Can we stop the faux debate about whether or not we should see the photos the Syrian child who died trying to escape his war torn country. People are living it and we’re worried about having to see it? They don’t call it bearing witness because it’s easy.
Dave Pell: Just Admit It, part IV
Here’s some reading for today … do your homework!
- Office 2016 for the Mac: We deserve better
- 20 time-saving tips for Office 2016 for Mac
- The Book of Life – The Book of Life is being written by many people over a long time; it keeps changing and evolving. It is filled with images and films as well as texts. By floating online, it can grow a bit every day or so, as new things come along and it can be equally accessible all around the world, at any time, for free.
- Logo specification, the “modern” process
- How I write research-based posts
Nearly twenty days after the last issue, here I am again putting some emphasis on meaningful posts / articles I’ve found on-line in my readings.
So here’s today 5 posts’ selections…
- Once in a…: 21 Stunning Photos of Last Night’s ‘Blue Moon’ – last month many talked about this astronomical evant. Here’s 500px selection of the most beautiful shots;
- Tightening your security, safeguarding your right to privacy.
- WLPPR – “Every pattern on this page is, in fact, a satellite image of our own planet Earth. Which is breathtaking, but strangely unsurprising. Choose one as a wallpaper for your iPhone to always remember who you are and where you come from.”;
- Slack is amazing, but will its success destroy any semblance of work/life balance we have left?
- Shooting Down Drones – There’s a drone flying over your house? Is it spying on you or what? It’s ok to shot it down? Let’s see some opinionated answer;
Discovered by chance this morning, ExpanDrive seems to be like to become one of my favorite tools:
ExpanDrive creates a virtual USB drive that connects to all major cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, Openstack Swift, Amazon S3 or your own SFTP, FTP or WebDAV server.
It’s available for Mac and Windows. Basic licence is per user, so if you have multiple machines with different OS you’ll need just one licence. Now excuse me, back to testing for my free 7-days full features trial period…
Today something different … enjoy!
The modern web design process is very different to what it once was. Gone are the days when each role was so distinctly separated from one another. Collaborate more, communicate more, embrace the cross overs and focus on ways to work better together rather than separately.
Over the pages of Printsome‘s blog we can read the second installment of a color swapping experiment they took, switching the main colors for some of the Brands we all know and are used to.
After watching at some examples it’s clear that there’s more than a font and a shape to help us to feel ‘right’ a logo. In fact, as in the example I’ve reported here, with other color combination the message of it is entirely lost. Isn’t it?
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
… via Kai Brach @ The Modern Desk
Yesterday in my feed reader suggestions an interesting, and long, article on the state and the illness of many music’ streaming services – like Spotify or Apple Music – came to my attention.
Streaming Music is Ripping You Off is this article by Cuepoint – a musical magazine inside the pages of Medium.com – that unfolds explaining in details how the royalties paid to the artists you listen are calculated and how much of them are actually given to those artists and not some other chosen by the system…
They make clear, and show why, that there’s something broken (can we dare to say rotten?) in the algorithms chosen by those services. Then proposes to fight back all of this with a simple hack.
Have you read it? What do you think about it? Personally I’ve already choose some young and talented italian artists to support that way…
Loose Leaves for Mac lets you instantly create lightweight, beautiful, hosted pages from the Markdown you write.
Just select the Markdown you want to share, use the keyboard shortcut (⇧⌘C), and you instantly get back a secure link you can pass around.
Not exactly my kind of app, but could be interesting if you are always writing in MarkDown. Oh, and even if it’s a brand new app you can use it with OS X 10.8 or later … You can get the app from the Mac App Store.