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Links You Don't Want To Miss (4/25)

04.24.2013
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Google’s Own Performance Checklist for Mobile Web Apps
According to Google, this slide deck was from a presentation subtitled “40 minutes of awesome”. I don’t doubt it.

Connecting an iPad Retina display to a PC
This guy took a Retina display from an iPad and hooked it up to work as a PC display. In this blog post, he shows you how!

Rapid Twitter Bootstrapping
LayoutIt comes recommended from Addy Osmani for drag-and-drop web prototype building using Twitter Bootstrap components.

How the Web is Regressing
Here's an interesting piece on how the demise of Google Reader is a symptom of the way we have regressed in our engagement with news on the web.

NEWS

Ngnix 1.4 Blasts Off
The ever-more-popular Ngnix web server has reached a major new version this week. Check out the new features.

More Phenomenally Comprehensive Framework Benchmarks
We linked TechEmpower’s massive web framework performance benchmarks post a few weeks ago and now they’ve posted round three with even more frameworks (covering the gamut of programming language ecosystems and making cross-ecosystem comparisons) and more community advice taken into account.

HUMOR

NASA has a sophomoric sense of humor
Unintentional or not, this shape that NASA’s Curiosity rover drew in the sands of Mars is pretty humorous-looking, if you can’t get your mind out of the gutter.