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Early October Link Dump

Electronic Arts Sues to Cancel Langdell’s Trademarks; ChaosEdge
EA actually get to be the good guys for once.
PCalc Prevents iPhone Profanity
A funny, harmless gimmick to attract publicity.
Why front-end developers are so important to the future of businesses on the web
Sadly, some companies and individuals still look down on HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Flash work as if it’s ‘Web Dev Lite’.
Berts Breakdown
Never mind the gameplay, this shows how smooth canvas-based graphics can be in a decent modern browser.
New Malware Re-Writes Online Bank Statements to Cover Fraud
If this proves successful then the next step will surely be to get the malware to shuffle money through several compromised accounts to create a more confusing trail and implicate some of the victims.
Eel Slap
Finite Incatatem — my keynote at Accessibility 2.0
Mentions this surprisingly positive review (well, it surprised me) of iPhone accessibility.
I don’t go to restaurants to tell the truth
“Tips are embarrassing and stupid — they’re vestigial haggling in a society that has otherwise moved on.”
Ant Attack source code
I did a fair bit of hand-assembled Z80 machine code myself, and can still remember some of the instructions’ numeric values. I’ll never get that bit of brain space back.
Lily Allen Pirates Music, Is Clueless About Copyright; Dear Lily [an open letter to Lily Allen]
Note to the many pop stars reading this: before starting an anti-piracy crusade, make sure you’re squeaky clean and know what you’re talking about.
The League of Moveable Type
Another useful collection of embeddable fonts.


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