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Saturday, January 13th, 2018

The Human Computer’s Dreams Of The Future by Ida Rhodes (PDF)

From the proceedings of the Electronic Computer Symposium in 1952, the remarkable Ida Rhodes describes a vision of the future…

My crystal ball reveals Mrs. Mary Jones in the living room of her home, most of the walls doubling as screens for projected art or information. She has just dialed her visiophone. On the wall panel facing her, the full colored image of a rare orchid fades, to be replaced by the figure of Mr. Brown seated at his desk. Mrs. Jones states her business: she wishes her valuable collection of orchid plants insured. Mr. Brown consults a small code book and dials a string of figures. A green light appears on his wall. He asks Mrs. Jones a few pertinent questions and types out her replies. He then pushes the start button. Mr. Brown fades from view. Instead, Mrs. Jones has now in front of her a set of figures relating to the policy in which she is interested. The premium rate and benefits are acceptable and she agrees to take out the policy. Here is Brown again. From a pocket in his wall emerges a sealed, addressed, and postage-metered envelope which drops into the mailing chute. It contains, says Brown, an application form completely filled out by the automatic computer and ready for her signature.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Eric’s Archived Thoughts: Generating Wireframe Boxes with CSS and HTML5

Eric uses some super-clever CSS to “wireframe up” a web page.

I wonder if this could be turned into a little bookmarklet?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Orrery at The Interval: An Invitation to Long-Term Thinking — Blog of the Long Now

The Long Now Foundation has been posting some great stuff on their blog lately. The latest is a look at orreries, clocks, and computers throughout history …and into the future.

Monday, December 19th, 2016

The math of CSS locks

A very very in-depth look at fluid typography in CSS using calc.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Web Bloat Score Calculator

Here’s an interesting metric for measuring performance: take the overall page weight of a URL and divide it by the file size of the screenshot of that URL.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Performance Budget Builder

A nifty tool from Brad to help calculate and allocate performance budgets. Click around and edit the numbers.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Performance Budget Calculator

A handy little for calculating your performance budget based on how long you want your page to take to load on a particular connection.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Cross-stitch iPhone case #2 - Jane Dallaway

A brilliantly cool handmade iPhone case by Jane.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Grid Calculator

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).

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

The Man in Blue > Experiments > Web Coolness Calculator

Calculate your Web Coolness, courtesy of Cameron. Of course he couldn't resist one more jibe at me in there.

Monday, August 29th, 2005

The Graphing Calculator Story

The fascinating story of an application built by ex-employees sneaking into Apple.