Joshua Napier

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When You're Bored, Do These 15 Productive Things

Are you in a rut? Not sure what to do next? No problem! Check out these 15 productive things to do when bored.

Get Into a Good Workflow Using Video Game Principles as Inspiration

When you're playing a video game, you become completely absorbed in what you're doing, and you're completing tasks while time is flying by. Using …

Functional Programming in C++—John Carmack : Standard C++

In case you missed it:<p>by John Carmack<p>From the article:<p>... My pragmatic summary: A large fraction of the flaws in software development are due to …

How much do coders make? Check out this data from around the country

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Credit: Maga/Shutterstock<p>iOS rules the roost and beats Android, Bay Area coders get paid the most, and Node.js developers are …

C++ | The Alchemy of Programming

One of the first 3d graphics programs I tried way back when was the Persistence of Vision raytracer. POV-Ray really appealed to me since I was a …

Game Development

iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself

Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of days of use, it’s still the screen that (stating the …

Disney rendered its new animated film on a 55,000-core supercomputer

Disney's upcoming animated film <i>Big Hero 6</i>, about a boy and his soft robot (and a gang of super-powered friends), is perhaps the largest big-budget mash-up you'll ever see. Every aspect of the film's production represents a virtual collision of worlds. The story, something co-director Don Hall calls …

#Gamergate Shows Tech Needs Far Better Algorithms

If #Gamergate teaches us anything — beyond, of course, vastly obvious observations about the toxicity of certain Internet demographics (which is hardly new news) — it’s that algorithms and formulaic behaviour can and are being gamed.<p>This is especially obvious in this sorry saga (for a detailed …

The Fiddle Factor: How to Learn Enough to Fix Anything

Most people assume that learning is about research, but for many of us, it's about poking things with a stick to see what happens. If you want to …

Command-line

This Paper Ticket Holds A Tiny Biological Machine

You can store the paper at room temperature, and all of its genetic and protein components will still work a year later.<p>The paper ticket you see pictured above is actually a little biology machine. It's a gene circuit stored on a slip of paper. To turn the gene circuit on, you simply wet the paper …

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge first Impressions!

<i>Editor’s Note: This first impressions comes from a Japanese edition of the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s likely that many of the issues and specifics mentioned below are unique to the Japanese variant of the Galaxy Note Edge, and will be likely rectified before it reaches European and Western markets. We</i> …

Amazon to begin testing same-day delivery drones in Cambridge

Amazon is planning to test drones in Cambridge, England, as the battle to offer consumers same-day deliveries heats up.<p>The US company announced with considerable fanfare late last year that it was considering using drones as a way of dramatically reducing the time it takes to deliver orders to …

Developers Losing Interest in Google Glass, launch reportedly pushed back to 2015

It’s been almost two year since Google Glass first saw the light of the day, but there’s still no word about the commercial availability of the …

Nvidia Shield Tablet is perfect for everything but gaming

Nvidia Shield Tablet Review<p>A Powerful Android<p>Eye Catcher<p>Magnetic Case<p>Stylus and Cameras<p>Some Gaming Issues<p>Shield vs. Shield<p>Shield Tablet vs. iPad …

Keeping it Simple with Responsive Web Design #infographic

Sites with responsive design are viewed the same no matter which device you are suing. Responsive sites respond to any movement you make.The content …

LittleBits Introduces Internet of Things Enabled Smart Home Kit

The Internet of Things (or connected home) is pretty sweet. You can turn on lights from the couch or across the country. You can start a delicious stew in a crook pot on your way home. All of which are great, as long as you buy the products that actually do those things. So if you want to do …

Tech companies want you to have free web encryption

Ideally, you'd encrypt everything you do on the web to keep it away from spies and thieves. However, getting a security certificate to enable that encryption on your own site can be both costly and difficult -- many people don't even bother. That's not good enough for the Electronic Frontier …

A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Couples With Open Marriages

<i>"Marriage as we know it is dying." So begins chapter one of therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson's new book</i> The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels, <i>which challenges readers to consider alternate marital agreements in a world where lovers live together</i> …

What is the difference between transgender, transsexual, shemale, ladyboy, and tranny?

What is the difference between transgender, transsexual, shemale, ladyboy, and tranny? As much info as possible in the answer helps a lot.<p>8 …

What Really Happens When You're Turned On

<i>This story was originally published on November 16, 2014.</i><br>Without the heart-racing, heavy-breathing prequel that encompasses foreplay and arousal, …

17 Small Things You Can Do Today To Have A Stronger Relationship

Grand gestures are way overrated. Sometimes it's the small, simple things that make a huge difference in your relationship.<p>Or this, either. Data from over 800,000 OkCupid users showed that people who professed that they "tweet frequently" had shorter relationships on average than those who weren't …

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Web Design & Development News: Collective #142 | Codrops

Collective #142<p>November 16, 2014 View All<p>Firefox Developer Edition * Material UI * Triangles * 3D Animated Mockup * CSS Dig * interact.js * …

What do men think of catcalling? A men's rights activist and a feminist debate

By now, you're aware of the Hollaback video that went viral in late October: A hidden camera followed a woman as she experienced more than 100 …

Write Your Way to Success

<i>source: IStock</i><p>Writing is a secret success weapon that's often overlooked. Becoming a consistent writer, recording your thoughts in a journal, can bring many benefits. Regardless of your occupation or what kind of business you run, writing can help you succeed in many ways. When you think of some of …

3D Printing Around The Home: The Kitchen

The Kitchen is often called “The Heart of the Home”. The models in this collection will help you cook, clean, and organize. In the future, maybe the most important tool in this vital room of your home will be your 3D printer.<p><b>Cooking</b><p>Citrus Juicer<p>Salt/Pepper Pig<p>Cheese Press<p>Cheese Slicer<p>Cookie Cutter …