Why I Quit My Job →
Kai Nagata’s recent post on the state of Canadian media and politics.
This is awesome: “Spin.js uses the CSS3 to render the UI, falling back to VML Internet Explorer. If supported by the browser,@keyframe rules are used to animate the spinner.”
Swivel shifts →
bobulate: Russell Shorto points out small shifts in thinking that can have large effects — from bicycle safety to fresh food: Dutch drivers are taught that when you are about to get out of the car, you reach for the door handle with your right hand — bringing your arm across your body to the door. This forces a driver to swivel shoulders and head, so that before opening the door you can see if...
She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the...– J.D. Salinger (via nevver)
Alpha particle bug (single event upset) →
The term alpha particle bug derives from the historical phenomenon of soft errors caused by cosmic rays. These are energetic charged subatomic particles, originating from outer space. When cosmic rays collide with molecules in the atmosphere, they produce a shower of billions of high energy radioactive particles. These particles could disturb an electron in RAM, and thus change a 0 to a 1, and...
Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you...– Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Our broken patent system →
“At a time when our future affluence depends so heavily on innovation, we have drifted toward a patent regime that not only fails to fulfil its justifying function, to incentivise innovation, but actively impedes innovation.” ...
by Steven Levithan The String.prototype.split method is very handy, so it’s a shame that if you use a regular expression as its delimiter, the results can be so wildly different cross-browser that odds are you’ve just introduced bugs into your code (unless you know precisely what kind of data you’re working with and are able to avoid the issues). The situation is so bad that...
Daring Fireball: An Improved Liberal, Accurate... →
“Periodically, pages go missing, assets get misplaced — you should not be concerned. This is a startup, this kind of thing happens. At Nosh, we are fortunate to have a relationship with several teams of ex-special forces operatives who help us track down these missing pages. When a page on this website goes rogue — and a code 404 arises — we dispatch one of our teams to...