This isn't just funny, it also encapsulates a lot of the ridiculousness of Facebook interactions.
Archive: April, 2008
Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
The last piece is falling into place. IE8 has ARIA support, Mozilla has ARIA support ...and now WebKit is getting there. Excellent!
The Pownce API, like Flickr, can now return response in LOLspeak should you so wish.
About freakin' time! The FONT element, whose presence until now in HTML5 was an utter embarrassment to all concerned, is finally gone. Thanks, Hixie.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
Weighing up the pros and cons of allowing comments on blog posts.
Joshua has just finished writing his book. Mazel tov! It's bound to be a good one.
Put all those years of reading science fiction to use. Help track down first usage of sci-fi terms.
The Sorted Books project: using book titles to create short narrative pieces.
Realtime visualisation of feelings on Twitter. I can't help but think that present continuous emotions would have yielded better results; loving, hating, thinking...
Monday, April 28th, 2008
Clay Shirky's talk at the Web 2.0 Expo — how contributing to the Web allows to use our intelligence far better than watching TV.
A collection of photographs of the otherworldly sea forts that were built in the Thames Estuary during World War Two and later used by pirate radio stations.
Sunday, April 27th, 2008
Ignore the attention-grabbing headline. Brothercake is something more nuanced here (and he's backing it up with examples).
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Ridiculously impressive demo of a 3D engine in Flash.
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
A blog of all the best bits of Radio 4.
Friday, April 25th, 2008
As promised by Kevin Marks in the Q&A after my panel at South by Southwest, the Google Contacts API now supports OAuth. w00t!
Thursday, April 24th, 2008
Best. Single-serving site. Ever!
Strikingly different illustrations of the Star Wars pantheon from Japan.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
Lee is a Twitter sceptic. Shun the unbeliever, shhuuuunnnnn!
A version of the beautiful Seed Conference one-sheet Website that has been reworked to use ems instead of pixels.
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
The collected wisdom of Silvio Berlusconi. I can't believe this prick is going to be the running Italy ...again.
Monday, April 21st, 2008
A match made in heaven: update your Fire Eagle location from Plazes.
Prompted by my post on adventure games, Relly sent me this link to a wonderfully archaic series of books from 1983.
Simon Singh's newest book is released today. Huzzah! It's called Trick or Treatment? and it's all about "alternative" medicine. Somewhere, Ben Goldacre is smiling.
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
The police in the UK seem to have problems distinguishing between "tourists" and "terrorists". East mistake to make, I guess.
Camino 1.6 is out. Get it while it's hot.
Aleks and Bobbie are putting on GameCamp in London on May 2nd. Should be fun.
The loading screen is the first game. Then there's a stop-motion video with the second game in the middle. Both games are clever variations on Breakout. Fun!
The heartening story of a mother who allows her child some independence instead of living in fear of a Black Swan.
Friday, April 18th, 2008
The Museum of Computing ("committed to the preservation and display of examples of early computers") needs a new home. Do you know of anywhere that might be a good fit?
I guess there's a Chinese version of Bulletproof Ajax (nicely spotted, Nate). I would have thought this is exactly the kind of thing my publisher would want to tell me about.
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
Jon's demo site for his talk at The Future of Web Design. It's all about cheese. I wish it were real.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
Twitter for great justice!
Hurrah! Flickr are sharing their code and here's the central repository.
I scored 27 and frankly, most of that was pure luck.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
Knitted body-technology interfaces.
Play Russian Roulette with Jelly Beans. This is a real product.
Christmas letters to Christopher Walken.
Monday, April 14th, 2008
The homepage of the local Brighton New Media mailing list has had a facelift. It's now a very nifty aggregator of Brighton geek content.
These are the guys that painted the walls across from the Clearleft office. Every day, at least 10 people take pictures of their work.
Burn the rope, kill the baddies and save the entire planet. Well, not really. But it's worth winning this game (by burning the rope) to hear the song.
Saturday, April 12th, 2008
Tom Hume demos Octobastard: a robot arm controlled from a mobile phone.
Friday, April 11th, 2008
Microformats + Greasemonkey = Monkeyformats. Is there a site that you wish used microformats? Write a userscript and share it here.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
There is an undocumented feature in Google Maps: add "&output=html" to the URL to get the accessible, non-Ajax version.
Browse trough your twitter friends, and your friends' friends, and your friends' friends' friends...
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
They never taught this in my school.
David Recordon shares his first impressions of Google App Engine.
This is the very definition of an intimate gig: a song in the back of a London cab.
Every Google account can now be an OpenID login thanks to this app built with the Google App Engine.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydneyâ€”who have been doing some great stuff with public tagging alreadyâ€”have joined the Library of Congress in putting their photographic collection online for crowdsourced tagging.
Emergence, network theory, behavioural science ...these things have been occupying my mind a lot lately.
Infrastructure just got even cheaper. Between this and Amazon's EC2/S3, the barrier to entry to getting an app up and running is getting lower and lower.
Plush robots. For the robot-lover in your life. You know; Ethan, Jina ...every other geek you know.
Monday, April 7th, 2008
My Twitter folksonomy. I'm glad to see that present continuous verbs are the most used.
Sunday, April 6th, 2008
Gareth is putting some wisdom of crowds behind the design of APIs. Vote on the principles that you think are important in a good API.
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
This photoset of a space shuttle' journey from assembly to launchpad is bringing back memories of that behind-the-scenes glimpse of Cape Canaveral I was lucky enough to enjoy. Thanks again, Benny!
Friendlier HTTP errors.
A nice piece of UI design. I think Kathy Sierra would like this.
Gareth tries to figure out why Django seems to strike a chord with standardistas. It may that the separation of concerns resonates with the methodology of progressive enhancement. Some good comments follow
A piercing article by Brenda Brathwaite examining people's attitudes towards gaming. Substitute "videogames" for "social networking sites" for equal slices of moral panic.
Good design is invisible. Rebecca points out why Twitter is very good social design indeed.
Friday, April 4th, 2008
Christian's round-up from The Highland Fling. Sounds like a good time was had by all.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
If anybody out there has some experience with the Amazon Associates Web Service API and XSLT, I could do with some help.
A very handy table of CSS support for versions of Internet Explorer from 5 to 8. Note that IE8 Beta 1 is listed separately to IE8.0.
Cameron has put all the materials from his four-part series together in one handy spot.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
This recipe from Ted looks like a keeper.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
An attempt to create a standardised icon for geotagged content, much like the standardised icon for RSS.
A haunting series of portraits taken before and after the subjects' deaths.
Game Neverending is back. For real. Get nostalgic with this blast from the past.
A new WOW hero class has been unveiled: the bard! "direct damage effects like "Epic Solo" that will rock foes into oblivion while powerful Indie debuffs such as "Tape Jam" and "Shoegazer" keep them in check."
The typography on this page is simply gorgeous. And the event looks good too.
The importance of good URL design.
The latest from Moo: the MightyCard.
Ever wanted to remix a Radiohead song? Me neither. But for those who do, they now can.
Joe's latest project is deliberately garish.
The WaSP kicks it up a notch. Putting bookmarks in books was just the beginning. Now you can tag bad developers with the web standards equivalent of the scarlet letter.
You have to be really, really geeky to find this funny. I find this funny.
New from GMail: send email back in time. "Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality." In all seriousness though, remember when GMail launched on April 1st, 2004 and everyone that it was a joke?
Now this is how to do the "find your friends" trick. For GMail, Yahoo Mail, and Hotmail, Flickr never once asks for your password. Bravo!