Archive for April, 2009

WTFractal?!?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

XSLT is a language for transforming XML. I came to hate XSLT long ago, at the tail end of a fading honeymoon period in which I dwelt in the empty promises of XML. Somebody came up with a way to plot the Mandelbrot Set using only an XML file combined ...

Game Day at Luna City Arcade

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The multi-talented programmer, vintage arcade enthusiast, artist, and iPhone game developer Peter Hirschberg created a one-of-a-kind private vintage arcade collection that he periodically opens to the public. His Luna City Arcade is an acclaimed collection of still-functioning vintage arcade games from the 1970s and 1980s that he keeps and ...

RuleDaddy

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Bob Parsons, the entrepreneur who started the highly successful GoDaddy domain registration companies, published a list of his 16 rules for "success in business and life in general" way back in 2006. I only recently discovered the list, and many of his rules really ring true to me, especially ...

Swappify

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

TGAW's series of posts of "Season Compares" inspired me to code up another creation, the Swapper, to add to my ever-expanding collection of web toys of questionable value. Example swappification. Click to open if it isn't animating for you. Its purpose is to let you specify two images. The Swapper ...