There's something haunting about this: the physical settings of internet memes with the protagonists removed.
Archive: May, 2009
All the chairs in Pixar's The Incredibles.
Ficlets is back ...as Ficly. Take that, AOL: this site is just too good to roll over and die.
Jeff's got something up his sleeve that will help the cause of web typography.
Eleven years old and more relevant than ever.
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.
And this, boys and girls, is why the password anti-pattern is bad, m'kay?
I'm not sure I can resist ordering one of these T-shirts featuring crime-fighting duo Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.
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.
A great example of @font-face in action: comparing Graublau Sans Web with with Lucida Grande.
This is just brilliant! Natalie has taken the Flash-based Pocketmod and reproduced it using HTML and CSS (including CSS transforms).
How to ensure consistency in time travel narratives.
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."
Classic photographs recreated in Lego.
"Nikon, the racist camera" (sing it to the tune of Flight of the Concords' "Albi, the racist dragon").
A detailed comparison of jQuery and MooTools.
Follow along as Happy Cog document the process of redesigning the Mozilla website.
A look into the future that never was. This stuff is right up my alley.
The 26 step process required to add +1 to a feature request in IE. Franz Kafka is alive and well and living in Redmond.
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.
Because everything goes better with keyboard cat.
Make your own papernet projects.
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.
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.
Douglas is featured in The New York Times (and look: there's Dustin behind him).
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.
This huffdufferesque fill-in-the-blank dry-erase toy teaches your child how to write letters from _____.
Now *this* is how you explain technical concepts.
If television were honest...
Get Creative Commons stickers at the click of a button thanks to Brian and the Moo API.
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.
A repository of liberally-licensed fonts to link to with @font-face.
A nice stab at a markup (and CSS) pattern for forms.
It looks Wheel of Tea is going to face some stiff competition from this iPhone app.
Jack Schulze goes into detail on the genesis of the wonderful Here & There map/visualisation.
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.
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!
This is the best location visualisation I have ever seen.
Lawrence Lessig's newest book, Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy, is now available as a free PDF download.