Svpply created navigation patterns that have been widely used (overused?) since, but at they time the app was as fresh as it gets. When iOS7 showed up, the app was already right at home. With zero updates in two years, it still feels absolutely current today.
Adios Svpply - A. Craig Williams - A. Craig Williams
eBay announced that its sunsetting Svpply yesterday.
(via Twitter / BrewCityChaser: Full Moon rising over Lake …)
You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it.
Doug Stanhope - Wikiquote via Mike Giant
ARST ARSW: Star Wars sorted alphabetically (by suckerpinch)
This is like what happens to souls in a black hole
(via Blobby Barack Animated GIF)
Man I don’t even.
This feels important.
(Source: killscreen, via dpstyles)
American users tend to prefer stickers that leave no space for misinterpretation, according to Mr. Watanabe. So smiles are wide, and stickers are often accompanied by captions like “Awesome!” and “Great job!”
By contrast, in Japan, Line offers characters with smiles, half-smiles and barely there smiles, he said. “Our American colleagues asked us: What’s the point of a half-smile?” Mr. Watanabe said. “It’s difficult to express in words. That’s why we use stickers.”
No Time to Text? Say It With Stickers - NYTimes.com
Walter built a Hessian for me.
“You do You”
It’s one of his favorite phrases and a motto he lives by. I’ll never forget one day he rolled in at noon, started watching Action Bronson music videos, ate lunch, went to the gym, and then proceeded to close every mid priority bug filed on Github from 3pm to 9pm. While Jacob’s workflow was borderline annoying, he taught me that what makes people productive is specific to them and often defies common suggestions like “show up early and avoid distractions”.
What I Learned Sitting Next to @fat — Building Bowery — Medium
“Nobody can fall so low unless he has a great depth.
If such a thing can happen to a man, it challenges his best and highest on the other side; that is to say, this depth corresponds to a potential height, and the blackest darkness to a hidden light.” ― C.G. Jung
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Filing this away as an amazing perspective for depressed friends.
The tragedy of the Comcast/Netflix deal is that it means we will not learn what is possible but instead are falling back into the old mold of building each service into the network and we’ll only know about services that are profitable to those who control the facilities we use.
The problem with Netflix/Comcast is SS7 all over again