Matt Torchia

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Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, …

Goodbye, American Dream: How Attractively Small Down Payments Can Screw You

You don't need a 20% down payment to buy a home anymore, but your mortgage won't be nearly as monstrous if you can afford to pay more up …

How the $7 billion US fantasy football industry makes its money in 2017

For many in the US, the end of summer means the start of the American football season. Along with the usual cookouts, beach outings, and pool parties, some will be celebrating this Labor Day weekend hosting draft parties for their fantasy football leagues.<p>Fantasy football—in which grown men and …

Fantasy Football

Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles<p>Ingredients<p>Directions<p>the noodles<p>3 tbsp<p>avocado oil<p>2 c<p>minced pork<p>2 tsp<p>turmeric<p>1 tsp<p>Sichuan peppercorns<p>2 tsp<p>sweet bean sauce<p>2 tsp<p>rice wine<p>…

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions

By Patricia C. Wrede<p>The following list of questions is meant to aid authors of fantasy fiction who are seeking to create believable imaginary …

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Artwork: Freegums, Good Vibrations, 2011, acrylic on wood, 8′ x 15′<p>Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …

Introducing HyperDev

One more thing…<p>It’s been awhile since we launched a whole new product at Fog Creek Software (the last one was Trello, and that’s doing pretty well). …

Twilio’s new Notify API helps developers reach users across SMS, push notifications and messaging apps

Twilio today announced the launch of a new API that allows developers to orchestrate the push notifications, text messages and chats they want to send to their users.<p>While Twilio previously offered some push notification services, this is the first time the company offers a unified API for sending …

The Curse of Culture

One of the seminal books on culture is Edgar Schein’s Organizational Culture and Leadership. Schein writes in the introduction:<p>Perhaps the most …

Cutestrap

There are plenty of amazing front end frameworks already, such as, Bootstrap and Foundation. If you're looking for something feature rich with loads …

Bootstrapping

CSS coding techniques

Lately, we have seen a lot of people struggling with CSS, from beginners to seasoned developers. Some of them don’t like the way it works, and wonder …

CSS

How to Center in CSS

Content<p>What do you want to center?<p>Container<p>How big is your container <div>?<p>Width<p>Height<p>Alignment<p>Surprise! This site isn't just for centering. How do …

CSS

Typography in ten minutes

The ty­po­graphic qual­ity of your doc­u­ment is de­ter­mined largely by how the body text looks. Why? Be­cause there’s more body text than any­thing …

A Taste of JavaScript’s New Parallel Primitives

<i>Author’s note: Since this post was written, the API of postMessage has changed slightly. When sending a SharedArrayBuffer with postMessage, the</i> …

MacBook Pro

You (probably) don't need a JavaScript framework

I’m not going to post yet another rant about <i>“Why the JavaScript community is so bad”</i> or anything like that, because I don’t feel that way. I’d much …

JavaScript

Why Wait? The Science Behind Procrastination

Believe it or not, the Internet did not give rise to procrastination. People have struggled with habitual hesitation going back to ancient …

What Web Can Do Today

Can I rely on the Web Platform features to build my app? An overview of the device integration HTML5 APIs.

Chrome Devtools Tips & Tricks

Lately I’ve spent more time than usual using the Chrome Developer Tools. Along the way I found a couple of nice features that I had previously missed …

WARNING: This project is not maintained anymore

What is AllcountJS<p>The fastest way to deliver web & mobile applications with business value using Node.js.<p>Write this:<p>Get this:<p>Try it<p>Run application …

JavaScript

smartcrop.js

Smartcrop.js implements an algorithm to find good crops for images. It can be used in the browser, in node or via a CLI.<p>Image: …

Drunk History: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of All-American Whiskey

By Hunter Oatman-StanfordAt a time when obscure new whiskeys are appearing on cocktail menus from Savannah to Seattle, it’s hard to imagine the …

Whiskey

Programmer's Guide to XYZ, RGB

Anyone can make up a new RGB working space by picking a suitable set of Red, Blue, and Green primaries and a color space reference white. Two RGB …

Primary Elections

Workflow Products

Envelope<p>Envelope is a complete platform that makes it easy to build web apps on top of PostgreSQL.<p>Envelope is designed to completely replace the …

Apprentice.at

8th Light's modern apprenticeship program is perfect for life-long learners with a range of skills and experience who want to work with a group of …

Internet Pro

If you wanted to identify an inflection point in the recent development of CSS thinking, you’d probably pick Christopher Chedeau’s “CSS in JS” talk …

JavaScript

Eigenvectors, Eigenvalues, PCA, Covariance and Entropy - Deeplearning4j: Open-source, Distributed Deep Learning for the JVM

A Beginner’s Guide to Eigenvectors, PCA, Covariance and Entropy<p>Content:<p>Linear Transformations<br>• Principal Component Analysis (PCA)<br>• Covariance …

Algorithms

HTML & CSS tricks, episode 1: Learn flexbox

This is the very start of a new HTML and CSS Tricks series with one of our best-selling instructors, Ryan Bonhardt. Together with Ryan we’ll be sharing actionable tips and tricks you can immidiately start using when working with HTML and CSS.<p>This time, Ryan gives easy tips on how to use …

CSS

Image Eraser by Akshay Bhat