Interesting Links for 2014-03-06

I haven’t posted many links lately, but that’s because I’m learning Rails. Here are some great links I found over the last two or three weeks though.

Tell, Don’t Ask

I’m doing my best not to ask.

Highlighting the current line & column in VIM

This is super helpful.

tldr: Simpler man pages

Great idea and I hope it continues to improve.

James Iry’s history of programming languages

Loved the images.

2.5 Ways to Execute a Shell Command

I guess it’s %x{something} from here on out.

How to find a time format for Ruby’s strftime

Great cheatsheet for strftime.

Time.now Is On My Side

I never knew about the #between? method.

Stupid Ruby Tricks

Random cool Ruby tips.

Sass Placeholder Selectors

Placeholder selectors now make sense and are better in some ways than regular mixins.

To close or not to close

All about closing HTML tags.

Interesting Links for 2014-01-20

Productivity

The “Considered” Task

Kourosh Dini writes about a useful habit to get into to help you stay sane when dealing with daily tasks.

OSCON 2013: “More Instantly Better Vim” with Damian Conway

A collection of awesome tips and ideas for improving your use of Vim.

SunCycle

SunCycle is a nifty Sublime Text plug-in that uses your GPS coordinates to automatically switch between light and dark themes. You can specify your own themes if you want.

Design

Rethink the Airline Boarding Pass

A great set of ideas about how to improve the boarding pass.

Hover.css – A collection of CSS3 powered hover effects

A great collection of CSS3 transforms in both CSS and Sass.

Smartphones

Moment – Amazing Lenses For Mobile Photography

Another super fancy add-on lens for your iPhone — on Kickstarter.

Blackphone

A supposedly secure smartphone.

Interesting Links for 2014-01-13

Mac

Using TextExpander to Get Your Location

You might not need to pull up your GPS coordinates that often, but if you ever need to, this could be useful.

Design

Jason Santa Maria – On Web Typography from Build on Vimeo

Great talk about typography.

Fitness

The Math Behind Weight Loss

Food

Moroccan Meatball and Egg Tagine

Looks delicious and doesn’t seem hard to make.

Inspiration

Scared Shitless

Surprised I hadn’t seen it earlier.

Interesting Links for 12/17/13

In Historic Ruling, Federal Judge Declares NSA Mass Phone Surveillance is Likely Unconstitutional | Electronic Frontier Foundation

There’s going to come a day, very soon probably, where the Executive starts to ignore the Judicial.

10 CoffeeScript One Liners to Impress Your Friends | ricardo.cc

CoffeeScript continues to be awesome.

Unix Shells: Bash, Fish, Ksh, Tcsh, Zsh – Hyperpolyglot

Everything you ever wanted to know about all the different shells. Spoilers! Zsh is still the best.