Oddities & Diversions: July 2007

July 26, 2007

The New Backpack Launches

The New Backpack launches, and mamaloosha, it’s a wonderful upgrade. Backpack is the one thing online I’d be lost without; it helps me manage my life.

July 17, 2007

Around America in 2.0

Around America in 2.0, A film project revolving around the notion that web 2.0 and the Internet as a whole has brought us together as a nation and a global community more than we may even realize. My objective is to travel around the entire country soley through the couches, gastanks, and volunteerism of the American Internet community without spending a penny while filming both my experiences as well as those that participate in the project. Help the guy out!

Bobbie Way

Rob Weychert from Happy Cog Studios, on the hot seat for an interview.

A List Apart: Issue 241

A List Apart: Issue 241, In this issue: Unlearn a web interface design convention that causes users grief, and learn how to create a scrolling, fixed/liquid hybrid layout without using JavaScript (not that there’s anything wrong with it). Articles by Aza Raskin and Rob Swan.

July 16, 2007

My profanity usage by cause

A pie chart, My profanity usage by cause. So true.

July 14, 2007

@media 2007 podcasts

Podcasts from this year’s @media are now available, including audio and slides from my presentation, Diabolical Design: The Devil is in the Details.

July 10, 2007

Boys Own Books

Dragons, monsters, epic tales of adventure and bravery. Penguin Reissues Boys Own Books. I’ll take one of each, please. (via CP)

dConstruct 2007

Registration for dConstruct 2007 is open. dConstruct is an affordable, one-day conference aimed at those designing and building the latest generation of web-based applications. Get your tickets today!

July 9, 2007

From McSweeney's

A Letter to Optimus Prime From His GEICO Auto Insurance Agent, GEICO does not cover Autobot Matrix of Leaderships.

July 6, 2007


Congratulations, Kottkes, and happy birthday, Ollie!

July 5, 2007

Happy Cog Philadelphia is looking for a Project Manager

Happy Cog Philadelphia is looking for a Project Manager.


Telekinesis, Remotely access your Mac through a collection of mini web apps on your iPhone. Gee-zow, that’s smart. (via DF)

Mark Boulton Design

Mark Boulton Design, a new and beautiful website for Mark’s design studio. Huzzah!

July 4, 2007


Pogue’s Awesome iPhone Period-Typing Shortcut, yup, that rules.

July 3, 2007

Spanning Sync

If you use Google Calendar and want to still sync your calendars to your iPhone, try Spanning Sync. Calendars are editable in all three places (Google Calendar, iCal, and on your iPhone). It works like a charm.