I’m trying to keep timeless articles here, so there’s no links on new frameworks, DBs, etc., because they’re getting old the moment they’re posted.

Bookmarks

Lessons from the “Seductive Interaction Design” Book Useful extracts about UX design from the “Seductive Interaction Design” book. read... Make it count Harry Roberts on not wasting your time. “If you’re going to take on side projects and speaking and writing and open source and suchlike then please, make them fucking count. Do not run yourself into the ground working on ‘career moves’ if you’re not going to cash in on them.” read... Maker’s schedule, manager’s schedule Paul Graham on meeting schedules. “Most powerful people are on the manager's schedule. It's the schedule of command. But there's another way of using time that's common among people who make things, like programmers and writers. They generally prefer to use time in units of half a day at least. You can't write or program well in units of an hour. That's barely enough time to get started.” read... Obsession John Cook on why obsession is not always a good thing. “Obsession with small things is a way to avoid thinking about big things. Maybe our company is sinking like a rock, but our web site is valid XHTML 1.1!” read... On browser support David Bushell’s post on browser support. “When I tell people I often support IE7 the common response is “why?” — followed by an assertion that browser statistics show IE7 usage is now insignificant enough not to warrant attention. How could you possibly know that? I haven’t told you which website I’m building yet!” read... Passive income hacker vs startup guy Myles Recny on different points of view on work. “[...] He suspects that passive income hacker is not someone who lives to work, and is not passionate about startups. He suspects they have wildly different goals, and that he has nothing to gain from interacting with passive income hacker.” read... People simply empty out Charles Bukowski on life and full time employment. “To not to have entirely wasted one's life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself.” read... Probably my biggest mistake Shane Reiser on job decisions. “I read that humans spend more of their waking lives at work than not at work. I know now that when it comes to making decisions about your job, these are the things that matter, in this order: 1) Does it make you happy? 2) Does it positively impact others? 3) How awesome are the people you’ll work with? 4) [lots of other things] 5) How much it pays” read... Startup culture is not about ping-pong tables Nick Kishfy on a corporate culture. “Culture isn’t about whether you’re a startup or a Fortune 500 giant. It’s about values and mindset. It’s about what drives your team, and how you approach the decisions you make. It’s the why for your team’s commitment to come in and work their asses off every day, and it’d better go deeper than ping pong.” read... Susan Cain: The power of introverts Susan Cain on why introverts should’t try to become extraverts and how to maximize our talents. read...