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I am a (php+ruby+js+css+) developer. I am a geek. I am a fiction reader. A movie and tv addict.
An XBOX360 player. A snowboarder. A cyclist. A Softball player. A Venezuelan-Canadian.

theatlantic:

How to Stop Wasting Time Comparison Shopping

Recently, my husband and I wanted to buy some new sheets. But how to choose? Would they lose their shape over the years? Begin to pill?
A friend pointed us to Sweethome's recent sheet review. This was no joke. These testers had examined the cotton fibers under a microscope, washed the sheets multiple times, and even given them a literal smell test to make sure they didn’t have any noxious post-factory odors. We were suitably impressed, and bought their recommended sheets without thinking about it twice.
But the experience left me curious about this magical little site. Who were these people and why were they so serious about sheets? I decided to ask Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Sweethome and its partner tech-site, Wirecutter, about the work they do and why it matters. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.
Read more. [Image: Alex Farris/The Sweethome]


Best website on the internet hands down. Sad is the day I want to buy something and the Wirecutter/Sweethome doesnt have it yet. 
You are happier after all if you don’t have to worry about choices (watch this ted talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice)
The only downside is that most of their products are for the american amazon store. You have to figure out where to find your products in Canada. 

theatlantic:

How to Stop Wasting Time Comparison Shopping

Recently, my husband and I wanted to buy some new sheets. But how to choose? Would they lose their shape over the years? Begin to pill?

A friend pointed us to Sweethome's recent sheet review. This was no joke. These testers had examined the cotton fibers under a microscope, washed the sheets multiple times, and even given them a literal smell test to make sure they didn’t have any noxious post-factory odors. We were suitably impressed, and bought their recommended sheets without thinking about it twice.

But the experience left me curious about this magical little site. Who were these people and why were they so serious about sheets? I decided to ask Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Sweethome and its partner tech-site, Wirecutter, about the work they do and why it matters. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.

Read more. [Image: Alex Farris/The Sweethome]

Best website on the internet hands down. Sad is the day I want to buy something and the Wirecutter/Sweethome doesnt have it yet. 

You are happier after all if you don’t have to worry about choices (watch this ted talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice)

The only downside is that most of their products are for the american amazon store. You have to figure out where to find your products in Canada. 

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The Futility of Existence. 

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Testable Javascript

Writing QUnit tests at work for our js. Tough on an application so large, but exciting to be learning new things. 

JavaScript Module Pattern: In-Depth

Also a great reference. 

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Great resource.

Jenny’s Wedding

Ooooh a movie about a a lesbian who has to come out to her family to get married to her partner? Sign me up!

Seriously though, very rarely do we get to see romantic comedies with gay women, rarer still is that they are mainstream actresses. This movie has already been shot, but it needs help for post-production costs. It also has no distributor (the company that makes it go to theatres).

If we (collective lesbian/gay community) don’t show support, movies that represent us don’t get made, forever leaving us to watch Calzona on Greys and Santana on Glee as our lesbian representation in mainstream media.

Support the indiegogo campaign, so it at least sees the light of day.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-the-filmmakers-of-jenny-s-wedding

olympics:

Only three days to go! Let’s all click our Like hearts for the Paralympians that have participated in these Games and especially for all the little ones that dream to have fun and compete! Follow the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games on paralympic.org.

AHHHH. SO AMAZING.

Watch Watch Watch.

Follow the frog.

oldloves:

Connie Britton & Nathan FIllion at the 1997 Emmy Awards

No idea this happened. haha. 

oldloves:

Connie Britton & Nathan FIllion at the 1997 Emmy Awards

No idea this happened. haha.