-- HTML5 permits websites to store considerable data on your local disk. It was originally expected that the browsers would impose a ceiling on this, but IE, Opera, Safari, and Chrome do not. A properly coded HTML5 site can completely fill your hard drive. [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle
on Mar 1, 2013 -
Before Joy Adamson went to Africa, before Margaret Mead sailed to Samoa, before Dian Fossey was even born
, a Kansas teenager
named Osa Leighty married
Martin Johnson. Whether dancing to jazz
in Congorilla or meeting headhunters
in Borneo, her life with Martin
ultimately led to hours of pioneering documentary
, movies and more
. Her autobiography
inspired a Kate Spade purse
, a perfume
and her marriage an entire line
of clothing while her joie de vivre
put her on the cover of a book
on trailblazing women
of history. Osa Johnson went on to become a character in a play
, in a poem
while her married life gave birth to a museum
(or two). When
Osa met Martin, she married adventure
posted by infini
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Here is dotEPUB
, a Chrome extension that will convert any web page into an EPUB document, able to be viewed in most ereaders. Other browsers can use it via bookmarklets, including mobile Safari.
posted by JHarris
on Dec 23, 2011 -
The <video tag>
, as defined by the HTML5 spec, is an element "used for playing videos or movies". Which codec
those videos or movies are in is currently undefined, with the two contenders being the free open source Ogg Theora
and the proprietary H.264
. With the unveiling of Internet Explorer 9
both Microsoft and Apple are supporting H.264 in their browsers, and comparisons
of the standards seem to bear out H.264 as the better of the two. However Mozilla have taken a stance against incorporating H264 into Firefox on the grounds that it is patented and has to be licensed
. Arguments are now being made for
Mozilla sticking to its ideals. John Gruber
of Daring Fireball points out that Firefox already supports proprietary formats such as GIF. Um, perhaps not the best example
posted by Artw
on Mar 21, 2010 -
Death to IE?
If Firefox wasn't enough to ween you off Internet Explorer on Windows, perhaps Safari for Windows will be.
posted by aletheia
on Jun 11, 2007 -
A new dynamic in e-publishing?
While at work today, I stumbled on Safari
, an online book library of sorts from O'Reilly & Associates, Addison Wesley Professional, New Riders and about 4 other companies (as previously mentioned here
). It allows to select from upwards of 1000 books, fully searchable and bookmarkable, online for a flat monthly subscription rate.
Safari is just for tech books, but wouldn't it be interesting to see the technology and business plan adapted for other uses?
posted by SweetJesus
on Jan 29, 2002 -
is a new service from O'Reilly which allows you online access to a number of their books for a monthly fee. While the concept isn't entirely new, (books24x7
comes to mind), the use of O'Reilly
books and the monthly
rate has promising potential.
posted by alan
on Feb 3, 2001 -