Chasing the Matterhorn

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On being overwhelmed with our fast paced industry

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JavaScript var is dead? We should use ES2015 let and const now?

CSS is getting variables, nesting, scoping and custom selectors. Preprocessors like Sass and Stylus are dead, long live PostCSS.

Just learned Grunt? Oh you should use Gulp – wait no, Webpack.

Still laying out your sites using floats like a sucker? Flexbox is here!

Just built a project using protocol relative // – that’s an anti-pattern now. Oh and jQuery .hide() is bad for performance, so cut that out.

The tips given at the end of the post are exactly how I (try to) keep up with everything. I would add “Attend a good conference” – such as Fronteers – to that list.

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Duet Display

Use your iPad as an extra display for your Mac or PC. Zero Lag.

Next to the fact that you have an extra display, you also gain touch to manipulate your OS. Would be of good use for that iPad 3 I have laying around, if it weren’t for the fact that it’s bootlooping after a battery drain (#functionalhighground) :-(

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Cyclon.js – JavaScript Robotics

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JavaScript Robotics, By Your Command.

Next generation robotics framework with support for 36 different platforms

Take the Leap Motion for example. Install Cyclon.js using npm, and then use this little tad of code to start interacting via the Leap Motion:

var Cylon = require('cylon');

Cylon.robot({
  connections: {
    leapmotion: { adaptor: 'leapmotion' }
  },

  devices: {
    leapmotion: { driver: 'leapmotion' }
  },

  work: function(my) {
    my.leapmotion.on('hand', function(payload) {
      Logger.info(payload.toString());
    });
  }
}).start();

It’s also possible to control an Arduino, BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, etc. using Cyclon.js

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SpaceX Mars Travel Posters

Awesome posters by SpaceX:

Travel Poster: Valles Mariners

Travel Poster: Phobos and Deimos

Travel Poster: Olympus Mons

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The Backwards Brain Bicycle

Like many six year olds with a MacGyver mullet I learned how to ride a bike when I was really young. I had learned a life skill and I was really proud of it. Everything changed though when my friend Barney called me 25 years later. He had a challenge for me. He had built a special bicycle and he wanted me to try to ride it. He had only changed one thing. When you turn the handlebar to the left, the wheel goes to the right. When you turn it to the right, the wheel goes to the left. I thought this would be easy so I hopped on the bike ready to demonstrate how quickly I could conquer this.

Fascinating to see how fixed our brain can become, and how flexible young brains are.

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Building better interfaces with SVG

Solid presentation by @SaraSoueidan herself. Recently rebuilt a flash site using a SMIL animated SVG logo (embedded below). Presentations like these, packed with code and real examples, are very helpful.

Check out this Pen!

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Time Travel in Movies

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Debugging CSS Animations

A few nice additions to working with CSS Animations have been added to the recent releases of the Firefox Developer Edition:

Editing curves already was possible, yet a few default ones have been added:

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Chrome will also sport likewise features anytime soon (available in Canary for now):

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248 days

Mattias, connecting the dots:

Geekfun! :)

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