Archive for April, 2019

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Why Joy Division? Henry Rollins examines Jon Savage’s oral history of the post-punk band - Los Angeles Times

"This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else" by Jon Savage documents the formation, brief life and sudden end of the phenomenal Manchester band Joy Division. Henry Rollins' review dives deep into the history of the band.

https://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-jon-savage-joy-division-henry-rollins-20190420-story.html

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At Colorado, a Breach in Football’s Wall - The New York Times

The University of Colorado has come closer than most institutions to wrestling with an urgent question: Is running a college football program unconscionable?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/sports/colorado-football.html

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ND - Album on Imgur

Post with 20 votes and 581 views. Shared by bkte. ND

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Z9YOErf

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Notre Dame from above - Album on Imgur

Post with 65 votes and 5611 views. Shared by bkte. Notre Dame from above

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/9k9I8Y0

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Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready - The New York Times

As they see it, global warming stands to make corporate security as high-stakes in the 21st century as it was in the 19th.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/10/magazine/climate-change-pinkertons.html

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Adactio: Journal—Design perception

Most companies are not digital-first. And that’s okay.

https://adactio.com/journal/15051

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Adactio: Journal—Split

Materials and tools; client and server; declarative and imperative; inclusion and privilege.

https://adactio.com/journal/15050

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Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis - The Washington Post

Breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment more. In-depth DC, Virginia, Maryland news coverage including traffic, weather, crime, education, restaurant reviews and more.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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Understanding your "aha" moments and putting them to work | Inside Intercom

How do you identify and measure aha moments, and how do they relate to activation? Product Researcher Lynsey Duncan explains.

https://www.intercom.com/blog/understanding-your-aha-moments-and-putting-them-to-work/

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Netflix’s Auto-Playing Trailers Are Just The Worst

It’s Friday night, and you’re browsing Netflix. You want to relax and watch something. What should be a chill time flipping through shows and movies is significantly less chill because these STUPID ADS KEEP PLAYING.

https://kotaku.com/netflix-s-auto-playing-trailers-are-just-the-worst-1824082796

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Orwell’s Last Neighborhood

While envisioning the darkest of futures and grappling with mortality, the English writer retreated to an idyllic Scottish isle to write Nineteen Eighty-Four.

https://longreads.com/2019/04/05/orwells-last-neighborhood/

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Privileged | By Kyle Korver

There’s an elephant in the room that I’ve been thinking about a lot over these last few weeks.

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/kyle-korver-utah-jazz-nba

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The Life-Changing Magic of Unfollowing Almost Everybody

In a last-ditch effort to enjoy my social media experience again, I unfollowed 90% of my Twitter feed—and I think it worked. When I check in now, in just a few minutes I catch up on everything said by the […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2019/04/the-life-changing-magic-of-unfollowing-almost-everybody/

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Adactio: Journal—Drag’n’drop revisited

An easy accessibility fix, courtesy of my past self.

https://adactio.com/journal/15030

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41. TEQUILA SUNRISE: 1972 - Letters and Liquor

While popular music has always made reference to drinking, few cocktails have been immortalized in song. So it’s no small feat that the Tequila Sunrise was made f...

https://lettersandliquor.com/41-TEQUILA-SUNRISE-1972

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Why Cancel Buttons Should Never Have a Color

What does the Cancel button exactly do? It dismisses the user's current screen and brings them back to their previous one. Users rely on this dismissive button

https://uxmovement.com/buttons/why-cancel-buttons-should-never-have-a-color/

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John Franzese ratted out his Colombo crime family father – then disappeared

John Franzese Jr. helped send his father, notorious Colombo family mobster Sonny Franzese, to prison. Then he turned up in Indianapolis.

https://www.freep.com/in-depth/news/2019/03/26/john-sonny-franzese-colombo-crime-family-indianapolis/3139068002/

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No one should have to travel in fear – Andreas Gal – Medium

I’ve worked for Silicon Valley companies for more than a decade and international travel is a necessary part of my job. I’ve had my fair share of delays and missed connections, but one thing I’ve…

https://medium.com/@andreasgal/no-one-should-have-to-travel-in-fear-b2bff4c460e5

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Adactio: Journal—Dev perception

The perceived state of front-end development tools and technologies might be quite different from the reality.

https://adactio.com/journal/15011

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Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong | Fortune

Instead of reducing costs, many say EHRs, which were originally optimized for billing rather than for patient care, have instead made it easier to engage in “upcoding” or bill inflation (though some say the systems also make such fraud easier to catch).

http://fortune.com/longform/medical-records/