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Blog: nataliepo
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Today is my last day at Six Apart. It's been 3.5 years with an outstandingly clever and humane group of unforgettable friends. I dedicate this Apperceptive/Six Apart-NYC montage to all of you. [WARNING] This is a long, photo-intensive, inside-joke-ridden post.... Continue »
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These are the Six Apart couches, as photographed back in 2006. They are decidedly less brightly colored these days, have quite a lot of stains and dog hair on them, but are still a place where some of the best thinking and some of the best drinking in this place takes place. We spent many hours on these couches talking about how features should work, what would be cool to implement, fighting off attackers, and celebrating victories. The entire company has gathered around these couches on Friday evenings for drinks at least once or twice a month for as long... Continue »
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Sú, volte logo que eu já tô com saudades! Continue »
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Blog: WaltPad
Someone nicked the wrong pipe. Continue »
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The toughest part of working in a small and close knit team is the day you have to wish a friend and colleague, best of luck in their new adventures. As many of you know,... Continue »
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Blog: .tiff
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the facade 2010, Robert Overweg, half-life 2 Robert Overweg knows a thing or two about photographing the virtual world. An artist in residence at TAG in the Hague, Overweg approaches worlds in videogames as a streetphotographer, capturing moments and landscapes that are unique to the spaces he explores in his... Continue »
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Blog: markpasc
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Here’s how I like to think about it: Every object emits a habit field. When we sit down at the desk in our office to work, we shape its habit field into a productive one. When we sit down in a lounge chair to watch our favorite TV program, we... Continue »
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Earlier this month I surveyed some coworkers, bloggers, and friends to amass a recommended reading list for 2010. I made a point not to limit the suggestions to a specific topic, but instead encouraged recommendations across any tech related discipline. After I started receiving responses I decided that sharing this list would be of benefit to everyone involved. So, here is the list of books I was recommended (broken down by arbitrary categories) for 2010: Design / User Interaction: The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition by Steve Krug Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems by Steve Krug The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web by Jesse James Garrett Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R. Tufte Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition by Edward R. Tufte Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. Tufte Front End Engineering: JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford JavaScript: The Definitive Guide by David Flanagan jQuery in Action by Yehuda Katz, Bear Bibeault DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model by Jeremy Keith CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions, Second Edition by Simon Collison Software Engineering: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites by Peter Morville, Louis Rosenfeld Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented​ Software by Erich Gamma, et al. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler, Kent Beck Linux Kernel Development (2nd Edition) by Robert Love Perl Best Practices by Damian Conway Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook (Developers Notebook) by Ian Langworth Mastering Algorithms with Perl by Jon Orwant Ruby Pocket Reference by Michael Fitzgerald C Programming Language by Brian W. Kernighan The Art of Unix Programming by Eric S. Raymond Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley Human/Project Management: Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael Lopp Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days (Recipes: a Problem-Solutio​n Ap) by Jessica Livingston The Art of Project Management (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly)) by Scott Berkun The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks, Frederick P. Brooks Jr. Special thanks to everyone I pinged for the recommendations! Got a recommendation? I'd love to add additional books to this list if you've got one. Let me know! 4/14 Edit: Added two more software engineering books. Thanks guys! Continue »
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As the saying goes, today is the first day of the rest of your life. Continue »