Powerful Modern Curses

May you achieve just enough success to keep you from giving up and finding satisfaction elsewhere, but never enough success to truly relax.

via Powerful Modern Curses.

O Fortuna – Animated – YouTube

O Fortuna Animated – YouTube.


Okay, so “O Fortuna” is technically part of a cantata and not an opera, but this is the INTERNET, where everything is SLIGHTLY INCORRECT.

ZR1 Review: A Supercar in Corvette Clothing

Or you can nail the throttle, launching the tach needle into the next county. At which point the sky cracks open and your face melts, like that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, only without the Nazis and a little more Holy Power of a Thousand Millennia raining down on upon humanity

via ZR1 Review: A Supercar in Corvette Clothing.

That’s what a Corvette should be like ;-)

If PHP Were British

When Rasmus Lerdorf first put PHP together, he – quite sensibly, despite his heritage – chose not to write it in Greenlandic or Danish. Good job too – that would have been rather unpleasant to work with. He opted instead, being in Canada at the time, for the local tongue. No, not French – that bastard dialect of the Queen’s English commonly referred to as “US English”1.

via If PHP Were British – Added Bytes – Brighton Web Application Development.

Making Love to WebKit

This idea started with an accidental discovery: if you put a CSS perspective on a scrollable <DIV>, then 3D elements inside that <DIV> will retain their perspective while you scroll. This results in smooth, native parallax effects, and makes objects jump out of the page, particularly when using an analog input device with inertial scrolling.

via Making Love to WebKit — Acko.net.

The web, early 2012. Scroll s-l-o-w-l-y.

More evidence found for quantum physics in photosynthesis

Physicists have found the strongest evidence yet of quantum effects fueling photosynthesis.

via More evidence found for quantum physics in photosynthesis.

For Christine 8)

Text Editors in The Lord of the Rings

Prompted by a passing thought about TextMate, I thought I’d make a comprehensive, accurate, unbiased, and irrefutable survey of text editors by way of comparison to locations in The Lord of the Rings.

via Kieran Healys Weblog – Text Editors in The Lord of the Rings.


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