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A Meandering Consciousness

Tag: web

  • Achieving an Inset border-radius on the Web: The Methods and Madness of Beveled Corners

    In a recent web-dev project, a design required scooped corners on some images. This problem has been tackled many times before. But even so, it took some time to find a solution that worked for the project I was working on. In case someone walks down this path again, I thought I’d write about what methods […]

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  • A Horrible Abuse of Gradients in the Name of Fancy Buttons

    Here’s a demo of a button style I’ve been playing with lately. I could perhaps be done in an easier way, but I’m using four CSS gradients in the background to simulate four bevelled corners. This method definitely has its downsides (doesn’t really support transitions and is a bit jaggy in chrome) it could be useful […]

  • Play Rock Paper Scissors with a learning AI

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/science/rock-paper-scissors.html A very interesting demonstration of how computers can learn and predict our patterns.

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  • Reverse Engineering Google Docs To Play Back Any Document’s Keystrokes

    http://features.jsomers.net/how-i-reverse-engineered-google-docs/

  • Winamp 2 in HTML

    http://jordaneldredge.com/projects/winamp2-js/ A really well done project, though I’m slightly disappointed that the scrolling title wasn’t implemented with a <marquee> tag.

  • The Internet Arcade at the Internet Archive

    https://archive.org/details/internetarcade Great collection of old emulated games from IA. And while MESS in a browser can still be a mess, browser based emulation has come a long way. Here are some of my highlights from the collection: Golden Axe Arkanoid Joust Q*bert Galaga Street Fighter 2 (this games does run into some framerate issues currently)

  • A List a Fart: a Website for people who make websites that stink.

    http://alistafart.com/ Gotta love a good parody site.

  • The EFF comments on the latest TPP leaks

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/latest-tpp-leak-shows-us-still-pushing-terrible-drm-and-copyright-term-proposals Yes I know I’m a little late sharing this, but I think it’s important that I still mention it. I don’t think I can coherently comment on all the issues related to current TPP talks (there seem to be plenty of other people capable of that), but the EFF does a very good job outlining […]

  • Mac Worm uses Reddit for botnet propagation

    http://news.drweb.com/show/?i=5977&c=5&lng=en&p=0 It’s a little old now, I’m surprised I hadn’t blogged about it before now, but I feel it’s still an interesting little exploit to mention. From my naive understanding of the exploit, it masks itself as a Java-esque app and trys to gain port listening access surreptitiously. The novel part is that once it can, it searches […]