Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We're doing it

We're doing it
Friday March 7th 3pm - 7pm at Adobe, of course :)
http://dhtmlconf.com/
http://dhtmlconf.com/

H.264 is evil like radioactive cereal for cute baby kittens, but it does deserve a prettier website.


H.264 is evil like radioactive cereal for cute baby kittens, but it does deserve a prettier website. Thanks Cisco for open sourcing anyway, I guess.
http://www.openh264.org/

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

This just in. The web platform is now featuring a URL parser.

This just in. The web platform is now featuring a URL parser.
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/url/raw-file/tip/Overview.html#interface-url
That is, if you are running Chrome Dev Channel.
John Hjelmstad who may find this useful.
https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/url/raw-file/tip/Overview.html#interface-url

This.

This.
http://wedontneeddst.com/


Why TF does this have a Flash style preload? Please don't do that!!!
http://wedontneeddst.com/

Sunday, October 27, 2013

This is what I found after googling for rhyme metre in rap music. Awesome research paper.

This is what I found after googling for rhyme metre in rap music. Awesome research paper.
http://www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.09.15.5/mto.09.15.5.adams.html

Video stores are a complicated concept.

Video stores are a complicated concept. Just like this music playing thing where you can't press the back button to hear the song again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26eQ3QpNB6Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Today I turned 33; only 31 years until a nice round birthday.

Today I turned 33; only 31 years until a nice round birthday.
http://xkcd.com/1000/
http://xkcd.com/1000/

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

So, basically, most of the world's news organizations got to be racist for a few days and it turns out they were...

So, basically, most of the world's news organizations got to be racist for a few days and it turns out they were just being racist. I hope they learn something from this tragedy for the family.
"DNA tests have proved that a seven-year-old girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin on Monday is their daughter."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24645947
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24645947

My friend Mikeal Rogers is trying out a new conference format.

My friend Mikeal Rogers is trying out a new conference format.
http://jsfest.com/ – San Francisco, March, 2014
Tickets are only $80
http://jsfest.com/

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Absolutely loved this talk by Jan Krutisch at JSConf EU 2013 and I'm super bummed I didn't get to see it live: Jan...

Absolutely loved this talk by Jan Krutisch at JSConf EU 2013 and I'm super bummed I didn't get to see it live: Jan Krutisch: JavaScript Patterns For Contemporary Dance Music -- JSConf EU 2013 If anything check the beginning for the most badass opening of a conference talk ever.
This may be the first time with anything music-making-related that I'd say that this is something that I might actually be able to do myself. Personally I'm also suffering from the "flute playing in elementary school" trauma that Jan alludes to. Could be that that is a northern German thing.
Using procedural code to make music using stuff like mod operators to hit the right beats and Math.sin to bring in some variation together with realtime feedback definitely seems super accessible to me.
CC Lasse Wassermann who will likely enjoy this as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X41IwSyU-BM

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Today my 6 months old son opened his changing table restraints.

Today my 6 months old son opened his changing table restraints. I won't be as proud of him again until he circumvents our internet parental control to watch porn (or whatever 14 year olds aren't supposed to do in the society of 2027).

Wow http://banksy.co.uk/

Wow http://banksy.co.uk/
via Guillermo Rauch 
http://banksy.co.uk/

#oneweirdtrick

#oneweirdtrick
http://gigaom.com/2013/10/13/this-simple-trick-turns-chrome-into-chrome-os-on-windows-8/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+OmMalik+(GigaOM:+Tech)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Today I made my favorite German dish: Bratkartoffeln which just translates to "fried potatoes".


Today I made my favorite German dish: Bratkartoffeln which just translates to "fried potatoes". They are really hard to make and I'm far from perfect but I'm slowly discovering the secrets:
- start by frying fatty bacon, then remove the bacon pieces from the pan and fry the potatoes in the bacon fat. Later add them back (you take them out, so they don't burn in between).
- The smaller the potato pieces the more fat can stick to each piece (this is also why McDonalds fries have so many more calories than Burger King fries). You want them to be so greasy that after dinner the next thing you want to do it to eat a dish washer tab.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

"The tomato salad tastes awesome" – "Oh, those are actually small pieces of raw tuna" #momentsatthegooglecafe