lessig on user generated content

Larry Lessig’s talk on user generated content, who’s generating it, how copyright law reacts to it and, most importantly, the effect this has on the content creators is awesome. Take the twenty minutes, and watch the whole thing. His summary at the end addresses an unintended consequence that I had never even considered, and it […]

firefox need to know: restore last closed tab

after talking with jenna j about the awesomeness that is session restore, coop mentioned this little trick at work today, and it’s a great one to know. have you ever closed a tab in firefox and immediately wished you hadn’t? did you know you can get it back? didn’t think so. if you accidentally close […]

a wrinkle in time

Madeleine L’Engle, children’s writer, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. She introduced me to the ideas of science fiction in grade one, long before I had any concept of what it was, through “A Wrinkle In Time”. I liked the book so much I “borrowed” it permanently from the school library, and it […]

not-quite-ghetto light box

Here’s a great idea for e-bay and other lightbox photography: use that cooler sitting in the basement or garage as your light box/tent. Of course, said cooler should be dirt/mold free, or the results won’t be as good as they could be. The link goes to Strobist, which is one of the coolest photography blogs […]

ie + flash + overlay divs = blecchy z-index css fun

See that video window? It is supposed to be covered by the links page. Obviously, it’s not. Apparently this is a fairly common problem with IE. Embedded flash applets that like to peek through CSS divs that should be resting nicely over top of the flash app, obscuring the content in the overlay (the links […]

before I forget (again)

I like finding food sites unexpectedly. I love the bigger ones, like slashfood, ottawa foodies, and even the food network, but running into sites like wasabi cowgirl’s is usually a bigger treat. Normal folks cooking abnormally good eats in their kitchens. Yum. So, before I forget to mention her, head on over to Jule’s food […]

are you familiar with the prophecies of the witches?

If not, you should be. The Dark Materials trilogy is one of my favourite reads, with a little magic, a little steampunk, and a great ride all mixed together. Recommended. If you are, check out the new trailer for The Golden Compass, the first of what I hope will be an awesome trilogy. I saw […]