Piatti del giorno 60
Back from Ç3 and feeling fired up.
- Core Values - “The web is full of people taking stands that don’t cost them anything.”
- BuildingOS - Interesting to watch the webby startup look come to far more prosaic stuff than lunch photography apps (h/t @case_inc).
- git rerere - Let git record your merge resolutions to make later cleanup rebases far less tedious.
- Deliberate Git - Simply choosing to phrase commit messages as what this commit does instead of what you did is a simple rule with deep and positive consequences (h/t @nevyn).
- JVFloatLabeledTextField - Nice little UI flourish that helps a lot with my misgivings on using placeholder text as a label (h/t @apike).
- Examples bring a subject to life - “When someone tells me a general theorem I say that I want an example that is both simple and significant. It’s very easy to give simple examples that are not very interesting or interesting examples that are very difficult. If there isn’t a simple, interesting case, forget it.”
- Interview with Sir Michael Atiyah - “Too many people write papers that are very abstract and at the end they may give some examples. It should be the other way around. You should start with understanding the interesting examples and build up to explain what the general phenomena are. This was you progress from initial understanding to more understanding.”
- buildingSMART alliance BIM Service interface exchange (BIMSie) Project - Somewhat interesting, but buildingSMART Alliance really needs to have a read of Execution in the Kingdom of Nouns, and the two previous links (h/t @case_inc).
- Age-ism, Transhumanism, and Silicon Valley’s Cognitive Dissonance - “All the Valley’s talk about transhumanism, human potential, life extension, and generally ‘changing the world’ is a bunch of hooey. It’s a myth–in the pejorative sense of that term. It’s a fluffy religion meant to snooker young professionals into giving their employers everything they have and working their brains down to the myelin until they become too old to be relevant anymore. No, it’s worse than that. They don’t get too old to be relevant. They get too old to be cheap.” (h/t @buzz).
- Stock and flow - In case you were wondering, this is flow (h/t @austinkleon).
- Why semi-automation is better than full automation - The majority of my work over the next several years will be coming to grips with the computatational dark matter that is semi-automation (or, as @dteare nicely puts it: “the tasks similar enough to be boring and different enough to resist automation.”)
- Introducing Ensembles: Core Data sync the way it should be - A Core Data sync framework arising from battle scars (h/t @daveverwer).
- 360iDev videos - Vids are going up (h/t @daveverwer).
- The hegemony of good taste - Apple : iOS 7 :: Axiom Corp : “Blue: it’s the new red!”