Victor Loux Bookmarks

A feed of interesting articles and websites I have recently read. Please feel free to browse and send me suggestions of sites to look at — I’m curious about a lot of things!

The Raster Tragedy at Low-Resolution Revisited | Beat Stamm

rastertragedy.com/index.htm
Font hinting is an opportunity to get on-screen text rendering as close to the art of printing as the available screen technologies allow.

BBC - Future - The simple words that save lives

bbc.com/future/story/20190919-the-simple-words-that-save-lives
Lessons from “expert talkers” could make all the difference when helping a person in crisis.

BBC - Future - The mysterious origins of an uncrackable video game

bbc.com/future/story/20190919-the-maze-puzzle-hidden-within-an-early-video-game
With the digital equivalent of trowels and shovels, archaeologists are digging into the code of early video games to uncover long forgotten secrets that could have relevance today.

What Does a Coder Do If They Can't Type? | Objective Funk

nsaphra.github.io/post/hands/
In August of 2015, my hands stopped working. I could still control them, but every movement accumulated more pain, so every motion came with a cost: getting dressed in the morning, sending a text, lifting a glass. I was interning at Google that summer about to begin a PhD in Scotland, but coding all day would have left me in agony. In relating this story, I often mention that for months before I learned to work without my hands, I had nothing to do but go to a bar and order a shot of...

Smoother & sharper shadows with layered box-shadows | Tobias Ahlin

tobiasahlin.com/blog/layered-smooth-box-shadows/
With a simple CSS trick, we can get fine-tuned control over how shadows are rendered, and create richer and more realistic 3D effects

The Man in Seat Sixty-One - the train travel guide...

seat61.com/index.html
How to travel by train or ferry from the UK into Europe & worldwide... Train times, fares, how to buy tickets, advice & information.

I've Built Multiple Growth Teams. Here's Why I Won't Do It Again. | CXL

conversionxl.com/blog/dont-build-growth-teams/
Big success. Bigger failure. And lots of lessons. Learn why building a growth team may be a multi-million dollar mistake.