Adobe on HTML5

John Gruber links to Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen’s comments on Flash in the world of HTML5.

However much I wish it to be, HTML5 will not be a Flash killer. Though some of the new tags will obviate the need for Flash as a media streaming container, there will always be a need for animated content on the web. As long as people stick to using flash for ads or animated header images, I am fine with that. Just please, PLEASE do not rely on Flash for anything important like navigation (something HTML5 should kill off) or textual content.

Adobe on HTML5

Reggae Garbageman

As @Mutantfroginc can attest, this Rastafarian  that drives by my house every Sunday spices up his blaring appeal for broken junk with some down-to-earth reggae loops. This week I was able to capture some of his upfulness on my iPhone.

廃品回収車

For those that do not know what a haihin kaishûsha is, it is a truck such as pictured above that is usually driven by an old man blaring a recorded message asking people for their broken appliances and such.

Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli unanimously ratified by the US Senate on June 7, 1797, an important piece of evidence of the secular foundations of America.