Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of July 27th…
Like the idea behind services like Uber, Lyft, and all the other "sharing economy" apps? Give a listen to "Instaserfs", a three-episodes show from the "Theory Of Everything" podcast, and get a feel for what its like to be one of those services' "independant contrators".
Contributed by Max Chiriac over the course of July 21st…
ZNAPS -The $9 Magnetic Adapter for your mobile devices
Mag-safe convenience for your smartphone.
Contributed by Max Chiriac over the course of July 20th…
Solar Paper, the world's thinnest and lightest solar charger
World's first solar charger that can be placed inside your note or planner. It is a paper thin and ultra light weight solar charger
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of July 17th…
Coda for iOS
Panic has updated Diet Coda to 2.0, calling it "Coda for iOS", and its a hell of an updated! Works on iPhones and iPads, a full featured SSH client, local and remote file managers, sync your sites with your desktop app... and all for ten bucks! Or if you already have Diet Coda, its a free update O_O
A brilliant idea that I'm amazed no one ever thought of before: a hands-free wheelchair controlled with body direction, like a Segway.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt and Max Chiriac over the course of July 15th…
12 Little-Known CSS Facts - The Sequel
SitePoint editor Louis Lazaris has a fun list of things CSS does that you might not know. Most aren't that practical, but it is still pretty nifty.
Sneeze the dragon
This is a pretty awesome bit of code.
To a tea - create your own blend of custom tea
This is like Lego for tea
jQuery 3.0 and jQuery Compat 3.0 Alpha Versions Released
Read about upcoming changes to jQuery library in next major release.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of July 14th…
Another emergency Flash patch
This is a new patch to cover issues discovered since the patch last week. If you have Flash version 22.214.171.124 or earlier (and if you haven't patched today, you do), its highly recommended you update your version now.
The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle
The New Yorker does a great piece on earthquakes and what the next earthquake could do from Vancouver to Los Angeles.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of July 13th…
- Batman Vs Superman, comic-con trailer
- Ash Vs Evil Dead, comic-con trailer
- Star Wars, comic-con reel
Mexico's Soda Tax Is Working. The US Should Learn From It
WIRED reviews what the Mexican government has done in imposing a ten percent tax on sugary beverages across their country. Canada should follow suit.
The Globe and Mail tries to balance reinvention and familiarity in its new app
The Canadian newspaper’s new iOS app tried to embrace mobile as a unique platform. Users hated it. Now the company is trying to respond to user feedback while embracing a new digital strategy.
Facebook CSO wants to set a date to kill Flash
Alex Stamos, the recently appointed chief security officer at Facebook, has called on software company Adobe to announce an "end-of-life date for Flash." It probably has a lot to do with the newly discovered 0-day attack, just days after the last one was discovered and patched.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Stadiums
While I love the fact that Winnnipeg has the Jets back, there is no way taxpayers should be paying anything for sports teams in their cities. John Oliver runs down some of the insanity.
Bloom County 2015
After 25 years, Berkeley Breathed is returning to his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, "Bloom County."
- Suicide Squad, comic-con first look
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of July 9th…
- One-Minute Time Machine
Graphic designer Molly Woodward has created a website that seeks to document the vanishing signs of urban typography.
Wow. Upload a YouTube link to a song, or an MP3, or search their library and you get the chords in the song. Awesome.
Three takeaways for web developers after two weeks of painfully slow internet
A terrific reminder that LOTS of the planet does not have high speed access to the internet. Good reminders for testing during development as well.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of July 8th…
Adobe Flash exploit that was leaked by Hacking Team goes wild; patch now!
The vulnerability is cataloged as CVE-2015-5119 and is active in Flash versions 126.96.36.199 and earlier. Users who rely on Flash should install the update immediately... and may also want to experiment with uninstalling Flash altogether.
Flash Player Help
If you want to check your Flash player version in your browser use the above URL from Adobe.
Visual Lizard specializes in providing programming to our clients. We are currently working on many different types of projects including web and application development.
You will be responsible for developing and maintaining web application code. You will be asked to develop custom code for web applications in CSS, xHTML, PHP and you will be using MySQL primarily for data storage. There will also be iOS and Android app development tasks.
Does this sound like you?
The ideal candidate:
- loves to learn
- takes immense pride in what they do
- can solve problems and enjoys doing so on a daily basis
- is able to multitask on the short-term jobs and focus in for long term projects
- manages their time effectively
- thinks wrestling matches with CoreData are fun!
- has examples of work they have done and is proud to show us the code
- can communicate effectively with clients when the need arises
- believes that the web is for everything and everyone
- knows what version control is
- has previous application development experience on the CakePHP framework
- is not intimidated by the command line interface
- sleeps and dreams in CSS
- has laid out their kitchen using models, views, and controllers
- has a playlist that features Jolene by Dolly Parton followed by Little Monster from Royal Blood
- enjoys an open office environment
- has a sketchbook nearby at all times
- At least one year of programming experience (PHP/MySQL is a must)
- Knowledge of Web Standards
- Experience in HTML, HTML 5, CSS, PHP (CakePHP framework knowledge a bonus), MySQL, DOMScripting, XMLHttpRequest, XML
- Is aware of XCode and the Swift programming language
- Familiar with standard graphics packages such as Photoshop and Illustrator
- Has experience working with content management systems and can bend them to your will
This is a full time position with a 3 month probation period and can start as soon as you can. Salary is commensurate with your qualifications. We also offer competitive benefits packages and provide hardware/software.
Please apply with resume or an online portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 17, 2015. We look forward to meeting you!
The Team at Visual Lizard
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Julian Moffatt over the course of July 6th…
Safari is the new IE 2: Revenge of the Linkbait
After his original article went viral, Nolan Lawson writes a follow-up on his Safari thoughts and the feedback.
Paul Irish Perf Audits the Reddit Mobile site
The Strange and Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit
This is a terrific read on so many levels.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of July 3rd…
Reddit Moderators Shutting Down Popular Sections In Protest
Victoria Taylor, a popular user on Reddit and the person who acted as the main facilitator for its "Ask Me Anything" question-and-answer sessions, was dismissed by the company. Her sudden departure, moderators say, leaves them unable to effectively set up and run AMA sessions.
You Are Free To Crowdfund
In court papers, Kickstarter said that Camelio had a patent he said Kickstarter was infringing, and Camello intended to sue. This week, Camelio, who founded ArtistShare in 2003, had his patent invalidated in an order published Monday, four years after his dispute with Kickstarter began.
Safari Is The New Internet Explorer
In an op-ed on Ars Technica, Nolan Lawson belives that, in the modern web browser ecosphere, Safari has become the new IE. "In recent years, Apple’s strategy toward the Web can most charitably be described as 'benevolent neglect.'"
Less Than 80%
"Your Apple One Year Limited Warranty or AppleCare Protection Plan includes replacement coverage for a defective battery. If you purchased an AppleCare Protection Plan for your Mac notebook with a non-removable battery, Apple will replace the notebook battery at no charge if it retains less than 80 percent of its original capacity. If you do not have coverage, you can have the battery replaced for a fee."
LEGO Store Polo Park, Now Open
The Denmark-based toy manufacturer has offically opened on the second level of Polo Park Shopping Centre today (Friday).