Archive: September, 2010

Evening edition - Bobulate

A lovely idea, nicely implemented: time-conditional CSS.

Hello, want to kill some time?

This might just be the best bookmarklet ever created. Use it to turn any page into an asteroid-like game of destruction.

Live style sheet editing!

Edit this page. Then view source.

Welcome | sugru | Hack Things Better

A versatile material to help you fix things.

The Do Lectures | Craig Mod

A fantastic talk by Craig Mod on publishing, from this year's Do Lectures. I wish that the audio was available for huffduffing.

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker

A well-argued piece by Malcolm Gladwell on the relative pros and cons of weak-tie networks and strong-tie hierarchies ...although, as always, Gladwell relies on anecdotes more than data to make his point.

This is a news website article about a scientific finding | Martin Robbins | Science | guardian.co.uk

A perfect parody lampooning the shallow and cowardly reporting of most so-called science stories by the press (I'm looking at you, BBC).

The History Hackday blog - Home

This is a brilliant idea: a History Hackday in London. Get in touch with Matt if you can help out.

ifoundyourcamera.net | Found Cameras and Orphan Pictures

Publishing photos from lost cameras.

An Event Apart News Archive

An Event Apart, The Musical!

Everything Is a Remix

It's well worth paying attention to this site, the accompaniment to the four-part series of videos entitled "Everything is a Remix."

Flowers for cyberpunk « Adam Greenfield's Speedbird

A personal ode to cyberpunk.

Wait, what does your startup do?

This is far too realistic for comfort.

Google LatLong: Finding Places on the Web: Rich Snippets for Local Search

If you aren't already marking up addresses in hCard, you really, really, really should start.

Announcing Science Hack Day SF! | Science Hack Day San Francisco

People of San Francisco: start your science engines. You're getting your own Science Hack Day!

Should you build your own home? (Phil Gyford’s website)

Oh, what a lovely metaphor! What's your online home?

My First Week with the iPhoneBehind the Curtain | Behind the Curtain

An emotionally affecting endorsement of the accessibility features on the iPhone.

George Lucas Stole Chewbacca, But It’s Okay « Binary Bonsai

A fantastically detailed look by Michael at the evolution of the design of Chewbacca.

Buttons for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

This app might be just be so cool that it's worth getting an iPhone just to use it. "When you press the camera button, Buttons records the current time or location, then searches the net for other photos that have been taken in the very same moment or place."

The Story Behind a Wikipedia Entry - NYTimes.com

James Bridle's dConstruct artefact is in the New York Times.

Capturing the Atom Bomb on Film - Audio & Photos - NYTimes.com

Monstrously beautiful images, accompanied by an eye-witness audio account.

Good Fucking Design Advice

This will be a useful resource to peruse after you've figured out what to have for fucking dinner.

Lost World's Fairs

Lovely typographic showcases from Stan and friends.

Bouncing Beholder [JS1k entry]

An entire platform game in 1024 bytes. Impressive. Most impressive.

Biolab Disaster

A great little platform game that is entirely Flash-free. Canvas all the way.

hipster puppies

Oh yeah; hipster puppies: I remember seeing them before they sold out.

crap at my parents house

Giving nostalgia a good slap-down with a big ol' bucket of kitsch.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Lego Chess - a set on Flickr

An Empire Strikes Back chess set made of Lego. I love it!

New Mexico EP | The Orchid

Beautiful instrumental music: four tracks for a minimum donation of four dollars. Recommended.

YTTM.tv - Pick a year, click refresh, and TRAVEL THROUGH TIME.

YouTube Time Machine: this is beautiful and fascinating. Set phasers to WWILF.

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

This description of a tour of the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games is like a travelogue from an alternative dimension.

STASIS on Vimeo

A great sci-fi short story—yours to watch online.

BBC News - Audio slideshow: Seeing into space

I was invited along to the 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards ceremony in Greenwich but alas, I wasn't able to make it. Looks like it was fantastic.

Yalta Conference, 4th-11th February 1945 | Lanyrd

My favourite page on Lanyrd.

My Faith in Nerds: Stronger Than Any Gelatinous Cube | 43 Folders

I'm very touched by this description of dConstruct from Merlin. We were incredibly lucky to have him come and speak. He the man.

My experience of dConstruct 2010 - abitgone+

A really, really, REALLY good round-up of this year's dConstruct. No doubt about it: it was the best yet.

Chop Shop / Radiolab / Radiolab: Goat and Cow

If you're a long-time listener to Radiolab, this T-shirt will make sense to you. I want it.

glueslabs — Huffduffer: How to Listen Later, or What Did You Call Me?

A nice description of how to use Huffduffer to manage newly found music.

Time Travel Explorer

Now this is how to do a location-based app: overlays of London through time ...in the palm of your hand.

Blade Runner: Hades Landscape | Douglas Trumbull - Immersive Media and Visual Effects

Douglas Trumbull reveals the secrets of the opening scene of Blade Runner.

The REAL ‘Stuff White People Like’ « OkTrends

They're going to get into so much trouble for this, but this data analysis is pretty great.

Simon Collison | Colly | Journal | dConstruct workshop

Colly shows the results of his dConstruct workshop: great stuff!

HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith available as an EPUB : Threepress Consulting blog

Liza and co. did a fantastic job converting my book. I doff my cap.

Information Architects

A great example of responsive web design. I like the idea of upping the font size for really large viewports. I may do that on Huffduffer.

HTML5 inputs and attribute support

A very handy page for showing HTML5 form element support in your browser.

A New Theory of Awesomeness and Miracles, by James Bridle, concerning Charles Babbage, Heath Robinson, MENACE and MAGE

This is how I knew James Bridle would be amazing at dConstruct. His talk from Playful '09 is, well... aweome!

Did you have a nice day? - Made by Rattle

A beautiful SVG visualisation (with source code) of the Rattle team's experience of dConstruct 2010.

Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory

An oldie but goldie: time travel in the age of the internet.