Version Control Coming to InVision Studio

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Whether you’re searching for files buried on email threads, losing changes during feedback cycles, or worst of all, dealing with meaningless file names like “design_final_revision_2_update_4,” file versioning is often a drain on productivity, even for the most organized team members.

I think we’ve all be in the position where we’ve come across another designer who’s used the final_V13 naming system. I’m pretty pumped about InVision adding version control to Studio. I’ve looked at Folio on Setapp but haven’t messed around with it to really get the feel for it.

Using version control for development is a game changer, so I can only imagine the benefits with the design process as well.

Read the full announcement at InVision.

It’s Official: 2018 Was the Fourth-Warmest Year on Record

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It’s here. It’s now.

NASA scientists announced Wednesday that the Earth’s average surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth highest in nearly 140 years of record-keeping and a continuation of an unmistakable warming trend.

“The five warmest years have, in fact, been the last five years,” said Gavin A. Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the NASA group that conducted the analysis. “We’re no longer talking about a situation where global warming is something in the future. It’s here. It’s now.”

Over all, 18 of the 19 warmest years have occurred since 2001.

Number of times this was mentioned in last night’s State of the Union: zero.

Found on DaringFireball with reference to an article on NY Times

Google Assistant Ride at CES 2019

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I’ve always had a healthy obsession with Disney Imagineers, so seeing a project like this outside of the shadow of The Mouse gets me super excited. Given the trend for consumers has shifted towards experiences, I wish more brands would create experiences like this. Yes, it’s Google. Yes, they have a ton of money. Yes, it was for CES, which is a big deal. I do think there’s something to take away from the general production of this idea for smaller brands. I hope we see more experiences like this pop up in the future.

GitHub free users now have unlimited private repositories

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GitHub Free now includes unlimited private repositories. For the first time, developers can use GitHub for their private projects with up to three collaborators per repository for free. Many developers want to use private repos to apply for a job, work on a side project, or try something out in private before releasing it publicly. Starting today, those scenarios, and many more, are possible on GitHub at no cost. Public repositories are still free (of course—no changes there) and include unlimited collaborators.

This is awesome news. Now I can move all my stuff from BitBucket to my free GitHub account!

Read the full post on GitHub’s blog.

Raspberry Pi made a cheaper version of its most powerful PC

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s goal is to make computing as cheap and accessible as possible, so today, it’s introducing a new $25 computer that shares many of the highlights as its top-of-the-line $35 device . The new model, called the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ , uses the same quad-core 1.4GHz Broadcom processor as the high-end Model B+.

I’ve messed around with an UNO Arduino and really see the potential just after an hour or so of playing with it. This new Raspberry Pi might be a reason for me to finally jump on buying a pi.

Source: Raspberry Pi made a cheaper version of its most powerful PC

Is Google’s AMP Worth the Effort?

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Today, Digiday posted a piece about the AMP’s dominance over Facebook’s Instant Articles (which isn’t a surprise) give the issues a lot publishers have had with it.

At my current agency, we’ve add AMP to a number of our client websites but have yet to really see a giant jump in their mobile traffic to AMP pages, even with SEO efforts specifically driving to those pages.

It’s actually been a significant amount of effort for minimal return. Even though the pages load a lot faster, I’m not totally sure it’s worth the effort right now.

Link Bait 2018-05-31

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I normally stick to tech news, but I’ve been looking for some personal help lately. I think the fact that scientists found the “spiritual” part of the human brain is super fascinating. Historically, scientists, sociologists, and the like have claimed that people of “lesser intelligence” are more spiritual, so it will be interesting to see how scientists try to quantify “spirituality.”
The most interesting post in this link bait is article on Quartz on how Resilience is the new happiness. Happiness has been something that’s been hard to come by for me lately. I’m just working and working (and working at home) with little reprieve from everything. I’d be curious to know if anyone else feels like they’re striving for resilience over happiness. I know I have been.

Whether your transcendent state involves a church, nature, or a stadium full of sports fans, it appears to have the same effect on the brain.
40-year-old SS7 is being actively used to track user locations and communications.
To be happy, you have to first learn how to be strong.
Gates has recommended 186 books on his blog since Jan. 2010. So get cracking.
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Today’s Link Bait

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There’s an abundance of things around the internets.

The way we evaluate our purpose has changed, and it’s making us miserable.
My being a zealous career-long time manager cost me more in relationship depth and quality than I ever gained in efficiency or productivity.
How to stop setting up definitions for overkill terminology and start doing the job. Cry of my heart.
Find out the environmental impact of your search-engine and overall internet usage.
“We sweep dust to remove our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments.”
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