Four short links: 22 August 2011

Cooked Brands, HTML Bootstrap, Browser Security Headers, and Swarming Robots

  1. Cities in Fact and Fiction: An Interview with William Gibson (Scientific American) — Paris, as much as I love Paris, feels to me as though it’s long since been “cooked.” Its brand consists of what it is, and that can be embellished but not changed. A lack of availability of inexpensive shop-rentals is one very easily read warning sign of overcooking. I wish Manhattan condo towers could be required to have street frontage consisting of capsule micro-shops. The affordable retail slots would guarantee the rich folks upstairs interesting things to buy, interesting services, interesting food and drink, and constant market-driven turnover of same, while keeping the streetscape vital and allowing the city to do so many of the things cities do best. London, after the Olympic redo, will have fewer affordable retail slots, I imagine. (via Keith Bolland)
  2. Bootstrap — HTML toolkit from Twitter, includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more. Open sourced (Apache v2 license).
  3. Extra Headers for Browser Security — I hadn’t realized there were all these new headers to avoid XSS and other attacks. Can you recommend a good introduction to these new headers? (via Nelson Minar)
  4. Swarmanoid — award-winning robotics demo of heterogeneous, dynamically connected, small autonomous robots that provide services to each other to accomplish a larger goal. (via Mike Yalden)
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  • http://www.maia68.com bruce wayne

    Any chance that the “Bootstrap” toolkit includes a tool that will allow the community that generates content and value for twitter to export their content out, or to have a say in an api that allows access to their content….or maybe a way that the community can have a share in the hundreds of millions of dollars in monetary value that twitter receives from them ….?

    http://www.maia68.com/factoetum/Gaelle_Maddy_(Musical_Artist)

  • http://pageofwords.com/ Kirk Jackson

    Hi Nat,

    I talked about these headers at WDCNZ, as well as the new Content Security Policy headers that we need to start preparing our sites for.

    My slides are at:
    http://pageofwords.com/blog/2011/07/14/WDCNZConferenceWebSecurityGetAHeader.aspx

    Browsers are really coming to the party lately, providing options for websites to opt-in to higher levels of security. Content security policy is awesome for preventing XSS, as the website can say: I only trust Javascript from this domain. Never run any inline script on the page.

    Kirk

  • http://pageofwords.com/ Kirk Jackson

    Hi Nat,

    I talked about these headers at WDCNZ, as well as the new Content Security Policy headers that we need to start preparing our sites for.

    My slides are at:
    http://pageofwords.com/blog/2011/07/14/WDCNZConferenceWebSecurityGetAHeader.aspx

    Browsers are really coming to the party lately, providing options for websites to opt-in to higher levels of security. Content security policy is awesome for preventing XSS, as the website can say: I only trust Javascript from this domain. Never run any inline script on the page.

    Kirk