Archive for November, 2005
Starting Monday December 5 2005: Ricky Gervais will feature in an exclusive series of 12 podcasts that will tackle, finally, the big questions. Such as:
“Jellyfish – do we need them”? And: “Why do you never see an old bloke eating a Twix”?
This should be great, I’m looking forward to Monday already.
I have been doing a little messing with the canvas tag that comes with Firefox 1.5 and Safari. This tag is a new HTML element for programmable graphics. canvas is based on the WhatWG canvas specification, which itself is based on Apple’s canvas implemented in Safari. It can be used for rendering graphs, UI elements, and other custom graphics on the client.
I had seen some examples of using canvas to draw pictures and was inspired by the 3-d demo done by Benjamin Joffe, so I thought I’d have a little play myself. It felt a bit like the early experiments done when Flash5 and MX came out.
Here’s a couple of experiments using some simple physics.
Got this from Boing Boing, but it’s about robots. So this is a hand-built “fortune-telling robot” that was photographed in a market in Bangalore. It is about 5 years old and was built by some one the lives ‘down south’ of there who also supplied the tapes with the furtunes on them.
It looks like it was based on Twiki from ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’
Well it didn’t take long. Not even realised in this country and already someone has pulled apart an xbox360 to show you the insides.
I look forward to ownership but heck! that power unit really is a monster.
I’m just really giving another heads up for this article about creating the definitive multi column layout. I had read it a while back but went through it again yesterday. Really good stuff and nice detailed explanations through-out. If you build websites for a living then this should be read.
Hurrah! I’ve finally got round to putting whomwah.com on rails. I it took only a morning to get the basic functionality of the old Movable Type powered site up and running, and I still have a way to go to add any complex stuff. But for now I can post stuff and manage that, and that’s a start.
I’ve also decided to use tags instead of categories as I felt a category is essentially a tag, at least it was the way I was using it before. I will add new stuff as I go along so keep on checking.
Oh and also, if you happen to subscribe to the RSS feed then it there is now a new RSS feed url, so update you subscriptions. I will stick a redirect on the old url for now.