Archive: January, 2006

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Actor Baker becomes voice of text

Former Doctor Who actor Tom Baker is to be the voice of a talking text message service for three months.

Plan59 > Gallery of Demonic Tots and Deeply Disturbing Cuisine

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

LIFEBLOG.anina.net: slides gave me an ultimatum

Anina, the blogging model, is told by her agency to stop blogging because "fashion and technology do not go together". Asshats.

Disposable urination funnel

This airtoons like animation demonstrates the correct usage of the magic cone.

Banned Xbox 360 Ad

Fairly amusing and strangely unbanworthy.

Dave Shea London Geek Dinner - 23rd January 2006

A transcript of the Q&A session with Dave.

BBC - Culture Show - Design Quest

Vote on your favourite Britsh design. It's a tough call but I might plump for the Penguin paperback.

events:sxsw2006 [Inside Avalonstar]

Going to South by Southwest? Add your name to the WiKi.

Eugene Mirman

Behold! The Marvelous Crooning Child.

Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics

Useful markup statistics from Google, complete with snotty commentary.

Chuck Norris Facts

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.

New York Hack

The blog of a New York cab driver.

iStockphoto.com : Articles - Know Your Type

A really nicely laid-out introductory article on typography from the folks at Red Labor.

BBC NEWS | England | London | Whale spotted in central London

Strange days indeed.

Star Wars: Collecting | More Than Meets the Eye: Star Wars Transformers

This seems wrong... but so, so right.

Cleanup on aisle 5

Hilarious account of a cross-cultural mix-up in a Brighton supermarket.

REST web services interface :: Tagyu

As a follow-up to my post about Yahoo's term extractor, I should point out that Tagyu also has an API. It's RESTful and simple.

wankr beta - collaborative masturbation network

"wankr will be a place for web 2.0 people to gather together in one humongous circlejerk so they can masturbate each other into a sticky frenzy over useless, meaningless bullshit."

Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | This is a bubble that won't burst

"Not only did the head of Waterstone's underestimate the internet. Even Rupert Murdoch was caught out"

Digital Web Magazine - CSS Typography

Garret Dimon runs through some of the options available when using CSS to improve readability.

Burninating 3 Candles!

Happy Trogday! All your burnination are belong to us.

David Seah : FYI, I am Not Dave Shea

With a name like Dave Seah, misunderstandings are bound to occur.

news @ nature.com - Web users judge sites in the blink of an eye - Potential readers can make snap decisions in just 50 milliseconds.

People enjoy being right, so continuing to use a website that gave a good first impression helps to 'prove' to themselves that they made a good initial decision.

The Sysadmin Song

Geeky but good.

iIR: img Image Replacement

Aaron uses image replacement on an image to provide one image for screen and another print. Very clever.

Create an e-annoyance, go to jail | Perspectives | CNET News.com

Unbelievable. Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime in the USA. Bye, bye, whistle blowers.

Foundphotos

This is fascinating in a voyeuristic way - photographs found on peer to peer networks from people who are (perhaps accidentally) sharing their entire home folder.

Buzzword Hell

Am I buzzword or not?

The Patent Epidemic

An article delving into the crazy, crazy world of the US Patent Office.

The Mystery of Dinner for One - How an obscure British skit has become Germany's most popular New Year's tradition. By Jude Stewart

This is all true. When I lived in Germany, nobody there believed me when I told them that this skit wasn't shown on television... on New Year's Eve... Every. Single. Year!

Jesus and Mo

A comic strip about Jesus and Mohamed that uses my JavaScript image gallery.

Fairvue Central >> Bloggies >> Sixth Annual Weblog Awards

Nominations for the 2006 bloggies are open.

timbl's blog | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has a blog.

For Many AJAX is Not Degrading, But it Must :: Off the Top :: vanderwal.net

"...it must degrade well. It must still be accessible. It must be usable. If not, it is a cool useless piece of rubbish for some or many people."

Honour goes to Apple gadget guru

Jonathan Ive is getting a CBE.

Incisive.nu: Strong Language

The verb form of “leverage,” like all forms of Cheetos®, is composed mainly of hot air surrounded by a shell of creepily artificial substance.