Bibiano Wenceslao http://bibiano.io UX, Social Media, Customer Support & Workflows Sun, 24 May 2015 14:41:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Becoming how we are treatedhttp://bibiano.io/becoming-how-we-are-treated/ http://bibiano.io/becoming-how-we-are-treated/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 14:41:49 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=2166 Original Post: Becoming how we are treated

People will notice the change in your attitude towards them but won’t notice their behavior that made you change. — Unknown Related & recommended reading: 7 Smart Ways to Deal with Toxic People

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Original Post: Becoming how we are treated

People will notice the change in your attitude towards them but won’t notice their behavior that made you change.

— Unknown

Related & recommended reading: 7 Smart Ways to Deal with Toxic People

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Perceptionhttp://bibiano.io/perception/ http://bibiano.io/perception/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 01:53:50 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=2052 Original Post: Perception

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. — Anaïs Nin

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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

— Anaïs Nin

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How to make an iframe fit or fill 100% of its container’s remaining heighthttp://bibiano.io/make-iframe-fit-container-height/ http://bibiano.io/make-iframe-fit-container-height/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 08:16:32 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=2140 Original Post: How to make an iframe fit or fill 100% of its container’s remaining height

There are a lot of suggested solutions out there: mostly not working when I tried them, and some required several lines of code which seems unnecessary for such a simple issue. After a lot of testing, I found one solution that worked 100%, at least for a PDF I’m trying to embed and display in […]

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Original Post: How to make an iframe fit or fill 100% of its container’s remaining height

There are a lot of suggested solutions out there: mostly not working when I tried them, and some required several lines of code which seems unnecessary for such a simple issue.

After a lot of testing, I found one solution that worked 100%, at least for a PDF I’m trying to embed and display in full height using an iframe on a page.

It came from a short answer from Stack Overflow user sree when the same problem was asked there.

<iframe src="/sample.pdf" width="100%" style="height: 100em;"></iframe>

How it works

We set set the iframe’s width to 100%. This makes the iframe stretch out to fit the full width of the src file/page.

So, give it an attribute=value of height="100%" too?

While we can, it doesn’t work the way we expect it to.

You can research about it but as far as I know and have tried, the height attribute only works with pixel values, not percentage.

As a workaround, we style the iframe by giving it a height of 100em instead.

Why not style it with height: 100%;?

It doesn’t work, unless the iframe’s container e.g. a div has a defined height itself e.g. <div style="height: 500px;"><iframe … > … </iframe></div>.

I’m honestly not sure how 100em works in this case (I also can’t find a good source explaining it), but the way the em unit is interpreted for fonts is that font-size: 1em; equals to 100% of the inherited (parent container’s) font-size.

Where to place it

Just add width="100%" style="height: 100em;" inside the opening iframe tag, preferably right after the src attribute.

Did this approach work for your case? Did you come up with another working solution for your problem? Let us know in the in the comments section down below.

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3D-printed ultrasound of a baby for blind momhttp://bibiano.io/3d-printed-ultrasound-of-a-baby-for-blind-mom/ http://bibiano.io/3d-printed-ultrasound-of-a-baby-for-blind-mom/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 15:30:13 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=2122 Original Post: 3D-printed ultrasound of a baby for blind mom

I remember the time my wife and I first saw our little girl through ultrasound — it was an exhilarating experience we’ll never forget. I am really, really glad that we now have the technology to let visually impaired parents experience the same. Amazing, powerful stuff. Thanks and +1 for 3D printing! Source: Huggies Brasil (Youtube)

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Original Post: 3D-printed ultrasound of a baby for blind mom

I remember the time my wife and I first saw our little girl through ultrasound — it was an exhilarating experience we’ll never forget.

I am really, really glad that we now have the technology to let visually impaired parents experience the same.

Amazing, powerful stuff. Thanks and +1 for 3D printing!

Source: Huggies Brasil (Youtube)

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We might be living in a colorless universehttp://bibiano.io/colorless-universe/ http://bibiano.io/colorless-universe/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 13:49:27 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=2048 Original Post: We might be living in a colorless universe

All color is produced by the brain. The universe is colorless. It’s merely different wavelengths and our brain colors them. I forgot where I read that statement first but it sure got me…

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Original Post: We might be living in a colorless universe

All color is produced by the brain. The universe is colorless. It’s merely different wavelengths and our brain colors them.

I forgot where I read that statement first but it sure got me…

Mindblown

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Man’s best friendhttp://bibiano.io/mans-best-friend/ http://bibiano.io/mans-best-friend/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 14:50:29 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=2046 Original Post: Man’s best friend

A heartwarming short animation about a Pembroke Welsh Corgi on a quest to get back to his owner in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Source: Paper Penguin Pic

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Original Post: Man’s best friend

A heartwarming short animation about a Pembroke Welsh Corgi on a quest to get back to his owner in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

Source: Paper Penguin Pic

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Contempt vs. Kindnesshttp://bibiano.io/contempt-vs-kindness/ http://bibiano.io/contempt-vs-kindness/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 10:50:16 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=2031 Original Post: Contempt vs. Kindness

Found this well-written piece about what science says lasting relationships come down to — kindness and generosity. Quoted below from the article is what I thought really resonates with a lot couples, hopefully shedding light on what we need to start and keep doing (being kind and generous), and what needs to stop (contempt). Contempt, […]

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Original Post: Contempt vs. Kindness

Found this well-written piece about what science says lasting relationships come down to — kindness and generosity.

Quoted below from the article is what I thought really resonates with a lot couples, hopefully shedding light on what we need to start and keep doing (being kind and generous), and what needs to stop (contempt).

Contempt, they have found, is the number one factor that tears couples apart. People who are focused on criticizing their partners miss a whopping 50 percent of positive things their partners are doing and they see negativity when it’s not there.

People who give their partner the cold shoulder — deliberately ignoring the partner or responding minimally — damage the relationship by making their partner feel worthless and invisible, as if they’re not there, not valued. And people who treat their partners with contempt and criticize them not only kill the love in the relationship, but they also kill their partner’s ability to fight off viruses and cancers. Being mean is the death knell of relationships.

Kindness, on the other hand, glues couples together. Research independent from theirs has shown that kindness (along with emotional stability) is the most important predictor of satisfaction and stability in a marriage. Kindness makes each partner feel cared for, understood, and validated—feel loved. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,” says Shakespeare’s Juliet. “My love as deep; the more I give to thee, / The more I have, for both are infinite.” That’s how kindness works too: there’s a great deal of evidence showing the more someone receives or witnesses kindness, the more they will be kind themselves, which leads to upward spirals of love and generosity in a relationship.

Neglect creates distance between partners and breeds resentment in the one who is being ignored.

The hardest time to practice kindness is, of course, during a fight—but this is also the most important time to be kind. Letting contempt and aggression spiral out of control during a conflict can inflict irrevocable damage on a relationship.

Kindness doesn’t mean that we don’t express our anger,” Julie Gottman explained, “but the kindness informs how we choose to express the anger. You can throw spears at your partner. Or you can explain why you’re hurt and angry, and that’s the kinder path.”

A lot of times, a partner is trying to do the right thing even if it’s executed poorly. So appreciate the intent.

— Ty Tashiro, Psychologist

We’ve all heard that partners should be there for each other when the going gets rough. But research shows that being there for each other when things go right is actually more important for relationship quality.

Source: Business Insider

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Quotes from the book “A Purpose Driven Life”http://bibiano.io/a-purpose-driven-life-quotes/ http://bibiano.io/a-purpose-driven-life-quotes/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:23:52 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=1991 Original Post: Quotes from the book “A Purpose Driven Life”

I recently started with Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?”. I’m not going to write any long intro about the book (you can google for it) but you can check it out on Goodreads.com. I’m not much of a religious person, but I do have this belief in […]

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Original Post: Quotes from the book “A Purpose Driven Life”

I recently started with Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?”. I’m not going to write any long intro about the book (you can google for it) but you can check it out on Goodreads.com.

I’m not much of a religious person, but I do have this belief in someone or something much bigger than us or this life.

Enjoying this book doesn’t require you be a Christian, nor to have a religion, nor accept a god — heck, some atheists could pick this up and say “not bad”.

It quotes the bible a lot, but not in a fanatical “love Christ or rot in hell” way. Not like that.

I consider it as more of a meditative book — one you can pick up, read, and ponder on for just a few minutes everyday.

Anyways, here are the quotes that I really liked. All are by Rick Warren, unless otherwise stated.

We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.

Resentment always hurt you more than it does the person you resent.

The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.
— Myles Munroe

More to come!

Have you completed the book? What are your thoughts about it? Are there similar books you can recommend? Feel free to let us know in the comments section down below.

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I hate most ads but I don’t block them – here’s whyhttp://bibiano.io/hate-ads-but-dont-block/ http://bibiano.io/hate-ads-but-dont-block/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:53:09 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=1967 Original Post: I hate most ads but I don’t block them – here’s why

Most ads are annoying. You see them pop up on TV, right when the scene’s getting intense; they load fast on Youtube, then the actual video is slow as a dying turtle; you go to some sites and they are plastered all over the page. Ads are cousins to spam emails, but not all of […]

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Original Post: I hate most ads but I don’t block them – here’s why

Most ads are annoying. You see them pop up on TV, right when the scene’s getting intense; they load fast on Youtube, then the actual video is slow as a dying turtle; you go to some sites and they are plastered all over the page.

Ads are cousins to spam emails, but not all of them are evil. Some are actually helpful, and a few deserve to be loved.

Block all the ads?

In the first few years of my online life, I was introduced to ad-blocking, particularly with using a browser extension to block ads on sites I visit. It was life-changing, considering how much extra time it takes to skip or wait through auto-playing video ads and website popups.

It wasn’t until I started sinking my toes in digital marketing that I realized how important ads are — at least the well-crafted ones.

Ads are the lifeblood of content makers

In case you weren’t aware, advertisers pay content makers and free service providers (e.g. TV networks, Youtube channels, social networks, websites, mobile games, etc.) to promote their products.

If no one saw the ads, advertisers will have a hard time selling their products which could result into them not having the money to pay the content makers. If no one pays the content makers, they’ll be forced to look for other sources of income — that could likely include not creating content for you anymore.

If something is free, you are (likely) the product.

Sure, there’s truth in that, but that’s how this whole system works — that’s how the free product or service continues to be free for us. As Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s creator, recalls:

I literally coded Facebook in my dorm room and launched it from my dorm room. I rented a server for $85 a month, and I funded it by putting an ad on the side, and we’ve funded ever since by putting ads on the side.

Ads help us find what we’re looking for

Ever wonder how when you were viewing this one product at Amazon and then saw it advertised on Facebook?

Magic!

No, seriously, it’s what the marketing folks call “retargeting”.

Simply put in a non-technical way, you saw this product but didn’t buy it, yet Amazon thinks you’re interested in buying it some other time so it hints Facebook to advertise that specific product to you.

Well, it does feel like magic — yet creepy. It’s a technological sorcery termed “tracking“.

As sinister as that might be, if done right the relevant ads could actually make you find the same product easier once you’ve decided to purchase it. Heck, there are ads that could get you huge discounts and freebies.

(Some) ads are creative and fun

The internet is 50% ads.

OK, I made that number up, but have you ever wondered how ads have evolved over the years? They’re actually smarter now, some even running on A.I.-ish algorithms, showing you just the highly relevant ones right when you need them.

Misleading and false ads will exist for a while, but newer trends of advertising are creative and fun. They don’t feel like ads at all and even adds up to the entertainment value of the content.

Ads are OK

I used to loathe them, but their absence kind of made the internet boring for me. I also learned a lot from observing them and have applied these lessons in different aspects of my daily life. You’ll be surprised how many ways a person can be convinced (and how one fails to).

Ads are here to stay. Let’s learn to accept them, learn from them, and use them to our advantage.

What do you think of ads these days? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below.

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A different (and faster) kind of 3D printerhttp://bibiano.io/clip-3d-printer/ http://bibiano.io/clip-3d-printer/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:34:41 +0000 http://bibiano.io/?p=1959 Original Post: A different (and faster) kind of 3D printer

What most commercial 3D printers can produce in about 5 hours, this thing can do in approximately 6 minutes — it’s that fast. The process is termed “Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP)”. Simply put, as imgur user HelloToe explained: UV light triggers photo polymerization and oxygen inhibits it. By carefully balancing the two, CLIP grows […]

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Original Post: A different (and faster) kind of 3D printer

What most commercial 3D printers can produce in about 5 hours, this thing can do in approximately 6 minutes — it’s that fast.

The process is termed “Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP)”. Simply put, as imgur user HelloToe explained:

UV light triggers photo polymerization and oxygen inhibits it. By carefully balancing the two, CLIP grows objects from a pool of resin.

Source: imgur.com & carbon3d.com

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