Interaction design • webdevelopment • web art • photography

June 2006 (continued)

Paul van Walree explains bokeh - the aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in photographs [related] [related] [via]

Q&A with Adrian Holovaty on being a programmer journalist [via]

Schneier on Security: Aligning Interest with Capability [via] - 8 conversations about one thing [via]

May 2006

GreyThumb.Blog - Science blogging about artificial life, emergence, complexity, etc. [via]

tracing the movement of the Pokemon phenomenon from its origins in Japan to its introduction into the US and beyond [via]

Steven Johnson on serendipity on the web [via]

awesome 50-page slideshow by Matt Webb on fictional futures, design, sci-fi and all sorts of things [via]

April 2006

The Kubrick Site: Clarke's 2001 Diary (excerpts) [via]

Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content [via]

March 2006

Unicode in Japan - Guide to a technical and psychological struggle [via]

January 2006

How the Dutch East India Company Tried to Lead a Coalition of Pirates to War against China, 1621–1662 [via]

Jonathan Ross - Confessions of a Nipponophile [via]

December 2005

InSoc vs. TV! - the ugly truth behind behind-the-music reality television [via]

November 2005

Filmmaker Magazine interviews Christopher Doyle [via]

The Escapist - well-designed weekly online gaming magazine [via]

October 2005

It's Another World at Binary Bonsai [via]

Videogame Aesthetics essay [via]

Language Log: Hangul Day [via]

On Cillit Bang and a new low for marketers... ( [via]

Chris Cunningham: Pitchfork Interview [via]

September 2005

Schneier on Security - a weblog covering security and security technology calendar - writings on movies, books and more Video Games that break the fourth wall in interesting ways

the heaven of animals: and then i saw the monsters [via]

Powazek: Just a Thought: Embrace your bottom! [related] - How to build on bubble-up folksonomies...

August 2005

Nihongo Resources [via]

Idle Words - A Rocket To Nowhere [via]

adaptive path - An Interview with Flickr's Eric Costello [via]

Talk Talk China - funny ranty expat group blog

July 2005

Anil Dash: Don't Be a Bad Pitcher!

June 2005

The Big Fish - Ten years later, the story of [via]

The Story of the PING Program [via]

A passing moment in the life of Gord - Korea stories

Analysis: Phishing Scam [via]

Dear visitors, don't believe these emails talking about money transfers via Postbank, it's all a big scam to trick you out of your money!

Futurama on Wikipedia

A Gamers' Manifesto [via]

May 2005

Joel on Software - Making Wrong Code Look Wrong [via]

Firecracker magazine [via]

April 2005

Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith discuss Star Wars [via]

B3TA : Interviews: Patrick Moore [via]

March 2005

Jeffrey Veen: State-of-the-art interactivity? [via]

The Uncyclopedia [via]

missing image: interview with the creators of [via]

Ten unmissable examples of New Games Journalism [via]

February 2005

Nick Verstappen - Waarom een modernere browser?

The Graphing Calculator Story

PIXELSURGEON | Interviews [via]

O'Reilly Network: Stewart Butterfield on Flickr [via]

January 2005

SCIFI.COM - Sci-Fiction short stories

Journey into Kimland - story of a trip to Pyongyang, North Korea [via]

The Ward-O-Matic: The Polar Express: A Virtual Train Wreck [related] [via]

December 2004

Kethinov's Star Trek: TNG reviews

Anime/Manga Web Essay Archive

November 2004

Cheap Terabyte Array Revisted [via]

The Final Hours of Half-Life 2 [via]

October 2004

1972 Rolling Stone article on Spacewar [via]

The Guardian - Simon Waldman on Wikipedia's success [via]

Wikipedia: Bad jokes and other deleted nonsense

September 2004 [via]

RNC arrest sweep report at [via]

Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2003-2004 [via]

August 2004

Wikipedia's non-authoritativeness shocks reporter [via] tutorials [via]

Current events - Wikipedia [via]

Norman Mailer and John Buffalo Mailer Discuss Protests at the Republican National Convention

July 2004

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2004 Results [via]

Classic Gamer, free .pdf magazine [via]

June 2004

Why Microsoft should get out of DRM [via]

May 2004

A New Kind of Science and the Future of Mathematics - with lots of (inspirational) pictures of pretty cellular automatonsa and randomness in nature. [via binkley's BLOG]

April 2004

soc.history.what-if: Behind the Green Door - big usenet thread speculating on the Earth of 250,000,000 A.D. [via Wis[s]e Words]

November 2003

bookmarklets voor webdesigners

Naar Voren - bookmarklets voor webdesigners - my second Naar Voren article has been published! (the first one being de kunst van minimaal coderen, which coincided with the 5K contest last year.) Those of you that can't read Dutch might want to scroll down a couple of pages, where you'll find a big list of handy bookmarklets.

I quickly thought up a new bookmarklet to use as an example in the article; as it turns out, it's pretty handy:
count used tags (drag to Links-bar)

The other article in the current edition is Breng detail aan in je markup by Anne van Kesteren. Coincidentally we both refer to Simon Willison in our articles... :)

October 2003

RFC3092 - Etymology of "Foo" [via]

September 2003

Censored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2002-2003 - although most are not so much censored as just very underreported. [via Midnight Factory]

about:blank - dubbelinterview low & elrado

August 2003

Digital Web Magazine - Keep Javascript Simple - Peter-Paul Koch argues against external Javascript libraries, which often needlessly replace already quite compact-and-compatible DOM statements.

I could've probably moved a lot of iambald-code into a single DHTML library, but never really felt the need--more so after I gave up trying to support Netscape 4. Plus, I like the fact that visitors can simply View Source a page and see the whole code without having to go searching through separate .js files. [via]

July 2003

Game Girl Advance: Zine - nice collection of gaming-related articles/stories. [via Anil Dash]

June 2003

{fray} drugs - the scar with beautiful illustrations by Witold Riedel. [via]

Idea: to compile a list of current stories, meaning any tv series, book or movie with a continuing narrative that I'm reading/watching and haven't yet reached the end of:

24 (in the middle of S2)
Angel (waiting for S5)
Firefly (cancelled after ep. 10)
Hellsing (at ep. 8)
LOTR The Two Towers (1/4th remaining)
Stellvia of the Universe (at ep. 6)
Samurai Jack (at ep. 4, ignoring horrible Dutch dubs on tv)
Six Feet Under (waiting for S2)
The Day of the Triffids (only a few pages left)
The Matrix Trilogy (waiting for Revolutions)
The Quiet American (paused halfway)
The Sopranos (somewhere in S3, currently rewatching S2)
Wolf's Rain (at ep. 14)

Also, sort of:
Aeon Flux (still haven't seen all eps to be able to fully comprehend the story overall world view)
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex (at ep. 14; if there is an overencompassing story arc, it's rather subtle)

May 2003

And He Built a Crooked House - short story by Robert A. Heinlein. One of the Sci Fiction Archived Classics. [via Metafilter]

October 2002

What's Galambosianism? [via]

August 2002

gladwell dot com / The Naked Face - Can you read people's thoughts just by looking at them? [via]

July 2002

Flatland, by E. A. Abbott, 1884
Readable online, with illustrations. [via stpeter] The King of Handcuffs - on Harry Houdini, with plenty of links. [via Anil Dash]

June 2002

Doctors vs. Geeks, + comments. [via Keith Devens .com]

naar voren » hoe we het web echt gebruiken [via (:\/)]

May 2002

I Am Not Here For a While - leaves an interesting placeholder page.

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