One of the last bastions of the old-school Web just got ruined, from the point of view of speedy search. Flickr’s bloated and slow “crammed lightbox” style of page display is now mandatory, and there’s no way to change back. It’s also on the Creative Commons search results. It’s going to make a Flickr search twice or three times as long to do, at least until we get Stylish / GreaseMonkey scripts to force it back to a fast and more user-friendly style. There are no such scripts out there yet, I looked.
A 30 minute BBC Radio 4 documentary on An Intimate History of the Arts Scholar. The actual history starts at 5:15 minutes, if you want to skip the intro-fluff.
It’s now 2013 I’m now looking for new Windows software that can do a big side-scrolling desktop timeline with hundreds of items hanging off it. But the software on offer is still rubbish, producing ugly timelines that either look or act like they were designed by a lesser Microsoft intern circa 1987.
Can no-one really make a large-scale timeline desktop software, that’s easy-to-use and which outputs beautiful timelines for the Web? Complex ones that have more than a half-dozen points on them, and which can scale in and out with a zoom?