Campfire Stories: April 16-21

This post was originally published on the Elabs blog, before Elabs and Varvet joined forces.

Monday, April 16


CSS3 scroll effects.

Big Beards

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Most of the guys in the office envy the beard growing prowess of Anders T, but not even he can match the impressive beards of these men.

Tuesday, April 17

Integrated Design & Development

Integrated design & development: caring

CJ talking about the secret ingredient of integrated design and development, in his talk at Scandinavian Developers Conference.

Wednesday, April 18

Mailgun: Programmable Mail Servers

APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email. Nice site too.

The 10 Most Underused ActiveRecord::Relation Methods

Lots of great tips for working with ActiveRecord relations.

IKEA Uppleva

IKEA Uppleva

The beloved Swedish institution IKEA releases a TV. Pretty cool.

20,000 Years Ago…

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20,000 years ago people who didn’t believe in barefoot running got eaten.

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Thursday, April 19


Rack-based A/B testing framework.


Pancake recipe


JavaScript plugin that makes select boxes more user-friendly. Developed by the people at Harvest.

Friday, April 20

Web service for letting your users upload files to your app directly from their Dropbox, Facebook, or their computer.

Saturday, April 21

Valve’s "Handbook for New Employees"

The big news last week. Amazing insight into Valve’s unique company culture. Very inspiring. More about this later.