Saturday, January 18, 2014


"a fast and fully-featured autocomplete library"

a complementary tool to bootstrap 3, also from Twitter
(it used to be integrated in bootstrap 2, now is a separate tool)

typeahead.js – examples

modes (can be combined!)
  • local
  • prefetch 
  • remote

CSS3: Text shadows

Mastering CSS3: Text shadows @ MSDN
text-shadow: 0 0 2px 3px yellow,
             0 0 2px 6px orange,
             0 0 2px 9px red,
             0 0 2px 12px lime,
             0 0 2px 15px blue,
             0 0 2px 18px violet;

12 Fun CSS Text Shadows You Can Copy and Paste | Design Shack

ideas: Tribes Leadership

Seth Godin: The tribes we lead | Video on

Can Ordinary People Become Leaders? : NPR

Seth Godin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Seth Godin's TEDTalk

So three questions I'd offer you. 
  • The first one is, who exactly are you upsetting? Because if you're not upsetting anyone, you're not changing the status quo. 
  • The second question is, who are you connecting? Because for a lot of people, that's what they're in it for: the connections that are being made, one to the other. 
  • And the third one is, who are you leading? Because focusing on that part of it -- not the mechanics of what you're building,but the who, and the leading part -- is where change comes.

What would happen if, when you're using your Kindle, you could see the comments and quotes and notes from all the other people reading the same book as you in that moment. Or from your book group. Or from your friends, or from the circle you want. What would happen if authors, or people with ideas could use version two, which comes out on Monday, and use it to organize people who want to talk about something.

Discourse - Buy:
it is so far deployed on 2 web sites....

podcast interview: Discourse and The Art of Discussion with Jeff Atwood on the Hanselminutes

Salman Khan - Harvard Business Review

Salman Khan - Harvard Business Review:
"In the traditional academic model, you’re passive. You sit in a chair, and the teacher tries to project knowledge at you; some of it sticks, some of it doesn’t. That’s not an effective way to learn. Worse, it creates a mind-set of “you need to teach me,” so when you’re on your own, you think, “I can’t learn.” Anyone in any industry will tell you there’s new stuff to learn every week these days. So you have to say, “What information and people do I have at my disposal? What questions do I need to ask? How do I gauge whether I’ve really understood it?”"

podcast interview: Salman Khan on the Online Learning Revolution - HBR IdeaCast - Harvard Business Review

Silicon Valley Culture & Power

How Silicon Valley Became The Man - Justin Fox - Harvard Business Review:
interview with Fred Turner a professor of communications at Stanford, is the author of a book: From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism.

MCL - a cluster algorithm for graphs

MCL - a cluster algorithm for graphs:
Four iterands of MCL visualized

Map projections illustrated with a face

Map projections illustrated with a face:
Map projection with a face

Global Connectivity Statistics, January 2014

Social, Digital & Mobile Around The World (January 2014)