Very awesome write-up about the art of taking knowledge and formulating it into an optimally learnable form. I already used several of these techniques intuitively but others are very interesting bits of neuroscience/psychology to know. I apply these kinds of concepts to distilling things down into Anki cards for long-term learning.
This is a very nice summary of the book 'A Guide to the Good Life' by William B. Irvine. I've been really into philosophy and developing emotional intelligence the past several months and it was an interesting read with great insights about life and how we experience it, as well as how our brains influence that experience.
Cool algorithm for detecting visually duplicate images and being able to tell in constant time if your database already contains a particular image. This will be very helpful for an app idea that I'm working on in my spare time.
This is an awesome video explaining Spotify's engineering culture. Definitely a great watch with lots of interesting concepts to consider. Looks like a very health environment for engineers at Spotify.
While this is a completely different way of thinking about building front-end applications, it's pretty interesting. It's definitely going to take some time for me to get used to it but I think this is a pretty cool thing to explore.
I love this imagining of a more readable Wikipedia design. It's definitely true that Wikipedia as it stands is horribly designed, with poor typography and overly cluttered sidebars. I'd really enjoy seeing something like this become a reality.
This will be taken down soon probably due to copyright, but this is a really handy tool. I use Google Play Music and it is very frustrating that the app is a second-class citizen on my computer. You can alleviate some of the issues with Chrome plugins that proxy the media keys through to the tab Google Music is open in, but even aside that I've found that the webapp is buggy in Chrome (at least). This desktop app (which is just a Webkit wrapper) has been performing perfectly for me, surprisingly.
This is an interesting concept for creating permalinks to places inside content that can change. When content such as online news articles changes, the relative position of sentences can change, causing naive links that point to, for example, the n-th paragraph of an article to become wrong. Emphasis is a cool idea for creating smarter permalinks that always point to the same content, even when an article has been drastically revised.