May 2009




  • Gel Videos: Ted Dewan. "Cars drove dangerously fast on Ted's residential street in Oxford, England -- until he began installing activist art on the street. It brought the community together (even the mayor got on board), slowed the traffic, and improved the experience for everyone involved."
  • Bildy. A nice looking new CMS by Aisti.


  • ACQUINE. Neat-o! An automated "aesthetic quality inference engine".

  • Library Books. A neat Mac OS X app that talks with your local library and helps you avoid overdue fines!




  • Urban Dictionary: Feb. 21. February 21st is a day nationally accepted as "Send a Naked Picture of Yourself to Steve Buscemi" Day. Via @Steve_Buscemi

Dune could’ve been the greatest film ever made!

Oh, would that Alejandro Jodorowsky could have made his version of the Dune movie. From Dune’s Wikipedia entry:

In 1975, Jodorowsky planned to film the story as a ten hour feature, in collaboration with Orson Welles, Dan O’Bannon, Salvador Dalí, Gloria Swanson, Hervé Villechaize and others (whom he nicknamed his “seven samurais”). The music would be composed by Pink Floyd. Jodorowsky set up a pre-production unit in Paris consisting of Chris Foss, a British artist who designed covers for science fiction periodicals, Jean Giraud (Moebius), a French illustrator who created and also wrote and drew for Metal Hurlant magazine, and H. R. Giger. Moebius began designing creatures and characters for the film, while Foss was brought in to design the film’s space ships and hardware. Giger began designing the Harkonnen Castle based on Moebius’ storyboards, and Dali was cast as the Emperor with a reported salary of $100,000 an hour.

Ilya

Numeric input on Nokia browsers

Nokia browsers support the WAP input field format. This can be used to have an input field to start with numeric values. The format is fairly badly broken, though, so be warned. For example, it’s nearly impossible to create a filter for a decimal number. (Closest solution: -wap-input-format: "*n", though this makes it difficult to add a period or comma character.)

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