Introducing Compost

This past weekend was the Rails Rumble and a team of intrepid blenderbox developers hunkered down in our Brooklyn headquarters and, in a mere 48 hours, produced a slick new web app: Compost. Compost is the simple way to post, share, and present your design comps. More than just a slideshow, Compost allows you to...

Anatomy of a viral phenomenom

Andy Baio of waxy.org fame digs into his old server logs to chart the spread of the classic Star Wars Kid video and subsequent remixes. This is a fascinating analysis of how a viral idea – or meme – makes its way across the internet.

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Outside, The First Massively Multiplayer Game

An excellent review of Outside, billed as the the first massively multiplayer game. The physics system is note-perfect (often at the expense of playability), the graphics are beyond comparison, the rendering of objects is absolutely beautiful at any distance, and the player’s ability to interact with objects is really limited only by other players’ tolerance....

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Google Zeitgeist 2007

The yearly Google Zeitgeist is always a great read (in a dorky sort of way).

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HTML5 Preview

A List Apart has a great writeup on the forthcoming HTML5 specification. Goodies include customizable inline audio and video players built right into the browser (goodbye, flash video players), and much cleaner HTML due to the use of new tags (HEADER, NAV, ARTICLE, SECTION, ASIDE, FOOTER = goodbye DIV). The bad news? It’s still 10-15...