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Mid-March Link Dump

Scott and Scurvy
A fascinating article about how fragile scientific progress based on an incomplete understanding can be.
Brizzly for iPhone
Good news: Birdfeed, my favourite iPhone Twitter client, has been updated and made free. Bad news: it now requires a Brizzly account, which I don’t need or want, so I’ve switched to Tweetie.
Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal
The murky world of patent disputes and stand-offs.
YouTube Closes Down For The Night
You probably have to be over 35 and in the UK to find this funny.
@font-face Generator
An online tool for converting fonts to the formats required by different browsers.
Email Delivery for IT Professionals
A handy guide for anyone involved in running systems that generate emails.
A Muppet Wicker Man
Not as funny as the Nicholas Cage remake, of course.
App Store SEO: The Impact of iTunes Web Preview
The only surprising thing about this is that it took Apple so long to make the change.
Can’t you see I’m Busy!
Flash games designed to look like innocent desktop applications.
Monocle
A JavaScript library for displaying XHTML-based EPUB books in modern browsers.
“Mad Libs” Style Form Increases Conversion 25-40%
It remains to be seen if the improvement lasts (especially if other sites taking the same approach reduces the novelty factor), but it’s certainly thought-provoking.
“holy f*** i just learned something from AN ARTICLE FROM 1984”
Me too!

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