Recommended Reading Archive I just updated my bookshelf on CSS-Tricks too, but I think most of the books on mine are probably ones that most people in web design have already heard of (doesn’t make then any less good). Jason’s bookshelf is more extensive and niche.
Alex Payne — On the iPad The thing that bothers me most about the iPad is this: if I had an iPad rather than a real computer as a kid, I’d never be a programmer today.
Dry, crisp air. The color palette of the world unified by a blanket of white. Getting to wear comfortable clothes all layered up – and you don’t sweat unless you explicitly try to. Everything seems quieter and more relaxed.
Ever ⌘-C something and then get distracted? Then there is this nagging feeling in the back of your head. It’s similar to when you have a drink set down somewhere you know you didn’t finish. What should we call that feeling, when you have something on your clipboard you know you need to paste before losing it?
And yes… there are some software programs that attempt to solve this buy keeping a copy history for you. I tried CopyPastePro, but didn’t like it. It seemed to interfere with actually copying things sometimes, which is unacceptable.
99 Years and 1 Dark Day I like old time music, less so bluegrass. But once in a while I get the urge to listen to some hardcore traditional bluegrass. The Punch Brothers (not normally this genre) really rock some out in this video.
HDR Photography I like HDR when it’s not overly ridiculous and distracting. Some of this stuff crosses that line but not all of it. I’d like to learn more about it.
Nicholas Felton Each day in 2009, I asked every person with whom I had a meaningful encounter to submit a record of this meeting through an online survey. These reports form the heart of the 2009 Annual Report. From parents to old friends, to people I met for the first time, to my dentist… any time I felt that someone had discerned enough of my personality and activities, they were given a card with a URL and unique number to record their experience.
BumpTop Mac Does some crazy shit to your desktop. For some reason this kinda scares me. Like back in the OS 9 days when you had too many weird things running and it caused weird conflicts and slowness. Not saying this does this, it just feels like one of those things.
Stop Blogging Steve’s argument is that blogs get old quick and then the information there becomes misinformation. I think if that happens, it’s your responsibility to go update it, that’s all. Or even better, if it’s code, provide a live example so people can see if it still works or not in two seconds.