An utterly addictive old-school platform game in Flash to get you in the mood for Christmas.
Friday, November 30th, 2007
Check out the redesigned site for the podcast from Jon and John. Acknowledge the divinity in its gloriously liquid splendour. Smashing work, chaps!
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
The new "you are here" feature on the mobile version of Google Maps looks, as Matt Jones said, "indistinguishable from magic." But it doesn't work on my phone. Grrr...
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
I need this t-shirt... I need it bad.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
PPK has once again been doing sterling work. He's updated the DOM compatibility chart and things are actually looking pretty good.
A handy diagram showing the nesting of class names in an hCard. Useful for styling.
Playing the world's most boring real-time video game for a good cause. It's strangely compelling to watch the "game" in progress.
The site that sparked my love affair with the web returns as a quarterly book.
In a bold move of reverse vandalism, a group of French cultural guerrillas secretly repaired the broken clock in the Pantheon.
A gallery of food collected from the web.
Monday, November 26th, 2007
Beautiful, disturbing and funny. The many ways that a chocolate bunny can meet its end.
Friday, November 23rd, 2007
A comprehensive list of all the CSS properties supported in Safari including "a number of properties that are not supported for developer use."
Wonderful and funny photographs of people in serendipitous situations.
Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
What a great antisocial network: blackmail people with rich media. Upload photos or videos; demand a price from the victim; if they don't pay, the whole world sees the evidence.
TIm Berners-Lee explains what the "graph" part of "social graph" means. I'm still not keen on the term but I really love the idea (although I also disagree about the building blocks required today).
The ORG turn a Newsnight interview into hypertext, thereby strengthening the message exponentially.
Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
PPK delivers his report on the excellent @media Ajax conference.
A wonderful piece of writing by Stephen Fry that frames the problems communication in cross-cultural settings and then works through said problems.
Brian's article on portable social networks is a clear and concise introduction to the subject with explanations of the technologies involved.
A new twist on the lightbulb.
A superb skewering of Kindle and just about any other attempt to make book distribution digital that involves ludicrously restrictive terms of service (or worse, DRM).
Oh yes! A plugin for Safari that will detect, display and export hCard and hCalendar data. Caveat: it only works on Leopard so, because I haven't upgraded yet, I haven't had a chance to testdrive this yet myself.
Flickr Places. This is what George announced at dConstruct. It's enthralling: interestingness mashed up with geotagging.
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Local siblings Ribot Maximus and Ribot Minimus have launched their smart-looking site. All mobile, all the time.
Friday, November 16th, 2007
oh hai. i maded you a website.
Thursday, November 15th, 2007
A great little tool for creating favicons.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
It's back... the conference spanning conference from HTML Dog will be returning in Summer 2008.
Alice got something strange in the post. So did I. Looks like an ARG.
A new site to track the building blocks of portable social networks: OpenID, OAuth, hCard, XFN and more.
I don't think the end of Catcher In The Rye will have quite the same impact after browsing through the signs on display here. This is big and it is clever.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
Awesome iPhone wallpaper images from the awesome Anton.
Cute pictures of everyday objects anthropomorphised into having an adventurous life.
Best. Clothes pegs. Ever.
Andy is leaving Upcoming to concentrate on Waxy.org so expect lots of linky goodness there. Wired News reports with a photo by yours truly. (via... Andy!)
A seasonal twist on the lottery card is withdrawn because people don't understand how negative numbers work. "I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher – not lower – than -8 but I'm not having it."
Monday, November 12th, 2007
I could spend ages browsing through the archives of this site dedicated to analysing album sleeve artwork. In fact, I just did.
Brilliant infomercial for everyone's favourite social serendipitous coincidental networking site.
Pacman as adventure game. Brilliant.
Sunday, November 11th, 2007
Here's one for Matt and Cindy: Buckley's truth in advertising.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you spam, make pretty pictures.
Saturday, November 10th, 2007
I keep meaning to post more videos to my blog and seeing as Tantek has the camera as I do, I'm making a note of what he does.
Friday, November 9th, 2007
A blog dedicated entirely to documenting inappropriate dotting of "I"s in otherwise capitalised words.
Here's Dan's latest project (and of course it looks gorgeous). I've been testing it for a while before the official launch and it's really sweet. Best of all, there is no sign up. All the interaction happens through Twitter. Clever.
Thursday, November 8th, 2007
I wonder if I can find a game of Chess Boxing before I leave Berlin.
"The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can." The cumulative effect is mesmerising.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Chris mocks up an interface idea for Apple.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
At lunch the other day, Josh was telling me about this magic new WiFi-enabled SD memory card that allows you to upload pictures to Flickr straight from your camera.
An article about Twitter focusing on one threatened suicide and one averted break-up. Leisa and her excellent phrase "ambient intimacy" are quoted.
Friday, November 2nd, 2007
I had a chat with Paul Boag this morning and now the podcast episode is online. Me, Paul Hammond, Drew McLellan and Christian Heilmann discuss APIs.
Tumblr has just added a shedload of new features.
Thursday, November 1st, 2007
Another sign up form that features hCard input (like Satisfaction). Choose a service (e.g. Flickr, Last.fm, Twitter) or enter your own URL.
Audio and video from the typography conference held in Brighton earlier this year, including Joe's presentation about the signage in the Toronto subway. Download the files or subscribe to the podcasts.