Archive for February 2012

Remote updating

Unless you use WordPress or another of the advanced CMS’s out there, you probably don’t realise how advanced they are these days. The joys of this WordPress system now – I can mod any post or page on all 3 of my sites from the van! At risk of sounding elderly, I wrote my first…

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Our eyes think optical illusions are as bright as real light

http://m.io9.com/5879014/our-eyes-think-optical-illusions-are-as-bright-as-real-light Interesting bit of research, and is why people watching films will wince and squint when a shot of the sun comes up – it isn’t any brighter, but you think it is, so your eyes dilate in anticipation of the glare.

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As phones get smarter, people get dumber

http://www.kashflow.com/blog/as-smart-phones-get-smarter-humans-get-stupider/ A great post from Duane Jackson discussing exactly what it suggests. His issue is one I share myself. We will most assuredly be the last generation where spelling and careful punctuation is worth consideration. However, since text as input is already fading away, being unable to type in anything like a useful way, or…

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