Monthly Archives: June 2007

WriteRoom – Full Screen Text Editing

Full screen text editing, an interesting idea in WriteRoom:

Write room

If I did much writing (other than code) I think this would be really useful.

HTML Entity Character Lookup

Leftlogic has released a HTML entity search based on how the entity looks:

The lookup searches the html entities for matches to the searched character based on how your character looks. For instance, the letter c would match © and ¢ entity, because of the way they look.

Excellent, but it is even better because there is a Mac OSX Dashboard widget available too!

Secure Data Destruction

Hilarious:

It’s usually cheaper to send it to yourself via Citylink for destruction, and then again via Parcelforce for disposal.

Peter Corlett in London.pm, via Stig.

Resizeable text areas for Firefox

I was most envious of the resizable text areas new to Safari 3. so I went in search of a plugin for Firefox to do the same and I found one!

So far it has worked really well. I’m surprised this isn’t a bundled feature of most web-browsers, the number of times I have cursed a tiny text field is huge.

Last.fm visualisations

Lee Byron has come up with a really cool way of visualising last.fm data. Here is the graph for the 29degrees office since we set the jukebox up in mid-April:

29degrees.co.uk music habits

(Large last.fm graph)

If you have your own last.fm account you can generate your own graphs here.

Silly Google-reader outage explanation

This afternoon we experienced a brief outage, during which about half our users seemed to lose their subscriptions.

Fair enough, it was only temporary, but wait here’s the reason:

This can happen when one of the many complex systems that power Google Reader experiences a glitch.

No kidding, a glitch! And I was sure it was going to be a bug or a gremlin! That has to be one of the most redundant sentences ever.

Friday Link-o-Rama

Melted keyboard

Melted keyboard

Cthulhu: Eater of Souls, Roaster of Dogs

Cthulu roaster

Tetris ice cubes

Tetris ice cubes

Faulty fax causes mall to be closed

…Boston … police shut down a strip mall yesterday in this small western suburb after employees at a Bank of America branch mistook a botched fax for a bomb threat.

Frustrated shop owners said the branch overreacted to the strange fax, which turned out to be an in-house marketing document sent by the bank’s corporate office.

Decorated Vader Masks

Though Stern and Evil during the week Vader was known to let his hair down at the weekend.

Decorated Vader mask

Tree eats Bicycle

Top 15 Google street view sightings

Lorry destroyed driving through tunnel 6 inches too low

Mr. Cantu drove the entire 1.5 miles of the tunnel from Weehawken, N.J., to Manhattan, tearing his way under the Hudson River in the tunnel’s center tube and peeling back the roof of his tractor-trailer as if it were a tin can.

Interesting analysis of casino design

How they get all your money

How to make the best paper planes

Toenail necklace

No, really.

Alternative Olympics Logos: Goatselympics

Thanks Carl for spotting this on the BBC:

Goatse olympics

Original here (click 5), though it might not be there long. Update: the original has been removed.