Yosemite

Project Yosemite has put out some beautiful time-lapse videos of Yosemite National Park with the most recent one being published about a month ago.

BEM Syntax with Sass

UPDATE: Updated before it’s even published, but last night I found out that with updates before Sass 3.3.0 you can now just us & in front of the last part of the selector and it will work the same as the @at-root directive. Code snippets below have been updated to use this method. At Big […]

Finn Alden Kelsey

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How Designers Destroyed the World

TLDW is that we are responsible for everything we put into the world, and think hard about what we make and what impact it has on those around us. This way of thinking about things really resonates with me. I like to think that the real afterlife is the legacy you leave behind. It’s how your kids, grand kids, and so on remember you, what you did, and what you stood for. I just hope that I put more good than bad into the world.

And I wonder when we broke everything so thoroughly

Every night, homeless people construct their nightly shelters outside the Quaker meeting house. Quakers will not make you leave. And have a high level of empathy. A few weeks ago I was walking home and there was a woman, a homeless woman, setting up a space. She’d unrolled a rug. And a chair. And a toy stove. The big chunky plastic ones kids play with. And that’s when I noticed the kid. A girl. About five or six years old. And realized her mother was setting up a space for the girl to feel at home.

via The Pastry Box Project | 18 December 2013, baked by Mike Monteiro.

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed

We buy stuff to cheer ourselves up, to keep up with the Joneses, to fulfill our childhood vision of what our adulthood would be like, to broadcast our status to the world, and for a lot of other psychological reasons that have very little to do with how useful the product really is. How much […]

Dark Mail

The Dark Mail Alliance is working on creating a new email protocol that provides end to end encryption by default. The two founding members of the alliance are Silent Circle and Lavabit both companies who shut down their encrypted email services because of the NSA. There is also a Kickstarter campaign by Ladar Levison to […]

Ride to the Library

I bought a phone mount for my bike the other day. Al and I tested it out by recording our ride to the library.

Social Share Links in iContact

We’ve been sending out html emails with a service called iContact lately. The only issue is that unlike other email providers they don’t provide automatic social links, but they do give you [webversionurl] that is replaced with the url to the online web version of your email. You can place that in the url attribute […]