Gizmodo : Even Easier VoIP on Home Phone Lines

8/02/2005 @ 23:58 UTC

jimray : Gizmodo : Even Easier VoIP on Home Phone Lines - No rewiring required

Amazon tells Alan to remove Netflix/iTunes links from Amazon Light

8/02/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Amazon tells Alan to remove Netflix/iTunes links from Amazon Light - if you use the Amazon web services, you can't link to any other commercial website!?

jkottke : What the? If you use Amazon's Web Services, you can't link to or direct traffic to any other commercial web site

Lord of the Rings Animations

8/02/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Charles Miller : Lord of the Rings Animations - Online humour fad: making animated gif parodies from stills ripped from Lord of the Rings movies. (via Den)

Turn your Mac mini into a low-cost recording studio

8/02/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Turn your Mac mini into a low-cost recording studio - Mac mini + Garageband = Super-low-cost home recording studio #

Matthew M. Boedicker : how to turn your Mac Mini into a low-cost recording studio

Andy Baio : Turn your Mac mini into a low-cost home studio - it ends up costing around $1000, not counting the display [via]  [via]

Creating accessible bar charts

8/02/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Creating accessible bar charts - These are accessible, look great, and degrade gracefully. #

Parker Lewis torrents

8/02/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

kaninka.net : Parker Lewis torrents

Parker Lewis Edonkey2000 links

8/02/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

kaninka.net : Parker Lewis Edonkey2000 links

How to not get your ass kicked

8/02/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

bmilleare : How to not get your ass kicked

The Long Tail embraces remixing on his blog

8/02/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

ricmac : The Long Tail embraces remixing on his blog - This is what I may end up doing too, if my writing plans come to fruition. Hmmm. Quote: "I'm going to try my hand at shorter posts that riff off of other people's thoughts--like, well, all the other bloggers."

BBC news story: Ask Jeeves more interested in helping people find information they are looking fo...

8/02/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

ricmac : BBC news story: Ask Jeeves more interested in helping people find information they are looking for rather than helping them write it. - Jim Lanzone: "The universe of readers is vastly larger than the universe of writers"

LA Times: Yahoo Media will follow MTV model, but it'll be tv --> web. (via paidcontent.org)

8/02/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

ricmac : LA Times: Yahoo Media will follow MTV model, but it'll be tv --> web. (via paidcontent.org) - "[Yahoo] experimenting with putting original entertainment on its sites and is trying to sell talent agents and producers on the idea of creating short, Internet-ready programs specifically for Yahoo."

24 hours on craigslist

8/02/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

jimray : 24 hours on craigslist - Craigslist, the movie

The Darwinian Interlude

8/02/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : The Darwinian Interlude - "Now, after some three billion years, the Darwinian era is over."

The Little JavaScripter

8/02/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : The Little JavaScripter - "JavaScript has much in common with Scheme."

joshua : The Little JavaScripter

Boing Boing: Toronto's Bakka Books moving back to Queen St, March 1

8/02/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : Boing Boing: Toronto's Bakka Books moving back to Queen St, March 1 - I want to live in Toronto.

Dance, puppet--dance!

8/02/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Dance, puppet--dance! - It's new to me, so you all must suffer.

Jeremy Zawodny : crazy yahoo fan video - crazy yahoo fan video: I never realized we had such fans!

Firefox spoofing vulnerability fixed 12 hours later

8/02/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Firefox spoofing vulnerability fixed 12 hours later - more details on the exploit

Baby NameVoyager

8/02/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Baby NameVoyager - Java applet, interactive charting of baby name popularity [via]  [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Babyname Voyager - Babyname Voyager [via] [via]

Simon Willison: Google Maps and XSL

8/02/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

deusx : Simon Willison: Google Maps and XSL - "I'll probably write more on this later, but it seems that Google Maps is using XSL."

All Things Distributed: Feynman & REST

8/02/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

deusx : All Things Distributed: Feynman & REST - "We must learn from Physics that models are imperfect and only an approximation of something that is much larger, and more complex that we can imagine." Excellent.

OrganicHTML Flash app grows flowers based on URLs and Tre pits sites against each other in flower...

8/02/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : OrganicHTML Flash app grows flowers based on URLs and Tre pits sites against each other in flower beauty contests

A mastochistic dining experience at ultra-expensive Masa

8/02/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : A mastochistic dining experience at ultra-expensive Masa - "The headwaiter then greeted us by slapping me in the face and telling Babette that she looked heavy, also in Japanese."

real life pokémon monsters!

8/02/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

cobra libre : real life pokémon monsters! - "pikachu's vacation" remains one of my favorite movies [via#

Flickr Pipe Dream

8/02/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr Pipe Dream - emergent behavior emulates classic video game subgenre

Rod Begbie : Flickr Pipe Dream - Wicked awesome cool Flickr project. Create joining tiles, then link 'em together like Pipe Mania! [via#

Google employee Mark Jen fired for blogging?

8/02/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google employee Mark Jen fired for blogging? - 99zeroes revealed some internal info, but nothing critical

ricmac : Google Blogoscoped: Blogger Mark Jen fired - This is quite sad I think, but I'm sure Jen got a good payout to stay quiet about it. (link via waxy)

Having to recode for syndication?

8/02/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Having to recode for syndication? - In some situations that might work. In the end your probably want that your aggregator is going to support it natively. #

Who Do You Trust?

8/02/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Who Do You Trust? - Interesting idea. I might create such a PGP key. #

JavaScript slideshow

8/02/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : JavaScript slideshow - Looks cool. Too bad IE sucks. #

Sunbird 0.2 Released

8/02/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Sunbird 0.2 Released - It is still not a product though, although this one is slightly official. #

Results of W3C XML Plenary Ballot on relative URI References in namespace declarations

8/02/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Results of W3C XML Plenary Ballot on relative URI References in namespace declarations - They are deprecated. See also Namespaces in XML 1.1 #

Basiscursus Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

8/02/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Basiscursus Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - Misschien handig als je net begint met het leren van CSS e.d. #

How do you include unique styles in a particular blog post?

8/02/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : How do you include unique styles in a particular blog post? - There are plans. #

Marc on Bloglines

8/02/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : Marc on Bloglines - Thoughtful piece on the Ask Jeeves acquisition

ConsumerReports.org - Condoms and contraception

8/02/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

jimray : ConsumerReports.org - Condoms and contraception - An impressively thorough review, even if it reads like spam [via boingboing]

NPR : Tommy Chong: Free, and Back on the Road

8/02/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

deusx : NPR : Tommy Chong: Free, and Back on the Road - What a great interview.

Troy & Gay: XML Recipes

8/02/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

cameron : Troy & Gay: XML Recipes - Review of XML Recipe implementation and ideas

Flickr+Yahoo?

8/02/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Flickr+Yahoo? - Flickr+Yahoo?: rumors continue

Bat-man!

8/02/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Bat-man! - Jesus comes through!

Bloglines | Ask Jeeves / Bloglines FAQ

8/02/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : Bloglines | Ask Jeeves / Bloglines FAQ - It's official. #

Richard Rutter : Ask Jeeves acquires Bloglines - (filed under Blogging).

Sound Space: Science Fiction Audio Reviews - Battlestar Galactica

8/02/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

deusx : Sound Space: Science Fiction Audio Reviews - Battlestar Galactica - "Oingo Boingo's lesser-known alumnus crafts a score for the SCI FI miniseries that repays careful listening"

Declining numbers give Detroit image problem

8/02/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : Declining numbers give Detroit image problem - "...the populations of such hot spots as Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle and New Orleans still lag far behind that of Detroit." Huh, you know I never realized Detroit still has more people.

memoria technica | Life Servers Part II : A Solution

8/02/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : memoria technica | Life Servers Part II : A Solution - "A postmodern reality dripping with fantastically recursive, circular irony given that 25 years ago, most of our old hard copy family photos would have been sitting inside the self same shoebox."

I haven't seen any of the movies nominated for Best Picture this year

8/02/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Erik Benson : I haven't seen any of the movies nominated for Best Picture this year - Though, I do feel like I did see my share of movies this year, most of them were DVDs from NetFlix.

The state of homograph attacks

8/02/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Paul Hammond : The state of homograph attacks - http://www.pаypal.com/

Information Design: Comments

8/02/2005 @ 09:08 UTC

jimray : Information Design: Comments - Designing useful comment forms

How To Write Unmaintainable Code

8/02/2005 @ 09:08 UTC

jimray : How To Write Unmaintainable Code - "In the interests of creating employment opportunities in the Java programming field, I am passing on these tips from the masters on how to write code that is so difficult to maintain, that the people who come after you will take years to make even the si

BTbot - BitTorrent Search Engine

8/02/2005 @ 09:08 UTC

jimray : BTbot - BitTorrent Search Engine - Better than googling "filetype:torrent"

Vip-torrents - Your Torrents Site.

8/02/2005 @ 09:08 UTC

jimray : Vip-torrents - Your Torrents Site. - Oh, why not

Secure wireless email on Mac OS X

8/02/2005 @ 09:05 UTC

jimray : Secure wireless email on Mac OS X - The joy of port forwarding, without ever touching the Terminal (clearly, not l33t)

François Nonnenmacher : Secure wireless email on Mac OS X

Simon Willison : Secure wireless email on Mac OS X - Doug Bowman's tutorial on SSH Tunnel Manager and wireless security.

Ethan Marcotte : Excellent SSH tunneling tutorial at Stopdesign - In other news, Slashdot posts a series of tutorials covering the fundamentals of color theory.

Google Maps

8/02/2005 @ 09:01 UTC

jimray : Google Maps - I can see my house from here!

Ask not what Bloglines can do to you

8/02/2005 @ 08:58 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Ask not what Bloglines can do to you - Phil Ringnalda isn't going to wait and see what happens with Bloglines; he's switching to Feed on Feeds. I've been thinking about trying FoF for a while. Maybe now is a good time. #

Anne van Kesteren : Ask not what Bloglines can do to you - I might export me lists of feeds as well. The least I should do is making a backup. #

Wow, a featured article on Salon that mentions 43 Things quite a bit

8/02/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Erik Benson : Wow, a featured article on Salon that mentions 43 Things quite a bit - Very flattering article (except for the corpse reference near the end, haha). I'm a little embarrassed to see my name in that context though... I'd be nothing without the other 6 robots.

ricmac : Salon.com article on tagging, featuring 43Things - "On sites that employ tagging, the networks emerge, implicitly, out of the shared interests of users. Order isn't proclaimed, it just happens."

Nobody Expects The Bloglines Askquisition!

8/02/2005 @ 08:02 UTC

Jason Shellen : Nobody Expects The Bloglines Askquisition! - Congratulations to Mark Fletcher and team. Nicely done. #

Andy Baio : Mark Fletcher's comments on the Jeeves/Bloglines buyout - like any good geek, Bloglines' CEO is a Monty Python fan

Authenticity: A User's Guide

8/02/2005 @ 07:58 UTC

doug : Authenticity: A User's Guide - Michael Bierut on faking it, in a design sense.

Metafilter redesign contest results

8/02/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Metafilter redesign contest results - the top three winners are all fantastic

jimray : Metafilter redesign! - Looks great [via waxy]

Google Maps

8/02/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Maps - Google Maps: just what you think it is

Jason Shellen : Google Maps - Cool maps, from Google. Click and drag is my favorite feature. #

Andy Baio : Google Maps - insanely great UI; it's only missing personalization and better URIs [via]  [via]

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.

Rod Begbie : Google Maps - Another boring "it's been done" problem re-solved in a funky DHTML way by the brains at Google. [via#

Dan Cederholm : Google Maps - Linked from everywhere, but worth it. Hope to see support for Safari, eventually.

Anne van Kesteren : Google Maps - Yay, they use XHTML as text/html! (Too bad they violate section C and such, but whatever.) #

Simon Willison : Google Maps - Very slick, but sadly non functional for Safari uses. (via) [via]

gleuschk : new button on Google Maps: Hybrid - superextramegacool

Ask Jeeves Finally Gets Around to a Blog

8/02/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Ask Jeeves Finally Gets Around to a Blog - Ask Jeeves Finally Gets Around to a Blog: she's not impressed

Edward Tufte: Posters and Graph Paper

8/02/2005 @ 04:58 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Edward Tufte: Posters and Graph Paper - Beautiful. "Probably the best statistical graphic ever drawn, this map by Charles Joseph Minard portrays the losses suffered by Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812." #

Gartner pitches browser coexistence (via Alex M)

8/02/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

ricmac : Gartner pitches browser coexistence (via Alex M) - "Microsoft must deliver an improved version of its browser in Longhorn if it is to "determine the outcome" of the browser war."

Logfinder

8/02/2005 @ 04:04 UTC

jimray : Logfinder - The EFF helps you find logs you don't need before The Man does [via boingboing]

B&W Conversion

8/02/2005 @ 04:01 UTC

jimray : B&W Conversion - A fancypants sophisticated B&W conversion that goes above and beyond "discard color data" [via LifeHacker]

Creating (and remembering) crazy hard passwords

8/02/2005 @ 03:58 UTC

jimray : Creating (and remembering) crazy hard passwords - "So the combination is one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard! That's the kind of combination an idiot would put on his luggage!"

When Jack Welch Was Director of Intelligence

8/02/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Steve Cook : When Jack Welch Was Director of Intelligence - A CIA exercise in future history, starring the former CEO of General Electric.

Burger King giving away classic Activision games in kids' meals

8/02/2005 @ 02:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Burger King giving away classic Activision games in kids' meals - including my favorite Atari 2600 game, Kaboom! [via]  [via]

Interview with Roger Black

8/02/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

jkottke : Interview with Roger Black - He's working on a redesign of Nintendo Power: "You can't put big, babe-alicious, head-smashing stuff in there. You have to figure out something that doesn't look either too juvenile or too grown up."

So You Wanna Be A Blogstar?

8/02/2005 @ 02:17 UTC

Jason Shellen : So You Wanna Be A Blogstar? - Advice and pointers from Grant about using a blog to your advantage as a musician. #

End to End Unicode Web Applications in Python

8/02/2005 @ 02:14 UTC

Simon Willison : End to End Unicode Web Applications in Python - How to traverse the unicode maze.

wearehugh : End to End Unicode Web Applications in Python

Stephen Greene's Writing Tips

8/02/2005 @ 02:10 UTC

Simon Willison : Stephen Greene's Writing Tips - Aimed at journalists, but I really enjoyed the examples of what NOT to do.

Introducing JSON

8/02/2005 @ 02:07 UTC

Simon Willison : Introducing JSON - A data-interchange format based on JavaScript objects and arrays. (via) [via]

Isofarro : Introducing JSON - JavaScript Object Notation - machine readable data interchange, great for XmlHttpRequest applications

Jeremy Zawodny : Introducing JSON - Introducing JSON: JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate.

Nelson Minar : JSON data format - Thinner XML alternative for program data; basically Javascript syntax

jimray : Introducing JSON - Really interesting, fast alternative to ajax-style XMLHTTP requests

Parasite Database

8/02/2005 @ 02:04 UTC

Simon Willison : Parasite Database - Andrew Clover's comprehensive database of malware.

PythonForSeries60

8/02/2005 @ 02:01 UTC

Simon Willison : PythonForSeries60 - Matt Croyden's wiki has a ton of links concerning Nokia's Python tools.

The Vatican has official exorcists?

8/02/2005 @ 01:58 UTC

jkottke : The Vatican has official exorcists? - And how is Catholicism not a wacky cult? (Cue angry reader email...)

New York City's eating and drinking establishments and their customers are getting used to the sm...

8/02/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : New York City's eating and drinking establishments and their customers are getting used to the smoking ban

freedom is on the march (almost as good as that stormtroopers in the cafeteria photo)

8/02/2005 @ 01:11 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : freedom is on the march (almost as good as that stormtroopers in the cafeteria photo)

Nelson Minar : Ashcroft's troops - jwz - freedom is on the march

speeding up Firefox the right way

8/02/2005 @ 01:08 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : speeding up Firefox the right way

A review of "American Jesus"

8/02/2005 @ 01:04 UTC

Steve Cook : A review of "American Jesus" - A very nicely done review "American Jesus" that says what the reviewer wishes the book had been, provides a little NYRB-style platform for musing, and most importantly conveys whether I'd like the book. A model for me.

Shore Communications comments on Reuters branding (via paidcontent.org)

8/02/2005 @ 01:01 UTC

ricmac : Shore Communications comments on Reuters branding (via paidcontent.org) - In content industry, "branding has become much more ad-hoc and personal, defying the packaging of a factory-driven production model." He also cites Google's transparency in branding.

Jason Kottke notices that Google switched their "definition" link from dictionary.com to answers....

8/02/2005 @ 00:58 UTC

ricmac : Jason Kottke notices that Google switched their "definition" link from dictionary.com to answers.com. - Jason reports that answers.com is better anyway - great to know, I'll try it out now too.

Google Acquisitions

8/02/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Acquisitions - Google Acquisitions: Adam put a list together

Andy Baio : List of Google acquisitions - from Deja to Keyhole [via]  [via]

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