Andrew Kramer posted another tutorial in the Meteor Crash series. The best piece of advise from the tutorial:
Now, if you don’t have Particular, what you can do is go in your back yard, and get a pile of dirt together. Put it in your hand, along with a grenade… No, along with like, a small firecracker. And then… light it. And when your hand blows off, what you can do is sue the company that makes the fireworks. Take the money from the settlement, and then buy Particular… so we can do this tutorial together.
Really, he doesn’t get into Particular until part 2, though.
As part of Google’s 10th anniversary, it is making available a search index from 2001. Apparently due to technical reasons, this is the oldest index it could use. It is still interesting to take a look at how much the web has changed in 7 years.
[via NY Times]
On their fourth attempt, SpaceX has successfully launched the Falcon 1 into space, marking the first for a privately funded rocket.
A direct rip from Daring Fireball, but it bears repeating:
For years now, they’ve told us that we can’t afford — that the government providing healthcare to all people is just unimaginable; it can’t be done. We don’t have the money to rebuild our infrastructure. We don’t have the money to wipe out poverty. We can’t do it. But all of a sudden, yeah, we do have $700 billion for a bailout of Wall Street.
– Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, Vermont)
When my nerd side meets my design side: Typographunnies.
A nice set of vector badges from DesignNerd Blog. The first one is very fitting as I’m still struggling to get some css and png transparency for this site working properly on IE 6.
I’m not sure if Ars Technica user ppc970 is kidding or not in a Pixelmator update post. If not, it makes me very sad.
You guys don’t get it. In this highly gradient-competitive web 2.0 world, the gradient tool is the most important element of any program
(Yes, I’m aware this page design uses gradients.)
Ran across this when trying to figure out how to keep “MMS Opt Out” on my account:
For the record, searching for “opt out” yields the same results.