Archive: March, 2006

The Blog | Larisa Alexandrovna: MSM Plagiarism Strikes Again – AP Welcome to the Party | The Huffington Post

The Associated Press feels that blogs are good enough to steal from, but not good enough to credit.

YouTube - Best fight scene of all time (is this gay?)

Put this one in the "so bad, it's good" category. The movie is called "Undefeatable" if you fancy trawling eBay for it.

Mike Davidson: Who Would You Be... If You Were A Woman?

Mike follows on from his original question "who would you be?" by adding the subclause "if you were a woman". My answer: Hedy Lamarr.

JSONRequest

Douglas Crockford has written a wrapper function to allow the easy interchange of JSON data between servers.

Bug 330884 - When different users on one system choose to save or not save passwords for sites, any other user can see sites they not only saved passwords for but can also see what other users have been saving/never saving passwords for.

The guy who submitted this Mozilla bug writes "This privacy flaw has caused my fiancé and I to break-up after having dated for 5 years."

The New Wisdom of the Web - Next Frontiers - MSNBC.com

Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake are on the cover of Newsweek. How cool is that?

In Defense of Web Developers, Again (by Jeremy Zawodny)

Jeremy Zawodny rails against the continuing snobbery towards front-end engineers.

Find Similar Sites

This is a mashup of del.icio.us and easyutil.com.

Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?

Danah Boyd writes an essay that would've been a blog post but it got too long.

Design View : Andy Rutledge - No Comments Here

Someone else who doesn't have comments enabled on his site explains his reasons.

Don't Fuck With Love by The Sad Little Stars

A beautifully shot pop-up book style video.

May I take your order?

A menu with some great Engrish translations like "burn the spring chicken", "domestic life beef immerses cabbage" and "a west bean pays the fish a soup".

Design Melt Down

Design elements, trends and problems in Web Design... via John Oxton.

Brighton Daily Photo - Dean Harvey

This blog has a picture taken in Brighton every day.

Microformats Extensions - The Web Standards Project

Drew adds support for microformats to Dreamweaver. Awesome!

Ezprezzo.com - Aircraft carrier entirely made of Lego

It's an aircraft carrier. Made entirely out of Lego.

Respect the DOM t-shirt

Respect the DOM t-shirt

Carl Sandburg: The People Yes (excerpt)

This is the poem read by Bruce Sterling during his closing remarks at South by Southwest 2006. "This old anvil laughs at many broken hammers."

Tim Berners-Lee Quote'o'matic - fictitious quote generator

Writing a presentation on web accessibility? Tired of the usual "The power of the web..." quote?

Newsvine - Comments on community

In a very meta move, I've seeded Newsvine with my post about comments (and Newsvine) with an eye to soliciting comments.

"G/localization: When Global Information and Local Interaction Collide"

Danah Boyd's talk at ETech 2006.

B Vitamin Case Reaches Supreme Court - Yahoo! News

Finally, questions are being asked about some of the more ludicrous patents out there. "Have inventors been busy patenting laws of nature, natural phenomena and abstract ideas?" Duh!

popurls.com | popular urls to the latest web buzz

An aggregator of aggregators... and I'm posting a link to it on one of the aggregators.

Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Millions of eyewitnesses watched in stunned horror Tuesday as light emptied from the sky, plunging the U.S. and neighboring countries into darkness. As the hours progressed, conditions only worsened.

Origami artists use a little elbow crease - MIT News Office

Check out the origami nazgul and alien.

SimpleBits

Dan has redesigned. Or maybe that should be realigned. Either way, it feels just perfect. Talented bastard.

YouTube - Simon vs Shrimp

Simon sqeels like a little girl. Classic.

Buzzword Bingo

This <a href="http://bingo.adactio.com/">looks familiar</a>. Great minds think alike. (For some reason, this page has 76 divs and 50 tables. Yikes!)

12 perfect cases for Ajax

Yes, Ajax is over-used but here are some cases where it really helps.

Google Earth for Mac

Google Earth is now available for the Mac. Get downloading.

Hiding in Plain Sight: An Interview with Adam Greenfield - Boxes and Arrows

Adam Greenfield talks about his new book, Everyware: The Dawning of Ubiquitous Computing.

Samuel's Blog

The working example from Richard's chapter in Blog Design Solutions. It's a home-rolled PHP/MySQL blog for Samuel Pepys featuring beautiful typography... natch.

perl.com: Using Ajax from Perl

My fellow Brightonian geek, Dom, has written an article about using Perl and Ajax.

feeling random?

If you take a picture of anybody at South by SouthWest, be sure to tag your picture on Flickr with stylemastersxsw. You could win an iPod nano.

Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application

The PDF book of the T-shirt of the philosophy from 37 Signals. There are 4 chapters online for you to sample.

Flickr: The Tilt-shift miniature fakes Pool

Take a photograph of something big and blur the foreground and background, leaving a narrow strip in focus. The result looks like a macro shot of a model.