Links voor 31 maart 2011

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Notabilia – Visualizing Deletion Discussions on Wikipedia
Visualizing Deletion Discussions on Wikipedia

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti On Why The “Facebook” Media World View Wins
Viral Lift is the new metric. Ha.

Links voor 31 maart 2011

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Design Principles
Gathered by JEremy Keith from across the web.

Links voor 28 maart 2011

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SmoothGroove | HOME
Introducing the stylist's secret for a smooth profile.Women can rejoice – our very last wardrobe malfunction has now been addressed!At last there's a product that sensibly alleviates the most embarrassing taboo there is for us girls – the crudely named problem of 'camel toe'.

Links voor 27 maart 2011

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March 2011 Update – Strategic Planning
En nu hopen dat ze er écht iets aan doen: "Here’s what we think the Editor Trends Study tells us: Between 2005 and 2007, newbies started having real trouble successfully joining the Wikimedia community. Before 2005 in the English Wikipedia, nearly 40% of new editors would still be active a year after their first edit. After 2007, only about 12-15% of new editors were still active a year after their first edit. Post-2007, lots of people were still trying to become Wikipedia editors. What had changed, though, is that they were increasingly failing to integrate into the Wikipedia community, and failing increasingly quickly. The Wikimedia community had become too hard to penetrate."

7 myths about paper prototyping
"Many information architects are obsessed with wireframes but in most projects, they aren't needed: they are just a bureaucratic overhead. You'll find that an electronic prototype, modified as the project progresses, provides a much more useful design communication tool than a wireframe."

Is Advertising Revenue Dead as a Blogging Income Stream?
The topic of conversation? Monetizing blogs by selling advertising directly to advertisers.Their conclusion on the topic? It’s a dead and obsolete method of making money.

Design Principles for Visual Communication | April 2011 | Communications of the ACM
How to identify, instantiate, and evaluate domain-specific design principles for creating more effective visualizations.

Links van 26 maart 2011 tot 27 maart 2011

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Jared Spool – Anatomy of a Design Decision on Vimeo
The best designs come from not one, but hundreds of well-made decisions. The worst designs arise out of hundreds of poorly-made decisions. All that stands between you and a great design is the quality of your decisions. Where do they come from?For the last five years, we’ve been studying how designers make their decisions. When do they use outside information, such as research about their users? When do they go with their gut instinct? When do the designers look to past decisions and the lessons they’ve learned?

Godless in Tumourville: Christopher Hitchens interview – Telegraph
His cancer, as he puts it starkly, is stage four. 'And the thing to note about stage four is that there is no stage five.’

Links van 25 maart 2011 tot 26 maart 2011

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A History of the World in 100 Seconds on Vimeo
Many wikipedia articles have coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Me (@godawful) and Tom Martin (@heychinaski) cross referenced the two to create a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history. Watch as empires fall, wars break out and continents are discovered.

The Tree of Life: The story behind the story of my new
Here is the punchline – we found some very phylogenetically novel forms of phylogenetic marker genes in metagenomic data.  We do not have a conclusive explanation for the origin of these sequences.  They may be from novel viruses.  The They may be ancient paralogs of the marker genes.  Or they may be from a new branch of cellular organisms in the tree of life, distinct from bacteria, archaea or eukaryotes.  I think most likely they are from novel viruses.  But we just don't know.

Links van 24 maart 2011 tot 25 maart 2011

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World Science Festival Video : Spotlight: Do Not Touch the Frog
Strip away the trimmings of a traditional science presentation, add cocktails, and you have WSF Spotlight. Here, ecologist and National Geographic photographer Mark Moffett recounts his unexpectedly hilarious expedition to a remote valley in Colombia to document an elusive and highly poisonous “superfrog.”

ChessBase.com – Chess News – French Chess Federation suspends players accused of cheating
On Saturday, March 19, the Disciplinary Committee of the French Chess Federation suspended GMs Sebastien Feller, Arnaud Hauchard and IM Cyril Marzolo, finding them “guilty of a violation of sporting ethics”. The Committee concluded that there was enough evidence that the three players had cheated during the Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk that took place in September 2010. The 19-year-old GM Sebastian Feller, rated 2649, played extremely well at the Olympiad, winning the gold medal on board five with a score of 6/9 and a performance of 2708. Arnaud Hauchard was the French team captain in Khanty-Mansiysk.

TK TYPE > Chartwell
Chartwell is a family that explores the use of OpenType to interpret and visualize data. The font format is highly portable and can be used in most applications that support ligatures. The data also remains editable allowing for easy updates.

ShadyURL – Don’t just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening.
Ayup.

Capture Moments The Miniature Way With Mame-cam Dx Micro Camera – Designbuzz
Designed by Tokyo based Thanko, this petite camera has been tagged at 99 USD and is very handy and versatile. Resembling a black battery, it merely weighs 14 grams with 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.4 inches (45 x 29 x 10 mm) dimensions and uses micro SD/SDHC cards for storing stuff. Capturing all the minute details is this 8-megapixel piece of equipment with a jpeg resolution of 3264 x 2448p which can be effortlessly coupled via USB 2.0. Well, its features don’t end here, this small magic box not only makes you click still images but also makes you able to record HD-videos. Videos made through Mame-cam dx have a resolution of 1280 x 960p.

“When It’s Not Your Turn”: The Quintessentially Victorian Vision of Ogden’s “The Wire” « The Hooded Utilitarian
There are few works of greater scope or structural genius than the series of fiction pieces by Horatio Bucklesby Ogden, collectively known as The Wire; yet for the most part, this Victorian masterpiece has been forgotten and ignored by scholars and popular culture alike.  Like his contemporary Charles Dickens, Ogden has, due to the rough and at times lurid nature of his material, been dismissed as a hack, despite significant endorsements of literary critics of the nineteenth century.  Unlike the corpus of Dickens, The Wire failed to reach the critical mass of readers necessary to sustain interest over time, and thus runs the risk of falling into the obscurity of academia.  We come to you today to right that gross literary injustice.

Links voor 23 maart 2011

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How we <i>really</i> watch a movie – scanners
Whenever research confirms something we feel we already knew intuitively, or from our own experience, there are always people who'll scoff and say, "Well, I could have told you that!" And maybe they could have, but that's not the point. Science is a discipline involving systematic observation and empirical evidence, not unverified hunches. Movies, of course, are optical illusions — photographic, electronic and/or mechanical phenomena that exploit the peculiarities of our eyes and brains… and elicit all manner of feelings. They are science and they are sometimes art, and the methods of studying one or the other can be complementary.

Stupid Man Commercials

Prop-Driven ‘Rail Zeppelin’ Is Many Kinds of Awesome | Autopia | Wired.com
Time again for an outrageous pre-war German vehicle design. You’ve already seen the Nazi rocket plane built to nuke New York from orbit. The propeller-driven aluminum train Schienenzeppelin is miles tamer but every bit as magnificent. And unlike the Amerika Bomber, it really ran — at 140 mph in 1931!

Office Fridges
Documenting the inner lives of office fridges, one photo at a time. A project by Moncef Belyamani.

Links van 22 maart 2011 tot 23 maart 2011

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YouTube – Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga
An exclusive Google interview with Lady Gaga!

GDC Vault
Classic game postmortems. Out of this World, Maniac Mansion, Raid on Bungeling Bay, Prince of Persia, Populous, Pitfall!, Pac-Man, Marble Madness, Elite, Doom, and Bejeweled

Dresden Codak » Archive » Hob
This is the first page of a story. Bear with me, people. I promise it’s going somewhere.

Have Kindle, will travel
Het is niet helemaal verkeerd, wat Keith zegt.

Links van 20 maart 2011 tot 21 maart 2011

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Alliant : Gamerfish – Play Free Online Flash Games
Battle the imposing alien force by managing your army and destroying their base as you travel from colony to colony. Build barracks, defensive turrets, and deploy troops to take on the enemy.

Gamasutra: Greg McClanahan’s Blog – Achievement Design 101
In June of 2007, I was tasked with creating site-wide achievements in user-submitted Flash games on Kongregate. I was forced to ask myself, "If I hate common achievement design so much, how would I do it?"

Links van 18 maart 2011 tot 19 maart 2011

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Scocca : Would a No-Fly Zone Over America Save the Democracy Movement in Bahrain?
The helpful thing, if you're overwhelmed by so much news going on at once, is that Bahrain is roughly the same story as Libya—only instead of pro-democracy protesters being murdered by a terrorist-sponsoring monster of a dictator who has been on America's enemies list for ages, the pro-democracy protesters are being murdered by a government that is America's very own dear ally. And where Qaddafi brought in foreign mercenaries for support, King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain brought in troops from our even more vital ally, Saudi Arabia.

Convert 8mm with the Canon 5D Mark II » ISO50 Blog – The Blog of Scott Hansen (Tycho / ISO50)
Super 8 and 8mm have always been my favorites when shooting video. Although transferring the film to digital has posed problems mainly because of its expense and decline in locations to transfer. The video above by James Miller shows his method for transferring 8mm footage to digital using the beloved 5D Mark II and an Eumig Mark 501 (or the Eumig 610D

Yog-Sothoth – H.P. Lovecraft Lectures by Dr. Justin Woodman: The Recordings
The four (hour-plus) lectures are entitled: HPL: Fabulist, Myth-Maker & Shaman, Legends of the Necronomicon, Chariots of the Dark Gods and Chaos, Cthulhu, and Contemporary Consciousness. If the sound of those whet your appetite, then read (and listen) on.

ComicPunx
ComicPunx is a pictoral history of the punk (and "punk") subculture as it has been depicted in the medium of comic books.

Calling Cthulhu | TDG – Science, Magick, Myth and History
Consumed by cancer in 1937 at the age of 46, the last scion of a faded aristocratic New England family, the horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft left one of America’s most curious literary legacies. The bulk of his short stories appeared in Weird Tales, a pulp magazine devoted to the supernatural. But within these modest confines, Lovecraft brought dark fantasy screaming into the 20th century, taking the genre, almost literally, into a new dimension.

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]
Today, publishing tools have been set free, Blau says. Cost, ownership, and barriers to entry are all gone, almost overnight. “The ability to amplify one’s voice, to amplify that beyond the reach of what we have had, reflects a change of course in human history.” He pointed to the difficultly of sorting through the riot of voices online. What that chaos needed was curation — a way to get value out of the information flood. But the role of the curator has been a contentious one, and not everyone has been on board with th

Nantucket child killed in exorcism by mom according to court docs
Police say a Nantucket woman accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter told a priest and hospital officials that God told her to push a rose down the girl's throat to ward off the devil.Documents filed in Nantucket District Court said 26-year-old Dora Alicia Tejada Pleitez said she realized that the "rose" was her fist and the devil bit her through the child.

Cryptomundo » Homo orcus
What will happen when a new near-human species is discovered? There is a film that tries to address this question.

Links van 17 maart 2011 tot 18 maart 2011

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Lost Garden: GDC 2011: The Game of Platform Power
In our industry, history repeats itself again and again, but each new generation of developers often fails to learn past lessons.  Platforms in particular have a well established life cycle and their relationship with a developer changes as they mature.    Yet, I regularly see developers completely caught off guards as their new favorite platform suddenly stops being their friend and starts treating them as a harvestable resource.  Don't be surprised.  This is the way of things and it has happened dozens of times in the past.My small hope is that by naming and illuminating some of the common phases and practices of platforms, developers will be able to better deal with the inevitable shifts.  I would like nothing better than smart game developers to divorce their businesses from the platform life cycle and build direct relationships with long lasting communities of passionate gamers.

CSS3 linear gradients
CSS3 comes to the rescue with the CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 3: part of this module defines CSS gradients, which allow us to create any gradients we want using only CSS. In this article I will explore how to use linear and repeated linear gradients, which are supported across Opera 11.10+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 5.03+ and Chrome 7+.

My talk from the LIFT conference, Geneva, February 2011 | Dangerous Precedent
with the internet the concept of the nation-state as something bounded by distance is beginning to die. We now have many nations within each other, bounded not by distance, but by culture and values

Links voor 16 maart 2011

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Study: Mobile Ad-Tracking Systems Are “Blind” To 80 Percent Of Apple iOS Devices
Apple mobile iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches) are used by 130 million people, but they present a huge blindspot to advertisers. All Apple mobile devices use the Safari browser, as do millions of Apple laptop and desktop computers. Safari blocks third-party cookies by default, which is good for privacy and good for consumers. But it is bad for advertisers who rely on browser cookie tracking to measure the effectiveness of their ads.

B.V.L.G.: Conversity
Oei, schaamtelijk. "Daarstraks vond één van de events plaats waar het boek "The Conversity Model. Making money with social media" van Clo Willaerts voorgesteld werd. Dit boek beschrijft het Conversity model dat door Clo uitgewerkt werd. De eerste stap in dit model is observation. We zullen dit eens toepassen op Conversity zelf."

YouTube – Das Fest des Huhnes (Teil 1)
Te bekijken, hoor ik.

Links voor 15 maart 2011

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Solo – for the modern freelancer
Introducing Solo, the project management tool for the modern freelancer.

Links voor 14 maart 2011

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vlaamseconservatieven: Ons Europa vereist een vrij Vlaanderen
Want, inderdaad, zoals het hier reeds klonk net voor het vreugdeslied :"Alleen een vrij en sterk Vlaanderenin een Europees Europakan van harte en bij uitstek ons aller toekomst zijn".

Can Hated Design Elements Be Made to Work? (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)
…aaaand cue nóg meer lightbox popups.

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