Category Archives: Elsewhere

Behind the Magic: Creating Jedha and Scarif for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A taste of the Oscar Nominated Visual Effects work behind the destruction of Jedha and the battle on the beaches of Scarif in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Hope to see a longer cut of this in the future, … Continue reading

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Understanding the Critical Rendering Path

When a browser receives the HTML response for a page from the server, there are a lot of steps to be taken before pixels are drawn on the screen. This sequence the browsers needs to run through for the initial … Continue reading

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Typora – a minimal markdown reading & writing app

Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions. Replace them with a real live preview feature … Continue reading

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Dode Hoek (Blind Spot)

Over the weekend I went to the movie theatre to see “Dode Hoek” by Nabil Ben Yadir featuring Peter Van den Begin, Soufiane Chilah, and Jan Decleir. Dode Hoek (Blind Spot) is the story of Jan Verbeeck, the uncompromising commissioner … Continue reading

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JavaScript Start-up Performance

As web developers, we know how easy it is to end up with web page bloat. But loading a webpage is much more than shipping bytes down the wire. Once the browser has downloaded our page’s scripts it then has … Continue reading

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Driving Navdy, a (Kinda) Review

Back in August 2014 I pre-ordered a Navdy. Last week, 2 years later than expected, my unit finally arrived. Was this long wait worth the while? YES! Navdy? The Navdy is an aftermarket “Head-Up Display” for your car. Where your … Continue reading

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Reverse clip path with blend modes

Nice example on applying an SVG-defined clipPath using CSS. Note that’s it no simple triangle in the example, but a triangle with an inner triangle cut out, created using the reverse clip path approach by Ana Tudor. The gif and … Continue reading

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Disable all Keyboard and Trackpad Input with Little Fingers

If you have a toddler running around, Little Fingers by Shaun Inman – who created it for his own need – will come in handy. Little fingers want to explore. Press Shift + Control + Option + Command + L … Continue reading

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Portal in Augmented Reality with HoloLens

Fun side project I decided to do with the HoloLens! Side Projects are the bestest projects 🙂

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Form Design for Complex Applications

From complex ERP systems to Facebook, applications make meaning out of input. The form — in its many manifestations — provides a gateway for user submission. This article illustrates 13 different ways to present forms, and explores the future of data input. Good overview … Continue reading

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