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Microsoft launches an Android tablet keyboard for Excel users

Microsoft Garage, the company’s project to surface tech experiments by its employees, has unveiled yet another Android app. This time around, it’s a keyboard optimized for use with Microsoft Excel on tablets. The layout in Keyboard for...Show More Summary

Work On 750 MW Solar Power Project In India Progressing Well

The Indian government is planning an excellent gift for the nation on its 69th Independence Day next year. The Solar Energy Corporation of India is working to have the first phase of what is being dubbed as the world’s largest solar power project commissioned by 15th August 2016. Show More Summary

Vanilla Ice Arrested, Helping Police Find Stolen Property: Is ‘The Vanilla Ice Project’ DIY Network Show In Jeopardy?

Vanilla Ice might be best known for his “Ice, Ice Baby” days as a rapper and excellent dancer, but on February 18, Vanilla Ice was arrested for burglarizing a home, reports TMZ. Vanilla Ice — whose real name is Robert Van Winkle — was...Show More Summary

Humble Subterranean Press Bundle: Pay What You Want For a Lot of Great Stuff

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Most of you know that I do a lot of work with Subterranean Press, because they do an excellent job with my limited and/or off-the-wall projects. They are some of my favorite people to work with, and I’m not alone in this assessment:Show More Summary

The best view yet of Apple's new 'Spaceship' campus that's beginning to take shape (AAPL)

Construction is well underway for Apple's new circular "Spaceship" campus, and a recent drone flyover gives us an excellent look at the project's progress. The futuristic Apple Campus 2 is designed by Norman Foster's firm, Foster + Partners,...Show More Summary

In the 21st Century, project management for parents

I’ve just read an excellent book on the surprising anomaly of modern parenting called All Joy and No Fun. It’s by the writer Jennifer Senior who we’ve featured a few times on Mind Hacks for her insightful pieces on the social mind. In All Joy and No Fun she looks at how the modern model […]

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

last monthHumor : 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

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

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

2 months 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

2 months agoHobbies / 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

4 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 […]

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