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Where’s the doctor now?

The oldest, still running science fiction TV series, Doctor Who, has the Doctor jumping through time and space. A lot.

Now David McCandless has collected all of them in a huge dataset on his blog, waiting for someone to visualize them. As David writes in the Guardian,

I really wanted to do a mega-visualisation of all of the Time Lord’s journeys. But faced the cosmic task of trawling through well over 200 episodes, logging every time TARDIS was hurled through time and space.

Can’t wait for the results to show up!

Windows Hasst Langweilige Desktops

Man musst Microsoft lieben…ein endlose Quelle von technische Humor!

Von Microsoft Knowledge Base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977346

“The Welcome screen may be displayed for 30 seconds during the logon process after you set a solid color as the desktop background in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2”


Les Paul

Nun hat’s auch Les Paul erwischt. Nein, es handelt sich nicht um eine Gitarre, sondern um deren Erfinder. Außerdem verdankt man ihm das Mehrspur-Tonaufnahme-Verfahren, indem er zahllose Bandmaschinen zusammenschaltete und synchron laufen ließ, sowie – und daher auch sein Ruhm – die Solid-Body-Gitarre. Les Paul ist just im Alter von 94 Jahren gestorben.

Ein schöner Nachruf auf Spiegel-Online

Hier eins seiner berühmtesten Musikstücke, gespielt mit seinem unverwechselbaren Gitarrenspiel und wiedergegeben im 24-Spur-Verfahren plus zwei Live-Spuren (Video auf Youtube)

Fonts are finally coming to the web

I have to admit that I didn’t follow developments too closely for the last couple of years, but I was rather surprised today to find that Safari 4, Firefox 3.5 and Internet Explorer 6 to 8 support downloadable TrueType fonts in a compatible and useful manner.

Slashdot post, linked Slate article, nice overview page.

A couple of things that are buried in the pages linked above, but which helped me to get up to speed:

@font-face {
    font-family: "testing";
    src: url("output.ttf") format("truetype");
<!--[if IE]>
    @font-face {
        font-family: "testing";
        src: url("output.eot");
<div style="font-family: testing">
Hello, Multiple Browser World!

Now I just need to quickly build a WordPress and a MediaWiki template, and we’re all set 🙂