This is what 18 days of working on a recent project looks like. The big dark spots are where the cursor stood still for longer while I was making coffee or folding paper or staring into space.
Tracked using mousepath.
Identity for Memgrid.
SOME INSTRUCTIONS TO THE NEW GUY CONCERNING THE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF MY FRENCH TOAST, BY STANLEY KUBRICK.
Chestnut brown crust marks are an indication that great care has gone into preparing the French toast, and above all, this is what concerns me the most: that you care. You must care about the French toast. If you don’t care about the French toast, then perhaps you don’t care about anything is my train of thought on the matter, and if you don’t care about anything, then working for me doesn’t seem feasible, as I have an insatiable desire to be surrounded by people who care as much as I do.
/via Jason Kottke
This is kind of mindblowingly cool. An interactive map showing all 9,866,539 buildings in the Netherlands, colour-coded according to year of construction. There’s a similar map of Brooklyn, NY here and for Portland, OR here.
Great article by Kathy Sierra on how limited our cognitive resources are:
Spend hours at work on a tricky design problem? You’re more likely to stop at Burger King on the drive home. Hold back from saying what you reallythink during one of those long-ass, painful meetings? You’ll struggle with the code you write later that day.
Since both willpower/self-control and cognitive tasks drain the same tank, deplete it over here, pay the price over there. One pool. One pool of scarce, precious, easily-depleted resources. If you spend the day exercising self-control (angry customers, clueless co-workers), by the time you get home your cog resource tank is flashing E.
Hoefler & Frere-Jones just launched a new web font service called Cloud.typography, making their entire (and awesome) type library available to use on-line. They’re also using some really clever tech called ScreenSmart behind it to ensure each browser–environment combo gets the font file that looks best.