We should pray that we learn his great gift of introspection, so that we never let the bitterness grow inside us, even when it seems nothing is changing. — Madiba, I let you go, by South African journalist Marelise van der Merwe, regarding Nelson Mandela.
Coding Towards Accessibility ◆ 24 ways -
Another goodies from the 24Ways geeky advent calendar.
Beyond Bitcoin: A Guide to the Most Promising Cryptocurrencies -
As Bitcoin booms, a host of other cryptocurrencies are rising in its shadow. Here’s a guide to the biggest contenders.
(Source: futurescope, via emergentfutures)
A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: How does the NSA break SSL? -
Professor Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins rounding up the collective NSA document bits and pieces to address the main question.
A Public Apology to Nicole Sullivan | Nick Cox -
In which Nick very politely and thoughtfully works through why he originally dismissed Nicole’s OOCSS work and how his appreciation of it evolved.
I admit, this one hits close to the bone for me, too, in some respects. The thinking, not necessarily the dismissal of Nicole. She’s a rockstar.
Building Android First -
good post by Christina
I’ve spent the past 6ish months building an Android app with Matt. The first version’s out in the wild, and it seemed about time to write up a few things we’ve learned … and, of course, weigh in on the never-ending Android-versus-iPhone debate.
Top Hacks from a PM Behind Two of Tech's Hottest Products -
A good article on being a PM. http://t.co/q0lJezoINz /via @adammcnamara— Snook (@snookca) December 2, 2013
Via colleagues Josh Williams and Jon Huang (and sympathetic nerds).
A Scientist Predicts the Future -
How will the ways we work, play and love change over the next 10 — or 30 — years?
No girls allowed | Polygon
Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys.
Via colleague @_alastair.
This year, it should be no surprise that people us mobile devices to buy things online. But when you compare this year’s early holiday shopping numbers with last year, the growth actually is pretty surprising. — LukeW | Data Monday: Mobile Holiday Shopping 2013
This is a revolutionary shift. Once upon a time, medicine was a discipline based on the nuanced diagnosis and treatment of sick patients. Now, Big Data, networked computers and a culture obsessed with knowing its numbers have moved medicine from the bedside to the desktop (or laptop). The art of medicine is becoming the science of an insurance actuary. — Statins by Numbers - NYTimes.com (via fred-wilson)
writing software means learning something in such precise detail that you can tell a computer how to do it — No Deadlines For You! Software Dev Without Estimates, Specs or Other Lies (via iamdanw)
Collaborating on the T-Shirt Project - Features - Mozilla Source
The story behind the multimedia-rich chaptered layout of Planet Money’s T-Shirt project. Not only a great series in the podcast/radio segment (I’m a long-time listener) but also a great storytelling experience.