Thursday, September 26, 2013

XKCD picking a fight? :)


XKCD picking a fight? :)
"Functional programming combines the flexibility and power of abstract mathematics with the intuitive clarity of abstract mathematics."
http://xkcd.com/1270/

How Many People Are In Space Right Now?


http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I wanted to do this for a while! Thought it was unfair to talk about making steak all the time and not invite people.

I wanted to do this for a while! Thought it was unfair to talk about making steak all the time and not invite people.
Bring a +1 and a non-meat dish and some drinks.
events/c6ql2lu97h6aogi7c6i94sq6go8?authkey=CNbb1MC26NTQ7QE

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The New Super Mario Busters 2 - A Ghostbusters 2 / Super Mario Bros. Mashup


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JWCvjA6Wic

Opening of JSConf EU 2013 caught on video by Gilles Ruppert. Awesome energy in the room.

Opening of JSConf EU 2013 caught on video by Gilles Ruppert. Awesome energy in the room.
I always wanted to have these 1 cubic meter containers at a party and finally made it happen (aren't conferences really parties?). The 36 of them just stood in the room like ugly decoration and we told nobody why. It was only to the end of this clip that we turned them on for the first time. Seems like the effect worked wonderfully :)
JSConfEU 2013 Opening (1 minute)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WoQ4sJPGEw

Thursday, September 19, 2013

TIL about the lazyload and postpone attributes.

TIL about the lazyload and postpone attributes. Apparently this is in IE11 (to some degree CC Rey Bango) and Yandex is interested in implementing it for Blink.
Apparently the spec isn't quite ready yet, but nonetheless I'm super excited about exposing request priorities to the web platform
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webperf/raw-file/tip/specs/ResourcePriorities/Overview.html
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webperf/raw-file/tip/specs/ResourcePriorities/Overview.html

This may deserve a LOL.

This may deserve a LOL.
http://www.artfido.com/blog/nyc-artist-shows-us-what-famous-celebrities-would-look-like-as-normal-people/#.Ujc8a-Kstgk.facebook

Monday, September 16, 2013

Setting up the JSConf stage.


Setting up the JSConf stage.

Good bye Berlin. It was a blast.


Good bye Berlin. It was a blast.

One the of things one has to realize when running a large event (such as JSConf EU last weekend) is that things will...


One the of things one has to realize when running a large event (such as JSConf EU last weekend) is that things will go wrong all the time. It is impossible to change it – but the good thing if one manages those problems well, the audience never realizes things went wrong because they didn't know how it was supposed to be in the first place or you managed to make it go away really fast.
The attached picture is a great example of the latter case but also awesome science: A person was cleaning the glass table top and it suddenly disintegrated with a loud boom.
Does anyone have a good link for the underlying physics?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My little family conference JSConf in Berlin has an awesome stage this year.


My little family conference JSConf in Berlin has an awesome stage this year. The screen is 10 meters by 6 meters with a 21k ansi lumen projector and the cubes on the side are so called IBC containers (1 cubic meter) illuminated by LEDs.
Also check out the intro video JSConf EU 2013 Intro

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

If you ever go to Germany do not let yourself distract with the Bavarian atrocities like Bratwurst, Schnitzel and...


If you ever go to Germany do not let yourself distract with the Bavarian atrocities like Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Sauerkraut. Döner is what you want. I'm on a Mission to eat at least 7 on the 7 days I'm in Germany. This was #2 in the decomposed version: The Döner Teller from an upscale (As far as Döner places go) venue in Kreuzberg.

Love the new #manualawesome (Is that what we call it?) image editing tools.


Love the new #manualawesome  (Is that what we call it?) image editing tools. This black & white plus lots of grain is a perfect expression of how my brain feels after the second night of jet laggy 1 hour of sleep.

Monday, September 9, 2013

My most important advice in case you ever want to run your own conference: Get tape in the color of your logo!


My most important advice in case you ever want to run your own conference: Get tape in the color of your logo!
Leaving for Berlin and  2013.jsconf.eu tonight and getting super excited!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Today I'm providing this excellent entry point into the Wikipedia vortex free of charge. You're welcome!

Today I'm providing this excellent entry point into the Wikipedia vortex free of charge. You're welcome! 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrofoil 
#TheFirstShotIsAlwaysFree  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrofoil