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Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

APOLLO 11 [Official Trailer] - YouTube

This documentary, made entirely with archive footage, looks like it will be amazing! I really hope I get to see it in a cinema.

Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

Aw! What about Michael Collins‽ He’s always the Ringo of the mission, even though he was the coolest dude.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

How can we incentivise the digital world to make safer services?

A smart look back at historical examples of regulation and what we can learn from them today, by Justine Leblanc:

  • Railways in the UK: Public interest as a trigger for regulation
  • Engineering in Canada: Accountability as a trigger for regulation
  • The automotive industry in the USA: Public outrage as a trigger for regulation

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Braille Neue

I love this idea (and implementation)—instead of treating braille signage as something “separate but equal”, this typeface attempts to unify lettering and braille into one.

Braille Neue is a universal typeface that combines braille with existing characters. This typeface communicates to both the sighted and blind people in the same space.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Travel Oregon: The Game

Oregon Trail, updated for our times. There should be appreciably less dysentery in this game.

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

ForEveryone.Net - Trailer on Vimeo

I can’t wait for this documentary to come out (I linked to its website a while back).

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

100 words 059

Today was the first day of UX London. I was planning to attend. I decided I’d skip the first couple of talks—because that would entail rising at the crack of dawn—but I was aiming to get to the venue by the time the first break rolled around.

No plan survives contact with the enemy and today the enemy was the rail infrastructure between Brighton and London. Due to “unforeseen engineering works”, there were scenes of mild-mannered chaos when I arrived at the station.

I decided—wisely, in retrospect—to abandon my plan. Here’s hoping it’s better by tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Bradshaw’s Guide For Tourists in Great Britain

Keep it under your hat, but Paul has soft-launch his Project Portillo. And very nice it is too.

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Google - Москва-Владивосток: виртуальное путешествие на Картах Google

Well: this is an odd one: the entire duration of the trans-siberian railway on video and simultaneous map.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Enhance User Profiles with Google’s Social Graph API [Ruby & Rails]

Some Ruby on Rails code for enhancing sign-up forms using Google's Social Graph API, inspired by Huffduffer.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Watchmen Feature Trailer - Trailer Addict

The new trailer for Watchmen is out. It's still looking good. Fingers crossed.

Friday, July 18th, 2008

'Watchmen' Trailer to Comic Comparison | Features | RopeofSilicon.com Entertainment News

Side by side comparison of stills from the Watchmen trailer and the graphic novel.

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Brighton Wok: The Legend of Ganja Boxing: New Movie Trailer on Vimeo

This looks like being the year's best Brighton-based ninja stoner movie.

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters | Official Movie Site | Picturehouse

The next Spellbound-style documentary is all about Donkey Kong. "A middle school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul battle for the Guinness world record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong."

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

danwebb.net - RailsConf Presentation Slides and Example Code

A PDF of Dan's slides from RailsConf. Looks like it was an excellent presentation.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Infovore : <%= javascript_include_tag :defaults %> considered harmful?

A cautionary note to Rails coders from Tom. The default JavaScript includes can really add to your page weight. Only include them if you really need all of them.

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Cork'd

From Dan Cederholm and Dan Benjamin: a lovely looking piece of social software all about wine. I've been trying it in pre-release and it's really, really nice. This is my kind of website.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Proof Positive that Editing is an Art

The funniest thing I've seen in ages.

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Tim's WSG Ajax Presentation

Download the PDF of the slides and play around with the demo from Tim Lucas' recent presentation.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Wedding Crashers: Andy Budd and Jeremy Keith

Viral marketing gone so, so wrong. Thanks Cindy.