Aesthetics of Joy: The New Humanism →
by Ingrid Fetell “How quickly we forget the effortless magic of our unconscious mind, a silent engine, a hidden processor that runs in the background, quietly alert. Aesthetics of Joy is about the language that speaks to this unconscious mind, the language of form, movement, surface, and character that communicates with the mute sensemaker that is our emotional brain. Joy is sense, as is...
The New Humanism →
by David Brooks, The New York Times “This growing, dispersed body of research reminds us of a few key insights. First, the unconscious parts of the mind are most of the mind, where many of the most impressive feats of thinking take place. Second, emotion is not opposed to reason; our emotions assign value to things and are the basis of reason. Finally, we are not individuals who form...
filename On getting, it must return the string “C:\fakepath"...– HTML5 filename spec I cannot believe this is the preferred implementation. C:\? Really?
Creating Triangles in (pure) CSS →
The core skill of innovators is error-recovery, not failure avoidance.– Randy Nelson
Softies on Rails: How to run a single test from... →
by Jeff Cohen I usually run my Rails tests by running rake or by having autotest running in the background (on my Mac at work - never had much luck getting autotest to work on my XP box at home). But there are other ways of running tests that sometimes come in handy. If I just want to run one particular test class (that is, one test file), I do this: > ruby test/unit/product_test.rb This...
Ruby on Rails: Always check in schema.rb →
by Jim Gay Sometimes developers are unsure about Rails’ schema.rb file and whether or not it should be checked in to source control. The answer is simple: yes.
Science fiction deals with improbable possibilities, fantasy with plausible...– Miriam Allen de Ford
The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated...– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Ch. 12
How to recover a deleted file in Eclipse →
Handy, and difficult to find if you didn’t know it existed. “Eclipse, as you probably know, does not use the Windows ‘recycling bin’…I was able to recover the file by using the Restore from Local History option located in the context menu inside the project navigator.”