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Sundance 2015: Who Is Going to Break Out At The Year’s First Big Festival?

If you’re attending the Sundance Film Festival (or just paying attention to excellent coverage of the festival, much like you would find right here at Film School Rejects, cough cough), you’re most likely looking for new projects, people, and productions to get excited about. Show More Summary

The First ‘Historical Thesaurus of English’ Contains Almost Every English Word From Old English to Present Day

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

An example of results for the word “excellent” The Historical Thesaurus of English Project, started in 1965 by British historical linguist Michael Samuels, works to chart “the semantic development of the huge and varied vocabulary of English.” After 44 years of research and collaboration primarily at the University of Glasgow, a print edition of the […]

Partners At Teehan+Lax, The Design Firm Behind Medium, Join Facebook

Facebook’s Design team has picked up the partners from Teehan+Lax, the Toronto design firm responsible for the good looks and excellent UX high-profile tech startup projects including Medium. Partners and select staff small firm will...Show More Summary

Build a Custom Photoshop Swatch from an Image

4 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : BittBox

Advertise here with BSA Sampling from a photo is an excellent way to pull colors for painting, digital design, or any creative project. However manually sampling each color is time-intensive and only useful when you really need a precise color match. Otherwise it’s a whole lot easier to build new swatches dynamically through Photoshop. I’ll be showing you how […]

Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels Again (+ Other Solar News)

Here’s more solar fun for some lazy Sunday (or Monday after Christmas) reading. Enjoy! Solar $$ Solar Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels For New Chilean Projects? UK Solar Installations Still Offer Excellent ROI Peer-to-Peer Financing For Residential...Show More Summary

Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

last monthHobbies / Crafts : Craftster

Looking for a fun project to do with family and friends when they come into town? Why not have a day of Japanese Shibori Dyeing. AlwaysInMyRoom has an excellent tutorial on this time honored tradition. You can teach the kids about this traditional dyeing technique while making last minute gifts. No two pieces will be […]

On Seattle’s Policy Catastrophe

djw has been on this for a while, but as a supplement David Roberts has an excellent summary of Seattle’s monumentally stupid tunnel project. Whenever you choose an option that is by far the 1)riskiest, 2)most expensive, and 3)least potentially useful of the available options, you might as well go all the way and make […]

Looking for excellent App Developers with Vision and Passion

I am working on a major chess in education project. I am looking for excellent app developers (iOS and Android) who are creative and passionate about this area. I want to make a difference for kids worldwide. My #1 goal is to help more kids develop important skills for life and their future. Show More Summary

Dropbox launches Microsoft Office collaboration features for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Windows and Mac

Dropbox today launched its much-anticipated Project Harmony functionality, which brings collaboration tools to Microsoft Office desktop applications. Now known simply as ‘the Dropbox badge,’ the new feature is rolling out today to the Dropbox for Business early access program. For background, Dropbox first announced Project Harmony in April, describing it as a layer on top […]

Retox released a split w/ Narrows, touring w/ Whores; Botch "won't say never" regarding a reunion

Retox Retox, the ripping punk project of The Locust's Justin Pearson, and heavy noise rockers Whores are set to hit the road together in eearly 2015. That excellent double bill hits NYC on February 21 at Saint Vitus. TIckets for...

Help wanted

3 months agoAcademics : The Endeavour

I’m looking for people to help with some miscellaneous tasks. I don’t expect one person to do everything, but if you’re excellent at any of the following and interested in small projects please let me know. CSS / responsive design WordPress customization Emacs customization Advanced LaTeX Data cleaning and visualization Python (miscellaneous automation scripts) I […]

Social research is not the same as health research: Macartan Humphreys gives new guidelines for ethics in social science research

In reaction to the recent controversy about a research project that interfered with an election in Montana, political scientist Macartan Humphreys shares some excellent ideas on how to think about ethics in social science research: Social...Show More Summary

Guest Post: Standardized Work is for Leaders, Not Just Assembly Lines

Mark’s note: Today’s post is by David Meier, a former Toyota group leader, and co-author of the excellent books The Toyota Way Fieldbook and Toyota Talent: Developing Your People the Toyota Way. He is currently working on a project to renovate and re-open a Kentucky distillery. I’ve learned a ton from David and I’m happy […]

New Hampshire Liberty Forum

Registration for the next New Hampshire Liberty Forum is now open. It will take place March 5-8, 2015 in Manchester, N.H. Sponsored by the Free State Project, the Forum is an excellent opportunity to find out what is going on in the burgeoning liberty movement in New Hampshire. At this year’s forum, in addition to […]

DIY the Trend: 8 DIY Projects With Dalmatian Dots

Dalmatian Dots in interiors has been a trend for a bit of time now — and it's easy to see why. It's much less rigid than a more strict dot look, and the dalmatian dot is also excellent in another way: its casual nature works great for folks without a lot of DIY skill or patience. Show More Summary

Update: What Do The Duckhead Drill Results Mean For Beadell?

By The Investment Doctor: Beadell Resources (OTCPK:BDREF) has released another batch of excellent drill results at its high-grade Duckhead open pit on the Tucano gold project in Brazil. The company intersected 32 meters of in excess of 1oz/t gold, including not less than 7 meters of in excess of 4 ounces of gold per tonne. Show More Summary

Awesome Stuff: Great Graphics

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

My mind has been taken up by a lot of design projects lately, so for this week's awesome stuff we're looking at some excellent graphic design from the world of crowdfunding. Historic Robotic Spacecraft Though the majority of what we write about here at Techdirt is earthbound technology, I know there are plenty of space enthusiasts in our audience. Show More Summary

Complete Preview for the Boston Bruins' 2014-15 Season

The Boston Bruins have been consistently excellent the past four seasons; their point totals over that time (projecting 2013 for 82 games) are 103, 102, 106 and 117 last season. Only the Pittsburgh Penguins have more points over that...Show More Summary

Artist Daniella Urdinlaiz Illustrates Why Your Dog Licks Your Face

Among her many illustration projects, Brooklyn artist Daniella Urdinlaiz has been churning out illustrated stories for Tapestry's Drawing the News feature on Digg, and they are uniformly excellent. After the timely "How To Stay CoolShow More Summary

Call for Submissions: 3rd Annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

Environmental Leader announces the third annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, a program which recognizes excellence in the areas of environmental and sustainability management by awarding Top Product/Project of the Year status to those that receive a top score from a panel of distinguished judges, headed by a coordinator from LNS Research. Last year’s […]

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