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Friday, April 13th, 2007

The true meaning behind Apollo, Atlas, Ajax, and Dionysius

Category: Editorial, Fun

It is appropriate that the answer to the toughest riddle since the Davinci Code has been solved on Friday the 13th. John Eckman has written about Rich Internet Applications and Greek Mythology and uncovers the reasons why Adobe named their project Apollo, and Microsoft named theirs Atlas. It even gets to the conclusion that Dionysus Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:23 am
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4.1 rating from 25 votes

Scriptless Day: July 7th 2007

Category: Fun

Nater Kane pointed us to Scriptless Day, the Web 3.0 CSS Naked Day. Some have found it ironic that the default banners for Scriptless Day are JavaScript banners, but they responded: We have been catching a lot of heat lately on our decision to use JavaScript in our Badge to promote Scriptless Day! However, we Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:46 am
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2.6 rating from 45 votes

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Silly canvas: throwing tomatoes at Britney

Category: Canvas, Fun

At our talk on the State of Ajax, a few minutes before hand we were asked to code up a simple canvas example on the fly and we came up with a very silly example indeed…. and is only fitting for a Friday. We created the ability to throw tomatoes, or paintball, Britney Spears.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:42 am
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2.1 rating from 77 votes

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

The Internet’s first live shopping game show.

Category: Fun, Games, JavaScript

Jellyfish (previously mentioned here) took their “smack shopping” promo to the next level last week with the introduction of “The Smackwheel”. Billed as “The Internet’s First Live Shopping Game Show”, the user picking the closest percentage-off to the actual best deal gets a chance to step up and spin. The js wheel is “broadcast live” Read the rest…

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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Microsoft Firefox 2007 Professional Edition

Category: Browsers, Firefox, Fun, IE

If you can’t beat them, join them. That seems to be what Microsoft have done. In a surprise move, they have created Microsoft Firefox 2007 that mimics a lot of features from Mozilla Firefox. I can only assume that some deal was struck between the two. Features Simplified User Experience Amazing Marginal Manipulation Instant Search Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 am
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2.4 rating from 133 votes

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Ajax and Web 2.0 high in the Zeitgeist of 2006

Category: Fun

As we come to the end of 2006, we see that Ajax and Web 2.0 are high up on the Google Zietgeist for 2006. define promiscuous define web 2.0 define ftw define calidad define ajax define ensayo define ciencia define administracion define harlequin define filosofia Since this is the define list, does it mean people Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am
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3.5 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

TagBulb: Tag Search Simplified

Category: Fun, PHP

Veerendra Shivhare, who developed Amazon Tree that we covered previously, has released Tagbulb. Tagbulb offers a mashup of search engines for tags allowing searches against just about any web 2.0 site you can think of. You can search via tag using services like Youtube, Flickr, Technorati, 43Things, and many of their competitors. The interface is Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 12:04 am
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3.5 rating from 43 votes

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Walking in others shoes: Turn JavaScript off for a day

Category: Fun

People often talk about being able to walk in the shoes of others. Males wish they could be a female for a day, I want to be a premier league football player for a day, etc. For the sake of accessibility, how about taking an experiment and turning off JavaScript for a day. When you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:44 pm
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3.4 rating from 75 votes

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

CSS Evolution

Category: CSS, Fun

Evolution of the web in real-time. I hope you are having a good weekend (a Thanksgiving one for the US folk).

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am
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4.1 rating from 122 votes

Friday, November 10th, 2006

JavaScript Particle Engine

Category: Fun, JavaScript, Library

For some Friday fun, Jason Harwig likes to write a particle engine in the programming languages that he learns and uses. His latest is in JavaScript and is configurable for you to explode all around you :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:20 am
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3.2 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Bubble Generator

Category: Fun

I am sure you are thinking “what I am missing is a web application that lets me add bubbles to images”. Well, the gift of Web 2.0 has stepped up to the plate with TehBubbleGenerator. Now you can upload an image, add bubbes, and save them away. Remind you of another bubble? :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:49 am
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3.3 rating from 28 votes

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Weird Al Yankovic and JavaScript

Category: Fun

You know you have made it when your core technology makes it into a Weird Al song ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 pm
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4.3 rating from 63 votes

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Top Ten Web 2.0 Games

Category: Fun, Games

Bored at work (or at home, for that matter) and looking for something to do? Well, this page might have just the ticket for you. It lists out a “Top 10” of some of the more popular Web 2.0 games offered on the web, as ranked by the number of exit clicks each has gotten Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:10 am
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3.3 rating from 35 votes

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Its Friday: How Web 2.0 Aware Are You?

Category: Fun

Scott has sent us a little thing he threw together to judge just how web 2.0 saavy you are. Go here and click on the wonderfully huge button. I scored 7%, but don’t hold it against me – I use too many different browsers so my history is spread out everywhere.

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:40 am
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4 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Magg Video Aggregator

Category: Fun, Showcase

In the ever-popular effort to aggregate all content into a single source, the site Magg has been created. Magg takes videos from various websites (like YouTube, Google Video, Vimeo, etc) and pulls them all together into a single page for easy viewing. The videos are pulled in via Ajax calls through a service called Dapper, Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:26 am
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4 rating from 18 votes

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Fashion for Geeks: Fun for a Friday

Category: Fun

We couldn’t resist posting this little piece of flamebait, sent in by Greg Cerveny: This is the first in a series of articles to help geeks become a bit more fashionable. If you’re a fellow geek or nerd, why care about fashion anyways? Women, duh. So you’ve got two options. 1. Continue to think, “Screw Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 1:04 am
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3 rating from 18 votes