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eBay: Original engraving plate of Wally Wood's "Disneyland Memorial Orgy"

21/12/2004 @ 23:58 UTC

Andy Baio : eBay: Original engraving plate of Wally Wood's "Disneyland Memorial Orgy" - the infamous X-rated Disney spoof originally ran in The Realist in 1967

Stipple Portrait Illustration by Noli Novak

21/12/2004 @ 23:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Stipple Portrait Illustration by Noli Novak - as seen in the Wall Street Journal hedcuts [via]  [via]

cameron : Stipple Illustration by Wall Street Journal Hedcut portrait artist Noli Novak - What would WSJ be without stipple art?

The Long Tail is the working blog (woblog?) for Chris Anderson's new book of the same title

21/12/2004 @ 23:01 UTC

jkottke : The Long Tail is the working blog (woblog?) for Chris Anderson's new book of the same title - It'll be interesting to see how these book-in-progress blogs affect the end product.

A mysterious something is "washing" the solar panels on the Mars rover Opportunity

21/12/2004 @ 22:58 UTC

jkottke : A mysterious something is "washing" the solar panels on the Mars rover Opportunity - The lifetime of the rovers was thought to be limited because of the dust clogging the solar panels, but Opportunity is still operating near peak output.

The Pioneer Anomaly

21/12/2004 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : The Pioneer Anomaly - Something appears to be slowing the Pioneer spacecraft down, but no one knows what it is yet.

Jeremy Zawodny : Gravity May Lose Its Pull - Gravity May Lose Its Pull: hmm, something weird is going on here

The Long Tail blog and book

21/12/2004 @ 22:07 UTC

Andy Baio : The Long Tail blog and book - Wired editor Chris Anderson's original article got him a book deal [via]  [via]

USPS website fails for non-IE6 users

21/12/2004 @ 22:04 UTC

Andy Baio : USPS website fails for non-IE6 users - in an extremely aggravating (and illegal?) way, too

Prodigem

21/12/2004 @ 22:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Prodigem - free BitTorrent tracker for open, CC-licensed content [via]  [via]

Manybooks.net

21/12/2004 @ 21:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Manybooks.net - amazingly well-designed free eBook site, try the recommendations [via]  [via]

Matthew M. Boedicker : free eBooks for your PDA

Slate editor Jacob Weisberg on their purchase by The Washington Post

21/12/2004 @ 21:55 UTC

jkottke : Slate editor Jacob Weisberg on their purchase by The Washington Post - I've come to like Slate a lot and wish them well in their new environment.

Yorkshire pudding

21/12/2004 @ 21:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Yorkshire pudding - Great photos (via Ask Metafilter)

Happy Haven

21/12/2004 @ 21:05 UTC

Nelson Minar : Happy Haven - Web site of the woman who was murdered and had her baby cut out

Mappr! Where It's At.

21/12/2004 @ 21:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Mappr! Where It's At. - Geo-overlaying Flickr photos. Gorgeous. [via#

cobra libre : mappr - nifty site that grabs photos from flickr and attempts to discern geographical information from their tags #

Philippe Janvier : Mappr ! Where It's At. - "...an interactive environment for exploring place, based on the photos people take". [via#

MARC: msg 'Linux 2.6.9 and the GPL Buyout'

21/12/2004 @ 20:58 UTC

deusx : MARC: msg 'Linux 2.6.9 and the GPL Buyout' - The Cherokee Nation now pwns Linux?

If Internet Explorer was your girlfriend

21/12/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : If Internet Explorer was your girlfriend - spyware and popups as STDs and annoying children [via]  [via]

Anne van Kesteren : Internet Explorer: The Girlfriend from Hell - Heh, or as the first comment says: "Hilarious!" #

I'm so nervous.

21/12/2004 @ 20:08 UTC

deusx : I'm so nervous. - Wow. Vomitting in the middle of an interview is one way not to get invited back to the local news station.

MSNBC - Japanese 'lap pillow' offers solace to lonely men

21/12/2004 @ 20:04 UTC

cameron : MSNBC - Japanese 'lap pillow' offers solace to lonely men - "Single men may get lucky this christmas"

The Clueless Top 20 of Google

21/12/2004 @ 20:01 UTC

Andy Baio : The Clueless Top 20 of Google - "i'm confused" has 575k results

Staccato Music

21/12/2004 @ 19:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Staccato Music - downloadable music show of legal Creative Commons-licensed songs [via]  [via]

Virtual virii in Second Life

21/12/2004 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Virtual virii in Second Life - red wings with a porn payload, and self-replicating swarming objects

Nelson Minar : Second life contagion - Viruses are part of the real world, so why not the virtual? (via Waxy)

FoF 0.1.9 is out

21/12/2004 @ 18:58 UTC

kellan : FoF 0.1.9 is out - Now faster, and with HTTP digest auth support. #

MarkB on Curse of Chalion, "that this book is long and predictable is not a criticism but a genre...

21/12/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

kellan : MarkB on Curse of Chalion, "that this book is long and predictable is not a criticism but a genre description." - Excellent notes on why I ambivalently love this book. (but its Spain, not Italy) #

Release the CEO of eBay India (Baazee)

21/12/2004 @ 18:08 UTC

Jason Shellen : Release the CEO of eBay India (Baazee) - Please sign this petition. It has implications on ecommerce beyond this case alone. #

~* Bastard Pop *~

21/12/2004 @ 18:05 UTC

Tristan Rivoallan : ~* Bastard Pop *~ - Don't Push Me. Grandmaster Flash vs. Justin Timberlake vs Queen vs Daft Punk and many others :)

Debunking the myth that video games are bigger than Hollywood

21/12/2004 @ 18:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Debunking the myth that video games are bigger than Hollywood - this recent SF Chronicle article perpetuates the myth [via]  [via]

Nelson Minar : Game $ vs Movie $ - Grumpy Gamer debunks the myth (via shellen)

Donate to the EFF

21/12/2004 @ 17:58 UTC

jkottke : Donate to the EFF - Come on, one last tax deduction for 2004.

Culinary Trends That Never Quite Caught On

21/12/2004 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Culinary Trends That Never Quite Caught On

Newsday.com: Moral values apply to torture, too

21/12/2004 @ 17:07 UTC

deusx : Newsday.com: Moral values apply to torture, too - "Why is a nation consumed with moral values so blind to state-sanctioned immorality?"

Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth

21/12/2004 @ 17:04 UTC

deusx : Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth - "So, how much did Christianity inherit from the Pagans? Christianity is an ancient Pagan religion"

Firewheel Design Sparkplug

21/12/2004 @ 17:01 UTC

Dan Cederholm : Firewheel Design Sparkplug - The new weblog, and part of a nice redesign from Josh Williams and co.

BitTorrent 3.9.0 beta released

21/12/2004 @ 16:58 UTC

Andy Baio : BitTorrent 3.9.0 beta released - supports multiple torrents now, but a very awkward UI

Unofficial Suprnova closure FAQ

21/12/2004 @ 16:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Unofficial Suprnova closure FAQ - includes a torrent link to an audio interview with Suprnova's creator [via]  [via]

Happy Solstice!

21/12/2004 @ 16:05 UTC

kellan : Happy Solstice!  #

SENiOR CRANKY: I HATE INTERNET PORN

21/12/2004 @ 16:01 UTC

deusx : SENiOR CRANKY: I HATE INTERNET PORN - "But most importantly I learned if you want to get anywhere in this crackerjack, caramel popcorn world, you're not getting there any faster by clicking around naughtynaughty.com with one hand in your pants."

Imitation chicken

21/12/2004 @ 15:58 UTC

jkottke : Imitation chicken - Like Kentucky Fried Chicken, but not.

Kernin' in the boys room

21/12/2004 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Kernin' in the boys room - Someone wrote "bitch" on the wall of a men's bathroom at Parsons and someone else corrected their kerning.

pdf2text@adobe.com, pdf2html@adobe.com, PDF conversion by email

21/12/2004 @ 14:58 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : pdf2text@adobe.com, pdf2html@adobe.com, PDF conversion by email

throwing stuff out is obsolete

21/12/2004 @ 14:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : throwing stuff out is obsolete

Jon Snow to host New Year's Eve "Man only" version of Women's Hour

21/12/2004 @ 13:58 UTC

plasticbag : Jon Snow to host New Year's Eve "Man only" version of Women's Hour - "Snow, who confesses to being hopeless in the kitchen, will also learn how to cook roast partridge under the tutelage of chef Tom Norrington-Davies, and will ask why women spend so long in the bathroom and run up such large phone bills."

Ashley Highfield interviewed by Media Guardian

21/12/2004 @ 13:55 UTC

plasticbag : Ashley Highfield interviewed by Media Guardian - "If there is a more muted mood blowing through the BBC corridors, someone has forgotten to tell the ebullient director of new media, Ashley Highfield."

Les giga-messageries, espace de stockage ?

21/12/2004 @ 12:58 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Les giga-messageries, espace de stockage ? - "Utiliser l'espace de stockage généreusement alloué par Google et ses concurrents pour y stocker des fichiers MP3 ou des photos". Pas nouveau, mais au cas où. [via#

PopCultureShock interviews Mark Millar

21/12/2004 @ 12:55 UTC

plasticbag : PopCultureShock interviews Mark Millar - "You create these books in a bubble so when I heard from Sam Jackson's wife that he loves Ultimates or Affleck says he collects Marvel Knights Spider-Man or something I always feel like I'm getting Punk'd."

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

21/12/2004 @ 11:55 UTC

plasticbag : Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Being an episodic and not entirely functional film for children, whose unexpectedly dark, macabre, mournful and witty elements are easily worth the price of admission...

Bellona Times: Elvis Presley essay

21/12/2004 @ 11:10 UTC

Richard MacManus : Bellona Times: Elvis Presley essay - "Take away even the supportive statistics-slanting narrative of a reasonably sized career, and I find that mostly my shell-like ear is dedicated to scooping up popular music's brine shrimp and sea monkeys." [via] [via]

Jon Udell: The network is the blog

21/12/2004 @ 11:07 UTC

Richard MacManus : Jon Udell: The network is the blog - "We can't say exactly how the trick is done, but we understand the basics: a network, a message-passing protocol, nodes that aggregate inputs and produce outputs. The blog network shares these architectural properties. Its foundation network is the Web; i

Molly E. Holzschlag on web design issues at end of 2004

21/12/2004 @ 11:04 UTC

Richard MacManus : Molly E. Holzschlag on web design issues at end of 2004 - "...I'm compelled to write about some of the hot issues and areas of concern I see for the contemporary web designer."

PRWeek interviews Steve Rubel

21/12/2004 @ 11:01 UTC

Richard MacManus : PRWeek interviews Steve Rubel - "Anyone who is out there peddling thought leadership - whether it's for a client or internal - should be using blogs."

Michael Angeles on Wikis

21/12/2004 @ 10:58 UTC

Richard MacManus : Michael Angeles on Wikis - "Wikis can be an open, flexible platform for collaborative web page authoring. They reduce steps in workflow and work very well in small, controlled groups. But as with most projects that will depend on user contribution, its success depends on ensuring t

Excellent overview of RSS by American Demographics

21/12/2004 @ 10:55 UTC

Richard MacManus : Excellent overview of RSS by American Demographics - I found this article by Noah Brier a comment left on my blog. Choice quote: "What this new channel [RSS] allows is for you to wrap yourself around the information and search it very easily." [via]

Anil Dash nominates Waxy for Wired Editor in Chief

21/12/2004 @ 10:08 UTC

Richard MacManus : Anil Dash nominates Waxy for Wired Editor in Chief - I absolutely second that vote. If you haven't subscribed to Andy's Waxy linkblog yet, then do so right away. It's the best linkblog in the business and a daily read for me. (p.s. Andy if you get the job, can you hire me? I'd love to work at Wired!) ;-)

WSJ.com - Companies Mine Blogs For Market Research

21/12/2004 @ 10:04 UTC

Richard MacManus : WSJ.com - Companies Mine Blogs For Market Research - "Techdirt compiles regular reports for Volkswagen and other companies based on items that appear on blogs and message boards, as well as in mainstream news outlets. The service starts at $2,500 a month, and can cost more than $10,000 a month, Mr. Masnick

John Allsopp: a dao of web design

21/12/2004 @ 10:01 UTC

Richard MacManus : John Allsopp: a dao of web design - "The web's greatest strength, I believe, is often seen as a limitation, as a defect. It is the nature of the web to be flexible, and it should be our role as designers and developers to embrace this flexibility, and produce pages which, by being flexible,

Anil nominates me for Wired News editor-in-chief

21/12/2004 @ 09:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Anil nominates me for Wired News editor-in-chief - this link brought to you by Digerati™ Zeitgeist©

FCC photos of the DS

21/12/2004 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : FCC photos of the DS - try searching for other wireless products, like Apple's Airport Express

Aaron Swartz on the Google Library

21/12/2004 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Aaron Swartz on the Google Library - best roundup I've seen

Steve: I beat Ask MetaFilter.

21/12/2004 @ 06:55 UTC

kellan : Steve: I beat Ask MetaFilter. - The end guy was hard. #

Terry Tate: Office Linebacker

21/12/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

cameron : Terry Tate: Office Linebacker

Top 10 key scientific advances of 2004

21/12/2004 @ 04:04 UTC

jkottke : Top 10 key scientific advances of 2004 - Discovery of water on Mars tops the list.

Giving Away the Store, Amazon's web services

21/12/2004 @ 04:01 UTC

jkottke : Giving Away the Store, Amazon's web services

Andy Baio : Technology Review on Amazon's web services - high-profile mention of Alan's excellent Amazon Light [via]  [via]

Michael Crichton: Aliens Cause Global Warming

21/12/2004 @ 03:58 UTC

jkottke : Michael Crichton: Aliens Cause Global Warming

An interview with Noah Baumbach, co-writer of A Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

21/12/2004 @ 03:55 UTC

jkottke : An interview with Noah Baumbach, co-writer of A Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

manybooks.net - contender for best eBook service on the Web

21/12/2004 @ 01:55 UTC

Richard MacManus : manybooks.net - contender for best eBook service on the Web - I hadn't noticed before, but they have user reviews, offer downloads in a variety of eBook formats, links to wikipedia, and lots more. This is great stuff, so I'm bookmarking it for future use! [via] [via]

"A caring fellow"

21/12/2004 @ 01:04 UTC

Nelson Minar : "A caring fellow" - You know it's bad when your best defense is being called "a caring fellow"

Campaign of deception used to push patriotic song up charts

21/12/2004 @ 01:01 UTC

Steve Cook : Campaign of deception used to push patriotic song up charts - "Tell 'em your husband is a marine -- whatever it takes."

The best crackers in America

21/12/2004 @ 00:58 UTC

Steve Cook : The best crackers in America - I was so happy when Whole Foods started carrying these

Unread tabs Firefox extension

21/12/2004 @ 00:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Unread tabs Firefox extension - "This extension italicizes the title of tabs that you have not yet read so that you can keep track of what you've read and what you haven't." [via#

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