Interesting read on workplace culture!
Netflix’s built-in recommendation system is great at attempting to suggest movies you’d like, but sometimes you want a more critical opinion when picking out a movie. Netflix Rate is a Chrome extension that adds IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings directly to Netflix.
Next weekend, we’re bringing designers, developers, educators, and storytellers together to rethink our global relationship to energy. GOOD’s Hacking Energy Culture hackathon, organized by Senior UI Designer Doris Yee, will be held February 8 to February 10 at Maryland Institute College of Art.
If anyone is in the area, do this!
Searching for a way to use your code-slinging skills to help build a smarter government? Then try applying for round two of the White House’s Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, announced Tuesday. The Presidential Innovation Fellows Program calls upon a handful of innovators from a variety of fields to “help develop innovation solutions in areas of national significance,” per the White House’s blog post. The first round of Fellows launched a variety of projects, from open data initiatives to a sort of eBay for small business’ bids on government contracts. The next Fellows will work on those projects as well as a handful of new ones, including an “industrial Internet” and the pre-positioning of critical technology infrastructure ahead of a natural disaster. “We are looking for incredibly talented, entrepreneurial people from a diverse array of backgrounds and with a wide range of experiences,” wrote U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, pointing out that most but not all of the Fellowships require technology experience. (via The White House Is Looking for a Few Good Coders)
Looking for Page Up/Down on the Mac Keyboard??
Page UP: Shift + Space Bar or fn + up
Page DOWN: Space Bar or fn + down
An upgrade, years in the making…
When we imagined Tumblr more than seven years ago, we dreamed of offering creators a new canvas. Every post would be a raw look through the author’s eyes and mind. We imagined the interface disappearing as these subjects came to life.
For years, this vision was challenged by limits in browser technology and an increasingly daunting set of Tumblr features to support. But today, we take a huge step.
After months of careful crafting, we’ve reduced creation on Tumblr to its essence, while carrying over every single feature and making room for some BIG new ones (like completely customizable drag-and-drop photoset creation, faster uploads, and inline reblogging!). We can’t wait for you to try it.
The upgrades have started rolling out and will be available for everyone by the end of the weekend. Most of the bugs and omissions you’ve reported have already been fixed, but please let us know if you run in to any other issues!
Yay Tumblr upgrades! Very cool.