- Digital Dickens: How Scott Sigler is changing the way we read
- The Independent (UK) covers the upcoming UK release of Scott Sigler’s “Infected”.
- Leo Laporte Does 24 Hours of iPhone to Over a Quarter Million Viewers
- I always find Leo entertaining. I tuned into this a few times and was amazed at how even with numerous technical faults and no sleep he kept things interesting.
- Human Mirror
- Improve Everwhere fills a subway with identical twins creating a human mirror, and messing with peoples minds.
- Interview: Gaiman, Zelazny and More Coming To Your iPod
- An interview with Steve Feldberg, content director for Audible’s science-fiction/fantasy line Audible Frontiers who have been releasing some very exciting audiobooks (including the upcoming release of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories)
- Story of a Peanut: The TiVo Remote’s Untold Past, Present and Future
- Fascinating history of the TiVo remote.
Links of Interest (November 21st 2007)
- OpenDocument Foundation closes up shop after slamming OpenDocument Format
- As someone who hasn’t used word since the 90s, and never intends to go back, I’ve been watching the ODF vs OOXML stuff with interest. This chapter is just strange.
- Benchmarks: Hackintosh vs. Mac Pro vs. MacBook Pro Benchmarks
- Benmarks of the $800 hackintosh vs. some standard Apple offerings. Most of the comments miss the point of this article, which (I think) is not to do an Apples to apples comparison, but to show you what your $800 bucks gets you.
Tags: macmini hackintosh DIY hardware benchmark
- Hack Attack: Build a Hackintosh Mac for Under $800
- Are you interested in trying out Mac OS X Leopard, but not it buying a Mac? Are you used to building your own PCs from parts (I sure am)? This is your best bet.
Tags: macos hackintosh DIY hardware
- Stacks Overlays
- If the appearance of the Stacks in your Leopard dock annoys you as much as they do me, these might be for you.
- How to Size Text in CSS
- An excellent article showing how to get consistent text sizing across numerous browsers using CSS. A great starting point for anyone concerned with the end user experience.
Tags: design webdesign CSS typography fonts
Links of Interest (September 7th 2007 through September 20th 2007)
- Lincoln’s $5 bill gets a colorful makeover
- I was just thinking, boy I wish this $5 bill had a big purple number on it (of course I was hoping the number was $1,000,000, but you can’t win them all).
- The future keepers
- Philip K. Dick’s children work to ensure the influential author’s cinematic legacy. I hope it works out because there have been some less than stellar adaptations of some truly amazing stories.
- Animal Magnetism: Making O’Reilly Animals
- History of the animal designs on O’Reilly’s book covers.
- Record Industry Proves Again How Much They?ve Lost The Plot
- Say hello to the Ringle!
- Floatutorial: Step by step CSS float tutorial
- Exceptionally detailed tutorials on floats.
Links of Interest (August 24th 2007 through August 31st 2007)
- Science Fiction Writers of America abuses the DMCA – Boing Boing
- The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America invoked the DMCA to request works be removed from Scribd even though in a number of cases they had no right to do so, including Creative Commons licensed work.
- Consumer Reports says ‘keep that car’
- Driving one car for 15 years is cheaper than buying a new one ever 5 years. Nice to see I’ve been doing the right thing all this time.
- 30+ Firefox Add-ons for Web Developers & Designers
- Nice collection of Firefox extensions useful for web developers and/or designers.
- Redirection – Manage 301 redirections without modifying Apache
- Wordrpess 2.1+ plugin to handle redirects. Looks very full featured.
- eTextbook seller fails logic test
- Evo points out what I assume is a hilarious misuse of survey data. CafeScribe is supplying a “book” scented scratch and sniff sticker to customers because people like the way books smell.