Weekly Top 5: August 30, 2008

There follows an arbitrary and partial list of the five most interesting things I came across on the Internet last week. It is neither voted for, crowdsourced, comprehensive nor exhaustive. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. 1. Garfield minus Garfield Sheds new light on an old strip. And what's more, Jim Davis realises that remixing is a good thing, so it's going to come out in print. More here. 2. Pickle surprise Not sure what this is about, but ham is now my mantra. 3. Fleshmap The occurrence of different body parts in different music genres. NSFW, as some of the graphics are, w...

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Mozilla Firefox plugin contest

Mozilla just released the list of official winners of its Firefox plugin contest. Personally speaking, I use the Web Developer Plugin by Chris Pederick (though others prefer Firebug), Better You Tube by Lifehacker and Colorful Tabs, I've messed around with the life streaming app Snowl, but IMHO it needs more work. Of the new Mozilla list the one that catches my eye is Pencil. Plugins are still a fairly geeky kind of thing, however, I think they'll become more mainstream as the distinctions between the browser and the desktop breakdown. They also offer opportunities for organisations to...

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The Weekly Top 5: August 8, 2008

There follows an arbitrary, partial and slightly late list of the five most interesting things I came across on the Internet last week. It is neither voted for, crowdsourced, comprehensive nor exhaustive. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. 1. The internet meme time line An important archive of recent history's most important events. 2.  Ski-gliding down the Eiger Defying all the known laws of physics. 3.  2d/3d gaming Ditto 4. Wedding coffin ring For those in need of closure. 5. Open sourced food Despite the slightly naff name the site has some nice recipes.

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The relationship between advertising and content on the web – part 1

The TED talks are one of my favourite things on the internet. They're intelligent and engaging in a way that most current TV simply isn't. And I'm not the only person who likes them, some of the individual talks now have millions of views on YouTube (which is only one of the channels on which they're available). Compelling content aside, one of the most interesting things about the TED talks is the relationship between the advertising and the content. The TED talks are sponsored by BMW, though their presence is pretty much limited to some branding at the beginning and the end of each of th...

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The Weekly Top 5: August 1, 2008

There follows an arbitrary, partial and slightly late list of the five most interesting things I came across on the Internet last week. It is neither voted for, crowdsourced, comprehensive nor exhaustive. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. 1. I hate Drake  Animated film of William Patrick Nolan jr's childhood diary. 2. Naughty Footballer I don't care if some of it's faked. I still laughed. 3.  One hundred pushups Want to impress the other inmates? Then you need one hundred pushups. 4. The Vice guide to North Korea Interesting if you can get past the Beavis and But...

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