011 for a lot of reasons, but perhaps the most crucial was to rebel against its core mission: Connecting the world. I was over-connected with the world, acquaintances and…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/growing-apart-and-losing-touch-is-human-and-healthy-52b5a678fbf5?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Art doesn’t end at the edge of the canvas | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: Imagine you see a caged feather on a museum wall.The sign underneath says the artist is an imprisoned activist in Myanmar.

https://sivers.org/ext

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Adactio: Journal—Needs must

The tension between developer convenience and user needs.

https://adactio.com/journal/13333

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The Forum: Trevor Jackson – Phantasy Sound

Trevor Jackson has been at the cutting edge of alternative electronic music for 3 decades. He spoke to us for the next edition of 'The Forum'. Read it here.

https://shop.phantasysound.co.uk/blogs/news/the-forum-trevor-jackson

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How we made the Swatch | Culture | The Guardian

‘At one point, their hands turned backwards. Then they stopped working after five days’

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/jan/08/how-we-made-the-swatch

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Can Prep Schools Fight the Class War? - The New York Times

Trinity School’s headmaster sends shock waves through the city’s private-school world calling out insidious parental entitlement and self-interest.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/nyregion/trinity-school-letter-to-parents.html

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It’s hard to get off stage | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: Being a musician, especially a songwriter, is quite unusual because you spend a lot of your time digging deep inside yourself, extracting your emotions, and putting them out loudly into the world.

https://sivers.org/stage

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“Marketing” just means being considerate | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: Don’t confuse the word “marketing” with advertising, announcing, spamming, or giving away branded crap.

https://sivers.org/cons

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@julieharpring: Very proud to share the project my team has been tirelessly working on this past year with the world! https://t.co/J3iU46CxYZ favorite

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@migreyes: Imperfect and unfinished, I found free time and rewrote my website from scratch. Trying to practice “done enough” t… https://t.co/9Ke3iteQzo favorite

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Aeronautical Chart and Information Center

During the 20 years of its existence, the ACIC was critical in supporting U.S. efforts in Vietnam, deploying the Point Positioning Database targeting system, which gave U.S. aviators better targeting accuracy. It also provided charts and graphics to assist the planning and execution of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, which included determining lunar orbits and finding landing sites.

https://www.nga.mil/About/History/NGAinHistory/Pages/ACIC.aspx

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@tuck: Amongst the many joys of becoming a parent: Discovering the extent to which one's feet can be used as extra hands. favorite

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@jonasdowney: It is entirely fitting that this year, on the 13th anniversary of his death, he’d get me with this gag one more tim… https://t.co/w4giMVK7wp favorite

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