Category Archives: in English

Narrative timelines

Historique is a new web application to make interactive narrative charts. It lets you create events with dates, people with pictures and displays everything on various timelines. Click on the screenshot to see a narrative chart of Raiders of the … Continue reading

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2009 Calendar

It appears that my previous entry on calendars received some attention, so I thought I’d make a nice looking version for the New Year. The design is somewhat arbitrary but it’s still possible to alter the parameters at the top … Continue reading

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Testing embedded Joost

There is some content on Joost that is actually quite good, and even when it’s available elsewhere, it’s often better quality on Joost. Perhaps now that the player can be embedded, such as below, it’ll be easier to share, especially … Continue reading

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diggtop: importance in feeds

Summary RSS feeds are sometimes too linear: you can’t quickly find the important news so you have to check every item. But Digg and other sites add an importance score to its feeds, allowing a more interesting way to read … Continue reading

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Textorizer as a downloadable app

Update: SVG export now available A new version of textorizer is available: textorizer1_2. Because it’s now a downloadable application (for linux, windows, and osx) it offers unprecedented functionality: a complete user interface for tweaking almost all possible parameters, the ability … Continue reading

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Vertigo Spirals

Last night I came across the famous Vertigo poster by Saul Bass, which I really like. And it got into my head to figure out how the spiral was done. A couple of hours later I had something that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Uploading GPX tracks to Garmin etrex Vista Cx [OS X]

This is purely for the benefit of people who may be googling for this piece of information, as I have been for the last 2 hours with great frustration. You’d think uploading a GPX file to the unit is simple … Continue reading

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Name that ringtone

It must have happened to you too: you’re in your living room, surrounded by all your electronical gadgets, and suddenly you hear an alert tone. “Bong!”, “or dee-dee-dah, didadidah dee daah”. And you’ve forgotten which gadget it can be, or … Continue reading

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Processing Rules

I’ve been playing with Processing for a few weeks now, resulting in new version of the celtic hack. (Click the picture and watch in awe.) Processing is nice because it’s Java under the hood, so it’s cross platform, object-oriented, it’s … Continue reading

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The slug is 1

I’m quite impressed to notice that my NSLU2 low-power-always-on box running unslung has been up for 1 year and 2 days today. I don’t usually care for uptime nor do I hesitate when faced with a possible reboot, which makes … Continue reading

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