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Sunday, 29 June 2008

Wimbledon Draws

Frustration with the near pathetic state of the official Wimbledon website and a strong urge to visualize the draws of the ongoing championships resulted in three very long nights and me designing my own Wimbledon draws charts. Do check them out.

Update: Added info on the design and the development process.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

We are all weathermen now

It seems almost everyone wants to see wet weather during Grands Prix and it’s no secret why. Rain equals action. Rain equals drama. Above all, rain equals racing.

Next year’s regulation changes attempt to bring more racing in dry weather. Let’s hope it has the desired effect.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Introduction to CSS3

A 6–part series that takes a look at some of the new capabilities introduced by the CSS3 standard.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Computer expert meet computer novice

Cameron Moll on natural mapping at An Event Apart New Orleans, 2008.

Surprising how we often underestimate — and at times downright ignore — natural mapping in the virtual world. I know I was a happier man when I realised Leopard (unlike Tiger) preserved the icon positions of my external hard disks on my desktop; I don’t keep a centered dock because it keeps shifting all the icons when the number of items change, I keep it at a screen corner because that at least affords me fixed positioning for stuff like the Trash, Downloads and Applications folders. (Via Zeldman)

About that world record

Me loves my Webkit! Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of Firefox on the Mac.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Real Snail Mail

Average delivery time — 1.96 days.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Disney and Pixar’s line-up till 2012

Lots of animated goodness to look forward to.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Viva La Vida Album Art

Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends

Coldplay’s new album. Favourite tracks so far – “Lost!”, “Violet Hill” and “Cemeteries Of London”. Be sure to check out their Violet Hill (Dancing Politicians) music video. (iTunes)

Friday, 13 June 2008

The Big Picture

Photojournalism never looked so amazing. The ones that stood out — World Environment Day, Daily life in Afghanistan, Chaiten volcano and The Sky, from Above.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Muxtape logo


MP3 mixtapes. Super simple and super cool. You can keep up with my music tastes at or, if you prefer a rockstar, try out M Shinoda’s Hip–Hop mix.

Zap Colours bookmarklet

All it does is make the text on a page black and the background white.

Great for people who dislike pages with black backgrounds and high contrasts (or even low contrasts for that matter).

Friday, 6 June 2008

The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination

If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped transform for the better. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

From J.K. Rowling’s commencement address to this year’s Harvard graduates. Watch the video stream if you have a decent connection.

Thursday, 5 June 2008 – the unofficial google shell.

Command–line in a web page! Pretty cool. (Via stevenf)

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Bring the Leopard Help Viewer down to earth

One of the persisting annoyances introduced with Leopard — floating Help Viewer windows — can now be tamed thanks to the folks at Mac OS X Hints. (Via MacUser)

Max Mosley wins vote of confidence to remain FIA president

I hope they stop fussing over this now and move on to racing. It’s sad that Formula 1 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons (Ferrari–McLaren Spygate, Alonso–Hamilton rivalry and Mosley’s Nazi orgy) in the last two years. With quite a few organisations disappointed at the outcome and threatening to withdraw, doesn’t look like this case is closing anytime soon.

Hoodwinked poster


In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end. Chief Grizzly and Detective Bill Stork investigate a domestic disturbance at Grannys cottage, involving a karate-kicking Red Riding Hood, a sarcastic wolf and an oafish Woodsman.

The real “Little Red Riding Hood” story! Refreshingly funny.
(Official Site | Wikipedia | Apple Trailers)

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