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Disclaimer stickers for science textbooks

22/11/2004 @ 21:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Disclaimer stickers for science textbooks - [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Textbook disclaimer stickers - "The shape of the earth is a controversial topic" [via#

Charles Miller : Disclaimer Stickers for Science Textbooks - Disclaimer Stickers for Science Textbooks: "This book contains material on gravity. Gravity is a theory, not a fact, regarding a force that cannot be directly seen. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically con

deusx : Textbook disclaimer stickers - I need a packet of these stickers

Eric Meyer : Textbook disclaimer stickers - Most excellent.

S5 and Incremental Rendering of Graphics

22/11/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : S5 and Incremental Rendering of Graphics - Derek shows how to create lightweight incremental graphics using CSS sprites. Very cool.

Building a Cyclotron on a Shoestring

22/11/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : Building a Cyclotron on a Shoestring - 1MeV on a tabletop for $15K. Outstanding.

ungreek.toolbot.com

22/11/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : ungreek.toolbot.com - Get the ipsum out of your lorem by using other sources to create "greeked" text. My favorite is the Esperantists' Manifesto.

Image transitions

22/11/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : Image transitions - Sexy. Someone's already tried applying them to S5, and I'm inclined to follow their lead. [via Jeffrey] [via]

We're half the country - and we're not going away

18/11/2004 @ 19:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : We're half the country - and we're not going away - A reminder that the margin of victory was pretty thin, and that 51% does not a mandate make. (Well, not in the real world--things might be different in Washington, D.C., I suppose.)

Lesbian couples raise well-adjusted teenagers

17/11/2004 @ 21:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Lesbian couples raise well-adjusted teenagers - Shocked, I am shocked.

Eric Meyer : Lesbian couples raise well-adjusted teenagers - Not that it will change anyone's mind, but worth a mention anyway. [via Ethan] [via]

Republicans move to protect DeLay

17/11/2004 @ 20:57 UTC

Eric Meyer : Republicans move to protect DeLay - I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning. It smells like... Republicans.

Panic - The True Story of Audion

12/11/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Panic - The True Story of Audion - Behind-the-scenes magic of a long-time Mac app. [via#

Eric Meyer : The True Story of Audion - The thrilling tale of two guys from Portland and the Mac software they created. Lengthy, but worth it. From the creators of Transmit, one of my must-have applications.

jkottke : The true story of Audion - An independent Mac software developer loving tells the story of the little MP3 player that could. Worth a read. (Comment on this)

deusx : Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion - "Is it just me? I mean, do you ever wonder about the stories behind everyday products?" Great story. Click on the links.

Phil Gyford : Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion - Cabel Sasser on the story of developing Audion and the emergence of iTunes. A long but great read.

Simon Willison : The True Story of Audion - A long but fascinating read. (via) [via]

Jon Hicks : The True Story of Audion - I know the would and his wife have linked to this, but it really is worth your time!

Jeremy Zawodny : The True Story of Audion - The True Story of Audion: It seems you can either be free to do anything you want, to create anything you dream of without answering to anyone, or you can be rich. You're not likely to be both.

Divide seen in voter knowledge

11/11/2004 @ 20:58 UTC

Eric Meyer : Divide seen in voter knowledge - When two camps perceive reality in such radically different ways, what chance do they have of ever reaching an understanding?

JazzMutant

11/11/2004 @ 20:58 UTC

Eric Meyer : JazzMutant - I'm very strongly reminded of the datapads from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. I want one. I don't know what I'd do with it, but I want one.

jimray : JazzMutant Lemur - Sweet Jesus, that's rad

Mobissimo

11/11/2004 @ 20:57 UTC

Eric Meyer : Mobissimo - To quote Nathan: 'Think of it as shopper.com for airfares instead of digital cameras.' [via Nathan] [via]

Web Pioneers on the Ballot?

11/11/2004 @ 20:57 UTC

Eric Meyer : Web Pioneers on the Ballot? - ...and if elected, I promise that our children will never again be forced to write invalid markup.

Study: 100,000 civilians may have died in Iraq conflict

11/11/2004 @ 20:57 UTC

Eric Meyer : Study: 100,000 civilians may have died in Iraq conflict - And that's the low-end estimate, we find upon reading the article.

Security Configuration Guide for Apple Mac OS X (3.1MB PDF)

11/11/2004 @ 20:57 UTC

Eric Meyer : Security Configuration Guide for Apple Mac OS X (3.1MB PDF) - From the friendly folks at the National Security Agency.

All watched over by machines of loving grace: Some ethical guidelines for user experience in ubiq...

11/11/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : All watched over by machines of loving grace: Some ethical guidelines for user experience in ubiquitous-computing settings - Worth a read regardless of whether you want to create such systems or intend only to be a user of such systems.

Halloween 2004 - iPod Costume

11/11/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : Halloween 2004 - iPod Costume - Doesn't sound like much, except he made it a FUNCTIONAL iPod costume, playing music and everything. No lie.

Natalie Jeremijenko: The WorldChanging Interview

11/11/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : Natalie Jeremijenko: The WorldChanging Interview - I've been in geek love with Natalie ever since I heard about her in a keynote by Kelly Goto.

Campaigns Rally Against Wrong T-Shirts

11/11/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : Campaigns Rally Against Wrong T-Shirts - I notice a slight disparity in how the two campaigns handle, er, "unexpected" apparel.

Dark Side Switch Campaign

11/11/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : Dark Side Switch Campaign - Funny. Also reminds me of a signature file I saw years ago, but that's another story. [via Ferrett] [via]

Color Scheme Generator 2

11/11/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : Color Scheme Generator 2 - It's color-riffic, and a great interface to boot. I do wish there were brightness/saturation controls. From Pixy.

Tristan Rivoallan : [ws] Color Scheme Generator 2 - great for tasteless coders (like me)

How ‘Balanced’ Coverage Lets the Scientific Fringe Hijack Reality

11/11/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : How ‘BalancedÂ’ Coverage Lets the Scientific Fringe Hijack Reality - heavy-handed attempts at neutrality are distorting the truth [via]  [via]

jkottke : The problem of false balance in US science journalism

Eric Meyer : Blinded by Science - Or, How �BalancedÕ Coverage Lets the Scientific Fringe Hijack Reality.

Simon Willison : Blinded by Science - "How 'Balanced' Coverage Lets the Scientific Fringe Hijack Reality" (via) [via]

which file extension are you?

3/11/2004 @ 01:58 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : which file extension are you? - which file extension are you?: i am .swf, apparently

Ethan Marcotte : Which file extension are you? - I'm apparently a .swf; who knew?

Philippe Janvier : Which File Extension Are You ? - "You are .doc. You change from year to year, just to make things tough on your competition. Only your creator really has a handle en you." [via#

Eric Meyer : Quiz: Which File Extension Are You? - It turns out I'm .html. Go ahead, try to pretend you're surprised. (Fortunately for my cred, .css wasn't one of the possible answers.) [via Ethan] [via]

Thinking Machine 4

29/10/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Thinking Machine 4 - Watch a chess playing computer work through what moves to make. I like the waves of influence.

Rod Begbie : Thinking Machine 4 - Artful Artifical Intelligence. Watch the pretty heuristics. [via#

plasticbag : Watch the thought processes of a chess program's AI as you play... - I don't have the patience for chess. I can't be bothered to think more than two moves in advance. I keep hoping that I'll somehow cruise a wave of successive genius to victory. But I never do.

Eric Meyer : Thinking Machine 4 - Play chess against a computer program that draws its 'thought' processes on the board. Fascinating. [via Nick] [via]

Making news with web standards

29/10/2004 @ 00:04 UTC

Dan Cederholm : Making news with web standards - 'The spacer gif alone accounted for over 90 MB of bandwidth' - Jim Ramsey on the SF Examiner redesign.

Eric Meyer : Making News with Web standards - From the article: "As a result, even though our traffic was about 40% higher in July 2004 than in September 2003, our bandwidth was almost exactly the same for those two months."

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