Arthur's tidbits

Arthur's tidbits

Making Your Site Printable

The push for responsive web design has helped web developers consider how the sites they develop can adapt to different devices, including sizes, screen resolu…

Shapecatcher: Draw the Unicode character you want!

Old but gold.

The Subtle Magic Behind Why the Bootstrap 3 Grid Works

Why does the Bootstrap 3 grid work the way it does? There’s some clever magic going on, and understanding why Bootstrap is built the way it is will clear up a…

Optimising for 60fps everywhere

With the latest update to GoSquared we set ourselves the target of achieving a smooth 60 frames per second for all the core UI and animation, across all devices.

Optimize for readability first

Nowadays when someone uses the word optimization they usually mean optimization for execution time, unless they’ve explicitly stated that they are going to optimize for GPU memory consumption, network traffic, etc.

The Restart Page - Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems

Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems.

haggen/autoareasize.js

Works perfectly on most modern browsers.

Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

And that’s why we are a generation of super humans.

Inspecting Yosemite's Icons

Last month Apple released a preview of their new operating system, OS X Yosemite. Following the visual refresh in iOS 7, Yosemite features a significant visual change. Apple has added the familiar blur and translucent materials, a cleaner looking user interface, a new system font and updated icons…

"Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction" - Microsoft Research

Like Sci-Fi ? Then this video will ruin it for you.

Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain

Zapping an area deep in our brains turns off consciousness – suggesting this is where perceptions are bound together into a cohesive experience…

The Birth of the Universe and the Origin of Laws of Physics

Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. He spoke at Cornell as a 2014 Messenger Lecturer, April 28-May…

Cockroaches live in a democracy

Cockroaches govern themselves in a very simple democracy where each insect has equal standing and group consultations precede decisions that affect the entire group, indicates a new study…

Don't Just Learn to Code, Learn How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Recently, there’s been much debate over whether or not everyone should learn to code. Software engineer Yevgeniy Brikman says that this is the wrong question: there’s a huge difference between learning programming and learning computer science, which is the more valuable skill…

How to destroy Programmer Productivity

The following image about programmer productivity making its rounds on the internet: As Homer Simpson might say, it’s funny because it’s true. I haven’t figured out the secret to being productive…