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Searching for irony “Copyright is important because it protects the interests of those who create and those who invest in creativity.” Couldn’t have said—or designed their Search widget—better myself. Oh wait. Permalink

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Cappuccino Objective-C for the web. I stand by my previous assessment. Basolutely sinane. Permalink

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A Day in the Life of Nobuo Uematsu Easily my favorite contemporary composer. (Bear McCreary is gaining but unlikely to top.) Permalink

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Helvetica Neue Light Progress or “Hoop Jumping for the Whole Font-Family.” Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice that font-weight works like it was already supposed to, but breaking existing CSS to do so? Not so nice. Permalink

Disable iTunes Store links Now I’m as capitalist as the next guy but removing the preference that allowed disabling what is essentially useless interface clutter was not the funnest update ever. (Interestingly, Apple’s own default spellcheck flags “funnest” as a misspelling and suggests “funniest” as an alternative. Is Apple marketing composing their copy in Word?) Permalink

Go to Hell-vetica A comparison of the baselines of Apple’s default and Adobe’s Helvetica Neue. Hoping someone out there has encountered this problem before and discovered a workaround. Permalink

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A Total Eclipse of the Croft Who cares if it’s going to rain today? I wanna know how many people have unfollowed @jcroft in the past hour. Stay tuned for updates via mobile. Permalink

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App Store: I’m out. Fraser Speirs’ reaction to Apple’s anti-competitive rejection of an iPhone app. John Gruber has more to say. If left unaddressed this does not bode well for the future of the platform. Permalink

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Widon’t for Zend Luke Visinoni has created a Widon’t view helper for the Zend Framework. Permalink

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Chronotron Play a time-traveling robot that must work together with its past and future selves to solve puzzles while avoiding intractable time paradoxes. 40 levels is not enough. Via Kottke—shakes fist—earlier in the week. Permalink

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The Beginning is Near Newer-ish Reggie Watts found after @beep linked up Imogen Heap’s equally amazing live performance of Just For NowPermalink

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