State of Technology #60



#architectureDataland : MIT’s 70’s Media Room Concept that influenced the MAC


#codeWhy 80 characters is the default choice for optimal code width?


#design*** What UX can learn from Comics –

  1. Part ONE – “A reader’s eye is like a horse: both will roam if left on their own.”
  2. Part TWO – “Left to their own devices, eyes want to travel in a downward slanting direction across pages. This is why ad magazines have “v” shaped layouts.”



#essay**** 11 Compelling Pitch Archetypes with brilliant examples: which one is yours’?


  1. Traction
  2. “X for Y” (e.g., Twitter for video)
  3. Personal Story
  4. Pivot/Offshoot
  5. Evolution Next
  6. Painting the Future
  7. Service at Scale
  8. Wouldn’t if be cool if
  9. Insane Tech
  10.  The Dream Team
  11.  Consumerification


#mobile10 Best Mobile Web Development Frameworks

#saas12 ways to Increase Throughput by 32X

#serviceShould code have an ethics like medicine?

#socialHerman the German Friendship Cake – culinary equivalent of Chain mails (here is a brief Guardian article about what’s taking social scene by storm)


Make your own notebook in 15 minutes


#tweaks n’ hacksWordless Web – Just bring that button to your bookmark bar, click and all words in the page you’re in will VANISH!



#parting_thought ‘I’ve seen $crap as a loop variable, and a colleague tells of overhauling old code with a function called THE_LONE_RANGER_RIDES_AGAIN(). That’s not the type of bad variable name I mean’ – Andy Lester




About Nilendu Misra
I love to learn, create and coach. Things that I do well are - Communicating ideas - verbally or through words and diagrams; Problem Solving - Logical or Abstract; Very Large Scale Systems; think about 'Frighteningly Simple' approach first. Things that I intend to do better are - Establishing Stringent Process; Exchanging Tough Feedback; Keeping up with my reading or To-Do list to be able to completely relax.

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