Tags: bet

CSS A/Z

The alphabet illustrated with CSS.

RIP, Change.gov

This is why the Internet Archive matters. It is now the public record of Obama’s broken promise to protect whistleblowers.

I feel very bad for the smart, passionate, talented people who worked their asses off on change.gov, only to see their ideals betrayed.

The Guardian

Remember when I linked to the Github repository of The Guardian’s front-end team? Well, now—if you’ll pardon the mixing of metaphors—you can start to kick the tyres of the fruits of their labour. This beta site shows where their experiments with responsive design might lead.

Chris Shiflett ▪ Lessons from Brooklyn Beta

Thoughtful points from Chris, delivered on the closing day of this year’s Brooklyn Beta.

So, the next time you feel like you’re missing out, stop it. Zoom out a little bit and give yourself some space and some perspective, so you can focus on what matters.

The Brooklyn Beta Theme Song: Year Three - YouTube

Song-a-day Mann closed out this year’s Brooklyn Beta by singing this song (number #1381 in his ongoing series). We all sang along. It was pretty damn great.

Myself, quantified | Extenuating Circumstances

Dan writes about how data saved his life. That is not an exaggeration.

He describes how, after receiving some very bad news from his doctor, he dived into the whole “quantified self” thing with his health data. Looking back on it, he concludes:

If I were still in the startup game, I have a pretty good idea of which industry I’d want to disrupt.

» Long Bets Bet – How Durable Are URLs? - Blog of the Long Now

The Long Now blog is featuring the bet between myself and Matt on URL longevity. Just being mentioned on that site gives me a warm glow.

The magic button — Make Everything OK

The most useful site on the web.

the average font - a set on Flickr

Take all the fonts on your operating system, superimpose them, and whaddya get? This.

YouTube - Bachelor Kisses acoustic - The Go-Betweens

Two fine songwriters. Only one of them is still with us.

Long Bets - The original URL for this prediction (www.longbets.org/601) will no longer be available in eleven years.

This is my prediction. If you think it’s wrong, challenge it. We shall then partake in a wager.

The origins of abc | I love typography, the typography and fonts blog

A wonderful history of our alphabet. Set aside some time to read this.

Google Public Policy Blog: A joint policy proposal for an open Internet

Google reaffirms its commitment to net neutrality ...except when it comes to wireless broadband, of course, because that's *totally* different, right? This disgusts me.

Mojibakeru kanji-animal transformers ::: Pink Tentacle

Kanji characters that transform into the animal they represent.

Daniel Davis - The HTML5 <ruby> element in words of one syllable or less

A nice explanation of the ruby element in HTML5: very handy for marking up phonetic pronunciation.

EagleTweet

Allow your Twitter location to be automatically updated from FireEagle. The process of connecting you, FireEagle, and Twitter is beautiful: 1 x OpenID + 2 x OAuth.

SugarDash Pocket Log

A paper app—like a web app, but for the papernet—that provides a DIY portable log book for diabetics.

GT!Blog » Why Japan didn’t create the iPod

Could it be that the inability of 8-bit computers to render Kanji had a direct influence on the direction of Japan's electronic product design and economy?

10^0, 10^1, 10^2 predictions

Brian and Josh are organising a Long Bet style gathering for the day before dConstruct. To participate, choose a timescale and enter your prediction. What an excellent way to kick-start some discussion.

Home – Last.fm

The Last.fm beta redesign is now available for the great unwashed masses to test.

John Resig - Sexy Firefox 3

If you want to install the beta of Firefox 3 on OS X but you still want to keep a copy of Firefox 2, John will show you how.

adaptive path » blog » Charmr Project

Charmr is a design concept for diabetes management devices proposed by Adaptive Path following a process of research and iteration.

The Benefits of Facebook "Friends:" Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites

"In addition to assessing bonding and bridging social capital, we explore a dimension of social capital that assesses one's ability to stay connected with members of a previously inhabited community, which we call maintained social capital."

Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace

Danah Boyd's essay is required reading for anyone with even a passing interest in social networks.

Daring Fireball: 'Beta' Is Not an Excuse

"You can’t “semi-release” your 1.0 just because you want it out there but aren’t yet finished. Being semi-released is like being semi-pregnant."

W3C Web API Working Group

Who says the W3C don't have a sense of humour? Check out the logo of the Web API Working Group (who are doing great work, by the way).

Technorati Kitchen: Microformats Search

This is still experimental, but Technorati now allow you to search for snippets of content that has been marked up with microformats. My egosearching returns suitably satisfying results.

wankr beta - collaborative masturbation network

"wankr will be a place for web 2.0 people to gather together in one humongous circlejerk so they can masturbate each other into a sticky frenzy over useless, meaningless bullshit."

Google Reader

A web app for reading RSS feeds. Pretty nice, but I'll stick with Adactio Elsewhere for now.

Yahoo! Podcasts

Quite nice, but a bit too cluttered for my taste. I still prefer Odeo.

Google Secure Access

Looks like Google is getting into the WiFi game.

Google Talk

Google gets into instant messaging.