Arduino-serial: C code to talk to Arduino

30 May 2012

Relevant to my recent interests. I bought an Arduino Uno this weekend and the amount of ideas I have right now are scary. The primary benefit of this C library is that it will not trigger a reset on the board. This means you can stream data at intervals and not get a reset.

Eephus League Magazine

23 May 2012

There Is But One Game & That Game Is Baseball. A gorgeous, well-written, bit of reading material for your Wednesday. Play ball. via @mattfraction

Jeffrey Zeldman on his Web Design Manifesto 2012

22 May 2012

A follow-up interview with .net Magazine: If we don’t focus on the content the reader came for – if we continue to bombard and bamboozle our users with cluttered interfaces that satisfy stakeholder committees but frustrate the people who actually want to use our sites – our users will retaliate by removing our designs altogether. […]

Coda 2

21 May 2012

Panic finally announces version 2.0 of Coda. Available May 24th, 2012. I’ve been using Coda 1.x every day as my primary tool for web development since 2007. To say I’m excited about this is an understatement. As you might expect, the product website is gorgeous, innovative, and informative. Hint: Type the backslash key to make […]

Jeffrey Zeldman’s Web Design Manifesto 2012

18 May 2012

In a post full of quote worthy paragraphs, he makes the case for bigger type, layouts that don’t train users to ignore ads, and what it used to mean to have a “personal site.” I like it. It’s very Zeldman, but more than that, it’s interesting.

The Inequality Speech That TED Won’t Show You

17 May 2012

Sounds like good sense to me. Shame that TED is too spineless to make it available: We’ve had it backward for the last 30 years. Rich businesspeople like me don’t create jobs. Rather they are a consequence of an eco-systemic feedback loop animated by middle-class consumers, and when they thrive, businesses grow and hire, and […]

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