Delicious has finally launched its redesign. It feels weird linking to it from Magnolia.
Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Tantek is quoted ("EMAIL shall henceforth be known as EFAIL") in this LA Times article on the tyranny of email.
A seriously nice recipe sharing site. Everything is creative commons licensed and everything looks delicious.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
The Evening Standard picks up the story of Silicon Roundabout: Last.fm, Dopplr, Schulze and Webb, Moo...
Nice QR code patches (I don't mean something that patches code, I mean a patch that you sew).
A good overview of the OpenID panel at OSCON: "Is OpenID a panacea, a placebo, or something in between? Opposing viewpoints took turns on center stage Wednesday afternoon at OSCON 2008. The session entitled "A Critical View of OpenID" started off â€¦
Monday, July 28th, 2008
Benford's law blows my mind. Be sure to watch the video. This is all related to network theory and power law distributions ...I'm just not sure how.
Friday, July 25th, 2008
Scenes from an IBM slide presentation.
Thursday, July 24th, 2008
Lego. Sushi. The awesomeness of each is not doubled; it is multiplied.
...because the apocalypse doesn't have to be lonely.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
Another beautiful frosty design from the Erskine chaps.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
So, so true ...if you design for everyone, you design for no-one.
There's a new London geek event going on. The inaugural evening next week features a nice selection of speakers. And it's free!
Sunday, July 20th, 2008
A crazy way of viewing news stories courtesy of Brendan Dawes.
Saturday, July 19th, 2008
This is required reading for anyone planning to join in the Werewolf games at the next BarCamp.
Friday, July 18th, 2008
Side by side comparison of stills from the Watchmen trailer and the graphic novel.
Thursday, July 17th, 2008
I'm not entirely clear what this is all about but I don't care. There's some imaginative stuff in here.
The first part of Joss Whedon's new web-based musical superhero comedy sing-along blog is up now. The other two episodes will be released over the next few days. Then they will all disappear.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
Apple admit that they totally screwed up the roll-out of MobileMe and offer a 30 day extension for free. Now if only it were as easy to make up for the craptastic markup underlying the web-based MobileMe apps.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
The Last.fm beta redesign is now available for the great unwashed masses to test.
Monday, July 14th, 2008
This mashup serves no purpose other than to make me cackle with glee. Navigate Flickr pics on the walls of Castle Wolfenstein.
The new Radiohead video isn't really a video at all. It's data visualisation. Here you can interact with the data points while the song is playing. I love this.
Sunday, July 13th, 2008
If, like me, you were going cold turkey on Mobile Scrobbler after updating your jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch, you can stop sweating now. The official Last.fm app is really, really nice ...and it's free.
Saturday, July 12th, 2008
Garrett's in-depth look at Silverback, the Mac app that we've been cooking up at Clearleft.
Friday, July 11th, 2008
The Google Chart API can produce QR codes. Neato!
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
Cameron asked some type creators for samples of their handwriting. They obliged. Compare the handwriting to the fonts.
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
In the spirit of my Matrix recreations from Sydney, here's a photo set recreating shots from AmÃ©lie.
In the course of defending a porn site owner, a defense attorney has come up with an interesting way of trying to define "community standards" ...using Google search stats.
A zeppelin over London. No, this isn't some steampunk flight of fancy; it's for real.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
Opera have unveiled the Web Standards Curriculum. It's released under a CC attribution non-commercial share-alike license and it looks like a very valuable resource.
A handy tool for calculating grid and gutter widths although you'll still have to some calculating to get the figures to work in percentages (assuming you're designing for the Web).
Monday, July 7th, 2008
Mike Davis makes some conservative predictions about the near future.
Friday, July 4th, 2008
Note to self: this is how to recursively remove .svn files from a directory (y'know, just in case your host screws up your svn repository).
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
Watch the best car chase of all time mashed up with a map of San Francisco to create geo-broadcasting. The added context gives an already perfect sequence added zing.
This is seriously brilliant. Starting from a single URL (adactio.com), a lifestream is creating based on XFN rel="me" links. David Singleton wins the internet.
Ben has written a superb article outlining the hows and whys of distributed social networks with hCard and XFN, finishing with an inspiring call to arms.
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive Â» ORG verdict on London Elections: â€œInsufficient evidenceâ€� to declare confidence in results
The ORG have released their report into the London mayoral elections. â€œthere is insufficient evidence available to allow independent observers to state reliably whether the results declared in the May 2008 elections for the Mayor of London and theâ€¦
Tell the UK government what you'd build with public information and they could help fund your idea. Time to put your hacking hat on.