Links from June 2010
- Links for Thursday 3 June 2010
- How To: Moving from Aperture to Lightroom | Cult of Mac
- I can't believe there's no standard way to transfer libraries between the two apps. This method sounds good, but you lose your projects/folders.
- Hotfile.com: One click file hosting: macuser-2009-11-20-nov.pdf
- Dodgy copy of an issue of MacUser (UK) from last year which includes a longer version of Leigh McMullen's 'Moving from Aperture to Lightroom' article.
- Caring for Your Introvert - Magazine - The Atlantic
- Fantastic article about what introverts are like. Hello. "We tend to think before talking, whereas extroverts tend to think *by* talking." (via Kottke)
- Links for Friday 11 June 2010
- Apple - Support - Discussions - Import iPhoto Title as Aperture Version ...
- Importing iPhoto library into Aperture and hanging on to your photos' titles. (I used the iPhoto Browser, not Import iPhoto Library, although this can cause Faces and Places data to be lost.)
- This column will change your life: Are you an Asker or a Guesser? | Life and style | The Guardian
- Yes, Askers vs Guessers. I'm such a Guesser. See also the Metafilter post linked to here. (via Kottke)
- Scared To Dance
- Sounds very good: "a monthly club night in London playing indie pop, post-punk, C86, jangle pop, Sarah, Postcard, new wave and protopunk."
- Woe db
- Searchable index of the Where On Earth ID location database, very nicely done.
- Links for Monday 14 June 2010
- Crowd-sourcing the office stereo, using Twitter and Spotify
- Python script to enable sending Spotify URLs @ a Twitter account which then queue and play, and also scrobble to Last.fm.
- Nice, clear, simple summary of making websites work more like apps when viewed on iPhone/iPad.
- Rabble.rule: Detecting a swipe in WebKit
- Links for Tuesday 15 June 2010
- LRB · Keith Thomas · Diary
- About taking notes from books, keeping commonplace books, etc. Interesting to read about his laborious technique.
- On Bookmarking, Dog Ears and Marginalia | booktwo.org
- James Bridle, and commenters, on bookmarking, taking notes, etc while reading.
- Lessons learned from 13 failed software products « Successful Software
- I've only read the first two so far, and it's interesting to see people reflecting on why projects they've invested time in eventually failed. (via Beyond the Beyond)
- iScroll | Matteo Spinelli's Cubiq.org
- A way to do scrolling content in a webpage in a fixed size element on iPhone. eg, lists of things.
- Dealinium - jSlideTouch for Ipad & Iphone/Ipod using jQuery for content sliding
- Sliding content in a fixed-size element left/right or up/down on web pages on iPhone, iPad etc.
- Links for Wednesday 16 June 2010
- Google Maps - englandgangs
- Maps of gang territories in London. No idea how accurate it is, etc. Interesting if it's at all accurate. (via Tom Taylor)
- Apparently the creator of those Google Maps of gangs, according to a Daily Telegraph article. Fascinating.
- Apple - Support - Discussions - missing faces/places after event import ...
- Differences between Aperture's importing from iPhoto Library and from its iPhoto Browser.
- Issues with how Apple Aperture 3 writes metadata
- What a mess. Although some of these issues might have been fixed in the just-released 10.6.4 OS X update which "addresses IPTC metadata compatibility issues" in Aperture 3...?
- Mir.aculo.us with Thomas Fuchs » Blog Archive » Making an iPad HTML5 App & making it really fast
- Some handy tips, although some assume you're building a website *only* for the iPad, and don't need to worry about other platforms.
- Doubles Guy | Know Your Meme
- I love it when Know Your Meme explains a really specific meme that most of the world is oblivious of, but that people in that niche get really worked up about.
- Links for Friday 18 June 2010
- Dailymotion - The Daily Show: An Energy-Independent Future - a News & Politics video
- Just in case you were even slightly optimistic after Obama promised US energy independence. They've been saying that for at least 36 years. Thirty. Six. Years.
- Search and Replace metadata in Lightroom
- "A Lightroom 2 and 3 plug-in designed for bulk changes to text in Metadata Panel fields." Could be handy for some tidying up.
- Re-implementing scrolling for WebKit Mobile web browsers. Haven't looked at the code yet, but the demo seems good.
- Links for Monday 21 June 2010
- "Login" is not a verb
- I'm forever correcting this when I make other peoples' designs into web pages.
- Live map of London Underground trains
- Lovely quick thing from Matthew Somerville, a map of where tube trains are right now. Moving. Live. Magic.
- Hog Bay Software Blog - PlainText
- An iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app that lets you read/write text files and sync them with Dropbox. (via Preoccupations)
- Links for Thursday 24 June 2010
- Niksilver.com » When board leaders fail to grasp technology
- On how company bosses treat IT as an expensive, unnecessary, incomprehensible thing. (via Dan Hon)
- Doonesbury Comic Strip, June 22, 2010 on GoComics.com
- "It looks like a limp iPad." "It's called a newspaper, Sam! Go ahead, pick it up!"
- A List Apart: Articles: Responsive Web Design
- Good description of making more flexible, multi-device HTML/CSS structures. For those of you not caring about IE support.
- Links for Monday 28 June 2010
- LRB · Charles Nicholl · ‘A Naughty House’
- Entertaining account of some early 17th century people and places around Whitecross Street, St John Street, Barbican.
- CSS for iPhone 4 (Retina display) « Thomas Maier – web & communication designer
- Including CSS only for devices with the iPhone 4's pixel resolution. (This is all getting more complex than all that copying with NS4, IE5, Mac IE5, etc, etc.) (via Daring Fireball)
- Into The Abyss: Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness
- Fun look at how so many Hollywood films use very similar computer-adjusted colour palettes these days. (via @matlock)
- The arrow of WordPress time « Jon Udell
- On trying to do something a little Pepys' Diary-esque using a standard WordPress.com site.
- Links for Tuesday 29 June 2010
- Python Package Index : Mezzanine 0.2.2
- "A content management platform built using the Django framework" and with a nice WordPress-style admin interface.
- Dunning-Kruger effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- The unskilled think they're much better than they are, while the highly skilled underrate their own abilities.
- Home | Yahoo! Style Guide
- Looks like it could be good for a web-friendly writers' style guide. (via Crackunit)
- Links for Wednesday 30 June 2010
- Helvetica: Old and Neue - ITCFonts.com
- I've never got round to looking up the differences between Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. Now I know. (via Daring Fireball)
- Welcome to our new story pages - msnbc.com
- Bravo for trying something a bit new. But it still looks cluttered, slightly baffling, has pop-under adverts... Feels like "LOOK AT ALL OUR STUFF!" rather than being easy to read/view. (via Daring Fireball)
- New Media Knowledge - Channel 4 Education Launches Online Project Aimed at Teens
- This is what I've been working on at Somethin' Else for a while. (via Alice)
- The Solitary Life of Cranes - 4oD - Channel 4
- A beautiful documentary about what it's like to work as a crane driver, looking down on London. And you can watch it. Free. The Internet is good.
- DNA/How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet
- All good, but particularly the points from "everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal." Very good. (via Russell Davies)