Music video for "Again & Again" by The Bird & The Bee [YouTube]. Made with a Mac.
May 2008 Archives
Piet, a programming language whose programs are grids of colored squares.
Readers of this site following via a feed reader may not have noticed that the site has been redesigned. The new design is nothing innovative, but it fixes a heap of problems with the previous design that I never liked but didn't have time to fix. I'm still not entirely happy with it, but it's a step forward.
One note for feed readers: You're probably subscribed to a file called "index.rdf", a proper RDF file that was an alternative to RSS in an early set of default templates that came with Movable Type. With this redesign, I built the site up from scratch using the latest version of Movable Type, which does not include an RDF template. As a temporary measure, I've set up "index.rdf" to serve the RSS feed for the site (now called "rss.xml"). This is totally wrong, morally speaking, but the few feed readers I tried it with didn't seem to have a problem re-discovering the actual file format. If there's demand for a proper RDF feed, I'll look into restoring the RDF template. I'm sure it's around here somewhere.
Via M-x all-things-emacs, an Emacs feature I've always wanted and has been there all along: navigating between windows using cursor keys.
Shift + a cursor key moves to the window in that direction from the current window. You can change the modifier from Shift with an argument to this function:
Or you can pick your own key bindings for the
windmove-* functions, where
I am never typing C-x o again.
Quick: An Introduction to PLT Scheme with Pictures. Yay pictures.
line-height: abnormal. The author of CSS: The Definitive Guide explains why my favorite CSS directive is actually quite complicated.
Going Private: The Five
ForcesCircles of Hell, an explanation of Porter "Five Forces" analysis as it applies to the communications and technology industries.
Want to Remember Everything You'll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm. Wired on SuperMemo and its inventor. (No Mac version, but.)
Clustarack Rube Goldberg promo video. I loved it when this kind of thing got popular, then eventually got a little tired of it. This one gets me all excited again for its use of thematic elements: "chaos in the print shop," and the product you need to handle it. (Pay attention to the redirect to the product page at the end of the video.)