David Rothman comments on 2004 eBook sales figures on Open eBook Forum

12/01/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : David Rothman comments on 2004 eBook sales figures on Open eBook Forum - "Total unit sales were 419,962 or less than what the biggest best-sellers would have individually achieved in the p-book area."

Top Selling eBooks of 2004 Announced (the top 4 are all Dan Brown books! He's the author of Da Vi...

12/01/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Top Selling eBooks of 2004 Announced (the top 4 are all Dan Brown books! He's the author of Da Vinci Code, which I haven't read and probably never will...yes I am a book snob) - "A significant percentage of the eBook bestsellers for 2004 can also be found on year-end print bestseller lists indicating eBook purchasing is following the diversity of mainstream reading habits."

RIP, HFS

12/01/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Steve Cook : RIP, HFS - WHFS was the alt-rock station I listened to in high school; well before that, it was the DC area's version of WFMU. Now it's a Latino station.

The Slashdot Effect

12/01/2005 @ 20:58 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : The Slashdot Effect - So it has some effect ;-) #

Having spent all day talking about MIME types...

12/01/2005 @ 20:57 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Having spent all day talking about MIME types... - How about text/html ;-) #

Cisco Systems Chooses Mac OS X, Xserve, Xserve RAID and Xsan

12/01/2005 @ 20:57 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Cisco Systems Chooses Mac OS X, Xserve, Xserve RAID and Xsan - After Oracle, another good reference for Apple entreprise products

Beatles Anomalies

12/01/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Beatles Anomalies - obsessive list of Beatles oddness; see also, background noises in Led Zeppelin songs [via]  [via]

workplace dish set

12/01/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

cobra libre : workplace dish set - ultimately, i'd like a "modern times"-style employee feeding contraption [via#

Del.icio.us Inbox is back

12/01/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Del.icio.us Inbox is back - one of my primary sources of linkage is back [via]  [via]

Reciprocity Failure

12/01/2005 @ 18:58 UTC

Tristan Rivoallan : Reciprocity Failure

cobra libre : reciprocity failure [via#

TextWrangler

12/01/2005 @ 18:57 UTC

Rod Begbie : TextWrangler - The lite version of BBEdit is now $0. [via#

Announcing the Apple iProduct

12/01/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : Announcing the Apple iProduct - "Steve Jobs could take a dump, put it in an off-white plastic case, add two grey buttons and a small LCD display, and you'd pay $600 for it. Just fucking admit it." [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : iPoduct - iPoduct: this is so accurate

Mozilla Is Gaining on Godzilla

12/01/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Mozilla Is Gaining on Godzilla - Mozilla Is Gaining on Godzilla: businessweek notices that IE is slipping

Vote for me as Best British Poof in the whole fucking world

12/01/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

plasticbag : Vote for me as Best British Poof in the whole fucking world - Because I am, you know. I'm a god. I'm a golden god.

Blogger sacked for sounding off

12/01/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

plasticbag : Blogger sacked for sounding off - For God's sake of course you get fired if you publically refer to your employer as "Bastardstones" and write rude things about your boss all the bloody time... You have to learn to sublimate your rage! Duh!

Hacker penetrates T-Mobile systems, fails to notify customers

12/01/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Hacker penetrates T-Mobile systems, fails to notify customers - he monitored Secret Service e-mails, and took cam photos from Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, and Paris Hilton [via]  [via]

Matthew M. Boedicker : Hacker penetrates T-Mobile systems

Delicious Inbox is back!

12/01/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Steve Cook : Delicious Inbox is back! - Oh, thank goodness. Del.icio.us is once again the second most bestest site evar.

F4 Records

12/01/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

cameron : F4 Records - Tony Wilson's new label out of Manchester

Backstage Pass - Veer, Inc.

12/01/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Dan Cederholm : Backstage Pass - Veer, Inc. - An interview with Jon Parker of Veer over at Authentic Boredom.

Guardian Angel bags

12/01/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Guardian Angel bags - handbags built with the outline of a gun or knife; laptop bags with the outline of groceries [via]  [via]

Project Plutio: Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Retro Atomica

12/01/2005 @ 15:56 UTC

kellan : Project Plutio: Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Retro Atomica - Wow, I thought Stross made this up for 'A Colder War' #

iPod out of control

12/01/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

bmilleare : iPod out of control

So yeah the Mac Mini is nice and all, but have you seen the size of the power supply!?

12/01/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

plasticbag : So yeah the Mac Mini is nice and all, but have you seen the size of the power supply!? - I want a Mac Mini. It would make emigrating much much easier in the future...

The Buddha Board

12/01/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : The Buddha Board - Paint on the board with water, and your strokes will first darken, then vanish. Carpe diem, baby.

Ghaddafi styrkir bandaríska rokkhljómsveit

12/01/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kaninka.net : Ghaddafi styrkir bandaríska rokkhljómsveit - sem á að gera það sama fyrir Líbýu og Stuðmenn gerðu fyrir Kína.

Death-Squad Democracy

12/01/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

kaninka.net : Death-Squad Democracy

Self-control comes in limited quantities, must be replenished

12/01/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

deusx : Self-control comes in limited quantities, must be replenished - "Self-control, whether used to pass up the office cookie plate or to struggle against temptations like alcohol and tobacco, operates like a renewable energy source rather than a learned skill or an analytical thought process, according to new research."

FonzTeeVee - Murals for ROC AMSTERDAM

12/01/2005 @ 12:49 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : FonzTeeVee - Murals for ROC AMSTERDAM - FonzTeeVee - Murals for ROC AMSTERDAM [via]

Is there Spyware in Trillian 3?

12/01/2005 @ 11:57 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Is there Spyware in Trillian 3? - Hmm #

Turning a list into a navigation bar

12/01/2005 @ 11:57 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Turning a list into a navigation bar - Nice article for starters #

Work plans for 2005

12/01/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Work plans for 2005 - Interesting... #

Unicode characters that are actually more than one character

12/01/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Unicode characters that are actually more than one character - Also interesting, or should I say, a nice list #

Milo Vermeulen : Joe Clark - Unicode characters that are actually more than one character

Sandbox: Pullouts - example

12/01/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Sandbox: Pullouts - example - Nice! #

Cross-Column Pull-Out Part Two: Custom Silhouettes

12/01/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Cross-Column Pull-Out Part Two: Custom Silhouettes - Without semantic nonsense #

Big, Stark & Chunky

12/01/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Big, Stark & Chunky - Zoom! #

Isofarro : Big, Stark & Chunky - Alternative css styles that cater for low vision people. Backed up by usability tests

Richard Rutter : Big, Stark & Chunky - Using CSS to give low-vision folks what they need (filed under Accessibility).

Paul Hammond : Big, Stark & Chunky: A List Apart - But the ball is now in your court

doug : Big, Stark & Chunky - Joe Clark wrote a good article a couple weeks ago on alternative layouts for low-vision folks.

CSS Challenge: Styling Definition Lists

12/01/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : CSS Challenge: Styling Definition Lists - I'd say someone introduce a DI element. XHTML 2.0 did it, but that specification is far from finished. #

Tabular Weirdness

12/01/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Tabular Weirdness - Yeah, CSS tables suck! #

Centralized subscription? Not that way, thanks.

12/01/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Centralized subscription? Not that way, thanks. - Exactly, it is a stupid idea #

Those IBM Patents

12/01/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Those IBM Patents - On the released IBM patents #

United States Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-21

12/01/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

philgyford : United States Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-21 - Lovely public domain photos. Why do the old black and white ones look better than the new colour ones?

LondonFreeList - free and nearly free in London

12/01/2005 @ 10:56 UTC

philgyford : LondonFreeList - free and nearly free in London - Ongoing and daily events of many different kinds (lectures, readings, films, festivals, etc).

Elon/Pew Internet Project release study of Internet's future

12/01/2005 @ 10:56 UTC

ricmac : Elon/Pew Internet Project release study of Internet's future - "54 percent look for a new age of creativity in which people use the Internet to collaborate with others and share music, art and literature."

apophenia: The Cultural Divide Between LiveJournal and Six Apart

12/01/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

ricmac : apophenia: The Cultural Divide Between LiveJournal and Six Apart - One commenter noted that LJers aren't interested in "internet presence" - "...they're on LJ to keep up with their friends' day-to-day lives, because it's easier than email."

computeruser.com: Making Web 2.0 business opportunities a reality

12/01/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

ricmac : computeruser.com: Making Web 2.0 business opportunities a reality - "Yesterday?s challenge of producing elegant and database-driven Web sites is being replaced by the need to create Web 2.0 'points of presence'"

Seeking Alpha: Four emerging Internet trends for investors

12/01/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

ricmac : Seeking Alpha: Four emerging Internet trends for investors - "Personal blogs are the fad of today, but over the next few years companies, small businesses and non-profits will be able to build informational and transactional Web sites with less and less cost and effort."

Reviving Advanced Hypertext: Interesting ideas from Jakob Nielsen (he should focus more on innova...

12/01/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

ricmac : Reviving Advanced Hypertext: Interesting ideas from Jakob Nielsen (he should focus more on innovative ideas like these, rather than the 'thou shalt nots'!) - "...the very concept of a page may vanish and be replaced by higher-level aggregate units that combine multiple data feeds."

Live from Macworld: Steve Jobs keynote

12/01/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Live from Macworld: Steve Jobs keynote - Live from Macworld: Steve Jobs keynote: this is literally the only coverage I've read on the keynote

Early '90s Predictions Database

12/01/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Early '90s Predictions Database - 4,200 predictions made between 1990-1995; also, some new predictions [via]  [via]

Justin Frankel's Assniffer for Windows and Linux

12/01/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Justin Frankel's Assniffer for Windows and Linux - network sniffer that automatically saves files of transferred data

RSS Subscription Central?

12/01/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : RSS Subscription Central? - RSS Subscription Central?: in which my blog is quoted about the damned orange button

Man swept out to sea by the tsunami survives for two weeks

12/01/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

jkottke : Man swept out to sea by the tsunami survives for two weeks - He ate coconuts and built a makeshift raft.

OJR on tsunami video hosting on blogs

12/01/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Andy Baio : OJR on tsunami video hosting on blogs - organized mirroring is great, but isn't BitTorrent a better long-term solution?

Marathon: The Trilogy Release

12/01/2005 @ 06:02 UTC

Eric Meyer : Marathon: The Trilogy Release - Oh, God, I don't have time for this... must... resist... ahhhh, they're everywhere! Frog blast the vent core!

Steve Cook : Marathon Trilogy now free as in beer - The best FPS for the Mac, circa 1994, is available for all your retrogaming needs.

Announcing the Apple iProduct

12/01/2005 @ 05:58 UTC

Eric Meyer : Announcing the Apple iProduct - How much will it cost? Like you care. [via Ferrett] [via]

iPod Shuffle review

12/01/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Dan Cederholm : iPod Shuffle review - I too, love that the marketing embraces the fact that it doesn't have a display. Brilliant.

Simon Willison : Russell Beattie reviews the iPod shuffle - Reconfirming his position as the world's number one early adopter.

Nelson Minar : iPod shuffle review - Apparently it really is just like a normal USB drive

Jeremy Zawodny : My iPod Shuffle Review - My iPod Shuffle Review: damn, russ got one fast!

Jailed for a song

12/01/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

kaninka.net : Jailed for a song

It appears that Justin Hall has stopped publishing on the Web (his front page is blank except for...

12/01/2005 @ 04:04 UTC

jkottke : It appears that Justin Hall has stopped publishing on the Web (his front page is blank except for a search box) - Missing notebooks. Hmmm.

Andy Baio : Justin Hall stops publishing Links.net? - this was his last entry, also found in the source code of his homepage [via]  [via]

Six Apart has published a comprehensive guide to comment spam

12/01/2005 @ 04:01 UTC

jkottke : Six Apart has published a comprehensive guide to comment spam

Jeremy Zawodny : Six Apart Guide to Combatting Comment Spam - Six Apart Guide to Combatting Comment Spam: good stuff

Turn any iPod into an iPod Shuffle in 3 easy steps

12/01/2005 @ 03:58 UTC

jkottke : Turn any iPod into an iPod Shuffle in 3 easy steps

Simon Willison : Turn any iPod into an iPod Shuffle in 3 easy steps! - "Now you can enjoy the iPod Shuffle's cool new feature without having to go buy a new player."

A List of Actual Quotes Taken From the Directions and Mission Statements of Organic Products Belo...

12/01/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

jkottke : A List of Actual Quotes Taken From the Directions and Mission Statements of Organic Products Belonging to My Vegan Roommate

RSS frá Earth Observatory

12/01/2005 @ 03:17 UTC

kaninka.net : RSS frá Earth Observatory

EFF vs Apple

12/01/2005 @ 03:14 UTC

kaninka.net : EFF vs Apple

Gizmodo : Mac mini Porn: Every Last Picture

12/01/2005 @ 03:11 UTC

deusx : Gizmodo : Mac mini Porn: Every Last Picture - Mmm.. Mac mini porn

The Indonesian earthquake decreased the length of each day by 2.68 microseconds

12/01/2005 @ 03:07 UTC

jkottke : The Indonesian earthquake decreased the length of each day by 2.68 microseconds - More amazing is that man made features like the Three-Gorge reservoir can change the length of days and shift polar position.

Kayode Okeyode : The Indonesian earthquake decreased the length of each day by 2.68 microseconds

Great photo of a notebook torn to look like a topographical map

12/01/2005 @ 03:04 UTC

jkottke : Great photo of a notebook torn to look like a topographical map

Look at Me

12/01/2005 @ 03:01 UTC

jkottke : Look at Me - A found photo project.

Shots of NYC with a pinhole camera

12/01/2005 @ 02:58 UTC

jkottke : Shots of NYC with a pinhole camera

Answering wrong numbers for Ol' Dirty Bastard

12/01/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

jkottke : Answering wrong numbers for Ol' Dirty Bastard

EU Parliament Demands Fresh Start for Patent Directive

12/01/2005 @ 02:21 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : EU Parliament Demands Fresh Start for Patent Directive

The war on copyright communists

12/01/2005 @ 02:17 UTC

Wayne Burkett : The war on copyright communists - In response to Gates's implication that copyright reformists are communists. #

Andy's Sandbox

12/01/2005 @ 02:14 UTC

Simon Willison : Andy's Sandbox - The PLink Abductor has been joined by a funky pullout technique. (via) [via]

Rhino now supports E4X

12/01/2005 @ 02:10 UTC

Simon Willison : Rhino now supports E4X - Rhino is a JavaScript implementation in Java; E4X provides native XML support as a language feature.

The E4X Specification

12/01/2005 @ 02:07 UTC

Simon Willison : The E4X Specification

www.imacmini.com

12/01/2005 @ 02:04 UTC

Simon Willison : www.imacmini.com - Interesting...

Picture of the iMac mini

12/01/2005 @ 02:01 UTC

Simon Willison : Picture of the iMac mini - I don't think this is a fake.

iWork - Pages

12/01/2005 @ 01:58 UTC

Simon Willison : iWork - Pages - Might make the Word Processing market interesting again. (via) [via]

@media 2005

12/01/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : @media 2005 - Web Standards / accessibility conference in London, with a great list of speakers but a painful registration fee.

TeleRead update on the open eBook format OpenReader (there's been a lot of talk about it, but eve...

12/01/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : TeleRead update on the open eBook format OpenReader (there's been a lot of talk about it, but everybody's waiting on something more concrete to support and play with) - "What is the dev schedule of OpenReader? Depends on when development money comes."

SiliconBeat: How big is Bloglines?

12/01/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : SiliconBeat: How big is Bloglines? - lot of interest growing in rss numbers now. via http://www.paidcontent.org/pc/arch/2005_01_11.shtml#011844

Robert Scoble points to some new browser-based RSS Readers

12/01/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : Robert Scoble points to some new browser-based RSS Readers - Lektora and Onfolio. I must also check out Pluck.

Abbott & Costello Buy A Computer

12/01/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : Abbott & Costello Buy A Computer - Based on their famous sketch "Who's on first?"

iPod shuffle differences between US and UK

12/01/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Andy Baio : iPod shuffle differences between US and UK - apparently, we eat gum in the US, while the Brits chew it

Decentralized BitTorrent with Kenosis

12/01/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Decentralized BitTorrent with Kenosis - more information in the Slashdot thread [via]  [via]

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