Links from March 2012
- Links for Thursday 1 March 2012
- Create marker with custom labels in Google Maps API v3 | Uncle Tomm's blog
- This was handy for making markers on Google Maps with a custom marker image and custom text on the marker.
- Links for Saturday 3 March 2012
- Shapecatcher: Draw the Unicode character you want!
- Draw a shape and it tries to guess the Unicode character. It's fun to draw a squiggle and find odd characters. Cow Face! (via Cal)
- Links for Sunday 4 March 2012
- The Best WordPress Membership Plugin | WinkPress ;)
- A summary of several subscription / membership plugins for WordPress, from 2011, with lots of recent comments.
- wp-Member.com â WordPress Membership Plugin with Paypal, Google Checkout and Authorize.net
- Another subscription plugin. (Have you used something like this? I'd love recommendations or warnings.)
- The ultimate WordPress membership site plugin - ever feature you need and easy to use
- Plugin that allows users to have pay-for subscriptions and access to subscriber-only content.
- Microjs: Fantastic Micro-Frameworks and Micro-Libraries for Fun and Profit!
- What does a reality producer do? | A ton of useful information about screenwriting from screenwriter John August
- A US reality TV producer describes how made-up much of the "reality" is, and some detail on how the stories and scripts are put together.
- BBC News - Davy Jones, signifier of modernity
- Paul Mason on The Monkees and the 1960s: "If you watch just one episode of [The Monkees] ... you will feel just a bit of what it was like before it all went wrong." Lovely stuff.
- Main Page - CcmWiki
- A wiki created by the CollectingCitadelMiniatures Yahoo group, cataloguing the 1980s figures. Internet is good.
- Links for Monday 5 March 2012
- Origins of e-mail: My mea culpa - Omblog - The Washington Post
- A good apology but it's surprising that they could publish something that wrong, twice. Yes, we *do* expect journalists to check everything; isn't that why they're better than mere bloggers (or so they tell us)? (via @alanconnor)
- Links for Thursday 8 March 2012
- Apple Map Tiles
- A viewer for Apple's new map tiles, as used in iPhoto on iOS. I quite like some of it - a nice change from the norm - but if I could change only one thing... those italicised place names are *hideous*.
- Links for Monday 12 March 2012
- Learn to speak vim - verbs, nouns, and modifiers!
- A nice general description of vim commands. possibly easier and more useful than trying to remember specifics. (via Dotcode)
- Links for Tuesday 13 March 2012
- Olympics 2012 security: welcome to lockdown London | Stephen Graham | Sport | The Guardian
- I did think that maybe, as the games approached, I would forget any earlier grumpiness over the vast sums of money spent on two weeks of sport but, ah, no. It is nuts.
- Links for Wednesday 14 March 2012
- WordPress | ThemeForest
- Also, because I'll probably forget the name. Oodles and oodles of WordPress themes for not much money. A big variety but no good way to narrow them down (and I'm not sure what tools would help).
- StudioPress Themes
- Some solid-looking WordPress themes, for future reference. But I'm glazing over looking through so many themes with a certain kind of middle-of-the-roadness to them.
- New Yorker | PressJunkie
- I'm not saying it's great design, but I like that as an example of a very different front page for a WordPress site.
- Why the world needs introverts | Science | The Guardian
- "We live with a value system that I call the Extrovert Ideal – the omnipresent belief that the ideal self is gregarious, alpha and comfortable in the spotlight." Even if you're not an extrovert, it's hard to shake this belief.
- Links for Sunday 18 March 2012
- Themify : Awesome WordPress Themes
- More affordable, OK, off-the-shelf templates, for future reference.
- Slim Your Wallet - Slim Leather Wallets by Bellroy
- Nice wallets, maybe, for when my 15-year-old Muji one collapses.
- London Trails
- "Walking Tours with Old Maps." Sounds good.
- Links for Tuesday 20 March 2012
- Category:Cuts of beef - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Translating between the American and British names for cuts of beef. Almost entirely different.
- Bring back the 40-hour work week - Salon.com
- On why working more than 8 hours a day (or, really, 6 for knowledge workers) is not more productive. Tick. (via @tomcoates)
- Links for Wednesday 21 March 2012
- These new Watercolor map tiles from Stamen are amazing and lovely. I am also very impressed with the URLs. I wish Google Maps did that.
- Links for Wednesday 28 March 2012
- Scottjehl/Hide-Address-Bar · GitHub
- "A normalized approach to hiding the address bar on iOS and Android"
- Links for Friday 30 March 2012
- Stamen design | maps.stamen.com is live
- If you're at all interested or curious about maps and what can be done with them online, this and the following four posts are fascinating and well worth a read. Amazing, generous work.
- Links for Saturday 31 March 2012
- Network Advertising Initiative - Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising
- "Select all" then "Submit". In theory I feel I should find targeted ads more useful and interesting. But, no: increasingly creepy.