5% of US smokes pot

17/06/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : 5% of US smokes pot - That's a lot.

A project to offer free textbooks (as opposed to the $120 ones you get at the college bookstore) ...

17/06/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : A project to offer free textbooks (as opposed to the $120 ones you get at the college bookstore) is looking for some web design help - "In response to the textbook industry's constant drive to maximize profits instead of educational value, I have started this collection of the existing free textbooks and educational tools available online."

80s Tees Da Big One Sanford and Son t-shirt

17/06/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

deusx : 80s Tees Da Big One Sanford and Son t-shirt - "This Sanford and Son t-shirt features Red Foxx as Fred Sanford giving his heart attack pose. The print is a distressed silk screen."

Weblog detailing a journey across Russia on the trans-Siberian railway

17/06/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jkottke : Weblog detailing a journey across Russia on the trans-Siberian railway

Neal Stephenson on the larger lessons of Star Wars

17/06/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jkottke : Neal Stephenson on the larger lessons of Star Wars - "Nothing is more seductive than to think that we, like the Jedi, could be masters of the most advanced technologies while living simple lives: to have a geek standard of living and spend our copious leisure time vegging out."

Apple releases WebObjects as a free application

17/06/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

jimray : Apple releases WebObjects as a free application - Dev tools are free, deployment still requires a license

France Podcast

17/06/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : France Podcast - "Toute l'actualité du podcasting francophone." [via#

JCB Ballet

17/06/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

cameron : JCB Ballet - JCB is Olde English for "backhoe"

Geeks vs Vegs

17/06/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Geeks vs Vegs - Neal Stephenson NYT opinion piece on Star Wars

jimray : Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out - Neal Stephenson on Star Wars

noisier.net

17/06/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : noisier.net - gonzo linkblog

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes now engaged

17/06/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes now engaged - What the hell? This is shaping up to be a monster of a train wreck.

plasticbag : Tom Cruise engaged to Katie Holmes - Godsmackingly weird - I mean what the hell is she doing? I mean, someone's clearly doing this for publicity of one kind or another. How come it feels like everyone is in on the joke?

Safari?s search field

17/06/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

jimray : Safari?s search field - Safari sports a super slick search field (doesn't really jive with standard XHTML, most likely meant for Dashboard apps)

Finding a rough model for how films fare at the box office

17/06/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : Finding a rough model for how films fare at the box office - "They assume that revenue relies on three major factors: the size of the possible audience, the initial desire of audience members to see the film (which is often dictated by the amount spent on marketing and publicity), and audience response to the

The Illuminated Middle Ages

17/06/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Richard Rutter : The Illuminated Middle Ages - Illuminated (illustrated) texts from the French national library. [via Online Blog]

A l'agenda des microformats

17/06/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : A l'agenda des microformats - "Faudrait-il créer une license de type CreativeCommons mais pour sur l'utilisation de nos données personnelles ?" [via#

50% of the world's population will soon live in cities

17/06/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : 50% of the world's population will soon live in cities

'Teleporting' over the internet

17/06/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kayodeok : 'Teleporting' over the internet - Computer scientists in the US are developing a system which would allow people to "teleport" a solid 3D recreation of themselves over the internet

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

17/06/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

kayodeok : Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a psychological test designed to assist a person in identifying their personality preferences

Flickr Album - an elegant bit of Flash using their API

17/06/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

plasticbag : Flickr Album - an elegant bit of Flash using their API - You have to grab the corner with your mouse and literally turn the page over for it to work. Nice implementation though.

Coffee in Paris sucks?

17/06/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : Coffee in Paris sucks? - I don't drink coffee myself (vile, vile stuff), but I've never heard anything bad about the coffee in Paris, aside from the complaint of some Americans that you can rarely get it to go.

The overratedness of Robert Horry

17/06/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : The overratedness of Robert Horry

Accelerando! - Accelerando available for download

17/06/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : Accelerando! - Accelerando available for download - "This free ebook edition is made available by kind consent of my publishers, Ace and Orbit, under a Creative Commons license with certain restrictions attached." Hooray! A book to read on my Visor until I get the paper edition!

Bunny # 287

17/06/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : Bunny # 287 - "The weathermen forecast a light bunny shower this evening"

Hardening Linux: a 10 step approach to a secure server

17/06/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

kayodeok : Hardening Linux: a 10 step approach to a secure server

IEBlog : Ease the Pain with IE6 Printing

17/06/2005 @ 09:56 UTC

kayodeok : IEBlog : Ease the Pain with IE6 Printing - The IE team share some approaches to ease the pain when printing with IE today

Does Viewing A Website Constitute Possession Of That Site?

17/06/2005 @ 09:56 UTC

kayodeok : Does Viewing A Website Constitute Possession Of That Site? - "These are laws for an offline world being applied to the online one, and people are realizing that they don't quite match up nicely"

Computers' Insecure Security

17/06/2005 @ 09:56 UTC

kayodeok : Computers' Insecure Security - Hackers are increasingly finding flaws in the very programs designed to prevent attacks - computer-security software.

Flickr Authentication API

17/06/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Flickr Authentication API - Flickr Authentication API: check it out

Yahoo! Downloads

17/06/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo! Downloads - Yahoo! Downloads: get 'em all in one place

GreaseMonkeyUserScriptRequest

17/06/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : GreaseMonkeyUserScriptRequest - GreaseMonkeyUserScriptRequest: lots of requests for greasemonkey scripts

Video: Surprise

17/06/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Surprise - I won't ruin the ending for you

Video: Ural 13 Diktators' "Name Of The Game"

17/06/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Ural 13 Diktators' "Name Of The Game" - excellent 8-bit music video, reminiscent of Junior Senior's Move Your Feet [via]  [via]

Jorn Barger debates with a misguided Wikipedian about the definition of "weblog"

17/06/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Jorn Barger debates with a misguided Wikipedian about the definition of "weblog" - this kind of debate is part of what makes Wikipedia so entertaining

50 smartest things to do with your money

17/06/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : 50 smartest things to do with your money

jkottke : Money Magazine on the 50 smartest things you can do with your money - Also includes a list of 15 dumb things to avoid.

Stats on the BBC's Beethoven downloads

17/06/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

jkottke : Stats on the BBC's Beethoven downloads - "Live performances of Beethoven's first five symphonies, broadcast as part of The Beethoven Experience on BBC Radio 3, have amassed an incredible 657,399 download requests during a week long trial."

The Gran Chaco War

17/06/2005 @ 03:57 UTC

Steve Cook : The Gran Chaco War - On the "war of engineers" between Paraguay and a well-equipped but disastrously misprepared in the 1930s.

Fairy Congress - Your Online Fairy Resource

17/06/2005 @ 03:57 UTC

Steve Cook : Fairy Congress - Your Online Fairy Resource - "Humans, fairies, devas, angels and spiritual beings come together to create an outpouring of communication, education, and celebration."

Savoring life after death row

17/06/2005 @ 03:57 UTC

Steve Cook : Savoring life after death row - "'I'm pretty happy here. ... It's a slower pace of life, and I don't have to hear the clanging and ringing of those bars.'"

Everyone Drunk But Me

17/06/2005 @ 03:56 UTC

Steve Cook : Everyone Drunk But Me - The adventures of a nebbishy exchange student in Russia.

Air Force Had Plans to Nuke Moon

17/06/2005 @ 03:56 UTC

Steve Cook : Air Force Had Plans to Nuke Moon - Is there an alt.nuke-the-moon the way there's an alt.pave-the-earth?

Sharksploitation! - Jaws and the sad decline of the shark movie

17/06/2005 @ 03:56 UTC

Steve Cook : Sharksploitation! - Jaws and the sad decline of the shark movie - Jeannot Szwarc, the director of "Jaws 2": "Though people kept saying, 'Don't show the shark too much,' I kept saying from the beginning, 'We must show the shark a lot.'" This is going to be my household's new catchphrase for a bad idea

Bokashi Composting System

17/06/2005 @ 03:56 UTC

Steve Cook : Bokashi Composting System - A cute li'l composter that would be perfect for our garden. (via Gizmodo)

Superdickery.com

17/06/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Steve Cook : Superdickery.com - The "Superman is a dick" thread breaks out into its own website.

Accelerando!

17/06/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Steve Cook : Accelerando! - Charlie Stross' novel of the singularity gets released under a Creative Commons license.

Ron Pinkoski's Banking Solution

17/06/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Steve Cook : Ron Pinkoski's Banking Solution - "Ron Wyatt and I had not yet met -- but as Ron Wyatt was discovering the Ark of the Covenant in that cave system in Israel January 1982 I was in California attempting to tell people that, 'YES, there is a solution to our economic system . . .'"

The Ben and Jerry's Pint Lock

17/06/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Steve Cook : The Ben and Jerry's Pint Lock - In which a Half-Bakery-style idea reaches fruition. Seriously. (via Bruce Schneier)

wine-searcher.com

17/06/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : wine-searcher.com - Good metasearch engine for wine stores

TV.com: Firefly lands on the Sci Fi Channel

17/06/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

deusx : TV.com: Firefly lands on the Sci Fi Channel - "Firefly, a science fiction series that was canceled midway through its first season on Fox, has found a new home on the Sci Fi Channel." Hot damn, it's about gorrammed time!

Over 600,000 mp3 downloads of BBC Radio 3's Beethoven programmes

17/06/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Over 600,000 mp3 downloads of BBC Radio 3's Beethoven programmes - Note the bit at the end about how much internal buzz this is generating.

#35: The Eightfold Way: The Beauty of Klein's Quartic Curve

17/06/2005 @ 01:15 UTC

gleuschk : #35: The Eightfold Way: The Beauty of Klein's Quartic Curve - MSRI publications, online for free

The Straight Dope: Is a diamond's price a true measure of its value?

17/06/2005 @ 01:11 UTC

gleuschk : The Straight Dope: Is a diamond's price a true measure of its value? - Cecil say: nope

Taraval Okazu Ya

17/06/2005 @ 00:57 UTC

Nelson Minar : Taraval Okazu Ya - Good sushi in the Sunset (via Merlin, Marc)

AS2Docular: JavaDoc-esque HTML Documentation Tool for ActionScript 2.0

17/06/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

jimray : AS2Docular: JavaDoc-esque HTML Documentation Tool for ActionScript 2.0 - Free, web-based JavaDoc parser for Actionscript

The Importance of RSS

17/06/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

kayodeok : The Importance of RSS - "I think what [Google] are afraid of is the rise of applications that seem to be tracking importance and trends better than search. In the race to find what deserves face-time, services like Del.icio.us, Technorati and Digg.com in combination with the rap

Microsoft readies BitTorrent alternative

17/06/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Microsoft readies BitTorrent alternative - yeah, but BitTorrent is a protocol, not an application

kayodeok : Microsoft readies BitTorrent alternative - Researchers at Microsoft Corp.'s labs in Cambridge, England, are developing a file-sharing technology that they say could make it easier to distribute big files such as films, television programs and software applications to end users over the Internet

XML et RSS : chronique d'une mort annoncée ?

17/06/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : XML et RSS : chronique d'une mort annoncée ? - Est-ce que les microformats savent faire le café ? Je ne suis quand même pas sûr que foaf, rss ou vcard soient les meilleurs exemples de ce que peut-être un microformat. [via#

The Father of Web 2.0 makes a compelling case for being hired by Microsoft

17/06/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : The Father of Web 2.0 makes a compelling case for being hired by Microsoft - i.e. it would add another strong example to Robert's case against Joel Spolsky. Of course, Mr Spolsky is welcome to hire the Father of Web 2.0 too...

24 Hour Laundry - Marc Andresson's new start-up?

17/06/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : 24 Hour Laundry - Marc Andresson's new start-up? - "...what we are is a start-up working in Palo Alto on a new consumer Internet service." Gee, that narrows it down. [via Silicon Beat]

Yahoo! Subscription Search

17/06/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : Yahoo! Subscription Search - Searching the 'deep Web'. You still need to be a subscriber of each service to access the content, but having 1 search box is very handy. US and UK only for now.

Threadwatch comments on Amazon's new DHTML one-tab look, which may've been rolled out for good now?

17/06/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : Threadwatch comments on Amazon's new DHTML one-tab look, which may've been rolled out for good now? - "They've switched from brand and product based navigation to mission-based, meaning the search and paths are traceable to customer goals."

Yahoo is Toast!

17/06/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo is Toast! - Yahoo is Toast!: well, we dodged that bullet

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