Favourite demos

14/04/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

Nelson Minar : Favourite demos - From someone who liked aether (via Waxy)

Jack in the House

14/04/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

jimray : Jack in the House - How Jack Abramoff bought Congress

Rupert Murdoch speech

14/04/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

ricmac : Rupert Murdoch speech - His comment on what teenagers want in a news service: "They want news on demand, continuously updated. They want a point of view about not just what happened, but why it happened."

Jeff Jarvis on Murdoch speech

14/04/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

ricmac : Jeff Jarvis on Murdoch speech - I also disagreed with that part of Murdoch's speech... quote from Jarvis: "He also says that newspapers need to be destinations; I disagree and think they need to be waystations, starting points, perhaps."

Threadwatch: The Junk Content Problem

14/04/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

ricmac : Threadwatch: The Junk Content Problem - "As time goes by, i find myself more and more leaning toward a mixture of quality, topical content and good old fashioned link hunting as the way forward, and less and less creating low grade crap for engines."

Erik Benson: All Consuming reborn!

14/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Erik Benson: All Consuming reborn! - Erik unveils a new version of his popular book reviews site - and it's not just for books anymore. You can track music, movies and other stuff. Loads of tags now too.

Amazon.com does tags and text stats

14/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Amazon.com does tags and text stats - They rather pompously label tags "concordance" (just call them 'tags' will ya...) [link via waxy.org]

PaidContent.org on being rejected by Google News

14/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : PaidContent.org on being rejected by Google News - "We report -- and often break -- news here as part of our mission to keep you informed about the economics of digital media and entertainment. We also offer analysis and what we call "intelligent linking." Together those three elements make up what you se

Gmail adds feed reading

14/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

znarf : Gmail adds feed reading - "there's a new feature in Gmail called Web Clips, which displays little headlines above your inbox or message and is fed via, um, feeds." #

kayodeok : evhead: Gmail adds feed reading - "there's a new feature in Gmail called Web Clips, which displays little headlines above your inbox or message and is fed via, um, feeds"

jkottke : The Gmail interface now includes a wee newsreader

Philippe Janvier : Gmail adds feed reading - "...a new feature in Gmail called Web Clips, which displays little headlines above your inbox or message and is fed via, um, feeds". Pas encore arrivé jusqu'ici :( [via#

jimray : Gmail adds feed reading - I've never liked RSS aggregators as web services or as part of an email or web app, but this looks interesting none-the-less

Michael Buffington working on a secret project with Adaptive Path

14/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Michael Buffington working on a secret project with Adaptive Path - using Ruby on Rails, too; this should be interesting [via]  [via]

MP3: NWA's "Straight Outta Compton," explicit content only

14/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MP3: NWA's "Straight Outta Compton," explicit content only - try the 19 second version with only the profanities from the song left in [via]  [via]

jkottke : Explicit Content Only, NWA's Straight Outta Compton edited to contain only the swear words - The full version makes it seem like my laptop has Tourette's and the edited version is pretty funny.

Managing CEOs for Programmers

14/04/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

kayodeok : Managing CEOs for Programmers - Every programmer knows there are two kinds of CEO - technical and non-technical. They have to be managed very differently

Myoclonic twitch

14/04/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Myoclonic twitch - One of the many things you'll learn reading Ask Metafilter

Everything you always wanted to know about 8ball...

14/04/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jimray : Everything you always wanted to know about 8ball... - New features in the new version of Flash [via Nate "dawg" Mitchiner]

Penny Arcade - Oneupsmanship

14/04/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

deusx : Penny Arcade - Oneupsmanship - "Judas, don't be a dick."

MP3: Kleptones, "Bo Rhap"

14/04/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MP3: Kleptones, "Bo Rhap" - from last Christmas, their massive mashup of Bohemian Rhapsody covers

out-law: Labour wins on web accessibility

14/04/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

Isofarro : out-law: Labour wins on web accessibility - 'Labour achieved a four-star rating – the first time that any site featured in AbilityNet's on-going survey series has gained such a high score.'

Planes in flight

14/04/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Planes in flight - Google Sightseeing » Blog Archive roundup of satellite images of flying planes

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Sightseeing: Planes In Flight Mega-Post - Google Sightseeing: Planes In Flight Mega-Post: airplanes as seen via google maps

Great tutorial to wirelessly load homebrew code onto your Nintendo DS

14/04/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Great tutorial to wirelessly load homebrew code onto your Nintendo DS - requires a GBA flash cart and specific wireless cart; this is the start of the homebrew DS scene [via]  [via]

deusx : Nintendo DS Development Tutorial :: Template - "...Tim Schuerewegen released the driver and application necessary to allow anyone with a Nintendo DS, a GBA flash cart, and a supported wireless network card to load any homebrew demo/app on their DS."

Boston Ruby Meetup Tonight (Apr 14) at Tosci's in Central Sq.

14/04/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

kellan : Boston Ruby Meetup Tonight (Apr 14) at Tosci's in Central Sq. - Come meet fellow Ruby hackers, and enthusiasts, 7pm #

Apple - Mac OS X - New Features

14/04/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

deusx : Apple - Mac OS X - New Features - "The smarter we make it, the easier it gets."

The news explained with comic book covers

14/04/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : The news explained with comic book covers - The. Hell.

Amazon adds keyword frequency and text stats for books

14/04/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Amazon adds keyword frequency and text stats for books - someone at Amazon has tag-envy

XML Pull in PHP

14/04/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Isofarro : XML Pull in PHP - Lightweight method of getting data and structure out of XML streams

Mark Bittman cooks homemade food in challenging America's top chefs

14/04/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : Mark Bittman cooks homemade food in challenging America's top chefs - Daniel Boulud laughed at the complexity of Bittman's dish, but gave an 8/10 in taste...and it only took 10 minutes to prepare.

ROG-O-MATIC: A Belligerent Expert System

14/04/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

deusx : ROG-O-MATIC: A Belligerent Expert System - "Rog-O-Matic plays the computer game Rogue"

GAWDS announce an exclusive partnership with Shaw Trust

14/04/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

Isofarro : GAWDS announce an exclusive partnership with Shaw Trust - Technical people partnering (and working) with disability experts - its a good thing for accessibility.

The clock that wakes you when you are ready

14/04/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

kayodeok : The clock that wakes you when you are ready - The clock, called SleepSmart, measures your sleep cycle, and waits for you to be in your lightest phase of sleep before rousing you. Its makers say that should ensure you wake up feeling refreshed every morning

Human firewalls are a must

14/04/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

kayodeok : Human firewalls are a must - There is no point spending millions on security if employees can be persuaded to divulge log-in details, says the infamous hacker, who has plenty of examples of just how pointless it can be

Overview of the compatibility considerations for 32-bit programs on 64-bit versions of Windows Se...

14/04/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

kayodeok : Overview of the compatibility considerations for 32-bit programs on 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP - The 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows XP use the Microsoft Windows-32-on-Windows-64 (WOW64) subsystem to run 32-bit programs without modifications. The 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and of Windows XP do not pr

NetNewsWire 2.0 Progress Report

14/04/2005 @ 13:57 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : NetNewsWire 2.0 Progress Report - Atom support! #

The Acid2 Test

14/04/2005 @ 13:57 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : The Acid2 Test - Letting Safari pass the Acid2 test. Good to see Safari gets all kinds of parser fixes. #

Acid2: And They?re Off!

14/04/2005 @ 13:57 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Acid2: And They?re Off! - Acid gambling! #

Definitive Solution to Image Replacement

14/04/2005 @ 13:57 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Definitive Solution to Image Replacement - Of course, the definitive solution is provided by CSS3, but this does sound cool. #

Simon Willison : Definitive Solution to Image Replacement (?) - Uses scary hacks and HTCs, but seems to cover all the bases. (via) [via]

XML Namespaces Don't Need URIs

14/04/2005 @ 13:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : XML Namespaces Don't Need URIs - The ideas are nice, but there are quite some errors in this article. And of course, it will not change. #

mitchell on the cover of time magazine

14/04/2005 @ 13:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : mitchell on the cover of time magazine - Mozilla is hot! #

Use continuations to develop complex Web applications

14/04/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : Use continuations to develop complex Web applications - "A programming paradigm to simplify MVC for the Web"

XML Pull Parsing

14/04/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : XML Pull Parsing - It's like inverted SAX.

James Governor's MonkChips: Gags on SOAP, ROFLs on REST

14/04/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

ricmac : James Governor's MonkChips: Gags on SOAP, ROFLs on REST - Monty Python spoof for geeks :-) "Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this specification what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique."

Apparently, all umrellas kinda suck, unless you want to pay $225 for one

14/04/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

jkottke : Apparently, all umrellas kinda suck, unless you want to pay $225 for one - Author notes it would be better to stock up on $3 Chinatown umbrellas instead.

MozBackup

14/04/2005 @ 08:57 UTC

jimray : MozBackup - Coulda used this earlier today...

Jeremy Zawodny : MozBackup - MozBackup: MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles. It allows you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc.

Everything's Connected, Yes. But How?

14/04/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

kayodeok : Everything's Connected, Yes. But How? - "Consumer technology seers say they think they have a good idea about the home of the future. It will be a place where photos, television shows, movies and music will be stored centrally and available in any room on demand"

David Rockefeller is giving $100 million to the MoMA

14/04/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

jkottke : David Rockefeller is giving $100 million to the MoMA

Audio of Malcolm Gladwell's keynote from SXSW 2005 is available for streaming or download

14/04/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

jkottke : Audio of Malcolm Gladwell's keynote from SXSW 2005 is available for streaming or download

Mark Bittman cooks homemade food in challenging America's top chefs

14/04/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

jkottke : Mark Bittman cooks homemade food in challenging America's top chefs - Daniel Boulud laughed at the complexity of Bittman's dish, but gave an 8/10 in taste...and it only took 10 minutes to prepare.

AIGA's Design Annual for 2005

14/04/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

jkottke : AIGA's Design Annual for 2005 - Lots of good work in there; I saw the book design winners on display in NYC last fall.

factoryjoe : AIGA Design Archives - A great interface for browsing the design archives. Tags: aiga, design, interface

Using Bash's History Effectively

14/04/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

kayodeok : Using Bash's History Effectively - How to use Bash's command history/recall effectively

Flash: Get Perpendicular

14/04/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Flash: Get Perpendicular - Hitachi's School-House-Rock-like promo. #

Another RSS Reader: AggRead

14/04/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

ricmac : Another RSS Reader: AggRead

Microsoft Security Bulletins via RSS

14/04/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

ricmac : Microsoft Security Bulletins via RSS - "Microsoft is discontinuing its Security Updates alert e-mail from July 2005 and implementing a RSS feed replacement."

NYT on Amazon's expansion into on-demand book printing

14/04/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Andy Baio : NYT on Amazon's expansion into on-demand book printing - not true on-demand like the Bookmobile, though

OJR article about paid blogging

14/04/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

ricmac : OJR article about paid blogging - Some interesting new info in here... Quote: "But if Salon and Slate are Web 1.0 for online journalists, then Gawker Media and Weblogs Inc. are Web 2.0."

François Nonnenmacher : Advertising, editorial lines blur as bloggers' salaries tied to traffic

British Blog Directory also has charts to help people track the traffic of top British Weblogs

14/04/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

plasticbag : British Blog Directory also has charts to help people track the traffic of top British Weblogs - It's a really interesting idea, and I've decided to register because I'm no better than anyone else and it's time people realised that I don't really get that much traffic...

Richard Rutter : British Blog Directory - BritBlog – includes charts!. [via plasticbag.org]

Your Genetic Journey - The Genographic Project

14/04/2005 @ 01:57 UTC

jimray : Your Genetic Journey - The Genographic Project - For $100, NatGeo will trace your ancestry back to Africa! [via boingboing]

Music Lab

14/04/2005 @ 01:57 UTC

Rod Begbie : Music Lab - Columbia University research project attempting to understand how people form their musical tastes. Free music downloads, too! #

Jokes With Realistic Endings!

14/04/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Jokes With Realistic Endings! - Freaking funny. #

Andy Baio : Jokes with Realistic Endings - "What's worse than finding a worm in your apple? The Holocaust."

Benefits (Ftrain.com)

14/04/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : Benefits (Ftrain.com) - This is why the NHS, for all its flaws, is a very very good idea. (via) [via]

Richard Rutter : Thank goodness for the NHS - “People without insurance are the living embodiment of risk” .

Continuations for Curmudgeons

14/04/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : Continuations for Curmudgeons - They aren't as scary as you may have been lead to believe.

Wayne Burkett : Sam Ruby: Continuations for Curmudgeons - "More specifically, if there was a period of time in which you programmed in a language which did not have garbage collection, then I mean you." #

Safari WebDevAdditions

14/04/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : Safari WebDevAdditions - I haven't tried these yet, but they look useful. (via) [via]

jimray : Safari WebDevAdditions - Making Safari more like Firefox every day

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

14/04/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : Are you thinking what I'm thinking? - I'm pretty much thinking what Chris Applegate is thinking.

Howto Generate PDFs in Rails

14/04/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Howto Generate PDFs in Rails - Use HTMLDoc, PdfWriter or Ruby FPDF.

lxml

14/04/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : lxml - A Pythonic wrapper for libxml2. (via) [via]

zestyping: In the time-wasting hacks department...

14/04/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : zestyping: In the time-wasting hacks department... - Ping's iChat buddy icon now features a sparkline, and rotates over the course of the day.

Smart vs. Dumb Templates

14/04/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Smart vs. Dumb Templates - Ian argues for smart template languages, because layout isn't as simple as you think.

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