Brian Yee

Neither Here Nor There

Wants For Sale

This couple from New York paints pictures of the things they want, and sell the paintings for the price of the real item. When the painting sells, they buy that item. Really neat concept.

Wants for Sale (from Kottke)

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Joe (@szac) turned me on to Flot for a project he’s working on.  I’m helping him out with some php logic.  Flot a pretty nifty graphing library all in javascript.  The examples show that it’s capable of a lot: multiple axes, multiple series, highlighting, and all can be updated real-time using Ajax.  But at its simplest — give it some properties, a data set, and it’s off and running.  Actually forget the properties, it will compute a logical set of axes for you if you want.

That Flot does all of this in javascript (via canvas painting) is all pretty amazing to me.  To me, javascript is still what you use to make those mouseover nav links that change state.  My javascript chops never really progressed beyond the web circa-1998.

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The Internet Has Failed

Have you ever seen a garage door with a black silhouette of an ox and a covered wagon? I have. Those used to be on every street in my neighborhood growing up.

Well, apparently no pictures of this exist on the internet.

Not one.

The people I work with are fairly internet savvy. Perhaps more than the average office worker given that we do work on web sites.

We cannot find one.

My theory that these things pre-dated the interwebs was invalidated by Mike, who said “There are pictures of John F Kennedy or FDR, and they pre-dated the internets”.

Oh well. If someone can link to a picture of something like this, let me know.

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