What’s worth watching

  • Bred Victor (MIT) on “Media for Thinking the Unthinkable”: incredible ideas that will probably change the way we present and understand things.
  • Douglas Crockford on “The Better Parts”: you aren’t supposed to use every feature of the language to write error-free programs. Douglas is sharing his favorite parts of JavaScript and coming ES6 standard.
  • Facebook’s way to Flux and React in “Rethinking Web App Development at Facebook”.
  • John-David Dalton (Lo-Dash) on “Unorthodox Performance”: interesting techniques to improve JavaScript performance.
  • Patrick Hamann (The Guardian) on “CSS and the Critical Path”: dealing with performance bottlenecks in the browser from network to painting.

What’s worth watching

What’s worth watching

Chrome tab tooltips

Chrome adds a ‘volume’ icon to browser tabs that are playing audio in the background.

‘Volume’ tab icon

And that’s not all. A ‘recording’ icon appears in place of the ‘volume’ icon when your webcam is being accessed.

‘Recording’ tab icon

Why waiting is torture

This is excerpts from “Why Waiting Is Torture” by Alex Stone, The New York Times.

Instead of reducing wait times, Houston airport moved the arrival gates away from the main terminal and routed bags to the outermost carousel. Passengers now had to walk six times longer to get their bags. Number of complaints about the long waits at baggage claim dropped to near zero.

Isn’t it brilliant?!

Occupied time (walking to baggage claim) feels shorter than unoccupied time (standing at the carousel).

This is also why there are mirrors next to elevators and packs of gum along supermarket checkout aisles.