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johnstephens / John Stephens

I’m a Quaker web developer in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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  1. IndieGames.com

    The IndieGames.com podcast is a relatively new show that covers the indie gaming scene. The linked episode is the most recent episode, which talks about the latest Humble Indie Bundle.

    http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/12/indiegamescom_podcast_13_humbl.html

    —Huffduffed by johnstephens

  2. Kerning, Orgasms And Those Goddamned Japanese Toothpicks

    Freud popularised the term, “The Narcissism of Minor Differences”, to describe how adjacent villages—identical for all practical purposes—would struggle to amplify their tiniest distinctions in order to justify how much they despised one other. So you have to guess how much he would have enjoyed design mailing lists. And, Perl.

    Truth is, to the untrained (un-washed, un-nuanced, un-Paul-Rand’d, and un-Helvetica’d) outsider, discourse in the design community can sometimes look a lot like a cluster of tightly-wound Freudian villages.

    So, how is the role of design perceived by the people who are using the stuff you make? What role (if any) should users expect in the process of how their world is made and remade? What contexts might be useful in helping us turn all of our obsessions into useful and beautiful work?

    Can an Aeron chair ever be truly ‘Black’? Will there ever be a way to get Marketing people to stop calling typefaces ‘fonts’? And, when, at last, will the international community finally speak as one regarding the overuse of Mistral and stock photos of foreshortened Asian women?

    By leveraging his uniquely unqualified understanding of design, Merlin will propose some promising patterns for fording the gap between end-users and the unhappy-looking people in costly European eyeglasses who are designing their world.

    Is there hope? Come to Brighton, pull up a flawlessly-executed mid-century-Modern seating affordance, and we’ll see what we can figure out together. One village to another.

    http://2010.dconstruct.org/speakers/merlin-mann

    Merlin Mann is best known as the creator of 43folders.com, a popular American website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

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  3. Herbert Van de Sompel — The Web’s Missing Dimension: Time

    Herbert Van de Sompel is a digital librarian who wonders why the web has no memory, and wants to do something about that. In this conversation he tells host Jon Udell about the Memento project, a proposed protocol that browsers can use to scroll through historical versions of web resources.

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  4. CSS3: What’s Now, What’s New and What’s Not?

    From http://2009.sxsw.com/taxonomy/term/44?page=1

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  5. Colin Marshall talks to Merlin Mann

    Merlin Mann is a writer, speaker, blogger, podcaster and student of the creative mind. He’s the creator of 43Folders, a popular web site devoted to time, attention and creative work, as well as the man behind such varied projects as The Merlin Show, Kung Fu Grippe, 5ives, the 43Folders podcast, one-third of the crazy-successful comedy podcast You Look Nice Today, and lord knows what else. He’s also currently working on his first book, Inbox Zero. Colin Marshall originally conducted this conversation on the public radio program and podcast The Marketplace of Ideas.

    From http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2010/03/doing-less-stuff-better-seeing-your-face-in-the-marble-and-making-immigrants-cry-colin-marshall-talk.html

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