Archive for April, 2018

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Say Hello to 1Blocker X – 1Blocker

We are proud to finally present you the new version of our app, which took us over six months to make. 1Blocker has already set a high standard and was named as the best ad blocker for iPhone. It’s…

https://backstage.1blocker.com/say-hello-to-1blocker-x-8b55efe1ae36

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How Dyson Saw Feynman

All through a long life I had three main concerns, with a clear order of priority. Family came first, friends second, and work third.”…

http://m.nautil.us/issue/59/connections/another-side-of-feynman

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@MissNanchoff: “Evan can you teach me how to do this?” Friends helping friends! #bestillmyheart❤️ #teamwork #cfevs https://t.co/uPIXdrjApj favorite

https://twitter.com/855012552/status/989491217795776512

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Classic Baseball Radio Broadcasts MLB : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

everything in here is 1973 and previous which falls into the public domain of mlb radio broadcasts as far as i knowthese are all one file per game, properly...

https://archive.org/details/classicmlbbaseballradio/

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Adactio: Journal—Workshops

Three upcoming workshops on field research, web animation, and responsive web typography.

https://adactio.com/journal/13782

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@sugarandfrogs: Win a shirt! Retweet by April 20 for a chance at a free tee of your choice. Subscribe to our newsletter and take 10… https://t.co/hQDK6asQPC favorite

https://twitter.com/8.3611464368908E+17/status/987050973075050496

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Mas Subramanian's Quest for a Billion-Dollar Red

The world has never had a truly safe, stable, and bright red pigment. The trail may start with YlnMn, the first blue created in two centuries.

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-quest-for-billion-dollar-red/

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Introducing Boosts: an all-new way to show your support in Basecamp

If there’s one thing you can’t avoid on the Internet, it’s Likes. They’re in nearly every software platform where people post photos or write text messages. Sometimes Likes are called Faves, Hearts…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/introducing-boosts-an-all-new-way-to-show-your-support-in-basecamp-fae325634998?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Adactio: Journal—Technical balance

Why I had two technical editors working with me on Going Offline, with opposite levels of experience.

https://adactio.com/journal/13747

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about my book notes | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: At sivers.org/book I have a collection of my notes from the 250+ books I’ve read since 2007.

https://sivers.org/bfaq

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The 30 Best Dream Pop Albums | Pitchfork

Drift off with Beach House, Cocteau Twins, Grouper, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and more

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-30-best-dream-pop-albums/

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Jesus Jones: how we made Right Here, Right Now | Music | The Guardian

‘Bill Clinton used it as his campaign song. Then Hillary used it as hers. I think it got stuck in their car stereo and was the only song they knew’

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/apr/16/jesus-jones-how-we-made-right-here-right-now-bill-clinton-campaign-song-mike-edwards

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It's time to rebuild the web - O'Reilly Media

The web was never supposed to be a few walled gardens of concentrated content owned by a few major publishers; it was supposed to be a cacophony of different sites and voices.

https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/its-time-to-rebuild-the-web

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Adactio: Journal—The audience for Going Offline

A book about service workers that doesn’t assume any prior knowledge of JavaScript.

https://adactio.com/journal/13742

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Globe editorial: Dear Donald Trump, please milk Canada’s sacred dairy cow - The Globe and Mail

American President Donald Trump’s repeated outbursts last week about Canada’s “very unfair” treatment of Wisconsin dairy farmers is simple to explain: Someone waved a press release from the U.S. dairy lobby under his nose and gave him a whiff of ...

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/globe-editorial-dear-donald-trump-please-milk-canadas-sacred-dairy-cow/article34785387/

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Throwback to that time I got a cease-and-desist from Apple. Just happened to find this on the same date, seventeen… https://t.co/8N783dfnUA

https://twitter.com/34633/status/984163026768220167

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@danimalnelson: We're hiring a senior product designer–someone interested in reimagining how restaurants run their business and how gues… retweet

https://twitter.com/34633/status/984123128673652736

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@mvboeke I haven’t used one myself but I’m pretty sure several exist, e.g. https://t.co/QBKCJpRv0a

https://twitter.com/34633/status/983841312532303872

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Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct - The New York Times

The major credit card networks are ending a requirement that people sign for most card transactions — the latest blow to the signature.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/08/business/credit-card-signatures.html

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Runner - YouTube

This captivating short documentary profiles the young Canadian long-distance runner Bruce Kidd at 19 years old. Kidd eventually went on to win a gold and bro...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TdDJrEhzCmw

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House and Senate panels that got Facebook money

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who will question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg next week about users' data privacy, got more contributions tied to Facebook than any other committee in Congress.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/04/04/facebook-gave-most-contributions-house-committee-question-zuckerberg-also-got-most-contributions-fac/486313002/

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Molly Ringwald Revisits “The Breakfast Club” in the Age of #MeToo

The actress and author Molly Ringwald writes about revisiting the movies she made with the late director John Hughes, including “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty in Pink,” in the age of #MeToo.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/what-about-the-breakfast-club-molly-ringwald-metoo-john-hughes-pretty-in-pink/amp?__twitter_impression=true

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Adactio: Journal—2001 + 50

The fiftieth anniversary of the greatest film ever made.

https://adactio.com/journal/13711

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Adactio: Journal—Understandable excitement

Why I get more excited about new CSS features and JavaScript APIs than I do about new frameworks, libraries, or build tools.

https://adactio.com/journal/13704

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Moving for Good | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: You are the way you are because of what you’ve experienced.

https://sivers.org/mfg

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Highrise is back with Basecamp – Signal v. Noise

In 2014, Highrise was spun off as a separate (but wholly-owned) company from Basecamp. Last year it celebrated its tenth anniversary in business. And this year it’s moving back in with Basecamp. In…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/highrise-is-back-with-basecamp-c55fdcf28d9d?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Moving on from Highrise – Nathan Kontny – Medium

Last Friday, March 30, was my team’s last day with Highrise. The entire Highrise team, including myself, is moving on. It’s been an extremely challenging project, but this team has worked incredibly…

https://medium.com/@natekontny/moving-on-from-highrise-94fb26df67e7

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News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | Media | The Guardian

News is bad for you. It leads to fear and aggression. It hinders your creativity and makes you sick. We should stop consuming it, says Rolf Dobelli, who's abstained for years

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/apr/12/news-is-bad-rolf-dobelli

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Apple Hires Google’s A.I. Chief - The New York Times

The iPhone maker is the most valuable company in the world. But many believe its artificial intelligence technology falls short of its rivals.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/03/business/apple-hires-googles-ai-chief.html

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Adactio: Journal—Announcing Going Offline from A Book Apart

I’ve written a book about service workers for web designers. You can pre-order it now.

https://adactio.com/journal/13674

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A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe | Richard Stallman | Opinion | The Guardian

The surveillance imposed on us today is worse than in the Soviet Union, says president of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/03/facebook-abusing-data-law-privacy-big-tech-surveillance

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The Story of a Voice: HAL in ‘2001’ Wasn’t Always So Eerily Calm - The New York Times

The veteran Shakespearean actor Douglas Rain replaced the Oscar winner Martin Balsam, setting the standard for how artificial intelligence sounds.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/movies/hal-2001-a-space-odyssey-voice-douglas-rain.html

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As Facebook Struggles, Rivals’ Leaders Stay (Mostly) Mum - The New York Times

Tim Cook and Ginni Rometty have recently criticized Facebook. But don’t expect a long lineup of other tech industry leaders to speak out anytime soon.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/technology/facebook-tech-industry-leaders.html