A cute little Mac app that exports your address book contacts in multiple formats ...including an HTML file with hCards!
Monday, June 30th, 2008
Sunday, June 29th, 2008
Good Reads is responsible for one of the most egregious abuses of trust â€” using the password anti-pattern to spam your address book. Micki has the details.
A real time satellite tracking web application. Over 8000 satellites are tracked and can be displayed on the familiar Google Maps interface.
A nice collection of sketches and paper prototypes.
Notes and slides from Tom Taylor's talk at Oxford Geek Night 7. It's a great collection of things that talk (or at least Twitter): Tower Bridge, asteroids, plants...
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
A tool for generating beautiful visualisations from commits to code repositories.
Friday, June 27th, 2008
All of Google's data APIs (Calendar, Blogger, Contacts, etc.) all now support OAuth. Excellent!
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
Christian is using the prize money he won at Mashed to put on an event in London in September devoted to "ethical hacking": creating mashups to make social networks more accessible.
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
Wordle puts a new spin on the tired old tag cloud. Here's a cloud of my del.icio.us tags.
Now you can perform data analysis on the subtitles of the most recent series of Doctor Who, courtesy of the brilliant Matthew Somerville.
Scenius is like genius, only embedded in a scene rather than in genes.
Saturday, June 21st, 2008
Blogging can be hard. Here's some free relief. Sure, it's a shameless commercial promotion but it's kind of cute.
The inimitable Dr. Brian Cox gives us a peek into the state of play with the Large Hadron Collider. "Because of its size and ambition, the LHC could inspire an entire generation to rediscover the value of exploration in the way Apollo inspired me â€¦
I had a very pleasant chat on the phone with Ben Worthen from the Wall Street Journal. He likes my social buzzword generator.
Friday, June 20th, 2008
Planning to quit Yahoo? This might come in handy.
An abecedarium of knitted letters.
In the future, all great scientific discoveries will be conveyed in 140 characters.
A blog devoted to film title sequences.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
Worst. Parties. Ever.
My new motto is "The Social Graph is a Spherical Cow."
A wonderful source of data on user behaviour and perceived skill levels online.
Sunday, June 8th, 2008
Fullscreen mode for Flash movies could be used to totally freak people out. Here's how.
Remember when I blogged about wanting to be able to scrobble the music that someone else in the same room as me is playing? Well, Brad Dougherty has built it.
Saturday, June 7th, 2008
Here's something to bring on the geek goosebumps: a countdown to the activation of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Many sectors have already completed cooldown.
Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes! "A new generation of environmentally friendly 'hybrid airships' could be just about to take off." Anything that makes everyday life more like Steampunk must be good.
Scott Kveton rips Chris Saad a new one, and rightly so. We all sent Chris the same message at Social Graph Foo Camp, he's had enough time to shape up but instead things have become increasingly hype-laden and bullshitty with him.
Friday, June 6th, 2008
A really nice interactive infographic from the New York Times.
An excellent article that explodes the ludicrous myth that terrorists like to go around taking pictures of potential targets so therefore photographers are dangerous.
An excellent rant by Jeff Atwood that explains just why the password anti-pattern is such an abhorrent practice: "How did we end up in a world where it's even remotely acceptable to ask for someone's email credentials?"
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
Prompted by my proposal for this year's Reboot, Christian Crumlish pointed me to this post by Christopher Fahey that echoes my assertion that the Twentieth Century might turn out to be just a blip on the cultural timeline.
This new photojournalism blog is filled with stunning imagery.
If there's an RSS you think Ryan should know about, you can tell him here.
You can know use an API (with BBAuth) to get contact Yahoo account contact details. There really is no excuse now for still using the password anti-pattern.
Ooh, look what else I've found on the Reboot site.: this is my pecha kucha... I mean, this is my "micropresentation" about increasing the power of your hyperlinks (with microformats ...of course).
Wandering around the site for the Reboot conference in Copenhagen, I came across this video of my talk from last year. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this talk.
An excellent passionate call to action by Eric explaining why the href attribute should be freed from the shackles of the anchor element.
Brothercake looks at the problems, issues, and alternatives to requiring a human to prove that they're not a bot.
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine.