Unsplash is one of the most beautiful places on the Internet. Read how much they’ve achieved, and how much they are evolving… fascinating to me!
Venture Beat has wrote this informative article on this file sharing app called Infinit that is coming from France.
I am linking to much this app I’ve begun using it to send big files or a quick screenshot to people. Exclusively, abandoning CloudApp and proposing myself as a volunteer translator for Italian localization [and they took me!].
I’m currently testing the Beta (and Universal) iOS app and I can say we have made a good work.
The only ‘issue’ I have with the app it’s that it goes Yosemite only…
But probably will mean lots of work for the translation team…
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Months ago (Oct, Nov. 2014) I’ve played with my freshly installed Yosemite system and some scripts to change the default system font. I’ve tried Helvetica Neue, Input and San Francisco. Here’s how it looked like:
Do you like it? Personally I liked more Input, but after a while I’ve switched back to the Apple’s defaults.
For the record I’ve achieved that result using this GitHub repo, which in the meanwhile has undergone a DCMA takedown notice.
- Flickr: How photo filters affect online engagement
- How To Use Images To Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic: A Case Study Of 100 Million Articles – an infographic
- After 5 startups, here is Kevin Rose’s top advice for founders
- Let’s Talk Money: For startups, 5 rules on when, why and how much to raise – Too much, too fast can be as bad as too little, too late.
- Can a Font Make Us Believe Something is True?
While the first two articles explains what’s to be intuitively expected from first–hand experiences, the latest comes quite unexpected (to me).
Enjoy the reads!
In the last weeks I forgot to mention how I liked the little shift in the app scope realized by Fiftythree with their Paper app.
Moving from an artists’ app …
to a mind-mapping one (and more):
Today’s suggestions are – in my opinion – little pearls. The kind of reading that takes time to be assimilated, and then some other time to grow inside you and take you to some new ideas or approach… Enjoy them!
- Dieter Rams and the Relevance of Functionalism — who doesn’t love his approach to design and philosophy of stuff we use everyday? Here you can learn a thing or two about him and his vision…
- Some thoughts on Facebook Instant Articles – my friends at Sketchin wrote an essay on the newest offer to publishers by THE social network, and the positive implications it can have for editors and readers. If just one could trust about FB and his ‘black hole’ approach to everything that’s published on their servers…
- Falling In Love With A Hard Drive … or, How To Name Your Computer and Other Machines — Yes, I am a geek. Always use different naming schemes for the computer networks I manage. Have a laugh reading this [BTW, the NamingSchemes.com cited in the post is part of my bookmark collections since last year!];
- My icon design workflow at Bjango
- In defence of WordPress — today’s trend seems to blame this CMS, alongside any other project wrote in PHP. But no one – except it’s growing user base – seems to notice or appreciate their daily efforts.
Don’t know how many of you who are reading now this post have memories of the infinite time a download needed in times when all you had were dial-up phone lines or DSL begun coming to our houses. Parents screamed for the occupied line, obtaining a software was a conquer and magazines gave cd-roms or DVD to ease this process. Waiting for the next issue was the fastest way (in most of the situations) to have the newest release of your favorite GNU/Linux distro…
One of the most used trick was to use software that split, and then concatenate, your downloads. In that way you used the most of the resources available by your ‘repository’ and shorten the time needed.
Over this simple concept is build Download Shuttle, an utility for ours Mac OS X systems. The app is provided also with modules to install as extensions for Safari and Google Chrome so to become the default handler for all our download needs in the browser.
Also in these days the app is distributed for free – as in gratis – over the Mac AppStore.
These two last screenshots were taken earlier today when I had to download – fast – this big PDF file in the shortest time possible and I’m publishing them here so to prove what my experiences in the last two months of usage have given me. Short download times, fastest download speed…
Don’t miss your chance to obtain it for free. You’ll never know when it’ll become useful…
The fine pals at Canva, have made a nice recap of their study over 100 Million Facebook posts which told us about the power of images in our culture and so how it boosts traffic to the published contents. Here’s the original article (from which the infographic is taken):