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Avería, the average font

3/02/2012 @ 11:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Avería, the average font - preview them all  [via]

nelson : Avería, the average font - Synthetic font, actually quite beautiful

Rod Begbie : Avería – The Average Font - Font designed by averaging out the letterforms of a few hundred fonts. Surprisingly readable. #

Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued

24/01/2012 @ 05:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued - "The first rule is what everyone tells you it is: Never give a number first" and other important info for engineers. (Fun fact: The only time in my career I've ever offered an answer to the question "What sort of salary are you expecting?", I gave myself #

Jeremy Zawodny : Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued | Kalzumeus Software - Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued | Kalzumeus Software: a long but well written and informative posting on how to negotiate your salary when taking a new job

Twitter by Post

16/12/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Twitter by Post - Analoguey loveliness. [via#

Andy Baio : Twitter by Post - Giles Turnbull takes @replies, RTs, and favs offline

Noisebridge Blog: Please reach out

21/11/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Noisebridge Blog: Please reach out - Important words from Mitch Altman. #

Meanwhile released for iPhone/iPad

8/11/2011 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Meanwhile released for iPhone/iPad - Jason Shiga's mind-expanding puzzle comic ported to iOS by interactive fiction legend Andrew Plotkin

Rod Begbie : Meanwhile for iOS - Jason Shiga's outstanding "interactive" time-warping comic, reimagined as an iPad app. Highly recommended. [via#

Private Eye | Free Network Monitor for Mac

14/10/2011 @ 03:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Private Eye | Free Network Monitor for Mac - Dead handy. Lightweight tool to track which apps are accessing the internet, and which hosts they're hitting. [via#

Data Reveals That "Occupying" Twitter Trending Topics is Harder Than it Looks!

12/10/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Data Reveals That "Occupying" Twitter Trending Topics is Harder Than it Looks! - Great analysis of how "Twitter Trends" work, with plenty of data to help ease the "CENSORSHIP!" cries of the conspiratorially-minded. [via#

Sōsh Presents: Tacos & Tequila With a Twist

12/10/2011 @ 05:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Sōsh Presents: Tacos & Tequila With a Twist - We're throwing a party! #

Rethrick: The Mythical Man-Month

12/10/2011 @ 05:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Rethrick: The Mythical Man-Month - Behind-the-scenes look at Google Wave - more around the struggle of big teams than about the product itself. "Instead of shaving one Yak, you're shaving the entire Yak pen at the Zoo, and pretty soon traveling to Tibet to shave foreign Yaks you've never  [via#

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

6/10/2011 @ 08:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 - The best obituary of Steve Jobs I've read this evening, by Steven Levy.  [via#

Andy Baio : Steven Levy's Wired obituary for Steve Jobs - the best I've read

Retro Muppet Concert Posters

19/09/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Retro Muppet Concert Posters - Amazing. [via#

Digital 3D rendered film in 1972

2/09/2011 @ 19:00 UTC

simplebits : Digital 3D rendered film in 1972 - The founder of Pixar's fascinating 40 year old experiments in 3D rendering. Amazing. (via @beep)

Rod Begbie : First Digital 3D Rendered Film - Amazing bit of geek history: The first piece of 3D computer animation, by Ed Catmull, Pixar's co-founder, from 1972. [via#

AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean (Spring Framework API 2.5)

24/08/2011 @ 04:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean (Spring Framework API 2.5) - This is real. Also, why I'm glad I don't program in Java any more. #

nelson : AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean - Java!

Comedy Podcast Inside News Corp. Feasts on a Scandal - NYTimes.com

16/08/2011 @ 06:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Comedy Podcast Inside News Corp. Feasts on a Scandal - NYTimes.com - NYTimes piece on The Bugle, the fab podcast from Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver. Highlight: The author translating the common emailed cry of "Fuck you, Chris" into "sending Mr. Skinner e-mail and Twitter messages telling him off". #

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: List: Ineffective Pick-Up Lines for the Modern Internet Persona.

12/08/2011 @ 02:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : McSweeney's Internet Tendency: List: Ineffective Pick-Up Lines for the Modern Internet Persona. - “You’ve been published by The Atlantic? That’s cool. My name is frequently used as a tag on Tumblr. We have all the makings of a modern power couple.” [via#

Cost of false positives - Laughing Meme

28/07/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Cost of false positives - Laughing Meme - Lovely post from Kellan explaining why Twitter (and other sites) can't "just block all the spammers". When your best users and your worst users share common outlying behaviour, things get tough. #

Nyan Cat Progress Bar

6/07/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Nyan Cat Progress Bar - Is it wrong to consider installing Windows 7 in a VM just to try this? [via#

Starting your Startup

1/07/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Starting your Startup - Great slide deck by Joe Stump with information that rings entirely true to my ears after 9 months of Offline Labs. [via#

American McCarver. Your Sports Blog.

28/06/2011 @ 02:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : American McCarver. Your Sports Blog. - New sports-writing from a bunch of fun tech bloggers. Ace. [via#

Sprite Cow - Generate CSS for sprite sheets

23/06/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Sprite Cow - Generate CSS for sprite sheets - Holy cow. Massively helpful tool that greatly reduces the pain of creating/dealing with CSS sprite sheets. [via#

@nickd on "with"

8/06/2011 @ 03:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : @nickd on "with" - 'some days i bike home uninspired, lamenting that there are few designers here, little community... other days, i download "with."' — Nick Disabata #

Depression, Burn Out and Writing Code

29/05/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Depression, Burn Out and Writing Code - "When your livelihood depends on what you can do with your brain, fighting depression and the fatigued fog that swirls around it is a frightening battle." I agree with everything in this post. #

screenstagram

17/05/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : screenstagram - OS X screensaver that shows your friends' Instagram shots. Lovely! [via#

Amanda Palmer Present the Year's Most Amusing Tweets Played On The Ukulele

8/05/2011 @ 02:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Amanda Palmer Present the Year's Most Amusing Tweets Played On The Ukulele - Just when I thought it wasn't possible to love Amanda Palmer any more… [via#

BBC - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Social Stew

5/05/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : BBC - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Social Stew - God, Stewart Lee is a funny, funny man. [via#

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