HTML5 is gaining bigger exposure with Apple making a lot of noise about it, especially with the release of Safari 5 (and i thought nothing would make me switch from Chrome – but this did. I even have my much beloved Developer Tools). So, as this is part of what i do for a living, expect to see more about it here, (though, tbh, i generally Evernote 98% of such things – but this is a good general article, not a developer guide or technique). Prepare For Catchphrase, “HTML5 it!”
I quite liked the idea that Twitter Is So 10 Minutes Ago…
BP has committed one of the most heinous acts of this century so far – and that is saying something, given our increasingly advanced ways of destroying, aiming, and generally damaging the planet and each other that we have to play with. Here is somethign to make you want to take the BP executives out for a swim, say, in hot oily water…Infographic of the Day: BP’s Horrifying Safety Record
While we are at it with Twitter and BP, ‘according to The New York Times, Twitter contacted @BPGlobalPR on Tuesday to remedy the identity issue (@BPGlobalPR is a parody account created by an anonymous user in response to the massive oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico). The twitterer in question poses as a clueless BP PR person, offering scathing commentary about the manner in which the spill has been dealt with. And, it seems, this week BP had had enough with the charade.“BP requested that the account holder be asked to comply with Twitter’s guidelines regarding parody,” read a statement from Twitter issued today. “Twitter subsequently provided suggestions of best practices that are found on our parody policy page.” ‘BP and Twitter to @BPGlobalPR: Tell Them You’re Joking.
Mind you, BP has purchased sponsored links that appear at the top of Google and Yahoo’s search results for terms like “oil spill” in its attempts to improve its public image in the wake of its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP Buys Top Google Result for “Oil Spill”.
With our increasing ability, and subsequent expecttion of being able to, stay connected jus about anywhere via wireless or 3G, what does one do when travelling? They guys at Endgadget have some possible solutions – and some gotchas too, in their How-to stay connected while traveling internationally.
One for my quilting side -6.9 Machine Quilter’s Showcase Pictures Part 2 from the delightful Scientific Quilter, fantastic podcast and ideas on quilting AND science, bliss:) (Check out part 1 while you are there, gorgeous…)
And last, but never ever least, a Doctor Who funny:
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- The Tweeter Behind BPGlobalPR: “I’ll Keep Doing This As Long As BP Has A PR Department” (businessinsider.com)
- A BP Parody Is Asked (By BP) to Declare That It’s Not Real (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
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