The first proper post in this site’s archives is on Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii’s colour photographs of the early 1900s. This Albert Kahn collection is a nice companion to that.
Let’s try and forget the Tolkien of CGI and Orlando Bloom and hark back to the Tolkien of folksy whimsy, eh?
Hardcore nerdery as gentlemanly pursuit. The ur-hobby-game; Little Wars begat Chainmail, which begat Dungeons & Dragons, which more or less begat every RPG, MMO, FPS and sandbox videogame ever made.
“One API to rule them all”. Retrieve embed and thumbnail info for URLs from a variety of sources. Handy anywhere that URLs are shared.
Amazingly ridiculous wish-fulfillment video for fantasy nerds everywhere. Ever wonder what a huge-ass sword is actually capable of? Watch and learn.
In the pub on friday the subject of geek pilgrimages cropped up. Trips to MIT, One Infinite Loop, the Googleplex, that sort of thing. I’ve yet to partake myself, but I can definitely see the appeal.
So you’re an internerd who spends far too much time thinking about games, right?
A huge quality icon set along the lines of the famfamfam silk icons. Choose either creative commons attribution license or $60 royalty-free license.
Excellent review of all the new toys in the HTML5 toy-box, including related CSS and JS features, in interactive slideshow form.
So my lovable lady vife has started an emblogulation over at theyorkshirefork.co.uk. It’s food-focussed, since that’s the great love of her life (sniffle), but it’s also entertaining enough that it’ll hold your interest even if, like me, you’re not a foodie by nature.