James Mead by James Mead

Wednesday Links - Week 261

We’ve decided to switch publication of our links to Wednesdays from now on.

LightPaper for Mac

I came across this Markdown editor over Christmas and love it. I’ve tried Mou (which admittedly has a slightly different purpose) in the past but never really got into the habit of using it, while I’m already using LightPaper most days. One of the things I love about LightPaper is the ability of show a tree view of a folder structure (rather than being limited to opening a single file at a time).

If you tend to write in markdown and use a Mac then it’s definitely worth giving it a go. CR

Introducing Open Salaries at Buffer: Our Transparent Formula and All Individual Salaries

This is another one from the end of last year. I absolutely love this level of transparency at Buffer. Reading this reminds of some of the ways that I’d like to be more transparent about what we do/how we work at GFR. CR

How I Launched an Email Course to 500+ People

I was interested enough by what Brandon had to say that I’ve signed up for his course on building a Ruby gem. I’ve only had a couple of installments so far, but I think it’s quite nicely produced. JM

Presenters to Widgets with ActiveModel::Conversion

I think this trick which means you can use render object to render a partial corresponding to a presenter object is potentially quite useful. JM

the changelog

I’ve signed up for their weekly email - it looks like a nice way to keep up with goings-on in the open-source world. Depending on how useful I find it, I may become a member. JM


I think this JavaScript library would’ve been useful on one of our internal projects a while ago - I remember a lot of grief trying to handle the flakiness of a web socket connection. JM

Why pair design?

I’m not sure this article sheds much light on the matter, but it’s interesting that other people are doing such things. JM


I think this is a neat idea. Just add markdown documents to a docs directory in your Github repo and view them at http://<github-username>.viewdocs.io/<repository-name>. JM

indie Phone

There’s not much information to go on, but this open-source mobile phone sounds intriguing. Having said that, I’ve just found these two videos of presentations by Aral Balkan which have slightly put me off! JM

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