Nerd Alert 43: We want to believe


What we're reading this week

  Adam: From Modern Farmer, the definitive guide to raising alpacas.

  Ben: Time to dig out that list of web-safe fonts, because people are blocking web fonts.

  David: I love the anecdote about the blue iPod in this.

  Jack: You think those mobile ads that help pay for content don’t cost you a thing? Get a load of this.

  Kaeti: Why is it so hard to get “simple” right?

  Ryan: Internet service providers are terrible, especially in rural areas.

  Bert: Two paths toward our robot future.



Good jobs with good people

Religion News Service is hiring a full-time web developer.

MinnPost is hiring a development director.

INN's tech team is hiring a contract WordPress developer, and applications are open for spring 2015 apprenticeships.



Work we admire by our journalism peers

Our country now has a style guide. This week, 18F and the U.S. Digital Service published the U.S. Web Design Standards, and it's a great example of an open source pattern library and visual style guide.



Gather ye rosebuds

LISTEN: It's fall, which means it's time for The Cardigans.

COOK: Apple cake, enjoy with a glass of fresh cider.

WATCH: The X-Files official trailer dropped this week. We're cautiously excited.

GIF: Remote work lifestyle.