Links of the Day – 11/24/2012

I’ve been reading some interesting articles these last few days. Unfortunately I hadn’t had time to share them here, but I decided that today was a good day to do it.

Useful Links
http://flightfox.com/ – Via a title on hacker news I learned about this site for finding cheap flight. I might try it next time I’m planning a trip.
http://toolong-didntread.com/ – If you don’t have time to read the papers, this is the perfect site for you.

Programming
http://spin.atomicobject.com/2012/11/15/message-oriented-programming/ – Interesting article. I recommend you read it if you like to see programming from different perspectives.
http://gbracha.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/debug-mode-is-only-mode.html – A very interesting article, although, not as much as the Bret Victor’s talk that it links to. Nonetheless, I highly recommend you read this article, and as you do, follow the links on it. They are highly interesting too.
http://blog.ezyang.com/2012/11/extremist-programming/ – A very well written view into extremist programming, and why the wrong tool is sometimes the right tool.

Developer Stories
http://acko.net/blog/making-mathbox/ – If you like math, and graphs, you will like this post.

Development
http://www.jeremymorgan.com/blog/programming/how-to-stay-relevant-as-a-web-developer/ – You may or may not agree with all that is in this article, but one thing is true, if you want to stay relevant as a developer, you need to stay up to date on the new technologies.

Design
http://blog.scoutzie.com/post/36068395929/consistency-in-icon-design – Consistency in icon design is one of those posts that tell you nothing that you don’t already know, yet reading it can refresh your memory, which is always a good idea.
http://kaikkonendesign.fi/user-motivation-determines-the-best-color-scheme-for-your-website/ – Great Article on how to choose a more effective color for your website.
http://adamwhitcroft.com/batch/ – Batch is a very nice icons set. I think I might use it on some of my designs.

Tech
http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2012/11/21/inspired-by-a-beetle-that-draws-water-from-the-air-scientist-creates-self-filling-water-bottle/ – A self-filling water bottle. Seriously, if you need more than that to read this article, you have no curiosity at all, and you’ve died inside.

Mobile
http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/11/21/jolla-details-sailfish-os-a-look-at-its-unique-multitasking-menu-and-personalization-features/ – I don’t get too excited by mobile, but if you do, you might enjoy this post where they talk about jolla, which is yet another mobile OS.

Other
http://scripting.com/davenet/stories/DocSearlsonSteveJobs.html – Personally I’ve never been a fan of Steve Jobs, but I still read most articles that I find about him, providing they are not written by brainless mac fanboys that idolize him to the bone. Funny enough, I’ve found out that the more I read about him, the more I dislike him.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/opinion/sunday/the-quiet-ones.html?pagewanted=all – Definitely my favorite post of the day when I read it. It talks about the quiet car in Amtrak, and how it has become the one place where quiet people have taken a stand. I think I like the post because I can relate to the people who ride the quite cars.
http://pandodaily.com/2012/11/21/sendicate-reinventing-email-newsletters-and-more-proof-that-email-isnt-dead/ – If you send news letters for your website, you need to know about sendicate.

All of this links were found via hacker news.