Archive: March, 2007

Andy Pearson is a web designer and developer from the UK

A nice subtle lifestream implementation complete with fading over time.

WikiHome - JotSpot Wiki (continuouspartialattention)

There's been a steady increase in talk around continuous partial attention (what with Twitter and all) so I here's the mother lode: Linda Stone waxing lyrical and expanding our vocabularies.

disambiguity - » Waterfall Bad, Washing Machine Good (IA Summit 07 Slides)

Leisa's slides from the IA Summit in Vegas. Looks like it was an excellent presentation, channelling the spirit of Kelly Goto and Jeff Veen.

YouTube - Otters holding hands

Quite possibly the cutest thing ever captured on video.

Newsvine - Hacking John McCain

John McCain stole Mike Davidson's bandwidth. This sounds like a job for .htaccessman.

mezzoblue § Chalkwork Basic Royalty-free Icons

Dave has made some icons — very nice ones.

Molt:n Core » Jeremy Keith killed JFK?

Apparently I look like Lee Harvey Oswald and Keanu Reeves. Whoa! Cameron Adams, on the other hand, looks like a bunch of girls (a bunch of hot girls, admittedly).

Interview with Jeremy Keith » Make Me A Speaker! Blog

Meri asked me a few questions about public speaking. I was only too happy too answer them.

Google Maps API Official Blog: KML and GeoRSS Support Added to the Google Maps API

Google gets behind GeoRSS. This is good. Somewhere, Mikel Maron is doing a little dance.

Flickr: adactio's photos tagged with lastfm:event=97947

Yes, there is a reason why I'm using this machine tag. Watch the next release of Last.fm for machine tagging goodness on events.

Twitter (kottke.org)

Jason Kottke likes Twitter too.

Digital Web Magazine - Redesigning the ExpressionEngine Site

A really nice article by Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain detailing the process behind a site design.

Manage This » Blog Archive » Helvetica documentary world premier haiku contest - The Extensis Community Blog covering Font Management, Digital Asset Management and info for Creative Professionals

Helvetica poster. It can be yours; Haiku required.

Subtraction: Oh Yeeaahh!

Khoi has posted the slides from his grids workshop online. Download and learn.

Adobe Labs - Apollo

The first public alpha release of Apollo is out. Grab the runtime and then play around with some of the sample apps (none of which are that impressive but it's the thought that counts).

memespring | Twitter watcher

Another fun toy that uses Twitter's API, this one from Richard Pope.

twittervision

A mesmerising mashup of Twitter and Google Maps. I could watch this all day.

The microformats process

John Allsopp has created this flowchart of the research and development involved in the creation of a new microformat. It looks kind of like the workflow of any good iterative development.

The Morning News - South by South-BEST! by Todd Levin

Todd Levin of tremble.com pens a truly hilarious write-up of South by Southwest Interactive 2007.

Co-evolution of neocortex size, group size and language in humans

The Dunbar number gets bandied about a lot in conversations about social networks these days. Here's the original paper that shows the research behind the oft-misused term.

reboot 9.0

May 31st and June 1st are the dates for this year's Reboot in Copenhagen. Get on the site to suggest speakers and talks for the topic, "Human."

microformatique - a blog about microformats and “data at the edges” : Semantics in HTML Part III - Towards a semantic web

John Allsopp has posted the third and final part of his superb series, Semantics in HTML. Read them all.

disambiguity - » If it wasn’t for Twitter I wouldn’t be here…

How a Twitter from me saved Leisa's ass.

Liberty Alliance Members

Upcoming events about Identity. A lot of these are happening in Europe; I should try to get to one.

Ficlets | Welcome to Ficlets!

Project Apeshirt is finally revealed and it's pretty darn cool — collaborative short fiction.

Twitter / Ackbar

Now Admiral Ackbar is on Twitter too. "It's a traaaap!"

Poetry reading - WordRidden

Jessica's English translation of a 19th Century German poem in the public domain – possibly the only English translation of this poem in existence.

disambiguity - » Ambient Intimacy

An absolutely brilliant summation by Leisa Reichelt that nails Twitter's appeal: ambient intimacy.

Coffee/latte art - the mark of a professional barista

Coffee porn, some of which is from the baristas working at Travelbag in Brighton.

MiniAjax.com / A showroom of nice looking simple downloadable DHTML and AJAX scripts

A collection of scripts. There might be some good stuff here but use with care and discretion.

YouTube - This 'n' That

Paul's voice has been sampled from his this'n'that magic trick and used for this stop-motion animation. Brilliant! I <3 mashup culture.

FT.com / Home UK / UK - Brighton cluster at new media cutting edge

I'm living on the cutting edge, apparently. This article is more like a press release meets an annual report, completely missing out the real reasons why Brighton is a cool place to live and work.

Upcoming.org Suggestion Board

Did you notice that Upcoming recently switched from liquid to fixed? Have your say about that here.

FlashAid version 1.0 released at Aral Balkan

Aral has been busy whipping FlashAid into shape. Now let's get busy kicking the tyres.

Ning - Create your own Social Networks!

Ning has relaunched as a roll-your-own-social-network service. I guess that leaves Yahoo Pipes unchallenged in the roll-your-own-mashup field.

Showdown - Markdown in Javascript

A JavaScript port of John Gruber's excellent Markdown. I use Markdown for my blogging CMS so I may incorporate this into the GUI.

Main Page - MakeMeASpeaker

Meri has created a wiki where would-be speakers can get advice and mentoring from established speakers. I don't know if I'm established but I'm offering my services.

Morethanseven » UK Meetup Finder

Gareth has mashed up Google Maps with meatspace geek gatherings in the UK.