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Apple has patented CSS transforms and CSS animation properties! Since Apple has decided to not support the latest unified Flash Player this would make it seem they’re going their own route with the mega popular iPhone. Wow, this is pretty darn ballsy. I wonder the implications this will have on webkit and non-webkit based browsers alike, and of course, the future of Flash on the mobile platform. This will certainly garner the attention of big media in the near future. For now it’s low on the radar. | View an example of CSS animation and CSS transforms if you’re using a recent build of Google Chrome or Safari.

The Awesomeness Manifesto made the Twitter rounds a couple of months ago. I’m ready to talk about it now: Point taken, innovation should include “Ethical production, Insanely great stuff, Love and Real Value”. But to apply overarching economic theory to such low levels of the goods and services creation process is kinda silly. Re-branding “innovation” as “awesomeness” adds very little value, in my opinion.

Nice Flickr photostream | I adore these bookshelves, just as soon as my baby girl’s balance improves and the square footage of our apartment increases. | Google PowerMeter’s first device partner – Making Google Power available to everyone, currently on backorder. | The flu is really only a problem if you watch cable news, right? Have a look at Google’s Flu Trends. Legitimate concern, or is the tail wagging the dog? | The illustrations of Meg Hunt | James Bond squirrel- Mission Peanuts | ualuealuealeuale | How to use tabs in Google Chrome

Great Walls of Garbage

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A few months ago Wired Magazine wrote a piece about the potential of Facebook surpassing Google search in Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network’s Plan to Dominate the Internet — and Keep Google Out. Their largest argument to make this point:

“At press time, [Facebook] was also planning to launch Facebook Search, allowing users to scour one another’s feeds. Want to see what some anonymous schmuck thought about the Battlestar Galactica finale? Check out Google. Want to see what your friends had to say? Try Facebook Search.”

The future of search most assuredly involves your network of friends, family & peers, but the spot for that search will not be Facebook. Their largest hurdle is that Facebooks Great Wall is holding back a Great Mound of useless garbage.

I’m convinced that the content within Facebook will never rise to a level of usability required to dominate the internet in the fashion Wired believes. Facebook, or someone else specializing in this type of content will always thrive, but will remain as they are today; a completely separate, much less useful version of some other kind of web.

Real Estate Twitter Composition

My new family is preparing to find a place we can really call home. We’ve been scouring the web taking in as much real estate knowledge as humanly possible and are prepared to commit to a buyer’s agent. We’ve even weeded out a local agent who stands a bit taller than the rest.

Real Estate TwitterWhat I’d like to do before we commit, is compose a tweet summoning local buyer’s agents to contact me. Similar to brands that are alerted of mentions of themselves in the Twitosphere, I’m assuming a real estate professional using Twitter would follow specific keywords, perhaps even zip codes. They can then follow up with the twitterer, offering their services.

When I went to compose this tweet, I realized I don’t know the twit vernacular that will maximize my exposure. I’m thinking keywords would be a start. I’ve also seen tweets precede keywords with the pound symbol. For example, “#skate”. I assume that is to get themselves bunched in with some kind of keywording group?

This is what I’ve come up with. Any advice on maximizing my tweet?

In search of a buyer’s agent. North NJ, NY Metropolitan area. Real estate 07086. DM if that’s you.

Links for this day in early April

  • just make awesome stuff that gets people excited

  • Wow, can you imagine an internet with a monthly data cap? A dark and scary place.
  • The killer feature is overlay layout: it allows you to stack a partially transparent browser on top of a design mockup or any other browser… The full version of SuperPreview appears in the next release of Microsoft Expression Web.

    Included in Expression Web? I take that link back. SuperPreview looks like something I’ll never use.

Mirror Mirror

This multimedia mirror may work for women. I’ll go days, if not weeks, without seeing myself. If something’s terribly amiss, my significant other will point it out for me. Although she won’t mention the current temperature afterward.

Mirror mirror on the wall

IE6, IE7, IE8, web standards IE6, IE7, IE8, web standards

There’s been a lot of discussion over Internet Explorer 8’s handling of web standards. The main concern is whether or not version 8 should support web standards out of the box, or default to IE7’s less strict web standards behavior. Microsoft has gone as far as to make a decision to support IE7’s less strict web standards by default, only to announce that they were wrong and launched IE8 Beta in strict standards mode.
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Internet Explorer 8 “activities”

Activities: Microsoft’s version of microformats? They’re awfully similar & require no work for the developer. The downside? HTML documents will continue to lack the rich markup that microformats offer. We can continue using microformats to mark up our documents of course, but I wonder if this will stagnate their growth.