Nerd Alert 98: They opened this email and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT…

What we're reading this week.   Adam: Perhaps more than ever, this is a great time to support independent nonprofit watchdog journalism, particularly at the local and state level. If you’re in a position to donate, here’s a handy list of organizations to help you get started.   Ben: Did you know that we here at the INN Nerds Distributed Office™ hold weekly office hours that anyone can join? Join us Fridays from 2-3 p.m. Eastern on your computer screen or telephonic communicator as we answer your questions and talk about random things.

Nerd Alert 97: Happy Thoughts & Puppies

What we're reading this week.   Adam: About a year ago now, Kelsey Proud wrote that 2016 would be a turning point for public trust in the media. We’ve still got a month and a half. Let’s get to work.   Ben: Play Mario Kart in your browser, implemented mostly through CSS3!

Nerd Alert 96: Steve Zissou Gets Broadband

What we're reading this week.   Adam: As we start the process of redesigning Largo, I’ve been reading a lot about BEM (block element modifier) CSS patterns to bring more structure to our markup and styles. This post has some great tips regarding common BEM gotchas and how to avoid them.   Ben: Are you voting in the US general election? Read up on ProPublica’s Electionland project and how you can participate, and then send them a text after you’ve voted.

Document Everything: My First Week at INN

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m RC, the new Lead Developer here at INN. This week I’ve spent a lot of time diving into documentation. Much to the delight of this new guy, it seems like everything we do has documentation.