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Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for vector drawing programs aside from for drawing diagrams, mockups, wireframes, icons — basically any kind of design asset.

I may give a try, but I would prefer something open source that stores it’s files in an open format like . Not something that exports to SVG, but just saves and opens SVG by default. I also want to keep files locally, so is out.

Is there a pause button for email? Just make it stop for a minute.

We went pumpkin picking over the weekend, and I loved the glitchy, generative-ish texture on this gourd.

Anybody going to IEEE Vis 2018 in Berlin this month?

The understatement of the year in a photo caption award goes to...

Oh, no! I just learned that my venerable web host, WebFaction, was acquired by GoDaddy. 🤢

community.webfaction.com/quest

I moved to WebFaction after using TextDrive for years. Then TextDrive became Joyent (ugh), then spun off once they realized they'd get rich on Node.js, then TextDrive was dead, then promises of revival, then… Well, another decade, another web host.

I just hate being forced to do maintenance on all my old sites and services. 🙂

Jobs: We are hiring at O'Reilly Media to expand our Learning Experience Team. (That's LX, for those in the know.)

Lead Learning Program Manager
oreilly.com/careers/?p=job%2Fo

Instructional Designer
oreilly.com/careers/?p=job%2Fo

Reach out with questions. Let's talk!

Chrome browser now auto-logs you in to itself. I noticed this a few days ago, and an happy to see the significance of this change written up so clearly. Makes me happy that I've stuck with Safari as my primary browser for years, and used Chrome only for dev work. blog.cryptographyengineering.c

“Why Love Generative Art?”

Beautiful, comprehensive, compelling writing on art by Jason Bailey (@artnome@twitter.com)

artnome.com/news/2018/8/8/why-

@quephird I really find @nailpolishbot compelling, but some folks here at vis.social feel it's taken over the timeline a bit. Would you consider scaling back the frequency of posting to maybe every few hours, not once per hour?

This is soooo cool and relaxing! Fly the 787 Dreamliner in a WebGL browser, but using your smartphone as the controller. Brilliant!

dreamliner.qantas.com/fly

Thanks to @aditya for the tip.

“The investigation into the Skripal poisoning, known as Operation Wedana, will stand as a high-profile test of an investigative technique Britain has pioneered: accumulating mounds of visual data and sifting through it.”

nyti.ms/2CjzuOu

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