2048 is a new free, web-based game that mimics the gameplay of the popular iOS game, Threes! The same tile-mashing rules apply — only tiles of the same value can be combined — but 2048 changes the way that tiles move. Specifically, moving tiles in any direction slides those tiles...
10 Mar 2014, 16:24
Looping with Liquid
In my podcast.xml file, I have a loop that goes through all my posts and identifies which ones are episodes of The Log: for post in site.posts limit:10 if post.layout == 'post-log' # Do cool loopy stuff This was working great, but I began to notice that only the latest...
09 Mar 2014, 18:37
Some News from this Week
This past week, my school has been on spring break. I’ve been catching up on the news whenever I get a chance, but haven’t had a chance to do much writing. Nonetheless, here are some of the more choice news stories you should check out, should you have missed them:...
07 Mar 2014, 22:02
The Age of Mobile
Om Malik, the founder of Gigaom, put together some truly awesome charts that help illustrate, and give context to, the meteoric rise of WhatsApp: These charts show that not only WhatsApp is different, but it is exceptional and did well to capture the moment (i.e., rise of the mobile broadband)...
05 Mar 2014, 21:01
Frank Chimero's New Personal Website
Frank Chimero, one of the veterans of web design and a personal hero of mine, just took the wraps off his new website: So, here we are: aesthetics, content, and purpose all lined up. Make it colorful, make it boxy, make it a little cluttered. Fill it with things that...
04 Mar 2014, 12:29
Ah, keyboards. They are the most intimate form of connection we have with our computers. However, for the past couple years, I have given little thought to what actually goes into making a good keyboard. Aside from the built-in keyboard on my laptop, I have only used several other types...
01 Mar 2014, 21:28
Some More Details on Touch ID's Security
For the typical consumer, Apple has not gone too far in explaining the details behind Touch ID’s security. We know that your fingerprint data never leaves the Secure Enclave (a small, physical chip embedded on the processor), and that applications are restricted from ever asking for that data. However, for...
26 Feb 2014, 18:56
GitHub's New Text Editor: Atom
I’m in my text editor all day. So when a new player enters the field, I take notice and evaluate what it brings to the table over my current setup. Today, GitHub, the social code-sharing website, announced the arrival of Atom.io — a text editor they’ve been building for around...
26 Feb 2014, 17:53
So You Need a Typeface
Using Julian Hansen’s famous typeface-related poster as a starting point, Ian Li built an interactive version that retains the same charm as the original. I like Li’s version (it’s certainly easier to navigate), but Hansen’s is great because I can work my way backwards through the logic tree, starting with...
24 Feb 2014, 16:01
Podcasting Diaries, Part 2
Now that The Log is officially up and running, I wanted to add another post to my series on things I have learned behind the mic. The audience I am not the best show host quite yet. Although not yet published, I have recorded a couple of 30+ minute interviews...
20 Feb 2014, 22:52
The Log Podcast
Last night, I flipped the switch on my latest project, The Log Podcast . I really can’t tell you just how excited I am to launch this. Not only has daily readership of the site reached a point where I’m comfortable to start branching out into different mediums, but I...
19 Feb 2014, 21:09
The Nifty MiniDrive
The Nifty MiniDrive is a new, 64GB SD card available for the Macbook. Although there is no shortage of SD cards available on Amazon [affiliate link], the MiniDrive is shorter than a standard SD card, which means that, once inserted, it will remain flush against the side, instead of protruding...
18 Feb 2014, 09:27
Microsoft Employee Badge Redesign
Ahmet Alp Blakan recently posted his redesign of Microsoft’s employee badge or “Blue Badge.” Blakan: It’s over a year Microsoft has started to rebrand itself, starting from its logo to a brand new looking OS, from campus shuttles to direction signs on the campus and so on. Many employees are...
18 Feb 2014, 08:41
My Presentation on Mobile Applications
Update: The Alliance Review has posted the online version of the article that covered my presentation. Whew, last week was packed for me. If you noticed the irregular publishing schedule, I apologize. Let me show you what took up most of my time. About three months ago, I was asked...
17 Feb 2014, 17:09
Editorially, the collaborative online writing application, is shutting down on May 30. From their Goodbye post: We’re proud of the team and tool that we built together and incredibly thankful that so many of you were willing to give it a try. And we continue to believe that evolving the...
16 Feb 2014, 21:03
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