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The Cicada Principle and Why It Matters to Web Designers

7/04/2011 @ 18:00 UTC

simplebits : The Cicada Principle and Why It Matters to Web Designers - Brilliant article on creating organically varied, seamless, tilable images with a small file footprint.

Eric Meyer : The Cicada Principle and Why It Matters to Web Designers - From annoying insects to mathematical primes to repeating background images that aren't annoying. Very, very smart.

Cathode, vintage terminal emulator for OS X

25/01/2011 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Cathode, vintage terminal emulator for OS X - looks great in full screen

Rod Begbie : Cathode - OS X terminal application that emulates old & busted phosphor displays. Pointless and gorgeous. #

Eric Meyer : Secret Geometry: Cathode - I totally want this.

The Blast Shack

23/12/2010 @ 02:00 UTC

Linkorama : The Blast Shack

Andy Baio : Bruce Sterling on Wikileaks - long, brilliant

philgyford : The Blast Shack - Bruce Sterling on WikiLeaks, Cablegate and Julian Assange. Worth a read, especially if you can do so with Sterling's weary drawl as your interior voice.

nelson : The Blast Shack - Absolute must-read on WikiLeaks, the cypherpunks history

Eric Meyer : The Blast Shack - "Here it is; a planetary hack."

Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; "To destroy this ...

7/12/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Linkorama : Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; "To destroy this ...

Eric Meyer : Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; "To destroy this invisible governmen" - Even if you stand completely opposed to WikiLeaks and all that it does, this is critical reading. It makes WikiLeaks' real aims (and what it threatens) crystal-clear.

Close the Washington Monument

2/12/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Close the Washington Monument - fantastic essay by Schneier on security

Eric Meyer : Close the Washington Monument - The most sensible "War on Terror" proposal I've heard all year.

Facebook ephemera

9/11/2010 @ 00:01 UTC

nelson : Facebook ephemera - Field notes about teenagers who use Facebook in an unusual way, not allowing persistent offline updates

Andy Baio : danah boyd on teens' unorthodox use of Facebook - deactivating accounts or deleting every posting regularly, persistence isn't vital for participation

Eric Meyer : Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook - As usual, those coming up devise sensible working strategies that would never have occurred and may seem alien to their elders.

"Hallowed Ground"

16/08/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

cobra libre : "Hallowed Ground" - "Look at the photos. This neighborhood is not hallowed. The people who live and work here are not obsessed with 9/11. The blocks around Ground Zero are like every other hard-working neighborhood in New York, where Muslims are just another thread of the ci #

Eric Meyer : "Hallowed Ground" - Fits right in with my perception of NYC and what a difference a couple of blocks can make. [via John] [via]

Rod Begbie : "Hallowed Ground" - "A few photos of stuff the same distance from the World Trade Center as the 'Ground Zero Mosque'" The whole thing would be funny if it wasn't so frustratingly based on unashamed bigotry. [via#

Andy Baio : Hallowed Ground - photos of stuff the same distance from the WTC as the "Ground Zero Mosque"  [via]

Harvey Pekar, dead at 70

12/07/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Harvey Pekar, dead at 70 - illustrated by comic greats, American Splendor published for over 30 years

Eric Meyer : Cleveland comic-book legend Harvey Pekar dead at age 70 - Farewell, good sir.

The Swinger

22/05/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : The Swinger - This is flippin' fantastic. Someone fetch me a martini and a smoking jacket. [via Bruce] [via]

Andy Baio : The Swinger - EchoNest-powered hack makes any song swing

Frozen Synapse

11/05/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

joshua : Frozen Synapse

Eric Meyer : Frozen Synapse: A Simultaneous Turn-Based Strategy Game / Turn-Based Tactical Game! - I'm totally buying this after I get back from Atlanta. I'd buy it now but I can't afford the distraction…

The Origins of the Tag

10/05/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : The Origins of the <Blink> Tag - Less evil than (Secret hope of linking to this: some RSS readers screw up the encoding, and everything starts blinking!) [via#

Eric Meyer : theoriginofthe<blink>tag - It comes as no surprise that alcohol was involved.

HTML game toolkit

21/04/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : HTML game toolkit - Akihabara, Javascript libraries for sprites, animations, pathing, etc

Andy Baio : Akihabara, open-source HTML5 pixel game toolkit - the demos are an impressive range of genres and all work on iPad/iPhone

Eric Meyer : Akihabara - The temptation to remake Seven Cities of Gold is strong. So very, very strong. [via John] [via]

My Head is in the Cloud

18/03/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : My Head is in the Cloud - "I sense that my addiction to the realtime stream is only making room for the consumption of a faster stream." [via John] [via]

deusx : My Head is in the Cloud - Been there for years myself, welcome to the cloud. This is part of why I'm so awkward away from an internet connection. "Now, after a few years of this, I realize that when I look up from the screen I know almost nothing. And maybe that would be

8-Bit NYC, Brett Camper's videogame map of New York

8/03/2010 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 8-Bit NYC, Brett Camper's videogame map of New York - he's using Kickstarter to expand to 15 other cities worldwide

Eric Meyer : 8-Bit NYC - All of a sudden I want to establish a mission in Central Park and negotiate with the natives for gold and food.

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.

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?

Bulletproof @font-face syntax

5/09/2009 @ 00:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Bulletproof @font-face syntax - Bulletproof @font-face syntax. Bear in mind we'll likely see numerous presentations of @font-face syntax in the coming months, but the exploration and thinking here looks solid.

Eric Meyer : Bulletproof @font-face syntax - Really worth a read even if you're not planning to use custom fonts any time soon.

Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5 from Maciej Stachowiak on 2009-09-01 (public-html@w...

1/09/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

wearehugh : Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5 from Maciej Stachowiak on 2009-09-01 (public-html@w3.org from September 2009) - "In this message I'm trying to represent the views of Apple"

Eric Meyer : Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5 from Maciej Stachowiak - One implementor community's perspective on the additions to HTML. Summary: "cool! except maybe one or two bits".

Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

31/07/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale - This is fantastic. Watch it.

joshua : World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale on Vimeo - he turns the audience into a instrument and then plays it

Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com

18/07/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com - "This is ugly for all kinds of reasons. Amazon says that this sort of thing is “rare,? but that it can happen at all is unsettling; we’ve been taught to believe that e-books are, you know, just like books, only better. Already, we’ve learned

Andy Baio : Amazon ironically removes books from the Kindle - related: Amazon's Final Message to Its Creation

Eric Meyer : Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - So long, 1984. Big Brother never had a chance.

HomeSite Discontinued

1/07/2009 @ 14:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : HomeSite Discontinued - The application that launched a thousand thousand sites is put out to pasture. A moment of silence, please.

deusx : Nick Bradbury: HomeSite Discontinued - "It's been almost 15 years since I created HomeSite, and I stopped working on it in 1998 when I left Allaire Corporation. Several other developers took over after I left, but to the best of my knowledge nobody has touched it for several years,

Pixar grants dying 10-year-old girl's last wish to see "UP"

19/06/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Pixar grants dying 10-year-old girl's last wish to see "UP" - prepare to weep  [via]

Eric Meyer : Pixar grants girl's dying wish with home viewing of 'Up' - It's not just superior movies that make Pixar the best studio in the business. [via John] [via]

Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames

10/06/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Anil : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - The whole world A small number of super-geeky obsessives is abuzz over the upcoming launch of Facebook Usernames, an exciting new feature that will let you put some parts of your name into a web address. Since its announcement yesterday, there's been a l

Eric Meyer : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil lays it all out for you in clear, simple terms.

Rod Begbie : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash - Anil Dash predicts the future of Facebook vanity URLs. Who's going to be the first to register "mikearrington", I wonder. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the future of Facebook usernames - frighteningly realistic predictions

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