An excellent tale of performance optimisation …complete with a coda on looking behind the numbers when it comes to analytics data.
The slides and audio from Andy’s exceptional talk earlier this year at Southby, combined into one video.
It really is excellent, although he does make the mistake of pulling the “dogma” card on those who woud disagree with him, and he really doesn’t need to: his argument is strong enough to stand on its own.
A great short talk from Clare about Code Club.
And this is why Code Club is such a great initiative.
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.
A nice little profile of local Brighton photographer extraordinaire, Lomokev.
Clearleft have been working with Channel 4 News on their new redesign. Here’s Jon Snow explaining responsive design.
3D printing an exoskeleton for a child with arthrogryposis — technology can be so fricking awesome!
The trailer for a documentary on flutemaker Patrick Olwell. The film should be done later this year.
It’s kinda nuts that in the space of just a few months, Code Club has gone from being an idea by Clare and Linda into something with an all-star promo video.
In light of the recent death of Ray Bradbury, I think we should all honour his memory by revisiting this song (featuring some future-friendly headgear).
I’ll feed you grapes and Dandelion Wine and we’ll read a little Fahrenheit 69…
A satirical parody of post-singularity existence by Tom Scott inspired by Jim Munroe’s Everyone in Silico and Rudy Rucker’s Postsingular.
Bravo, Bruce, bravo.
I heard Glen Campbell’s “Like A Rhinestone Cowboy” on the radio and began absent-mindedly singing “Like a rounded corner” to it.
A beautiful and disturbing piece of data visualisation. The numbers are quite astonishing.
This is so cool! A short screencast about Huffduffer.
A great talk by Nicholas on what progressive enhancement means today. There’s some good ammunition in here.
Jason’s rip-roaring presentation from Defcon last year.
How awesome is this!? Ariel is on TV in a promo spot for the Syfy channel …all thanks to Spacehack.org.
Neal Stephenson speaks at Solve For X on the relative timidity of scientific (and science fictional) progress in our current time.
A five year old provides a few remarks on some popular logos. Cute!
A hackweek project from Twitter employees to create the best/worst recruitment video of all time.
A trifecta of nice things:
- LCD Soundsystem.
Cute CSS animations illustrating the incredible rate of uploads to YouTube.
The final amalgam of Star Wars Uncut is an absolute joy to behold. I enjoyed every single moment of this.
A 1960 advertisement for IBM’s SAGE system …WOPR by another name.
To be ready for the worst so that the worst will never happen…
What would Google+, YouTube and Facebook have looked like in 1997?
My short talk from Aral’s Update conference in Brighton last September. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. If I only I had a handheld mic—then I could’ve done a microphone drop at the end.
Ariel is interviewed by Seth Shostak. Science! Science! Science!
Possibly the least imaginative concept video ever made, this piece commissioned by Blackberry shows a dystopian near-future ruled by security departments run by people with very, very tired arms.
This vision thing commissioned by Microsoft shows a future-friendly networked world where content flows like water from screen to screen.
This remains one of the greatest pieces of documentary footage ever filmed.
I never expected to see a cross between responsive design and AR, but here ya go:
A silly mashup of HTML5 technologies: We use the canvas to capture the contents of a video element. The canvas then identifies the blue markers and overlays an iframe on top of it. The iframe contains our website (upperdog.se) which has a responsive design.
What if Mario had a portal gun?
It’s Opera …but it’s folk.
We played at the bottom of the art-deco staircase in Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion. Sounds pretty good, if I do say so myself.
I, for one, welcome our autonomous swarming robot overlords.
So that’s what they were filming when I came out of band practice the other day. This is my neighbourhood.
Ariel’s inspiring keynote from OSCON in Portland, featuring two very exciting Science Hack Day announcements at the end.
Pitch-perfect parody of Adam Curtis’s particular style of documentary guff.
Two fine songwriters. Only one of them is still with us.
The plan to get Curiosity Rover onto the surface of Mars (ignore the cheesy sound effects in space).
Yeah, it’s an April Fool’s video (lamest day on the internet) but this is amusing.
We want the finest Star Wars parodies known to man—we want them here and we want them now!
When you see Craig’s Han Solo PI side by side with the original title sequence of Magnum PI, the genius shines through.
If I had the right biological equipment, I think I too might offer to bear Stephen Fry’s children …in a song.
Southby is something of an easy target for ridicule, but this is still mildly amusing.
Live footage from Shea Stadium in an alternate universe.
James’s talk from Tools Of Change. Great stuff!
There are two things I’d like to see after watching this video:
- A slew of parodies to highlight the unintended consequences of this marketeer’s panopticon,
- The Paleofuture blog post in 100 years looking back at this.
Well, y’know, you never think it’s your kid whose gonna go sell enriched uranium to a rogue nation.
This may be one of the best pecha kuch— I mean, Ignite presentations I’ve ever seen.
Hooky never looked so good.
Visualising the Republic of Letters.
Past predictions of the future.
“And the terrorists were over-zealous, but it was sweet when they killed Ellis…”
“Lowery? Has anyone seen Sam Lowery?”
Acceptable variations include “Get the hell out of there!” and “Get him/her/them out of there!”
The Paleofuture blog, that excellent trove of past visions of the future, has a corresponding video channel. The first episode is all about food.
The Assassination Of Yogi Bear By The Coward Boo-Boo.
This is exactly why I always choose the combined queue in Waitrose even if it looks longer than the queue for a single till.
A montage of this year’s films.
Generative music with YouTube.
A very handy tool for converting YouTube videos to MP3.
YouTube Time Machine: this is beautiful and fascinating. Set phasers to WWILF.
This little quiz is surprisingly addictive: match the inane comment to the YouTube video.
I believe it was the philosopher Conflicticus who said, "Only stupid bastards help EMI."
Best. Domain name. 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.
Because everything goes better with keyboard cat.
A sobering article on the cost of being a truly global website. This gives some context to Last.fm's recent pricing model decision.
Behold the double awesomeness of Jeremy Paxman and Ben Goldacre! Susan Greenfield, alas, is simply embarrassing.
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There is now a dedicated Monty Python channel on YouTube, all legit like. Hurrah!
A handy little tool to turn video embedding markup into valid XHTML.
Nintendo break the third wall to advertise Wario Land.
A handy Mac app from Google that allows you to record from your iSight and upload directly to YouTube.
Not all communities are created equal. The web needs Metafiltering and less YouTubing.
George Clooney watches '2 Girls, 1 Cup': "Clooney puts his hand over his mouth like he's going to throw up. He bolts from his chair and walks out of the room."
Ian Lloyd gets search results for curry houses in Swindon from Google Maps to his phone in less than 60 seconds. All thanks to hCard.
Superb blood donor video. Which reminds me...
Here's an antidote to all those "100 best movie" countdowns that infest Saturday night television. Here's 100 movies with 100 numbers.
What else would you do in a maze-link environment other than recreate pacman?
Quite possibly the cutest thing ever captured on video.
Paul's voice has been sampled from his this'n'that magic trick and used for this stop-motion animation. Brilliant! I <3 mashup culture.
Here's some clever CSS: one YouTube video inside another YouTube video. Press play on both.
Star Wars and Lego: two great tastes that taste great together.
A great re-imagining of the Star Wars trilogy as a silent movie.
This looks crazy! Everyone is dancing to the beat of a different drum... I mean, iPod.
The power of editing.
Taking samples from James Earl Jones's back catalogue and dubbing them over Star Wars sure is funny.
Put this one in the "so bad, it's good" category. The movie is called "Undefeatable" if you fancy trawling eBay for it.