Emotional Automakers in Upstate New York: TGIF (92)
TGIF! – Thank Grohl, Gauss, Glob, Galileo and Science it’s Friday, and again it’s time for our weekly reading recommendations, prepared to help you get some good reading time on your weekend. This week, they’re curated for you by Jenn, enjoy!
Upstate New York, 1883 is an odd place to start a blog on Open Source Intelligence. It was here that one of intelligence’s most influential figures was born. Cameron Colquhoun, A Brief History of Open Source Intelligence
Improving Color on the Web, WebKit blog
How Polaroid Makes an Interactive Embed, Embedly Notes
If you’re stuck, don’t just sit there and stare at a blank screen, but look out into the world for something that sparks your imagination. Keep track of things that make you go “wow” by logging them into a spreadsheet, pinning them to a board on Pinterest or bookmarking them. At times when you feel at a loss you’ll be able to go back to those points of inspiration and get rolling again. Simple Design Tips & Tools for Non-Designers from JUST™ Creative
The Web and Development
HyperTerm, JS/HTML/CSS Terminal
When programmers at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory set out to develop the flight software for the Apollo 11 space program in the mid-1960s, the necessary technology did not exist. They had to invent it. The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule, via Quartz
New Research Suggests Dark Energy Might be the Reason Time Runs Forward. Physicists just found a link between dark energy and the arrow of time.
The Tech World and Culture
I am a Black woman who will graduate with a computer science degree from Dartmouth College in less than a year. There are thousands of other Black and Latinx who graduate every year with computer science Bachelor degrees. Most of us don’t get hired into the tech industry. So instead of putting in the effort to look for us, Facebook is ignoring the fact that we even exist. Kaya Thomas, Invisible Talent
I have an advantageous starting point. After all, I’m a well-off, white, cis, straight woman. It’s easier for me to meet the arbitrary criteria. For this reason, I call myself minimum bar diversity. I am the least diverse person you can hire, but since I’m a woman, I still “count” as diverse. Plus I make you feel comfortable because I can hit that invisible bar. Minimum bar diversity. Ellen Chisa, “Minimum Bar” Diversity via Medium
How We Replaced Salary Negotiations with a Sinatra App from RedDotRubyConf 2016
Summer Book Recommendations from the Smartest People We Know from First Round Review
Meet the Hoodie community at one or more of these fine events:
npm camp, July 30, Oakland (CA), US
Cascadia Fest August 3-5, Semiahmoo (WA), US
JSConf Iceland August 25, Reykjavik, Iceland
Events from our friends
Open Source and Feelings, July 22-23, Seattle (WA), US
JSConf China, September 3-4, Nanjing, China
NationJS Browser Day, September 12, Washington, D.C., US
JSConf Colombia, October 7-8, Medellín, Colombia
ffconf 2016, November 10-11, Brighton, United Kingdom
JSConf Buenos Aires November 29, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Letters for Black Lives, An Open Letter Project on Anti-Blackness
My white friends and I rarely discussed race. We were care free children after all. We were much more concerned with bike riding, mischief, and PlayStation. But when we did discuss race, my friends would always reassure me that the casual racism and discrimination I experienced was just the ignorance of few. Terrance Thomas, We Were Never Friends, We Just Grew Up Together, via ExtraNewsfeed
Emotions are fraught and even if my insights are rationally defensible, they will do no good. I have at least enough social intelligence to recognize that the debates are at least as much about what people are feeling as they are about the intellectual merit of the ideas being expressed. It took a little longer for me to recognize that my urge to participate was born of emotion as well. Doug Masson, We are more emotional than we care to admit
As Gary the Goat I want a happy hour with good beer so that Friday. pic.twitter.com/8zUnXLZXTM— Goat User Stories (@GoatUserStories) July 12, 2016
I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White. A video from Prince Ea.
Have a nice weekend!