Planet Chris

Posts from people I like written today, yesterday, and the day before.

Today — Tue, 26 Sep 2017

Off to New York and Vancouver

Marc Thiele — 

Sitting at the airport in Düsseldorf waiting for my flight to Frankfurt to connect to New York. Am in New York until Friday, before leaving for Vancouver until Tuesday. Reason for going is an event by my long time partners at Shopify called “A Day with Shopify”, which they started last year in Bristol and run in several cities around the world now. Looking forward to also use this chance to catch up with a few friends.

Yesterday — Mon, 25 Sep 2017

2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival

Rob Weychert — 

I’ve just returned from my ninth Ottawa International Animation Festival since 1998, and my first since 2010. I only got a weekend pass this time, rather than doing the full five days, but I still managed to cram in 10 screenings. This also the first time I’ve attended the fest by myself, which enabled me to document it in greater detail than I have in the past. What follows are my notes on nearly all of the films in this year’s competition, with links to trailers (or full ...

Short Trip

Andy Baio — 

absurdly charming hand-drawn train journey; hold left or right to move

Video Game Console Emulator

David Walsh — 

Want to take your retro gaming to the next level? Learn how to create a RetroPie gaming station on Raspberry Pi with a graphical guide! Like most American children of the 1980s and 1990s, I spent a good amount of time playing video games with my friends.  My first console was the original Nintendo (NES), then the first Sega console, then onto t he Nintendo 64 (the best gaming system ever created), the GameCube (disappointing), wii (initially awesome but games never came), and so on....

WeWork La Fayette Co-Working Space – Design Milk

Meagan Fisher — 

Never thought I’d want to visit Paris again just to work there, but this gorgeous WeWork space would be worth the trip. Source: WeWork La Fayette Co-Working Space Gives Nod to the 1920s – Design Milk ...

Exploring Animation And Interaction Techniques With WebGL (A Case Study)

Smashing Magazine — 

    Two years ago, I decided to start a series of short WebGL experiments on Codepen. Earlier this year, I finally found the time to compile them all together on a single website named "Moments of Happiness". Since its incarnation, I’ve found ways to explore and learn different animation and interaction techniques, which I’ve implemented in these interactive toys. As you'll see, the gameplay is very different in e...

What we need from Apple to make standalone Apple Watch podcast apps

Marco Arment — 

The Apple Watch desperately needs standalone podcast playback, especially with the LTE-equipped Series 3, which was designed specifically for exercising without an iPhone. Believe me, I’ve tried. But limitations in watchOS 4 make it impossible to deliver standalone podcast playback with the basic functionality and quality that people expect. Deal-breaker: Progress sync Unlike on iOS, Watch apps aren’t allowed to play audio in the background and continue running.1 The only way...

The Day Before — Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Writing Well about Terrible People

Erin Kissane — 

This morning, I set myself the task of turning my response to a New York Times article into something less ephemeral and annoying than a tweetstorm. I gave myself one hour to do it, which mostly meant not letting myself spend another two hours adding more links. I have a lot of feelings, and I’m not going to talk about any of them. Let’s assume, for a moment, that men who use pseudo-science to question the genetic fitness of their female colleagues are appropriate subjects for b...

Modern Holographic Foil and Enamel Pin Wedding Invitations

Meagan Fisher — 

Not sure it’s Andrew’s style but I would TOTALLY be down for some shimmering holographic wedding invites. Source: Modern Holographic Foil and Enamel Pin Wedding Invitations...