Oy this is a doozy. Darren meets Joan on J-Date, the online dating service for Jewish singles. They go to dinner at China Grill in NYC (yummy, by the way). Darren pays for dinner, despite Joan’s offer to split the bill. When Joan doesn’t call him for a second date, ‘DarrenStalker'(tm) emerges, hounding her to pay half the bill. Wonderful recordings of his messages to her in the link that follows…
Can’t make it to the hinterlands of Tennessee? The good folks from AT&T are showing off their ability to show
stuttering video via their high speed networks with a live video webcast of many of the acts from this year’s alt music festival and arts extravaganza happening about 200 miles north of Atlanta. Two of my faves – Ben Folds is on the air at 3pm ET today and Elvis Costello will be up at 6:30pm Saturday – will be featured. Unfortunately, neither Death Cab for Cutie or Radiohead will be streamed from the AT&T site. Link to AT&T’s ‘BlueRoom’ live streaming is here.
This spiffy web app maps the contents of web pages into a tree with different nodes representing various types of page elements – blue for links, red for tables, green for divs, violet for images, yellow for forms, orange for blockquotes or br or p tags, etc. Rather a beautiful construct, don’t ya think. The image at right is of our very own Trotz.com. The creator of this applet also has a rather more estoeric project – onethousandpaintings.com. Yes – pick a number (not previously taken) between one and one-thousand and the artist will paint the number for you on canvas. Unfortunately, the number 42 is already taken, darnit!
On the Flickr blog today, George Oates reveals a slew of site changes coming next week:
It was a little funny for us to win a Webby Award for Best Navigation/Structure (we also won for Best Practices – yay!). “Funny” because we’ve always felt like there were some big changes we needed to make. As Flickr grew organically, the site became a little, well … “rambly” over the years. So, we’re changing it 🙂
The highlights include a new navigation IA, improved boolean search, the Organizr rebuilt from the ground up, a new ‘person menu’ to get directly to users photos, profile, favorites, etc, and perhaps most usefully an increase in the number of images you see on most pages of the site, with an option to toggle between thumbs and larger versions. I’m most happy to hear the Organizr will get an upgrade – it’s a bit clunky today, but has a lot of potential.