Simon Willison’s Weblog

Wednesday, 30th June 2010

Repolygonizing Fonts (via) Part of Scribd’s fascinating series of posts explaining how their document conversion technology works. # 1:04 pm

jQuery.queueFn. “Execute any jQuery method or arbitrary function in the animation queue”. I’m surprised this isn’t baked in to jQuery itself—the plugin is only a few lines of code. # 12:59 pm

Conflict Minerals and Blood Tech. Capacitors are made from tantalum. Tantalum is extracted from coltan ore. 20% of the world’s supply of coltan is conflict metal from the Congo, and funds the world’s most vicious conflict. # 12:57 pm

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