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Ras-A Studio overhauls mid-century House Under a Bridge in LA

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Friday Link Pack

– How to delete your Netflix history – The 10 most uplifting songs, according to science – The surprising history of the picnic – 21 Facts That Are Wholesome Little Rays Of Lig

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Getting Started With Cloud Firestore for iOS

Mobile coders have been taking advantage of Google’s 

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States Turn To an Unproven Method of Execution: Nitrogen Gas

States are reportedly turning to nitrogen gas to carry out the death penalty.

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How Laravel Broadcasting Works

Today, we are going to explore the concept of broadcasting in the Laravel web framework. It allows you to send notifications to the client side when something happens on the server side.

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California To Become First US State Mandating Solar On New Homes

OCRegister reports that "The California Energy Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May 9, on new energy standards mandating most new homes have solar panels starting in 2020." From the report:

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MIT develops technology to digitally program water droplets

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Meno Felt Tote

This felt tote gets my aesthetic two thumbs up! It would look good in my home.

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Mini Quick Clips

All I can think is that these mini quick clips would come in handy for blanket construction. No?

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Make Your Own Luck

A message I keep telling my kids.

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How to Fix the Devastating Impact of Cognitive Load on Your Site

Is your website making users think too hard? Could it be increasing their cognitive load and causing them to abandon your site? If so, this is a problem you can, and should, fix.

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The Bosses We Remember

The bosses we remember: 1 provided safe space to grow 2 opened career doors 3 defended us when we needed it 4 recognized and rewarded us 5 developed us as leaders 6 inspired us to stretch higher 7 led

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X-Ray Flower Photography

These x-ray flower photography is stunning.

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Tooter Smart Flashcards

If my kids were still little, I would support this Kickstarter and buy a set of Tooder flashcards. The interactive iPad part makes it fun and parent-indepdenent. Winner!

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Holding Things Together

“We are constantly trying to hold it all together. If you really want to see why you do things, then don’t do them and see what happens.” ― Michael A.

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Embarking On New Adventures: Inspiring Desktop Wallpapers For May 2018

Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot to get inspired. A short ride with your bike, a coffee break with a friend, or listening to your favorite song might be just what you need to spark some fresh ideas.

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Oracle Sets End Date for Business Java 8 Updates

An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld:
Further clarifying its ongoing support plans for Java SE 8, Oracle will require businesses to have a commercial license to get updates after January 2019.

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Amazon partners with Volvo and General Motors to provide in-car deliveries

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Why Facebook's Troubles Haven't Dented Its Profits

Facebook's growth accelerated, despite concerns about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the #deletefacebook movement, and potential advertiser defections.

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BMW's New Electric iX3 SUV Looks Shockingly Normal

After the ultra-funky i3 and i8, the German automaker is bringing its batteries into the mainstream.

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The Lab Making Robots Walk Through Fire and Ride Segways

Benefits of robots: 1. They never get tired. 2. They can lift very heavy things. 3. They can walk through (controlled) conflagrations at the University of Michigan.

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WordPress Gutenberg Block API: An Introduction

The new WordPress editor (codenamed Gutenberg) is due for release in version 5.0. Now is the perfect time to get to grips with it before it lands in WordPress core.

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Introduction to Network Programming in Python

This tutorial will give an introduction to sockets in Python and how to use the socket module to build HTTP servers and clients in Python.

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New Course: Java 8 for Android App Development

The elegant Java 8 programming language has recently become much easier for Android app developers to use.

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Missing From Your Job Description

– Add energy to every conversation – Ask why – Find obsolete things on your task list and remove them – Treat customers better than they expect – Offer to help co-workers

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Touchy/Feely

Touchy/Feely is a design book that explores emotional ergonomics to help foster empathy for human-centered, inclusive design.

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“Insert Complicated Title Here”

I love Virgil Abloh‘s notion of creating a personal design language. The talk comes with a looooong introduction. Skip to 5:00 and you’ll get to the beginning. (via Michael)

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Conversion Rate Optimisation: A How-To Guide for Better Results

For many organisations, conversion rate optimisation is the key to online success. This how-to guide takes you through the process used to maximise the effectiveness of your website to convert.

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First Look at WordPress Gutenberg

The new Gutenberg editing interface is a major change coming to WordPress 5 this year, and it will affect WordPress plugin developers, theme designers, and website creators. 

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Where Malcolm Gladwell’s Ideas Come From

Malcolm Gladwell explains where his Ideas come from.

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Anatomy Drawing Hack

Where was this when I was in art school trying to get a handle of life figure drawing?

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“Some”

A beautiful animation based on a poem by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, “Some” explores the spectrum of emotions in everyday life. Produced by Wanderlust.

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♥ / RookieUp

A big thank you to RookieUp for sponsoring my blog this week. Ready to kickstart your design career this year or take your portfolio to the next level?

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Redesigning A Digital Interior Design Shop (A Case Study)

Good products are the result of a continual effort in research and design. And, as it usually turns out, our designs don’t solve the problems they were meant to right away.

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What Happens When Restaurants Go Cashless

There's a new trend starting: restaurants that won't accept cash.

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Students from Singapore and Kyoto design objects inspired by each other's cities

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Why Can't We Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

The only upside to Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to.

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Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

Critics say Facebook is using design tricks to win users' permission to collect personal data under new European rules.

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Testing in Laravel

Irrespective of the application you're dealing with, testing is an important and often overlooked aspect that you should give the attention it deserves.

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I adore Simone Giertz!

Simeon Giertz’s super weird robots make my heart so happy.

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How To Improve Your Design Process With Data-Based Personas

Most design and product teams have some type of persona document. Theoretically, personas help us better understand our users and meet their needs.

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Why and How to Adopt a Digital First or Digital by Default Approach

The terms digital first and digital by default float around the boardrooms of a growing number of organisations like a bad smell. But what do they mean and are they an approach worth adopting?

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Best Practices With CSS Grid Layout

An increasingly common question — now that people are using CSS Grid Layout in production — seems to be “What are the best practices?” The short answer to this question is to use the l

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Europe Divided Over Robot 'Personhood'

Politico Europe has an interesting piece which looks at the high-stakes debate between European lawmakers, legal experts and manufacturers over who should bear the ultimate responsibility for the acti