Tags: time

Embracing HTTPS - NYTimes.com

A friendly challenge from The Grey Lady for news sites to enable TLS.

Make a commitment to have your site fully on HTTPS by the end of 2015 and pledge your support with the hashtag #https2015.

Where Time Comes From on Vimeo

A profile of Demetrios Matsakis, keeper of time at U.S. Naval Observatory, America’s equivalent to Greenwich in its importance for timekeeping in the modern world.

Meet the Geniuses on a Quixotic Quest to Archive the Entire Internet | TIME.com

A short video featuring Jason Scott and Brewster Kahle. The accompanying text has a shout-out to the line-mode browser hack event at CERN.

[this is aaronland] because ephemera are just memories that didn’t try hard enough

I like the way Aaron thinks. I also like the way he makes.

Time - YouTube

The video of my closing talk at this year’s Full Frontal conference, right here in Brighton.

I had a lot of fun with this, although I was surprisingly nervous before I started: I think it was because I didn’t want to let Remy down.

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations explained

A superb piece of hypertext from The Guardian.

The History of the Internet in a Nutshell

A timeline of technology.

A Timeline made with Timeglider, web-based timeline software

Improve your word power: here’s a timeline of terms used to describe male genitalia throughout history. And yes, there is a female equivalent.

How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets - NYTimes.com

Metajournalism.

The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni

I like this theory!

timg

This is a really nice and simple idea: view photos from a specific place taken at a specific time. Voyeuristic fun.

How to get your tweets displaying on your website using JavaScript, without using new Twitter 1.1 API

A little piece of JavaScript to strip out the styling from Twitter widgets.

Oh, no! How horrid! Now Twitter won’t control the “user experience” of that widget!

Instead, the person who actually posted the tweets in the first place gets to decide how they should be displayed. Crazy idea, isn’t it?

Here is today

A long-zoom data visualisation.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A visualization of drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004

This powerful timeline illustrates how drone attacks have increased dramatically under Obama’s administration.

Dark Archives in Contents Magazine

A really lovely piece on the repositories of information that aren’t catalogued—a fourth quadrant in the Rumsfeldian taxonomy, these dark archives are the unknown knowns.

Interview with Lauren Beukes about Shining Girls

Lauren talks about The Shining Girls and the tools she uses to write with.

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.

Flickr, codeswarming

A beautiful timelapse visualisation of code commits to Flickr from 2004 to 2011.

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek - Multimedia Feature - NYTimes.com

Excellent journalism combined with excellent art direction into something that feels just right for the medium of the web.

10 Years of Scrobbling Timeline – Last.fm

A really nice interactive timeline of data from ten years of scrobbling music to Last.fm.

The Useless Web

Don’t do it. Don’t click that button just one more time. Don’t.

Web History, a timeline

This is right up my alley: a timeline of the history of hypertext, starting with Borges.

Improving Reality 2012 : Joanne Mcneil

Note’s from Joanne’s presentation at Improving Reality.

Lanyrd: the early days | The Lanyrd Blog

This is a rather lovely history of the first two years of Lanyrd, starting with that honeymoon-turned-startup.

I really like the way that Lanyrd’s communications reflect the personalities of Simon and Nat: utterly brilliant, but also a little bonkers, with far more animals than would be reasonably expected.

Infovore » ghostcar

Tom describes his Foursquare ghost.

A List Apart: Articles: Everything in its Right Pace

A great article by Hannah, focusing on the Long Web—it isn’t about the quantity of data you’re publishing; it’s the quality. This builds nicely on the article I linked to recently about digital scarcity.

Distant Shape: 10 Years of Daring Fireball

A nice visualisation of Apple’s transition From desktop to mobile over ten years, one Daring Fireball article at a time.

Oh, and happy birthday, Daring Fireball.

This is now!

A thoroughly addictive use of the Instagram API (along with Node.js and Socket.io): see a montage of images being taken in a city right now.

View from the ISS at Night on Vimeo

Another beautiful timelapse video made from photographs taken from the International Space Station.

The music from Sunshine gets me every time.

A Ship Aground

This is how London looked on my birthday, as recorded by the stationary meatspace protrusion of James’s Ship Adrift.

The Evolution of the Web

A nice timeline visualisation of recent history.

The Slow Web – Jack Cheng

This resonates deeply with me. It is worth your heartbeats.

10 Timeframes | Contents Magazine

I didn’t count how many heartbeats it took to read this, but it was worth every single one.

Sound of Summer

This is sooo nifty: Chloe’s obsessive Summer music visualisation is a lesson in responsive design and progressive enhancement. It’s also pretty fascinating.

Welcome to History Mesh

This is rather wonderful: a DevFort project for navigating interweaving strands of history, James Burke style.

ISS Star Trails - a set on Flickr

Beautiful time-lapse photography from Don “we’ve got a Dragon by the tail” Pettit, taken from the International Space Station.

I can tell you how I got from Deep Purple to Howling Wolf in just 25 moves. | Chloe Weil

The way that Chloe has catalogued her music over time is fascinating. It’s like the Long Now opposite of This Is My Jam.

Chirp Clock

This serendipitous chronometer shows tweets that are mentioning the current time.

Webstock ‘12: Jeremy Keith - Of Time and the Network on Vimeo

The video of my talk from Webstock, all about wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff like networks and memory.

The Lively Morgue

Photographs from the archive of the New York Times.

YouTube - One Hour Per Second

Cute CSS animations illustrating the incredible rate of uploads to YouTube.

This is Brighton on Vimeo

A lovely timelapse tilt-shift video of Brighton.

angry, productive birds (tecznotes)

Mashing up Angry Birds and spreadsheets to better visualise project time-tracking.

Predicting the Future of Computing - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

An interactive timeline where we, the wise crowd, can add our predictions (although the timeline for the past, showing important technological breakthroughs, is bizarrely missing Cooke and Wheatsone’s telegraph).

Designers, what’s the rush? | Normative - Design for Devices and the Web

A plea for more time.

We tend to think in 2 to 5 year scales, maybe we need to be thinking in longer time lines about our own careers and skills.

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS on Vimeo

Gorgeous time-lapse footage from the astronauts in the International Space Station.

inter // states on Vimeo

A time-lapse video of Tokyo transportation.

Goodbye time, datetime, and pubdate. Hello data and value. | HTML5 Doctor

A very even-handed look at the time and data debacle in HTML5.

Why No Time?

A single-serving website expressing the frustration and bewilderment at Hixie’s unilateral decision to drop the time element from HTML.

The Mountain on Vimeo

Beautiful timelapse.

Future Timeline | Technology | Singularity | 2020 | 2050 | 2100 | 2150 | 2200 | 21st century | 22nd century | 23rd century | Humanity | Predictions | Events

A speculative timeline of future history.

Arrivals

A cute glanceable interface onto Foursquare that turns it into your own private railway station.

Bringing the London Bus Network home – Blog – BERG

This is an excellent use of the Kindle as an undemanding screen. Really lovely!

Design Firm Seeks to Humanize Technology - NYTimes.com

Those lovely BERG chaps profiled in the New York Times.

10,000 Year Clock

Jeff Bezos has put together a little site to give some background on The Clock Of The Long Now: soon to be open to visitors.

In a Brooklyn Loft, Twitter Stars Find Common Ground - NYTimes.com

A profile of those whacky Brooklyn Studiomates.

Tell-all telephone | Data Protection | Digital | ZEIT ONLINE

A dataviz demo of creepiness: displaying the movements of Malte Spitz by correlating her phone activity and web usage.

Brian Eno - The Big Here and the Long Now | DIGITALSOULS.COM | New Media Art | Philosophy | Culture

Brian Eno’s original essay on the origins of The Long Now Foundation. It is ten years old—a long time on the web and 1% of a millennium.

Humans are capable of a unique trick: creating realities by first imagining them, by experiencing them in their minds. When Martin Luther King said “I have a dream…” , he was inviting others to dream it with him. Once a dream becomes shared in that way, current reality gets measured against it and then modified towards it. As soon as we sense the possibility of a more desirable world, we begin behaving differently – as though that world is starting to come into existence, as though, in our minds at least, we’re already there. The dream becomes an invisible force which pulls us forward. By this process it starts to come true. The act of imagining something makes it real.

The Birth of Low-Rise on Vimeo

Building a city with staples in thirty hours.

TIME CAPSULE ..::HOME::..

On 18 May 2010, the Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services) Project deposited a time capsule in the vaults of datacenter, Swiss Fort Knox, in Saanen, Switzerland. It contained the decoding information for five digital file formats on media ranging from paper, microfilm and floppy discs to CDs, DVDs and USB sticks.

Constant Setting

This URL displays a picture of a sunset (from Flickr) taken wherever the sun is setting right now.

A History of the World in 100 Seconds on Vimeo

A gorgeous visualisation of Wikipedia data from History Hack Day. Watch the shape of the world emerge over time.

YouTube - Il était une fois… les technologies du passé.

French schoolchildren are given technological tools that are less than thirty years old and asked to describe what they do.

MODERN TIMES on Vimeo

A gorgeous sci-fi short film with some fine interface porn.

Archive Fever: a love letter to the post real-time web | mattogle.com

Matt encapsulates a lot of what I've been thinking about recently: the real-time web is all well and good, but let's not forsake the enormous potential for fulfilment in archives.

Time Zones

A very handy tool for planning intercontinental communication.

Evening edition - Bobulate

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

The Story Behind a Wikipedia Entry - NYTimes.com

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

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

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

Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory

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

Times Skimmer by The New York Times

Beautifully done with HTML5 and font linking.

Immaterials - Talks - BERG

Matt Jones on sociality, data, radio and time.

The Value Class Pattern - Articles - MIX Online

A microformats article by yours truly, reworking a blog post from a while back about the value class pattern.

The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - Anil Dash

Anil Dash writes about the realtime web, calling it Pushbutton.

Rules for Time Travelers | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine

How to ensure consistency in time travel narratives.

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.

Long Now image - Photos: The 10,000 Year Clock - CNET News

Pictures of some prototypes of the clock of the Long Now.

Volunteers Put The Economist Into Chinese - NYTimes.com

Andy Baio gets his first by-line in a national newspaper (based on an article from Waxy.org).

Epeus' epigone: A load of Thunderer

Kevin does an excellent job of Fisking that ludicrous anti-Twitter article in The Times.

Making the most of hereish and nowish on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Possibility Jelly lives on the hypersurface of the present.

Making the most of hereish and nowish

The Ten Days of Newton - Olivia Judson Blog - NYTimes.com

On the tenth day of Newton, My true love gave to me, Ten drops of genius, Nine silver co-oins, Eight circling planets, Seven shades of li-ight, Six counterfeiters, Cal-Cu-Lus! Four telescopes, Three Laws of Motion, Two awful feuds, And …

The Screens Issue - If You Liked This, Sure to Love That - Winning the Netflix Prize - NYTimes.com

The Napoleon Dynamite problem at Netflix: basement hackers and amateur mathematicians are competing to improve the program that Netflix uses to recommend DVDs — and to win $1 million in the process.

jQuery.timepickr.js

John Resig offers an alternative user interface for selecting a time.

Virtual Worlds

An interactive, collaborative timeline of the history and development of virtual worlds, open for anyone to edit.

LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE AND SPACE SHUTTLE TRACKING

A real time satellite tracking web application. Over 8000 satellites are tracked and can be displayed on the familiar Google Maps interface.

Looking Back: How Different Groups Voted

A really nice interactive infographic from the New York Times.

twistori

Realtime visualisation of feelings on Twitter. I can't help but think that present continuous emotions would have yielded better results; loving, hating, thinking...

Gmail: Google's approach to email

New from GMail: send email back in time. "Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality." In all seriousness though, remember when GMail launched on April 1st, 2004 and everyone that it was a joke?

It's just you.

A handy little RESTful ping service to answer the eternal question: "is it just me or is my site really down?"

UIE 2008 | Links from Andrew DeVigal's Presentation

Andrew gave a peak under the skirts of The New York Times in his presentation at the Web Apps Summit. Here's a list of the demos he showed.

They’re Working on Their Own, Just Side by Side - New York Times

Coworking is on the radar of mainstream media. This article even includes a mention of Brighton & Hove's very own The Werks.

Waxy.org: Daily Log: The Times (UK) Spamming Social Media Sites

Andy Baio does a nice bit of investigative journalism in exposing the social network spammer hired by The Times. The internet treats crass marketing as damage and routes around it.

Katemonkey.co.uk: X-UA-Lemur-Compatible

The timeline behind Microsoft's latest announcement.... as told by stuffed lemurs.

The Magical Minimalism of Microformats - Open - Code - New York Times Blog

This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy: the New York Times talking about microformats.

The Global Sympathetic Audience - New York Times

An article about Twitter focusing on one threatened suicide and one averted break-up. Leisa and her excellent phrase "ambient intimacy" are quoted.

The Marble of Doom

Contribute to the pool of data by inputting how much time you've wasted watching the spinning beachball of death.

Brighton to London, leaving at 14:00 - Accessible UK Train Timetables

A new feature on Matthew Somerville's brilliant train timetable site. Just put /fares at the end of any URL to get the cheapest available fare.

Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site - New York Times

Excellent news from the New York Times: no more charging for content. Finally, I can link to NYT articles from blog posts (and del.icio.us).

Packing Sucks on Vimeo

In preparation for their move to Brighton, Simon and Nat have recorded a time-lapse video of their packing stuff.

circaVie | Create and Share Timelines

From the people who brought you Ficlets comes a nice app for creating personal timelines. Microformats and OpenID support included.