👁️ if you gaze into a sunburst chart long enough, the sunburst chart will also gaze back into you 👁️

Since reading this tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/ I can't seem to get the phrase "that’s just lazy programming" out of my head. Started rewriting some mildly inefficient code that was working fine out of guilt. We all know our weak spots..

Yay, the fantastic hand-drawn North American Continent by Anton Thomas is 99.9% complete, after four years of work (!). Can't wait to see this hanging on a wall nearby... antonthomasart.com/the-north-a

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RT @EFF@twitter.com: BREAKING: Worst possible outcome in the European Parliament copyright vote: MEPs vote for #uploadfilters , #linktax, a narrow #TDM exception for data-mining, no #freedomofpanorama—plus a new IP right for sports organizers.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EFF/status/1039845

Cross-posting my thread about the great WaPo hurricane tracker map
🐦🔗: twitter.com/driven_by_data/sta

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For those in and around Berlin this October and planning to attend InfoPlusConf and/or IEEE VIS, be sure to check out the 1-day speaker lineup at VIS on Monday Oct 22: visinpractice.org.

The VIS early bird registration deadline is this Friday Sept 7: ieeevis.org/year/2018/info/reg

surprisingly productive coding session while waiting in a doctors patient room. probably need to rethink our office layout...

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Started re-reading "Don't Make Me Think" to improve my rudimentary UI/UX design skills. any other (more recent) book recommendations?

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This ad pretends to be a phone's home screen and actually tries to get the device to vibrate as fake notifications come in. Thankfully, most browsers won't let it, but this kind of user-hostile attitude is exactly why people turn to ad blockers.

Is "Fear of missing out what's happening on other instances" a real thing on Mastodon?

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I made a flow chart of which #Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

#FAQ

Yes, let's please get rid of daylight saving time altogether! Summer time forever! europa.eu/rapid/press-release_

even the spinny globe animation starts at your hometown and then brings you right into places where things are considerably worse. really good!

A great way to break global warming down to the local impact: enter your hometown and the year you were born to get your own version of the story nytimes.com/interactive/2018/0

What is your favorite D3 choropleth map beginners tutorial?

Fascinating OTM episode about the world of Twitch and esports. Apparently that's what everyone is doing these days.. wnycstudios.org/story/on-the-m

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