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New Year Link Dump

The Bitch, The Stud and The Prawn
Adam Curtis at his best, weaving a story via unusual connections.
Morpion Solitaire
This single-player game only needs paper & pencil (or JavaScript) and the best possible score is unknown.
LiveReload
A way for developers to auto-reload changed web pages; might give it a try.
Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots
1,462 narratives to choose from.
CryptDB
A clever system that allows (limited) querying of data without decrypting it.
Did I ever tell you about the time…
Dull stories about meeting pop stars.
Print Me If You Dare
I’m sure this kind of thing is already being used a lot with targeted attacks.
The Restart Page
Doesn’t include removing then reinserting the ZX Spectrum’s power connector.
Dot-dash-diss: The gentleman hacker’s 1903 lulz
“A century ago, one of the world’s first hackers used Morse code insults to disrupt a public demo of Marconi’s wireless telegraph”
Let’s Play: Ancient Greek Punishment
Ah, those imaginative, vindictive Greek gods…
Mobile HTML5; Test on Real Mobile Devices without Breaking the Bank
Mobile browsers are obviously growing in importance, which sadly is also increasing the testing burden for web devs.
My Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten list
“If just nine more of you compile top ten top ten top tens we can take it up a level!”
impress.js
An HTML-based slideshow system for geeks who hate using PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.
Branding 10,000 Lakes
I couldn’t cope with doing this even if someone paid me.

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