Bookmarks for March 11, 2014

Feinstein: CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers – The Washington Post Head of the intelligence panel says agency appears to have violated the Constitution and federal laws. What People Say At Work Vs. What They Mean 99 office cliches, translated. Ninety-five per cent of world’s fish hide in mesopelagic zone An international team of marine biologists [...]

Bookmarks for December 3, 2013

Lessons Learned From An App Graveyard | Smashing Mobile How do you decide whether you need an app? The decision should be driven by business goals, user needs and the user experience. The short version is, if you plan to primarily offer content and basic functionality that users will access infrequently from different platforms and [...]

What the sound of a dial-up modem looks like

This is a spectogram of a dial-up modem handshake sound.  Via FlowingData. When I plugged in my first modem for the first time I heard this sound sequence and thought something was broken. Took me a few goes to figure out it was supposed to sound like this. Finally got connected and discovered bulletin boards. [...]