Archive for August, 2005

Cycling facility of the month

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Or how stupid can city planners responsible for cycle lanes be?

The Cotswold Way in One Day

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

It started as a bit of a joke. Could the Cotswold Way (100 miles, from Chipping Campden to Bath) be run in one day? Then of course we found that somebody had alread done it.
Then Dan, who had done the South Wales Traverse, said it was quite doable, and that he fancied it. Then I […]

Claudia Cortes’s Colors

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

One of the best pieces of Flash I have seen in a long time: Claudia Cortes’s Color in motion. She calls it an interactive experience of color communication and color symbolism.
Not only is it a top class animation, it is a very handy reference to the attributes the colours represent.

FireFox secrets

Friday, August 5th, 2005

If you use FireFox, learn how to use it properly. Cheah Chu Yeow has written a book about all the features FireFox packs, and this Sitepoint article has a 6 page summary with some very useful tips.

Optimus customizable keyboard

Friday, August 5th, 2005

This keyboard can be customised to languages and / or different software. Each key is a little display that depicts exactly what it controls at that very moment. It has an extra block of keys for fast switching between programs.
For example, if you’re using Photoshop and you hold down the option/control key, every key […]

Guy builds replica of stonehenge *by himself*

Friday, August 5th, 2005

Wally Wallington claims to have found how Stonehenge was built, probably with fewer people than ever imagined. He uses no mechanical machinery, no hoists, no levers, no pulley, nothing. Just gravity and timber.
So far he’s installed an upright stone the weight of 2 bulldozers. He intends to add more in his backyard, upping the […]

Cool hunting

Thursday, August 4th, 2005 needs no explanation really, it hunts for cool designery stuff.