a paleoclimatologist discusses "the day after tomorrow"

29/07/2004 @ 23:59 UTC

cobra libre : a paleoclimatologist discusses "the day after tomorrow" - begrudgingly, after being paid $100 to do so (via metafilter)

"The Web is the sum of all human knowledge, plus porn."

29/07/2004 @ 23:59 UTC

Kayode Okeyode : "The Web is the sum of all human knowledge, plus porn." - "The Web is the sum of all human knowledge, plus porn."

Great Hackers: A Rebuttal

29/07/2004 @ 23:59 UTC

Kayode Okeyode : Great Hackers: A Rebuttal

ANNOUNCE - Perl Power Tools v0.13 - The Resurrection

29/07/2004 @ 23:58 UTC

Kayode Okeyode : ANNOUNCE - Perl Power Tools v0.13 - The Resurrection

Dunstan's Redesign explained (Part 2)

29/07/2004 @ 23:58 UTC

Kayode Okeyode : Dunstan's Redesign explained (Part 2) - Dunstan's Redesign explained (Part 2)

Anne van Kesteren : Redesign explained: tag transformations - This stuff is great #

Fight Virus With Virus: That's the only way to stop MyDoom

29/07/2004 @ 23:58 UTC

Kayode Okeyode : Fight Virus With Virus: That's the only way to stop MyDoom - Fight Virus With Virus: That's the only way to stop MyDoom

Passwords vs. Passphrases

29/07/2004 @ 23:57 UTC

Kayode Okeyode : Passwords vs. Passphrases

How to Remove Internet Explorer

29/07/2004 @ 23:57 UTC

Kayode Okeyode : How to Remove Internet Explorer

Satan's Laundromat and the Abandoned Subway

29/07/2004 @ 23:57 UTC

Steve Cook : Satan's Laundromat and the Abandoned Subway - Sounds like a children's book, looks like a million bucks.

Dave Langford's top 20 SF books

29/07/2004 @ 23:56 UTC

Aquarion : Dave Langford's top 20 SF books

Terra set to sell Lycos for $95-$115M at more than $12B loss

29/07/2004 @ 23:56 UTC

veen : Terra set to sell Lycos for $95-$115M at more than $12B loss - Well, that was an interesting experiment

Good Experience - Budgeting for Advertising and Customer Experience

29/07/2004 @ 23:56 UTC

veen : Good Experience - Budgeting for Advertising and Customer Experience - $30M on advertising, $20K on the site. Why are users frustrated? Duh...

jkottke : What if companies spent their money on improving customer experience rather than on marketing?

Will Pate : Budgeting for Advertising and Customer Experience - Mark Hurst hits the nail on the head. Why pay advertising dollars to have customers come to a bad experience?

François Nonnenmacher : Budgeting for Advertising and Customer Experience - (personal note: unearth this in exactly one month)

Jeremy Zawodny : budgeting for advertising and customer experience - budgeting for advertising and customer experience: can you imagine a company investing in the customer experience as if it was as important as advertising?

Cameron on a new comment spam tactic

29/07/2004 @ 23:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Cameron on a new comment spam tactic - promoting the Pagerank of an abandoned blog to promote other sites

anildash : new trends in comment spam - kalsey has some good info as well. the hard part is getting people to upgrade.

O'Reilly's Make Magazine

29/07/2004 @ 23:55 UTC

Andy Baio : O'Reilly's Make Magazine - Readymade for the geek crowd, edited by Frauenfelder [via]  [via]

jkottke : O'Reilly has a page up about their new magazine called Make - O'Reilly has a page up about their new magazine called Make ("This is a magazine that celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.")

anildash : o'reilly's make: martha torvalds magazine - i'm so glad to see an american "mook"

Nelson Minar : Make magazine - Now available for subscription. Congratulations!

Kaballah Red String at Target

29/07/2004 @ 22:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Kaballah Red String at Target

RIP Francis Crick

29/07/2004 @ 22:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : RIP Francis Crick - SignOnSanDiego.com News Nation -- Francis Crick, 1916 %u2013 2004

10 Open Source programs you should have

29/07/2004 @ 22:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : 10 Open Source programs you should have - 4/10 peut mieux faire :(

Tethered coffee is pure evil!

29/07/2004 @ 21:57 UTC

kellan : Tethered coffee is pure evil! - Vendor locked in coffee grounds!?! I get withdrawl headaches just thinking about it. #

Real Life Spidermen (WMF)

29/07/2004 @ 21:56 UTC

Aquarion : Real Life Spidermen (WMF) - StreetClimbers, like Spiderman, or Prince of Persia

Pirate Screenings magazine on film piracy from 1975

29/07/2004 @ 21:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Pirate Screenings magazine on film piracy from 1975 - [via]  [via]

Woman handcuffed and jailed for chewing candy bar in D.C. Metro station

29/07/2004 @ 21:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Woman handcuffed and jailed for chewing candy bar in D.C. Metro station - [via]  [via]

deusx : Mouthful Gets Metro Passenger Handcuffs and Jail (washingtonpost.com) - 'Farbstein said Willett violated the rules. "Chewing is eating," she said.' Reg required, thank bugmenot.com

Doom 3 Hardware Guide

29/07/2004 @ 21:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Doom 3 Hardware Guide - looks nice even at 640x480? [via]  [via]

UK Stores Pull Manhunt

29/07/2004 @ 20:58 UTC

Aquarion : UK Stores Pull Manhunt - Back to the "Games Are Evil" crap :-|

MICHAEL MOORE/O'REILLY SHOWDOWN AT CONVENTION

29/07/2004 @ 20:58 UTC

deusx : MICHAEL MOORE/O'REILLY SHOWDOWN AT CONVENTION - "M: Say ?I Bill O?Reilly would sacrifice my child to secure Fallujah? O: I?m not going to say what you say, you?re a, that?s ridiculous" Heh, heh. Looks like Michael Moore handles himself pretty well here.

Incessant popping noise

29/07/2004 @ 20:57 UTC

deusx : Incessant popping noise - "a few days ago the speakers on my 12" Powerbook started making an incessant popping noise that sounds very much like a spike being sent to them, seemingly at random." Same thing happens occasionally on my 12" PowerBook.

notes on: perl lightning talks, impressionistically rendered

29/07/2004 @ 20:57 UTC

deusx : notes on: perl lightning talks, impressionistically rendered - "Randal Schwartz (looks like Randal. Certainly wearing Randal-like clothes. He's the Hooter's guy, right? I always get him and Tom Phoenix confused. Okay, definitely Randal.)"

Steve Cook : Danny O'Brien at O'Reilly's open source conference - There's some more neat presentations he sums up, but this one features my acquaintance Andy Lester describing Perl's "prove" tool.

watch: Efficiently run a script on file changes on OS X with kqueue

29/07/2004 @ 20:57 UTC

deusx : watch: Efficiently run a script on file changes on OS X with kqueue - "It uses kqueue to watch the files on the argument list. If a file is modified, watch prints out the name of the modified file and runs your script."

MirrorMask (2004)

29/07/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

deusx : MirrorMask (2004) - "MirrorMask centers on Helena, a 15 year old girl in a family of circus entertainers, who often wishes she could run off and join real life..." Directed by Dave McKean, Written by Neil Gaiman. Whoo!

Achewood - July 28, 2004

29/07/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

deusx : Achewood - July 28, 2004 - "OH HEY ARE YOU THE THING THAT CRAPPED BY THE GAS STATION" "YEAH DID YOU LIKE THAT" "IT MADE A LOT OF SENSE TO ME:

Believing in Hell Has Its Benefits

29/07/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

deusx : Believing in Hell Has Its Benefits - "In countries where large percentages of the population believe in hell, there seems to be less corruption and a higher standard of living" Well... I guess if you have to believe in something...

Gettingit's "Body Bazaar" from 1999

29/07/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Gettingit's "Body Bazaar" from 1999 - people are trading kidneys in the comments

nelson : Online kidney market - Screw the article; check the comments

British RIAA going after MP3 blogs

29/07/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : British RIAA going after MP3 blogs - [via]  [via]

"One could stroll down Alabama's southern streets selling semiautomatic rifles and dildos, and be...

29/07/2004 @ 19:59 UTC

kellan : "One could stroll down Alabama's southern streets selling semiautomatic rifles and dildos, and be arrested for the dildos." - Sometimes I wonder at this concept of a nation state. #

Ebook column that gets it all wrong

29/07/2004 @ 19:59 UTC

kellan : Ebook column that gets it all wrong - You'll know capitalism is working when the current crop of media companies shut down. #

How to handle international dates and times in PHP and MySQL.

29/07/2004 @ 19:59 UTC

kellan : How to handle international dates and times in PHP and MySQL. - Not so sure about storing the local and GMT, but the rest is excellent advice. #

Kayode Okeyode : How to handle international dates and times in PHP and MySQL

Simon Willison : How to handle international dates and times in PHP and MySQL - Keith tackles a common point of irritation.

Ladybird From Where Have You Flown

29/07/2004 @ 19:58 UTC

Will Pate : Ladybird From Where Have You Flown - Tracking nature's direction. From Matt Woodson.

ZopeZen - Why the hell hasn't Page Templates taken over the world?

29/07/2004 @ 19:57 UTC

deusx : ZopeZen - Why the hell hasn't Page Templates taken over the world? - 'So how do we make Page Templates take over the world? Like Mutt: "All templating languages suck. This one just sucks less."'

EFF: High-Definition Personal Video Recorder Cookbook

29/07/2004 @ 19:57 UTC

deusx : EFF: High-Definition Personal Video Recorder Cookbook - "So you want to build your own HDTV personal video recorder before the broadcast flag mandate takes effect on July 30, 2005, leaving you with nothing but devices laden with Hollywood-imposed restrictions?"

Dynamism, imported next-gen Japanese gadgets

29/07/2004 @ 19:57 UTC

Andy Baio : Dynamism, imported next-gen Japanese gadgets - the Sony video/MP3 player, insanely thin notebooks, tiny subnotebooks, and a credit card-sized cameraphone [via]  [via]

43folders : Dynamism.com - Next Generation Japanese Notebooks and Electronics - New to me geek gadget site, focused on stuff not et available in the US. Very fun.

vBlog Central

29/07/2004 @ 19:56 UTC

Andy Baio : vBlog Central - drag-and-drop Java client for easy videoblogging [via]  [via]

NYT on DIY drive-ins

29/07/2004 @ 19:56 UTC

Andy Baio : NYT on DIY drive-ins - with optional iPods for radio receivers

Top 10 Game Videogame Cover Art

29/07/2004 @ 19:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Top 10 Game Videogame Cover Art - some of my favs: Katamari Damacy, Ico, Maniac Mansion, and Bureaucracy [via]  [via]

GmailXP

29/07/2004 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : GmailXP - Windows client that replicates every Gmail function [via]  [via]

map of all of newsgator's tools

29/07/2004 @ 19:55 UTC

anildash : map of all of newsgator's tools - i use it and didn't know there were all these options. this should be the homepage!

vBlog Central, video blogging app

29/07/2004 @ 19:55 UTC

anildash : vBlog Central, video blogging app - posts right to your weblog, though it seems to be in an early beta release right now

The Uqbar theory posits that some parts of the Internet actually are hosted in alternate universes

29/07/2004 @ 18:57 UTC

kellan : The Uqbar theory posits that some parts of the Internet actually are hosted in alternate universes - Including one possibly named 'Tlön', and this explains so much of the 'wrong' information one encounters. #

top 10 dicks

29/07/2004 @ 18:56 UTC

cobra libre : top 10 dicks - my vote's for nick and nora from The Thin Man

up for nothing

29/07/2004 @ 18:56 UTC

cobra libre : up for nothing - "I don't see these vast numbers of chatty hikers clogging the footpaths, filling the wilderness with spirited conversation and slicing gestures."

my civic duty, part 1

29/07/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

cobra libre : my civic duty, part 1 - i find this deeply resonant

Test your reading speed

29/07/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Test your reading speed - I'm between 350-400 words per minute for both tests [via]  [via]

Steve Cook : How fast do you read? - More importantly, how much do you retain?

The Underground History of American Education

29/07/2004 @ 17:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : The Underground History of American Education

in the bay area? come see MT 3.1

29/07/2004 @ 17:55 UTC

anildash : in the bay area? come see MT 3.1 - plus free goodies!

apple //e

29/07/2004 @ 16:55 UTC

Graham Leuschke : apple //e - my first was a ][+ too, unless you count the Vic-20

improving online credibility by -- gasp! -- insisting on real names

29/07/2004 @ 16:55 UTC

Graham Leuschke : improving online credibility by -- gasp! -- insisting on real names - at amazon

Paul Graham's amazing essay on "Great Hackers"

29/07/2004 @ 15:57 UTC

Andy Baio : Paul Graham's amazing essay on "Great Hackers" - brilliant, funny, and insightful; read this now [via]  [via]

anildash : paul graham on great hackers - an excellent recap, and explains why i love working at six apart

Graham Leuschke : great hackers - also applicable to academics, mathematicians, etc.

Matthew M. Boedicker : Great Hackers by Paul Graham

Tomas Jogin : Great Hackers - Paul Graham says he don't quite know how to spot a good hacker, but at the same time he does a wonderful job of describing one. Very good read.

Kayode Okeyode : Great Hackers

Simon Willison : Great Hackers - "Of all the great programmers I can think of, I know of only one who would voluntarily program in Java. And of all the great programmers I can think of who don't work for Sun, on Java, I know of zero."

Richard MacManus : Paul Graham: Great Hackers - I'm not a programmer, but to me being a hacker is about doing what you love and doing it creatively.

Jeremy Zawodny : phil on great hackers - phil on great hackers: controversy

Paul Hammond : Great Hackers - There's no way around it: you can't manage a process intended to produce beautiful things without knowing what beautiful is

A trip down Gin Lane

29/07/2004 @ 15:56 UTC

Steve Cook : A trip down Gin Lane - I've been looking for a really good gin and tonic gin.

Baby Bunnies

29/07/2004 @ 15:56 UTC

deusx : Baby Bunnies - These pictures have broken the cute-o-meter.

Nooo! Not this weekend!

29/07/2004 @ 15:55 UTC

Graham Leuschke : Nooo! Not this weekend! - a 250 mile drive is going to take me 10 hours

Sam Brown, of explodingdog fame, has a new book out in September called Amazing Rain

29/07/2004 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Sam Brown, of explodingdog fame, has a new book out in September called Amazing Rain

Reviews of the Lord of the Rings book from 50 years ago

29/07/2004 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Reviews of the Lord of the Rings book from 50 years ago

[XHTML2] Some comments

29/07/2004 @ 14:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : [XHTML2] Some comments - Not much at all #

Video of Barack Obama's DNC speech

29/07/2004 @ 13:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Video of Barack Obama's DNC speech - I'd been looking for these. Via Cookiecrook.

Amazon Real Name

29/07/2004 @ 12:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Amazon Real Name - "In general, we believe that a community in which people use their Real Names will ultimately have higher quality content, since an author willing to sign his or her real-world name on a piece of content is essentially saying "With my real-world identity,

Implementing XHTML 2.0

29/07/2004 @ 10:55 UTC

bmilleare : Implementing XHTML 2.0

Survey: Tech support time costly

29/07/2004 @ 09:55 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Survey: Tech support time costly - Don't outsource tech support, just switch to the Mac ;-)

Labor group: Microsoft offshoring work on Longhorn

29/07/2004 @ 09:55 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Labor group: Microsoft offshoring work on Longhorn - Will they outsource the Service Packs too?

RFID tags become hacker target

29/07/2004 @ 09:55 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : RFID tags become hacker target - Yes, that bottle of Dom is really 1€. Nice promo isn't it?

Taming the Beast: The Solution to Mozilla's Hidden Marketing Problem

29/07/2004 @ 08:55 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Taming the Beast: The Solution to Mozilla's Hidden Marketing Problem - Great write-up #

anildash : critique of mozilla marketing - how's this? firefox: safer, faster internet browsing and search for free

Jon Hicks : The Solution to Mozilla's Hidden Marketing Problem? - “Andkon Design Has No Drawbacks” – other than one huge drawback. It looks absolutely horrible…

Atari CX-2000 prototype

29/07/2004 @ 08:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Atari CX-2000 prototype - a failed successor to the Atari 2600 [via]  [via]

And... it's Kerry!

29/07/2004 @ 06:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : And... it's Kerry! - I mean, the suspense had been killing me.

Say Hello to iHome

29/07/2004 @ 06:55 UTC

veen : Say Hello to iHome - Jim Heid details a headless Mac media server

François Nonnenmacher : Forget AirPort Express: Say Hello to iHome - Great reuse of an old PowerBook as a home digital media center

Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, The (2003)

29/07/2004 @ 05:55 UTC

kellan : Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, The (2003) - Fascinating, informative, ambiguous, and highly relevant. #

The Invisible Chair

29/07/2004 @ 05:55 UTC

Graham Leuschke : The Invisible Chair - taking anonymous academic blogs to their logical conclusion -- plus heroin!

Fake e-mails fool users 28 percent of the time, study finds

29/07/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

Charles Miller : Fake e-mails fool users 28 percent of the time, study finds - Fake e-mails fool users 28 percent of the time, study finds. In that case, how many phish do you have to send out to get rich? Must be less than a thousand.

Movable Type 3.1: What's New

29/07/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

veen : Movable Type 3.1: What's New - Dynamic PHP templates, scheduled publishing, subcategories... If they add workflow, they could compete with the six figure CMS crowd.

See What You Share

29/07/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

Andy Baio : See What You Share - weblog of confidential photos found on P2P networks [via]  [via]

Veen on the user experience of the new Sony Network Walkman

29/07/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Veen on the user experience of the new Sony Network Walkman - Mossberg's review says it's no iPod

François Nonnenmacher : User Experience is More Than Design - Jeffrey Veen on Sony's Network Walkman vs. Apple's iPod

s Paul Graham on offices

29/07/2004 @ 03:55 UTC

kellan : s Paul Graham on offices - the mere prospect of being interrupted is enough to prevent hackers from working on hard problems. #

Cat droppings yield chic coffee

29/07/2004 @ 03:55 UTC

deusx : Cat droppings yield chic coffee - "A food scientist has cracked the secrets of the world's most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, whose beans pass through the intestinal tract of an Indonesian civet before being roasted and savoured."

OSX to Bluetooth to 3650 to T-Mobile GPRS to the Net

29/07/2004 @ 03:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : OSX to Bluetooth to 3650 to T-Mobile GPRS to the Net - Just got a new phone; I'll have to try this next week.

Best Companies Stay on Top by Being Open to New Ideas

29/07/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Will Pate : Best Companies Stay on Top by Being Open to New Ideas - Leaders that know how to foster and manage innovation lead companies that win. Look at Google.

Design sites do Web standards

29/07/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Design sites do Web standards - Or rather, they don't do Web standards.

Anne van Kesteren : Design sites do Web standards - He's joking, obviously ;-) #

amazon real names, accountability for reviews

29/07/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

anildash : amazon real names, accountability for reviews - it's like the patriot act of e-commerce

Batman Begins teaser trailer

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Batman Begins teaser trailer

Stare at this image

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Jon Hicks : Stare at this image - The harder you stare, it stops moving. Its a mind-freaking optical illusion, thats what it is.

poem of the day

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

cobra libre : poem of the day - 'action shot of plum drank about to throw up'

Kids Born Since 1982 are All Right

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Will Pate : Kids Born Since 1982 are All Right - "Violence, drug use and teen sex have declined. Kids are becoming more conservative politically and socially."

Don't Overpromise and Underdeliver

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Will Pate : Don't Overpromise and Underdeliver - I'm getting better at this, I really am.

Why you shouldn't be using passwords of any kind on your Windows networks...

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Why you shouldn't be using passwords of any kind on your Windows networks... - Recommends pass phrases instead. Seems like smart advice. (via) [via]

World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : World Wide Association of Specialty Programs and Schools - The WikiPedia take on legalised child abduction and imprisonment.

Ripples, or "The Social Life of a Broadcast" - Dan Hill's take on the Radio 3 relaunch and why we...

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Tom Coates : Ripples, or "The Social Life of a Broadcast" - Dan Hill's take on the Radio 3 relaunch and why we built it the way we did - Ripples, or "The Social Life of a Broadcast" - Dan Hill's take on the Radio 3 relaunch and why we built it the way we did

Transcript of Michael Moore's showdown with Bill O'Reilly

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Transcript of Michael Moore's showdown with Bill O'Reilly - they're both acting like children [via]  [via]

Snopes on the Paypal Class Action

29/07/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Snopes on the Paypal Class Action - get a piece of the Paypal pie

The requiem for blobdom

29/07/2004 @ 00:55 UTC

Steve Cook : The requiem for blobdom - "'I'm crushed,' he said. 'It's a blow for people who continue to want there to be great and scary monsters out there.'"

The Masons and Oak Island

29/07/2004 @ 00:55 UTC

Steve Cook : The Masons and Oak Island - Was the purported pirate treasure buried on Oak Island actually some sort of Masonic allegory?

Barack Obama's keynote (realaudio)

29/07/2004 @ 00:55 UTC

Graham Leuschke : Barack Obama's keynote (realaudio) - this man is fucking electrifying. the `skinny kid' line hit me like a brick.

Tom Coates: Music portability and access

29/07/2004 @ 00:55 UTC

Richard MacManus : Tom Coates: Music portability and access - Heading towards a "service-driven and centralised streaming-based world."

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