Archive for July, 2012

The History Of “Disaster Girl”

If you’ve spent enough time on the internet you know “disaster girl”, perhaps not by that moniker, or her real name Zoe, but you recognize the face. Her father, who took the picture documented the history behind the meme. Apparently the original is in fact real and unedited. You can see a history of “her” […]

Most Apollo Flags Still Standing

From the BBC: Images taken by a NASA spacecraft show that the American flags planted in the Moon’s soil by Apollo astronauts are mostly still standing. The photos from Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter (LRO) show the flags are still casting shadows – except the one planted during the Apollo 11 mission. This matches Buzz Aldrin’s account […]

NASA To Use Apollo Era F-1 Rocket Again?

Apparently everything old is new again. NASA is looking at the possibility of once again using the F-1 rocket engine that got the Apollo missions (via the enormous Saturn V) off the ground. It doesn’t say if NASA is interested in the F-1, or the F-1A (which was developed post Apollo). Just goes to show […]

Remote Programming

From the BBC: Wanted: 12 programmers to live on a remote tropical island for two months to do nothing but write code. Applicants are being sought for the coding jamboree that will take place on an as yet un-named island. Those applying will have to submit a proposal explaining what they will work on during […]

Kindle Poll And Brand Confusion

I’d love to know how this question was asked so that “I don’t know” was even an option. My guess is confusion existed over the iPad, iPhone and Android apps which leads to the question: is “Kindle” the reading platform or the hardware? I’m not even entirely sure myself. Amazon should have done a better […]

Allow Me To Sing You The Song Of My People

I’ve seen this a few times now, and it makes me chuckle every time. Via: Cheezburger

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is pretty nice, however I don’t think it really has a killer feature (though John Siracusa’s exhaustive review lists pretty much every change). Notification center is in my opinion the closest to it, and not for notifications itself, but because it can serve as a sort of dash board for […]

Horse Riding Fitness Ace Power

You’ll love this gem from Korea. This might be one of the most ridiculous fitness products since the shake weight.

On Apple’s Lack Of Adaptive Image Support In WebKit

It’s becoming clear to me that despite Apple having a huge chunk of the mobile web, it still treats the web as a second class citizen on iOS and Mac OS X. My latest battle is adaptive images, in particular for use in High DPI devices (“Retina” on the Mac). High DPI displays are awesome. […]

HTML5 One Time Submit

One of HTML5’s coolest features in my opinion is that forms are easier to build. Things like required, autocomplete, pattern make it much easier to create an intuitive form without having to jump through hoops and repeating efforts to do some basic form validation. The one thing that I still see as missing is a […]