How to use WebVR with the HTC Vive

Prerequisites: A Windows computer and the HTC Vive Get a browser that supports, WebVR we’ll use a special build of Chromium because the Mozilla WebVR team recommends it. However, Firefox's nightly builds are getting remarkably good in this regard, »

How I Made a Max Slack Emoji Bot

I made a Slack bot. Her name is Max, and she maxes out Slack's character count with emoji. The Idea While iterating over a few design ideas at work, a friend (sarcastically) Slacked me, "you’re always shitting over everything »

Javascript Colors on Github

> Hey, let's have new colors for Javascript on Github. > Cool, make the change. > Holy moly! Folks are upset about those colors! > REVERT! REVERT! »


Summary PixelPrinter is a web app to make parameterized, pixelated, 3D-printable objects from images by selecting a few representative colors. 3D Printed Results Interface Workflow Select or upload an image. Smaller images work best, since larger images take longer to »

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR News, Dakar

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR News's Africa Correspondent, is based out of Dakar Senegal. As all NPR News reporters do, she ends her news reports with a byline, but hers is something special: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR News, Dakaaaaaaaaaaaaaar. I made a supercut »

Multilingual Presidents

What happened to the halcyon days of yore when being multilingual was a requirement for considering yourself "well educated"? Before 1900, language acquisition was an intellectual right of passage for the community of learned scholars including scientists, lawyers, statesmen, and »

H = S - F

"H equals S minus F. Happiness equals Smiles minus Frowns. That’s what life’s all about.” Steve Wozniak »

A Brief History of Fire and Hot Rocks in North America

A selection from a book on masonry heaters called Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun. This chapter starts off with heaters in museums and references/appearances in popular culture (The Sound of Music, Heidi, »

150 million new searches every day

"Every day Google answers more than one billion questions from people around the globe in 181 countries and 146 languages. 15% of the searches we see everyday we’ve never seen before." Google »