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How websites work

23/01/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : How websites work - At last, the truth is out and I can stop pretending: beatific monkeys are what makes it all go.

Morse Code Translator

23/01/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Morse Code Translator - - .... .. ... / .. ... / .- .-- . ... --- -- . / -. --- / ... . .-. .. --- ..- ... .-.. -.--

Locations of Ancient Woolworths Stores follow Precise Geometrical Pattern

18/01/2010 @ 16:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Locations of Ancient Woolworths Stores follow Precise Geometrical Pattern - Locations of Ancient Woolworths Stores follow Precise Geometrical Pattern. Excellent send-up of shoddy science reporting.

Eric Meyer : Did aliens play a role in Woolworths? - I think the answer is clear to any who have the courage to see it.

View-Source Is Good? Discuss.

13/01/2010 @ 23:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : View-Source Is Good? Discuss. - I say yes.

Let's Talk About Faith

12/01/2010 @ 23:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Let's Talk About Faith - I may not entirely agree that it's the MOST important debate there is—it depends on which exact debate he's talking about—but it's undeniably important.

AirTran 297- Anatomy of an Urban Legend

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : AirTran 297- Anatomy of an Urban Legend - I'm linking this for two reasons: as an example of good corporate communication; and so I can find it when I get the inevitable forwarded mail.

Dear God, please confirm what I already believe

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Dear God, please confirm what I already believe - Filed under "Science uses an fMRI to confirm what seems really obvious to just about anyone who cares to look".

Twitter Avatars - a set on Flickr

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Twitter Avatars - a set on Flickr - These should be famous immediately. Biz, make that happen, willya?

Eric Meyer - A More Tangled Web

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Eric Meyer - A More Tangled Web - If yesterday's 25 minutes about my past wasn't enough, here's an hour of me presenting at Build Conference about the future of the web.

U.S. gave up billions in tax money in deal for Citigroup's bailout repayment

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : U.S. gave up billions in tax money in deal for Citigroup's bailout repayment - I've said it before, and I'll say it again: these are the times that make men Socialists.

Sand Castle Explosions Backwards v.1

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Sand Castle Explosions Backwards v.1 - Exactly what the title says, and it's pretty much just as cool as you would expect.

Microsoft Statement Regarding MSN China Joint Venture's Juku Feature

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Microsoft Statement Regarding MSN China Joint Venture's Juku Feature - Though they did indeed blame a subcontractor, "...we assume responsibility for this situation." Good for them. Exactly the right thing to say.

Fractal Wrongness

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Fractal Wrongness - This needs to go to everyone that stood in James' way before he became James (see previous link).

Why James Chartrand Wears Women's Underpants

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Why James Chartrand Wears Women's Underpants - I have no commentary. Too much rage and disgust.

Antikythera mechanism working model

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Antikythera mechanism working model - Yeah, we can build iPhones and all, but this? This is pure genius.

Microsoft China rips off Asia's No. 1 Microblogging Service

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Microsoft China rips off Asia's No. 1 Microblogging Service - Let me guess: this will all be blamed on a subcontractor. (Update: yes, but MS says they take full responsibility.)

Christmas Tree Rocketry: The Art and Science of Holiday Recycling

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Christmas Tree Rocketry: The Art and Science of Holiday Recycling - Stand by—we're counting down to SCIENCE!

Golden Girls face paint art Video

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Golden Girls face paint art Video - Fascinating. The soundtrack choice doubly so.

The Third & The Seventh

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : The Third & The Seventh - The fact that it's almost entirely computer-generated is impressive, but the basic truth is that it's just flat-out stunningly beautiful, and on multiple levels.

For The Record

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : For The Record - If I counted correctly, the score is 25-7.

And we shall call this "Moff's Law"

12/01/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : And we shall call this "Moff's Law" - So let it be written. So let it be done.

The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time « Whatever

28/12/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

deusx : The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time « Whatever

Eric Meyer : The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time - Now going on five years old, and a total classic for every one of those years as well as all the years yet to be.

Google Maps India evolves driving directions to use local landmarks

18/12/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Maps India evolves driving directions to use local landmarks - street names are often unknown, so they just describe what you'll pass by

Eric Meyer : Go thataway: Google Maps India learns to navigate like a local - Awesome. Now please do this everywhere else.

Matter of life, death - St. Petersburg Times

11/12/2009 @ 18:01 UTC

jcgregorio : Matter of life, death - St. Petersburg Times - """I am scheduled to begin dying on Feb. 1, 2010."""

Eric Meyer : Matter of life, death - Oh, look, rationing of care and death panels are already in effect! Now how did THAT happen?

Interview with John Marcotte, Author of the 2010 California Protection of Marriage Act

10/09/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Interview with John Marcotte, Author of the 2010 California Protection of Marriage Act - Thank God someone is finally taking a principled stand on the protection of marriage.

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