Daily Speculations

4/06/2004 @ 23:01 UTC

Steve Cook : Daily Speculations - The webloggish thing of Victor Niederhoffer, the former squash champion, hedge fund manager, and author of "The Education of a Speculator". One part insight, one part technical analysis, one part libertarian rant, and he thinks "High Noon&q

FOAF, la première brique du Web sémantique ?

4/06/2004 @ 23:01 UTC

Philippe Janvier : FOAF, la première brique du Web sémantique ? - "Web sémantique pour les personnes" : une introduction FOAF en français.

Audio-moblog basé sur Blogger

4/06/2004 @ 23:00 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Audio-moblog basé sur Blogger - Une démonstration d'Audblogging en français

2004 Spelling Bee scandal?

4/06/2004 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 2004 Spelling Bee scandal? - Coudal's research shows it's likely a coincidence

i am the man of dooce's dreams

4/06/2004 @ 23:00 UTC

anildash : i am the man of dooce's dreams - unfortunately, i am sharing the title with david hasselhoff

nice Voice piece on illegal subway photos

4/06/2004 @ 23:00 UTC

anildash : nice Voice piece on illegal subway photos - photobloggers rule the world!

jkottke : Some photographers talk about the proposed ban on NYC subway photos

Late night thoughts on barbarism

4/06/2004 @ 22:01 UTC

deusx : Late night thoughts on barbarism - "Bush drove the nation to war and threw an army into the field without taking the enterprise seriously enough."

BBC - Cult Television - Buffy Ecomics

4/06/2004 @ 22:01 UTC

deusx : BBC - Cult Television - Buffy Ecomics

Questionable Content: New comics every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

4/06/2004 @ 22:01 UTC

deusx : Questionable Content: New comics every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - "Do you think he used Java to make the smell?"

An eye on the tongue

4/06/2004 @ 22:01 UTC

deusx : An eye on the tongue - "The Tongue Display Unit (TDU) can activate areas that are normally reserved for visual information and are unused when someone suffers from congenital blindness. "

Espresso Cuban style

4/06/2004 @ 22:01 UTC

deusx : Espresso Cuban style - "Much more than a jolt of caffeine, this coffee is a way of life"

Yahoo! News - Maligned Detroit Attracts Newcomers Again

4/06/2004 @ 22:00 UTC

deusx : Yahoo! News - Maligned Detroit Attracts Newcomers Again - Cool. Anyone want to trade me for a place in San Francisco, New York, Boston, or Toronto? Got a great "gritty" view, here in Detroit.

ZSH wiki

4/06/2004 @ 22:00 UTC

deusx : ZSH wiki

i am the man of dooce's dreams

4/06/2004 @ 22:00 UTC

anildash : i am the man of dooce's dreams - unfortunately, i am sharing the title with david hasselhoff

interview with head of yahoo research labs

4/06/2004 @ 22:00 UTC

anildash : interview with head of yahoo research labs - olivier always finds the best obscure interviews

First all-artificial feature film released

4/06/2004 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : First all-artificial feature film released - voices were synthesized, video was machinima

dave is deleting comments offering test cases for his latest incompatible change to rss

4/06/2004 @ 21:00 UTC

Mark Pilgrim : dave is deleting comments offering test cases for his latest incompatible change to rss - just for the record #

dionidium : The latest RSS 2.0 clarification is a backwardly incompatible change - Glassdog was right about Mark being the right kind of asshole, but he looks even more like the good guy when Dave silently deletes on-topic comments.

Adam Gessaman : The latest RSS 2.0 clarification is a backwardly incompatible change - Winer v. Pilgrim. Grudge match of the century. It'd rank right up there with the rumble in the jungle.

Wireless Unleashed

4/06/2004 @ 21:00 UTC

anildash : Wireless Unleashed - Kevin Werbach, Andrew Odlyzko, David Isenberg, and Clay Shirky on wireless

Manage Your Projects with Movable Type

4/06/2004 @ 21:00 UTC

anildash : Manage Your Projects with Movable Type - a great multi-part series, and be sure to check out the demo

The Meaning of Life

4/06/2004 @ 20:00 UTC

veen : The Meaning of Life - Could it really be that simple?

Homebrew network-enabled washing machine

4/06/2004 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Homebrew network-enabled washing machine - more details about his badass new controller hack [via]

Ethnologue, Web Version

4/06/2004 @ 19:00 UTC

phil : Ethnologue, Web Version - Browsable database of information about which languages are spoken in which countries, and lots of details about each language.

How it feels to get shot

4/06/2004 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : How it feels to get shot - [via]

veen : How it feels to get shot - Experts agree. It "hurts like hell."

Do not underestimate the power of the game Deer Hunter

4/06/2004 @ 18:02 UTC

Rod Begbie : Do not underestimate the power of the game Deer Hunter - "Deer Hunter has the power to stop a beta." #

get your lips round a cool black pepsi coke

4/06/2004 @ 18:01 UTC

cobra libre : get your lips round a cool black pepsi coke - new front page post! a cause for celebration!

eBay item 8107675670 (Ends May-31-04 09:10:22 PDT) - Selling Son's Beloved Play Station 2 For Pun...

4/06/2004 @ 18:01 UTC

deusx : eBay item 8107675670 (Ends May-31-04 09:10:22 PDT) - Selling Son's Beloved Play Station 2 For Punishment! - "That’s right my 13 year old son drank a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne- 1995."

Aquarion : Practical Parenting

Snoop's gotta have a new 300C - 05/30/04

4/06/2004 @ 18:01 UTC

deusx : Snoop's gotta have a new 300C - 05/30/04 - “What I gotta’ do to get that brand new 300 up outta’ you?â€� Uh... WTF?

QDN: Now Playing: The Abolition of Basic Civil Liberties!

4/06/2004 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : QDN: Now Playing: The Abolition of Basic Civil Liberties! - "I only wish I could have been the one to break it down that simply."

Présence des élus français au parlement européen

4/06/2004 @ 18:00 UTC

François Hodierne : Présence des élus français au parlement européen - instructif [via#

Good Experience Blog - Exercise in Customer Experience

4/06/2004 @ 18:00 UTC

Paul Hammond : Good Experience Blog - Exercise in Customer Experience - You have the simulated experience of dining in a jungle, although the food isn't very good

Page 3, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

4/06/2004 @ 17:01 UTC

deusx : Page 3, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci - "Let no man who is not a Mathematician read the elements of my work."

Graham Leuschke : Let no man who is not a Mathematician read the elements of my work. - epigraph o' the day

Penny Arcade!

4/06/2004 @ 17:01 UTC

deusx : Penny Arcade! - "This here is the mute button for your headset. Please use it."

Bugmenot extension for Firefox

4/06/2004 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Bugmenot extension for Firefox - bypass obnoxious web registrations with one click [via]

Graham Leuschke : BugMeNot extension for Mozilla browsers - get around annoying registrations

kellan : BugMeNot Firefox extensions - Remember to do your civic duty, and enter at least one new account a week. #

Rod Begbie : BugMeNot Firefox extension - Now auto-fills usernames and passwords for you. Yes. Yes! YES! [via#

Friendster appoints former NBC president as new CEO

4/06/2004 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Friendster appoints former NBC president as new CEO - Jon Abrams is just a mascot now [via]

Update on Spellbound kid Ashley from DC

4/06/2004 @ 17:00 UTC

jkottke : Update on Spellbound kid Ashley from DC - Update on Spellbound kid Ashley from DC (Became an unwed mother at 18 and was homeless, but is turning it around by making the dean's list at Howard.)

Graham Leuschke : update on Ashley White, one of the contestants from "Spellbound" - oh, right, she's a person (Go through googlenews to avoid WaPo's irritating registration. Oh, and another contestant, Angela, has a blog)

Pike's Mozilla Firefox extensions

4/06/2004 @ 16:03 UTC

Steve Cook : Pike's Mozilla Firefox extensions - These little guys -- particularly Show Failed URL and Session Saver -- make a huge difference in how Firefox feels. Show Failed URL is up there with Tab Warning in the "best tiny fix ever" category.

Atom/W3C redux

4/06/2004 @ 16:02 UTC

François Hodierne : Atom/W3C redux - Matt May about Atom and W3C #

Anne van Kesteren : Atom/W3C redux - I like W3C over IETF, since more people know it and it seems more solid to me #

Philippe Janvier : Atom/W3C redux - "If Atom goes to IETF, and that's how it's looking, Atom remains a great idea, and we wish it well. But I still believe that the W3C is the best place for Atom to take root."

Gallery of movie copyright warnings

4/06/2004 @ 16:02 UTC

Andy Baio : Gallery of movie copyright warnings - we'll be seeing these in the U.S. soon, I'm sure [via]

Simpsons torrents

4/06/2004 @ 16:02 UTC

Andy Baio : Simpsons torrents - nearly every episode, of varying quality [via]

Matthew M. Boedicker : Simpsons Torrents

Microsoft's "The Apprentice" E3 parody for the Xbox

4/06/2004 @ 16:02 UTC

Andy Baio : Microsoft's "The Apprentice" E3 parody for the Xbox - starring Donald Trump and a cameo by Bill

Cliche watch: My name is * and I approve this *

4/06/2004 @ 16:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Cliche watch: My name is * and I approve this * - [via]

Insects in album cover art

4/06/2004 @ 16:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Insects in album cover art - more obsessive and obscure list making [via]

Defective Yeti on Amazon's "plogs"

4/06/2004 @ 16:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Defective Yeti on Amazon's "plogs" - he's on their strange blog list

Paul Hammond : defective yeti - Born To Plog - But aside from that, it's pretty much nothing like a blog

VisitorVille, bizarre SimCity-ish visualization for website traffic patterns

4/06/2004 @ 16:01 UTC

Andy Baio : VisitorVille, bizarre SimCity-ish visualization for website traffic patterns - [via]

Graham Leuschke : VisitorVille: a different view of website statistics - yay iso!

New Harry Potter movie getting pretty good reviews

4/06/2004 @ 16:00 UTC

jkottke : New Harry Potter movie getting pretty good reviews

Tom Coates : I went to see Harry Potter on Monday and it was pretty bloody good, although still flawed. Four stars. Best of the series so far by far.

Viva Morrissey!

4/06/2004 @ 15:01 UTC

Steve Cook : Viva Morrissey! - Great piece on the gloomy Smiths' frontman's appeal to Latino audiences.

deusx : Their Charming Man - "Morrissey sings to the disaffected, and God knows alienation is part of the assimilation tradition�the equal and opposite reaction of the immigrants drive to blend in."

atom conformance tests

4/06/2004 @ 15:00 UTC

Mark Pilgrim : atom conformance tests - more coming soon #

Adam Gessaman : Atom Conformance Tests

infrequently asked questions concerning the proper spelling of 'dtd' in its plural form

4/06/2004 @ 15:00 UTC

Mark Pilgrim : infrequently asked questions concerning the proper spelling of 'dtd' in its plural form - we need more lists of infrequently asked questions [via#

dionidium : Infrequently Asked Questions Concerning the Proper Spelling of DTD in its Plural Form - Applicable to dozens of other singular initialisms, too.

Atom/W3C redux

4/06/2004 @ 13:00 UTC

François Hodierne : Atom/W3C redux - Matt May about Atom and W3C #

Petition to Allow the Green Party in Election Debate

4/06/2004 @ 12:01 UTC

Will Pate : Petition to Allow the Green Party in Election Debate - A case study in why media giants shouldn't control election debates. Number 4780. baby!

Aller de l'avant avec les standards Web

4/06/2004 @ 12:00 UTC

François Hodierne : Aller de l'avant avec les standards Web #

Formatting Synthetic Feeds and passing entries in XMPP/Jabber PubSub Feeds

4/06/2004 @ 10:00 UTC

François Hodierne : Formatting Synthetic Feeds and passing entries in XMPP/Jabber PubSub Feeds #

Atom Meeting Photo

4/06/2004 @ 09:00 UTC

Adam Gessaman : Atom Meeting Photo - Part of me wants to click the "may offend" button to save Dave Winer the trouble. :)

Is this true? ISBNs are going to 13 digits in 2005?

4/06/2004 @ 09:00 UTC

Erik Benson : Is this true? ISBNs are going to 13 digits in 2005? - Luckily it should only take a couple minutes to fix All Consuming. Amazon, on the other hand, may have a bit more of a technical challenge...

cobra libre : ISBNs gaining 3 digits - booksellers, see if you can perform the 10-digit ISBN to Bookland EAN-13 conversion in your head!

Nelson Minar : 13 digit ISBNs - They're rejiggering one of the world's most pervasive namespaces. Why only a 1000x increase? (via Paul Bausch)

Pricing your skillset

4/06/2004 @ 08:00 UTC

kristine : Pricing your skillset - Pricing your skillset -- Determing how much to charge also involves determining your skillset. For designers, this is an interesting look at the levels of abilities and determining prices based on that. I know that I'd be above level I and II but III an #

Fade Images in Photoshop Using Layer Masks

4/06/2004 @ 08:00 UTC

kristine : Fade Images in Photoshop Using Layer Masks - Fade Images in Photoshop Using Layer Masks -- Learn to use a Photoshop layer mask to gradually fade images, and you have an impressive tool that can be applied to countless projects. Great overview on masking in Photoshop. Learning how to use Masks was #

Meta Efficient

4/06/2004 @ 07:00 UTC

Will Pate : Meta Efficient - A Guide To the Most Efficient Things in the World. Very, very cool.

Philippe Janvier : A Guide To the Most Efficient Things in the World - "Incorporating the tools and techniques outlined here can dramatically decrease your dependence on petroleum, electricity, gas for heating and cooling, municipal water and sewage utilities. Once implemented these sources will be available to you perpetual

kellan : Meta-Efficient: A Guide To Energy Efficient, Affordable, Reliable, Non-polluting Stuff (via) - Yay for informed consumerism! #

An extensive listing of songs that sample Blade Runner

4/06/2004 @ 07:00 UTC

jkottke : An extensive listing of songs that sample Blade Runner - An extensive listing of songs that sample Blade Runner (The site has listings for many other movies as well.)

Eleven SSH Tricks

4/06/2004 @ 06:01 UTC

deusx : Eleven SSH Tricks - "Run remote GUI applications and tunnel any Net connection securely using a free utility that's probably already installed on your system."

Matthew M. Boedicker : Eleven SSH Tricks

Simon Willison : Eleven SSH Tricks - SSH is the geek's swiss army knife. (via) [via]

American Journalism Review

4/06/2004 @ 06:00 UTC

deusx : American Journalism Review - "By randomly choosing a story a week to fact-check after it's published, the paper wants to simultaneously dissuade potential corner-cutters while proving to readers its commitment to honesty."

Some gorgeous photos of Iceland

4/06/2004 @ 06:00 UTC

jkottke : Some gorgeous photos of Iceland

Cornell University's Home Economics Archive

4/06/2004 @ 05:01 UTC

Steve Cook : Cornell University's Home Economics Archive - Before there was mock apple pie, before there was health class, there were a lot of frustratrated proto-feminists who wanted to make a science of the arts of domesticity.

Psiloc Mobile Solutions

4/06/2004 @ 05:01 UTC

deusx : Psiloc Mobile Solutions - "Its main goal is to perform defined actions based on your location taken from your network."

slacktivist: Eavesdropping on the president

4/06/2004 @ 05:01 UTC

deusx : slacktivist: Eavesdropping on the president - "The point of that joke is that some people talk differently around one set of neighbors than they do around another set of neighbors -- and the differences can be revealing."

Proof, Negative

4/06/2004 @ 05:01 UTC

deusx : Proof, Negative - "The Justice Department's triumphant victory over the Constitution."

Mole in Our Midst

4/06/2004 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : Mole in Our Midst - "Finally, a grand, unified theory that explains Bush's domestic and international policies. Little did we know."

PostgreSQL 7.4

4/06/2004 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : PostgreSQL 7.4 - "The latest version of PostgreSQL has new features that you'll want to play with"

Skeptical Inquirer: Inorganic oil: much ado about nothing?

4/06/2004 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : Skeptical Inquirer: Inorganic oil: much ado about nothing? - "Geoscientists are cringing as news reports dredge up what they have long considered a preposterous assertion about the origin of oil: That none of the fossil fuels found on this planet come from fossils."

Arch for CVS Users

4/06/2004 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : Arch for CVS Users - "CVS users, don't let the next-generation version control system scare you"

Brainball, game controlled by alpha waves

4/06/2004 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Brainball, game controlled by alpha waves - the calmest person wins [via]

Creed breaking up?

4/06/2004 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Creed breaking up? - in other news: world rejoices

Forbes.com: Wearable Wireless Displays Are In Sight

4/06/2004 @ 03:01 UTC

deusx : Forbes.com: Wearable Wireless Displays Are In Sight - "Imagine having a 17-inch screen constantly at your disposal that lets you look up information online, check your e-mail or watch a movie--and that isn't attached to a laptop." Yes. Gimme.

ForwardTrack and Tom's Petition (kottke.org)

4/06/2004 @ 03:01 UTC

deusx : ForwardTrack and Tom's Petition (kottke.org) - I remember working on something like this for web promotion email-a-friend. Happy to see it used in a dot-org kinda way.

Gossip's Bootleg RSS Feeds Palooza

4/06/2004 @ 03:01 UTC

deusx : Gossip's Bootleg RSS Feeds Palooza - "On average, we serve 46,102 RSS requests (150.937 megabytes) per day."

A Debugger for HFS Plus Volumes

4/06/2004 @ 03:01 UTC

deusx : A Debugger for HFS Plus Volumes - "hfsdebug is meant to be a useful tool in exploring HFS internals, as it allows you to browse, inspect, and analyze various aspects of HFS volumes."

Interesting report about Google: "Google Wins Users' Hearts, But Not Their Ad Clicks"

4/06/2004 @ 03:00 UTC

Erik Benson : Interesting report about Google: "Google Wins Users' Hearts, But Not Their Ad Clicks" - I personally think it could be a good business decision to sacrifice ad revenue for user experience: total ad revenue will still be higher if you have a majority of the people using your service.

Godwin´s Law

4/06/2004 @ 02:01 UTC

kaninka.net : Godwin´s Law - As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparision involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

Big Brother Popularity Poll

4/06/2004 @ 02:00 UTC

phil : Big Brother Popularity Poll - Graph showing changing popularity of housemates over time.

EditThisPagePHP

4/06/2004 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : EditThisPagePHP - A decent looking small site management system. (via)

jimray : EditThisPagePHP - Kind of a blog, kind of a wiki [via mathowie]

Exploring wxPython: The stdout/stderr Window and MessageDialogs

4/06/2004 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Exploring wxPython: The stdout/stderr Window and MessageDialogs - Joey deVilla's series on wxPython continues.

Pictures of Bush

4/06/2004 @ 01:00 UTC

kaninka.net : Pictures of Bush

Chatted with the creator of Bikes Against Bush at the Parsons MFA Show last night

4/06/2004 @ 01:00 UTC

jkottke : Chatted with the creator of Bikes Against Bush at the Parsons MFA Show last night - Chatted with the creator of Bikes Against Bush at the Parsons MFA Show last night (The thesis (PDF file) is interesting reading.)

anildash : art that i can fully support - bikes against bush's great "I Love New York" geekery

tarkovsky polaroids

4/06/2004 @ 00:00 UTC

cobra libre : tarkovsky polaroids - in my workers' utopia, everyone can afford polaroid film

The Unix Power Classic: A book about the Unix Way and its power

4/06/2004 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : The Unix Power Classic: A book about the Unix Way and its power - 'This is my evolving hacker-oriented version of the Tao Te Ching (literally "way power classic").'

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