Camera Obscura – / current issue
Vivian Maier was an ambitious and prolific photographer who conducted her work in the open but kept its results almost entirely to herself. No one has any idea why that is. We know about her work only by chance, and through cultural and economic circumstances specific to the early twenty-first century. Had her end come even a decade earlier, it is quite likely that her photographs would have been destroyed and her name relegated to a mere census entry and a dim memory in very few minds. Instead she has been propelled to posthumous fame, and fortune by proxy. She has attained that rarefied position by virtue of her talent, to be sure, but also because of the romance of serendipity as well as the singular opportunities afforded by the internet to certain kinds of beaverish promoters. Thus her story, as patiently and lucidly detailed by Pamela Bannos in her nearly forensic biography—which unties many knots and brings order to what was previously a chaotic welter of information and misinformation—moves along two timelines at once, before and after death, both of them labyrinthine and marked by passages of seemingly permanent obscurity.

Tripling an Engineering Team in Six Months – Part One: The Background Story — Zac Sky
Somewhere between meetings their mindset switched from grilling me on the current state-of-play to challenging me to figure out how we could get to market faster. 'If you had more money to spend, how would you go faster?'

aftertheflood/spark: A typeface for creating sparklines in text without code.
Spark is a typeface for creating sparklines in text. It uses OpenType's contextual alternates and requires no Javascript, though it does require a modern-ish browser that can make use of OpenType features in text. At the moment it is compatible with Microsoft Word (2011 and later), Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Chrome 33+, Safari 6+, Firefox 4+, and Internet Explorer 10+.

Expose to the Right for Astrophotography in Light Pollution – Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California – Lonely Speck
Light pollution is a rapidly growing problem. Most of the population in the United States cannot see the Milky Way. When I look up at the sky from Venice, California, I can see about 20 stars. The rest of the galaxy is hidden by an orange haze of light pollution. This guide talks about a method called ETTR or “Exposure To The Right” that I have used successfully to actually be able to photograph the Milky Way in these terrible conditions.

How to Photograph the Milky Way – Lonely Speck
Astrophotography in its simplest form is increasing in accessibility, especially with today’s affordable, large sensor, high signal-to-noise ratio digital cameras. In my opinion, there are few photographs that have as much existential impact as a nighttime landscape against the Milky Way. Here, I will show you how to make an amazing photo of the Milky Way Galaxy with a minimum of effort and a minimum of equipment.

AppNexus and Rubicon Project launch hailing open-source approach to header bidding | The Drum
AppNexus, Pubmatic and Rubicon Project have announced the official launch of, an independent organization aimed towards helping adtech players and premium publishers challenge the dominance of Google’s DoubleClick with an open-source approach to header bidding.