#headcanon: the music and sound effects heard in The Clangers are audible interpretations of how the Clangers themselves perceive their surroundings — similar to the way bat detectors turn sonar into human-audible tones.
.@john_nye all the stores I’ve submitted extensions to do manual reviews. Mozilla:
Safari and Opera have fairly basic, boring forms for uploading stuff, and are extremely picky and unclear about exact image sizes for screenshots and icons. There’s also no “review in progress” page, but otherwise acceptable.
Obviously I’ve not been able to actually submit an extension to the Chrome store, but I’d hope that it’s a damned good experience for $5. If they are doing automatic reviews, then the price becomes even more counter-intuitve. If they’ve automated it, surely it’s cheaper and quicker for them?
.Jack Way no other extension store (mozilla, apple, opera) demands payment, or requires it for verification. Also, Mozilla offers a far superior extension upload experience. Google has no excuse :)
Google demands developers pay them $5 for the privilege of letting people put extensions on the Chrome Store.
I think not.
Physics of emotions — some convert easily between each other (e.g. frustration is easy to turn into positive creative energy), others are much harder to change and require significant outside energy (e.g. jadedness)
Are those even emotions, in the strictest sense? More thought patterns or alignments?
@cstanhope Twitter do indeed shorten all links, they’re just a little bit more honest about it. But I’m certainly going to make the extension unshorten them all too (there’s enough info in the HTML do to that without extra HTTP requests).
I made a browser extension which removes this: facebook-anticlickjack.
@benwerd I refer to it as the “A4 shop window QR code” problem
“How do we switch it off?”
“Just press en…” BEEP BEEP BEEP
Thus concludeth John Walters’s first Facetime call. Give him a big hand, everyone!
Headed over to @hakkavelin for a few hours, the bell will be on the door if you want to get in.
What good fiction is available about dealing with emergent systems and behaviour?
Most of our culture teaches us to look at figureheads and individuals — cut off the villain’s head and the story ends happily. But life is too complex to be reasoned about like this.
Off the top of my head, the only non scifi work of fiction I can think of which talks about this is Grapes of Wrath. Any others spring to mind?
Also found this excellent shot of Jovian Salak, casually geographing:
Which reminds me, I still want to make the “Geographers” mock TV series intro.
Found this interesting piece of #dataviz from my GCSE Geography project whilst digging through site archives whilst trying to fix some dead URLs:
Apart from the obvious flaw of hard-to-read text, and the more subtle distortion of the results due to them being overlaid onto a contoured 3D landscape, it’s actually not that bad.
en.riff.is is an excellent example of why device testing is an important part of responsive design (try using it at iPad screen size)
“But of course, that is an exceptionally clever chicken… and very experienced with electrical devices of all sorts”
Why not to
make assumptions about where your site visitors come from send #js to do a hyperlink’s job:
(That link didn’t work, obv)