It is Tech Thursday and here is a random pick of cool technical links from our bookmarks collection:
- Autosmiley is a tool that automatically detects when you are smiling to your web cam and enters a ":)" to the currently active text input.
- An interesting sneak peak video of Adobe Labs shows a new feature called content aware fill
- LookTel is a piece of software that can detect bills, CD covers and other day-to-day things using the camera of a smartphone to help visually impaired users. Much like Google Goggles.
- Using Django as a pass-through image proxy is a neat little tip if you have a lot of images to maintain.
- The YUI3 gallery contest is over and there are some very cool new modules available now.
- For the currently running CSUN accessibility conference some Yahoos rigged a seeing-eye dog with a camera that automatically takes pictures. see the world through the eyes of a guide dog on Flickr.
- KeyJ has a good video encoder comparison covering not only quality but also the legal aspects of video encoding.
- Robert Nyman did a great job collecting demos and support info for HTML5 API features across various browsers.
- ExpressJS is a high performance web application platform based on Node.js. If Node.js is a mystery to you, this introduction to server-side JS article might make things clearer.
- In case you ever need to escape from Zombies, here is a handy Zombie evasion flowchart.
- Carlos Bueno has a very useful jQuery to YUI3 translation chart.
- Data Marketplace is a site where you can request and sell data sets.
- The hidden math behind Alice in Wonderland will make you realize that there are always geekier people than you out there.
- Four tips for setting up HTTP file downloads de-mystifies the whole "force download" issue of - for example - PDFs while considering performance.
- Ever wondered why someone would choose " MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento" as a password? Here is the answer.