- Plugin Authors, Are you making the best of Readme.txt?
- A comprehensive guide to where the WordPress Plugin Directory pulls the data it displays. A must read for plugin developers. Especially important with the recent changes to the directory's search capabilities.
- Cross-Browser Inline-Block
- If you've ever tried to create a flexible gallery style layout of elements of varying heights, then this is for you.
- HTML5 Canvas Cheat Sheet
- A compact reference for HTML5 canvas element.
- Dalek War Boxset
- This Doctor Who Restoration Team article detais the process of restoring color to "Planet of the Daleks" episode 3. It was theorized some years ago that interference on the surviving 16mm B&W telerecording (made by essentially pointing a film camera at a TV) might contain some valid PAL color subcarrier information. Unable to get funding to investigate the idea (which sounds a bit more far fetched than Dalek's to me), the informal Colour Recovery Working Group was started up online. The group succeeded in recovering color information from the telerecording. Meanwhile the Restoration Team commissioned Legend Films to colorize the episode (a process that's come a long way since Turner, but can still look a bit flat in the end). The finished version blends these two sources together, then processes them via VidFIRE (the process of restoring the original 50 field per second interlaced image from a telecline, another process developed during restoration of Doctor Who episodes).
- Bacon Stupidity
- For the month of February, Michael J. Nelson (MST3k, Rifftrax) has pledged to eat nothing but bacon. Yup, bacon. All month. Just bacon.
Links of Interest (June 25th 2008 through July 16th 2008)
- 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 (February 21st 2008 through April 1st 2008)
- INFECTED Trailer
- Amazing film-style trailer for Scott Sigler’s novel Infected (available now in hardcover).
- OverDrive to offer DRM-free audiobooks via Borders: Time to try unshackled e-books, too?
- This can only be good news. OverDrive has an interesting history with DRM. They have always claimed to be unable to work with iPods due to Apple’s proprietary DRM, while failing to make clear they were using Microsoft’s proprietary DRM.
- garfield minus garfield
- Take Garfield (the comic strip) and remove the title character, and you’re left with something darker and disturbingly funny.
- ‘Lego Universe,’ a brick MMO, is in development
- I haven’t been real interested in Massively Multi-Player Online games in a while, but the idea of a Lego based MMO might change that.
Another Moment: “At the End of the Day”
So I joined Bitstrips...
Pink Meth and Crack
So this morning I was feeling rather uninspired (which is odd for me in the morning). While I wasn’t doing anything very productive Mur Lafferty tweeted the following:
I still think Green Eggs and Ham is a book about giving in to peer pressure. Or maybe I'm a cynic.— Mur, Magnificent Fury (@mightymur) September 21, 2007
@mightymur having a child who is a picky eater I'd say it's about trying things before deciding you don't like them— Jason Penney (@jczorkmid) September 21, 2007
To which she replied:
@jczorkmid: Oh I know what it's supposed to be about. I'm just saying, replace green eggs and ham with "crack" and it's a different book.— Mur, Magnificent Fury (@mightymur) September 21, 2007
So I thought about it for a bit. Then inspiration hit, and here’s the result. Disclaimer: This is a work of parody. I’m not endorsing the use of pink meth and crack, or anything of the kind.Continue reading “Pink Meth and Crack”
Links of Interest (May 8th 2007 through May 10th 2007)
- Top 5 Roomba Hacks
- Videos of some interesting Roomba hacks. Seeing a family of Roombas sing “Frosty the Snowman” is a riot (and only a little bit creepy).
- 17 Web 2.0 Sites Optimized for Your Wii
- A nice selection of sites to visit on your Wii.
- Sun?s Take on OpenID
- Sun is offering trusted OpenID’s for all employees.
- Spoon-Bending ‘Paranormalist’ Illegally Twists Copyright Law
- Uri Geller v. YouTube. Great headline.
- Hi, I?m a Marvel?and I?m a DC
- Parody of the “I’m a Mac.., and I’m a PC” ads with comic book action figures.
- Top 17 Search Innovations Outside Of Google
- Interesting overview of search technologies.