It could’ve seemed I was less active for the past few days, as updates came in less regularly and were mostly done by Jill. But rest assured I was deep in the matter, doing some mighty updates in the beck-end of this site.
For example, remember how some of you complained that when we post animated gifs to the “Optical Illusion of The Day” widget, it takes too much CPU, and slows down the widget? I’ve fixed that. On the other hand, when we post optical illusion videos using our custom embedded player, they appear and work flawlessly, it’s just that they haven’t shown on the mobile version of this site, and our RSS feed omitted them. This should be past-tense as well :D
Another thing concerning the widgets… Yahoo decided to kill its dashboard platform, so our focus is now switching onto iGoogle, Mac and Windows gadgets. If you haven tried them, be sure to check them out and see which one suits your needs. They were built with an idea to provide you with endless illusions for the rest of (our) life. So, which one would be your choice?
[Art by: Gesine Marwedel, photography: Thomas van de Wall]