Nerd Alert 56: Found this in the junk drawer


What we're reading this week

  Adam: Writing consistent frontend code is hard. And it’s even harder with a team. Brad Frost has a helpful list of questions to ask yourself (and your team) to ensure you’re all on the same page.

  Ben: If-less programming is an interesting idea.

  David: Session videos from the awesome CSSDay conference I attended in December are now on YouTube! I recommend Jonathan Snook’s keynote and Lynn Fisher’s pure CSS illustration session.

  Jack: During any election season, we would be wise to treat campaign ads with a degree of skepticism. But how can journalists fact-check the 4.4 billion dollars worth of political TV ads projected for 2016? The Internet Archive wants to make it easy to see who’s lying.

  Kaeti: Today is my last day at INN, so I thought I’d revisit two of my favorite things that we made this year. The first is our manifesto, a living document of our values and how we work. The second is how we redesigned INN in 60 days. It’s been a joy to work with this team, and I’m sure you’ll see me here again soon as a guest contributor. <3

  Ryan: An old article, but an important article: the absolute minimum every developer should know about Unicode and character sets. (h/t @eads)

  Bert: "If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port..."


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Our projects, manifest

This week, we released Largo v0.5.4 with a slew of improvements to navigation and social sharing tools. See the release notes for a full list of changes.


Good jobs with good people

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Gather ye rosebuds

LISTEN: The Velvet Voice sings The Glow of Love.

EAT: This weekend, pull out the slow cooker for braised beef short ribs.

DRINK: Recipes you may actually have all the ingredients to make.

Take the next two days off. You've earned it.