A fantastic team with an exciting product.
Watch this space!
The missing HTTP & REST API Tester for Mac.
Looks useful for those creating or interacting with APIs.
Campaign Monitor has compiled a list of 8 great sites for free stock photos.
Worth a look.
Ira Glass on Storytelling.
If you’re a creative, you must watch this 2-minute video.
I think there is a lot of pressure on creatives to just be awesome and “nail it” straight out of the gate. It’s refreshing to see someone so respected in the industry saying that it takes time to produce work we can be proud of.
I believe the true gift is in the eye, in our taste, in our unique style.
What takes years of hard work and practice is executing that style.
Creating works that live up to our standard and meet or exceed our own expectations takes time and experience. No matter how good our taste is or our eye for detail.
John Gruber on the Digital Tattoo for Moto X:
Is this a joke? This is a joke, right?
And it only lasts for five days?
Does’t appear to be a joke, though.
The SciPlay app is essentially an annotated video: Using an iPad, you film motion—running, jumping, swinging, sliding, throwing a ball, etc.—and the app visualizes the basic science at work, pinpointing moments and levels of velocity, acceleration, energy, and force. Through manually tracing the arc of motion of the ball or person, or by using sensor data from the iPod attached to a ball or a kid’s belt, it superimposes the force diagrams that make up the backbone of any classroom physics lesson on real-life situations.
Wow. This is my kind of learning! Wish it had been around when I was at school.
Is it common practice for primary schools to ban nuts for all students just because one child in the class (or school?) is allergic to nuts?
What happens when that child grows up, surely they need to learn early on that they need to be careful of what they eat and touch (if they are highly allergic).
Meanwhile, as parents, we have to completely omit one of the healthiest ingredients from our children’s lunchboxes.
I don’t remember it being like this when I was a child. Surely the same allergies existed. Or maybe just not in my school?
I’d love some insight into this. I’m curious how widespread it is and whether it’s sound logic or hysteria that causes such school policies.
Points 3 and 10 are something I know I could improve:
Write it down. All of it. Everything that people expect, everything that people promise.
Wrap it up. When you’re done, take the time to identify what worked and what didn’t, and help the entire team get stronger for next time.
Royalty-free vector maps.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have some public sculptures like these in Nelson?!