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Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 59

Hi Friends -<p>Welcome to the fifty-ninth issue of DashingD3js.com's Weekly Newsletter<p><b>Onwards to this week's links...</b><p>Featured<p>The Most Amazing, Beautiful …

New algorithm finds you, even in untagged photos | Kurzweil

The location of tags in a images tells us a story. From them, we can extract a tag relativity graph. The graph enables social search by understanding …

There Is A Giant Wind Farm Hiding Inside This Supertall Skyscraper

The 99-story Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta plans to generate all its own energy from wind, solar, and geothermal energy.<p>When Indonesian energy company Pertamina decided to build a new headquarters, it went big: Not only is the design 99 stories high, but it will be the first supertall tower in …

Issue 4

Editor Picks<p>Data scientist Bradley Voytek recently spoke about his work at car service Uber. He explained how user information with location and …

Happiness Is Not Enough: Why a Life Without Meaning Will Make You Sick

When I wrote a recent post for Buffer titled 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, I didn’t even consider the possibility …

Happiness

How Sleep Clears the Brain

A mouse study suggests that sleep helps restore the brain by flushing out toxins that build up during waking hours. The results point to a potential …

The controller pattern is awful (and other OO heresy) / fuzzy notepad

Almost a year ago now, Jack Diederich gave a talk entitled “Stop Writing Classes“, in which he implores Python programmers to stop creating classes …

Building Chrome Apps with AngularJS

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Web Engineering II: HTML5 - Open Online Course

About this course<p>Become familiar with the challenges that come with the planning, development, testing, and maintenance of HTML5 apps. Web …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

First Look: Saint Frank Coffee in San Francisco – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Saint Frank, the newest specialty coffee bar in San Francisco is set to finally open this weekend in Russian Hill. The new space is really incredible …

Coffee

The Handsome X 3Sixteen Coffee Travel Kit – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

LA’s Handsome Coffee Roasters are known for many handsome things—their coffee bar, their packaging and their owners to name a few. Now you can add …

Tonx Talk: Making Do With A Blade Grinder – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Tonx Coffee is a roaster based in LA who distributes their coffee through subscriptions delivered to your door. Their approach is a no fuss, no …

Coffee

As Software Eats The World, Non-Tech Corporations Are Eating Startups

Netscape founder and VC titan Marc Andreessen famously wrote back in 2011 that software is steadily eating the world, disrupting industries like music, retail and more. Now large corporations in these industries are starting to eat startups.<p>Over the past year or two, non-tech corporations have …

Leaked Facebook Video Ad Pitch Deck Reveals Plans To Steal TV And YouTube Dollars

“Avoid saying anything negative about YouTube – leave the impression of the user experience up to them” Facebook tells its adtech partners in a leaked, confidential deck that teaches them to sell Facebook’s video ads. The 32-page document details Facebook’s plan to beat television with reach and …

Are Your Programmers Working Hard, Or Are They Lazy?

When people are doing a physical task, it’s easy to assess how hard they are working. You can see the physical movement, the sweat. You also see the …

A Node.js Podcast

Need for Speed: How Groupon Migrated to Node.js

<b>SAN FRANCISCO -</b> Because it's still a relatively young company, <b>Groupon</b> might seem like a place where application development happens fast. But …

17 Essential Best Practices for Making Things Happen - The Art of Ass-Kicking

I previously wrote about my PIF coworker Sarah Allen’s little rules of working life, which I thought was pretty awesome. I decided to think through …

Chrome DevTools for Mobile: Screencast and Emulation

Next-generation remote debugging and proper mobile emulation

6. Don’t be afraid to fail