Links from September 2009
- Links for Wednesday 2 September 2009
- Untitled on Vimeo
- A (low quality) video history of HotWired, HotBot, etc. up to 1998 or so.
- I used this to rip some DVDs a couple of weeks ago and it Just Worked, where others failed.
- BackupMyTweets Home: Backup Your Twitter Account
- I suppose backing one bit of the cloud up to another unaccountable, third-party bit of it is better than nothing, but...
- Links for Sunday 6 September 2009
- Viewing Large Images - OpenLayers, GSIV, ModestMaps, DeepZoom, and Python « Itinerant Source
- Someone looking at different ways to display very large, pannable, zoomable images on the web.
- GMapCreator, OpenLayers and OpenStreetMap
- "Get data from a shapefile onto OpenStreetMap using OpenLayers and the GMapCreator." Example includes a method for using image tiles named with keyhole strings into something OpenLayers can use.
- Narcissism of small differences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- "The term describes the manner in which our negative feelings are sometimes directed at people who resemble us, while we take pride from the 'small differences' that distinguish us from them." 'Generation X's Anti-Victim Device?
- The 3 key parts of news stories you usually don't get at Newsless.org
- We get "What just happened". We don't get "The longstanding facts", "How journalists know what they know" and "The things we don't know". Good stuff. (via Daring Fireball)
- Links for Tuesday 8 September 2009
- Flickr: Contacts Photo Browser
- Example of OpenLayers using clickable images in a vector layer.
- Another example of clickable images in a vector layer in an OpenLayers map.
- Re: [OpenLayers-Users] Displaying a popup on mouse over AND a different popup on click.
- Code example for having OpenLayers markers that can be hovered over and clicked.
- Links for Wednesday 9 September 2009
- Mathematics A level - NEC Courses
- Looks like a fairly flexible way to build a self study A level course.
- Mathematics | Undergraduate Courses, Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and Qualifications - Open University
- The OU have a fairly flexible set of courses. Also, more helpful and flexible about choosing what level to start at.
- Realistic to start MST121 from GCSE Maths?! - The Student Room
- "I haven't touched Maths since GCSE (i'm now 34)..." A question and some answers about the OU's maths courses.
- Mathematical Studies (Certificate of Higher Education), 2009/2010 entry (part-time study) - Birkbeck, University of London
- Requires at least one evening a week of going to a class, but looks an interesting option.
- Links for Thursday 10 September 2009
- It’s double art history with Mr Tate | Will Gompertz - Times Online
- I really like the three paragraph summary of art history (from the word "jottings"). (via Kottke)
- Netflix Reviews | Glassdoor.com
- Comments from Netflix employees, a good counterpart to that impressive presentation about company culture that went round a few weeks ago. (via Haddock)
- Pure CSS opacity and how to have opaque children, css, xhtml, Steven York.com
- Because I keep forgetting this and having to look it up again.
- Anki - friendly, intelligent flashcards
- Free software for learning stuff off flashcards.
- Links for Thursday 17 September 2009
- BBC News | Magazine | What makes a truly great diary?
- From last week, quoting me. Don't think I ended up saying anything embarrassing. Or particularly insightful.
- Dandelion Radio - Festive 50
- Don't know how I missed that someone had been continuing Peel's Festive Fifties. I'm loving the radio too.
- BBC News | Magazine | Five consumer laws you really ought to know
- A nice summary of some British consumer law.
- Internet Archaeology
- Some lovely "old" fragments of the web.
- Links for Tuesday 22 September 2009
- Legally required paid annual leave around the world, in days (05wwln.400.690.jpg)
- Although some US states do have legal minimums apparently (via Haddock)
- zSHARE - Jaguar Skills x Kid Potential - 30 Years Of Hip-Hop In 60 Minutes.mp3
- If you haven't already, you want that inconspicuous "Download this File" link. 538 tracks in an hour.
- Historical Blogging
- Pretty fantastic. Students from The Anderson School in New York created blogs, IM chats and blog comments for American Civil War-era characters. Have a read.
- Links for Sunday 27 September 2009
- Stacey, Simplified portfolios
- "Stacey is an easier way to create a portfolio site.
No database setup or installation files, simply drop the application on a server and it runs. Your content is managed by creating folders and editing text files." Looks lovely. (via Infovore)
- The Online Photographer: Tips for Finding '1000 True Fans'
- A photographer, six months after starting to fund himself by getting people to subscribe to his work.
- Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: Saving Britain's Past
- This really is a good programme, with a nice balance of old and modern. And no struggling to make stories over-dramatic, like too many documentaries these days.
- Fader | iPlayer Grabber, the iPlayer downloader for Mac OS X
- iPlayer has ceased to function on my G4 PowerBook - it gets about one frame per second. But iPlayer Grabber lets me watch things on it. Hurrah!