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Aza Raskin
webdevelopment 24,880 followers
There is no design think, only design make.
Visual and interactive map of keyboard shortcuts for popular apps waldobronchart.github.io/ShortcutMapper… Shows we still need Ubiquity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubiquity_…
"Fewer than 200 individuals of the world's total population will enjoy this song". Has accordion + a soprano rapping. ubu.com/sound/komar.ht…
Graduation ceremonies make me wonder why nobody gets a monoploma. Maybe it's like the magnetic monopole: conjectured but never found.
The alumni office plus the detailed admission notes gives a good training set for a big data analysis of what predicts great students.
Google uses a data approach to determine what signals predict great hires. Do any universities yet take a big data approach to admissions?
The CTA announcing "This is Grand" will never cease to amuse me.
This kid invented a special cup so her grandpa with Parkinson's can drink without spilling huff.to/1ky6Svd
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Excited to be back in Chicago. My little sister graduates from University of Chicago in less than 12 hours (my school too). So proud of her.
Quantifying real-time homophobic language on Twitter. nohomophobes.com/#!/today/ Would love to correlate this signal with world/local news.
NativeScripts lets you write iOS & Android apps natively via Javascript. In beta. blogs.telerik.com/blogs/14-06-12… Docs here: github.com/NativeScript/d…
Litographs: entire books in posters and on t-shirts. litographs.com
Platforms beat product almost every time. Community is the new capital. Quotes from @InfoEcon's great lunchtime talk at @Jawbone.
Ice flow velocity in the Antarctic i.imgur.com/7cgRkvM.jpg
The most important list you'll read: The list of cognitive biases en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c… —It's missing the cognitive bias for stuff in lists
Corporate time equivalents: “Just a sec” = 5 minutes. “Quick chat” = 48 minutes. This should be a browser extension. mcsweeneys.net/articles/corpo…
Everything not saved will be lost. — Nintendo "Quit Screen" message i.imgur.com/ZFJsrRu.jpg
Go listen to the latest Cathedrals song. Kudos to @johnnyhwin: Indie, dreampop, r&b. hypem.com/track/24trf/CA…
The first documented hospital staff, from 1063AD. 15 hospital beds, 10 staff (including a potter and a barber!) indianjpsychiatry.org/article.asp?is…
The spiral of silence. Worth a read. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_of…
Third wheels are minor thirds.
Scientists have selectively been able to erase and restore memories! iflscience.com/brain/scientis…
Better data centers through machine learning. Clever. I'd love to see this applied to where people sit in companies. googleblog.blogspot.ca/2014/05/better…
Jobs had a prescient analogy: "PCs are going to be like trucks," and iPads are the cars. That means wearables/smart watches are the bikes.