promoting 'software freedom'unhosted web apps – "freedom from web 2.0's monopoly platforms"
'a perfectly feasible solution'CSS only responsive navigation
book forthcoming...The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
A compendium of the urges, vibes, aches and demons inhabiting the interior psychological landscape. Its mission is to harpoon, bag and tag wild sorrows, then release them back into the subconscious.
free (for limited time)ClippingMagic (Alpha) – "remove the background from your photos to create masks, cutouts, or clipping paths"
measuring 'daily happiness'Hedonometer (About)
'radically different'Moot | Forums and commenting re-imagined
Note: This is not an endorsement.
'sharing creativity'Picozu - the HTML5 image editor
'a sense of infinity'Collage.js – "Framework for creating live, dynamic, and interactive collages."
pictures of 'records'Extracting Audio from Pictures
'gradients and color stops'CSS3 Patterns Gallery
one's thoughts on browsersWhy I'm Switching (Back) to Firefox
fun with CSS3Fancy Input
CSS3 text typing effects for input fields
how they compare (and play).: FLASH VS HTML :.
'enough noise to work'Coffitivity - Increase Your Creativity!
'to download and use'Pixelated New Orleans Houses
a refreshing ideaLet me refresh that for you.
Please use your best judgement and do not do anything creepy, malicious or illegal while using this website...
short, temporary linksZigg.be – "Short, easy to say, quick to type links."
'tune into chords'Chordify (example)
'some jumbled thoughts'We are in the final years of our internet
business-driven initiativeInternet of Things Consortium
One of the goals of the consortium is to see billions of connected devices that benefit from communication with other devices and services.
a very nice 'try'Typesetting Responsive CSS3 Columns
finer quality not availableWhere Are the Legal Lossless Downloads?
a way to show emotionsThe Grimace Project (Flash)
'mostly faded away'The Web We Lost
'feedback exchange'Get Feedback for Your Website - Criticue.com
designers digging typetypespiration - treating typography with respect
'drag, edit, save, share'easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online
experimental picture viewerHUGEpic
'We become spectators...'The Horrible Future of Social
[Eduardo Morais' stream]
a birthday salute150 great things about the Underground
future of 'shared networks'Open Wireless Movement
'drawing with words'Texter
'strange and creepy'On the Leakiness of Surveillance Culture, the Corporate Gaze, and What That Has To Do With the New Aesthetic [Eduardo Morais' stream]
to help find missing childrenNotfound.org – "Make better use of your 404-page."
back to 1941...Web History, a timeline
from smoke signals to Twitter"Back when people used to know how to truly communicate"
'perfectly functional' trashGovernments Promote Planned Obsolescence, Too
just around the corner...Timeline of the far future
Related: Timeline of the near future
interesting design possibilitiesscrollable-layer.js
'a reason for concern'Gatekeeper and the rise of the Total Apple Consumer
'a little pick-me-up'The Nicest Place on the Internet
clean and greenTaming the Toxic Beast: Easy Ways to Make Your Own Cleaning Products
'retro mutant camera' shotsTesting my Bessa-L
'for anyone, anywhere, anytime'edX – "The Future of Online Education"
interesting 'proof of concept'CSSWARP - CSS Text to Path Generator
'a true browser innovation'Stainless: A multi-process browser for OS X
Note: Still in development, but pre-release version is available.
'focus inward'Rest is not idleness: Reflection is critical for development and well-being [headlessness]
'a techie sausage fest'Why I don't use Google+ (as a woman)
more from aboveIncome inequality, as seen from space (related)
[Social Design Notes]
'instantly and securely'Remobo - Instant Private Network ™ Application
Note: This is not an endorsement.
shortcuts for humans8 Cheat Codes for Life
Share them with someone young in your life...
'release of unsolicited things'The color of creativity
The process of creativity isn't glamorous. It's simply about hard work, the management of emotions, and delayed showmanship. And it's necessarily lonely. To want to be creative–truly creative–is to want to entertain, which is often depressingly opposite of being entertained.
various shots from abovePrison Map
What does the geography of incarceration in the United States look like?
obsolete ≠ uselessRethinking Our Wasteful Habits: Is Anything Ever Really Obsolete?
Oh, never mind!Politwoops - Deleted tweets from politicians
Sure, we all tweet things we don't mean to share, but now politicians have no way to hide them. Discover tweets that your politicians shared and then promptly deleted.
'We take it for granted.'The impossibility of imagining information discovery in the past
There's a whole class of information that's both trivially easy for Web-literate people to access today and virtually impossible to access with tools from even 10 or 15 years ago...
It goes by fast...
a 'blind courier'NoPlaintext
Don't let sensitive information go around the world and sit in someone's account forever. We give you a one-time-usable link to send instead. Once it's seen it's gone for good! The message is encrypted on your computer and we can never see it.
Note: This is not an endorsement. If you choose to trust the unidentified author(s) of this tool with your sensitive information, you do so at your own risk!
good for everyoneCome rain or shine...
need to rethink 'usability'Mobile Site vs. Full Site (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Nielsen is wrong on mobile | Opinion | .net magazine (heavy advertising)
'owner-free' chat channelstlk.io
This is a simple web chat. There is no signup, just enter a channel name below and start tlk.ing.
'a way to stop hoarding'Instapaper Placebo
'an act of love'spartan pizza napoletana
'slightly crazy idea'jQuery Scroll Path
interactive music videoSam Sure & Giacomo | Dark inside (Flash)
space efficiency ≠ readability*Dotsies
*in my opinion, anyway
avoiding 'personalised bubbles'I don't think you browse like I do
'light and shadow'Experiential Typography
One Day Poem Pavilion
'randomly generated diets'Swole.me - The automatic diet planner
Note: This is not an endorsement.
the missing option...A Modest Proposal: Google, Take My Money
I just wish you'd take alternative forms of payment besides my eyeballs and my personal information.
disconnect.me: Paying with our data
'The journey is yours...'The Single Lane Super Highway
[Eduardo Morais' stream]
Who built this puppy?Humans TXT: We Are People, Not Machines.
'Copy. Paste. Share.'Hopper - save links, text, images, and files in moments.
a message to the futureerasing.org: Egg
HTML5 canvas experimentWebGL Liquid Surface
bad behaviorWomen as Entertainment in the SEO Industry
cool creativityHide The Cracks
'community of storytellers'Cowbird - A witness to life (About)
Our short-term goal is to pioneer a new form of participatory journalism, grounded in the simple human stories behind major news events and universal themes. Our long-term goal is to build a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance.
map of traffic fatality dataito! - Road Fatalities USA
A 'demo' of the Windows Phone for viewing on your iPhone or Android phone.
Occupationalist is an impartial and real-time view of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Covering history as it unfolds. No filters. No delays.
'off the grid-for-little-kids'The Kid Should See This.
There's just so much science, nature, music, arts, technology, storytelling and assorted good stuff out there that my kids (and maybe your kids) haven't seen. It's most likely not stuff that was made for them...
odd NYC-centricityExtendNY - New York City Extended
'everything is changing'WTF Mobile Web
We need better reasons. Real examples. Proof that what we are all doing is not working anymore. That's what this website is about. Examples convince. Seeing trends makes us smarter. The problem isn't insurmountable if it's known. So let's get to know the problem.
'forced labor' surveySlavery Footprint
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action.
'takes full spherical panoramas'Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera
wordplayword[is(not equal to)]art ~~ word!=art
'Get over it.'Godsboard – "Make a billboard in the name of God!"
(post title based on this board)
'interplay'The evolution of the web
The color bands in this visualization represent the interaction between web technologies and browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps that we use daily.
sounds of everyday thingsSoundAffects
What would we learn if we changed the way we looked at our cities? What if, instead of just looking at them, we could listen to them?
offline file-sharing networkDead Drops
Un-cloud your files in cement! 'Dead Drops' is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space.
oops...List of inventors killed by their own inventions
'communication in public space'The Untitled Project
'time travel' for images64yourself(beta)
a chat with QuertyWhat A Chat Bot Taught Me About Being Human
educating the public100 Years of Sex
What is the best STD poster of the past century?
degrees of minimalismThe year of the smart-enough phone
'rethinking the desktop'10/GUI
The mouse and the windowed desktop are perhaps the two greatest innovations in the history of human-computer interaction. But like all innovations, they are best seen as part of a continuum rather than a terminus.
color in the skyN SKY C – "The average color of the New York City sky, updated every 5 minutes." [Trivium]
buzzwords in the newsNewswordy: Word of the day
Beware of links to external news sites with heavy and/or intrusive advertising.
running the numbersRemembrance of Links Past
Measuring link rot with a computer program is tricky because URLs have a number of different decay products...
'pretense of empowerment'The "walled garden" becomes a prison for reality
What if?Project Kleinrock
Project Kleinrock is an attempt to create an autonomous and decentralized "second layer" of the Internet, which can operate without the use of Internet Service Providers. This network can be set up using nothing more than common household wifi routers. It works by creating a web of routers, connected to each other by switching them into repeater mode...
when life gives you lemons...A couple dudes having a GREAT time at an airport
'turntable + mixer experiment'The Wheels Of Steel: Turntables in your browser (a web-based DJ prototype)
interesting conceptAES text encryptor
Note: This is not an endorsement. Use at your own risk.
handy mobile interfaceImaginary Phone
Imaginary Phone allows users to control their mobile devices without taking it out of their pocket. Instead, users mimic the interaction on the palm of their hand. The interaction is tracked by a wearable depth camera which sends input events to the actual physical device...
Storyful uses the power of social networks to create an authentic, cooperative and socially useful journalism.
'diverse streams of urbanism'Free Association Design (F.A.D.) – "explores space, place and systems through a range of writings, experiences and design research methods"
'find color inspiration'colorapi, Color chart search
html5 billiards gameAgent 008 Ball
LAPD meets ambient musicYou are listening to Los Angeles
guess the titleFamous Objects from Classic Movies
Which movie does the object come from?
'camouflage from face detection'CV Dazzle
CV Dazzle™ is camouflage from computer vision (CV). It is a form of expressive interference that combines makeup and hair styling (or other modifications) with face-detection thwarting designs...
a 'minimum safe distance'My Internet Face
So is it worth it, should I give the ill-begotten miscreant teenager that is Facebook another try?
it's about humans, not brandsThe Twitter Revolution Must Die
something we're exploring...Inform – "a design system for interactive fiction based on natural language"
a little thought provocationMinimalism is not a viable intellectual strategy
Something to think about - can minimalism be a good long-term strategy?
Minimalism cannot be a long-term strategy, but it makes an excellent short-term tactic.
'There is only passion.'There is no talent
It's so easy to give up; it might almost seem like the whole world is against you. Well, forget about the rest of the world. There is no such thing as talent, and in the end you will end up as skilled as your "talented" heros.
Simply by following your passion.
at 325 pages/minutePhotocopy Romance
'a world with fewer options'In the Grip of the Internet Monopolists
Do away with Google? Break up Facebook? We can't imagine life without them—and that's the problem
interesting concept in the worksThimbl
Welcome to thimbl, the free, open source, distributed micro-blogging platform. If you're tired of being locked in to one micro-blogging platform, or a single social network. Or you're weary of corporations hi-jacking your updates in the pursuit of money, then thimbl is for you.
Thimbl is currently not ready for the world! We're still putting the finishing touches on what we hope will be a useful and successful application.
'the information experience'Qwiki (alpha) (see about)
'share your ideas' (bookmarklet)MarkUp
Draw on any webpage with MarkUp to quickly share your thoughts.
'super-easy to use'KEYS.css – "a simple stylesheet for rendering beautiful keyboard-style elements"
on 'using and sharing creativity'Do Open Educational Resources Increase Efficiency?
'working to transform society'Design Manifestos 2010 » 100+ Years of Design Manifestos
'something different'Ode - a simple personal publishing platform for the web – "Simple means you know how it works."
Note: This is not an endorsement.
emotions and system behaviorEmotion Markup Language (EmotionML) 1.0
new retroEverything Ages Fast vintage technology ads
be 'Proactively Nice'Operation NICE
Don't you love it when people go out of their way to be nice? Like when someone waits to hold the door for you. Or when a stranger waves you into a line a traffic. Or even when a coworker shoots you a friendly smile along with a "have a nice day." If everyone was a little bit nicer to the folks they encountered each day, perhaps the world would be a more pleasant place. Operation NICE was initiated to remind you that a little NICE goes a long way.
rediscovered this morning...Some Photographs of That Day
Background information at Wikipedia:
Jamie Livingston (October 25, 1956 - October 25, 1997) was a New York-based photographer, film-maker and circus performer. Between March 31, 1979 and October 25, 1997, the day of his death, he took a single picture nearly every day with a Polaroid camera.
photos 'lost in time'time tales – "a collection of found photographs"
'a step closer'Toward the Semantic Web
If the current Web is like a giant text file - which you can search for instances of particular words – the Semantic Web would be like a database, where every item of information is categorized, and new queries can combine categories in any imaginable way. You could, for instance, search the Web for a restaurant within a mile of a railway station in a town with a theater that offers vegetarian lasagna and at least one lamb dish. And if you wanted the restaurant's menu, you could pull up just the menu – not page after page of review sites that happened to use the word "menu."
live traffic cam datasetsTfL Live Traffic Cameras | London DataStore (see usage example)
changes (for the better)Prescience (Or: Who Wants A Stylus?)
another hyperlocal effortRaise the Hammer
Raise the Hammer is a group of Hamilton, Ontario citizens who believe in our city's potential and are willing to get involved in making the city a more vibrant, livable, and attractive place to live and work.
'subverts the profit model'One Hour Photo – "Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form."
a question worth askingWhy Are iPad Factory Workers Killing Themselves?
on 'having options'The Ultimate Guide To Getting Nowhere In Life
'relaxation and liberalization'Canon to begin acquisition of the ".canon" Top-Level Domain name [Surfstation]
bravo for saying itAdvertising is devastating to my well-being
I run my own website(s) at a loss specifically because I'd rather pay out of my own pocket than force people to look at ads. Admittedly my sites are so small that it's not much money. But there you have it. If I had to generate revenue to keep my sites going, I would find a way other than advertising to do it. Or I'd shut them down.
'hybrid forms of writing'Typographia (Flash)
learning aid prototypeNoteput – "An interactive music table with tangible notes, that helps students to learn the notation of music."
on 'Google and its partners'
- Google Click Fraud Inflates Conversion Rates and Tricks Advertisers into Overpaying (January 12, 2010)
- Google Still Charging Advertisers for Conversion-Inflation Traffic from WhenU Spyware (January 5, 2010 - Updated, January 7, 2010)
- How Google and Its Partners Inflate Measured Conversion Rates and Inflate Advertisers' Costs (May 13, 2009)
which comes firstExcessive internet use is linked to depression
Our research indicates that excessive internet use is associated with depression, but what we don't know is which comes first - are depressed people drawn to the internet or does the internet cause depression?
'new and untested'OpenDNS Blog » Some thoughts on Google DNS
keep it simple (and usable)Your Post Box Is Too Small
reinventing instant filmAnalogue appeal in a digital age
'privacy norms online'Context, Privacy, and (Attempted) Blogger Anonymity
(silly) pocket shrink?Track Your Happiness
'ruins of passing time'art less pollution
'modern surveillance'When employers become watchers
'impersonal and irrelevant'Zach Klein: "I liked the Internet better when it was nebulous, and now I'm depressed that it shaping up to be a social pyramid."
to provoke thought...Le Grand Content (Quicktime)
food for thought...Dance, Monkeys, Dance (Flash)
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
here's today's daily pointers:
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