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In Defense of Diversity Measures

“If we want more women in the industry, we need more women as role models and more women doing the selecting. These measures may not be perfect, but at the moment they constitute a best effort approach to combat institutionalized sexism.” – In Defense of Diversity Measures

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Writer’s Block

I’ve been using Day One, the journaling app, for awhile now - adhering to the strict goal of writing/typing 500 words per day. That goal shrunk significantly when my subway commute shortened and I only had time for about 250 words, which you would think makes things easier. However, I’ve suffered from complete writer’s block lately. Beyond stream of consciousness I’ve had very little to write about at all. 

This reminder is good motivation to get back at it:  

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Bring Back Martha: The Return of the Extinct Passenger Pigeon
My grandpa used to raise and race carrier pigeons. I always thought it was a weird hobby but this story both helped me learn a few new things reinforced some basic principles: 
I genuinely had no idea that passenger pigeons were wiped out by humans. 
Science is pretty neat, you guys. 
Jurassic Park was ahead of its time. 
Old people are just cooler and know way more than young people. 
Listen to the full story here. 

Everybody loves a comeback, right? Science may be behind the craziest comeback story yet.
Once the most common vertebrate in the continent, the last captive passenger pigeon died 100 years ago. Now, a group of scientists is trying to discover a way to bring them back through a process of editing and replacing genomes.
Researchers say the passenger pigeon is an ideal candidate for de-extinction due to the large available data set of passenger pigeon tissue and DNA, as well as extensive historical records on the creature. 
Ben Novak, lead scientist for The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback, explains why they are devoting attention to this particular animal and how the process of de-extinction works.  

Bring Back Martha: The Return of the Extinct Passenger Pigeon

My grandpa used to raise and race carrier pigeons. I always thought it was a weird hobby but this story both helped me learn a few new things reinforced some basic principles: 

  • I genuinely had no idea that passenger pigeons were wiped out by humans. 
  • Science is pretty neat, you guys. 
  • Jurassic Park was ahead of its time. 
  • Old people are just cooler and know way more than young people. 

Listen to the full story here

Everybody loves a comeback, right? Science may be behind the craziest comeback story yet.

Once the most common vertebrate in the continent, the last captive passenger pigeon died 100 years ago. Now, a group of scientists is trying to discover a way to bring them back through a process of editing and replacing genomes.

Researchers say the passenger pigeon is an ideal candidate for de-extinction due to the large available data set of passenger pigeon tissue and DNA, as well as extensive historical records on the creature. 

Ben Novak, lead scientist for The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback, explains why they are devoting attention to this particular animal and how the process of de-extinction works.  

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framerjs:

Card Drag with Calculated Velocity
By Jorn van Dijk
Wilson Miner posted a neat prototype to the Framer Community.

Playing with draggable.calculateVelocity() to rotate cards based on how fast you drag them around. Using Utils.modulate to map the x/y velocity to rotation values while limiting them to a maximum rotation so they don’t flip around when the velocity spikes. Pretty impressed at how responsive it is in a web view on an iPad!

See it live on the Examples Site.

framerjs:

Card Drag with Calculated Velocity

By Jorn van Dijk

Wilson Miner posted a neat prototype to the Framer Community.

Playing with draggable.calculateVelocity() to rotate cards based on how fast you drag them around. Using Utils.modulate to map the x/y velocity to rotation values while limiting them to a maximum rotation so they don’t flip around when the velocity spikes. Pretty impressed at how responsive it is in a web view on an iPad!

See it live on the Examples Site.

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Why are so many people demanding AAA titles to be all feminist and stuff when women don't even buy those games?

Asked by Anonymous

askagamedev:

The long and the short of it is… because they do. Let’s explore that thought a bit with some actual research, hm?

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Bruce Sterling - Smart City States

Brilliant talk about the future of interactive citizenship in “Smart Cities”. Echoing the essay from Dan Hill: “On the smart city; Or, a ‘manifesto’ for smart citizens instead

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Post-Dev Bootcamp

paodev:

I’m not going to talk about what I’ve learned in DBC or my incredible experiences there. Instead, I’m going to talk about life after DBC because, really, transitioning out of DBC in to the real world (yes, you are not in the real world while at DBC) is actually a lot more difficult than…

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Inside Dev Bootcamp New York From the Student Perspective

devbootcamp:

What if there was a school where the students graded the teachers instead of the teachers grading the students?

"I give Dev Bootcamp an A" says one student from New York, "it’s not an A+ though."

Dev Bootcamp operates in a way that most schools could only dream.

We iterate on our…

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amctv:

JUST RELEASED: Watch the full premiere episode of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire NOW.

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