- Jiggle the cable.
- Blow in the cartridge.
- Put it in rice.
- Defragment the hard drive.
- Install Directx10.
- Degauss the monitor.
- Rub an eraser on the contact points.
- Press the ‘Turbo’ button.
- Back up your data.
- Remove the ball from the mouse. Clean rollers with cotton swab.
- Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A
- Replace the gum holding the antenna together on top of the phone booth.
- Start in safe mode.
- Replace the CMOS battery.
- Let it cool down.
- Let it warm up.
- Put it in the freezer.
- Put it back in rice.
- Remove tab.
- Be kind. Rewind.
- Delete your cookies.
- Update Java.
- File->Add Printer.
- Install Diskette 2.
A recent Vimeo Staff Pick. Damn.
Creating a custom WordPress theme can be a bit of a pain. Not with Underscores.me though… Enter a theme name (and some other info, optionally) and hit “generate”. A nice blank theme, including default styling for elements will start downloading in a zip file. Very slick, and a great starting point for building your own custom WordPress theme. You can find out more about the Underscores project in this Themeshaper post: “A 1000-Hour Head Start: Introducing The _s Theme”.
The lineage and continual development process of _s gives you what I like to call a 1000-hour head start. That’s the approximate number of design and development hours you get for free every time you use it in a project. Weeks and weeks of refinement by dozens of WordPress theme experts over several years that you don’t have to do.
Ian Storm Taylor tells us that Media Queries are the wrong tool for responsive design. What we really need is Element Queries.
Writing modular code is about making small objects, and making them self-contained. Media queries don’t let you do that. In most cases, you don’t actually care about the width of the entire document (or screen), you care about the width of your element.
Read all about how Media Queries are a Hack over at Ian’s site.
In this TED Talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.
Here’s another awesome talk from Creative Mornings NY. This time it’s the legendary designer you may not have heard of, George Lois. Here he talks about culture in the sixties and manipulating photographs for the covers of Esquire Magazine.
Another great Creative Mornings talk. This time Jason Santa Maria gives you permission to say ‘no’.
Nice little Inventor Portrait done by PBS about a 90 year old inventor that’s still making stuff. Microcontroller stuff.
Check out these great PACE soldering lessons on the YouTubes. Start with the first one, Solder & Flux below.