Running in the snow has an eerie quality to it.
Expand your thinking about computing and programming by learning where it all came from (and opportunities we’ve missed). Fantastic talk by Bret Victor, and love this bit at the end:
The most dangerous thought you can have as a creative person is to think that you know what you’re doing. Because once you think you know what you’re doing, you stop looking around for other ways of doing things. And you stop being able to see other ways of doing things.
To really understand why he says that, you’ll have to watch the talk.
This is a bold claim, but i stand behind it: if you learn and follow these five typography rules, you will be a better typographer than 95% of professional writers and 70% of professional designers.
Typography in Ten Minutes is but one resource in the embarrassment of riches that is Matthew Butterick’s Pratical Typograpy. Butterick is my kind of person: he cares passionately about his craft and isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers. I can’t recommend Practical Typography enough for anyone who cares about typography (or who doesn’t yet).
When you’re done, watch the other videos from WordCamp Winnipeg, about half of which are up now. I’ll be catching up on the talks I had to miss.
It might be that RSS is the canary in the coal mine for my data on the web.
If those services don’t trust me enough to give me an RSS feed, why should I trust them with my data?
Jeremy Keith complements Anil Dash’s The Web We Lost about the state of the open web, using the availability of APIs in general—and RSS in particular—as a litmus test.
Oh yeah: every WordPress blog comes with an RSS feed for free. Oh, and WordPress is free too.