2010 May 4, 10:52
On HTML5's extensibility: how does microdata work in HTML5?
2010 May 2, 3:14
"This document contains normative guidelines for web applications built by the Interface Development practice of Isobar North America (previously Molecular)." Glad to see coding styles and best
practices for HTML, CSS, JS, associated HTTP headers etc etc etc
2010 Mar 23, 9:10
Laziness is a virtue in programming esp. wrt. security. Marc Stiegler gives a talk at Google on the topic.
2010 Feb 5, 8:00
Font stats on Mac and PC respectively.
2009 Nov 17, 6:52
"What if there was a backwards compatible way to transfer all of the resources that are used on every single page in your site — CSS, JS, images, anything else — in a single HTTP request at the start
of the first visit to the page? This is what Resource Package support in browsers will let you do." Another resource packaging implementation but this suggests they'll actually implement this in
FireFox. One issue with all of these is you can't use the resources from the package in any context that didn't ask to use the package for fear of security issues which means you can't stick the
packaged resources in your HTTP cache. The package itself could go in the cache which would mean multiple packages per page or all your page's resources in one package. Of course the same security
issues are a concern for all of the packaging proposals if a site has any way to inject into the source the request for the package. It'd be a similar vector to the UTF7 XSS issues but much worse
2009 Oct 22, 12:33
"When asked for the most valuable topic in Demand’s arsenal, he replies instantly: “‘Where can I donate a car in Dallas?’"
2009 Sep 14, 4:52 2009 Sep 1, 4:39
"...what effect does the large-scale structure of the JS output code have on the DEFLATE algorithm of GZIP which is used to serve up compressed script?" Another instance of using knowledge of the
specific file type to get gains in compression. Is there a web proxy running all this at which I can point my phone?
2009 Sep 1, 4:36
"I’ve written a small Java application that will read in a CSS file and output its contents to stdout or another file in a format that’s optimised for gzipping." Cool!
2008 Dec 29, 2:28
"Today, we've got an exclusive track featuring THE VENTURE BROS.' own Henchmen 21 & 24 singing a holiday classic..."
2008 Nov 20, 11:01
Woo! "I love making films for the cinema but the production of Chicken Run and Curse of the Were-Rabbit were virtually back to back and each film took five years to complete. A Matter of Loaf and
Death will be so much quicker to make. I'm delighted to be back into production and back with BBC One with Wallace and Gromit. Over the years the BBC has been incredibly supportive of Wallace and
Gromit, this film feels like their homecoming."
2008 Nov 16, 10:13
"Imagine my mild surprise when I discovered that the woman who terrorized me in my final days in high school is the face of Proposition 8. Sonja Eddings Brown is everything you would expect a
Proposition 8 supporter to be: someone with misplaced values and a knack for being a big bully. Yes, a middle-aged mother of three went out of her way to threaten to kick a high school senior out of
her valedictory speaking position simply because the student refused to have (strange) words placed her mouth and to be used as a propagandistic advertising vehicle."
2008 Oct 29, 10:22
If this is true Charles Stross is going to have to rewrite a story or two.
2008 Oct 13, 10:53
"This is an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions list) for the 2008 United States Presidential Election. I need to disclose up front that I am an Obama supporter. However, with the exception of the very
last question, this FAQ is designed as a collection of factual information (such as the latest poll results) and of analysis that is as objective as possible."
2008 Aug 28, 10:58
"The patent is really bad, which is all part of the fun: Abstract: The invention consists of the process of reincarnation or rebirth resulting in immortality. Description:  This invention
resulted from my combining Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Newton's Second Law of Physics.  Reincarnation is defined in Webster's Third New Inernational Dictionary as "rebith". Thus my
invention is a process of rebirth or in other words immortality."
2008 Aug 12, 11:02
Prerinsing dishes for the dish washer is bad! "Remember when your mom would make you wash dishes before putting them in the dish washer? Remember how backwards that sounded, remember how you just
didn't see the logic, but she made you do it anyway? We were right!"
2008 Jul 9, 10:11
"I, Sam the Eagle, present a musical salute to America." Seems appropriate for Colbert Report.
2008 May 30, 10:48
"I thought it would be interesting to visualise MD5's internal state for these two blocks."
2008 May 16, 5:29
Wiki filled with HTML, CSS, and other webdev type stuff from Google. Looks like almost everyone in my delicious network has added this already...
2008 May 12, 5:13
Finally, geez! "Airship Ventures is a corporation formed with the objective of bringing Zeppelin NT airships to the USA for commercial air tours, media and advertising operations, scientific
research, and special missions."