Time for another batch of good reading – both from a web developer perspective and a life one. A good amount of links this time, but skim all quickly to find some gems you are interested in.
Tip: remember, you can always find all my reading suggestions in the Robert’s read category
Robert’s Read for March 7th 2012
TSA Nude Body Scanners Made Worthless
Detailing the workings of the scanners and shows how you can bypass the scanners with metal objects.
The Most Astounding Fact
About the true beauty of existence
The Simpons – Game Of Thrones intro
The Simpsons version of the Game of Thrones intro is awesome!
There is no simple solution for local storage
Do you use localStorage? Then this article is a must read!
Web browser market share: Internet Explorer and Chrome down, Firefox up
Interesting part is that there might have been skewed results due to Chrome’s pre-rendering feature
Give it five minutes
A post about thinking before giving feedback
Mozilla Boot to Gecko hands-on (video)
Mozilla’s Christian Heilmann demoing Boot to Gecko for six minutes
See who is tracking all your movements on the web and how it’s connected
Mozilla and the Mobile Web API evolution
As part of making the web in general, and mobile devices in particular, an even richer web platform, we at Mozilla work with our WebAPI initiative.
When the web started
The WorldWideWeb application is now available as an alpha release in source and binary form from info.cern.ch.
Ubuntu on Android
A full Ubuntu desktop, on your docked Android phone
The Things We Miss
A Violin Virtuoso Plays A DC Metro Station and goes completely unnoticed.
The Oatmeal on TV shows
Spot on when it comes to what’s wrong with the media industry and TV show availability
First look: Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko mobile platform and Gaia UI
Looking at Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko initiative and what it is.
Vendor-prefixed CSS Property Overview
Great overview over all CSS properties and their counterpart in all web browsers.
Wikipedia Appears on Page 1 of Google for 99% of Searches
Interesting to see which stronghold Wikipedia have when it comes to Google search results
Mozilla leads in HTML5 accessibility support
Technical director of TPG Europe Steve Faulkner opined on Twitter that the test results suggested “Mozilla’s commitment to HTML5 accessibility is second to none”.
Firefox 11 – PageInspector 3D – The minecraft way
Using the 3D Inspector in the Firefox Developer Tools and some crafty HTML
WebM and WebP for All Browsers
Firefox Adds Powerful New Developer Tools
Firefox 10 is available with built-in Developer Tools.