Contributed by Max Chiriac over the course of May 21st…
CRTC and SamKnows establish Measuring Broadband Canada program
CRTC is looking for 2600 volunteers to measure the broadband performance from multiple ISP from across Canada. Volunteers will be provided with a device that connects to their router and measures internet speed when users are not using their connection. In theory this should help monitor and report the actual speeds Canadians are getting based on what they are paying for, however in light of recent news this may not sound like the best option for Canadians.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Max Chiriac over the course of May 19th…
The International Flag of Planet Earth
A proposal by Oskar Pernefeldt. "Current expeditions in outer space use different national flags depending on which country is funding the voyage. The space travelers, however, are more than just representatives of their own countries. They are representatives of planet Earth."
Why Does Canada Still Lack a Coherent Broadband Goal?
Michael Geist, "The government and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission have different targets, while the government has established relatively slow speed goals that will still leave three-quarters of a million Canadians without access."
A modern horror experience. Your system will restart in 30 seconds. That's about how much time you have to save all your unsaved work. Free for Windows.
- Tray Typer
Perfect Vision is possible with Bionic Lens
Canadian Dr. Garth Webb invents bionic lenses for perfect vision, which promises to solve all the drawbacks that laser surgery has.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of May 15th…
What's Open And What's Closed This Long Weekend
Access Winnipeg compiles a handy list of what’s open and what’s closed this Victoria Day long weekend.
Facebook Visual Identity, 2012 - 2013
Ben Barry worked at Facebook from 2008 to 2014, and has put together a great case study of the work he did in improving and unifying Facebook’s identity for internal and external audiences.
- True Detective season 2, trailer
- Crimson Peak, trailer
Contributed by Julian Moffatt, Max Chiriac, Doug Ross, and Wil Alambre over the course of May 13th…
Awesome MySQL: A curated list of awesome MySQL software, libraries and resources.
Hub+ on Kickstarter
Here is the solution to single port issue on new MacBooks.
The Price of Shame - Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky talks at TEDx in March 2015. Pretty riviting talk on cyber bullying and why it has to end.
From the same people who brought you Facebook Paper. Looks like a great app for users and seems like a great deal for Facebook, but I'm curious what publishers are getting out of the deal. An advertising revenue split?
John Deere is getting some backlash from farm equipment owners who are discovering they may not actually one-hundred-percent own the farm equipment they bought? Companies like Keurig have already discovered these attempts at lock-in can badly backfire.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of May 5th…
Why the Best Wireframe Style Is No Style
Don’t allow your personal style, preference or vanity get in the way of a document that everyone shares. The goal of a wireframe is to get consensus on the user experience.
GOG Galaxy, open beta
Good Old Games online gaming platform, Galaxy, is now in open beta. It provides Steam-like features to the DRM-free company's stable of games, such as community forums, auto-updates, and more.
Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2015
HTTPS or bust?
Mozilla's plan to compel the use of encryption by default in Firefox faces backlash from Web developers
Contributed by Julian Moffatt, Wil Alambre, and Max Chiriac over the course of May 1st…
Tesla Ventures Into Solar Power Storage for Home and Business
This sounds like the future to me. Can't wait until this becomes maintstream and available near us.
A new game from Asher Vollmer, the designer of Threes. "An old forgotten game from your youth. You can't find the manual."
A a shiny spinner knob that connects to your Mac via Bluettooth to control... anything.
MSDOS Games In Your Tweets
If you tweet the URL of one of the Internt Archive's archived MSDOS games, the game will be playable in Twitter's web feed! O_O
RDP Inspector: An extension for Firefox Developer Tools
RDP Inspector is a Firefox extension that intercepts the Remote Debugging Protocol (RDP) and allows inspection of all data sent and received
Grooveshark Shuts Down
"We started out nearly ten years ago with the goal of helping fans share and discover music. But despite best of intentions, we made very serious mistakes. We failed to secure licenses from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service. That was wrong. We apologize. Without reservation."
Contributed by Julian Moffatt, Wil Alambre, and Max Chiriac over the course of April 30th…
HTML vs Body in CSS
CSS-Tricks has a nice little write up about applying CSS to the HTML vs body elements within a document.
Nice article about how to manage your settings menus in your apps or web sites.
Canadian Recording Industry: Works Entering the Public Domain Are Not in the Public Interest
"With each passing day, Canadian treasures like Universal Soldier by Buffy Sainte-Marie are lost to the public domain. This is not in the public interest.It does not benefit the creator or their investors and it will have an adverse impact on the Canadian economy." ..what?
Tool to play with gravity physics
How do you mark up a comic?
Taylor Hunt explains how to mark up a web comic to make the meaning clear to assistive technology, search engines, and anyone looking at the source.
Contributed by Wil Alambre and Max Chiriac over the course of April 29th…
"It's Not a Notice-and-Settlement Regime"
Industry Minister James Moore’s press secretary Jake Enwright emphasizes that “there is no obligation for Canadians to pay these settlements” and that the current system is “not a notice-and-settlement regime.”
Centering in CSS
Centering in CSS is a pain in the ass. There seems to be a gazillion ways to do it, depending on a variety of factors. This consolidates them and gives you the code you need for each situation.
Windows 10's new web browser, code named Project Spartan, gets offically named "Microsoft Edge", based on its rendering engine EdgeHTML.
Visual Studio Code
Microsoft today announced a free editor for developers called Visual Studio Code, which is now available for download. Visual Studio Code is a code optimized editor for Windows, OS X, and Linux, with support for IntelliSense (an intelligent code completion system), debugging, and GIT.
Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of April 27th…
If you're using Wordpress 4.2, 4.1.2, or 4.1.1, its recommended you disable commenting immediately. Current versions of WordPress are vulnerable to a stored XSS.
Diesel From Carbon Dioxide
Audi announced that it had filled the tank of one of its vehicles with a synthetic diesel fuel made with a high-temperature process that starts with only water and carbon dioxide.