Simon Willison’s Weblog

Friday, 2nd March 2007

Math for the Masses. WordPress.com now supports inline LaTeX. A great example of a feature that will turn a small subset of a user base in to life-long fans. # 2:44 pm

Safe JSON (via) Subtle but important point about JSON APIs: you shouldn’t use a callback or variable assignment for JSON incorporating private user data, especially if it’s at a predictable URL. # 1:11 pm

Adobe wants to be the Microsoft of the Web. The base platform technology for RIAs is too important to be controlled or designed by any single party. # 1:01 pm

Brian Cox at LIFT07. An accessible 20 minute explanation of particle physics and the Large Hadron Collider. # 11:39 am

i’m Home. “Every time you start a conversation using i’m, Microsoft shares a portion of the program’s advertising revenue with some of the world’s most effective organisations dedicated to social causes.” Microsoft are now getting their marketing ideas from spam e-mail forwards. # 10:43 am

[...] I’m a fan of the virtual machine future. We should treat our operating system like a roll of paper towels. If you get something on it you don’t like, you ball it up and throw it away, and rip off a new, fresh one.

Jeff Atwood # 10:21 am

Steampunk Star Wars (via) Beautiful illustrations of Star Wars re-imagined in a steampunk context. # 9:38 am

Permalink Redirect WordPress Plugin (via) Neat WordPress plugin that forces a redirect to an item’s permalink if the URL has any extra crud in it. # 12:49 am