Spammers adopt slippery tactics to bypass ISP defences

4/03/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Spammers adopt slippery tactics to bypass ISP defences - Thank you Microsoft for the wonderful security of Windows

European commission acted in collusion with Microsoft

4/03/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : European commission acted in collusion with Microsoft - Says high-profile Austrian MEP Dr. Maria Berger. What a surprise! Michel Rocard hinted that weeks ago

Isofarro : European Commission acted in collusion with Microsoft, says high-profile Austrian MEP Dr. Maria Berger - 'the Commission adopted the position of Microsoft founder Bill Gates on the subject 'without further thought'. Gates had visited the Commission and the EP in February.' - hardly _any_ thought to independent software developers.

MSNBC - They know what we are listening to

4/03/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : MSNBC - They know what we are listening to - Just last week, I was pondering the same thing. How much knowledge can Gracenote gather from users inserting CDs into their PCs? #

jimray : Does Gracenote know what you're listening to? - A great reason to switch to freedb.org

Apple wins Think Secret case?!

4/03/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple wins Think Secret case?! - judge will force blogs to reveal confidential sources

How to maintain a healthy Windows System

4/03/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

kayodeok : How to maintain a healthy Windows System - Nice roundup on how to maintain a healthy Windows system

64bit misconceptions

4/03/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

kayodeok : 64bit misconceptions - Neowin does an impromptu survey of common 64bit misconceptions

How Firefox Works

4/03/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

kayodeok : How Firefox Works - "In this article, we'll find out what makes Firefox different, what it can do and what effect an open-source browser might have on the Internet landscape"

Tracking PCs anywhere on the Net

4/03/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

kayodeok : Tracking PCs anywhere on the Net - "There are now a number of powerful techniques for remote operating system fingerprinting, that is, remotely determining the operating systems of devices on the Internet. We push this idea further and introduce the notion of remote physical device fingerp

What's in your menubar?

4/03/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

doug : What's in your menubar? - Good place to discover new apps and utilities that can run in the Mac menu bar.

SCIFI.COM | Battlestar Galactica Podcast

4/03/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

deusx : SCIFI.COM | Battlestar Galactica Podcast

The Long Tail: A-Listers Maybe Not So Powerful After All

4/03/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : The Long Tail: A-Listers Maybe Not So Powerful After All - Readers attention span may not be at its best on A-list blogs

Rolling with Ruby on Rails, Part 2

4/03/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

jimray : Rolling with Ruby on Rails, Part 2 - The second half of the Curt Hibbs' RoR tutorial

Paul Hammond : ONLamp.com: Rolling with Ruby on Rails, Part 2 - In Rolling with Ruby on Rails, I barely scratched the surface of what you can do with Ruby on Rails

Reverse-Engineering Malware

4/03/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

kayodeok : Reverse-Engineering Malware - This paper discusses tools and techniques useful for understanding inner workings of malware such as viruses, worms, and trojans

Jon Udell: Who is talking about what?

4/03/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

ricmac : Jon Udell: Who is talking about what? - Jon's ongoing quest to query the blogosphere using XML technologies. Great stuff.

Newsweek on "The Blogosphere's Matt Lauer" (i.e. me)

4/03/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : Newsweek on "The Blogosphere's Matt Lauer" (i.e. me) - On full-time blogging, microcelebrity, and journalism.

Andy Baio : MSNBC interviews Jason Kottke - FYI, the headline refers to a complimentary Mefi comment

RTF 390N: weird science

4/03/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

cobra libre : RTF 390N: weird science - maybe i shouldn't be limiting myself to english programs #

Apple 1, bloggers 0

4/03/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Apple 1, bloggers 0

Euro ministers set to OK patent measure

4/03/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Euro ministers set to OK patent measure - While rumors spread that Bill 'Knight' Gates has pressured some European politicians to adopt software patents

Pakistani buses

4/03/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

Nelson Minar : Pakistani buses - Exuberant (via Metafilter)

Ukrainian bus shelters

4/03/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : Ukrainian bus shelters - More crazy art (via Metafilter)

Boing Boing: Dr. Who remake coming to UK, Canada, NZ; mixed reviews

4/03/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

deusx : Boing Boing: Dr. Who remake coming to UK, Canada, NZ; mixed reviews - "Scifi network in the US reportedly passed." Morons.

NEWS.com.au | Cows hold grudges, say scientists (28-02-2005)

4/03/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

deusx : NEWS.com.au | Cows hold grudges, say scientists (28-02-2005) - "...cows have a complex mental life in which they bear grudges, nurture friendships and become excited by intellectual challenges, researchers have found."

Photo gallery of 25 years of skateboarding

4/03/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Photo gallery of 25 years of skateboarding - Audio narration by old school skater Steve Alba.

Using bumptunes and the Powerbook's new accelerometer to control iTunes playback

4/03/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Using bumptunes and the Powerbook's new accelerometer to control iTunes playback - "You rock the machine backwards for the next track, and rock it forwards for the previous track." Could use the same technique for "rapid-fire email filing (tilt right to delete, left to keep, like you're driving through time through y

deusx : apples powerbook (4 March 2005, Interconnected) - "I feel kind of indignant, like my laptop is wilfully ignoring me. It seems inert, a lump of metal deliberately cutting itself off from the rest of the universe. A deaf, dead machine."

Andy Baio : Bumptunes - tilt your Powerbook to control music playback [via]  [via]

plasticbag : Mr Webb's tapping into Powerbook accelerometers - And using the whole machine as an interface for controlling iTunes

Simon Willison : Controlling iTunes by rocking your PowerBook - Cunning Python/AppleScript hack that interfaces with the new motion detector. (via) [via]

Paul Hammond : apples powerbook (4 March 2005, Interconnected) - You rock the machine backwards for the next track, and rock it forwards for the previous track

Matthew M. Boedicker : innovative uses for the accelerometer in Powerbooks

Matrix URIs - Ideas about Web Architecture

4/03/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

deusx : Matrix URIs - Ideas about Web Architecture - URIs with name/value pairs and rules for relative URIs

PalmOrb: Use your PalmOS PDA as a LCD status display via serial, USB, BlueTooth or IR

4/03/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

deusx : PalmOrb: Use your PalmOS PDA as a LCD status display via serial, USB, BlueTooth or IR - "PalmOrb is software that allows you to use your PalmOS device as a LCD status display for your computer!"

Simon Willison: Problems with Trac? Switch to FSFS

4/03/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

deusx : Simon Willison: Problems with Trac? Switch to FSFS - "Subversion 1.1 introduces a new storage mechanism called FSFS."

How to find mp3s with Google

4/03/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : How to find mp3s with Google - A much more comprehensive guide than you may have seen previously.

philgyford : How To Find MP3's With Google - Handy

mbertier : How To Find MP3's With Google - This How-To will teach you how to use google to find mp3s. [via#

Missed connections on craigslist in Baghdad

4/03/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : Missed connections on craigslist in Baghdad

Why are movies all the same price at the theatre?

4/03/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Why are movies all the same price at the theatre?

Now movie trailers have trailers themselves

4/03/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Now movie trailers have trailers themselves - "Here's a look at a television spot announcing the [Star Wars] trailer debut, including the first glimpses of some new Revenge of the Sith footage." I can't wait for the making-of the television spot of the trailer of the movie...

Flirting via iTunes

4/03/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Flirting via iTunes - a great story of courtship in the digital age [via]  [via]

jkottke : Flirting via iTunes - This is all the fun that the RIAA wants to wring out of music.

kellan : They Stopped Calling It Rendezvous - flirting via iTunes #

deusx : Alexander Payne » They Stopped Calling It Rendezvous - "maria: I have 703.4MB of your music. Beautiful, sad music"

Rod Begbie : They Stopped Calling It Rendezvous - Flirting via iTunes. [via#

plasticbag : A boy and a girl flirt via the name of their iTunes shared libraries - Of course we only have his word for this. She could have thought he was a maniac.

Segway introduces three new models

4/03/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Segway introduces three new models - An offroad option, a golf cart option, and a sportier model.

One Apple machine has 'Intel Inside'

4/03/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : One Apple machine has 'Intel Inside' - The Xserve RAID runs with an Intel chip

Paunk og hardcore mp3 bloggsíða

4/03/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kaninka.net : Paunk og hardcore mp3 bloggsíða

cobra libre : strange reaction [via#

Steve Cook : Strange Reaction - Our Blog Could Be Your Life - My new favorite MP3 blog rides that '78-'84 punk rock sweet spot.

A quick chat with Wes Anderson about The Life Aquatic

4/03/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : A quick chat with Wes Anderson about The Life Aquatic

How (some) Americans think: this woman knows SUVs are unsafe and polluting, but she wants one anyway

4/03/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : How (some) Americans think: this woman knows SUVs are unsafe and polluting, but she wants one anyway - "Think of it this way: I'm not destroying the planet, I'm saving the species. And when my older son turns 16 I will turn the keys over to him. I'll feel much safer with my teenage son cruising around in a four-ton vehicle."

Ebert on Million Dollar Baby and the critics who seek to spoil it for everyone

4/03/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : Ebert on Million Dollar Baby and the critics who seek to spoil it for everyone

The Transom Review features essays from guests and then conversations based on those essays

4/03/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : The Transom Review features essays from guests and then conversations based on those essays - Lots of good stuff here; they've talked with Ira Glass, Errol Morris, John Hodgman, etc.

The CSS Playground

4/03/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : The CSS Playground - "A site dedicated exclusively to the understanding of CSS". [via#

Mind Hacks live at Foyles - March 23rd 2005

4/03/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

plasticbag : Mind Hacks live at Foyles - March 23rd 2005 - The cult starts here. Mind my words.

Nokia, Sony Ericsson leave Microsoft out in the cold on portable audio

4/03/2005 @ 10:56 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Nokia, Sony Ericsson leave Microsoft out in the cold on portable audio

Apple wins initial ruling against Mac sites

4/03/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Apple wins initial ruling against Mac sites

MP3: No One Takes Your Freedom

4/03/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MP3: No One Takes Your Freedom - cohesive mashup of Beatles, Scissor Sisters, George Michael, and Aretha Franklin; more here [via]  [via]

kellan : MP3: No One Takes Your Freedom - mashup of Beatles, Scissor Sisters, George Michael, and Aretha Franklin #

Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2

4/03/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

kayodeok : Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2 - Paul Thurrott's Tutorial on Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2

Flash: Michael Levy's "Giant Steps"

4/03/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Flash: Michael Levy's "Giant Steps" - my mind is blown

Rod Begbie : Giant Steps by Michal Levy - Reminiscent of 60s era Chuck Jones cartoons, a lovely animation to accompany John Coltrane noodlings. [via#

cobra libre : "giant steps," by michal levy (and john coltrane) - i'm not sure if it's a good fit for "giant steps," but it reminds me of that arcade game "crystal castles" [via#

Nelson Minar : Giant Steps / M. Levy - Beautiful video / visualization (via Waxy)

Close examination of the skull of Flores Man seems to confirm that the skeleton is not of a disea...

4/03/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

jkottke : Close examination of the skull of Flores Man seems to confirm that the skeleton is not of a diseased pygmy

Tom Bradford: Why bother with the Semantic Web?

4/03/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

ricmac : Tom Bradford: Why bother with the Semantic Web? - "The components for Web 2.0 are already here, and they're so simple that even non-techies can benefit from them. They don't require knowledge of RDF or ontologies."

SiliconBeat: What is Microsoft's Crossfader?

4/03/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

ricmac : SiliconBeat: What is Microsoft's Crossfader? - Whatever it is, cool name... Quote: "...apparently some sort of new electronics arts-related service coming from Microsoft."

Data Destruction Tour 2005

4/03/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Data Destruction Tour 2005

Sam Ruby: Ampersands are Insidious

4/03/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Sam Ruby: Ampersands are Insidious - Including a better regex for matching entity encoded strings than the one I used in del.icio.us.pl. #

David Weinberger quotes AP man

4/03/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

ricmac : David Weinberger quotes AP man - At the Whose News? conferences... "Jim Kennedy (AP): We should get past the advertising model and be looking at the Amazon and eBay models."

when?

4/03/2005 @ 03:56 UTC

Charles Miller : when? - onefang explains why his Rapid Application Development framework is taking so long.

There's A Pony In There Somewhere

4/03/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

ricmac : There's A Pony In There Somewhere - I like this one especially: "Leverage existing ecosystems, don't try to make new ones."

MP3: Kidz Bop's cover of Modest Mouse's "Float On"

4/03/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MP3: Kidz Bop's cover of Modest Mouse's "Float On" - they couldn't find a kid to sing lead vocals? [via]  [via]

NY Public Library's Digital Gallery

4/03/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Andy Baio : NY Public Library's Digital Gallery - 275,000 digital images for download [via]  [via]

Photos of the color yellow in NYC

4/03/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

jkottke : Photos of the color yellow in NYC

Grant Achatz, the chef at a chicago restaurant called Alinea, is on the cutting edge of explorato...

4/03/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

jkottke : Grant Achatz, the chef at a chicago restaurant called Alinea, is on the cutting edge of exploratory cuisine - During the 30-course tasting menu, you may sample the mozzarella bubbles with tomato foam; he used to make what is essentially a truffle soup dumpling.

Ice crew

4/03/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Ice crew - Beautiful photo

Crone

4/03/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Crone - Another beautiful photo

MP3 your car

4/03/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : MP3 your car - Various products to integrate MP3 players to car stereos

Screen Grab Confab, vol. III

4/03/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Screen Grab Confab, vol. III - Dozens of 320px x 320px nuggets of beauty. #

Clever solutions to comment spam

4/03/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

cameron : Clever solutions to comment spam - like using keystrokes to filter non-humans

jkottke : Some strategies for dealing with comment spam

Ten great examples of New Games Journalism

4/03/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Ten great examples of New Games Journalism - some outstanding articles that set the bar for writing about games [via]  [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Ten unmissable examples of New Games Journalism - Ten unmissable examples of New Games Journalism [via] [via]

Wists

4/03/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Wists - "Wists allows you to create groups of tags, called 'themes', in order to manage large numbers of tags better". [via#

Magic Quotes Headaches

4/03/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : Magic Quotes Headaches - A nice roundup of why magic quotes is the worst PHP feature ever.

Providing Application Access to SQL Data in Apple Remote Desktop 2

4/03/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : Providing Application Access to SQL Data in Apple Remote Desktop 2 - Interesting - Apple's Remote Desktop 2 runs off a PostgreSQL database. (via) [via]

Developing Java Applications on Mac OS X with Eclipse

4/03/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : Developing Java Applications on Mac OS X with Eclipse - Nice introduction.

Photos of assorted baby animals

4/03/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : Photos of assorted baby animals - My favourite is the Tern.

The WSJ on Martha Stewart's prison stay

4/03/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : The WSJ on Martha Stewart's prison stay

A McNugget Number is "a number which can be obtained by adding together orders of McDonald's Chic...

4/03/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : A McNugget Number is "a number which can be obtained by adding together orders of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets (prior to consuming any), which originally came in boxes of 6, 9, and 20"

Over a thousand color photographs of World War II

4/03/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Over a thousand color photographs of World War II

On the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments in government and public properties

4/03/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : On the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments in government and public properties - "1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Shit. Oops, sorry, I mean holy shit. I thought I was going to have to dig a bit deeper to find something that would be offensive to someone who doesn't believe in a christian (or jewish) god."

Who are the greatest sitcom characters of all time?

4/03/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Who are the greatest sitcom characters of all time?

Tips from NYC delivery guys

4/03/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Tips from NYC delivery guys - If you pay by credit card, tip in cash.

Photos of the 1910 Paris flood

4/03/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Photos of the 1910 Paris flood - Love the final photo of the Notre Dame.

The Spam Assassin Behind SpamAssassin

4/03/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : The Spam Assassin Behind SpamAssassin - Interesting interview of Daniel Quinlan, author of SA

Sky Drops Microsoft Windows Media For MPEG-4 On HDTV

4/03/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Sky Drops Microsoft Windows Media For MPEG-4 On HDTV - Prefers open standard to proprietary

Tringo game

4/03/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : Tringo game - Game built inside Second Life, looks like it's nicely environment appropriate

Point Roberts

4/03/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Point Roberts - Geographic oddity (via warmbrain)

Wired News: Media Sites: Say No to Pop-Ups

4/03/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

jimray : Wired News: Media Sites: Say No to Pop-Ups - A-freaking-men

Wired News: Library Shuffles Its Collection

4/03/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

jimray : Wired News: Library Shuffles Its Collection - How long before some clueless audiobook publisher -- or Apple -- sues their ass?

NYPL's Digital Gallery launches

4/03/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

jimray : NYPL's Digital Gallery launches - Zeldman has a great writeup

MyBlogLog

4/03/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MyBlogLog - add one line of Javascript to track your outgoing link stats over time; I'm using this for Waxy Links and loving it

Rod Begbie : MyBlogLog - Interesting webstats system, which tracks outgoing links with a single Javascript include. [via#

Firefox-based Netscape 8 beta released

4/03/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Firefox-based Netscape 8 beta released - toolbar bevel hell and mystery meat navigation [via]  [via]

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