Archive: May, 2007

Last.fm – the Blog: Last.fm Acquired By CBS

Probably old news by now but Last.fm has been acquired by CBS, who I hope are not evil. The good news is that our favourite music site is staying in London. Rock on, FMers.

LOLCODE

I'm sure everyone else has already discovered this but I really was L'ing O L when I read the "Hai world" code.

Interview with Jeremy Keith of Clearleft at Xtech 2007

While I was at XTech in Paris, Ian Forrester took me aside for an interview about microformats. Here's the video of our little chat.

Hack Day London Unofficial Wiki - The password is h4ck.

This is a great idea: a pre hack day wiki to coordinate skills and share ideas.

Medallia Blog: jQuery Reference Widget Archives

Use jQuery? Use a mac? Here's a handy dashboard reference.

An Event Apart Chicago 2007

Mark your calendars. If you can make it Chicago in August, I'll see you at An Event Apart. I think this is going to be a lot of fun.

Eric's Archived Thoughts: Formal Weirdness

Eric explores the dark cabbalistic world of attempting to style form controls. This explains why he doesn't use the universal selector for resetting default styles.

Pretty in Punk [0811857441] - $19.95 : Chronicle Books

My mission while I'm in San Franciso is to get a hold of a copy of this book for Jessica. 25 Punk, Rock, and Goth Knitting Projects.

Color Oracle

A very handy little app that sits in your menu bar on OS X and can instantly show you how your screen would look if you were colour blind.

R2D2 Projector :: Scene It :: RED5

This is the ultimate geek gadget: a projector in the shape of R2D2. I want one!

Wintec WBT-201 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver (Auto on/off, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, Google Earth Integration with Photo) (Bonus Bottle Cap Tripod) (Your Choice of Free Mount)

I gotta get me one of these. Just think of the mashup potential!

The Implications of OpenID

Pausing for breath is for pussies. Simon's slides illustrate how to pack everything including the OpenID kitchen sink into 45 minutes.

StarCraft II

Whoosh! That's the sound of productivity being left behind. After ten years, Starcraft 2 is finally here. Simultaneous release for Mac and PC.

Talk Like a Pilot on 19 May

I say, bally jerry pranged his cabbage crate right in my how's your father into the drink.

Digital Web Magazine - Five Pertinent Questions for John Allsopp

John answers some questions about microformats.

JavaScript Libraries: The Big Picture

Simon's slides from his talk at XTech on JavaScript libraries (which I missed). Good stuff contained within.

Derek Powazek – The Real Story of JPG Magazine

I just started subscribing to JPG magazine. Now I'm going to cancel my subscription. This is really sad.

Google Maps

This is so so childish but here you go: rude place names on Google Maps.

Stuff and Nonsense

Malarkey's got a brand new bag... if by "bag" you mean "website". And a very nice bag it is too.

Guardian Unlimited

The front page of The Guardian website has been redesigned with some good use of typography and colour. Shame it's so wide though.

aberrare humanum est!: Yeah!

How to make your own microformats t-shirt (if you live in Romania).

What I've been working on: The New Google Analytics, by Jeffrey Veen

Finally revealed: what Jeff has been working on since he moved into the lair of the Google. He's been making Google Analytics look and feel nicer.

Mysql database migration and special characters | Orthogonal Thought

This article is a life-saver for me. I'm constantly having trouble with special characters when I'm backing up databases for local copies of my sites.

V2-panorama.jpg (JPEG Image, 3074x1816 pixels)

This is the first picture of Earth taken from space, specifically from a V2 rocket 60 miles up.

Make the logo bigger

Now when your satanic client tells you to make the logo bigger, you can always rock out.

stuckUnstuck

Here's a simple little way to blow off steam with some micro-updates. You can even do it from Twitter. Nice.