Alice sent their apologies via Twitter as she was still in Kazakhstan time.
Kriss mentioned playing with CSS Filters which allow you to manipulate images in a browser and which are at Working Draft stage. He then introduced
asm.js, a small virtual machine, which is a native application in Firefox. It is an alternative to Google’s Native Client which allows you to run C code in a sandbox;
Google uses the Pepper API and has disabled the Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) in Chrome with the intention of removing it later this year. However, elsewhere the Unity 5 game engine plug-in has gained Linux browser support — only Google want the Pepper API.
Kriss commented that it is annoying to have to support two opposing browser choices, much like the choice between the Betamax and VHS formats where the inferior format won — something he thinks may happen again.
Kriss also passed round an Android camera — an Android device without a ’phone!
David S demonstrated how it is possible for registered users of the Telegraph & Argus to increase or reduce the likes on a comment by using multiple tabs.
He also drew attention to The Lib Dems’ digital rights bill — an empty promise? which points out that the LibDems do not comply with the very legislation they are promising to ‘beef up.’