Archive: May, 2009

Meme Scenery - Waxy.org

There's something haunting about this: the physical settings of internet memes with the protagonists removed.

Incredibles - The Chairs

All the chairs in Pixar's The Incredibles.

Ficly - A better, shorter story

Ficlets is back ...as Ficly. Take that, AOL: this site is just too good to roll over and die.

USA, Canada and the EU attempt to kill treaty to protect blind people's access to written material - Boing Boing

I feel a rant coming on...

Introducing Typekit « The Typekit Blog

Jeff's got something up his sleeve that will help the cause of web typography.

Hypertext Style: Cool URIs don't change.

Eleven years old and more relevant than ever.

Google Web Elements

Standalone embeddable widgets from Google that you can drop into any web page. The maps widget finally frees the maps API from the tyranny of coupling a domain with an API key.

Twitter Status - Phishing scam

And this, boys and girls, is why the password anti-pattern is bad, m'kay?

Babbage and Lovelace Fight Crime T-shirt from Zazzle.com

I'm not sure I can resist ordering one of these T-shirts featuring crime-fighting duo Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.

Tom Taylor : Projects : Clarke

A sweet little Skyhook/FireEagle desktop app from Tom. It updates your FireEagle location every five minutes by pinging Skyhook's API to triangulate your position. A small piece, loosely joining two small pieces.

Nice Web Type Suggests: Graublau Sans with Lucida sanserif

A great example of @font-face in action: comparing Graublau Sans Web with with Lucida Grande.

Space Invaders

The classic arcade game, recreated using the JavaScript/SVG library Raphaël.

Dinky pocketbooks with WebKit transforms | Natalie Downe

This is just brilliant! Natalie has taken the Flash-based Pocketmod and reproduced it using HTML and CSS (including CSS transforms).

Rules for Time Travelers | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine

How to ensure consistency in time travel narratives.

The WWW Virtual Punchcard (Punch Card) Server...

A text to punch card translator. Who wants to be the first to pipe Twitter messages through this?

Cory Doctorow: We must ensure ISPs don't stop the next Google getting out of the garage | Technology | guardian.co.uk

A superb call to arms on the importance of "fat pipe, always on, get out of my way."

Classics in Lego - a set on Flickr

Classic photographs recreated in Lego.

Racist Camera! No, I did not blink... I'm just Asian! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

"Nikon, the racist camera" (sing it to the tune of Flight of the Concords' "Albi, the racist dragon").

Racist Camera! No, I did not blink... I'm just Asian!

jQuery vs MooTools: Choosing Between Two Great JavaScript Frameworks

A detailed comparison of jQuery and MooTools.

Redesign Mozilla

Follow along as Happy Cog document the process of redesigning the Mozilla website.

Paleo-Future - Paleo-Future Blog

A look into the future that never was. This stuff is right up my alley.

Persuading Microsoft to Implement Canvas « Processing.js Blog

The 26 step process required to add +1 to a feature request in IE. Franz Kafka is alive and well and living in Redmond.

[Everyone] Testing testing...

Start here, click through to each next message, and enjoy. Pretend Office is like Spinal Tap for office workers. Funny in an uncomfortably real way.

Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat

Because everything goes better with keyboard cat.

PocketMod: The Free Recyclable Personal Organizer

Make your own papernet projects.

The Worldwide System

A proposal for decimal time and measurement. It'll never defeat inertia but I love seeing the thought process that's gone into it.

Where I’m actually living in augmented reality, Jefferson Airplane and what does this mean for photos. « geobloggers

Rev. Dan Catt's augmented reality future is here; it just isn't evenly distributed yet.

Web Typography Readability Test | by the User Experience team at Viget Labs

Jackson is gathering data to test on-screen readability. Sign up and join in.

Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction

Download the PDF of this essay from the Near Future Laboratory and wallow in the sci-fi/tech/design goodness.

Ping - Should Design Be Held Back by a Tyranny of Data? - NYTimes.com

Douglas is featured in The New York Times (and look: there's Dustin behind him).

Hamish Hamilton: Five Dials

A beautiful PDF literary magazine, designed to be printed out and read away from the computer. I'd still love to see an HTML version.

KAMINXKY: Toy

This huffdufferesque fill-in-the-blank dry-erase toy teaches your child how to write letters from _____.

Amazon.com: The Manga Guide to Databases: Mana Takahashi, Shoko Azuma, Trend-pro Ltd.: Books

Now *this* is how you explain technical concepts.

Truthful TV Title Cards — Glark

If television were honest...

suda.co.uk/projects/cc [Creative Commons Moo Stickers]

Get Creative Commons stickers at the click of a button thanks to Brian and the Moo API.

What’s Golden | Jason Santa Maria

An excellent piece by Stan in which he questions (without rejecting out of hand) applying proportion-based rules to the web, a medium with inherently fluid proportions.

Typefaces we can all share : Open Font Library

A repository of liberally-licensed fonts to link to with @font-face.

Uni-Form

A nice stab at a markup (and CSS) pattern for forms.

chartbeat - real-time website analytics and uptime monitoring

This looks like an interesting approach to web analytics: a JavaScript function pings the service every 10 seconds allowing for a near realtime overview.

Tea Round - Democra-tea at work

It looks Wheel of Tea is going to face some stiff competition from this iPhone app.

Pulse Laser: Here & There influences

Jack Schulze goes into detail on the genesis of the wonderful Here & There map/visualisation.

Accident-explanatory slings to make you smile

If you've ever broken/strained a limb, you'll know how tedious it gets answering the inevitable "what happened?" question time and time again.

Dashed Bad Form | Standpoint.Online

A humorous comparison of the em dash and the semicolon; but this online setting scuppers the author's wit by using hyphens instead of em dashes — punctuation-derived humour fail!

http://schulzeandwebb.com/hat/

This is the best location visualisation I have ever seen.

Bloomsbury Academic

Lawrence Lessig's newest book, Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy, is now available as a free PDF download.