Andy Baio blogs at xml


15/02/2012 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Playfix - Andy Baio's awesome web-hosted interactive fiction system

Andy Baio : Introducing Playfic - So, I made a weird new thing with my 15-year-old nephew, Cooper McHatton. It's experimental and has lots of rough edges, but quite frankly, I'm tired of working on it, so here you go. Playfic is a community for writing, sharing, and playing interactive

A Ship Adrift

15/02/2012 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : A Ship Adrift - an imaginary airship piloted by an AI autopilot based on real weather patterns; follow it on Twitter

nelson : A Ship Adrift - Conceptual project of a virtual airship adrift with the winds

Lovely ascii animation

9/02/2012 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : Lovely ascii animation - Fluid dynamics

Andy Baio : Interactive ASCII fluid dynamics animation - based on this JS simulation  [via]

Avería, the average font

3/02/2012 @ 11:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Avería, the average font - preview them all  [via]

nelson : Avería, the average font - Synthetic font, actually quite beautiful

Rod Begbie : Avería – The Average Font - Font designed by averaging out the letterforms of a few hundred fonts. Surprisingly readable. #

Pirating the Oscars, 2012

26/01/2012 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Pirating the Oscars, 2012 - now with 10 years of data; I'll republish the article here tomorrow

nelson : Pirating the Oscars 2012 - Andy's latest roundup of online movie piracy

State of the demoscene, 1991-2011

21/01/2012 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : State of the demoscene, 1991-2011 - a long decline since the mid-1990s  [via]

nelson : State of the demoscene: 1991 - 2011 - Great roundup of 20 years of creative computer hacking

Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut

21/01/2012 @ 01:00 UTC

nelson : Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut - 15 second fan-made snippets of Star Wars, cut to a full film

Andy Baio : Star Wars Uncut: The Director's Cut - the final edit of the amazing, crowdsourced Star Wars remake that won an Emmy

My Guantánamo nightmare

8/01/2012 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : My Guantánamo nightmare - The continuing shame of America

Andy Baio : My Guantánamo Nightmare - also: Notes From a Guantánamo Survivor; commemorating its shameful 10th anniversary  [via]

Twitter by Post

16/12/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Twitter by Post - Analoguey loveliness. [via#

Andy Baio : Twitter by Post - Giles Turnbull takes @replies, RTs, and favs offline

My Occupy LA Arrest

9/12/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

nelson : My Occupy LA Arrest - First person account of LAPD acting like thugs

Andy Baio : Family Guy writer's first-person account of his Occupy LA arrest - sickening treatment at the hands of the LAPD; there's absolutely no excuse for this

Don't be a free user

7/12/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : Don't be a free user - Maciej's hysterical essay on the value of paying for web services

Andy Baio : Maciej Ceglowski on the dangers of free web services - if you love a service, demand that they find a business model or clone them yourself

Jamie Zawinski on Mike Arrington and the myths of startup success

29/11/2011 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Jamie Zawinski on Mike Arrington and the myths of startup success - "When a VC tells you what's good for you, check your wallet, then count your fingers"

nelson : jwz vs arrington - Legendary hacker calls bullshit on a VC blogger

Viewing the UC Davis Pepper Spraying from Multiple Angles

22/11/2011 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Viewing the UC Davis Pepper Spraying from Multiple Angles - I was stunned and appalled by the UC Davis Police spraying protestors, but struck by how many brave, curious people recorded the events. I took the four clearest videos and synchronized them. Citizen journalism FTW. Sources below. Best viewed in HD full

nelson : UC Davis pepper spray - Four videos from different angles, synced

Google adds verbatim search mode

15/11/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google adds verbatim search mode - I like to think I had something to do with this

nelson : Verbatim search - Seems hidden away, but at least it's there

Twitter 11:11 11/11/11

14/11/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

nelson : Twitter 11:11 11/11/11 - Clever visualization

Andy Baio : Visualization of 11/11/11 11:11 activity on Twitter - love the second wave isolated to countries that use 12-hour time

The Social Graph Is Neither

9/11/2011 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Social Graph Is Neither - "we have tasted of the blogroll and the lolcat and found that they were good"

nelson : Maciej on social graph - Ruminations on the complexity of human relationships

cobra libre : Maciej Ceglowski: The Social Graph is Neither - "We have a name for the kind of person who collects a detailed, permanent dossier on everyone they interact with, with the intent of using it to manipulate others for personal advantage -- we call that person a sociopath. And both Google and Facebook have #

Meanwhile released for iPhone/iPad

8/11/2011 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Meanwhile released for iPhone/iPad - Jason Shiga's mind-expanding puzzle comic ported to iOS by interactive fiction legend Andrew Plotkin

Rod Begbie : Meanwhile for iOS - Jason Shiga's outstanding "interactive" time-warping comic, reimagined as an iPad app. Highly recommended. [via#

86th Birthday Rage

6/11/2011 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : 86th Birthday Rage - Totally sweet comic from an older generation

Andy Baio : 86th Birthday Rage -  [via]

Chris Wetherell on dreams, discernment, and Google Reader

3/11/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Chris Wetherell on dreams, discernment, and Google Reader - thoughts from its founder; related: Mihai's history of social features in Reader

nelson : cw on Google Reader - Another of Reader's initial creators weighs in


3/11/2011 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Skinemax - nostalgic video mashup of 80s, 90s stuff

Andy Baio : Skinemax - "Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes"

Mourning the death of Google Reader's social features

22/10/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mourning the death of Google Reader's social features - and again, only a week's notice to save everything? really?

nelson : Google Reader social - I didn't know anyone used Reader this way.

PMOG / Nethernet post-mortem

11/10/2011 @ 22:00 UTC

nelson : PMOG / Nethernet post-mortem - Long, sad story of a failed startup by one of the Internet's most promising people

Andy Baio : Justin Hall's GameLayers postmortem - emotional, thoughtful look at the failure of PMOG and The Nethernet, his browser-based MMO

Plink, a multiplayer audio experiment built with Node and Web Audio

9/10/2011 @ 10:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Plink, a multiplayer audio experiment built with Node and Web Audio - see also: ToneCraft, by the same creator

nelson : Plink - Interactive multiplayer music toy / Chrome demo

Olson timezone database shut down over IP case

6/10/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Olson timezone database shut down over IP case - the volunteer-run open-source project is the definitive source for global tz info

nelson : Timezone DB debacle - Bogus copyright claim screws an important database

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

6/10/2011 @ 08:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 - The best obituary of Steve Jobs I've read this evening, by Steven Levy.  [via#

Andy Baio : Steven Levy's Wired obituary for Steve Jobs - the best I've read