- Bred Victor (MIT) on “Media for Thinking the Unthinkable”: incredible ideas that will probably change the way we present and understand things.
- Facebook’s way to Flux and React in “Rethinking Web App Development at Facebook”.
- Patrick Hamann (The Guardian) on “CSS and the Critical Path”: dealing with performance bottlenecks in the browser from network to painting.
- Tim Berglund (GitHub) on “Advanced Git”: low-level commands, interactive rebase, external diff & merge tools, reflog and reset.
- Ilya Grigorik (Google) on “Breaking the 1000ms time to glass mobile barrier”: how to build a mobile website that loads as quickly as possible.
- Parikh (Facebook) on “Building for a billion users”.
- Michael Starzinger (V8) on the memory usage optimizations while keeping performance fast.
- Science paper begins with “Once upon a time…” — inspiring TED talk by Beau Lotto and Amy O’Toole.
Chrome adds a ‘volume’ icon to browser tabs that are playing audio in the background.
And that’s not all. A ‘recording’ icon appears in place of the ‘volume’ icon when your webcam is being accessed.
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.