Links from February 2006
- Links for 3 February 2006
- Map of the Barbican from Frank Harris estate agents attempting to show the raised walkways. Very misleading in a lot of places however.
- Links for 4 February 2006
- London Centre for Theatre Studies
- Year-long, 40 hours per week (over 4 days) acting course for mature students. Sounds very intense.
- Links for 5 February 2006
- ZX Spectrum walkthrough - Google Video
- Wow. All the nostalgia without having to remember how to play the games. (via Yoz, via everyone apparently)
- Links for 8 February 2006
- Aerial Photographs of Mexico City (English)
- Some amazing photos, particularly the two of low income housing. (via Boing Boing)
- Links for 9 February 2006
- Geograph British Isles - photograph every grid square!
- IS this new or have I just not seen it before? "Aims to collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre of the British Isles." Lovely. Nice Google Earth integration too. (via Tim/twisty)
- Links for 11 February 2006
- Very handy PHP class for displaying easily comprehensible variable information. Has no doubt been referred to as "var_dump on steroids" by someone. (via Tim/twisty)
- The Art of DeTouch
- Widget showing how advertising / publicity photos have been retouched. (via Kottke)
- Early Retirement
- By Philip Greenspun. One can dream. Two general tips: don't read news/email in the morning or your brain will fill and you'll get no work done; and spend more time with other people to increase happiness -- computer programming is bad. (via Kottke)
- Flickr: HDR
- Some lovely photos using the High Dynamic Range merging image feature thing in Photoshop CS2.
- Ogle Earth: Center of Gravity II
- Finding the "centre of gravity" of a number of points in Google Earth. (via Kottke)
- Links for 14 February 2006
- Travel Time Tube Map (Built with Processing)
- Not sure how I missed this Tom Carden awesomeness before. Beats other tube maps into cocked hats. (via Haddock)
- Links for 15 February 2006
- Thecompact : The Compact
- The Yahoo! Group for the Bay Area people who aren't buying new stuff in 2006.
- The Compact's weblog -- see them wrestle with exactly what they're allowed to buy new and giggle at the optimism: "if our movement grows we could take this country down".
- Bay Area / Out of the retail rat race / Consumer group doesn't buy notion that new is better
- The Compact - 50 people who have committed to buy nothing new ("except food, health and safety items and underwear") in 2006. (via Boing Boing)
- BBC - Radio 4 - Today Programme - Interview with Stephen Pound MP (Real Audio .ram file)
- I woke up this morning to hear an MP talking frankly about almost changing his mind over the smoking ban. Glorious, because he sounds like a human being. If only the cabinet sounded like this. (skip forward to 3:15)
- Flickr: ludd's photos tagged with barbican
- Old models of the Barbican, a map and a photo of what the Barbican replaced.
- Yahoo open up their UI libraries... (plasticbag.org)
- Links to all Yahoo's shiny developer things in one handy place for me to never get round to reading.
- Links for 18 February 2006
- BBC - Radio 1 - Zane Lowe - Tracklisting - Thursday 16 February 2006
- Fantastic 90 minutes of break-up songs. Be a maudlin teenager all over again. 30 mins into the show, if you can find the Listen Again link. And if you can put up with the appalling Zane Lowe.
- BBC - Radio 3 - Mixing It - P J Harvey
- I always forget to listen to Mixing It, but last night I stumbled on this long PJ Harvey session. Yum. Listen Again from /radio3/mixingit/ for the next week.
- Links for 24 February 2006
- 3000 miles from home | aram kudurshian's web site | high priority
- Mac OS X toolbar to-do list manager. For me to remember if I start using iCal's to do list. (via plasticbag.org)
- If I used a screensaver... Reacts to sounds it hears through your Mac's microphone. Only appeared on my PowerBook's screen, not the external monitor, but still nice.
- Peter Maurer - Witch
- Application switcher for Mac that lets you switch between windows, not just applications. Very handy for those of us trying to avoid the mouse. Oodles of options.