Has Innovation Lost Its Meaning? Percolate's Noah... →
Instead of using fixed-width layouts, we enlightened web devs and designers use percentages in our CSS. Font units aren’t pixels or points anymore, they’re percentages (typically for top-level baseline reset) or, more often, ems. And yet the vast majority of us still write width-based media queries in pixels, e.g.. Tips for using percentages in CSS/HTML rather than static pixel values. via...
Wikipedia - List of common misconceptions →
Amazing list of common misconceptions, maybe Good Job Brain will discuss some of them in a future episode. via Percolate
OMGPOP developer Shay Pierce explains why he... →
Every business news outlet has reported that Omgpop was acquired along with all developers. All develepors except one that is.. via Percolate
New mobile app for NewsBlur: Web Feeds for Nokia...
newsblur: And what a gorgeous mobile app it is. App developer Róbert Márki just released Web Feeds, the first NewsBlur app for Nokia MeeGo. Take a look at these screenshots: Feed list Story list Story view Intelligence training Adding a site Intelligence control Just stellar work and it has all the features of the website. Web Feeds is free and available from the Nokia Store. Who says that...
Good Things About Twitter : The New Yorker →
One of the most felicitous uses of Twitter is to promote long-form nonfiction by circulating a blurb leading to the full text. Since the practice started, people have shared current long magazine and newspaper pieces and dusted off archival ones. Now organizations like @longform and @longreads and @TheByliner work specifically to find and share excellent pieces that stretch up to three thousand...
Developing the Google TV app in Beta |... →
Congrats to @revdancatt on the Launch of Guardian on Google TV as an app in beta. via Percolate
Welcome to the Post PC Era →
In 1975, Gates and Allen form a partnership called Microsoft. Like most startups, Microsoft begins small, but has a huge vision – a computer on every desktop and in every home. The existential crisis facing Microsoft is that they achieved their mission years ago, at least as far as the developed world is concerned. via Percolate
Firefox Flicks: Prices and Panel of Hollywood... →
firefoxflicks: We are excited to officially kick off the start of the Firefox Flicks video competition with the announcement of our judging panel and prizes. With the Firefox Flicks competition, we are encouraging aspiring filmmakers, animators and creatives from around the world to produce and submit short…
Encyclopaedia Britannica Gives Up On Print Edition →
Encyclopaedia Britannica will stop publishing print editions and go digital-only — a huge step for the encyclopedia which has been in print since 1768. The sales of Britannica print editions has been on the decline since 1990, when 120,000 32-volume sets were sold. The early nineties were…
SxSW: The Fate of Libraries →
Carson Block, who gave a SXSW Interactive talk on Saturday titled “The Great Library Swindle,” says that he’s passionate about libraries and technology. But he didn’t really need to say that: The intensity of his interest was very much on display during his talk, which was about the daunting challenges that public libraries face in the age of the Internet and digitization. via Percolate
$1B of Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless →
This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA’s insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort….
Podcasts In Memory of 3/11 Northern Japan...
The 1 year anniversary of the 9.0 Japan Earthquake that occured on 3/11/2011 is this weekend. I’d like to highlight a few podcasts to listen to in remembrance of the event, to bring you back to that scary and historical time in audio form. Note: Add this RSS feed to your favorite Podcatcher to download the episodes highlighted below: http://rss.spokenword.org/playlist/6546 Japan’s...
Finding An Apartment in Japan
hikosaemon: Finding a good place to live in Japan can be a challenge. There is a certain amount of red tape and expense involved just as in moving house or apartment. Some landlords may be unwilling to rent to foreigners on the basis of race and it is not yet illegal for them to do so, though on the whole in urban areas of Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto t ..read more.. Smartr - your...