Simon Willison’s Weblog


Saturday, 7th June 2008

Could Zeppelins soon grace our skies again? The new Zeppelin NT can travel at 125 mph, the same speed as a high speed train—and could cross the Atlantic in 43 hours. This is the same model Airship Ventures (the Californian startup) are using.

# 2:10 pm / airships, airshipventures, zeppelins

Petition to Save Bletchley Park (via) On the 10 Downing Street petition site so unlike most online petitions this one might actually achieve something (though you must be a British resident to sign).

# 2:40 pm / bletchleypark, computerhistory, petitions 30 days until they turn on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

# 2:49 pm / cern, largehadroncollider, lhc, particlephysics, physics

280slides and Objective-J. 280 slides uses an Objective-C clone written in 13KB of JavaScript. I have to admit I’m completely baffled as to why you would want to use Objective C instead of JavaScript, but evidently it worked fantastically well for them.

# 4:09 pm / 280slides, compiler, javascript, ned-batchelder, objectivec

An interview with 280 North on Objective-J and Cappuccino. Fantastic comment thread with involvement from the guys who created Objective-J. Just like Objective-C, Objective-J is a preprocessor that runs against regular JavaScript source files so you can use JavaScript and Objective-J idioms interchangeably.

# 7:40 pm / 280north, ajaxian, javascript, objectivec, objectivej

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