2021#24 Readings3 minutes read | 461 words by Ruben Berenguel
This is a light edition.
I have been somewhat tired lately and have skipped reading anything “dense”.
LiveGraph: real-time data fetching at Figma
This is a significant amount of work put into a project. I wonder if we’ll see it in use outside of Figma, otherwise would be a big waste.
Jon Ingold on translating archeology into video games
I have been following Jon (and shared some talks from him here) and Inkle since they released Sorcery! for iOS. Always great seeing him appear places.
CookLang: recipe markup language
I like custom languages. And cooking, so this looks great, now if only Paprika 3 had CookLang exports!
It looks like a product but is secretly a subscription
This was an interesting take into product models. I loved the last phrase at the end:
The average user prints exactly one colour page during the lifetime of their colour printer. It is usually the test page.
After a Year of ‘Rampant’ Cheating, Elite Bridge Tries to Clean Up
If you can play and there’s money, there will be cheaters.
What the Hell Is ‘Right-Clicker Mentality’?
NFTs don’t make any sense.
Jony Ive’s first major design since leaving Apple is unexpected
Very. And beautiful. Compare with the last article on this list.
Coordination Headwind - How Organizations Are Like Slime Molds
This is one of the best presentations I have seen this year.
“This project will only take 2 hours”
I have been exploring minimal projects, and “Y can be done in X time units” is always wrong for any X, Y and time unit.
Introducing Amazon S3 shuffle in AWS Glue
Seems to be only available for Glue workers 😕
Design systems as knowledge graphs
Sometimes, though, transclusion is not good enough for documentation and is just adding unnecessary complexity from the outset (I use Obsidian).
V&A · William Morris And Wallpaper Design
I love Morris' designs (also Owen Jones, I like geometric patterns as you can see by my constant use of Dresser’s images).