Evangelical Christians have won the public-relations war in the United States....– Tux Life: Everything That Rises Must Converge, or, How I ‘Got’ Religion on a Friday Afternoon (via Instapaper) It’s funny to think of it as ironic that fundamentalist Christians are repulsed by fundamentalist Muslims. As Julie reminds me, almost too often, we tend to be triggered by other people’s...
‘The Big Picture’ App for iPad and iPhone →
cameronmoll: My favorite photoblog, The Big Picture, now has universal app for iPad and iPhone. It’s version 2.0, which tells me the iPhone version has probably been out for some time and I didn’t even know it. The two elements that have made The Big Picture a success over other photoblogs are the supersized photos and the inline placement of those photos, forgoing the traditional paginated...
Taking UI advice from Google is like going to SuperCuts to get your hair done...– (via revyver / @bryanveloso)
Magic Technology →
Arthur C. Clarke’s third Law of Prediction reads as follows: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I personally consider the rule to be quite appropriate, but…
On an unusually personal note… →
When I left Apple just over a year ago, I didn’t have a clear-cut idea of what to do next. I did have many ideas for products to make: a Periodic Table of HTML5 Elements in website & iPad app…
On an unusually personal note… →
Important news from the Life of Faruk Ateş™.
Periodic Table of the Elements - Josh Duck →
adactio: Cute illustration of different content types in HTML (though, personally, I would put sectioning content — section, article, nav, aside — into their own group). Oh goddammit, I’ve been idly working on doing the exact same thing for almost a year now, except mine was supposed to come with an iPad app alongside it & have reference material. (I like my organization of the...
High Resolution Color Photos Of Russia… From 100... →
Incredible. Short URL: http://farukat.es/p475
PIMP Web Design →
I’ll be doing a session on PIMP* Web Design at the ThinkVitamin Online HTML & CSS conference. Here’s my session’s description: Today’s web design and development process involves catering to…
Only $150 and no travel costs?! →
I’ll be doing a session on PIMP* Web Design at the ThinkVitamin Online HTML & CSS conference. Here’s my session’s description: Today’s web design and development process involves catering to an increasingly large number of browsers, and with mobile added into the mix the number of permutations and configurations we have to understand and support is staggering. With PIMP Web Design, you...
Progressive Disclosure in Software Education →
Andy Matuschak: We’ve seen how rewards and structure affect learning. We’ve seen how social elements like achievements and cooperation keep players coming back. We’ve seen the sneaky power of…
Save The Words →
Overlook the dreadful Flash interface, this new effort by the editors of Oxford University Press and the Oxford English Dictionary is both fascinating and worthwhile: adopt (for free) a rarely used…
bananacasts asked: Tell me more about this vlaai.
passiveenthusiast asked: Come back soon! I miss the dash of Netherlands on my dashboard!
On Horrid Dreams
Those with weak stomachs or an aversion to graphic horror tales should probably skip this post. I had a dream. But unlike Martin Luther King, mine wasn’t some idealistic vision of equality—mine was, in fact, closer to the other end of the spectrum. In my dream I was some sort of kidnapped test subject of someone doing experiments in very Sci-Fi/horror-like fashion. As is usually the case with...
Power, Productivity and Painting →
It’s been a quiet few weeks for me, but here are some things to check out: Finally, a first real practical solution to green energy for consumers rather than big companies and governments: …
And that concludes my online presence for the...
I am done with the Internet right about now. See you all when-the-fuck-ever.
Google, Verizon and an "Open Internet" from a... →
benw: Brian Fling provides some authoritative analysis of the Google-Verizon proposal, exploring the wireless technical constraint that could make net neutrality unworkable. It’s a very good read, well reasoned and worthy of consideration, but my overall feeling is that this sort of information and interpretation should be something that Google explicitly explains and justifies in their summary...
Things that this OKTrends research has revealed →
1) iPhone users have more sex (than Blackberry, 2nd, and Android users, 3rd). 2) Faruk is definitely a man-slut (or just one damn great charmer (possibly both)). 3) A bunch of other stuff.
Pure CSS Icons: Make The Madness Stop →
There is a terrible trend occurring on the Web right now, and I wish for it to stop: icons, made out of pure CSS, suggested as things you can use in your websites. People have been making things…
We Are All Talk Radio Hosts →
Jonah Lehrer for Wired: We assume that more rational analysis leads to better choices but, in many instances, that assumption is exactly backwards. Short URL: http://farukat.es/p470
What do the NFL, the State of Texas, Epic Games...
They’re all using Modernizr on their website. :-)
I made a wallpaper. →
All done in Photoshop; a rock texture was used for the planet surface, and a crack brush was used for the foundation of the planet-breaking crack. Everything else is stock Photoshop stuff. Took all in all about 12 hours. The working canvas is 6000 x 3000 pixels, and the whole purpose of me doing all this is to make a header for a site. At ~600x100 pixels. Yeap. That’s me.
When you get your Windows 7 [tablet], it will print. Some people actually like...– Steve Ballmer takes a potshot at the iPad. Someone should remind him that an iPad (bought today) that can’t print is more useful than a Windows 7 tablet that will be able to print when it launches sometime later this year. (via nikf) Anyone up for taking bets on the iPad getting an update that...