Dimensions.Guide | Database of Dimensioned Drawings

Dimensions.Guide is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world. Created as a universal resource to better communicate the basic properties, systems, and logics of our built environment, Dimensions.Guide is a free platform for increasing public and professional knowledge of life and design.

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Phaser – A fast, fun and free open source HTML5 game framework

A fast, free and fun open source framework for Canvas and WebGL powered browser games.

Source: Phaser – A fast, fun and free open source HTML5 game framework

How to buy the best SD card for your camera, phone, tablet

For example, say you have no-name action cam that records at 4K 30fps. Based on the chart below, a Class 10 card should work, with a V10 card being mostly interchangeable. If you have a creepy nanny-cam in your kid’s bedroom that records grainy 1080p 30fps video in night mode, a Class 6 should work just fine.

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SD Association

If you’re buying solely for video in an action cam or similar device, the most important marking is the Speed Class. Match the colorful bars on the right to the specs in the columns on the left to determine which specs work for your device.

Source: How to buy the best SD card for your camera, phone, tablet | PCWorld

Magic

Magic at its very core is simply limiting the number of people that know the secret.

NCurses Disk Usage

Ncdu is a disk usage analyzer with an ncurses interface. It is designed to find space hogs on a remote server where you don’t have an entire graphical setup available, but it is a useful tool even on regular desktop systems. Ncdu aims to be fast, simple and easy to use, and should be able to run in any minimal POSIX-like environment with ncurses installed

Source: NCurses Disk Usage

On Ubuntu, it can be installed using APT

sudo apt-get install ncdu

On OS X, it can be installed using Homebrew:

brew install ncdu

How the Tech Press Forces a Narrative on Companies it Covers

I don’t remember who told me company narratives were like a clock. I was at Google, where I’d taken a job on the communications team despite zero experience in communications. During my early days there, I tried to navigate my new profession by listening to the many comms experts already at the company from whom I would learn so much. One theory about narratives stuck with me:

Source: How the Tech Press Forces a Narrative on Companies it Covers | WIRED

Free Adobe Alternatives

Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.concept art

MediBang Paint is a FREE lightweight digital painting and comic creation program that comes loaded with brushes, fonts, pre-made backgrounds, and other resources.

Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s free and open source.

Scribus has evolved into one of the premier Open Source page layout program

Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.

HitFilm Express. Perfect for students, YouTubers, and beginner filmmakers.

Apple and the Next Big Thing

Bingo. There will be major new products from Apple, someday, when they’re ready. There is no rush for them. If you’re worried about Apple’s near-future success, the key is their execution on their existing products. The Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Watch are all businesses that any company would kill for. Apple has all of them, and none of them are going anywhere. Apple needs to keep them insanely great where they already are, and raise them to insanely great where they aren’t.

Source: Daring Fireball: Apple and the Next Big Thing

I have always said, Apple doesn’t release because they can or people want them to or to “be first”, they release when are fully ready and only very rarely when they have to.

Mass Adoption: Why Design Is The Missing Link

As a result, only 200 machines were manufactured. However, the newly-formed Apple had grander ambitions and, following subsequent Apple II and Apple III models, the company created the Macintosh — an updated, “user-friendly” version of its predecessors that was designed to feel more like a home appliance and less like an industrial machine.

Now, 35 years later, the Macintosh is largely considered to have pioneered the mass adoption of home computing. So what happened? Why did the Macintosh achieve success where previous Apple computers failed? In short: User experience (UX).

It’s safe to say that Apple has mastered the UX dilemma. However, we’re starting to see similar obstacles appear in a new tech industry that’s similarly struggling to bring cutting-edge innovation to the everyday consumer — cryptocurrency.

Source: Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption: Why Design Is The Missing Link – BlockTribune

IINA – The modern media player for macOS

IINA is born to be a modern macOS application, from its framework to the user interface. It adopts the post-Yosemite design language of macOS and keeps up the pace of new technologies like Force Touch, Touch Bar, and Picture-in-Picture.

Source: IINA – The modern media player for macOS