An automated e-mail response reading in Welsh: "I am not in the office at the moment" is mistakenly put on a road sign.
Archive: October, 2008
Friday, October 31st, 2008
Make your own lampshade. Out of bacon.
"Mystery surrounds the appearance of a giant Lego man on a beach in Brighton ... In August 2007 a giant Lego toy, bearing a close resemblance to the Brighton figure, mysteriously appeared on Zandvoort beach in Holland."
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Philip Ball (author of the excellent Critical Mass) is coming to Brighton to speak at the CafÃ© Scientifique on the third Thursday of November. Excellent!
Flickr has amassed tons of geotagging data and Aaron has been playing with it.
Thursday, October 30th, 2008
A huffduffer plugin for Ubiquity: "This simple script allows you to huff duff any mp3 file simple by invoking Ubiquity and typing 'huff-duff-it'."
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
A handy microformats toolkit from Microsoft(!) making it easier for developers to write, style and find microformats (hCard and hCalendar in particular). Neat!
Trying to find the perfect geek venue for meetups, coworking, networking and boozing in Brighton. I love the smell of scenius in the morning.
A photography exhibition and book by Jonas Bendiksen of densely populated urban areas around the world.
Chris has written an in-depth critique of the state of OpenID, focusing strongly on usability.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
This sounds like Yahoo's answer to Facebook Platform for single web pages or (spit!) widgets. We'll see if the reality matches the hype. "The Yahoo! Application Platform allows you to build and launch open-social applications to the largest daily â€¦
Cursebird is a realtime feed of people swearing on Twitter. Fuck, yeah!
A wonderful example of why the patent system is so totally b0rked and completely unsuited to software. Someone patent Ajax (or Remote Scripting, if you prefer) back in 2001. Un. Bel. Eeeevable.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
The slides from Simon's excellent full-length presentation at the head conference. Every web developer needs to be aware of these issues.
I like the look of this, both visually and idealistically. "ThoughtCafe is a crowdsourced online magazine, written by the internet community for the internet community."
Saturday, October 25th, 2008
A wiki for tracking which fonts have licenses that allow for @font-face embedding with CSS.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
Robots. Beer. Pownce. Three of my favourite things, together at last.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
Rachel and Kevin's new book looks very interesting indeed. It is about just one thing: CSS tables.
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
A comprehensive set of sketches, diagrams and screenshots from Soxiam showing the evolution and iteration of interfaces on Vimeo and other sites.
Weekly gallery of popular websites reconstructed by removing all words and images, replacing them with blocks.
Saturday, October 18th, 2008
John has come to the same conclusion as Richard with regards to font embedding. In short, the font foundries are missing a huge revenue stream. They could be offering fonts on a per-domain basis (a la Google Maps or any other third-party API). Remâ€¦
The cumalative effect of these captioned pictures will ease you through any financial crisis.
Friday, October 17th, 2008
Here's a handy little trick from Paul: use conditional comments to add a class to your BODY element, allowing you to target IE without a separate stylesheet.
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
A one-day event in London all about games and play. Looks like it could be fun, and all for Â£25.
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
Satire through mystery meat navigation in Flash: "Can you imagine? We can."
Friday, October 10th, 2008
"But who the hell is Jeremy Keith anyway?" No, I have no idea either.
A handy little tool to turn video embedding markup into valid XHTML.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
How awesome is this? A real-world "print'n'paper magazine" for web developers. "An elegant, timeless, collectable magazine for people who love web design and are intrigued by the possibility of the web"
Saturday, October 4th, 2008
A good, detailed hands-on article about implementing hCalendar.
Friday, October 3rd, 2008
William Shatner and David Hasselhoff (circa 1984) are righting wrongs and taking Obama and McCain to the mat for the biggest brass ring in the country. From yesterday's tomorrow, for a better today!
This makes me literally LOL.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
The last project from Simon and Nat is essentially a way of viewing groups (slices of activity) on Twitter ...and it exposes a security flaw in the JSON-P API too.