Matt Seeley, Webkit in Your Living Room
Netflix delivers highly dynamic WebKit based UIs to televisions, game consoles and Blu-ray players. Matt will discuss fluid animation with hardware acceleration; achieving high framerates using accelerated compositing; responding to constant user input; as well as balancing strategies for best performance on over 450 high-end to low-end devices.
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Mysterious entry from the Pictorial Webster’s, a dictionary composed of original engravings and electrotypes from 19th century Merriam-Webster dictionaries. Apparently, “woodheads” were something to watch out for in the 1800s.
Late Friday evening we had to disable the ability to post new Snaps, due to high error rates when pushing to Amazon S3. While we work through this issue, there is a work around.
If you can upload your snaps to your own hosting provider, you can embed them in ‘Question’ or ‘Link’ type posts. You…
People have been finding, consuming, and talking about news for centuries — but the in the last 10 years we’ve dramatically changed how we interact with it.
At News.me, we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about how we can improve the way that people find, consume, and talk about…
My Tap Tap Handiwork made it on the iPhone Demo Site!
SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS on Trea Martyn’s Queen Elizabeth in the Garden,
Clyde Phillip Wachsberger’s Into the Garden with Charles,
and Christian McEwen’s World Enough & Time.
Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens
Bluebridge, January 2012. 336 pp.
Imagine a time when, to win a woman’s love, the ardent suitor had to create a garden more beautiful, more sensual, more unusual than his competition. Seen through Trea Martyn’s fascinating lens, the fate of England in the 16th century rested on just such a competition, waged by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and William Cecil, Elizabeth’s Lord Treasurer. Cecil created his fabulous, strange gardens at his estate, Theobalds. Dudley spent the equivalent of millions of dollars on his gardens at Kenilworth Castle. Cecil was a constant, mild man; Dudley a bit of a hothead who longed to prove himself in battle. Endless songs and poems and puns about the competition were written for the Queen’s attention. Each spring, she would decamp from London with her court to visit friends and subjects — these trips were called the Queen’s progresses, and they very nearly bankrupted the hosts. The excess — the food, fireworks, fountains, plays, and myriad follies — were well documented, but Martyn brings these marvelous, strange parties and dinners to life. There is also a great deal of information here on the history of gardening (Italian gardens were all the rage during Elizabeth’s reign), the British infatuation with flowers, herbs, and plants from around the world, and the creation of herbal apothecaries (Elizabeth insisted on treating her ailments with herbal remedies). Great gardeners like Mountain Jennings, John Tradescant, Thomas Hill, John Gerard, and William Turner all make appearances in this capacious book. It is easier to root for Dudley, whose untimely death cut short his imaginative gardening — but Cecil was a worthy opponent, and Elizabeth played them both quite cruelly.
The Washington Post’s new Primary Tracker, created by Kat Downs, Ted Mellnik and Karen Yourish of The Post’s Graphics Department, is a one-stop shop for keeping up with the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
The interactive graphic features the newly-finalized primary…