Making Future Interfaces: Inline SVG

Another great entry in the “Making Future Interfaces” video series by Heydon Pickering. This one here is a basic introduction to SVG. Like with his other videos: even if you already know about the topic he’s talking about: just watch it, the presentation style and puns are great 🙂 Related: Here’s a post of mine […]

The nightmare videos of childrens’ YouTube

James Bridle – whom you might know from his autonomous trap for self-driving cars – on the dangers of leaving your children on YouTube unattended: Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising […]

What Made Darth Vader Visually Iconic

Always great stuff, by The Nerdwriter: About two years ago I started watching Star Wars with my children. Whilst watching the first movie (Episode IV) I kind of found Darth’s role quite disturbing. He was just floating there in the background, and all stuff that we associate with him wasn’t that well expressed. It’s only […]

JavaScript engine fundamentals: Shapes and Inline Caches

Mathias Bynens and Benedikt Meurer: As a JavaScript developer, having a deeper understanding of how JavaScript engines work helps you reason about the performance characteristics of your code. I especially like the part where they take a look into an JS engine’s Object Model: How do JavaScript engines implement the JavaScript object model, and which […]

Why incompetent people think they’re amazing – The Dunning-Kruger effect

I first heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect at last year’s Fronteers Conference in a talk by Jessica Rose. In that talk she said that “the unskilled aren’t aware of their lack of own skill, and are unable to assess and value others’ skills”. This is known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. This nice video goes into […]