The Big Bang for Beginners →
I am always a sucker for articles on the Big Bang. jtotheizzoe: Ethan Siegel, in typically wonderful fashion, lays out the basis for the Big Bang, beginning with the most basic astronomical observations of an expanding universe to the intricacies cosmic radiation. If you want to know how the Big Bang theory came to be, start here. Because we started here.
10 Lessons Jeremy Lin Can Teach Us Before We Go To... →
Lin quotes from the Bible in this NY Times article, … suffering produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us. Truly inspiring.
Script to widen message panel in GMail →
The new 3 pane GMail reader is a thorough pain (pun intended). It squishes up the message body so badly that it’s impossible to read. There is a solution. @arvind2111 has written a script that can be installed in Chrome or Firefox which stretches out the reading pane so that you can actually read. If you are using Chrome, just click on the “Install” button on the upper right of...
Interview w/ Sam Moreau on Designing Windows 8 →
Great interview of Sam Moreau by Matt Buchanan at Gizmodo. Moreau is responsible for the (re-)design of Windows. He talks about the incredible power and obligation that he has. The interview also highlights complexity of designing for an entire family of products.
Iran banned Samsung because a silly advertisement... →
No sense of humor.
Lip Reading, 3D Desktops, And NUI: Microsoft Plans... →
Pretty interesting stuff. The challenge is that for many of these innovations, the software & hardware need to be tightly integrated. We’ll have to see how that will work with the current ecosystem.
When you’re scientifically literate, the world looks different to you. It’s a...– If I Were President… - Neil deGrasse Tyson (via)
The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and...– Umberto Eco on lists and making infinity comprehensible (via curiositycounts)
Why French Parents Are Superior →
@wsj on why French parents actually have the right balance of independence & involvement.