Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup, The Linux Mint 17.1 Review. Material Design Introduction. Super Meat. Trusting Amazon Gift Wrapping. A Futuristic Wayland-based Windowing System. A How-To on Installing Ubuntu on Chromebook. Material Design Resources. The Good Demo. Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls: The Next Level. Second Internet Revolution: Internet of Things.
Material Design Introduction
Some good points made in this introduction to Material Design, like how it basically exposes a new range of possibilities for interacting between content objects (text, imagery and video) and material objects like rectangular bars or circular buttons. The important thing to remember is that Material design is a language. It’s not just a UI kit or collection of interface elements, but rather a new way of talking about and looking at interfaces.
Bloomberg video interview with Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown explaining how his company is imitating meat at the molecular level, focusing on texture as well as taste.
Trusting Amazon Gift Wrapping
Funny (and kind of sad) image of an Amazon gift message originally posted to Reddit with the description “My brother trusts the Amazon gift wrapping service too much.”
A How-To on Installing Ubuntu on Chromebook
One of my hopes is to some day run Ubuntu on a Chromebook. Here is a step-by-step guide on doing just that using Crouton, or the Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment. Good tutorial, but I’ll wait until it’s as easy as installing Ubuntu on a laptop.
Material Design Resources
An excellent SpeckyBoy compilation of Material Design UI Kits, templates, icon sets and assorted PSDs.
The Good Demo
Several useful quotes and considerations on giving good demos, probably the best one being “Good demos don’t have to be perfect for the product. They have to be perfect for the audience.”
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Matt Lancashire, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.