Cooliris (already known for their webpage preview when you hover over a link) have a plugin available for you browser called Piclens. After installing, with a single click you will be able to transform your flickr or youtube browsing to a beautifully rendered fullscreen photo wall.
update July 2008: WordPress does not currently support the Piclens plugin – however you can still leverage it simply by hosting your pics somewhere like Flickr
It’s is actually pretty simple to get Piclens working on your blog. Simply host all your photos on Flickr (or similar piclens supported website). That way the little piclens play button is just visible and working.
So instead of uploading your picture directly to wordpress – upload them to Flickr (there is a good Batch Uploading tool if you upload photos all the time).
Once on Flickr browse to your photo
Right Click – Copy Address (firefox anyway – Internet Explorer may be a little different). Make sure you have the correct picture size selected ie Not the thumbnail
In WordPress create new post
Paste the URL you just copied from Flickr
Add a description
Add a Caption if you want
Insert Image into Post
Thats it! When you publish your post you’ll now see the Piclens icon for any/all pics you have hosted on Flickr.
A clever experiment in Typography which uses the sun to slowly reveal poetry in the shade created by a pavilion with angled perforations. The artist Jiyeon Song explores the concept of Slow Media.
‘Today, people cannot pause even for a few minutes. If a web site takes longer than a few seconds to load in the browser, we move on to another site. Designer and engineers, and scientists put a lot of effort in making things faster. However, our life is finite. Nature has its own speed. Humans cannot control it: we live underneath its providence. Slowness has its own value.
A darkly beautiful short fictional documentary from Neill Blomkamp set in a South Africa that has refugee aliens living homeless in the ghetto’s of Soweto while their huge dying ships block the sun as they siphon off electricity and water.
Girlfriend Team Fortress 2 is a completely entertaining video montage from a guy who recorded his girlfriends first foray into the world of online first person shooters.
Basically I recorded my girlfriend (who I would not call a gamer) playing Team Fortress 2 for the first time.
It’s quiet an interesting experiment, to see how her skills improve as she gets over the initial learning curve and how she doesn’t have any of the ground work that most gamers have in knowing the general rule sets and principles of games.
The Portfolio.com website has an in-depth article on the hacking of Media Defender and subsequent publishing of internal documents. It includes the response from The Pirate Bay and details of the tactics used by Media Defender. A good summary of the state of the Piracy industry as a whole. Well worth a read
Here is a snippet:
“Oh, yeah, yeah, we’ve checked out our email server, and our email server itself has not been compromised,” the MediaDefender executive said.
But, of course, it had.
“In the beginning, I had no motivation against Monkey Defenders,” Ethan tells me. “It wasn’t like, ‘I want to hack those bastards.’ But then I found something, and the good nature in me said, These guys are not right. I’m going to destroy them.”