Ticia Verveer

@ticiaverveer Nov. 12, 2018 1 min read

This is the 2,600 year old 'Flood Tablet' from the Library of Ashurbanipal. The cuneiform text is the 11th Tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh and tells a story similar to Noah’s Ark. The tablet caused a sensation when its content was first read in the 19th century.

It tells how the gods determined to send a flood to destroy the earth, but one of them, Ea, revealed the plan to Utu-napishtim whom he instructed to make a boat in which to save himself and his family. He orders him to take into it birds and beasts of all kinds.
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Seth T. Hahne

@sethhahne Nov. 07, 2018 2 min read

RAD THREAD: A 6th grade girl in my How To Make Comics class blew my socks off yesterday with her comic. The exercise was to make a one-page comic off this loose script: "A little girl flies her ship past Saturn. Later she approaches the Earth." Let's look at why she's amazing

(The exercise was part of a discussion about how comics are often collaborative and what that means for personal creativity. The next exercise was to illustrated a much tighter script written by someone else that defined panel-by-panel what would go on the page.)
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Mike Stuchbery💀🍷

@MikeStuchbery_ Nov. 09, 2018 2 min read

Apropos of absolutely nothing at all, I thought I'd throw together a quick overview of some propaganda mouthpieces who worked for authoritarians and what happened to them. THREAD /1

Julius Streicher, an early NSDAP member, ran 'Der Stuermer' - not officially a Nazi newspaper, but heavily supportive. It was virulently, luridly antisemitic. There was plausible deniability on behalf of the regime, therefore, in the beginning. Streicher was hanged at Nuremberg.
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Daniel Eden

@_dte Nov. 09, 2018 2 min read

Here are some things I’ve learned working on design systems at big companies (Facebook, >25k employees, many hundreds of designers, thousands of engineers) and small/medium-size companies (Dropbox circa 2015, <2k employees, ~20 designers, hundreds of engineers).

Some things that are easier at smaller companies: • Adoption. You can get the whole design team—heck, the whole company—into a room to tell them they need to use the design system. POCs for products are easier to track down, and products are typically easier to adjust to the DS
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Lexi Alexander

@Lexialex Nov. 09, 2018 2 min read

I’m back and at least if someone asks me in 50 years from now what I did during this time...I have a proud record of constantly getting banned from Twitter for telling Nazis to shoot themselves ...

Today is November 9th btw. It’s been 80 years since Kristallnacht, when the SS marched through all German cities beat up and arrested Jews and destroyed their property, while the “good Germans” watched and waited until they could grab some free stuff. #NeverAgain
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Matt Stoller

@matthewstoller Nov. 10, 2018 1 min read

Classic. Amazon forces Apple to sell through its marketplace, in return for killing small repair shops who work on Apple products. This is ugly and wrong. But also, Amazon has so much power it can force Apple to do its bidding.

Amazon did this to Nike. Let us sell your products (and capture customer data) or, you know, shame about all those counterfeiters and third party sellers selling your products that we can't clean up on our platform...
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