Yoann Grange Blog

via theoldreader:

It’s always odd to hear people say RSS is dead. The fact is, RSS is easily the most successful stealth, insurgent technology on the web. It is pervasive and is the engine for much of the Internet.

Apple uses it to syndicate computer updates. Your podcast subscriptions rely on RSS. Every…

via erikkwakkel:

A colourful book

I encountered this Dutch book from 1692 in a French database today and it turns out to be quite special. For one thing, no Dutch scholar appears to have published on it, or even to know about it. Moreover, the object is special because it provides an unusual peek into the workshop of 17th-century painters and illustrators. In over 700 pages of handwritten Dutch, the author, who identifies himself as A. Boogert (Pic 2), describes how to make watercolour paints. He explains how to mix the colours and how to change their tone by adding “one, two or three portions of water”. To illustrate his point he fills each facing page with various shades of the colour in question (lower image). To top it he made an index of all the colours he described, which in itself is a feast to look at (Pics 1 and 3). In the 17th century, an age known as the Golden Age of Dutch Painting, this manual would have hit the right spot. It makes sense, then, that the author explains in the introduction that he wrote the book for educational purposes. Remarkably, because the manual is written by hand and therefore literally one of a kind, it did not get the “reach” among painters - or attention among modern art historians - it deserves.

Pic: Aix-en-Provence, Bibliothèque municipale/Bibliothèque Méjanes, MS 1389 (1228). Luckily, the entire book can be viewed here, in hi-res, zoomable images. Here is a description of the book.

Full disclosure (6 May, 2014): While this colourful book is first presented to a larger audience in this post and there are no Dutch publications devoted to it, I have since posting discovered that it is known by at least one other Dutch scholar. It is currently being studied and will be included in a PhD study to be completed in 2015 at the University of Amsterdam. While it is great that blogs such as The Colossal (here) and Gizmodo (here) have picked it up, it is important to know that I was not the one “discovering” the manuscript. I merely put it on the bigger podium it deserves, via this blog.

via bringr:

Conférences, séminaires, ateliers, workshops, salons… Aujourd’hui, les marques organisent ou participent à de plus en plus d’événements. Nombreuses sont donc les occasions de les promouvoir en utilisant les réseaux sociaux. En le faisant de manière efficace, l’organisateur peut à la fois…

via nerdary:

I was on a panel about public speaking recently and the topic of getting paid to speak came up. My answer: I do charge a speaking fee for most conferences I speak at. Ideally every person (full time, self employed) will be paid for speaking, but now that I’m a freelancer, it is imperative for me.

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Via girlchub:

Justin Bieber simply can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. Police were dispatched this morning to respond to an altercation at a Starbucks in West Hollywood involving some familiar faces. A barista at the coffee house was apparently confronted by Bieber  when he refused to serve the pop star because he wasn’t wearing a shirt. “He came in with no shirt on and his pants hanging down and underwear showing and tried to order a caramel apple machiatto.”, said Joey Goldsmith, the Starbucks barista, “I just told him he would have to put a shirt on if he wanted to order.” That’s when Bieber snapped. According to the police report Bieber started cussing at the barista and threatening to have his bodyguard, “kick his ass”.
Fortunately for Goldsmith, LA Clippers star Blake Griffin had been enjoying a drink at a table when he witnessed  the altercation and stepped in. Witnesses at the scene reported that Griffin tried to calm Bieber but the Biebs wasn’t having any of it. There was more yelling, and some pushing and that’s when Griffin smacked Bieber, knocking him to the floor. “He smacked the shit out of him” said one witness, “then I saw Justin stumble out of the door looking like he was crying.” Bieber was gone before police arrived at the scene.

Give this guy a medal !

Via girlchub:

Justin Bieber simply can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. Police were dispatched this morning to respond to an altercation at a Starbucks in West Hollywood involving some familiar faces. A barista at the coffee house was apparently confronted by Bieber  when he refused to serve the pop star because he wasn’t wearing a shirt. “He came in with no shirt on and his pants hanging down and underwear showing and tried to order a caramel apple machiatto.”, said Joey Goldsmith, the Starbucks barista, “I just told him he would have to put a shirt on if he wanted to order.” That’s when Bieber snapped. According to the police report Bieber started cussing at the barista and threatening to have his bodyguard, “kick his ass”.

Fortunately for Goldsmith, LA Clippers star Blake Griffin had been enjoying a drink at a table when he witnessed  the altercation and stepped in. Witnesses at the scene reported that Griffin tried to calm Bieber but the Biebs wasn’t having any of it. There was more yelling, and some pushing and that’s when Griffin smacked Bieber, knocking him to the floor. “He smacked the shit out of him” said one witness, “then I saw Justin stumble out of the door looking like he was crying.” Bieber was gone before police arrived at the scene.

via josephdenne:

New York’s gritty flashback

In an age where transport systems are the lifeblood of modern cities it’s hard to remember how New York’s subway used to be 30 years ago - a gritty home to gang crime and graffiti that left large sections of the network no-go for the public. Few wanted to experience this unwanted underground culture and few, as a result, documented it.

But one fearless photographer was looking for his break at the time and saw opportunity in braving the tunnels with his camera. Christopher Morris’ lens on the dark underbelly of 1980s New York now provides a rare and captivating insight into a city that was once dangerously different – and there’s an odd beauty to his work.

Morris is now a contract photographer for TIME – and the recently rediscovered full portfolio can be found at his website.

@paulrgn is a regular contributor to Found Things.

via yearinreview:

timgspears:

Window Socket - Kyuho Song & Boa Oh


So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.

Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.

Window Socket on Yanko Design

via mothernaturenetwork:

If Hoyoung Lee’s concept printer becomes reality, you’ll never throw away another pencil stub or buy another ink cartridge. The pencil printer separates the wood from pencils and uses the lead to print documents. There’s even a built-in eraser component that allows you to remove text from a page and reuse the paper, so you’ll be saving money and trees.
See more of bizarre green inventions.

via mothernaturenetwork:

If Hoyoung Lee’s concept printer becomes reality, you’ll never throw away another pencil stub or buy another ink cartridge. The pencil printer separates the wood from pencils and uses the lead to print documents. There’s even a built-in eraser component that allows you to remove text from a page and reuse the paper, so you’ll be saving money and trees.

See more of bizarre green inventions.

from whaatnext:

the big list of pixel art tutorials by pixelprospector

pixel art tutorials

pixel art inspiration
pixel art forums
freelance guide
graphic style analysis
tutorials about glowy graphics
quand le chef annonce qu’il relira mon code en fin de projet

lesjoiesducode:

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via jordanmoore:

Our Twitter streams and RSS feeds are flooded with valuable new articles every day. Some I get time to read, some I don’t, some of the ideas within stick and some ideas simply don’t — that’s just the way it is with writing on the web as with any advice in life.

via le companycampus:

Le Company Campus a eu l’honneur d’être invité à participer au Bercy Meetup, ce mercredi 27 novembre 2013, au Ministère délégué chargé des PME, de l’innovation et de l’économie numérique.

via simurai:

CSS3D creates a stereoscopic 3D effect with CSS3 only. First I just created this red and cyan effect because I thought it looks cool. But then I got some 3D glasses and was shocked that it actually works. Basically you just need one line of CSS. A text-shadow with a red and cyan offset. The trick is to use “em"s for the text-shadows. That way, if you change the font-size, the text-shadows change in the same proportion.
text-shadow: -0.06em 0 red, 0.06em 0 cyan;
See the demo.
Note: Actually you are not limited to text only. You can use the same technique with box-shadows. It even works when you add 3D transforms like rotateY.
Update: Wow! I submitted this to Smashing Magazine’s CSS3 Design Contest and it made it on 3rd place, which makes me incredible happy. Thanks!

via simurai:

CSS3D creates a stereoscopic 3D effect with CSS3 only. First I just created this red and cyan effect because I thought it looks cool. But then I got some 3D glasses and was shocked that it actually works. Basically you just need one line of CSS. A text-shadow with a red and cyan offset. The trick is to use “em"s for the text-shadows. That way, if you change the font-size, the text-shadows change in the same proportion.

text-shadow: -0.06em 0 red, 0.06em 0 cyan;

See the demo.

Note: Actually you are not limited to text only. You can use the same technique with box-shadows. It even works when you add 3D transforms like rotateY.

Update: Wow! I submitted this to Smashing Magazine’s CSS3 Design Contest and it made it on 3rd place, which makes me incredible happy. Thanks!

thugkitchen:

Want to torch your pumpkin like this one? Fuck yeah you do. Instructions and shit from last year HERE.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE

thugkitchen:

Want to torch your pumpkin like this one? Fuck yeah you do. Instructions and shit from last year HERE.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE