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The LED Electronic Scrolling Belt Buckle

18/04/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

jimray : The LED Electronic Scrolling Belt Buckle - If your older brother was as cool as me, you'd be getting one for YOUR birthday

Jason Shellen : The Scrolling Belt Buckle - I'm trying to think of a good reason NOT to order one. #

erikbenson : Everyone needs one of these scrolling LED belt buckles. I know I do. - I think this is probably one of the best things ever made by man. I think mine might display my morale, hours of sleep, and number of drinks I had the night before.

Marc Canter rejoices

18/04/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

ricmac : Marc Canter rejoices - If you know Marc's history with Macromedia (he was one of the founders), you'll want to read his take on the news that Adobe just bought Macromedia!

François Nonnenmacher : Can I have my name back - now? - Marc Canter wants the name Macromedia back, and Director while he's at it

Ross Mayfield on Macromedia deal

18/04/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

ricmac : Ross Mayfield on Macromedia deal - "What's interesting about this deal is how the combined company has two web platforms, .pdf and Flash, and neither are web friendly."

Om Malik: Adobmedia

18/04/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

ricmac : Om Malik: Adobmedia - "Two companies who have not kept up with times - Adobe Systems and Macromedia - are hooking up."

PaidContent's coverage of Macromedia deal

18/04/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

ricmac : PaidContent's coverage of Macromedia deal - "Between the ubiquity of Adobe Acrobat and Macromedia Flash, the merged company could have a place on nearly every browser and the combined design elements will give it an extraordinary presence in web content."

Richard Koman on Macromedia deal

18/04/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

ricmac : Richard Koman on Macromedia deal - "Over at the Macromedia user forums, dedicated Macromedia developers are definitely depressed - the forums are filled with words like shock, disappointment and sadness."

Movable Type 3.16 released - focus on QA

18/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Movable Type 3.16 released - focus on QA - Mena: "We learned through this process that shiny features aren't worth a damn unless they work well. With Movable Type 3.16, we believe that we're getting back to the quality of code that our users had grown to expect."

Jeremy Allaire's opinion on Macromedia deal

18/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Jeremy Allaire's opinion on Macromedia deal - PaidContent ask: "Is it Publishing 2.0 meets Web 2.0? Maybe, he says...Macromedia hasn't really launched a consumer product."

BBC: Adobe buys Macromedia

18/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : BBC: Adobe buys Macromedia - "If Adobe's and Macromedia's cultures meld well, they could present Microsoft with significant competition."

Accessing Launch.com Embedded Video via Firefox

18/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Accessing Launch.com Embedded Video via Firefox - Accessing Launch.com Embedded Video Firefox: excellent... this is a useful hack until real support comes through [via]

Free Evil Phone Ringtones

18/04/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Free Evil Phone Ringtones - Free Evil Phone Ringtones: heh

deusx : Free Evil Phone Ringtones - "The following list of cell phone ringtones are evil. Use with caution."

Will there Ever be another Einstein?

18/04/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

kayodeok : Will there Ever be another Einstein? - Many physicists say the next Einstein hasn't been born yet, or is a baby now. That's because the quest for a unified theory that would account for all the forces of nature has pushed current mathematics to its limits. New math must be created before the p

Ed Bott: Finally, a (partial) solution for "poisoned" Windows Media files!

18/04/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

kayodeok : Ed Bott: Finally, a (partial) solution for "poisoned" Windows Media files! - Microsoft has finally released an update that protects some users of Windows Media Player 9 Series from media files that try to install spyware/adware by exploiting a flaw in the license acquisition process

We're Blowing Our Kids' College Savings on Family Vacations!

18/04/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Wayne Burkett : We're Blowing Our Kids' College Savings on Family Vacations! - "Are we crazy or what? Are we negligent parents? Are we playing Russian roulette with our kids' futures?" #

flickrStats

18/04/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : flickrStats - flickrStats: cool stuff

Google: "Do No Evil" My Ass

18/04/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google: "Do No Evil" My Ass - Google: "Do No Evil" My Ass: they have bored lawyers?

Adding EXIF data to Treo 650 cameraphone pics

18/04/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Adding EXIF data to Treo 650 cameraphone pics - Adding EXIF data to Treo 650 cameraphone pics: good stuff for flickr and treo users

Upcoming.org libraries for Perl, PHP, and Drupal

18/04/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Upcoming.org libraries for Perl, PHP, and Drupal - also: 43 Things' neat Upcoming integration, and some groups switching from Meetup

Ann Coulter: on the cover of Time Magazine

18/04/2005 @ 21:58 UTC

tehu : Ann Coulter: on the cover of Time Magazine - Elle a les yeux revolver, elle a le regard qui tue, elle a tiré la première, m'a touché, c'est foutu (sorry Marc Lavoine)

Hack an iPod in your Jetta's CD changer port

18/04/2005 @ 21:58 UTC

jimray : Hack an iPod in your Jetta's CD changer port - Looks like it's cheaper than an iceLink and a fun weekend project, to boot!

Bankrupt and Swamped With Credit Offers (washingtonpost.com)

18/04/2005 @ 21:57 UTC

Steve Cook : Bankrupt and Swamped With Credit Offers (washingtonpost.com) - The market shows a continued hunger for risk -- the punchbowl hasn't been taken away yet.

The Starbucks effect and highway planning

18/04/2005 @ 21:57 UTC

Steve Cook : The Starbucks effect and highway planning - What happens when a significant proportion of the nation's commuters need to stop and get their morning latte?

Maikimo.net ? Weblog ? Filibustering Frist (the Big Lie* gets bigger)

18/04/2005 @ 21:57 UTC

deusx : Maikimo.net ? Weblog ? Filibustering Frist (the Big Lie* gets bigger) - "I am a person of faith. I vote Democratic with a passion. Hence my existence disproves these folks? assertion."

Koranteng's Toli: Lights Out

18/04/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

deusx : Koranteng's Toli: Lights Out - "So last night, right around 11:30pm, a big power surge rippled through your mid-Cambridge neighbourhood."

Decoded at last: the 'classical holy grail' that may rewrite the history of the world

18/04/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

deusx : Decoded at last: the 'classical holy grail' that may rewrite the history of the world - "Scientists begin to unlock the secrets of papyrus scraps bearing long-lost words by the literary giants of Greece and Rome"

Wayne Burkett : Decoded at last: the 'classical holy grail' that may rewrite the history of the world - Wow: "Academics have hailed it as a development which could lead to a 20 per cent increase in the number of great Greek and Roman works in existence." #

jkottke : The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, a cache of previously unreadable ancient documents discovered a century ago, are now being read using IR imaging techniques - "Oxford's classicists have used it to make a series of astonishing discoveries, including writing by Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod and other literary giants of the ancient world, lost for millennia."

Quasimondo - Mario Klingemann's Flash Blog: The End of Fireworks, Freehand and GoLive?

18/04/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

deusx : Quasimondo - Mario Klingemann's Flash Blog: The End of Fireworks, Freehand and GoLive? - In comments: "I felt as if I was just told my grandmother died. Let's all have a moment of silence for Macromedia."

Alliance Against Urban 4x4s

18/04/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

deusx : Alliance Against Urban 4x4s - "Not safe - not clean - not cool"

Seashore - About

18/04/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

deusx : Seashore - About - "Seashore is an open source image editor for Cocoa. ... It is based around the GIMP's technology and uses the same native file format."

jimray : Seashore - Holy crap, someone put a Cocoa frontend on The Gimp without me noticing!

joshua : Seashore - gimp inside a cocoa shell

Nelson Minar : Seashore Mac images - Cocoa app that uses GIMP technology

The Detroit Project - by Americans for Fuel Efficient Cars

18/04/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

deusx : The Detroit Project - by Americans for Fuel Efficient Cars - 'Welcome to "The Detroit Project," our grassroots campaign to prod Detroit automakers to build cars that will get Americans to work in the morning without sending us to war in the afternoon -- cars that will end our dependence on foreign oil.'

Christopher Moore - The Stupidest Angel

18/04/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

deusx : Christopher Moore - The Stupidest Angel - "A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror"

Folksonomies : How we can improve the tags

18/04/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Folksonomies : How we can improve the tags - "...ideas for making us better taggers". [via#

AppleMatters

18/04/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

jimray : AppleMatters - All things Apple

Malarkey image replacement

18/04/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

jimray : Malarkey image replacement - Born from a CSS mistake, of all things

90% Crud: What's in your Firefox?

18/04/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

deusx : 90% Crud: What's in your Firefox? - "I've got a bunch of Firefox extensions installed so I thought I'd take the old "what's on your dock" meme and apply it to the browser."

Wayne Burkett : 90% Crud: What's in your Firefox? #

Workers of the world... relax! | MetaFilter

18/04/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : Workers of the world... relax! | MetaFilter - "Why work? Why not play instead?"

MilkandCookies - Redefined: A Cappella Nintendo Medley

18/04/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : MilkandCookies - Redefined: A Cappella Nintendo Medley - "Redefined, an a cappella group from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, sing and act out a medley of Nintendo theme songs."

NabaTech: Timing a Computer Book Release to Match the Software?s Release Date

18/04/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : NabaTech: Timing a Computer Book Release to Match the Software?s Release Date - "Should we commit to printing on paper only those parts of the book that don?t change often and leave the rest for an online version?"

Eric Gunnerson's C# Compendium : So, you want to write a computer book...

18/04/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : Eric Gunnerson's C# Compendium : So, you want to write a computer book...

NabaTech: Computer Book Writing?How Do I Get Started?

18/04/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : NabaTech: Computer Book Writing?How Do I Get Started? - "In the end, I think the biggest challenge of computer book writing is not necessarily selling a book idea to a publisher; it?s the actual writing."

xml-dev - Re: What Does SOAP/WS Do that A REST System Can't?

18/04/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : xml-dev - Re: What Does SOAP/WS Do that A REST System Can't? - Funny flamebait.

Working Smart: Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking

18/04/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

jimray : Working Smart: Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking - I like the short hand techniques here

Simon Willison : Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking - How to take notes in meetings.

TerraServer Web Services

18/04/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

jimray : TerraServer Web Services - Integrate TerraServer into your app

Classic arcade pegboard kits

18/04/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Classic arcade pegboard kits - I had this idea years ago, glad it's finally baked [via]  [via]

More details on Will Wright's Spore game

18/04/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : More details on Will Wright's Spore game - very drool-worthy playspace for gamers with a God complex [via]  [via]

deusx : GameSpy: Will Wright Presents Spore... and a New Way to Think About Games - 'For inspiration, Wright looked to the "demo scene," a group of (mostly European) coders who specialized in doing a whole lot with a little bit of code.'

Matthew M. Boedicker : Will Wright Presents Spore... and a New Way to Think About Games (demo scene coders)

U.S. Military's Elite Hacker Crew

18/04/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : U.S. Military's Elite Hacker Crew

Adobe acquires Macromedia

18/04/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Richard Rutter : Adobe acquires Macromedia - Ethan weeps openly for SVG (unfounded tears I hope). [via // hicksdesign]

The Snowsuit Effort

18/04/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Richard Rutter : The Snowsuit Effort - Glorious photoblog. [via // hicksdesign]

Gamestop buys Electronics Boutique

18/04/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Gamestop buys Electronics Boutique - another huge merger, for $1.4 billion in cash and stock [via]  [via]

TiVo in talks with Yahoo, Google

18/04/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : TiVo in talks with Yahoo, Google - maybe for recording web-based video searches, but also some buyout rumors [via]  [via]

ricmac : Search giants court TiVo? - CNET: "TiVo has long talked about becoming the "Google of TV," and Google and Yahoo are investing heavily in video services." [via waxy.org]

GameStop + EBGames

18/04/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : GameStop + EBGames - The only two US retail game outlets are merging

Bad News: Adobe Acquires Macromedia : Joe Grossberg

18/04/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

deusx : Bad News: Adobe Acquires Macromedia : Joe Grossberg - "Synergy schmynergy; these integrated solutions from the acquisition are almost certainly going to result in (relative) stagnation. At least until someone can seriously compete with an $800 million (revenues) company." Ugh.

Comments on Amelia Reid Aviation

18/04/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Comments on Amelia Reid Aviation - Comments on Amelia Reid Aviation: people seem to like them [via]

Reid-Hhillview Airport

18/04/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Reid-Hhillview Airport - Reid-Hhillview Airport: I'll probably take power lessons here

The latest version of the Opera web browser has been released

18/04/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : The latest version of the Opera web browser has been released

The Acid2 Test: The Smile and Row Fourteen

18/04/2005 @ 16:58 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : The Acid2 Test: The Smile and Row Fourteen - We need a new test. #

Simon Willison : The Acid2 Test: The Smile and Row Fourteen - Safari looks set to beat the rest to full Acid2 compliance.

That and Twenty Bucks

18/04/2005 @ 16:58 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : That and Twenty Bucks - Another book from Molly. #

Adobe to acquire Macromedia in $3.4 billion dollar deal

18/04/2005 @ 16:57 UTC

jimray : Adobe to acquire Macromedia in $3.4 billion dollar deal - Since the two really haven't been competing in the same space for a while (does anyone use Fireworks? Did anyone use LiveMotion?), I'm not sure this is bad. Hopefully we'll just get some kickass software out of Macrodobemedia

Nelson Minar : Adobe + Macromedia - Wow, huge news (via Niall)

Langa Letter: The Pros And Cons Of Firefox

18/04/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

kayodeok : Langa Letter: The Pros And Cons Of Firefox - Seems Fred Langa is saying that Firefox is less secure than Internet Explorer?

London gets a mile of free Wi-Fi

18/04/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

kayodeok : London gets a mile of free Wi-Fi - Mobile workers in London will be able to get free wireless access across a mile-long swathe of the capital, via a Wi-Fi network financed by Islington Council

Claria's Misleading Installation Methods - Ezone.com

18/04/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kayodeok : Claria's Misleading Installation Methods - Ezone.com - Claria promotes its software through banner advertisements shown within certain web sites, including web sites largely catering to children. Users need only click on an ad once, then press "Yes" once, in order to receive Claria software. Claria shows a li

180solutions's Misleading Installation Methods - Ezone.com

18/04/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kayodeok : 180solutions's Misleading Installation Methods - Ezone.com - When a user receives 180 software from Ezone.com, a close 180 distribution partner, the user cannot reasonably be said to have consented to 180's subsequent actions. To the extent that disclosures tell users about 180's effects, disclosures use such confu

Intel to 'reveal wireless chip'

18/04/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kayodeok : Intel to 'reveal wireless chip' - The new chips will use Wimax, which enables broadband connections over several miles, unlike the short range of wi-fi used in specific locations

Intel's New Chip Is Meant to Give Wireless Internet a Longer Reach

18/04/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kayodeok : Intel's New Chip Is Meant to Give Wireless Internet a Longer Reach - The chip is designed to be built into modems, enabling them to pick up so-called WiMax transmissions, which can carry data traffic over more than 20 miles. The technology is seen as both complement and successor to Wi-Fi transmissions, which send data ove

How to allow users to manage file and print shares without granting other advanced privileges

18/04/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

kayodeok : How to allow users to manage file and print shares without granting other advanced privileges - This post describes how to grant users the ability to manage shares through Windows Explorer or the "NET SHARE" command line, without granting other advanced privileges

Choosing an upgrade path from Windows 98

18/04/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

kayodeok : Choosing an upgrade path from Windows 98 - In this tutorial-style article, Michael C. Barnes outlines a strategy to avoid costly upgrades from Windows 98 to Windows XP - in terms of both hardware and software - by upgrading to Linux, instead

Adobe to buy Macromedia for $3.4 billion

18/04/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

ricmac : Adobe to buy Macromedia for $3.4 billion - New Web Design Bigco

Magical Arrested Development Tour

18/04/2005 @ 12:56 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Magical Arrested Development Tour - visiting Arrested Development locations, Part 1 and Part 2

Adobe buys Macromedia!

18/04/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Adobe buys Macromedia! - all-stock buyout for $3.4 billion

jkottke : Whoa! Adobe to buy Macromedia?!!?!?! - Wow! ??!!?!??!! I don't think there's enough room in my MT database for all the question marks and exclamation points I want to use here.

Ethan Marcotte : Adobe buys Macromedia - Welcome to the world of the übercorp.

Jason Shellen : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Congratulations to both sides. However, I'm calling the death of MM Fireworks at 06:00 hours on April 18th, 2005. #

kayodeok : Adobe acquires Macromedia - Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion

tehu : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Why reinvent Flash when we can buy its owner ?

deusx : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - "Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion." Holy crap.

Anne van Kesteren : Adobe and Macromedia - Some posts. Note that it is not 1 April. [via#

Paul Hammond : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better

Simon Willison : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Whoa! There goes competition in the graphic design software sector. (via) [via]

Ten scientists on how human life on earth might end (or be severely curtailed)

18/04/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

jkottke : Ten scientists on how human life on earth might end (or be severely curtailed) - Super volcanos, killer robots, viral pandemic, oh my!

And if you ever need to move the Earth, here's how you might accomplish that

18/04/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

jkottke : And if you ever need to move the Earth, here's how you might accomplish that - "The Earth is very big, moving very fast, and therefore very difficult to stop or even slow down."

Winston's Lego Computer

18/04/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Winston's Lego Computer - Sweet! #

Is Shaq the greatest NBA player of all time?

18/04/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

jkottke : Is Shaq the greatest NBA player of all time?

Both Starbucks and Nike are on the Business Ethics 100 list this year

18/04/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

jkottke : Both Starbucks and Nike are on the Business Ethics 100 list this year

Verizon CEO sounds off on Wi-Fi, customer gripes

18/04/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Verizon CEO sounds off on Wi-Fi, customer gripes - Seidenberg is an idiot: "Why in the world would you think your (cell) phone would work in your house?" #

Boston Globe freelance writer fabricated details about seal hunt

18/04/2005 @ 08:14 UTC

jimray : Boston Globe freelance writer fabricated details about seal hunt - When - WHEN! - will they learn? [via joeweiss]

O?Reilly CodeZoo

18/04/2005 @ 08:11 UTC

jimray : O?Reilly CodeZoo - Find quality code

Tom Delay's House of Scandal

18/04/2005 @ 08:08 UTC

jimray : Tom Delay's House of Scandal - Amazingly thorough

LinkChecker - Firefox link validator extension for web developers

18/04/2005 @ 08:05 UTC

kayodeok : LinkChecker - Firefox link validator extension for web developers - "Check webpage links at a glance with simple color coding. Ditch those massive listings of bad links that provide no context and add LinkChecker to your arsenal of web development tools today"

Rod Begbie : LinkChecker - Firefox link validator extension for web developers - Cool Firefox extension to quickly validate links on a webpage. [via#

Knowspam shutting down in June?

18/04/2005 @ 08:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Knowspam shutting down in June? - anyone know the backstory here? I thought they were doing well

jkottke : Knowspam shutting down with little warning - I know it worked, but I never liked the "hey, you emailed so-and-so and you need to authenticate..." It's the kind of service/software (like the hated Plaxo) that makes you dislike your friends.

Flickr network analysis, March 2005

18/04/2005 @ 07:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr network analysis, March 2005 - continuing his amazing work; I'm curious about the United Arab Emirates' insular adoption of the site [via]  [via]

jimray : What the Flickr network looks like - With the UAE going freaking NUTS!

1up's roundup of nextgen console details

18/04/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : 1up's roundup of nextgen console details - what we know, so far, about each upcoming console [via]  [via]

Phonecam photos of the Gary Sheffield incident

18/04/2005 @ 06:59 UTC

jimray : Phonecam photos of the Gary Sheffield incident - Also, Sheffield and anyone else who says he showed restraint is an asshat

Rod Begbie : yankees_sheffield_phonecam.jpg - As Dan has said, the photos you take with your (cellphone/PDA) may not be great, but they're better than the ones you would take if you didn't have a camera. #

Pretty in Pink sequel was an April 1 hoax

18/04/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Pretty in Pink sequel was an April 1 hoax - this one fooled the blog world, including me [via]  [via]

QuirksBlog: Safari 1.3

18/04/2005 @ 02:01 UTC

Simon Willison : QuirksBlog: Safari 1.3 - PPK's Safari 1.3 observations.

Goodbye to GreasemonkIE

18/04/2005 @ 01:58 UTC

Simon Willison : Goodbye to GreasemonkIE - A sad death to a promising project. (via) [via]

kayodeok : Goodbye to GreasemonkIE - The GreaseMonkey Project for Internet Explorer is now dead

Rands In Repose: Use Your Misery

18/04/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Rands In Repose: Use Your Misery - I like the idea of tricking yourself in to progress.

Aqute: Yahoo! 360 chugs along slowly

18/04/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : Aqute: Yahoo! 360 chugs along slowly - "Two weeks ago, Yahoo! 360 had just under 3,000 members. Today it has 5,750. [...] So far, Yahoo! 360 is not a great success..."

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