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Links voor 5 november 2013

Out of the picture: why the world’s best photo startup is going out of business | The Verge
But as time ran out, hopes diminished. "It succeeded in every possible way," said Jason Eberle, who built the web version of Everpix, "except for the only way that matters."

Offices For All! Why Open-Office Layouts Are Bad For Employees, Bosses, And Productivity | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
We’ve been told that our small squat in the vast openness of our open-office layouts, with all its crosstalk and lack of privacy, is actually good for us. It boosts productivity. It leads to a happy utopia of shared ideas and mutual goals. These are the words of imperceptive employers and misguided researchers.

7 Sins of Doomed Teams
Here’s a run down of ways engineers can err. As dreadful as it sounds, rejoice. Salvation is right around the corner. Watch for those signs of trouble and lead the way to redemption.

Cosmic Census Finds Billions of Planets That Could Be Like Earth – NYTimes.com
Somewhere in all of this, there must be a planet where the volcanoes spout chocolate.

such browser so html5
type for great instant compile wow

Links voor 23 maart 2011

How we <i>really</i> watch a movie – scanners
Whenever research confirms something we feel we already knew intuitively, or from our own experience, there are always people who'll scoff and say, "Well, I could have told you that!" And maybe they could have, but that's not the point. Science is a discipline involving systematic observation and empirical evidence, not unverified hunches. Movies, of course, are optical illusions — photographic, electronic and/or mechanical phenomena that exploit the peculiarities of our eyes and brains… and elicit all manner of feelings. They are science and they are sometimes art, and the methods of studying one or the other can be complementary.

Stupid Man Commercials

Prop-Driven ‘Rail Zeppelin’ Is Many Kinds of Awesome | Autopia | Wired.com
Time again for an outrageous pre-war German vehicle design. You’ve already seen the Nazi rocket plane built to nuke New York from orbit. The propeller-driven aluminum train Schienenzeppelin is miles tamer but every bit as magnificent. And unlike the Amerika Bomber, it really ran — at 140 mph in 1931!

Office Fridges
Documenting the inner lives of office fridges, one photo at a time. A project by Moncef Belyamani.


Ik lees zó veel weblogs, en ik lees ze allemaal in Outlook, dat het redelijk nutteloos zou zijn om een blogroll (zo’n lijst van “wat ik lees”) op mijn weblog te zetten.

Maar ik zou eigenlijk graag wat meer niet-weblog-inhoud op het internet zetten: zo’n weblog, da’s eigenlijk een resem chronologische nonsens met maar héél erg soms iets interessants ertussen. Enfin ja, in mijn geval toch.

Veel mensen slagen erin om consistent nonsens te produceren (niet zo moeilijk), en heel erg soms zijn er weblogs waar het consistent écht interessant is.

Mijn favoriete weblog op dat vlak voor het moment is Jensen Harris’ Office User Interface Blog. Elke weekdag consistent dingen die ik nergens anders kan lezen en die ik verrekt interessant vind. In hetzelfde team is Dave Gainer ook goed bezig trouwens, maar ik ben niet zo’n excel-slet, dus ik vind het dan ook iets minder boeiend :)

En voor de rest: ik ga, dàn eens, werk maken van iets gestructureerdere webpagina’s. Dan. Eens. Als er tijd over is.