What else would you do in a maze-link environment other than recreate pacman?
Saturday, June 30th, 2007
Danah Boyd's essay is required reading for anyone with even a passing interest in social networks.
This blog devoted entirely to maps is far more interesting than it sounds. It's a treasure trove of weird and wacky stuff. Fascinating... and a complete time sink.
Friday, June 29th, 2007
This has become a regular event here in Brighton. Developers get up and talk about cheaply-made apps. I want to try and get a slot sometime.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
Yet another reason never to fly with Ryanair.
Portable social networks are no longer just theory: Dopplr makes it a reality.
Monday, June 25th, 2007
Best. Dialogue box. Ever.
Life imitating art imitating life. The two Jeffs enact the Wii boxing match created by Cindy and Dan.
A list of just some of the cool geek stuff going on in Brighton right now. This town really does rock.
Sunday, June 24th, 2007
Search on Upcoming is borked. Here's my explanation why. I criticize because I care.
I'm loving this mashup of lolcats, Twitter and Flickr. Occasionally the text and the picture matches up in a serendipitously hilarious way.
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
I stumbled across this video that Neil Ford shot of the Hackfight project in full flow. The back-end guys are brainstorming, the front-end people are user-testing... this is the stuff of magic!
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
Peter Saville is releasing some of his fonts for free. I'm grabbing the beautiful serif typeface used on the front of Joy Division's "Closer"; it's gorgeous.
Happy birthday, microformats!
Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
A nice write-up of Hackday on Wired. Oxford Geek Night gets a mention too (go, Nat!).
Monday, June 18th, 2007
The newly-launched redesign of Le Monde Diplomatique is absolutely gorgeous. Whitespace on a newspaper: finally!
Friday, June 15th, 2007
This is a brilliant idea by Aaron: printing QOOP books of Flickr pics where each picture is accompanied by a map. It's all about the context, baby!
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Brighton's Lomokev narrowly avoids a 30 day jail stretch without trial... a fellow commuter thought his beard looked suspicious and reported him to the police.
Notes from Joe's @smedias. Please read the whole thing before (mis)judging what he said.
Fray.com meets Twitter: one-sentence long true stories. This is the kind of thing that reminds why I work on the Web.
If you're involved in organising a conference, there are some really valuable lessons to be gleaned from Lee's examination of Reboot.
Joe shares his experiences of public speaking. There's some great advice here.
Tara talks about the damaging effect on women who believe that to protect themselves, they cannot be truly open online.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
A nice well-illustrated article from Larissa Meek pointing to some design trends that can be applied to the Web.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
Having left web accessibility behind him, Joe camps out at the Clearleft office where he immediately turns into a wanker designer.
Mashing up pictures of cats with news headlines. The result makes almost no sense but having my lolcat receptors triggered by real headlines feels weird.
And the Hackday band is.... The Rumble Strips. Never heard of 'em. But they sound like they could be fun.
Hackday has a backnetwork. Nice work, Glenn. This may prove to be very handy.
Sunday, June 10th, 2007
The real origin of lolcats can be traced back to 1920s cartoons... who knew? This clever parody of a parody really tickles my funny bone.
Stephanie Sullivan has redesigned. Her site is now almost as smart and sassy as she is. Very nice work, Steph.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
This is the secret I've been keeping ever since I visited Six Apart a few weeks back: Movable Type is going open source.
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
Multimap's API is now open and free as in beer (as long as the traffic is within reasonable bounds). This is good stuff. And they're all in with the Open Street Map guys too.
Monday, June 4th, 2007
Matt J's slides from his Reboot presentation on travel, serendipity and Dopplr.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
Star Wars and Family Guy: the perfect mashup. This illicit footage is pretty darn hilarious.
I saw afeeda demo'd at Reboot. It looks like a handy place to create a lifestream. Here's one I made earlier.