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Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

84 month ago

wearehugh : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jcgregorio : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jimray : Matt Haughey's got some tips on how to do online communities right - "If you're building a community you have to love what you're doing and be the best member of it." Well put, probably explains why most "communities" built by large companies are so spectacularly bad (guilty).

WillPate : Some Community Tips for 2007

François Nonnenmacher : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Seven tips on how to run a successful community

Jeremy Zawodny : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Some Community Tips for 2007: smart stuff from Matt (as usual)

factoryjoe : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous - Every year or so I write a long post or do a presentation at a conference on the subject of community. Each time I approach the subject, I take what I've already written and add to it with recent things I've learned or learned long befor

Linkorama : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Matt has a nice new and helpful blog, how fortuitous

Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support

93 month ago

Andy Baio : Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support - and, surprise! two-way integration with Upcoming

kellan : FlickrBlog: "Great shot - where'd you take that?" - Our new maps feature is out! #

jkottke : Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos - Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos. Geotag = situate your photos on a map.

jimray : Flickr adds geotagging

Simon Willison : Flickr launches geocoding - Really great job - congrats Dan Catt and the rest of the team.

Nelson Minar : Flickr Geotagging - Mainstream feature now!

Linkorama : Geo Flickr - Bout time, nah, space

bmilleare : Geotagging on Flickr

On Bots

97 month ago

Andy Baio : On Bots - analysis and great visualizations of Yahoo, Google, and MSN crawler activity for a year

joshua : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Nice analysis of crawler behavior

Matthew M. Boedicker : beautiful graphs of search engine crawling behavior - (via slashdot comment) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : drunkmenworkhere.org - On Bots - results of a one-year experiment on search engine behaviour [via]

Nelson Minar : Search spider test - If I understand right, the best crawlers would crawl no pages here

Rod Begbie : Drunk Men Work Here - On Bots - Visualizations on how Yahoo, Google and MSN (and comment spam bots) spider through content. [via#

Philippe Janvier : On Bots - Analyse des comportements des robots des 3 plus gros moteurs de recherche. [via#

Wayne Burkett : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Very interesting crawler behavior visualization. #

Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney

98 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney: help Dave Winer, get sued

jkottke : Rogers Cadenhead, after receiving a letter from Dave Winer's attorney: "I've never been more retroactively embarrassed to have paid someone a compliment in my life."

kellan : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - Eventually he burns everyone. #

kayodeok : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - In a work-for-hire agreement with Winer, I ported Weblogs.Com from a Frontier application running in Windows to an Apache/MySQL/PHP application running on Linux. It was a financial success for Winer, who sold Weblogs.Com to VeriSign in October 2005 for $2

tehu : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - "There's no real generosity in tech business" Jens Alfke 01-22-2006 / or Virtual Dave ?

Andy Baio : Rogers Cadenhead gets a letter from Dave Winer's attorney - also: Winer's side of the story

znarf : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney [via#

Philippe Janvier : Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - No comment ! [via#

Nelson Minar : Dave Winer still nuts - Lawsuit fun! (via HotLinks)

Google buys Measure Map

99 month ago

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes

100 month ago

Milo Vermeulen : Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes [via]

Andy Baio : Google Code's Web Authoring Statistics - popular elements and attributes across a billion webpage sample set  [via]

Nelson Minar : Web authoring stats - Google's analysis of 1 billion web pages' HTML

Eric Meyer : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - "In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata."

kayodeok : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata. The results we found are available below. We hope this is of use!

Jeremy Zawodny : Web Authoring Statistics - Web Authoring Statistics: interesting google stats on web page elements and such

François Nonnenmacher : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - View this with Firefox or an SVG-enabled browser

Paul Hammond : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents

Richard Rutter : Web Authoring Statistics - Google investigates the popularity of classes, elements, etc.

ALA: Web 3.0

100 month ago

Cameron Moll : ALA: Web 3.0 - A List Apart: "Web 3.0". Jeffrey speaks from the heart. At least that's how I read it. I found this to be highly motivational, surprisingly. "These problems and others will be solved, most likely by someone reading this page," says Zeldman. "One points to

Rod Begbie : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - I ♥ Zeldman. [via#

Eric Meyer : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - Preach on, brutha.

jimray : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "My discomfort with the hype surrounding an emerging genre of web development turned into a full-blown hate-on." Zeldman debunks all the Web2.0 inanity.

Simon Willison : Web 3.0 - A Zeldman classic.

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "We have been down this road before"

Jeremy Zawodny : Web 3.0 - Web 3.0: "But ours is a medium in which, more often than not, big teams have slowly and expensively labored to produce overly complex web applications whose usability was near nil on behalf of clients with at best vague goals."

WillPate : Web 3.0 - "To you who feel like failures because you spent last year honing your web skills and serving clients, or running a business, or perhaps publishing content, you are special and lovely, so hold that pretty head high, and never let them see the tears."

François Nonnenmacher : Web 3.0 - Jeffrey Zeldman cuts to the chase

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

102 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!: yahoo buys del.icio.us

Andy Baio : Yahoo! acquires Del.icio.us - everyone I know now works at Yahoo

jkottke : Yahoo! buys del.icio.us - Yahoo! buys del.icio.us...muxway is all growed up. There's an interesting story in here somewhere about how Yahoo! is hiring/buying the "alpha geeks" (hackers, tinkerers, accidental entrepreneurs) and Google seemingly isn't (Ph.Ds, computer scientists) an

jimray : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - Wow

erikbenson : Yahoo buys del.icio.us. Nice! - Congratulations, Joshua.

Linkorama : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - I just thought I would link to it and add every recommended tag. Congrats Josh!

Paul Hammond : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family

kayodeok : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community

Philippe Janvier : del.icio.us : y.ah.oo ! - Après Flickr, Yahoo achète Del.icio.us. La fin du web tel que l'on a pu le connaître ces trois dernières années. Qui sera le prochain ? [via#

Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time

102 month ago

Simon Willison : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - My addLoadEvent() makes number 9 :) [via]

deusx : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - "If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions."

Isofarro : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Functions for adding events, cookie manipulation, and clever DOM shortcuts

kayodeok : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions. It would be the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without.

Nelson Minar : Top 10 Javascript - Fixing the language (via kottke)

znarf : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Essential [via#

Paul Hammond : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without

philgyford : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Some of the most commonly repeated functions. (via Tim/twisty)

Try Ruby

102 month ago

Andy Baio : Try Ruby - play around with the Ruby language in your web browser  [via]

Wayne Burkett : try ruby! (in your browser) - This is a brilliant intro. I've slacked on the Ruby front :( #

Rod Begbie : try ruby! (in your browser) - This is an incredibly cool tutorial, and a way of playing with Ruby without downloading a danged thing. [via#

cobra libre : try ruby! (in your browser) - sadly, you hate toast poetry #

kayodeok : try ruby! (in your browser) - Got 15 minutes? Give Ruby a shot right now!

Simon Willison : try ruby! (in your browser) - An Ajax interactive Ruby prompt from Why the lucky stiff.

Philippe Janvier : Try ruby ! (in your browser) - Un petit tutoriel pour essayer Ruby dans un navigateur. [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : try ruby! (in your browser) - try ruby! (in your browser): wacky! the browser is the new xterm

factoryjoe : try ruby! (in your browser) - A sweet way to try Ruby in your browser! Tags: ruby, rails

Evan Williams' Ten Rules for Web Startups

102 month ago

Andy Baio : Evan Williams' Ten Rules for Web Startups - from a man who knows

Jeremy Zawodny : Ten Rules for Web Startups - Ten Rules for Web Startups: good advice from Evan that the rest of the world seems to be linking to today as well

Rod Begbie : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups - Some interesting, and reasonably common-sense, rules for startups. #

jimray : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups

Linkorama : Ten Rules for Web Startups - #11 (bonus!): Be Wary

WillPate : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups - Rule #1: Listen to success stories like Evan Williams and Jason Fried.

ricmac : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups - Fantastic list, which I've printed out and will try to review regularly.

Paul Hammond : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups - Be Balanced

Cameron Moll : Evan Williams: Ten Rules for Startups - Ten Rules for Startups by Evan Williams, Twitter CEO. Loaded with sound advice. Evan wisely includes an eleventh rule: "Overgeneralized lists of business 'rules' are not to be taken too literally. There are exceptions to everything." Precisely.

Ning.com goes live!

104 month ago

Andy Baio : Ning.com goes live! - 24 Hour Laundry's stealthy startup is an oddball social software playground; mind blowing geek cool

philgyford : Ning | Developer : Home - New site that makes it easy to create your own social software apps, from the secretive 24 Hour Laundry. (I did most of the HTML/CSS.)

jkottke : Ning, a social software playground - Ning is a platform on which you can build your own social software...your own craigslist or del.icio.us. We were just talking about something like this the other day at Eyebeam, a MMORPG in which you write applications to adventure together or fight each [via]

kayodeok : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

znarf : Ning - Semble impressionnant [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Ning - Ning (formerly known as 24 Hour Laundry) is a free online service (a Playground) for people to build and run social applications

Linkorama : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

erikbenson : Ning: create your own social network site - At first glance, pretty interesting! Having trouble logging in but I assume that'll be fixed soon.

Rod Begbie : Ning "Playground" - At the risk of sounding a bit "Less space than a nomad. Lame", can anyone explain to me what's so exciting about a service that lets you build hosted not-quite-as-good-as-existing social apps? [via#

cobra libre : ning - a "playground" (that is, "a field or sphere of unrestricted pleasurable activity") for "social applications" (i.e., "web apps made up of code and content that enable people to match, transact, and communicate with one another") #

Simon Willison : Ning - A social software app for building social software apps. That's so meta.

Paul Hammond : Ning | Home: Front Page - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

plasticbag : I remain totally weirded out by Ning, even after their relaunch as a roll your own social network service - I honestly have no idea why anyone would want this, and it makes me sad because I feel like I'm missing something quite profound. The benefit surely would be in overlapping social networks? In values in scale? I'm totally lost.

A Rocket to Nowhere

106 month ago

Andy Baio : A Rocket to Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski's excellent article on the problems with NASA's manned space flight program

jimray : An unimpassioned look at the shuttle - With a great historical perspective I had never heard

joshua : rocket to nowhere - maciej versus the space shuttle: FIGHT

kayodeok : A Rocket To Nowhere - "Clearly this primitive space plane must have been a sacred artifact, used in religious rituals to deliver sacrifice to a sky god"

znarf : A Rocket To Nowhere #

deusx : Idle Words: A Rocket to Nowhere - "As tempting as it is to picture a blood-spattered Canadarm flinging goat carcasses into the void, we know that the Shuttle is the fruit of what was supposed to be a rational decision making process."

jkottke : Fantastic must-read article slamming NASA with regard to the Space Shuttle program - I've been following Maciej's del.icio.us links about the Shuttle for weeks now and was wondering if he'd get around to writing it up. Worth the wait.

Milo Vermeulen : Idle Words - A Rocket To Nowhere [via]

Charles Miller : A Rocket To Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski points out that the NASA shuttle program has no clothes.

Google Moon

106 month ago

Andy Baio : Google Moon - try zooming all the way in

jkottke : Google Moon: explore the Apollo landing sites in the Google Maps interface

joshua : Google Moon - mmm, cheese

kayodeok : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - "In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we?ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor"

gleuschk : Google Moon - zoom all the way in

Rod Begbie : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Lovely little Googletreat to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landings. Make sure and try zooming in to the maximum resolution to see what the moon is made of. #

jimray : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Just a small slice of the moon, commemorating the original moon landing 36 years ago. Still cool, though.

erikbenson : Google Moon - Zoom in all the way to see the moon at a level of detail never experienced before.

Simon Willison : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Be sure to zoom all the way in for a Wallace and Gromit like revelation. (via) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Moon - Un petit pas pour l'homme... [via#

Linkorama : Google Moon - Honestly, if you are going to visit a fairly large moon, why would you keep going to the same place? What is this, Lunar Vegas?

Django, like Rails for Python

107 month ago

Andy Baio : Django, like Rails for Python - outstanding new web framework by Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison; read the overview

joshua : Django - python on rails?

Rod Begbie : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - The continued quest to create a "Python on Rails" turns up this interesting looking app. To be investigated further. [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Django - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

Paul Hammond : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

jimray : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Looks like Ruby on Rails for Python

Nelson Minar : Django: PyWeb code - Maybe this will be The One? Python has really needed a better webapp framework.

Simon Willison : Django: The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - I helped develop this. Start with the overview. I'll write more later.

kayodeok : The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

bmilleare : Django - Python web framework

Tim Bray: Atom 1.0

107 month ago

Isofarro : Tim Bray: Atom 1.0 - 'Now would be a good time for implementors to roll up their sleeves and go to work.'

tehu : Atom 1.0 release ! - Enfin ! You just have to wait until December for the Atom API. You can't have it all...

François Nonnenmacher : Atom 1.0 - Cooked and ready to serve

jkottke : Atom 1.0 - The Atom format finally goes 1.0.

Rod Begbie : ongoing · Atom 1.0 - It's taken a couple of years, but we finally have a well-documented standard for feed syndication. Hurrah to all involved. [via#

znarf : Tim Bray: Atom 1.0 [via#

mbertier : ongoing · Atom 1.0 - It?s cooked and ready to serve. There are a couple of IETF process things to do, but this draft is essentially Atom 1.0. [via#

Paul Hammond : ongoing · Atom 1.0 - Now would be a good time for implementors to roll up their sleeves and go to work

Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

107 month ago

Milo Vermeulen : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

gleuschk : awesome lcd keyboard - holy cow, now, *that's* the future

Andy Baio : Optimus keyboard - jaw-dropping keyboard concept with each key as an LCD display [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Optimus keyboard - Extremely kewl concept -- A keyboard with leds, so the key displays change depending on context. [via#

tehu : Optimus keyboard : LCD on your keys - Oh I want one ! Patents pending ? Gosh !

Matthew M. Boedicker : keyboard where each key is a mini LCD

jkottke : Whoa, each key on this keyboard is a little computer screen - I'd love to use the typeface of my choosing for my keyboard.

znarf : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard - I want it ! [via#

plasticbag : The Optimus keyboard has a tiny screen under each key, so that you can remap it easily to any combination - Mr Webb informs me that each button costs tens of dollars at the moment, and as such it doesn't look likely to go on the market any time soon - but it rocks and I want one...

Eric Meyer : Optimus keyboard - Oh, that's just far too awesome. It would certainly make learning Dvorak (or playing games) a LOT easier. [via Dan] [via]

Simon Willison : Optimus keyboard - Every key is a colour screen.

Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win...

109 month ago

Milo Vermeulen : Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win... - Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win... [via] [via]

adash : KITTENWAR - This is what the internet was made for.

Jeremy Zawodny : kittenwar.com - kittenwar.com: dear god, that's addictive

plasticbag : Kitten War... May the cutest kitten win... - Most of these cats look moth-eared and grouchy. My kitten was much cuter when I was a kid. Bah.

Ethan Marcotte : Kitten War! - Say it with me: "Awwww..."

wearehugh : Kittenwar! May The Cutest Kitten Win!

deusx : Kittenwar! May The Cutest Kitten Win! - Click the cutest kitten picture!

nelson : Kittenwar! - A Hot or Not site full of pussies

BBC Backstage

109 month ago

Andy Baio : BBC Backstage - open API, feeds, and tools for remixing BBC content; if only all media was this open [via]  [via]

znarf : BBC Backstage - "backstage.bbc.co.uk is the BBC's new developer network, providing content feeds for anyone to build with. Alternatively, share your ideas on new ways to use BBC content. This is your BBC. We want to help you play." Waow, this rocks ! [via#

Rod Begbie : BBC Backstage - Auntie's new forum for sharing their (online) content. [via#

jimray : BBC backstage - The beeb gets remix religion

Simon Willison : BBC Backstage - Feeds, APIs, and other geeky stuff. This is really, really good. (via) [via]

kayodeok : BBC Backstage: Build what you want using BBC content - backstage.bbc.co.uk is the BBC's new developer network, providing content feeds for anyone to build with.

François Nonnenmacher : backstage.bbc.co.uk - Build what you want using BBC content -- an API to the BBC!

Philippe Janvier : BBC Backstage - "BBC's new developer network". [via#

Dive into greasemonkey

109 month ago

Isofarro : Dive into greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back with another awesome online book.

Rod Begbie : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim writes some docs for Greasemonkey. Hurrah! [via#

kayodeok : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. Read it online for free

znarf : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. [via#

mbertier : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. [via#

Simon Willison : Dive Into Greasemonkey - If you're not in to Greasemonkey yet, now you have no excuse.

jimray : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back and he wants you to surf the web your way

Wayne Burkett : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Fancy! #

Milo Vermeulen : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey [via] [via]

Anne van Kesteren : Dive Into Greasemonkey - I guess it?s hard to find a new hobby. #

Paul Hammond : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Teaching an old web new tricks

Philippe Janvier : Dive Into Greasemonkey - "...a book about programming with Greasemonkey". [via#

Safari Passes the Acid2 Test

109 month ago

Anne van Kesteren : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Now that didn?t take long. #

Ethan Marcotte : Safari is the first to pass the Acid2 test - And he posts the KHTML patches to boot. What a rockstar, that Dave Hyatt.

François Nonnenmacher : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Kudos to Hyatt and Apple. Now the $64,000 question is: will IE7 pass it too?

kayodeok : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test

jimray : Safari passes Acid 2 - Safari's rendering engine is now the most standards compliant - uber l33t

Paul Hammond : Surfin' Safari - Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - There were two issues left that needed to be resolved

Simon Willison : Safari passes the Acid2 test - Dave Hyatt runs rings around the rest.

Eric Meyer : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Hyatt's da man.

Aardvark Firefox Extension

109 month ago

kayodeok : Aardvark Firefox Extension - Things You Can Do With Aardvark: Clean up unwanted banners and surrounding "fluff," especially prior to printing a page, See how the page is created, block by block

plasticbag : Aardvark Firefox Extension - This looks like a stunningly useful little Firefox extension for debugging and exploring HTML / XTML documents online

Anne van Kesteren : Aardvark Firefox extension - ?The Aardvark Firefox extension is a tool for web developers/designers as well as casual users.? #

Jeremy Zawodny : Aardvark Firefox Extension - Aardvark Firefox Extension: excellent firefox tool for identifying page bits

Simon Willison : Aardvark Firefox Extension - Neat extension for exploring (and altering) the layout of a page.

Richard Rutter : Aardvark Firefox extension - Handy web developer tool for highlighting boxes, ids & classes. [via plasticbag.org]

Paul Hammond : Aardvark Firefox Extension - a tool for web developers/designers as well as casual users

Philippe Janvier : Aardvark Firefox Extension - Une extension pour voir et manipuler le contenu d'une page. Pratique, utile et assez impressionnant. [via#

Adobe buys Macromedia!

110 month ago

Andy Baio : Adobe buys Macromedia! - all-stock buyout for $3.4 billion

jkottke : Whoa! Adobe to buy Macromedia?!!?!?! - Wow! ??!!?!??!! I don't think there's enough room in my MT database for all the question marks and exclamation points I want to use here.

Ethan Marcotte : Adobe buys Macromedia - Welcome to the world of the übercorp.

Jason Shellen : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Congratulations to both sides. However, I'm calling the death of MM Fireworks at 06:00 hours on April 18th, 2005. #

kayodeok : Adobe acquires Macromedia - Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion

tehu : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Why reinvent Flash when we can buy its owner ?

deusx : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - "Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion." Holy crap.

Anne van Kesteren : Adobe and Macromedia - Some posts. Note that it is not 1 April. [via#

Paul Hammond : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better

Simon Willison : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Whoa! There goes competition in the graphic design software sector. (via) [via]

Maciej on Paul Graham and other blowhards

110 month ago

Andy Baio : Maciej on Paul Graham and other blowhards - I love a spirited rant

Wayne Burkett : Idle Words: Dabblers and Blowhards - "I am not qualified to call bullshit on Paul Graham when he writes about programming, history, starting a business, or even growing up as a social pariah, but I do know enough about art to see when someone is just making shit up." #

Rod Begbie : Dabblers and Blowhards - Paul Graham (and ESR, and Winer) in bullshit-rant shocker. Despite people pointing to them, I've never been able to read a Paul Graham essay. Favourite quote: "Great paintings, for example, get you laid in a way that great computer programs never do." [via#

jkottke : Dabblers and Blowhards, or Why hackers are nothing like painters - Maciej takes issue with Paul Graham's non-technical body of writing.

deusx : Idle Words - Dabblers and Blowhards - "But you, sir, are no painter."

jimray : Dabblers and blowhards - Maciej Ceglowski doesn't think hackers are anything like painters [via Daring Fireball]

cameron : Idle Words: Dabblers and Blowhards - Maciej reveals the truth: programming is nothing like painting, as painters get laid for what they do

Steve Cook : Maciej Ceglowski beats the crap out of "Hackers and Painters" - He's got a beef with the Paul Graham/Dave Winer/ESR style of "hackers are" essay, and calls bullshit on Graham's qualifications to even -talk- about painting. (via Waxy)

plasticbag : A glorious response to essays on Hackers and Painters... - "Great paintings, for example, get you laid in a way that great computer programs never do. Even not-so-great paintings - in fact, any slapdash attempt at splashing paint onto a surface - will get you laid more than writing software"

Paul Hammond : Idle Words - Dabblers and Blowhards - So let me say it simply - hackers are nothing like painters.

joshua quitting to work on del.icio.us full time

110 month ago

kellan : joshua quitting to work on del.icio.us full time  #

Andy Baio : Del.icio.us gets funding, Joshua goes full-time - this makes me so very happy [via]  [via]

Wayne Burkett : [delicious-discuss] big news - del.icio.us takes outside investment. Congrats and good luck, Joshua! #

deusx : [delicious-discuss] big news - "I've decided to quit my job and workon del.icio.us full time." Holy shit. Congratulations!

jkottke : Josh Schachter has taken on some outside investment and is doing del.icio.us full-time - Congratulations to Josh...looking forward to seeing what happens.

plasticbag : Josh Schachter quits his job to take del.icio.us professional - I really hope this one works out for him. I'm a bit nervous that it won't easily translate into a commercial space...

ricmac : delicious gets investor capital - Joshua: "I've decided to quit my job and work on del.icio.us full time." Congrats! (via waxy.org)

Nelson Minar : del.icio.us full time - Joshua announces funding and a new concentration

Simon Willison : [delicious-discuss] big news - Joshua has funding, and is now working on del.icio.us full time.

jimray : Josh Schachter quits his job to do del.icio.us full time - Also, inboxes are back!

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