Archive: July 16th, 2014
Almost six minutes of me squinting in the sun and sharing my reckons while seagulls squawk in the background.
Overcast and Huffduffer
It plays nicely with Huffduffer. If you want to listen to any Huffduffer feed in Overcast, it’s a straightforward process.
It’s pretty straightforward to subscribe to Huffduffer URLs in other iOS apps too. Matt has written up the process of using Huffduffer and Instacast. And there’s also a write-up of using Huffduffer and Downcast.
Planning a trip to London tomorrow and trying to imagine how I would get by without http://traintimes.org.uk/ and its lovely hackable URLs.
Weird Artificial Intelligence Yankovic.
The first in a series of posts looking at the process behind builfing this “quantified self” site:
As with most decisions in my life, I asked myself: What would Tony Stark do?
45 years ago today.
I keep thinking that the world needs more Chloe, not less
Soooo excited to have Cory Doctorow back for @dConstruct ten years on!
Cory Doctorow at dConstruct 2014
This year’s dConstruct will be the tenth one. Ten! That’s a cause for celebration.
The very first dConstruct back in 2005 was a small affair. But we pulled off something off a coup by having the one and only Cory Doctorow deliver the closing talk. You can still listen to the talk—along with every dConstruct talk ever—at the dConstruct archive.
It’s a great talk that still holds up a decade later. Cory’s passion for freedom and technology (and maintaining the intersection of both) is palpable.
Here we are in 2014 and the theme for dConstruct is “Living With The Network.” Who better to deliver a keynote address than Cory Doctorow?
That’s right—he’s back!
I love the symmetry of having Cory at the first and the tenth dConstruct. Also: he’s absolutely bloody brilliant!
Get your ticket for dConstruct 2014 now. It’s going to be a magnificent day.
See you on September 5th!
Here’s an intriguing approach to offering a navigation control that adapts as the user scrolls.
I’m not too keen on the way it duplicates the navigation in the markup though. I might have a play to see if I can find a way to progressively enhance up from a link-to-footer pattern to achieve this.
John peers behind the surface veneer of the web’s current screen-based setting:
The challenge for us as developers and designers for the web becomes less about screens and pixels and buttons and much more about how the web augments our lives, both actively and passively; how it makes us know ourselves and our homes and workplaces and environments better.
Watch the skies: James Bridle’s balloon will be hovering above London distributing wifi.
A look at the architectural history of the network hubs of New York: 32 Avenue of the Americas and 60 Hudson Street. Directed by Davina Pardo and written by her husband Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A Journey to the Centre of the Internet.
These buildings were always used as network hubs. It’s just that the old networks were used to house the infrastructure of telephone networks (these were the long line buildings).
In a way, the big server hotel of New York—111 Eight Avenue—was also always used to route packets …it’s just that the packets used to be physical.