Hey disaster-preparedness geeks (or smart Boyscout types). This emergency phone runs on a single AA battery and has a standby of 15 years. It is water proof. It floats. 10 hours of talk. Impervious to heat and cold.
A new row being installed at our East Coast datacenter
2,560 newer faster cores for things like image processing and animating all those GIFs. 3 petabytes of storage and 40 terabytes of memory to remember how beautiful you look.
Walking Dead Fan Fiction -
Why am I just finding this?!?
Fond this Pinterest. Just had to share it.
Why you should move that button 3px to the left -
Braden Kowitz on the importance of the details in design:
There’s a curious brain hack at work here. Our minds are deeply tied to emotional states. Being frustrated or happy changes the way we approach problems. I have certainly been in a bad mood, gotten confused by a product, and found myself repeatedly smashing a button to no effect. In my frustration, I try the same thing, justharder. But it doesn’t help me accomplish my goal.
When we’re happy, using an interface feels like play. The world looks like a puzzle, not a battle. So when we get confused, we’re more likely to explore and find other paths to success. There’s a whole book on this topic: Emotional Design by Don Norman. But here’s the important bit: Getting design details right can create positive emotional states that actually make products easier to use.
Time travel in movies
I love time travel in movies. It’s cause for so many great conversations.