Extenuating Circumstances

is a weblog by Dan Hon

Month: June, 2007

links for 2007-06-20

Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines Ooooh (tags: django framework python development webdev hacking language server simonwillison) Boing Boing: Video games hidden in the grooves of LPs … and you thought ARGs were new… (tags: gaming videogame steganography via:boingboing thomsontwins) Mr. Lee CatCam Mr Lee is a cat who wears a camera… […]

WWDC and Visits

I might as well just give up and write about Apple all day. Here’s what my Google Analytics stats looked like after I wrote my WWDC reactions post: Bloody Steve.

All Hail Ben Burry’s Prakbot

So my mate Ben, senior uber developer at Mind Candy has written this here thing called PrakBot. It goes a bit like this: Take, say, Skype (in fact, don’t take Skype. Its API is pants and requires you to run a fucking client, the full client, in order to do anything. Use something more sensible, […]

links for 2007-06-19

Battery life and power management on the LED-backlit MacBook Pro “Conclusion: with this kind of use, it shouldn’t be a problem to get four hours of battery use out of this laptop with a new battery. Even with heavier use, 3 hours is absolutely doable.” (tags: macbookpro led 15in apple battery arstechnica) Mac Rumors: 20″ […]

links for 2007-06-18

NewTeeVee Joost: It’s The Metadata, Stupid! « Sigh. See, this is what happens when you don’t write about stuff because you think your job means you’re not allowed to. Someone else writes about it, and not as well as you could’ve. (tags: joost arg metadata interactivetvdoneright interactive tv television tvshow heroes lost) Twitter / abovelondon […]

Unordered List

Because I’m not quite in the position of being able to form coherent paragraphs (even sentences are quite dodgy at the moment), here’s a brief recap of the previous, oh, 48-96 hours in unordered list format: Repeatedly trying to start a post about videogames as art that touches on such topics as: “what do you […]

links for 2007-06-17

Sci-Fi Hi-Fi » Blog Archive » Meta Tags: The Poor Man’s RDF? Principle of least complicatedness (tags: metatags tagging machinetags rdf triple objectstore flickr) geobloggers » [offtopic-ish] Flickr Ramps up Triple Tag (Machine Tags) Support. Dan Catt on Machine Tags (tags: machinetags tagging flickr notquiterdf tripletags) Flickr: Discussing Machine tags in Flickr API Aaron announcing […]

Never work with conferences and wifi

As with most conferences, the wifi at Hack Day London was working when we arrived, and within about an hour, had inexplicably stopped working. Predictably enough, hilarity ensued: It’s working now. For the time being. Apparently Cisco engineers were despatched via a suborbship from the West Coast, rappelled down the ceiling and walls of Alexandra […]

links for 2007-06-16

iPhone to Support Third-Party Web 2.0 Applications Lame press release (tags: iphone api sdk web2.0 apple pr development) Jurassic Park: Trespasser – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Seems to have had an interesting engine for 1998 (tags: jurassicpark trespasser gaming wikipedia seamusblackley) The Gamasutra Quantum Leap Awards: First-Person Shooters Yum, System Shock (tags: gamasutra quantumleap fps […]

It’s better in the flesh?

Zoe Williams has a piece up on comment is free entitled It’s better in the flesh with the strapline: Social networking sites don’t foster meaningful communication. They are a complete waste of time. The gist of the article, given that Williams is, in her own admission “a Luddite who claimed for ages that mobile phones […]