Barnaby Walters • Articles A Graphical/Text Based Hybrid UI Vision 2016-12-25T23:44:45+03:00 2016-12-25T23:44:45+03:00
One of my evolutionary, hybrid, next-gen UI ideas, which I decided was better out of my brain than in it. The Vatnajökull Hurdy Gurdy 2016-05-03T20:24:24+00:00 2016-05-03T20:24:24+00:00
On the 14th September 1950, the cargo plane “Geysir” crashed into Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull (vat-na-yer-kutl, no, not the one which stopped all the planes in 2010). Operated by Loftleiðir, which went on to become Flugleiðir and then the present-day Icelandair, this aircraft was flying from Luxembourg to Reykjavík for a refuelling stop before flying to its final destination. How to stream live audio over the web using Icecast2 and … 2015-04-30T21:56:54+00:00 2015-04-30T21:56:54+00:00
A brief, illustrated guide to setting up web audio streaming on your domain with automatic archiving using Icecast2 and Puredata. Cuncti Simus Concanentes Phrasing: Unscientific Youtube Research 2014-11-07T16:22:03+00:00 2014-11-07T16:22:03+00:00
How exactly is the word “vocabis” phrased in the C14 song? If you speak (and sing) fluent medieval Spanish latin it’s probably obvious, but for the rest of us, there’s YouTube. The Other Side of HTTPS Support 2014-09-15T12:07:33+00:00 2014-09-15T12:07:33+00:00
One of the main themes of IndieWebCamp UK 2014 was a heavy push for TLS support on our personal sites, mainly thanks to the eternal patience and knowledge of Tim Retout. A large proportion of the participants either got TLS working on their site for the first time or upgraded their support to remove vulnerabilities and support snazzy extra features like perfect forward secrecy. Experiences with MidiGurdy at Chateau d’Ars 2014-07-28T11:11:51+00:00 2014-07-28T11:11:51+00:00
2014 bought the latest evolution of the festival of luthiers which started at St. Chartier before moving to Chateau d’Ars, and is now Le Son Continu. This year I was particularly excited because of the chance to meet Marcus Weseloh and try out his MidiGurdy. Kerbal Space Program Airship Design Tips 2014-05-26T20:19:05+00:00 2014-05-26T20:19:05+00:00
When consistently failing to synchronise orbit and dock got boring, I started installing mods and building whatever nonsense their parts inspired. KAS confused me a little at first (what use is a grappling hook on a rocket?), but adding in Hooligan Labs’ Airships, B9 Aerospace’s cargo holds and Firespitter’s propulsion parts results in some really fun craft. A Minimal Javascript HTTP Abstraction 2014-05-18T21:15:38+00:00 2014-05-18T21:15:38+00:00
What’s the minimum amount of code required to make XMLHttpRequest more concise? Problems with Hash Fragment Subscriptions 2014-03-28T17:04:27+00:00 2014-03-28T17:04:27+00:00
Superfeedr has this awesome feature allowing you to subscribe to fragments of an HTML page rather than the whole thing — perfect for cases where the publisher of the HTML page doesn’t send PubSubHubbub pings to let the hub know when content has changed, as this forces the hub to poll the content and notify subscribers on even the smallest change to the content. Getting started with microformats2 2014-03-05T14:12:39+00:00 2014-03-05T14:12:39+00:00
Classic microformats have been serving the web community’s need to extend HTML’s expressive power since 2004. Through an evolutionary, open, rigorous community process and human-first design principles, structured use of the class and rel attributes have paved the cowpaths of publishing data about people, places, events, reviews, products and more. Gurdy Wheel Speed Measurements — Background and First Steps 2014-03-02T23:29:00+15:40 2014-03-02T23:29:00+15:40
Documenting the idea, inspiration, purpose, background and initial steps toward a device for measuring the speed of a hurdy gurdy wheel. Reykjavík Cryptoparty 2014 2014-02-19T16:55:52+00:00 2014-02-19T16:55:52+00:00
Reykjavík successfully held it’s third cryptoparty last night, as part of the Tor developer conference happening here all week. Tor developers joined people from the local pirate party, universities and hackerspace to discuss and teach crypto technologies with anyone interested. Barebones PIC Programming on Mac + pickit2 2014-02-18T14:50:00+00:00 2014-02-18T14:50:00+00:00
If you’ve never done any microcontroller programming, start with an It’s the best way of getting started with embedded hardware programming. If for whatever reason you’re determined to use PICs (cost, availability of free samples, you already had a bunch of them, etc.), you should get a pickit3 and use the netbeans-derived MPLAB X to develop, program and debug your devices. But if like me you’re in the weird position of having a bunch of PICs, a Chinese knockoff pickit2 and a strong dislike of Java, here’s how to set up a *minimal* C development environment on a Mac. Halsway Gurdy Weekend 2014 2014-02-15T11:22:06+00:00 2014-02-15T11:22:06+00:00
The third Hurdy Gurdy and Bagpipe weekend took place earlier this month at Halsway Manor, Somerset — as someone who’s had the good fortune of attending both of the previous ones, I can attest that these events just keep getting better and better. What are internet of things devices called? 2014-01-30T14:40:34+00:00 2014-01-30T14:40:34+00:00
Each computer hardware form factor has gone through several names before one started to obviously dominate. Palmtop, PDA, handheld computer, smartphone, notebook, laptop, clamshell, netbook, portable computer, tablet, slate, touchpad computer, “phablet”. What should the new class of devices being created under the “internet of things” banner be referred to as? Web Action Toolbelt Guide 2013-12-31T04:13:52+00:00 2013-12-31T04:13:52+00:00
Initially a transcript of the web action toolbelt video, this guide covers how to install and use the Web Action Hero Toolbelt. Data Export 2013-12-31T02:58:11+00:00 2013-12-31T02:58:11+00:00
In which I document the experience of exporting data from several services, commenting on the UI, UX, terminology and utility/tangibility/formatting of the data produced. How to set up Web Sign In on your @squarespace website 2013-12-08T22:44:18+00:00 2013-12-08T22:44:18+00:00
(video+transcript) Squarespace doesn’t yet add rel=me to links to connected accounts, and even if/when they do you may still want to add support for other authentication methods like SMS or Persona. Follow these steps to be able to log in using a squarespace site. Web Dataflow Itches 2013-11-23T22:18:33+00:00 2013-11-23T22:18:33+00:00
A working list of things I want to be able to do with data on the web On the Indie Web Camp Sign In UX Barrier 2013-08-31T17:47:42+00:00 2013-08-31T17:47:42+00:00
Indie Web Camp and by extension Indieauth and the wiki act as diagnostic tools which, by not compromising on their principles, expose UX flaws further up in the chain, and make fixing them a practical necessity rather than an idealistic desire.