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The first mood-altering wearable is almost here

“You already have the capabilities to be very relaxed and you also have the capabilities to be very energetic, so we’re just modulating that part of your brain.”

Personalizing Git with Aliases

Part of getting comfortable with the command line is making it your own. Small customizations, shortcuts, and time saving techniques become second nature once you spend enough time fiddling around in your terminal. Since Git is my Version...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Powerpoint Vulnerabilities

It's been already a week after the announcement of the CVE-2014-4114 vulnerability, and the tally of the exploiters have only increased.There are even files where the metadata has remained the same, which clearly shows that they have been copied from the original as in the case of Mirtec and Cueisfry (a trojan linked to Japanese-related APT attacks). Show More Summary

Beyond You

In client work, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our work lives beyond ourselves. Sometimes that means making sure the CMS can handle clients’ ever-changing business needs, or making sure it continually teaches its users. For clients...Show More Summary

RATs threatening democracy activists in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been in the headlines lately thanks to the Occupy central campaign (#occupycentral, #OccupyHK) and the umbrella revolution (#umbrellarevolution, #UmbrellaMovement). DPHK, Democratic Party Hong Kong and Alliance for True Democracy (ATD) are central players in this movement. Show More Summary

Rian van der Merwe on A View from a Different Valley: How to Do What You Love, the Right Way

Every time I start a new job I take my dad to see my office. He loves seeing where I work, and I love showing him. It’s a thing. As much as I enjoy this unspoken ritual of ours, there’s always a predictable response from my dad that serves as a clear indicator of our large generation gap. Show More Summary

Axiomatic CSS and Lobotomized Owls

At CSS Day last June I introduced, with some trepidation, a peculiar three-character CSS selector. Called the “lobotomized owl selector” for its resemblance to an owl’s vacant stare, it proved to be the most popular section of my talk. I...Show More Summary

The Specialized Web: Working with Subject-Matter Experts

The time had come for The Big Departmental Website Redesign, and my content strategist heart was all aflutter. Since I work at a research university, the scope wasn’t just the department’s site—there were also 20 microsites focusing on specific faculty projects. Show More Summary

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Nishant Kothary on the Human Web: The Politics of Feedback

“Were you going for ‘not classy’? Because if you were, that’s cool. This isn’t classy like some of your other work,” said my wife, glancing at a long day’s work on my screen. “Yep. That’s what I was going for!” I responded with forced cheer. Show More Summary

How the meme went mainstream

Once-obscure totems of Internet culture are now brand icons. Have memes outgrown the Internet?

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