I love the actuality of space. The thought that if you go up high enough, there’s a vast expanse beyond the sky. Back then, as a kid, this was the cause for majority of my daydreaming.

There’s a scene in the movie Aliens (1984) where the suspense was building up due to the impending fact that a large pack of extra-terrestrial man-slayers were coming to give the heroes a lot of violent hugs and brutal kisses.

Think of your scope. Now cut it in half. Halve it once more. There, start with that.

There’s the timezone of the computer of the client, the timezone the user made his input into (app level), the timezone of his account settings (app level), and the timezone of your server, which hopefully is synced with the timezone of your database.

At work, we recently encountered 2 very slow pages, both of them revolved around loading a list of accounts in HAML (around +2000). One page was loading them into a table and using jQuery DataTables to turn the table into an interactive interface. The other page was loading those accounts in a select tag and using Select2 to make them easily searchable.

You see how the shadows at the end of the borders in each photo? See how the shadowed-border seems to disappear towards the end? I’ve seen that many times as a neat design trick to produce such a skeuomorphic effect, it’s usually done in photoshop and served as an image.