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Archive: July, 2007
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
W00t! This is a biggie! Google Maps now returns its listing results in hCard. Now you can do one-click export to your address book (or phone).
A nice collection of CSS tutorials and design trends.
From the people who brought you Ficlets comes a nice app for creating personal timelines. Microformats and OpenID support included.
Now your child can look like a denizen of the uncanny valley with just a little Photoshop magic.
Monday, July 30th, 2007
Finding letters everywhere.
Tantek, Brian, Daniel and others got together in Ritual Roasters to discuss making portable social networks a reality. Here are the notes.
Bobbie draws up a list of UK startups to keep an eye on. Moo is here of course but so is Dopplr.
A blog devoted entirely to reshelving books in their correct categories in bookstores, specifically the science and religion categories. I approve.
Friday, July 27th, 2007
"All new blogs, and all blogs that use Layouts and have unmodified blog page element templates now have hAtom classes in them."
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
A browser-based IM client from AOL. You heard it here first folks.
Great article from Brian ranging from introducing microformats right up to the current state of play.
The justification behind YSlow. If you've heard Nate Koechley speak, some of this will be familiar to you. It's all solid advice as far as I can tell.
The YUI folks have released an add-on for Firebug that will analyse your pages and suggest ways of speeding it up.
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
Okay, this started as a joke but then I couldn't resist writing a bit of code. Usage: OH_HAI.I_CAN_HAS_ELEMENT_BY_ID("Id") and OH_HAI.I_CAN_HAS_ELEMENTS_BY_TAG_NAME("tag").
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
Ben Buchanan on how most supposedly open Web 2.0 (sic) sites are really walled gardens lacking interoperability.
Forget fan fiction. This is the best piece of Potter-related writing you'll read in a while.
Friday, July 20th, 2007
I can has jenezis?
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
I'm the world's worst emailer. This may help me.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
Kevin Lawver has implemented portable social networks by mashing up OpenID and microformats in Rails. Read the presentation and download the code.
Want tickets to dConstruct? If you're a girl geek, here's your chance.
Monday, July 16th, 2007
DOM Scripting... now also available in Korean.
Superb blood donor video. Which reminds me...
One of my 43 Things is to eliminate the grocer's apostrophe. Still... this is a well-reasoned argument in its defence.
Sunday, July 15th, 2007
The next Spellbound-style documentary is all about Donkey Kong. "A middle school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul battle for the Guinness world record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong."
This is simply marvelous! A meatspace gathering of musicians that know each other threw the Irish music website I run, The Session. I wish I could have been there.
Saturday, July 14th, 2007
Here's an antidote to all those "100 best movie" countdowns that infest Saturday night television. Here's 100 movies with 100 numbers.
Friday, July 13th, 2007
UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area.
Here's the logo for BarCamp Brighton, taking place the day after dConstruct. Looking good.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
Magnifique! A French translation of my blog post about mashing up microformats.
This video of David Byrne from Stop Making Sense era Talking Heads is as brilliant and wacky as you'd expect. David Bynre is teh awsum.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
The cawl for speling reform in the Inglish langwidge iz misguyded and franklee, kynd ov styoopid.
Yet more on the events I blogged about down the street, again from the local newspaper.
This is a fascinating insight into a mindset that I simply cannot comprehend. Sounds like hell.
Here's a little teaser from Dunstan. Prepare for the greatest sport of the century.
Monday, July 9th, 2007
The Amateur Gourmet compares Remy's trials and tribulations in Ratatouille to the quintessential story of Jewish assimilation in the 20th Century.
This transcription of John Gruber's justification for not having comments makes for superb reading. This is what blogging is really about.
Here's the local paper's take on the happenings on my street that I blogged about.
Sunday, July 8th, 2007
The somewhat lightweight BBC report of the incident I blogged about earlier. "Reports of a man with a knife threatening and chasing people": that's me (the reports, I mean).
Thursday, July 5th, 2007
Valleywag is using my picture of LOLtek to illustrate a post about the recent resignations at Technorati. Ouch!
Beautiful visualisations of flight data.
Watch the adventures of Derek and Kathryn Featherstone in the run up to IronMan Lake Placid 2007. Check out the route maps: very slick.
Wednesday, July 4th, 2007
Apple Developer Connection - iPhone for Web Developers - Optimizing Web Applications and Content for iPhone
Straight from the horse's mouth, advice for web developers on how the iPhone's browser renders pages. I'm very intrigued to find out how it handles liquid designs with no set min-width.
Mark has launched his business site. Lovely grids and typography, as you'd expect.
Science-fiction author Lews Shiner is releasing many of his short stories online for free (HTML or PDF).
What excellent taste this web design shop has. I don't mean the fancy scrolling—I'm talking about what's on the bookshelf.
Monday, July 2nd, 2007
We may just have to get this italic poster for the Clearleft office.
Sunday, July 1st, 2007
I did it! I did it! I knew all that surfing would finally pay off.