2010 Tech Thursdays: a year of links in review

A look back at some of the links that have made the Tech Thursday lists in 2010, and props to @codepo8 for a column that lives on:

The Web 2.0 suicide machine allows you to delete social media profiles you are sick of checking.

Charting the Beatles is a wonderful and very detailed visualization of the work of the Beatles.

Ever wondered if you can simulate Windows 3.11 in HTML, CSS and JavaScript? Well, you can.

How to node is a great primer resource for Node.js.

Super Mario Bros on a 8x8 LED matrix looks cool.

Carlos Bueno started a very useful jQuery to YUI3 translation chart. It is now maintained by the YUI team and Paul Irish.

Want to write CSS for iPad and support the different orientations? Here is how to do that.

Paul Bakaus discusses the value of progressive enhancement - let the games begin.

If you ever wondered about the number 42 as the answer to life, the universe and everything in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy here is the rationale behind it.

Stoyan Stefanov explains how to preload CSS and JavaScript without executing it - and no, he doesn't use iframes.

Yes, you can have beautiful buttons on your web site without using images.

Joe Chung has some great examples on how to use oAuth with Yahoo.

HTML5 Demos is what it says on the tin.

Six Revisions have some ideas on the future of web development.

A quite cool map visualization of the BP oil spill makes it more obvious just how big this problem was.

The Vuvuzela (the horn used by fans in the football worldcup that sounds on TV broadcasts like swarm of angry bees) is becoming a web meme (it is on Twitter) and a technical hacking challenge. If you want to enjoy it without football there is Vuvuzela.fm, you can add the sound to any web site, livehacker shows how to remove the noise on a Samsung TV or on any linux computer.

Luke Wrobleski gave an interesting talk about three reasons why apps should be designed for mobile first.

Bounce is an easy way to share ideas on websites - an annotation tool.

Webstylemag is a new lifestyle mag for web professionals run by Yahoo colleague Ara Ara Pehlivanian.

Multiplayed Sketchpad uses Node.js and Canvas to scale collaborate painting to hitherto unknown sizes. Also read the making of.

Dynatrace have some best practices on JavaScript and Ajax performance.

Harmony is a beautiful demo of what you can do with canvas and painting.

jQuery Masonry is a new approach to page layout.

Famous Tech VC Fred Wilson points out the best way to pitch a technology product is to do a live coding demo to an audience.

Following the piece of news that the dry eraser "HOPA" girl job resignation was a hoax Chris Heilmann built a message generator for it.

Both HTML5 Boilerplate and HTML5 reset provides a template to start an HTML5 project from.

Google Research donated some computation time and found out that you can solve any Rubik's Cube in 20 moves or less.

Josh Duck has a periodic table of HTML5 elements.

The YUI team released YETI the YUI Easy Testing Interface which automates cross-browser testing.

HTML Lint tries to lint instead of validate HTML documents.

Ryan Grove gave a cool talk about achieving performance Zen with YUI3.

Building a digital clock with OOCSS and client side MVC shows off some ideas of these concepts of web development and points to what cujo.js will do for you.

Play International Karate in your browser.

Mod_Pagespeed for Apache automatically makes your sites faster.

Christmas + iPad = North Point Community Church's iBand. Note the list of apps used in the performance.

With this Kinect hack, you can be like a young Tom Hanks skipping along on the FAO Schwarz floor piano in the movie Big.

Yet another amazing and interesting round-up of fresh and useful jQuery tutorials and techniques that we saw in 2010 to create eye-catching websites.