INSANE video: Yesterday’s fatal airplane crash in Afghanistan caught on dash cam. (Warning: brutal.) More context here.
WHAT THE WHAT
I Am Stereoblind, But the 3DS Lets Me See the World as Others See It
I cried the first time I held a Nintendo 3DS. The experience was a revelation that I’ll not soon forget, and even if everyone stopped making games for it tomorrow, my blue 3DS XL is not going anywhere. That little machine is a window into a part of human experience that most people take for granted, but which is otherwise inaccessible to me.
Pretty fascinating to think about being stereoblind in the first place, much less achieving awareness of an extra dimension from a $200 plastic gadget.
CSS preprocessors are (mostly) a waste of time
LESS and SASS are supposedly some hot shit, letting you do some fancy JS-like logic straight from your CSS. But is it really worth the fuss?
Some thoughts I posted today on our company blog:
When you factor in all the time spent becoming proficient in these, reconfiguring your workflow to incorporate them, getting your clients and freelance developers bought in and integrated, actually building the preprocessor-specific logic, and then the extra care needed to reverse-engineer the preprocessor-generated CSS during testing, I seriously doubt most people using them are actually saving any net time.
Anyone have thoughts on this?
What the heck is going on? New recent albums after long hiatuses from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, and Boards of Canada and now Neutral Milk Hotel is reuniting for a tour? Jesus H Musical Christmas.
They’re kicking it off in Athens, of course. Which is now a convenient 1.5 hour drive. 🙂