1. Responsive web design|Responsive web design

    14 oktober 2012 by Adam
    Responsive web design is an approach to web design in which a site is crafted to provide an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices.
    Responsive web design on gameboy

    Creative commons attribution 2.0 generic license CC-BY 2.0.


    Photo montage by Adam Boman; original photo by William Warby; drawing by Sidney Paget as seen on Ethan Marcotte’s demo page for responsive web design.

  2. GeekScienceFiction

    3 juli 2011 by Adam
    class GeekScienceFiction extends ScienceFiction {

    In recent years (or at least since the end of the previous century) a new strain of Science Fiction has been propagating in the literary biotope. It is a new variant that appears to be written by computer geeks for computer geeks.

    The sub-genre is characterized by frequent use of concepts an terminology from the field of computer science, such as object oriented programming. One or more of the following themes are usually present:

    • cryptography
    • copyright and intellectual property
    • artificial intelligence
    • nanotechnology
    • the Singularity

    There is definitely an overlap with the sub-genre postcyberpunk, and many of the authors can have either tag. However, the level of technological understanding expected of the reader is usually higher.

    Examples of works that fit this label are Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, Accelerando by Charles Stross and many short stories by Cory Doctorow. Since copyleft, open source and free software are highly regarded in the geek community, many of these stories are available under Creative Commons licences. I’ll link to a few at the end of this post.

    I guess it’s not surprising that there has evolved a genre that caters to the tastes and interests of compuer geeks. Classic science fiction, with robots and space ships, has always had a large following among engineers and scientists. This is simply the next logical step. And the target group is growing steadily.

    There’s one thing I’m curious about, however: Would anyone who’s not a computer geek appreciate this type of literature?

    Thankfully, at least Stross’ Accelerando has a technical manual written by its fans: Accelerando Technical Companion



  3. Cyberkrig?

    16 juni 2011 by Adam

    Konflikt i P1 hade ett intressant program om Stuxnet och ”cyberkrig”.

    Jag kom att tänka på det påstådda CIA-sabotage som orsakade en sovietisk gasledning att explodera 1982.

    Missa för övrigt inte Konflikts utmärkta extramaterial i Konflikt Podd Plus!

    SR P1 Konflikt: Har cyberkriget börjat nu?

  4. Ha ha ’); INSERT INTO Valresultat VALUES (”Kalleankapartiet”, 5000000);

    24 september 2010 by Adam

    Den här notisen om försök att ”hacka” valet påminner om denna xkcd-stripp:
    http://xkcd.com/327/ .


  5. Voddler browser plugin

    21 juni 2010 by Adam

    Install this Voddler search engine in your Mozilla Firefox to search movies quickly:

    Voddler Search Engine Plugin

    (Or make your own plugin)

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  6. Encrypt the Web with the HTTPS Everywhere Firefox Extension

    20 juni 2010 by Adam

    Today EFF and the Tor Project are launching a public beta of a new Firefox extension called HTTPS Everywhere. The extension tells the browser to always use the encrypted https protocol if it is available.

    This is a small but important step towards protecting your privacy. It will be effective against the EU’s Data Retention Directive (Datalagringsdirektivet) that is drawing closer every day, and that will force all Internet service providers to save all the Internet traffic from your computer.  (The extension will naturally not protect agains Google’s or Facebook’s snooping).

    Install the HTTPS Everywhere extension now!

    Big brother is watching you

  7. Found art: Robotron

    3 mars 2010 by Adam

    Das Erzeugnisprogramm Dezentrale Datentechnik


  8. Trying to use www in WordPress MU

    15 februari 2010 by Adam

    For some strange and irritating reason, the developers of WordPress MU have decided that users of said product are not allowed to access their own web server using a web address beginning with www.

    Fortunaltely, the system is open source so this amazingly stupid setting can be deactivated (comment out a few lines in wpmu-settings.php). It’s just that you have to remeber this change when you update the software.

    Read more if this is of any interest to you:


    (And I don’t think it’s a bad idea to use URLs without www, it’s just that it’s not up to the developers of WPMU…)