Hot, sweaty, and thoroughly rocked out. That was a fun @SalterCane gig.
July 23rd, 2014
The Pattern Library
Literally a library of patterns: y’know, for tiling background images. Old school!
Guy Walks Into a Bar - The New Yorker
If you’re going to check out the New Yorker’s nice new responsive site, might I suggest you start here?
Google’s ‘Nearby’ Lets Your Smartphone Talk to the Internet of Things | Motherboard
An early look at the just-in-time interactions that Scott has been working on:
Nearby works like this. An enabled object broadcasts a short description of itself and a URL to devices nearby listening. Those URLs are grabbed and listed by the app, and tapping on one brings you to the object’s webpage, where you can interact with it—say, tell it to perform a task.
July 22nd, 2014
I post a few links on this site every day—around 4 or 5, on average. If you subscribe to the RSS feed, then you’ll know about them (I also push them to Delicious but I don’t recommend relying on that).
If you don’t use RSS—you lawnoffgetting youngster, you—then you’d pretty much have to actually visit my website to see what I’m linking to. How quaint!
Here, let me throw you a bone in the shape of a Twitter bot. You can now follow @adactioLinks.
I’ve done same thing for my journal (or “blog”, short for “weblog”, if you will). You can either subscribe to the journal’s RSS feed or decide that that’s far too much hassle, and just follow @adactioJournal on Twitter instead.
The journal postings are far less frequent than the links. But I still figured I’d provide a separate, automated Twitter account because I do not want to be that guy saying “In case you missed it earlier…” from my human account …although technically, even my non-bot account is auto-generated: my status updates start life as notes on adactio.com—Twitter just gets a copy.
So these Twitter accounts correspond to different posts on adactio.com in decreasing order of frequency:
Indie Web Camp Brighton
If you’re coming to this year’s dConstruct here in Brighton on September 5th—and you really, really should—then consider sticking around for the weekend.
We had an Indie Web Camp right after last year’s dConstruct and it was really good fun …and very productive to boot. The format works really well: one day of discussions and brainstorming, and one day of hacking, designing, and building.
If you’re coming from outside Brighton for the dConstruct/Indie Web weekend, take a look at the dConstruct page on AirBnB for some accommodation ideas at very reasonable rates.
Speaking of reasonable rates… just between you and me, I’ve created a discount code for any Indie Web Campers who are coming to dConstruct. Use the discount code “indieweb” to shave £25 off the ticket price (bringing it down to £125 + VAT). And trust me, you do not want to miss this year’s dConstruct.
It’s just a little over six weeks until the best weekend in Brighton. I hope I’ll see you here then.
Cotton Bureau – Future Friendly (Red) by Brad Frost
This fetching red future friendly T-shirt would look quite good on you. Just down beam down to any planetary surfaces as part of an away team.
Profits go to the Internet Archive.
Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block - ProPublica
“The Internet Never Forgets” — sixtwothree.org
The Internet forgets every single day.
I’m with Jason.
I encourage you all to take a moment and consider the importance of preserving your online creations for yourself, your family, and for future generations.
July 21st, 2014
I cooked the trout; @wordridden made the vegetable linguine.
Every morning I open my chat and IRC clients and this stupid part of my brain keeps expecting to see @ChloeWeil’s username.