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Creating an RSS Reader in Godot Engine (part 1) – Andrew Wooldridge – Medium
This article will discuss my own efforts to create a simple application using Godot Engine — specifically an RSS reader. It’s probably one of the more common simple applications one might create for a given framework — which tests out things like networking, parsing, rendering, and saving preferences.
godot  gamedev  rss  tech  tutorial 
6 days ago by deusx
Opinion | How Silicon Valley Puts the ‘Con’ in Consent - The New York Times
If no one reads the terms and conditions, how can they continue to be the legal backbone of the internet?
tos  consent  tech 
5 weeks ago by deusx
The underground story of Cobra, the 1980s’ illicit handmade computer | Ars Technica
Among the clones manufactured by the Communists was the Cobra or CoBra. The name stands for COmputere BRAsov, with Brasov being the town in central Romania where these machines were assembled to be used by enterprises. Of course, ordinary people couldn’t buy them—which is what first led several students at the Politehnica University of Bucharest deciding to build them themselves.
diy  hardware  retro  history  tech 
november 2017 by deusx
enoughalready » San Francisco Is Eating Itself
It’s just such a bummer to see a place that I remember as openminded, laid back, creative, nonjudgmental erupting with all this anger, everyone pointing fingers, blaming people that really aren’t to blame. Come on, guys. You’re better than this.
sanfrancisco  tech  california  google  apple  twitter  facebook  to:fb 
january 2014 by deusx
Crypto prof asked to remove NSA-related blog post | Ars Technica
Today, Green's academic dean contacted him to ask that "all copies" of the blog post be removed from university servers. Green said that the move was not "my Dean's fault," but he did not elaborate. Were cryptology professors at Johns Hopkins not allowed to say, as Green had, things like:
nsa  tech  crypto  fairuse  academia  security 
september 2013 by deusx
A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: A note on the NSA, the future, and fixing mistakes
The question to me -- as an American and as someone who cares about the integrity of speech -- is how we restore faith in our technology. I don't have the answers to this question right now. Unfortunately this is a long-term problem that will consume the output of researchers and technologists much more talented than I am. I only hope to be involved in the process.
to:fb  crypto  tech  nsa  academia  security 
september 2013 by deusx
Loper OS » How to Run HyperCard Under Emulation
If you want to try HyperCard yourself, you can download an archive containing a hard disk image with Mac OS 8 and HyperCard installed, plus the ROM image file needed for most emulators, here.
hypercard  mac  apple  emulation  tech 
august 2013 by deusx
Loper OS » Why Hypercard Had to Die
Update: Click here if you would like to try HyperCard yourself. Our seventh-grade class was led into a room full of brand-new Macintosh Performas.  The day’s lesson was a crash course in the use of an uncomplicated yet marvelous program. via Pocket
apple  hypercard  dev  tech 
august 2013 by deusx
PirateBox DIY by David Darts
PirateBox can be configured to run on many devices, including wireless routers, single-board computers, laptops, and mobile phones. Key hardware platforms include the TP-Link MR3020 and the Raspberry Pi both of which start at US$35.
piratebox  router  sharing  net  tech  wifi  diy 
august 2013 by deusx
PirateBox by David Darts
PirateBox is a self-contained mobile communication and file sharing device. Simply turn it on to transform any space into a free and open communications and file sharing network.
tech  piratebox  net  communication  wifi  router  hacks 
august 2013 by deusx
Ken Shirriff's blog: Tiny, cheap, and dangerous: Inside a (fake) iPhone charger
Stay away from super-cheap AC adapters built by mystery manufacturers. Spend the extra few dollars to get a brand-name AC adapter. It will be safer, produce less interference, and your device's touchscreen will perform better.
chargers  tech  hardware  usb  to:fb  apple  electronics  iphone 
july 2013 by deusx
Mini Arcade featuring slideshow | Dave Nunez's Blog v2.0
Steve and I had talked about making a tiny arcade machine for his little chibi Street Fighter guys (street fighter guys fighting each other but in their own game – very meta).
to:fb  diy  arcade  nifty  hacks  tech 
july 2013 by deusx
Paper ROM
This low-resolution memory device packs in just a few bytes of data. But it’s enough to spell out [Michael Kohn's] name. He’s been experimenting with using paper discs for data storage.
tech  nifty  hacks  diy 
july 2013 by deusx
A Raspberry Pi can be powered by fire | Chips |
if the CampStove produces enough power to charge a battery over USB, it should also be capable of powering a Raspberry Pi.
raspi  campstove  power  gadgets  tech  to:fb 
july 2013 by deusx
The Weird Stuff Warehouse is where old tech goes to retire | Ars Technica
Tucked neatly between Yahoo! headquarters and Lockheed Martin is a row of unmarked warehouses. To the common passerby, it's nothing more than an office park surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns. But to those who are in on the secret, there's a place full of technology treasures waiting to be unearthed. It's called the Weird Stuff Warehouse, and for more than 27 years it's been providing the Bay Area with a surplus of old and new technology. It's not just a Goodwill for antiquated hardware, though—it's also a step back through time. Inside this warehouse, it's an era when RAID controllers were the size of a modern-day sound card and Windows 95 reigned supreme.
to:fb  bayarea  weirdstuff  tech  awesome  history 
may 2013 by deusx
VC&G | Revisiting Hotline, the 1990s Internet BBS Platform
Hotline was neat. It was basically like DIY AOL for Mac, and most installations were completely infested by pirates and warez.
internet  mac  bbs  tech 
april 2013 by deusx
Sean Coates blogs: Affirmative Wager
The women who have advanced in our community, and have overcome the hardships that are inherent to being in such a minority, almost certainly function at a higher level than the average community member.
to:fb  women  tech 
march 2013 by deusx
Thunderbolt Express Dock | Belkin USA Site
With Thunderbolt™ Express Dock, all your drives, networking, input and output devices connect to the 8 ports on the back. It in turn connects to your laptop through 1 Thunderbolt port. In short, eight cables become one cable.
want  wishlist  tech  gadgets  thunderbolt  belkin  mac  dock 
february 2013 by deusx
John Resig - Keeping Passwords in Source Control
Finally you’ll want to create a script (I’m using a Makefile) that the user can run to encrypt and decrypt the file. This script uses OpenSSL, and specifically CAST5, to encrypt/decrypt the file
crypto  webdev  config  passwords  encryption  tech 
february 2013 by deusx
Abstractivate: This is not OK
"Trapped between two men's rooms, I flipped out. I had to pee and this was NOT OK. An usher pointed me around the corner, where the Family Restroom was relabeled "Ladies." It was a one-seater."
to:fb  gender  tech  conferences  strangeloop 
october 2012 by deusx
The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them) - Business - The Atlantic
Critics have suggested plenty of reasonable reforms, from eliminating software patents to clamping down on "trolls" who buy up patent portfolios only so they can file lawsuits. But do we need a more radical solution? Would we be possibly be better off without any patents at all?
patents  innovation  tech  to:fb 
september 2012 by deusx
Firefox's birthday present to us: Teaching tech titans about DIY upstarts • The Register
Given technology's focus on the latest and greatest, it's easy to forget that much of this "latest and greatest" wouldn't even be possible without the work Mozilla did for years with Firefox. Or that dominating the browser market was never Mozilla's aim with Firefox.

Quixotic as it may sound, the purpose of Firefox was always to spread Web freedom.
firefox  mozilla  future  past  tech  to:fb 
september 2012 by deusx
Why the iPad Has to be Made in China | iFixit
Today, an American electronics company can only be exempt from China’s rare earth export quotas by manufacturing within China. So that’s what most companies, including Apple, are doing. The only other solution is for us to stop consuming so much—an option that people rarely find appealing. Not as appealing as a retina display, at least.
to:fb  gadgets  apple  china  rareearths  tech  environment  hardware 
april 2012 by deusx
Interxion Readies Staff 'Sleeping Pods' for Olympics » Data Center Knowledge
Interxion today unveiled “sleeping pods” at its London data center campus, allowing staff to sleep amongst the racks to ensure that the facility will be fully staffed throughout the Games. allowing engineering staff to stay on site 24/7 should congestion on the travel and road networks become too severe, making it difficult for critical staff to travel to and from the site in a timely fashion.
it  to:fb  datacenters  sleeping  pods  tech 
april 2012 by deusx
Mortgage Lender Wooing Laid-Off Yahoo Workers To Detroit « CBS San Francisco
Quicken Loans has started the website to promote the Motor City to Yahoo workers axed last week. Quicken’s businesses include mortgages, venture capital and sports graphics.
to:fb  detroit  tech  jobs  quickenloans  yahoo 
april 2012 by deusx
I drink for a reason
The way we got to this point, this place where we’re all friends and don’t tolerate sexist and homophobic behavior, is in no small part thanks to booze. If we want to continue to expand this community and make the rest of the world a more tolerant place we’ll have to continue to value the personal over the professional.
tech  community  events  booze  to:fb 
april 2012 by deusx
Beer & Tech Community Events | groovecoder
Obviously, "brogrammers" aren't the only ones in our community who enjoy alcohol. Ryan correctly points out that drinking is widespread, yet "brogrammers" are, thankfully, a small though obnoxious minority. So we can ask bigger questions - What is it about alcohol that we like? What does it do to us? Then finally, how should we incorporate it into community events?
drinking  alcohol  tech  meetups  to:fb 
april 2012 by deusx
The rise and rise of JavaScript «
JavaScript had a difficult childhood. It grew up in lawless neighbourhoods surrounded by gangs. It spent a lot of time listening to its parents fighting with one another about what they wanted it to be when it grew up. As any young language would, it tried hard to please its parents (and that barmy committee of uncles, and all the other random people trying to shape its future). As a result it suffers from what can only be described as behavioural quirks. Depending on which gang it’s hanging out with it will sometimes happily talk to you through its console.log, at other times refuse to say anything, and yet other times it will blow up in your face (but not tell you why).
javascript  webdev  node  tech  nodejs 
december 2011 by deusx
Dear Congress, It's No Longer OK To Not Know How The Internet Works | Motherboard
So it was as proponents of the Hollywood-funded bill curmudgeonly shot down all but two amendments proposed by its opponents, who fought to dramatically alter the document to preserve security and free speech on the net. But the chilling takeaway of this whole debacle was the irrefutable air of anti-intellectualism; that inescapable absurdity that we have members of Congress voting on a technical bill who do not posses any technical knowledge on the subject and do not find it imperative to recognize those who do.
internet  sopa  government  nerds  tech  politics 
december 2011 by deusx
eSleeper combines cats, Arduino and Twitter in an eMac shell (video) -- Engadget
If we had to imagine our dream DIY project chances are it would involve Arduino, Twitter and, of course, cats. How we'd combine those things we're not sure, but we'll admit to being big fans of Samuel Cox's eSleeper, which turns a hollowed-out eMac into a bed for his feline. Inside the shell is an Arduino Ethernet connected to an IR sensor, some LEDs and a sound shield. When the cat breaks the infrared beam it triggers the iconic Mac chime and turns on a series color-shifting LEDs for a little mood lighting. From there the clock starts ticking. When little Fluffy (Captain Whiskers? Matlock? Penny? Greg?) decides she's had enough napping and leaves the white plastic cocoon, tripping the IR sensor again, a random phrase is tweeted, along with the length of the cat's siesta. Check out the video after the break to see the eSleeper in all its adorable DIY glory.
cats  funny  gadgets  tech  arduino  diy 
december 2011 by deusx
Lytro Camera: How Pro Shooters Use Its Amazing Lens Technology | Gadget Lab |
A little over a month ago, the revolutionary Lytro light-field camera became available for pre-order. But a few lucky pro photographers have been using the Lytro and its “living picture” technology for the last few months, and now we can see their stunning results.
kytro  photography  gadgets  tech 
december 2011 by deusx
Moving from SVN to Git in 1,000 easy steps! « Code as Craft
Overall we can say the Git migration was a success. It turned out to be an immense task with a maze of dependencies, but in the end we’re on a current version control system that should last for years to come. It opens up many new workflow possibilites and solves some of our existing problems, not to mention it’s blazing fast. If you’re more interested in the technical instead of the social migration of SVN to Git, I wrote a blog post a few years ago on my personal blog that you may be interested in, and there’s also a couple of pointers over on github on how to make the conversion.
git  svn  tech  etsy 
december 2011 by deusx
Building a computer around a 6502 processor - Hack a Day
When it came time to try out some old-school computing [Quinn Dunki] grabbed a 6502 processor and got to work. For those that are unfamiliar, this is the first chip that was both powerful, affordable, and available to the hobby computing market back in the 1970′s. They were used in Apple computers, Commodore 64, and a slew of other hardware.
diy  6502  tech  hacking  nifty 
december 2011 by deusx
Inside DreamHack, the 12,000-computer LAN party - Slideshow | ExtremeTech
DreamHack is by far the largest LAN party in the world (or “digital festival” as the organizers like to call it), and as a result the infrastructure is second to none. Wiring up more than 12,000 devices to a single network is difficult — and keeping them sufficiently watered with plenty of internet bandwidth is even harder. Fortunately, this year, Telia and Cisco provided no less than 120 gigabits of internet bandwidth — or about 10Mbps per attendee; not bad.
dreamhack  lanparty  tech 
december 2011 by deusx
the node.js aesthetic :: The Universe of Discord
I would like to document an emerging set of programming conventions, philosophies, and values that I see evolving in the node.js community. I call this the node aesthetic.
node  js  nodejs  tech  programming  javascript 
december 2011 by deusx
Little Printer | BERG Cloud
Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.

Total waste of paper, but still a really cute product idea despite that.
nifty  tech  printer  cloud  social  berg  design  product 
november 2011 by deusx
What's Wrong With #FirstWorldProblems - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
But, for inchoate reasons, I have come to dislike it when people tweet #firstworldproblems. I could not identify what irked me about it, but there was something.
firstworldproblems  africa  tech  stereotypes  culture 
november 2011 by deusx
BBC News - Coding - the new Latin
The campaign to boost the teaching of computer skills - particularly coding - in schools is gathering force.
language  literacy  latin  tech  education  children 
november 2011 by deusx
Google I/O Moved to June and Extended to 3 Days, Developers Will Have to Code for Tickets — SiliconFilter
Maybe even more interesting than the change in dates is the fact that Tran also hinted at a new application process for I/O. The last event famously sold out in less than an hour. This time around, it looks like developers will have to compete for spots at I/O. Tran tells potential attendees to use the two extra months to “brush up on [their] coding skills,” as this will “come in handy when the new application process opens in February.”
google  googleio  coding  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Publishing for writers who love Markdown and Dropbox
calepin  markdown  blogging  dropbox  services  tech  writing 
november 2011 by deusx
SE Podcast #27 – Dave Winer - Blog – Stack Exchange
Right now, Dave’s working on a “magnificent symphony of software” – it’s the communication system he wants to use. It involves a minimal blogging tool with only RSS output (plus a dongle that will push the RSS to twitter, etc), a “River of News” aggregator, and an overarching tool for creating content that can be picked apart and included on other platforms.
social  rss  twitter  news  davewiner  tech  podcasts 
november 2011 by deusx
Arduino kit beams low-fi Google Weather to VGA screens -- Engadget
Looking for another way to use that aging VGA CRT screen hogging space in the closet? Try making your own dedicated weather screen by mixing together Google's meteorological data stream and some Arduino magic. It looks like parsing that Google Weather data was a bit of a challenge on the miniscule 2KB of RAM, but a tinkerer going by the handle Zmashiah has managed to do it. He's even managed to cram in a few extra graphical flourishes, including icons and background themes that change depending on the temperature and time of day. The entirely PC-free device grabs the data through an Ethernet connection and flashes up all the weather goodness in stunning VGA. Any meteorological mavens reading this can grab the full shopping list and procedure at the Instructables link below.
arduino  gadgets  tech  vga  weather 
november 2011 by deusx
Freaklabs' FredBoard gives the gift of hackerspace to Mothership HackerMoms -- Engadget
Come this (Black) Friday, it'll officially be the season for gift-giving and general family dysfunction. So, why not warm that tech-tinkering heart while heating up the creative juices of the baby-bound set with a Freaklabs purchase that puts your money to good use? The outfit's got a monster mash FredBoard up for order that splices together an Arduino and breadboard to make your first brush with homegrown modding a relatively painless affair. Oh, and the proceeds are destined for a Mommy-centric hackerspace -- dubbed Mothership HackerMoms -- in San Francisco that does double duty as a day care for little leg-clingers and a lab for their electronics-inclined parents. These ladies-in-programming currently swap house hosting duties, but with the boost from your potential feel-good donations, could snag a proper venue of their own. Feel like getting in the holiday spirit early? Then click on the source below to bring some early cheer to Bay Area baby Mommas.
arduino  tech  diy  wishlist 
november 2011 by deusx
Mimo Magic Touch adds 10 inches of capacitive touchscreen to your PC using only USB -- Engadget
We've seen monitors with touch input and displays powered only by USB, but combining both those features into a single unit would make for something truly unique. We've gotta hand it to Mimo Monitors for pulling it off -- the Magic Touch and Magic Touch Deluxe deliver 10.1 inches of capacitive interactivity using only a single USB 2.0 cable. The panel itself offers a resolution of 1024 x 600 for keeping video chats out of your way, displaying email or monitoring social networks. The Deluxe version also adds a two-port USB hub but, if you plan to charge your devices through it, you'll have to hook up the optional AC adapter. Sadly, while they can act as a secondary monitor regardless of OS, you'll need a Windows 7 machine to take advantage of the touch capabilities -- and even then it's single touch only (though, the panel itself is technically capable of four-point multitouch). Both models are available to pre-order now for $300 (Magic Touch) or $330 (Magic Touch Deluxe) with delivery expected before Christmas. Check out the complete PR after the break.
gadgets  tech  nifty  usb 
november 2011 by deusx
OFF MY LAWN! – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
It is publishing. It is humanity. It is the vanguard of ideas clashing against the rearguard of commerce. This is not new. This is all to be expected. We must stop raising our eyebrows and chuckling at it. We must decide to accept the world as it is, or to roll up our sleeves and help.
webdev  tech  html5  webdesign 
november 2011 by deusx
Occupy the Skies! Protesters Could Use Spy Drones | Danger Room |
The proliferation of drones throughout the military — and into civilian law enforcement — can make it feel like we’re living in an airborne panopticon. But flying robots are agnostic about who they train their gaze upon, and can spy on cops as easily as they can spy on civilians.
drones  rc  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
With a bold new redesign, AIM could finally be cool again (seriously) | VentureBeat
AOL launched a preview of its latest AIM vision today, which includes new desktop, mobile, and web apps. Surprisingly, AOL has cut out much of the clutter that previously made AIM a chore to use — it’s now streamlined and focused on conversations. Group chats are now a core part of the service, and video chats are seamlessly integrated.
aol  aim  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
And Now... Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Posts (i.e., Not Just SOPA) | Techdirt
I recognize that all of the posts today have been about SOPA and the House Judiciary Committee hearings on SOPA. Some of you liked this. Some of you did not. We've never done anything like that before, focusing just on one issue for the entire day, but it is a big issue, one that I feel strongly about, one that I think impacts all of you... and one that there was a lot going on about.
tech  sopa  censorship  law  copyfight 
november 2011 by deusx
At Web censorship hearing, Congress guns for "pro-pirate" Google
The House Judiciary Committee today held an important hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act with a hugely stacked deck of witnesses—Google's lawyer was the only one of the six to object to the bill in a meaningful way. And it wasn't hard to see why. This wasn't a hearing designed to elicit complex thoughts about complex issues of free speech, censorship, and online piracy; despite the objections of the ACLU, dozens of foreign civil rights groups, tech giants like Google and eBay, the Consumer Electronics Association, China scholar Rebecca MacKinnon, hundreds of law professors and lawyers, the hearing was designed to shove the legislation forward and to brand companies who object as siding with "the pirates."
copyfight  sopa  tech  freedom  internet 
november 2011 by deusx
NASA working on nuclear rocket for manned Mars trips • The Register
Since being redirected away from Bush-era plans for a base on the Moon towards a manned Mars mission, NASA has realigned its nuclear-tech-in-space efforts away from a Moonbase powerplant and towards an atomic-powered rocket able to get astronauts to the red planet quickly, without receiving dangerous exposure to cosmic radiation.
space  nasa  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
The Shack® Blog » Blog Archive » The Great Create Arduino Challenge
We have seen some amazing projects centered around the Arduino system and now that Arduino is available at RadioShack, we want to challenge you! What can you make with Arduino? You’ll have three weeks (11/11-12/2) to come up with an idea, build it, submit your project to the Great Create and leave a link to your project in the comments below. We’ll go through and pick the project that uses Arduino in the most creative and innovative way – the chosen project will get a $500 RadioShack gift card – just imagine the awesome projects you could build with that!
radioshack  arduino  diy  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Stupid Raymond talent: Screaming carrier - The Old New Thing - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
Similar to Mike, I was able to scream (not whistle: scream) a 300 baud carrier tone. This skill proved useful when I was in college and the mainframe system was down. Instead of sitting around waiting for the system to come back, I just went about my regular business around campus. Every so often, I would go to a nearby campus phone (like a free public phone but it can only make calls to other locations on campus), dial the 300 baud dial-up number, and scream the carrier tone. If I got a response, that meant that the mainframe was back online and I should wrap up what I was doing and head back to the lab.
retro  oldschool  300baud  tech  history  funny 
november 2011 by deusx
Zynga to employees: Give back our stock or you'll be fired | The Digital Home - CNET News
In order to determine which employees would be asked to give stock back, Pincus and his executives tried to pinpoint workers whose contributions to Zynga--in the execs' eyes--didn't necessarily justify the potential cash windfall they could receive when the company went public, the Journal claims. One Journal source said that Zynga executives were especially concerned with not creating a "Google chef" scenario.
zynga  tech  farmville  business  employment 
november 2011 by deusx
Why we won’t enable DNT by default | Mozilla Privacy Blog
Mozilla’s mission is to give users this choice and control over their browsing experience. We won’t turn on Do Not Track by default because then it would be Mozilla making the choice, not the individual. Since this is a choice for the user to make, we cannot send the signal automatically but will empower them with the tools they need to do it.
mozilla  dnt  privacy  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Coffeescript: Joyful and Unreadable
That said, if making Javascript look and act kinda like Rails makes Rails devs happier, maybe it just means I’m not Ruby enough.
javascript  webdev  tech  rails  ruby  coffeescript 
november 2011 by deusx
Setting up a Node.js development environment with NPM and Cloud9 IDE installed locally -
In this tutorial, you will learn how to setup a complete Node.js development environment, including NPM (the Node Package Manager) and Cloud9 IDE to edit, run, and debug Node programs. The following installation instructions have been sucessfully tested on Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and on Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”, but they should also work properly on previous versions as well.
javascript  node  cloud9  tech  howto  nodejs 
november 2011 by deusx
The Pirate Bay Trademark Handed To Alcohol Entrepreneur | TorrentFreak
A Sweden-based alcohol entrepreneur has successfully obtained the trademark “The Pirate Bay”. Colin Scragg, who made to complaints to police over share dealings at his former company earlier this year, had faced opposition at the Patents and Trademarks Office, but now the decision has swung in his favor.
wtf  piratebay  booze  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Is the iPhone Replacing the Motorcycle? -
Are motorcycles — even superb and lovely Italian motorcycles from the land of Donatello and Bertolucci — being replaced as love objects, as arm candy, by other more contemporary show-off desirables?

Electronic ones. Mostly made by Apple.
motorcycles  cool  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Computer scrollbars: Why is Apple eradicating a linchpin of user interface design? - Slate Magazine
I can understand the impulse here: Most scrollbars are kind of ugly. Even the skinny, rounded gray bar that Apple invented for the iPhone isn’t the prettiest interface element ever designed. But as unpleasant as they may be to look at, scrollbars serve a purpose on a busy screen: They tell you, at a glance, where you are in a list or a document. Because most modern scrollbars are proportional to the size of the document you’re looking at, they also give you a sense of how much lies off-screen—the smaller the scrollbar, the larger the document. And when you don’t see a scrollbar—or when the scrollbar is dimmed—this usually means there’s nothing outside the screen to look at.
ui  ux  design  scrollbars  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
It’s not just mobile — Adobe is abandoning Flash on TVs as well — Online Video News
While the market for TV apps is incredibly fragmented, it doesn’t appear that Adobe’s Flash will provide a solution. The company confirmed through a statement that like mobile, it will no longer focus on porting the Flash plugin into web browsers on CE devices, but believes developers should build native apps on those devices instead.
adobe  flash  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design
Are we really going to accept an Interface Of The Future that is less expressive than a sandwich?
design  ux  sandwiches  glass  tech  interaction 
november 2011 by deusx
Startup Hosts Websites Using Dropbox - ReadWriteCloud
If you're looking for a cheap and easy way to host basic Web sites, a new service launched today that you might want to check out. is a free service whipped together by Stanford student Tian Ping Wong.
tech  webdev  dropbox 
november 2011 by deusx
Counterfeit Chips Plague U.S. Missile Defense | Danger Room |
If you're looking for a cheap and easy way to host basic Web sites, a new service launched today that you might want to check out. is a free service whipped together by Stanford student Tian Ping Wong.
outsourcing  usa  military  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Why Google Plus Pages (Will) Beat Facebook. And Twitter | Wired Enterprise |
And though many point to the similarities between Plus and Facebook — and the similarities have only grown with the addition of branded pages — the addition of Pages may be more of a challenge to Twitter. While a certain portion of the population is accustomed to information in 140 character bites, Google+ provides a richer forum where companies can release news to the public.
google  plus  social  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Martin Nisenholtz, RSS, and the power of standards » Nieman Journalism Lab
As with any new technology developing in the open, RSS was constantly evolving, with competing flavors, and it was proving difficult to settle on one single standard. Until, that is, Dave approached Martin Nisenholtz about getting The New York Times content pulled into RSS.
rss  feeds  nytimes  news  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
Google keyword: Pepsi | MetaFilter
Two weeks ago, Google disabled the + operator for searches, requiring quotation marks to force inclusion of a word.
Today, Google Plus rolled out a new feature - Pages for companies and brands, so you can "build relationships with all the things you care about". Included is Direct Connect - go straight to Pepsi's Google+ page by searching for +Pepsi.
google  aol  google+  search  tech 
november 2011 by deusx
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