There's something haunting about this: the physical settings of internet memes with the protagonists removed.
Archive: May, 2009
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
All the chairs in Pixar's The Incredibles.
Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Ficlets is back ...as Ficly. Take that, AOL: this site is just too good to roll over and die.
Friday, May 29th, 2009
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Jeff's got something up his sleeve that will help the cause of web typography.
Eleven years old and more relevant than ever.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Standalone embeddable widgets from Google that you can drop into any web page. The maps widget finally frees the maps API from the tyranny of coupling a domain with an API key.
And this, boys and girls, is why the password anti-pattern is bad, m'kay?
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
I'm not sure I can resist ordering one of these T-shirts featuring crime-fighting duo Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.
Monday, May 25th, 2009
A sweet little Skyhook/FireEagle desktop app from Tom. It updates your FireEagle location every five minutes by pinging Skyhook's API to triangulate your position. A small piece, loosely joining two small pieces.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
A great example of @font-face in action: comparing Graublau Sans Web with with Lucida Grande.
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
This is just brilliant! Natalie has taken the Flash-based Pocketmod and reproduced it using HTML and CSS (including CSS transforms).
How to ensure consistency in time travel narratives.
A text to punch card translator. Who wants to be the first to pipe Twitter messages through this?
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
Cory Doctorow: We must ensure ISPs don't stop the next Google getting out of the garage | Technology | guardian.co.uk
A superb call to arms on the importance of "fat pipe, always on, get out of my way."
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
Classic photographs recreated in Lego.
"Nikon, the racist camera" (sing it to the tune of Flight of the Concords' "Albi, the racist dragon").
A detailed comparison of jQuery and MooTools.
Follow along as Happy Cog document the process of redesigning the Mozilla website.
Monday, May 18th, 2009
A look into the future that never was. This stuff is right up my alley.
The 26 step process required to add +1 to a feature request in IE. Franz Kafka is alive and well and living in Redmond.
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
Start here, click through to each next message, and enjoy. Pretend Office is like Spinal Tap for office workers. Funny in an uncomfortably real way.
Saturday, May 16th, 2009
Because everything goes better with keyboard cat.
Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Make your own papernet projects.
A proposal for decimal time and measurement. It'll never defeat inertia but I love seeing the thought process that's gone into it.
Where I’m actually living in augmented reality, Jefferson Airplane and what does this mean for photos. « geobloggers
Rev. Dan Catt's augmented reality future is here; it just isn't evenly distributed yet.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Jackson is gathering data to test on-screen readability. Sign up and join in.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction
Download the PDF of this essay from the Near Future Laboratory and wallow in the sci-fi/tech/design goodness.
Sunday, May 10th, 2009
Douglas is featured in The New York Times (and look: there's Dustin behind him).
A beautiful PDF literary magazine, designed to be printed out and read away from the computer. I'd still love to see an HTML version.
This huffdufferesque fill-in-the-blank dry-erase toy teaches your child how to write letters from _____.
Now *this* is how you explain technical concepts.
If television were honest...
Friday, May 8th, 2009
Get Creative Commons stickers at the click of a button thanks to Brian and the Moo API.
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
An excellent piece by Stan in which he questions (without rejecting out of hand) applying proportion-based rules to the web, a medium with inherently fluid proportions.
A repository of liberally-licensed fonts to link to with @font-face.
A nice stab at a markup (and CSS) pattern for forms.
Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
It looks Wheel of Tea is going to face some stiff competition from this iPhone app.
Monday, May 4th, 2009
Jack Schulze goes into detail on the genesis of the wonderful Here & There map/visualisation.
If you've ever broken/strained a limb, you'll know how tedious it gets answering the inevitable "what happened?" question time and time again.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
A humorous comparison of the em dash and the semicolon; but this online setting scuppers the author's wit by using hyphens instead of em dashes — punctuation-derived humour fail!
Friday, May 1st, 2009
This is the best location visualisation I have ever seen.
Lawrence Lessig's newest book, Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy, is now available as a free PDF download.