Thursday, July 29, 2010

Argh! Blogger needs a better comment management system!

I found this little surprise in my inbox today:



As Blogger's comment management system is somewhat lacking, I had to go through the emails one by one to get the link to the relevant blog posts, scroll down to the spam comment, click the thrash can icon, load another page, and then click a button to finally delete the comment. Which is fine for individual spam messages. But when you get a barrage of 30 of them in one go, it really highlights just how lacking the comment management system in blogger is.




That is all. Just had to vent my frustration a bit.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

HTML5 video and canvas hacks

This is not my handiwork, but it's just so damn awesome the world needs to see it:

http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=62173

It's a series of simple, yet clever hacks that allow, among other things, client-side transformation of video to ASCII art, and direct pixel manipulation of a video. All done in javascript.



I've also been messing around with fonts from Google's web font directory in the blog's stylesheet. It's nice to see something else than the same old standard web fonts, but I think it's very much a novelty buzz that will likely wear of and get obnoxious fairly quickly. But until then, enjoy (if you don't like it, ... consider that it could have been Papyrus or Comic Sans. So enjoy the fact that it's not.)