Recent Links, 20090127

» Eminemmy Hill vs Doctor Who Absolutely astounding music video/documentary, and proof of alien life.

» Grave threat to UK privacy – Write to your MP now! Hidden in the new Coroners and Justice Bill is one clause (cl.152) amending the Data Protection Act. It would allow ministers to make ‘Information Sharing Orders’, that can alter any Act of Parliament and cancel all rules of confidentiality in order to use information obtained for one purpose to be used for another. This would allow massive data sharing between government agencies, private entities, and the outside world. It would reverse the whole point of the Data Protection Act, and it must be stopped. Use to easily contact your MP and get them to vote against it.

» 22 Most Used Free Fonts By Professional Designers | instantShift Some nice fonts here, and all free (with caveats)!

» 26 Essential Firefox Add-ons for Web Designers | instantShift Some useful stuff here if I get moving on updating and tweaking my website, or if anyone else wants stuff doing.

» Charlie’s Diary: Preventing the New Dark Ages: Start Here Charles Stross presents a good case for keeping your life’s work in an open data format.

» “Social media consultants” I’ve had to block a fair few of these on twitter recently. I love it when PR firms show their true colours.

» Grow Tower Flash Game The latest in this series of really cute and fun puzzles. Click on the icons to build you tower, and watch the animations – see if you can max your tower out!

» New version of Game of Life caters to the hellish economy We’ve been playing Game Of Life recently, and we noticed how unrealistic it is for the most part. Maybe this will redress the balance. The old one did have the accountant pocketing your taxes – that’s true enough.

» xkcd – A Webcomic – Windows 7 Panel 2 – “No UI?” – haha that’s good cos I was in “The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui” which is about Hitler!