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Instant No Button press the button to hear Noooooooooooooooooo. 🙅♀️ GifCities is a project from the Internet Archive that collects all the gifs from GeoCities.
🖼️ EVERY ROBOT IS AN ARTIST
They say creativity takes oil and positronic circuits. This week I discovered it is all true.
I also found a way around Frank Lloyd Wright's compound of brilliance.
If you wanna be cool in 2018 you need to working with variable fonts and gradients. I'm happy to present you with a couple of tools to help you out.
A few articles on the rise of Twitter bots and their destructive impact on discourse, stock prices, and trade policy. Don't wanna be alarmist tho.
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
I have a 1 y.o. son so hearing no just one time was quite a thrill.
Tales from the crypt
I haven't even told you the best bit...
Many of the gifs link back to the original website. W-h-o-a!
GeoCities forever in our hearts.
Well, are ya
You can virtually wander around Taliesin West.
It's probably a good idea to stay out of the main office; I tried to find the liquor bottles the office and got booted back to the main page.
🤖 Robots et. al.
They look really, really good but the real problem is making money off an artist that can't die.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
If you like to be on the bleeding edge then this is a great tool.
Slide down the descenders, hang off the serifs, and climb up the ascenders of the latest fonts. A good chance to test how things work and, more importantly, how they will look in your work.
There is also this site for finding and testing your variables.
Year of the gradient
Drag your mouse around and paint a galaxy. I have no idea how it works, but it looks great.
Usually, a Bit Warden means "Knuckles" will have to do a stint in solitary.
In this case it just means an incredible syncing process that is also amazing.
I'm a huge fan of this puppy.
Full disclosure: It's open source and I am a sucker for open source.
There's a lot to digest here. I would provide individual examples, but every language has multiple sheets available.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
WordPress people up in arms because code is already poetry.
So, its like a guy writes poetry poems.
Quick and well organized it covers Product, Content, UX, Visual Design, and Front End. A very easy way to get your accessibility efforts moving.
This article manages to cover the 15 elements without a terrifying introduction. Cheers :)
👩💻 Misc Tech
CRISPR does sound like a gang name, and in this case, they can delete, rearrange, or reverse your DNA. Some people are saying the paper is alarmist.
Because why would anyone be alarmist about a DIY gene altering kit that a high school kid can buy? Keeps 'em off the vidya games.
😱 Slightly Terrifying
All the Facebook ads purchased by Russian *people in the lead up to the 2016 Presidential election. 💸
This is a well put together resource with a wealth of information on targeted people and their interests, costs, views, and an image of the ad.
That's interesting man
The interesting stuff, for me at least, starts around 12:30 in.
A really good take on how bots are being used to amplify, both sides of, certain messages. These attempts to wrest control of discourse have wide-ranging implications from stock manipulation to trade policy.
You should also listen to the Reply All episode about Twitter trolling.
This piece on the future of information warfare will put it into, an uncomfortable, perspective.
🤔 Articles of interest
Take some vacation days, grab some coffee, and put the dog in a kennel because you are going to work like you've never worked before.
I skimmed and jumped around this one, but I was genuinely stunned to read how difficult, noted philanthropist, Bill Gates was in the depositions.
This week I wanted to do Dirty Harry. Unfortunately, I watched the movie and discovered every reference would be massively inappropriate.
We can always make room for you on Twitter. Drop by and fling links in my direction.
Everyday is a good day for forwarding; fling an email in your friends' direction 💓
If you a wonderful friend forwarded this to you, then it sounds like you're perfect for our crew.
You kids have fun,