Should we ignore video for Safari? →
So I’m thinking out loud here, like a brain fart, but with an actual thought. VP8 and the webM video format. It’s going to be implemented natively in Chrome, Opera and Firefox. IE9 will support webM if the decoder is installed, but won’t ship with it natively. Flash will provide the webM decoder,… Remy makes the argument that since Safari only has 2-3% (Desktop) browser market share, we...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer →
FUCK. YEAH. Btw, don’t ruin your experience by seeing it in 3D. You’ll regret it.
My Words With Friends is working again!
Finally, after 5 months they fixed their shit. Who’s up for a game? P.S. I already challenged like ten of you. Those I haven’t, my handle is—what else—KuraFire.
Pride weekend is a terrible time to be in San...
DeviceKnit Blog: FaceTime without WiFi →
FaceTime is only supposed to work on the iPhone 4 when you are on WiFi, which is unfortunate because sometimes it would be fun to video chat on FaceTime when you’re in the car or on a boat (like we just tested). It’s a little clunky, but not too hard if you have tethering and a laptop. First,… Obvious workaround, and not even a hack in any way.
RC helicopter + HD camera = awesomeness.
Online Dating Profile
Crazy Cat Stud. (courtesy of @sanguish)
Spatial versus narrative navigators →
bobulate: Do we have an innate sense of direction, or does the city grid teach it to us? City Room conducted an unscientific study, asking participants which direction is “north:” Of 20 New Yorkers interviewed — some beneath Union Square, some in the sun in the park itself — 13 pointed to north accurately and instantly, 4 pointed in the wrong direction, 2 pointed to the sky … The sky! They also...
The sport is called Football, Jeanne. It's why...
But just because you guys don’t call it that, doesn’t mean it’s not called that. Just like how the Chinese don’t call it Chinese food in China. There it’s just food.
Filed under: Things that suck
Hearing an email come in when you’re expecting responses from almost a dozen people, and it turns out to be a stupid domain registration thing. Having gotten into the habit of doing home workouts (pushups, situps, etc.) for yourself, only to discover upon becoming single again that it still was a hell of a lot more fun to do ‘em when you got to share the rewards with a special...
biorhythmist: FaceTimers, Try this: You and your co-Facer put your phones in Airplane Mode, turn on Wi-fi and start a FaceTime call. Magic. Alternatively, if you’ve ever made a call with someone, on iPhone 4 you can simply attempt to FaceTime chat them from the Contacts app. The options have expanded to Text Message, Save to Favorites, Share Contact, and FaceTime. Won’t...
Just adding a bunch of you as friends on Flickr as...
In this Flickronomy.
Doublejack asked: "In the thumbnail view of these...
It’s a close-up of the front cover of my Room Essentials standing fan.
Texburgher asked: "Why do you group text messaging...
That’s a good question, Tex. Let me answer it in detail: It’s sexier this way (having a Telephony folder with one app in it would not be sexy). Also, GREEN! (cue steelopus flying across the screen) I’ve optimized my home screen for the regularity of apps that I use. Apps that I tend to check / use very frequently are kept out of folders for quick tapping ease. After that,...
A List Apart Issue 308: Modernizr & eCSStender →
I’m humbled and excited to be one of the writers for today’s issue of A List Apart. I learned web standards and design techniques from ALA since the early days of the magazine, and to finally have…
Because some of you missed the Sexy Sex Thursday I... →
You’re welcome. (ladies)
I totally Beckham'd reading this.
essdogg: monkeyknifefight: inothernews: “The U.S. got jobbed by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly. The U.S. made one of the most remarkable second-half comebacks in World Cup history, becoming only the fifth team ever to gain a tie after taking a 2-0 deficit into halftime. But this result should have been the first time a team had ever won 3-2 in the World Cup after going down 2-0 at halftime....
Replying to some replies
ON BREAD: @lefauxfrog: I’d recommend avoiding grocery stores and buying directly from bakeries. Yeah, that’s what I’m doing from now on, but I still had bread from the organic store on the block left. I try not to waste, but ugh… @atsirhc: are we talking American bread or American bread with the same name as the grocery store? cuz THAT bread is only good when making bread...
I figured out how to make American bread edible!
In two easy steps: Burn it Drown it in peanut butter
Apparently it takes *more* than four girls asking...
I’m actually surprised with myself.
I’m not posting my nipples.
On Brand Loyalty →
Earlier today I looked into booking a hotel for next year’s SXSW Interactive (Tip: don’t bother, they’re not offering the reduced rates yet), during which process I noticed that my preferred hotel…
Things that deeply sadden, depress or scare me
File this post under “I hope I feel less anxious and hollow if I share these with other people”: The moral bankruptcy that still permeates so much of what is effectively the most prominent nation in the world. British Fucking Petroleum. My ex would often proudly (and usually justifiably) boast about British superiority, innovation, excellence or what-have-you. If we’d still be...
Have I been abusing the
You don’t do self-deprecation well, honey.– The ex to me, some time ago (when she wasn’t the ex yet). What made me think back to this is today’s display of vanity along with the realization of my arrogance in writing. It’s something I’m slowly going to change, not so much the self-deprecation thing as really the cause...
"Making it so."