I’ve been a fan of Uncrate for a long time. It seems that recently the folks behind that site started another one. They called it Devour. It showcases videos using a scientifically technologically artificially intelligently awesomely robotically humanly system (their words, not mine). So far, I’ve looked at one video and I’m here to testify that this method of theirs works.
During the last episode of TUMP we were joined by John for the Inception Special. Of course, we all loved Chris Nolan‘s newest offering (maybe a little too fervently) and beer-inspired love-fest ensued… with the movie, not with each other.
As usual, I want to see what you thought about the trailers that I compiled over the week, so I’ve given full public access to the latest Google Wave that I used to keep track of them all. I’ve embedded the wave below and, in addition to watching all the trailers, you can vote on them using the tools in the wave.
Both this week and last week, I’ve been keeping track of all the movie trailers that were released in that time. You might say that’s a bit odd but the reason I’ve been doing this, and the reason I’m going to continue to do so, is that I’m involved in a weekly podcast called TUMP*. When we’re on air, we talk about lots of movie / TV related tidbits and we always talk about our favourite trailers that were released in that week.
I thought it might be interesting to see what you thought about the trailers that I compiled, so I’ve given full public access to the Google Wave that I used to keep track of them all. I’ve embedded the wave below and, in addition to watching all the trailers, you can vote on them using the tools in the wave.
Apparently the iPhone needs a band-aid, and the fine folks who came up with Antenn-aid are going to give it to us. I thihnk this is equally funny and stylish. When I get my 4.0 from somewhere in Canada and can bask in all of its unlocked glory, I think this will be a must-buy.
It seems that DIY rich text is not just far from impossible but it’s cross-browser compliant as well. With the World Cup giving me more down-time between matches, I’ve had some time to tinker with my homework; and with the only match today at 1:30 (that’s 2:30 for those of us on DST), I’ve also got a little time to share it.
Starting from a base example at http://html5demos.com/, I’ve generated something that caters a little bit more to my needs. Not to belittle the work of the original author but after testing the example, I was a little surprised that he claimed it was fully cross-browser compliant. In a sense it was; the text could be manipulated by simply selecting it and typing away, but the way it behaved in Firefox was suspect.
While in Chrome it performed admirably (all the CTRL + B/U/I/… shortcuts worked fantastically), this was not so in Firefox. So there was no way to truly apply formatting to the text. Additionally, designmode was applied to the whole document instead of only the element that was to be editable. This meant that the whole document was editable. It’s true that nothing behaves perfectly across every browser and compromises must be made but, in this case, I believe the editor’s cross-browser behaviour can be fairly consistent across them all.