Archive for 02010


HLS World Map

There are several algorithms out there to programatically generate a color from text, but this takes it one step further and generates a color based on a physical location.

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Building a better business card

The Business Card was the logical extension of the Visiting Card, from a social calling to a business calling. It is amazing that after hundreds of years of giving out contact details about ourselves, we still manage to do it poorly or not at all!

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The Monkey and the Wizard

Journey to the West is regarded as one of the four great Chinese classics. Many stories have lifted a similar premise of the travelers’ tale, but aren’t quite the same. There are striking similarities and difference when looking at the story line of Monkey when compared to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Both of which are very popular tales. But how can we apply this narrative structure in other endeavors such as game design?

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The Delete that Wasn’t

When you close your account and delete your information on someone else’s website, sometimes it isn’t fully removed, and for good reasons. This is a quick look into why sites might not be willing or can’t delete all of your personal data.

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Chained Libraries

From the middle ages up to the 18th century, books were so valuable that chains were attached to the books to prevent them from wandering off. In this day and age, books are so cheap and ubiquitous that we are less concerned about their material value. The new chains are DRM, the excuse of control and value are the same even though the digital product costs effectively nothing.

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