This blog is an archive of things I've read online. I post things here when I read them, and automatically when reading articles through Pocket (http://getpocket.com).

A link here does not mean I agree with the article, only that I read it. I read a lot of things I don't agree with to keep myself from being in a bubble.


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Aug 29, 2014
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What design deliverables do you actually need? »

Do you need to hire a web agency to build you a website? Or do you need help creating a pattern library and design framework? Over the 12 years we have run Headscape the deliverables have been changing as client requirements alter. via Pocket


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Aug 29, 2014
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Building a Diverse Speaker Lineup »

I have been meaning to write up some actionable advice for conference organizers about building a diverse speaker lineup for ages. via Pocket


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Aug 29, 2014
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Star Trek Writer's Defense of Diversity in Sci-Fi Is Damn Near Perfect »

When a reader wrote in to say that a recent plotline in David Mack’s Star Trek books — one where a Vulcan had an affair with a Klingon spy, and they both happened to be women — meant that they wouldn’t be reading his books anymore, they didn’t expect a response. But they got one. via Pocket


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Aug 29, 2014
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Product Strategy Means Saying No »

If you’re building a product, you have to be great at saying no. Not “maybe” or “later”. The only word is no. Building a great product isn’t about creating tons of tactically useful features which are tangentially related. via Pocket


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Aug 28, 2014
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How Do We Solve A Problem Like “Queerbaiting”?: On TV’s Not-So-Subtle Gay Subtext »

We’re at an interesting moment in history for LGBTQ media representation. via Pocket


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Aug 28, 2014
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Expecting to teach enhances learning, recall »

People learn better and recall more when given the impression that they will soon have to teach newly acquired material to someone else, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. via Pocket


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Aug 28, 2014
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What Today's Economic Gloomsayers Are Missing »

There is nothing like a recession to throw economists into a despondent mood. via Pocket


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Aug 28, 2014
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No, Dystopian Sci-Fi Isn’t Bad for Society. We Need It More Than Ever »

Yes, the future freaks us out. That much of Michael Solana’s recent op-ed in this space is undoubtedly true. via Pocket


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Aug 27, 2014
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Why Moving Elements With Translate() Is Better Than Pos:abs Top/left »

Chris Coyier was asked why you should use translate. Go read his response which covers well why it’s more logical to move elements for design purposes (with transform) independent of your element layout (with position). via Pocket


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Aug 27, 2014
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Gradient Lair »

Quote is from “The Price May Be To High,” originally published in 1969 and essay can be viewed in a posthumous collection of his writing, The Cross Of The Redemption. via Pocket