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Created Feb 24, 2020
Visual Studio Code Settings Sync Gist
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Created Sep 8, 2018 — forked from vikramrojo/
An intuitive evaluation criteria

Usable Interface

Derived from various usability literature, these 8 usability inspection criteria are meant to be used in critiques and evaluations of web applications.

💰 Affordance

Adaptation of an application features to a user’s changing needs

Requirements Provision

  • The set of features offered by the system satisfies the needs and requirements of users


Comments on tone and style:

  • Never apologize in a design brief
  • keep it succinct
  • Do not talk about design features that do not have a direct correlation with a problem


Definition: A design report documents the solution to a unique problem.


What I Wish I'd Known About Equity Before Joining A Unicorn

Disclaimer: This piece is written anonymously. The names of a few particular companies are mentioned, but as common examples only.

This is a short write-up on things that I wish I'd known and considered before joining a private company (aka startup, aka unicorn in some cases). I'm not trying to make the case that you should never join a private company, but the power imbalance between founder and employee is extreme, and that potential candidates would

View Tiny Design Hack: Write JavaScript-less, Dynamic Tooltip Text with CSS.markdown

Pass in tooltip text with pseudo classes and the content: ''; property. The text changes with the parent's, in this case the button's, hover and active and focus states.

***Caveat: A user has to click out of button focus state for text to change back.

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plainspace / Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup—Stanford, Spring 2012

Peter Thiel's CS183: Startup - Class 1 Notes Essay

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 1 of CS183: Startup. Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Peter’s entirely.

CS183: Startup—Notes Essay—The Challenge of the Future

Purpose and Preamble

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plainspace / Contract Killer
Created Oct 8, 2015 — forked from malarkey/Contract Killer
The latest version of my ‘killer contract’ for web designers and developers
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Contract Killer

The popular open-source contract for web designers and developers by Stuff & Nonsense

  • Originally published: 23rd December 2008
  • Revised date: October 8th 2015
  • Original post

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Created Sep 27, 2015 — forked from kevinelliott/
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Setup

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Custom recipe to get OS X 10.10 Yosemite running from scratch, setup applications and developer environment. I use this gist to keep track of the important software and steps required to have a functioning system after a semi-annual fresh install. On average, I reinstall each computer from scratch every 6 months, and I do not perform upgrades between distros.

This keeps the system performing at top speeds, clean of trojans, spyware, and ensures that I maintain good organizational practices for my content and backups. I highly recommend this.

You are encouraged to fork this and modify it to your heart's content to match your own needs.

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