No, I don’t like work. I had rather laze about and think of all the fine things that can be done. I don’t like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work, - the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself, not for others – what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means. — Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
38. Car density
It’s a real pain when you’re standing on the platform, and the car you always get on is full. So then you have to run to the next car, not knowing if it’s going to be full or not. And sometimes, you miss the train, causing even more tension & anger.
Live tracking, based on the weight of the cars, could determine this info. When you get to the platform, you can check the screen, and figure out where to stand. This results in better distribution of riders.
A poll from Fidelity Investments earlier this week found 70% of graduates had at least some debt, and the average was $35,200. That figure is higher in part because it includes debt owed to family and credit-card balances. (via Number of the Week: Class of 2013, Most Indebted Ever - Real Time Economics - WSJ)
SCIENCE FINDS - INDUSTRY APPLIES - MAN CONFORMS (via Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - Technology and Man’s Future (1972))
It was the sign that said the “Value of the Week” is “Integrity” that caught my eye. (via Guantanamo: The Tour | Freedom of the Press Foundation)
Bloomberg is now charging $24,000 a year for a single terminal subscription.
The closely held company doesn’t publicize its prices, which are the most expensive among financial data providers. But we’ve got our hands on what Bloomberg has charged going back to 2001, when the company had about 160,000 terminal subscribers and still trailed its greatest rival, Thomson Reuters. It’s now the market leader, with 315,000 subscribers. (via This is how much a Bloomberg terminal costs - Quartz)
People with more education, who on average have higher incomes, are often able to take paid time off; but less-economically advantaged parents are more likely to have to take that time unpaid. During the post-birth period, then, the economic gap widens.
Many less-advantaged parents can’t afford to take time off unpaid, so they keep working. But even this widens the gap because their salary is lower than the salary the richer person continues to receive during their paid time off of work. So the rich get paid more for staying home than the poor get for going to work. (via Parental Leave and Class Privilege)
the width of the average adult finger is about 11 millimeters (mm) wide, while a baby’s is 8 mm, and some basketball players have fingers wider than 19 mm (via Touch interaction design (Windows Store apps) (Windows))
(via Touch interaction design (Windows Store apps) (Windows))
(via Twitter / JLLLOW: This hurts to look at. RIP, …)
1. DIVs and SPANs are not buttons
2. If it navigates, it is a link. Use link markup with a valid hypertext reference
3. If it triggers an action, it is a button. Use a BUTTON element
4. If you don’t like how a button looks, style it with CSS. — Links are not buttons. Neither are DIVs and SPANs | Karl Groves