Somebody assign me a task for the ‘Love’ button…
These outrageously adorable baby foxes were born on the grounds of Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park. They like to hang out in the Zen Garden. And they’re the stars of a Facebook page called “FB Foxes.” Do you like them?
Of course you like them. They are baby foxes. Facebook needs a “Love” button. Mark Zuckerberg was an early fan of the page, which now has more than 8,000 followers.
via Mark Zuckerberg “Likes” Something That’s Awesome: Baby Foxes.
Hackers often encounter public uncertainty at their craft’s virtue. With the forthcoming National Day of Civic Hacking, however, their celebration of creativity, collaboration and technical innovation sees its first “national holiday.”Groups leading the June 1-2 event include Random Hacks of Kindness, Code for America and the investment firm Innovation Endeavors. They’re working with government agencies such as the U.S. Census Bureau, NASA and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to host activities which invite everyone to join the “civic hacker” community.The weekend’s events will include block parties, meetups and hackathons, where participants will gather to prototype solutions to community-specific problems. “Challenges” will be identified, and made available to the public shortly before the event in each town, with invitations issued to so-called citizen hackers.
via Hackers prepare for first “national holiday” in their honor – Boing Boing.
Village Voice - as ever it’s impossible to extract a mere paragraph to quote…
Three engineers made an app for the ‘Íslendingabók’ database. People can now easily, and on the go, look up how they are related to other Icelanders. And a precious feature, using the bump technology, allows people that meet to just bump their phones together, to instantly see if they are too related to take things any further. The engineers’ slogan for this feature was: "Bump the app before you bump in bed".
via New App Prevents Icelanders from Sleeping With their Relatives.
Before they became a byword for evil; note “SUPER HIGHWAY DESIGN”:
A boring website. We demanded that Sun do something better than this.
It was this webpage – SGI’s entry to the Web – which caused the Sun-internal Web-evangelists (including myself, to some extent) to go berserk and demand the creation of a Sun.COM website. I seem to remember Vasanthan being the eventual prime mover… ?
Note: All the WWW servers in the UK