March 28th, 2015
March 27th, 2015
100 words 005
I enjoy a good time travel yarn. Two of the most enjoyable temporal tales of recent years have been Rian Johnson’s film Looper and William Gibson’s book The Peripheral.
Mind you, the internal time travel rules of Looper are all over the place, whereas The Peripheral is wonderfully consistent.
Both share an interesting commonality in their settings. They are set in the future and …the future: two different time periods but neither of them are the present. Both works also share the premise that the more technologically advanced future would inevitably exploit the time period further down the light cone.
Natasha Lampard, Friday, 27 March 2015
A long-zoom look at life, work, and success.
I’m not usually a fan of portmanteau neologisms, but I really like Tash’s coining of the word longtrepreneur.
isolani - Web Standards: Flash’s slide into irrelevance
Mike runs through the history of Flash. Those who forget the history of the web are doomed to repeat it:
The struggle now seems to be turning to native apps versus non-native apps on the mobile platform. It is similar to Flash’s original battle ground: the argument that the Web technology stack is not suitable for building applications with a polished user-experience.
Tweets out of Context
Primer, but Twitter.
March 26th, 2015
100 words 004
I’m staying with my brother-in-law Jeb in Seattle’s Green Lake neighbourhood. Right around the corner from his house, there’s a great little sandwich place called The Butcher & The Baker.
Yes, the mandatory ampersand is there setting off all the hipster alarm bells but, y’know, I’ve been thinking… if the label “hipster” means good food, good coffee, good beer, good music, or good bicycles, well I’m okay with that.
In the case of The Butcher & The Baker, the food is very good indeed. They could probably slap adjectives like “hand-crafted” or “artisinal” on everything they produce.
They make delicious sandwiches.
Mark Rothko paintings recreated with CSS gradients.
March 25th, 2015
Make web pages.
Not too much.
Thomas Byttebier - The best icon is a text label
A look at the risks of relying on a purely graphical icon for interface actions. When in doubt, label it.
The Brighton Makerlab - where technology meets awesome! by Simon Riley — Kickstarter
Still a few days left to back this great project for Brighton:
Build, tinker, make and play! For anyone with imagination, The Brighton Makerlab lets ages 8 to 80 create cool stuff with technology.