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Phonetic Custom LEGO Heads for Stopmotion Animation

Now this is great; A set of 12 custom LEGO heads to create moving lips, mimicking natural speech, in your stopmotion animation: We worked with professional animators to create a set of 12 high grade phonic heads, each with the mouth in the correct shape for a different phonetic sound. By swapping these heads during …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Thursday April 27, 2017


The Lotus Tree – White Bear

“The Lotus Tree” is a “Rock, Sludge, Metal, Post-Metal, Post-Rock” band from my hometown Deinze. Although I’m no big fan of metal nor screamo-stuff, I am a rather big post-rock fan ( Slint !), thus making me like their sound. Whilst listening to this one I found myself nodding along with the track, and getting drawn …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Tuesday April 25, 2017


How Reddit built r/Place

Each year for April Fools’, rather than a prank, we like to create a project that explores the way that humans interact at large scales. This year we came up with Place, a collaborative canvas on which a single user could only place a single tile every five minutes. This limitation de-emphasized the importance of the …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Monday April 24, 2017


Typical display: flow-root; use case

Good display: flow-root; use case by Paul Bakaus: flow-root establishes a new block formatting context, but most have dismissed it as simply replacing clearfix hacks. But consider this extremely common case, where you have a few paragraphs of text, some bullet points and a floating image. In the image above …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Monday April 24, 2017


Combatting frost on the Chablis vineyards

To combat periods of frost during the nighttime on vineyards, cultivators make use of smudge pots to prevent the plants from being damaged by the frost. Alternatively they also sprinkle water on all plants so that they only have to endure a “light frost”. On Facebook I found this great set by photographer Titouan …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Monday April 24, 2017


Faking node_modules in CodePen Projects

With CodePen Projects you have a web IDE right in your browser, with preprocessing built-in. But what about installing dependencies via the npm ecosystem? With some minimal effort it’s possible: All you need to do is make a folder called node_modules , and then inside of that make a file named after the …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Friday April 21, 2017


Apple Live Photos for JavaScript Developers

In a rather surprising move Apple has released a JavaScript library to play Live Photos on the web on NPM: Use the LivePhotosKit JS library to play Live Photos on your web pages. The JavaScript API presents the player in the form of a DOM element, much like an image or video tag, which can be configured with …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Friday April 21, 2017


Why Rappers love Grey Poupon

When listening closely to HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar you can overhear him rap about “Grey Poupon”, a brand of whole-grain mustard. This reminded me of this gem by Vox unearthing the history of Grey Poupon in rap: HUMBLE. appears on the magnificent album DAMN. . If you haven’t listend to it yet, you should.

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Wednesday April 19, 2017


Phishing with Unicode Domains

When visiting a domain name containing a Unicode character that visually resembles an ASCII character, your browser will transform the Unicode characters to Punycode in the address bar to prevent homograph attacks . For example: the Cyrillic а (codepoint U+0430) totally looks like the Latin a (codepoint …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Tuesday April 18, 2017


Styling React Components with “Glamorous

Glamorous is a styled-components and jsxstyle inspired solution for styling ⚛ React Components. It allows you to do stuff like this: // Create a <Title> react component that renders an <h1> which is // centered, palevioletred and sized at 1.5em const Title = glamorous.h1({ fontSize: '1.5em', …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Tuesday April 18, 2017


AutoDraw: Fast Drawing for Everyone

After Quickdraw a few months ago – in which A.I. guesses what you are doodling – now comes AutoDraw from Google. AutoDraw is a new kind of drawing tool. It pairs machine learning with drawings from talented artists to help everyone create anything visual, fast. AutoDraw’s suggestion tool uses the same …

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Thursday April 13, 2017


Shentong’s Package Sorting Army of Robots

Orange robots at the company’s sorting stations are able to identify the destination of a package through a code-scan, virtually eliminating sorting mistakes. Shentong’s army of robots can sort up to 200,000 packages a day, and are self-charging, meaning they are operational 24/7.

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Written by Bram.us - - Aggregated on Tuesday April 11, 2017