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 -
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. Example
posted by blue_beetle
on Jun 22, 2008 -
Each year, people around the world spend billions of hours playing computer games. What if all this time and energy could be channeled into useful work? What if people playing computer games could, without consciously doing so, simultaneously solve large-scale problems? GWAP
is Luis van Ahn's answer [PDF, HTML cache]
to these questions, a collection of easy and engaging games that make computers smarter.
posted by carsonb
on May 27, 2008 -
, RON N CANDY
, BIG Baby Jesus
, Rivise Your ideas
, WE'RE ALWAYS WILLING TO GIVE SOMEBODY A CHANCE BUT
, FUCK THE NEDS
, SOCIALISM IN OUR LIFETIME
, READ THE TESTOSTERONE FILES
, I love my Mom
, PASTRAMI DOT.COMMI
, You too deserve HAPPINESS!
, ZAPPA WAS OUR Beethoven
, Aug 2, 1943
, Paul is a weasal
, LED ZEPPELIN RULES
, FUCK YUO...
posted by serazin
on Mar 27, 2007 -
December 2006: carbon credit market to crash-land? One problem, most of the countries submitted emissions plans that allocated permits for more than is currently being emitted--in other words, instead of reductions, they proposed increases. Collectively, EU countries have allocated permits allowing emissions 15 percent higher than actual emissions. February 2007: Splat. The collapse in the price of a tonne of carbon dating back to May last year when it emerged that most countries in the scheme had set their carbon caps far too high, resulting in fewer firms than expected having to buy credits and causing the price of a tonne of carbon to plummet from over €30 to less than €10. SPLAT!
: A year ago, CO2 was changing hands in the ETS at 30 euros (33 dollars) a tonne, triple that at the market's launch in January 2005. Today, a tonne of CO2 can be bought for little more than one euro.
I'm a good greenie, I'm buying enough credits to offset my coal-fired barbie and my Bradley Shopping Vehicle for the rest of eternity. That should cost me about fiddy cents. (Buy yours here
posted by jfuller
on Feb 27, 2007 -
If you want to see all the interesting stuff hidden in Google Maps
then you need look no further than a site like Google Sightseeing
, but what about the other way around? If you've ever wished Google Maps was better labeled then Wikimapia
might be what you're looking for.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia
on Jul 19, 2006 -
"is a new web service based around sketches. Taking some obvious cues from Flickr (e.g. tags, ability to comment etc.) Sketchplanet is an online sketching network where people can draw whatever they like, add titles, comments, tags, save favourites and more."
posted by gen
on Oct 11, 2005 -
: a series of links to books, articles, and other materials that collectively explore an idea or set the stage for a course, discussion, or current event. With tags, rss and other good stuff. And this time the color scheme is quite nice.
posted by signal
on Jul 15, 2005 -
Foundcity is a social mapping tool for creating a personalized map of your life on-the-fly. Using your mobile phone, you "tag" or capture photos throughout the day, label them with any words you want, and send them to your map. At home, you access and customize your map, which you can share with friends, keep private, or publish openly.
As a visitor to the Foundcity site, you view a map of all tags and connect with the people and places that share your interests. By plugging in to the network of Foundcity users, you learn what others value in the city as you surf their hotspots. By publishing your own tags, you share what you know about your city.
posted by srboisvert
on Jun 22, 2005 -
"Conversation will improve,
language barriers will fall, artificial intelligence will begin to emerge, and, hopefully, people will be more honest about what they want and who they want to have sex with." If you could meta-tag a tag itself, would the resulting "tagweb" mirror how we collectively organize thoughts in our [collective] brain? (via del.icio.us
posted by acid freaking on the kitty
on Feb 3, 2005 -
is a remotely hosted app that will let you quickly add links, which you can integrate into your site like the pros
posted by riffola
on Nov 20, 2003 -
The Second Superpower Rears its Beautiful Head.
"With its mind enhanced by Internet connective tissue, and international law as a venue to work with others for progressive action, the Second Superpower is starting to demonstrate its potential." Starry-eyed Wired-era cyber-bull? Or are bloggers and texters (plus peace activists) the vanguard of the revolution? Douglas Ruskhoff
posted by theplayethic
on Apr 3, 2003 -
Always fancied yourself as a "Writer" but don't want to get covered in paint or arrested? This download allows you to deface a train wagon to your hearts content and then upload it to a gallery. Not the real thing
but as close as most of us will ever get...
posted by jontyjago
on Mar 28, 2003 -
Blogdex at media.mit.edu
(The link may not work, I've gotten through twice now, both times between noon and 4pm PST, but every other time I've tried I've gotten server not available errors.)Does anyone know what this is? The times I got through it looked like an interesting cross tabulation of what is being covered in the web log world, like a handy index for people looking for entries on a certain topic. It was not complete looking when I got in last, the site mostly consisted of the front, and an "about" section, but the front page did have a list of the top ten links being talked about on currently indexed blogs. I found the link in my referer log.
posted by Nothing
on Jul 21, 2001 -
Graffiti or art
Where is the line, and if it was in your street would you mind? - watch out this is flash intensive but well worth it.
posted by kramer_101
on Jul 19, 2001 -
King of the Road:
A summary of Oedipus, of course. Who says all that time looking for personalized plates doesn't pay off? Anyone care to find Ulysses
posted by salsamander
on Mar 1, 2001 -