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This blog is now defunct, but you can find more stuff over at my personal site

July Link Dump

The Eternal Shame of Your First Online Handle
I started out online as ‘3M’, but since then have always been ‘malevolent’ or some variation of my real name.
Dead End Thrills
When someone takes a ‘photo’ in a virtual world, who owns the copyright..?
Avoiding common HTML5 mistakes
Some basic, common-sense tips for those who may be getting carried away with the new features.
Game Boy Color emulator in JavaScript
Impressive work, they've even got sound working nicely.
The benefits of a local Typekit sandbox
This helps with developing a design, but is still far more hassle than being able to properly install the font.
Happy Birthday, George Orwell: BBC’s 1954 1984 Adaptation
Amazingly good considering it was performed live, and it’s great to see a non-typecast Peter Cushing.
Tilt: Visualize your Web page in 3D
I think I might use this to create some imagery for the next version of this site.
British wrestling posters
None of your WWE nonsense.
Why the #AskObama Tweet was Garbled on Screen: Know your UTF-8, Unicode, ASCII and ANSI Decoding Mr. President
In this particular case the developers understood Unicode but got caught out by a subtle server config detail. Ouch.
The Brilliance of Dwarf Fortress
As with EVE Online, Dwarf Fortress is one of those games I find fascinating to read about but never play.
iPlayer for Kindle
A clever way to turn TV content into a series of stills.
Role Playing With Brands (Part IV) - No Likey, No Lighty!
I’m not exactly a fan of the show, but love seeing people collaborate to use virtual worlds creatively.
Fleet Commander is a Galaxy sized RTS
Touch-based games for really large screens will be yet another type of interaction to experiment with.
The Rad Project
A painstakingly-/painfully-detailed analysis of how a Japanese NES platform game was localised into something slightly different.
RoboHash
I doubt I’ll ever use this, but I like it.
My Unfinished Novels
It wouldn’t surprise me if a publisher released a novelty anthology of these.
In praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger series
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Harry Potter series is just how staggeringly old-fashioned it is.

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