A Conspiracy To Kill IE6 β€” How YouTube got rid of IE6 for us

Great read on how a few YouTube engineers bypassed the internal Google politics in order to abolish IE6 from their list of supported browsers: One idea rose to the surface that quickly captured everyone’s attention. Instead of outright dropping IE6 support, what if we just threatened to? How would users react? Would they revolt against […]

The nightmare videos of childrens’ YouTube

James Bridle – whom you might know from his autonomous trap for self-driving cars – on the dangers of leaving your children on YouTube unattended: Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising […]

Video embeds for the Social

About half a year ago I’ve changed how I embed videos here on bram.us. No, I’m not embedding responsively but I’m embedding Vimeo and YouTube clips along with its poster frame (= the image you see before the video starts playing). Doing this will force Facebook and Google+ to show that image – and not […]

LG Smart TV YouTube App Hidden Gem: Device Pairing

This weekend I discovered something neat on my LG Smart TV (a 42LV5500): in the YouTube App, there’s an option to pair your mobile with the app itself. Once paired, you can use your iPhone to play a YouTube video on the TV. Now, it’s nothing like AirPlay mirroring but more a remote control feature […]