114 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."
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
Nelson Minar : Dave Winer still nuts - Lawsuit fun! (via HotLinks)#
115 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.
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#
116 month ago
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.#
116 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
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#
118 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#
118 month ago
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.
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#
118 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
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.#
120 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.
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.#
122 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"
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.
Charles Miller : A Rocket To Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski points out that the NASA shuttle program has no clothes.#
122 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.
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?#
122 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#
122 month ago
Milo Vermeulen : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard
gleuschk : awesome lcd keyboard - holy cow, now, *that's* the future
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.
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...
Simon Willison : Optimus keyboard - Every key is a colour screen.#
125 month ago
Isofarro : Dive into greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back with another awesome online book.
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
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
Paul Hammond : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Teaching an old web new tricks#
125 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 Ã¼bercorp.
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.
Paul Hammond : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better#
126 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.#
126 month ago
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!#
128 month ago
Jeremy Zawodny : Google Maps - Google Maps: just what you think it is
doug : Google Maps - Check out Google?s way-cool mapping service in any non-Safari browser. Drag the map around, quick zooming, directions from A to B, beautiful detail, and more? Look out MapQuest.
jkottke : Google Maps is in beta - Safari not supported yet.
Dan Cederholm : Google Maps - Linked from everywhere, but worth it. Hope to see support for Safari, eventually.
gleuschk : new button on Google Maps: Hybrid - superextramegacool#
130 month ago
plasticbag : Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials - This is pretty awesome - using keyword searches and citations to help you find academic materials from across the web. When it can, it links through to PDFs of the articles concerned. Many hours of fun to be had here...
Jeremy Zawodny : google scholar - google scholar: beta, of course
cameron : Google Scholar - citeseer destroyer
Simon Willison : Google Scholar - Search academic papers. Invaluable for degree course final year projects.
Kayode Okeyode : Google Scholar: Stand on the shoulders of giants
Philippe Janvier : Google Scholar - Mémoires de fin d'année :) "We at Google have benefited much from academic research. This is one of the ways in which we are giving back to the research community." [via] #
Linkorama : Google Scholar - Stand on the shoulders of giants#
132 month ago
jkottke : Google launches beta of Desktop Search - Windows only...hopefully Mac support is on the way?
Paul Hammond : Google Desktop Search Download - Search your own computer.
Matthew M. Boedicker : Google Desktop beta indexes the contents of your computer
jimray : Google Desktop Search Download - Now indexes PDF, music, image, video files and Mozilla based apps. Also has a plug-in architecture. Well done!#
132 month ago
jkottke : Ok, this is the first wiki interface I've seen that has real potential - Dunno quite why exactly, but this blows my mind.
cameron : TiddlyWiki - wiki without servers
Graham Leuschke : wow, that's a gorgeous site interface -- oh, and it's a wiki - click on some stuff on the left-hand side `
Adam Gessaman : TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook - Hmmm... this is interesting... alhtough it requires some logical restructuring of my thought processes.
Jeremy Zawodny : tiddlywiki - tiddlywiki: very cool stuff#
133 month ago
Jon Hicks : siFR - Scalable, multiline Flash 6 compatible typography!
anildash : elegant and attractive use of flash for headlines - seems like mike's found the best of both worlds
deusx : Mike Davidson: Introducing sIFR: The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - Damn slick replacement of select HTML elements with Flash, degrades gracefully.
jkottke : So now we're building Web browsers in Flash movies embedded in HTML displayed by Web browsers? - I think I'm getting a headache.
Philippe Janvier : Introducing sIFR : The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - Du Flash pour remplacer du texte HTML : complexe et plutôt lourd pour un résultat assez satisfaisant. Sans doute un exercice à reserver aux présentations les plus exigeantes.
Paul Hammond : Mike Davidson: Introducing sIFR: The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - things which shouldn't have to be done
Phil Gyford : Mike Davidson: Introducing sIFR: The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - Replacing HTML text with Flash-rendered text just to make it look prettier seems like precious designer overkill to me. But it's very clever and it does work.#
133 month ago
deusx : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - "GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium." Scary, but inevitable.
Erik Benson : Haven't tried this Gmail File System thing out yet but looks interesting - I wonder if this gets popular whether Google will make this easier or more difficult to do.
jkottke : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium - This is beyond cool. (Comment on this)
Simon Willison : GmailFS - Python strikes again: FUSE + libgmail = Gmail Filesystem
François Nonnenmacher : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium
Kayode Okeyode : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium
Adam Gessaman : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem#
133 month ago
jkottke : Tricks of the Trade
Matthew M. Boedicker : tricks of the trade, for various trades
Jeremy Zawodny : tricks of the trade - tricks of the trade: the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible
Manuzhai : Tricks of the Trade - Little tricks to make life in your profession easier.
Nelson Minar : Tricks of the trade - funny on the Morning News (via kottke)
Phil Gyford : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - Different professions. Landscape architect: "If you say the drawings are 'rendered' rather than 'colored,' you can charge four times as much."
Aquarion : Tricks of the Trade - In this respect, the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible#
133 month ago
Dan Cederholm : Browse Happy - Informational site on switching from IE. From your friends at the Web Standards Project.
Paul Hammond : Browse Happy - Online. Worry-free. - Brought to you by The Web Standards Project
Jon Hicks : Browse Happy - Please add Camino and Omniweb to the list chaps!
Clément Hardoüin : Browse happy - 23-08-2004 - (via http://sidesh0w.com/) - La nouvelle initiative du WASP visant Ã faire adopter des navigateurs alternatifs (Firefox, Safari, Opera) plutÃ´t que la passoire Internet Explorer.
Matthew M. Boedicker : Browse Happy
François Nonnenmacher : Browse Happy - Online, worry-free. Internet Explorer can make your computer unsafe. Why not switch to a browser that's more secure?#
134 month ago
Erik Benson : I thought this was a joke--an O'Reilly Hacks book about quirks of the human brain? Matt is my hero - I would love to write a chapter for this. I wonder if they're taking submissions?
Tom Coates : My colleague has been writing a book. Yay Webb.
anildash : coming soon: brain hacks - it's the logical extension of Mind Wide Open
Phil Gyford : i'm writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - Matt is clever and nice. His forthcoming book, 'Brain Hacks', should be good. Yay!
deusx : im writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - "Now if you'll just excuse me. GODDAMN THIS IS SO BLOODY BRILLIANT. Sorry, I've been wanting to say that for ages." Brain Hacks. As fast as it hits the bookstore, it'll be on my shelf.
Richard MacManus : Matt Webb's co-writing an O'Reilly book called Brain Hacks - "To get where it is, the brain has made some fascinating design decisions."
Will Pate : Brain Hacks - 100 practical and understandable probes into the design quirks of the brain. I can't wait.
Paul Hammond : im writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - 100 practical and understandable probes into the design quirks of the brain, concentrating on the sensory and motor functions and their coordination
Jeremy Zawodny : brain hacks - brain hacks: sounds like a fun book#