May 2009

May 29, 2009

May 28, 2009

May 25, 2009

May 20, 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.

May 15, 2009

May 14, 2009

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

May 13, 2009

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

May 12, 2009

May 11, 2009

May 8, 2009

May 7, 2009

  • 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

May 5, 2009

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.


May 4, 2009

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.)