Excellent post by fellow Automattician Chris Hardie on owning our digital homes.
Val Head published a great article on A List Apart the other day on designing safer web animation for motion sensitivity. It is important to be mindful of all sorts of accessibility issues when designing user interfaces, and concerns surrounding animation should not be forgotten.
A great sounding feature in the upcoming Basecamp. I hope more products start to offer more control over when they notify you of things.
Note to myself: Computers care about the little things. Like a missing
_. Programming languages are much less forgiving than your traditional spoken or written language. Remember that the next time before you spend a half hour wondering why something suddenly and unexpectedly stopped working.
Barbara Knickerbocker-Beskind is still designing at age 91. Incredible!
From BBC News, via my Mom on Facebook
I’m just kidding of course… I won’t be able to watch the live stream of Apple’s “Hey Siri, give us a hint” event today at 10am PDT, but I can’t wait to catch up on all that is announced later tonight!
Personally, I’m most interested in the new iPhones, as my iPhone 5 has seen better days. And though I won’t be buying new Apple TVs right away, I do love my current ones (issues and all), so I’m curious to see what they improve!
My iPad Air 2 still feels brand new, even though it’s nearly a year old, so I won’t be upgrading to a new iPad, but I’m very curious to see if they release a larger iPad Pro.
The other week Intel announced plans to open-source their Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT). This is a great move that will benefit those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as well as other disorders. I’m glad to see large companies like Intel making moves like this to share important technology advances.
Five students from the University of Michigan have created an interesting app that aims to help improve campus safety. I think it’s great to see technology employed to try and help solve serious problems like this, but it is unfortunate that such measures are necessary at campuses today.
Via friend of Facebook
Facebook recently filed a patent to use social network data to help make decisions on lending. Will this lead to discrimination? Most likely, unless controls are put in place.
Good article from NPR on Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call. The most important thing you can do?
The FTC recommends that consumers “just hang up” on the robocalls.