Creator of fine internet technologies for startups, nonprofits, candidates, organizers, & most other folks

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Some of the cats I work with
to make amazing things:

Mollie Ruskin,
Washington DC

Noah Manger,
Portland OR

Bryan Chiêm,
California
Coincidentally it translates to “we’re still figuring out copy for that”

Coincidentally it translates to “we’re still figuring out copy for that”

Source: tldrwikipedia

nevver:

Number of new planets graph

nevver:

Number of new planets graph

Source: io9.com

nevver:

A sign

nevver:

A sign

Source: stuffandsonenterprises

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Some news!

Next week I’m going to be starting a new job at Counsyl as a Software Engineer. Counsyl helps soon-to-be-parents and other folks better understand their genes - and I’ll be working on the software that helps people dig into their test results.

It’s been a pleasure over the last few months to build and launch ShareProgress into the world - they’re going to continue to grow and thrive and help folks get the most out of their social sharing.

I was really lucky to get invited to speak on panel at Techonomy 2013.

I was there speaking as a civic-entrepreneur about my work on TheBallot.org. I got a chance to talk about that work somewhat but mostly we talked about a lot of the myths and misconceptions about voting and voting-counting process. Fortunately there were two really really talented elections administrators there from Colorado and New Mexico - and it was excellent to hear about their work. 

Thanks to Keya at Elect Next, Nolan at PollVault, and Parks for helping me prep for the session (although I didn’t get as much of a chance to plug these two great companies). And thanks to Seth at TurboVote and Mollie for getting me invited in the first place.

And of course to Katie and Katherine for hosting and putting on such a great panel.

The physicist … told me his rule of thumb for estimating supernova-related numbers: However big you think supernovae are, they’re bigger than that.

Which of the following would be brighter, in terms of the amount of energy delivered to your retina:

A supernova, seen from as far away as the Sun is from the Earth,

or The detonation of a hydrogen bomb pressed against your eyeball?

Applying the physicist rule of thumb suggests that the supernova is brighter. And indeed, it is … by nine orders of magnitude.

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xkcd’s What If is one of the best things on the internet . 

nevver:

The National, DKNG

nevver:

The National, DKNG

Source: dkngstudios.com

cornersoftheworld:

Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway | by carmeen8

cornersoftheworld:

Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway | by carmeen8

(via ninikills)

Source: Flickr / carmeen18

Woah woah there she comes is the jam for your Friday, from H Kraemer

EDIT: Originally originally from Toby Crittenden aka DJ Toast 

Source: SoundCloud / scottmelker

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frontenddevreactions:

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‘Sign this petition’: How political groups are turning their data testing tools on social media

Hey! My company, ShareProgress was in the Washington Post tech blog talking about social A/B testing.

Check it out.

littlebigdetails:

iOS 7 Maps - When zoomed out using the satellite view, you can see the day/night realtime. The screenshot above was shot at 7pm in LA.
/via Will Burroughs

First “wow” feature of iOS 7. Lights up the cities and everything - Very fun to play with.

littlebigdetails:

iOS 7 Maps - When zoomed out using the satellite view, you can see the day/night realtime. The screenshot above was shot at 7pm in LA.

/via Will Burroughs

First “wow” feature of iOS 7. Lights up the cities and everything - Very fun to play with.

Source: littlebigdetails

Sugarboy - Kung Fu Mom ft. Ilana Glazer (by Above Average)

"Hey there, I’m a bad guy, I stole your Rollie Fingers baseball card"

And it just gets better from there.

Source: youtube.com

Made a Chrome Theme out of a photo from the backpacking trip.
The photo is of the Minarets and was taken at Iceberg Lake in the Ansel Adams wilderness.

Made a Chrome Theme out of a photo from the backpacking trip.

The photo is of the Minarets and was taken at Iceberg Lake in the Ansel Adams wilderness.

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So I just finished pulling together new Portfolio site.

It’s pretty cool: http://scottduncombe.com. I’ve been really lucky to have work (and continue to work) on a lot of great projects like ShareProgress, #SoundOff, and Snaptivist. Makes me very humbled to see them all in one place like this.

But enough about those guys - let’s talk about the theme, which I’m ALSO pretty proud of.

See all the codez here

Some fun features:

  • It’s really really really simple - if you count the stuff I wrote (and that doesn’t includes some LESS libraries and style.css - which is being generated automatically) it’s under 1,000 lines of code.
  • No external JS libraries!
  • Has a dev mode which is defined in a config.json file - this makes FTPing files up and down really easy as the site should be aware of which environment it’s working in.
  • The projects are directly linkable and use history.pushState to update track when you open / close projects from the inbox. Watch the URL in the browser change while you’re on the page. Cool huh?
  • Direct links are all social-share optimized so the Thumbnail shows up on Facebook.
  • The WordPress galleries are way less sucky - and now work as sort of click-to-preview browsable slideshow thing. This was accomplished using a very small amount of Javascript and some basic DOM manipulation. See the details here.

You’ll also notice the Tumblr is in the new theme too. I think it works fine - I’m not 100% satisfied but should probably start tumblogging more before I spend a lot of time on it.

Anyhow, check out the new site: http://scottduncombe.com. Really pleased how it turned out.