A wonderful bit of spelunking into the annals of software interfaces by Elise Blanchard.
This is a very thoughtful and measured response to Alex’s post Platform Adjacency Theory.
Unlike Alex, the author doesn’t fire off cheap shots.
Also, I’m really intrigued by the idea of certificate authorities for hardware APIs.
I quite like the idea of broadcasting my URL from a friendchip bracelet.
mozilla-magnet/magnet-client-desktop: A simple Physical Web menu-bar app for URL discovery and broadcast
This should be a lot more straightforward than process I linked to before.
Well, this is interesting! It turns out you can turn your laptop into a beacon for broadcasting a URL to devices that support The Physical Web.
An early look at the just-in-time interactions that Scott has been working on:
Nearby works like this. An enabled object broadcasts a short description of itself and a URL to devices nearby listening. Those URLs are grabbed and listed by the app, and tapping on one brings you to the object’s webpage, where you can interact with it—say, tell it to perform a task.
I think this is kind of brilliant.
Spimify your household with these bluetooth location stickers. Now you can google your shoes.
Scott writes up some of the things he talked about at the Breaking Development conference: the just-in-time interactions that are inevitable in a heavily-instrumented world.
This is why, when a child posits something ridiculous-sounding, you should encourage them.
Cameron's plea for social network transparency and portability is one of the most lucid and succinct yet.
Pulling together a bunch of CSS tricks from a range of sources: reseting, baseline typography and grids (fixed width, unfortunately).
Wintec WBT-201 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver (Auto on/off, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, Google Earth Integration with Photo) (Bonus Bottle Cap Tripod) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
I gotta get me one of these. Just think of the mashup potential!
Dave has made some icons — very nice ones.
Calculate your Web Coolness, courtesy of Cameron. Of course he couldn't resist one more jibe at me in there.
Dave redesigns. And before I could bash him for his wide fixed width layout, he went and added a Jeremy Keith Button® on his about page that toggles between liquid and fixed. Cheeky bugger.
Cameron shares his thoughts on Ajax, Hijax, libraries and having fun.
This is really cool: a real-time map of bluetooth devices currently at the Reboot conference.
A nice introduction the XMLHttpRequest object by Cameron Adams.