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Man Who Raised $55K for Potato Salad Throws Party - Nation - Boston.com - http://www.boston.com/busines...
Man Who Raised $55K for Potato Salad Throws Party - Nation - Boston.com
"PotatoStock 2014 was held in downtown Columbus and featured bands, food trucks, beer vendors and, yes, plenty of potato salad. With more than 3,000 pounds of potatoes, the charity-minded party was open to people of all ages." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014 - http://2014.splashcon.org/event...
Bret Victor - Friday 24 October - SPLASH 2014
"New representations of thought — written language, mathematical notation, information graphics, etc — have been responsible for some of the most significant leaps in the progress of civilization, by expanding humanity’s collectively-thinkable territory." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"But the dynamic medium offers the opportunity to deliberately invent a humane and empowering form of knowledge work. We can design dynamic representations which draw on the entire range of human capabilities — all senses, all forms of movement, all forms of understanding — instead of straining a few and atrophying the rest." - Amit Patel
Peter was telling me about this guy earlier this month - he went to some workshop up in SF Bret put on I think. - Laura Norvig
I'm the one person not on ello.
The cheese stands alone. - Meg VMeg
Ellone. - Spidra Webster
I'm sure they'll get around to sending me an invitation eventually >:-( - Larry Hosken
I'm not on ello. - imabonehead
Ditto, and no special desire. - Walt Crawford
Walt, let's make a social network called Ditto! - Amit Patel
I'm not on ello, but I am on FriendFeed! - Louis Gray
Ello is actually like the early days of Twitter, in which you can see your old friends, find some new ones, and no brands are barking at you - Francine Hardaway
Francine's first comment on FriendFeed in 3+ years! Welcome back. - Louis Gray
I do love the "let's see who so and so follows" paradigm. But I haven't seen much actual conversation yet. - Laura Norvig
Francine, what is your handle? Impossible to find people on there. EDIT: Found you. Boy, their search is useless. Did not find "hardaway" even though that is your handle. - Laura Norvig
Me either but.. I don't know, I might be interested. I have to see though. - MariWeaver
Implementing draggable handles
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People ask me sometimes how I make my interactive tutorials. I'm going to write some “making of” articles to share the techniques I use. - Amit Patel
Very neat, Amit. - SAM
Wow - bonus explanations i understand. Well done. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
The Pimpzilla theme for Firefox is less and less popular every day … https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US...
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So sad about this. Pimpzilla was, on the surface, pretty ridiculous, but it was actually a decent theme. http://www.pimpzilla.nl/ - Amit Patel
This was the only way I had more bling than my friends. - Amit Patel
Cosmic ray spallation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Cosmic ray spallation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cosmic ray spallation after the Big Bang is thought to be responsible for the abundance in the universe of some light elements such as lithium, beryllium, and boron. This process (cosmogenic nucleosynthesis) was discovered somewhat by accident during the 1970s" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Periodic table shows where the elements came from — big bang, cosmic rays (!), stars, supernovas, humans - Amit Patel
Radi-Aid | Africa for Norway | Home - http://www.africafornorway.no/
Radi-Aid | Africa for Norway | Home
"Africans unite to save Norwegians from dying of frostbite. You too can donate your radiator and spread some warmth!" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Better information about thousands of drugs, built from clinical research and real life experience from people like you." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
So it's yelp for medications? - Stephen Mack
Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop CA is mostly non-railroad stuff. They preserved lots of old buildings and artifacts. This is the photography building with lots of old cameras, film, accessories:
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Perspectives - Data Center Cooling Done Differently - http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2014...
Perspectives - Data Center Cooling Done Differently
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Colocate your data center and desalination plant. Use the heat from the data center to increase the efficiency of desalination. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread Mini-Muffins | Mumblegrits - http://mumblegrits.blogspot.com/2014...
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread Mini-Muffins | Mumblegrits
"This is the best ever recipe. Everybody liikes it, even if they don't like broccoli.If you choose only one thing on this blog to make, make it this!" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Overwhelmingly Large Telescope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL) was a conceptual design by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) organization for an extremely large telescope, which was intended to have a single aperture of 100 meters [≈ height of the Statue of Liberty, foundation of pedestal to torch] in diameter." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"The OWL could be expected to regularly see astronomical objects with an apparent magnitude of 38; or 1,500 times fainter than the faintest object which has been detected by the Hubble Space Telescope." - Amit Patel
Wow, this will make the 200 inch Palomar look like a toy. - Joe
Yeah, I love the comparison diagram, although I didn't realize OWL was on there at first - Amit Patel
Android Fragmentation Report August 2014 - OpenSignal - http://opensignal.com/reports...
Lots of charts about Android. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Implementing a "sketch" style of rendering in webGL | Floored - http://floored.com/blog...
Implementing a "sketch" style of rendering in webGL | Floored
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"At Floored, our main rendering pipeline aims for realism and is great for many different applications. However, real-time photorealistic rendering in the browser is very performance intensive and sometimes we just need to understand layout and space without needing lights and materials. Because we designed our rendering engine to be data-driven, we were able to easily add a new “sketchy” look that is great for layout planning and produces a pleasing, artistic aesthetic." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
PRA Event - Fall Tarantula Fest and BBQ - http://coepark.net/pinerid...
PRA Event - Fall Tarantula Fest and BBQ
"Come to the Coe Park Tarantula Fest and rub elbows (so to speak) with some of our fuzzy, friendly eight-legged guests of honor. The event is held at the headquarters campground, which has breathtaking views across the ridges and canyons of the backcountry. With a meal ticket you can sit down and enjoy great home-cooked food at our barbecue." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Barbecued tarantula? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Do you pull the legs off first? - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
There are tarantula hikes on Mount Diablo this time of year, too :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories - http://www.macstories.net/stories...
iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories
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Lots of information about iOS 8 notifications, custom keyboards, and other features - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles - http://www.planktonchronicles.org/en...
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
Diatoms, Life in glass houses | Plankton Chronicles
"Champions of photosynthesis, these unicellular organisms appeared at the time of dinosaurs. They produce a quarter of the oxygen we breathe." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Ooh! My kids love diatoms ever since they got to use a microscope to view them at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A tiny gathering of artists has become the most interesting weekend in tech | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
A tiny gathering of artists has become the most interesting weekend in tech | The Verge
Sounds awesome - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
It was really awesome. Matt and Nelson were there too! - Brian Fitzpatrick
Ditching Twitter | Incisive.nu - http://incisive.nu/2014...
Ditching Twitter | Incisive.nu
"None of us are angry about everything, or even most things, but in the whole slimy pond of troubles there is something to injure every one of us in a particular and personal way that makes us turn to the stream and yell this is bullshit. And each shout makes the water rise a little higher, because how can you not respond to your friends when they’re in pain? Add in the flood of information and emotion from something like Ferguson (or war crimes or an epidemic) and there we all are, gradually drowning. So people get huffy about the volume emotion that these events arouse—angry that others are angry about the wrong things or too many things or in the wrong register." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"Beyond the tools, though, I’m trying to make an emotional shift from exuberant joyful angry frenetic Twitter to something subtler and gentler. When moved to discuss something about which I feel strongly, I’m beginning to default to a longer form first, to reduce the heat of my Twitter conversations and boost the light I work by elsewhere." - Amit Patel
Urban Engines for Transit - http://blog.urbanengines.com/2014...
"We’ve received so many demonstration requests that we decided to put together this overview video so everyone, not just operators or the press, can see an example of what transportation systems need to handle on a daily or even monthly basis. With limited data and resources, transit operators do the best they can to get people where they need to be. Urban Engines helps them better monitor, plan for, and optimize vehicles and improve commutes." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
BBC - Travel - Slideshow - Colombia's 'Liquid Rainbow' - http://www.bbc.com/travel...
BBC - Travel - Slideshow - Colombia's 'Liquid Rainbow'
"Just east of the Andes, central Colombia’s Caño Cristales is a river like no other. Reaching 100km long and sometimes called the “Liquid Rainbow”, Caño Cristales runs during certain months of the year with shades of red, blue, yellow, orange and green in a vibrant natural display that happens nowhere else on Earth. (Eric Mohl)" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Early Epidemic Dynamics of the West African 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Estimates Derived with a Simple Two-Parameter Model – PLOS Currents Outbreaks - http://currents.plos.org/outbrea...
Early Epidemic Dynamics of the West African 2014 Ebola Outbreak: Estimates Derived with a Simple Two-Parameter Model – PLOS Currents Outbreaks
The model (solid line) predicts lots of ebola cases; the observed infections (shaded gray bars) matches the model pretty well. Their model suggests Guinea and Sierra Leone will flatten out but Liberia will still be growing, unless there's some intervention. - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
(I haven't read the paper; I'm guessing this based on the graphs) - Amit Patel
I don't like where the curve leads. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I would bet it's a sigmoidal curve: there will be an inflection point where the slope starts leveling off. But the incidence rate at the plateau is going to be berserk. - Victor Ganata
Yes, it's always a sigmoidal curve … we just don't know where it will plateau - Amit Patel
Legible Mathematics — Sketches of an interactive arithmetic for programming - http://glench.com/Legible...
Legible Mathematics — Sketches of an interactive arithmetic for programming
"Even these relatively simple equations take some work to decipher. The letters tend to blend together into a jumble of meaningless symbols. Consider an alternative from a prototype programming environment:" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Soulver, a glorious calculator, incorporates some basic ideas mentioned in the article: http://www.acqualia.com/soulver... - sizofroid
This levitating Bluetooth speaker is the best we've seen - http://www.engadget.com/2014...
This levitating Bluetooth speaker is the best we've seen
What! - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Building a deeper understanding of images | Research Blog - http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2014...
Building a deeper understanding of images | Research Blog
"These technological advances will enable even better image understanding on our side and the progress is directly transferable to Google products such as photo search, image search, YouTube, self-driving cars, and any place where it is useful to understand what is in an image as well as where things are." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
TL;DR: Google's brain has learned how to identify the objects it sees - Amit Patel
Dictionary of Numbers | xkcd - http://blog.xkcd.com/2013...
"I don’t like large numbers without context. Phrases like “they called for a $21 billion budget cut” or “the probe will travel 60 billion miles” or “a 150,000-ton ship ran aground” don’t mean very much to me on their own. Is that a large ship? Does 60 billion miles take you outside the Solar System? How much is $21 billion compared to the overall budget?" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"A friend of mine, Glen Chiacchieri, has created a Chrome extension to help solve this problem: Dictionary of Numbers. It searches the text in your browser for quantities it understands and inserts contextual statements in brackets. It might turn the phrase “315 million people” into “315 million people [≈ the population of the United States]“." - Amit Patel
Train Fever officially released! | Train Fever - http://www.train-fever.com/2014...
Train Fever officially released! | Train Fever
"After a long development journey we are excited that Train Fever is now officially available on Steam and in retail stores in the German speaking world! First and most important, we would like to express a huge thank you. The community (crowdfunding supporters and beta testers in particular) did a great job and without all the support, feedback, suggestions and challenging questions, Train Fever would not be on the current level. We have learned a lot by carefully listening to all of you." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
I've been looking forward to this game! - Amit Patel
UnderScore Demo Site -- UIST 2012 - http://vis.berkeley.edu/papers...
UnderScore Demo Site -- UIST 2012
"A musical underlay highlights an emphasis point in an audio story. The music track contains three segments; (1) a music pre-solo that fades in before the emphasis point, (2) a music solo that starts at the emphasis point and plays at full volume while the speech is paused, and (3) a music post-solo that fades down as the speech resumes. At the beginning of the solo, the music often changes in some significant way (e.g. a melody enters, the tempo quickens, etc.) Aligning this change point in the music with a pause in speech and a rapid increase in the music volume further draws attention to the emphasis point in the story." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
With online demo! - Amit Patel
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