Archive for September, 2018

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Adactio: Journal—Service workers in Samsung Internet browser

Samsung Internet browser doesn’t yet support asynchronous `waitUntil`, but that’s okay.

https://adactio.com/journal/14361

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Adactio: Journal—A framework for web performance

Where should you be focusing your efforts when it comes to improving your site’s performance? Here’s a reusable framework for figuring it out.

https://adactio.com/journal/14355

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Mort Modern, a typeface in 56 styles

Meet Mortimer Leach. Mortimer was a lettering artist. Mort Modern is a typeface inspired by his work.

https://mort-modern.losttype.com/biography/

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Mountain goat kills man in Olympic National Park | The Seattle Times

A 63-year-old hiker was fatally injured in Olympic National Park and rangers suspect an encounter with a mountain goat is to blame.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/mountain-goat-kills-man-in-olympic-national-park/

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Thanks, Basecamp, for the memories and the lessons – Noah Lorang – Medium

After almost 8 years, today is my last day at Basecamp. It’s been a wonderful run, and I’m excited for my next adventure: Elevated Woodworking, where I make and sell wooden topographic maps. It’s…

https://medium.com/@noahhl/thanks-basecamp-for-the-memories-and-the-lessons-e5c8338ba60c

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Apple’s big news in 108 seconds — Apple - YouTube

Here’s all the big news from Apple’s big event in less than two minutes. Introducing iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the largest display ever on an iPhone. Say a big hello to iPhone XR, with the all-new Liquid Retina display. Then take a look at the completely redesigned Apple Watch Series 4. With the biggest Apple Watch display yet, and a new electrical heart sensor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iol8n3m88SA&app=desktop

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Basecamp 3: New feature round-up – Signal v. Noise

Summer is winding down, kids are back in school and the Basecamp team has a fresh batch of updates to share. Here’s a quick look at some recent improvements that are available right now in all of…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/basecamp-3-new-feature-round-up-571cd39cee14

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Adactio: Journal—The top four web performance challenges

Counting down the charts—what will be in the number one spot?

https://adactio.com/journal/14329

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A Native Lazy Load for the Web | CSS-Tricks

A new Chrome feature dubbed "Blink LazyLoad" is designed to dramatically improve performance by deferring the load of below-the-fold images and

https://css-tricks.com/a-native-lazy-load-for-the-web-platform/

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Adactio: Journal—Several people are writing

Anne Gibson, Alice Bartlett, Patrick Rhone, Sara Soueidan, Laura Kalbag, Brendan Dawes, Robin Rendle, Khoi Vinh, Amber Wilson, Austin Kleon, and Tim Kadlec write.

https://adactio.com/journal/14333

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September 11 attacks: This F-16 pilot was ordered to down one of the hijacked planes - The Washington Post

A pilot reflects on one of the lesser-told tales of Sept. 11: how the first counterpunch the U.S. military prepared to throw at the attackers was effectively a suicide mission.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/f-16-pilot-was-ready-to-give-her-life-on-sept-11/2015/09/06/7c8cddbc-d8ce-11e0-9dca-a4d231dfde50_story.html

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In-store good vs. At-home good – Signal v. Noise

A number of years ago we bought a new bath tub for our master bathroom. The tub looked something like this: We couldn’t use the tub until the full bathroom rennovation was done. But once it was, I…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/in-store-good-vs-at-home-good-ffc9001824b9?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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Adactio: Articles—The Web Is Agreement

This presentation on web standards was delivered at the State Of The Browser conference in London in September 2018.

https://adactio.com/articles/14321

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Design Decisions #6: Why's that feature there? - YouTube

In this episode, Jason walks us through the genesis of a tiny little feature in search results in Basecamp 3. Why's it there? What's it for? Let's find out!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zh8Rjur18S8

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IBM secretly used New York’s CCTV cameras to train its surveillance software - The Verge

New technology is making surveillance cameras more powerful than ever. Such systems are often developed away from the public eye, as detailed in a new report showing how IBM worked with the NYPD to create software that could search CCTV footage for individuals based on their skin tone.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/6/17826446/ibm-video-surveillance-nypd-cctv-cameras-search-skin-tone

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Can The Maya Parenting Method Turn My 2-Year-Old Into A Household Helper? : Goats and Soda : NPR

Inspired by Maya families where kids happily pitch in, correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff tries to get her 2-year-old daughter to become a household helper.

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/09/01/641266260/how-to-get-kids-to-do-chores-does-the-maya-method-work

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How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves | News | The Guardian

The long read: Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/aug/28/how-to-be-human-the-man-who-was-raised-by-wolves

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Adactio: Journal—Sapiens

Yuval Noah Harari’s bestseller is a frustratingly uneven work.

https://adactio.com/journal/14304

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Some advice from Jeff Bezos – Signal v. Noise

A number of years ago, Jeff Bezos stopped by our office and spent about 90 minutes with us talking product strategy. Before he left, he spent about 45 minutes taking general Q&A from everyone at the…

https://m.signalvnoise.com/some-advice-from-jeff-bezos-4ee95086c76b?source=rss----668e14b18fb1---4

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The Problem Is That We Are All Stupid

The question “What’s wrong with the world?!” is usually more of a statement of exasperation than a question. But it can be treated like a question, and it is a good question. Clearly something is wrong, at least with the […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2018/08/the-problem-is-that-we-are-all-stupid/