Given its origins and composition, the Obama library is already largely digital. The vast majority of the record his presidency left behind consists not of evocative handwritten notes, printed cable transmissions, and black-and-white photographs, but email, Word documents, and JPEGs. The question now is how to leverage its digital nature to make it maximally useful and used.
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Videos for the whole first season of James Burke’s brilliant Connections TV series.
Internet Archive and chill.
It turns out that a whole lot of The So-Called Cloud is relying on magnetic tape for its backups.
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
I love this deep dive that Sara takes into the question of marking up content for progressive disclosure. It reminds me Dan’s SimpleQuiz from back in the day.
Then there’s this gem, which I think is a terrificly succinct explanation of the importance of meaningful markup:
It’s always necessary, in my opinion, to consider what content would render and look like in foreign environments, or in environments that are not controlled by our own styles and scripts. Writing semantic HTML is the first step in achieving truly resilient Web sites and applications.
Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
This looks like a very handy tool for doing little screencasts where you don’t need to capture the whole screen.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Hells, yeah! Want to make an accordion widget? Use the
details element as your starting point and progressively enhance from there.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
I recorded audio versions of some of my favourite blog posts.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
A very handy “how to” for recording your own podcast.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
Busker Du (dial-up) is a recording service for buskers through the telephone (preferably public payphones hidden in subway stations).
Sunday, May 11th, 2008
A handy Mac app from Google that allows you to record from your iSight and upload directly to YouTube.
Friday, March 21st, 2008
Intrepid adventurer Ben Saunders is off again. This time he aims to to set a new world speed record from Ward Hunt Island to the Geographic North Pole. He is armed with a beautiful website courtesy of Colly and the lads at Erskine.
Saturday, December 29th, 2007
Music Recording Industry Will Be First Traditional Media Industry To Be Utterly Destroyed By Digital Technology - Publishing 2.0
The RIAA now says it is illegal for you to put that CD you bought onto your own computer. Asshats.
Wednesday, December 26th, 2007
A brilliant summation by David Byrne of the possible business models available to musicians today.
Monday, October 1st, 2007
Radiohead are distributing their next album themselves. You'll be able to download it for the princely sum of... whatever you feel like paying.
Wednesday, August 30th, 2006
This is a great way to deal with telemarketers.
Sunday, June 11th, 2006
Dan documents the process of adding microformats to Cork'd.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
You can now create podcasts on Odeo. This is going to be huge.