Chill Out in this Week's Open Thread

Taking a break from our usual crazy at Hackerspace, the reader run branch of the LifeHacker family, this week's open thread is a calm little place for y'all to ask questions, share tips, discuss DIY, and just pull up a keyboard and tell us all about what's new and interesting and random. This week we bring you the… » 3/27/15 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Preview HTML/JavaScript/CSS in codepen

Trying to tweak a d3 image but don't want to fire up a full blown IDE? Give codepen a try. This nifty little tool bills itself as a "Front End Designer Playground" and auto updates, so you can instantly see how that tweak to HTML, JS, or CSS is changing your site. It's also super duper newbie friendly and free for the… » 3/23/15 12:58pm Monday 12:58pm

Celebrate Purim With Me in This Week's Cross Thread

Hello Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, ODeck, Backtalk, Oppo, and Clashtalk and welcome to the weekly cross kinja open thread. Today is the Jewish holiday of Purim, which is a minor holiday where people get to dress up in customs and listen to the story of Esther saving the Jews from her husband's decree to… » 3/05/15 11:10am 3/05/15 11:10am

Break out of your kinja zone in today's cross thread

Hi Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, ODeck, Backtalk, Oppo, and Clashtalk denizens and welcome to the weekly pan-kinja cross thread that originated as a Thursday tech thread for Whitenoise, Hackerspace, and Groupthink. How's the kinjaverse been this week? Any cool posts from your neck of the internet that… » 2/26/15 10:30am 2/26/15 10:30am

Nerding out on the Comp Sci in The Imitation Game

I had been avoiding The Imitation Game 'cause I was way afraid of the way it'd portray Turing's work. Instead, it incorporated more bits and pieces of computer science than I thought it would, and did it all surprisingly well. So, I'd like to share with you some of the fundamentals of Computer Science that are… » 2/21/15 7:55pm 2/21/15 7:55pm

Make very Merry in the Christmas Cross Thread

Alas, my magically magical cross thread got unshared (tis a first! I think) and rather quickly at that, so ya'll know the deal. Tis the Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, Odeck, Backtalk, Oppo, Clashtalk weekly Thursday cross thread where folks from various corners of the kinja verse come to chat and make… » 12/25/14 12:30pm 12/25/14 12:30pm