Tags: pdf

Anton Peck Illustration - Gather eBook

You can download the PDF of Anton’s graphic novel Gather for free.

Science Fiction Film as Design Scenario Exercise for Psychological Habitability: Production Designs 1955-2009

A white paper that looks to sci-fi films as potential prototypes for habitats for humans in space, with an emphasis on dealing with the psychological issues involved.

Forty Years of Movie Hacking: Considering the Potential Implications of the Popular Media Representation of Computer Hackers from 1968 to 2008

An in-depth look at the portrayal of hackers on film.

The paradoxes of time travel by David Lewis

A well-written white paper on time travel. Alas, it relies a bit too much on semantic nitpickery to offer any real insight.

The Past 100 Years of the Future

This (free!) PDF looks like it could be a nice companion piece to Chris and Nathan’s recent book:

Human-computer interaction in science-fiction movies and television.

It’s a work in progress. You’ll notice a lot of placeholders where the images should be. That’s because the studios are demanding extortionate rates for screenshots.

Five Simple Steps - Pocket Guides

These short pocketbooks from Five Simple Steps look like they’ll be very handy indeed. Shame they won’t be available in dead-tree format: I bet they’d be really cute.

The Time Traveler’s Cookbook: Meat-Lover’s Edition : NPR

A PDF to download and read that is both funny and fascinating.

Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Verse 2: A close reading with Fourth Amendment guidance for cops and perps

A blow-by-blow legal analysis of the second verse of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems.

The Fermi Paradox, Self-Replicating Probes, and the Interstellar Transportation Bandwidth

Re-examining Von Neumann probes, reconciling their apparent scarcity with the Fermi paradox.

The Myths of Mobile Context by Josh Clark

A PDF of the slides (with copious notes) from Josh’s brilliant presentation. I love this guy!

HF/DF An Allied Weapon against German U-Boats 1939-1945

A 2004 paper on huffduffing.

jQuery Enlightenment | by Cody Lindley | 1st Edition | based on jQuery 1.3.2

A $15 PDF book on jQuery from Cody Lindley.

droidMAKER: DROIDMAKER book now downloadable, FREE!

A free PDF of the inside story of George Lucas, his intensely private company, and their work to revolutionize filmmaking. Discover the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame avatars, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media age.

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.

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.

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.

SitePoint : The Bushfire Relief Sale

For three days you can buy 5 PDF books for the price of 1 from Sitepoint and your money will go to the victims of the bushfires.

QuirksBlog: Slides from acessible Ajax workshop at Fundamentos Web

Download a PDF of PPK's slides from his JavaScript workshop at Fundamentos Web. There's some good advice contained therein.

jQuery 1.2 Cheat Sheet :: www.gscottolson.com/weblog/

A handy cheat sheet of jQuery methods to print out and keep on hand.

QuirksBlog: VTM slides

Here are the slides from PPK's talk this morning at the Voices That Matter conference. It's all good JavaScript advice.

How To Mix Fonts: Typeface Cheat Sheet

A cheat sheet for combining typefaces. No hard and fast rules but a handy guide to print out and use.

Five Simple Steps: Designing for the Web

Mark Boulton is self-publishing a PDF book on design. Let the eager anticipation begin.

oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Using Microformats

Brian's PDF book on microformats is now available from O'Reilly for $9.99. Congratulations, Mr. Suda!

suda.co.uk/projects/microformats [Cheat Sheet]

Just in case you haven't seen Brian's microformats cheat sheet, here it is. Print and keep by your desk.

Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application

The PDF book of the T-shirt of the philosophy from 37 Signals. There are 4 chapters online for you to sample.

Tim's WSG Ajax Presentation

Download the PDF of the slides and play around with the demo from Tim Lucas' recent presentation.