☰ 3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.

That’s just incredible. Make sure to take a look at the video they provide, it looks absolutely unreal.

☰ Responsive Typography Demo

Responsive design and typography that doesn’t care how big your browser window is. It just measures how far your face is away from your screen. Cool. (via)

☰ Instagram introduces feed on the web

Kevin Systrom:

However, to make Instagram even more accessible to our growing community, at the end of last year we started to expand to the desktop web, giving you the ability to see profiles from instagram.com. To continue that path, as of today, you can now browse your Instagram feed on the web – just like you do on your mobile device. Go to instagram.com and log in to your account to give it a try.

Yeah!

☰ Louie Mantia on App Icons

Louie Mantia:

While there is much to be said about designing apps, it can vary wildly between different products, companies, and people. If there is any constant in the process of designing an app, it’s the app icon. Everyone must have one.

Worth a read.

☰ The most interesting podcast you'll hear all week

It’s the first episode with the co-founder and director of video game development at Valve, Gabe Newell! In this episode he sits down with Chris, Chloe, Wil Wheaton and Robin Walker and David Sawyer to talk all things video games!

The folks over at the Nerdist Podcast visited Valve and talked to Gabe Newell. Not once, but twice. The first part is about Valve, Gabe and Games, the second about Valve as a company. Very interesting and definitely worth to hear. Gabe Newell seems like an awesome guy.

☰ The World’s Most Amazing Animals in One App

Experience the world’s most amazing animals in one app — together. This interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo. New species stories — which you can fold and share with the world — are added regularly.

Beautiful.

☰ On Setups and the perfect working environment

Christoph Rauscher:

Every time I want to write something down, I try to sit on my cleaned desk and open up a text editor, but the machine itself (a fairly new, fast MacBook Pro) is so distracting with all it’s power and possibilities. I would rather have a machine that really forces me to focus on what I want to do simply by its technical restrictions. Full-Screen with notifications off is not enough sometimes.

I know that feeling. The iPad for example seems like the perfect machine for concentrating on one task but as soon as you have to look something up, everything falls to pieces and you get distracted by how complicated it is to open up a dict.cc tab in your browser.

I definitely do, and then I dream of buying one of those machines for 30€ on eBay. It wouldn’t be the problem.

The problem would be that I wouldn’t use it. It only makes sense in a warm, cozy, lifestyle kind of way. It wouldn’t speed up the working process, it wouldn’t even help me to be more focussed.

Exactly. It’s just a matter of willpower. If you want to concentrate on writing, shut everything else down and focus. You could very well use the time to find the perfect writing environment but I highly doubt this will bring anything to :f1 paper :f2.

☰ Web development was damn easy and boring in the past

Martin Wolf:

Recently I thought about how I got started with web development and in retrospect it was all very easy.

All I had to worry about was that my sites looked good in all major browsers. Okay, IE6 was still a thing then and it was a pain in the ass, but aside from that, there was not a whole lot to worry about. We all thought pixel based layouts with a maximum width of 960px were the Holy Grail and retina was not even a word. Or at least I had never heard of it. File sizes were still a concern, but not as much as they were in the early days of the web and so basically it was damn easy to build websites.

Which is the reason why I quit trying to write code myself for the most part. I haven’t found the time to wrap my head around responsive CSS or anything like that. I definitely want to but it’s just not… fun. Just reading this recent post from Trent Walton makes my head hurt.

☰ 1 Second Every Day

For almost 2 years I’ve been recording 1 Second Every Day so I’ll never forget a day every again. This project has had such a profoundly positive impact on my life, that I’ve passionately developed an App that will make it extraordinarily easy for anyone to do this too.

I love this idea but why exactly do they use a stylus in the video? However, I’m going to try to record one second everyday.