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Best moment: When Digby gets the giant stick out of the water... haha, that was hilarious (yeah, I'm a dog lover ....)
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u and i have allot in common i love dogs too and i am trying to learn to code
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I'm sorry but this is absolutely the stupidest argument I have ever heard in favor of privacy.

Mr. Greenwald: The reason people don't email you (or anyone else) their passwords is because they don't want you to steal their identity, or do stuff with their accounts that you shouldn't be doing (like, oh I don't know, sending an email pretending to be them?).

This talk has nothing to do with privacy.

I can't believe anyone would be taken in by this garbage.

(Don't get me wrong here, I'm not advocating government spying, I'm just saying this is not an argument in favour of privacy, this is just nonsense.)
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I wrote a post introducing some cool libraries that use HTML5's Web Audio API → http://www.sitepoint.com/5-libraries-html5-audio-api/

Definitely check out the one used for pedals.io.
A detailed look at 5 different libraries you can use that take advantage of HTML5 audio APIs to facilitate the manipulation of sound for games and apps.
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A brand new study on the potential negative effects of a desk job. Here's a quote:

"A growing body of research is finding that sitting down for extended periods may be one of the most dangerous things we do and that the mere act of standing up - rather than doing physical exercise - is perhaps the best antidote."

http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/stand-up-for-your-health-1.1481627#.UUolxRzqnh4

And if you like that, then you also might be interested in this article I wrote a while back:

http://www.impressivewebs.com/health-tips-for-web-developers/
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For those interested in a regular feed of CSS-related links, I've been adding stuff regularly to my "CSS Network" page:

http://www.impressivewebs.com/css-network/
Various external hand-picked links to CSS-based content from around the web. Subscribe via RSS.
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Wow, here's a new view of JavaScript and the web platform. Check out this comment posted on this infoworld article:

http://www.infoworld.com/t/html5/mark-zuckerbergs-opinion-of-html5-meaningless-202460#comment-653311424

Part of it says:

"Javascript SUCKS as a programming language. There isn't one redeeming quality about it. If you use it in a team or inherit code you're almost always going to have crap. Variables with multiple values in it and functions that return different types because the developer thought it was a good idea."

I don't know if I have the technical ability to respond to that. Anyone have any thoughts/retorts?
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For the record, here is Ben's own article explaining what happened on that show:

https://web.archive.org/web/20120624010129/http://www.benjaminearl.com/category/penn-teller/

Here's the pertinent quote:

"Yes I can do this with any ‘shuffled deck of cards’ at any time, and yes,  Teller shuffled the deck of cards so I didn’t know the order of the deck until I spread it out (Teller’s shuffle was cut from the final edit).  In fact I can even find several sets of four of a kind all without looking at my hands…but this would be showing off. The entire system is based on a set of skills that can overcome any combination without ever having to look at the hands, I call it ‘Deadflow’ and is something which is very difficult to do. It is possible to teach the skills to another magician but it would take days of teaching, note taking and months of practice. The entire process is improvised from memory so every time it is different using all kinds of techniques, revelations and subtleties.  However, the result is always the same and cannot be explained by the words ‘false shuffle’. On the night the deck was in a terrible condition which resulted in me having to subtly improvise glimpses, normally I never need to glimpse."
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If you're interested, I've put all the JavaScript tips from Web Tools Weekly in an e-book that you can buy for $5:

http://www.impressivewebs.com/javascript-dom-tips-tricks-techniques-ebook/

Of course, all that content is available for free in the archive, but the e-book includes EPUB and MOBI formats, if you want to read it offline on a tablet or something.

Here's the latest issue with the details and some more cool tools for front-end developers:

http://webtoolsweekly.com/archives/issue-85/
This e-book package is a collection of 70 tips and techniques, each originally published in individual releases of Web Tools Weekly, a newsletter geared towards front-end developers. Buy Now for $5 (via PayPal). The book is rendered via Leanpub, but I'm selling it through Pulley.
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The latest issue of Web Tools Weekly:

http://webtoolsweekly.com/archives/issue-15/

For those who haven't checked it out yet, each issue starts with a quick tip (usually JavaScript) and then there's a categorized list of tools aimed at front-end developers.
Issue #15 (Skip to the tools section below) Although we commonly think of Internet Explorer when we consider old browsers that prevent us from using certain features, this was, to some extent, also true of older versions of Firefox, before that browser began auto-updating.
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For those who don't know yet, my latest project is a weekly newsletter (that's new, huh?) for front-end developers that's focused on tools:

http://webtoolsweekly.com/

I hope it will fit in nicely with the rest of the weeklies/dailies/monthlies. First issue should be sent out some time next week.
A weekly newsletter for front-end develoeprs with a specific focus on tools.
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Seems there's been some good criticism regarding image sliders and carousels lately:

http://www.nngroup.com/articles/auto-forwarding/
http://bradfrostweb.com/blog/post/carousels/

And there's also this older post:

http://conversionxl.com/dont-use-automatic-image-sliders-or-carousels-ignore-the-fad/

That last one has a ton of good quotes and links to other articles, so well worth checking out.
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A really great, comprehensive and in-depth guide to using CSS transitions for creating animated visual effects on your web design by +Louis Lazaris. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/html5/articles/using-css3-transitions-a-comprehensive-guide.html
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