TTMMHTM: BOSS community, inate music, encoding and chinese glyphs for geeks, happiness, map overlays, JS scope and web databasesSaturday, August 1st, 2009
Things that made me happy this morning:
- Save BOSS shows that a good community fights for its survival.
- A great video of Bobby McFerrin showing at the world science festival that the pentatonic scale is innate knowledge to people – regardless of their cultural background.
- En-code is a very cool online tool to encode code and mask invalid characters.
- Vermont Scientists are trying to measure happiness using blogs and twitter as sources. They’re building a device to do so called a “Hedonometer”. Well, I am doing my bit
- A good geek explanation of Chinese characters
- Apparently you can create an online shop with Google checkout in 5 minutes haven’t tried that yet, but let’s give it a go
- Fontplore is an interface to walk through different fonts with a minority report feel to it.
- Give a geek WiiFit and he’ll try to game it, not game with it – check out what happens if you alternately play a Wii Fit character with two people with a weight difference of 100 pounds
- It is now easier to making image overlays in Google Maps with GGroundOverlay and GGeoXML
- The HTML5 group of the W3C has an interesting Web Database Draft for HTML5 – it is a SQL interface to data sources on the web, much like YQL but without the intermediate server.