Russell Executive Mesh Chair

14/07/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

jimray : Russell Executive Mesh Chair - Could this be the Aeron knock-off I've been waiting for?

Engrish photos on Flickr

14/07/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

jimray : Engrish photos on Flickr - Oh, Engrish

Chicago Tribune news : Broadband

14/07/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

jimray : Chicago Tribune news : Broadband - The Tribby's got a multimedia front!

Zenome: a search engine indexed by humans

14/07/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Zenome: a search engine indexed by humans - Like Open Directory, but they "pay editors to review and approve links". It won't be able to scale like Google of course, but it's interesting that human indexing is still seen as a viable business model.

Is Blog Plagiarism Growing?

14/07/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Is Blog Plagiarism Growing? - Bob Wyman explains how this works in a comment - e.g. he says "I've discovered clusters of hundreds of "fake" blogs that all contain pointers to some other site that is trying to have its PageRank increased."

Is Wikipedia ripe for PR?

14/07/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Is Wikipedia ripe for PR? - Yes, as is every other form of media. But I like this quote: "Unlike other media, no one gets the last word on the Wikipedia."

TA Spring

14/07/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : TA Spring - Emulator / refresh for Total Annhilation

Writerisms and other Sins: A Writer's Shortcut to Stronger Writing by C.J. Cherryh

14/07/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jimray : Writerisms and other Sins: A Writer's Shortcut to Stronger Writing by C.J. Cherryh - Writing without sounding like a writer

kayodeok : Writerisms and other Sins: A Writer's Shortcut to Stronger Writing by C.J. Cherryh - Writerisms: overused and misused language. In more direct words: find 'em, root 'em out, and look at your prose without the underbrush

Jeremy Zawodny : Writerisms and other Sins - Writerisms and other Sins: some helpful hints for writers

What is RSS and Why Should I Care?

14/07/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

ricmac : What is RSS and Why Should I Care? - Excellent introduction to RSS powerpoint by Huntsville Madison County Public Library

kayodeok : What is RSS and Why Should I Care?

Movable Type 3.2 is coming

14/07/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

jimray : Movable Type 3.2 is coming - Lots of good stuff there - I've got to start blogging again...

Study: Socialized Canadian surgery half the U.S. cost with same results - Wikinews

14/07/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

deusx : Study: Socialized Canadian surgery half the U.S. cost with same results - Wikinews - "Americans pay twice as much for heart-bypass surgery as the socialized Canadian system, with no difference in outcome, according to today's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine in a study funded by American drug company, Pfizer Inc.. "

Flash: le Pate a Son

14/07/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Flash: le Pate a Son - ethereal interactive music maker [via]  [via]

joshua : la Pate a Son - a gorgeous music creation machine

Nelson Minar : la Pate a Son - Awesome music machine (via Waxy, via BoingBoing)

cobra libre : la pâte à son - wonderful music-making gizmo [via#

plasticbag : la Pate a Son - Flash music generation game or interface - It has its own fiddly rule set and you learn by playing which is interesting. Weirdly fascinating...

Happy Bastille Day

14/07/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

jkottke : Happy Bastille Day

Coke is using 500,000 liters of water/day in India despite water shortages

14/07/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

jkottke : Coke is using 500,000 liters of water/day in India despite water shortages - Coke is threatening to sue a photographer who put up a billboard critical of that water usage.

TEDGLOBAL vs. well, everything else

14/07/2005 @ 19:57 UTC

Eric Meyer : TEDGLOBAL vs. well, everything else - Should a conference's schedule be involate law or more of a rough guideline?

Remembering Netscape: The Birth of the Web

14/07/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

kayodeok : Remembering Netscape: The Birth of the Web - Picture a world without Google, without eBay or Amazon or broadband, where few people have even heard of IPOs. That was reality just a decade ago. The company that changed it - bringing us into the Internet age - was a brilliant flash in the pan called Ne

Rebuilding Media

14/07/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

Linkorama : Rebuilding Media - New Corante blog on the economics of content

More Cuban on Podcasting

14/07/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

Linkorama : More Cuban on Podcasting - Ah, if only the network was static, he would be absolutely right

Social tagging in the enterprise

14/07/2005 @ 17:57 UTC

Linkorama : Social tagging in the enterprise - It's therefore a little strange that no one has written a simple utility to give you similar category construction capabilities on your typical Unix-like file system.

Emacs & Latex Tips

14/07/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

gleuschk : Emacs & Latex Tips - wow, C-c C-e and C-c C-o are freakin awesome

Matthew M. Boedicker : emacs and latex tips

Forbes' 10th anniversary profile of Netscape

14/07/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Forbes' 10th anniversary profile of Netscape - also: MP3 turns 10 years old today [via]  [via]

MovableType 3.2 beta released

14/07/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MovableType 3.2 beta released - tons of good stuff in this release

Rod Begbie : Movable Type 3.2 Beta - New beta version of MT. So far, everything seems good, except MT-Approval is broken. #

Long article from Fortune on the 10th anniversary of Netscape's IPO

14/07/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Long article from Fortune on the 10th anniversary of Netscape's IPO - Features interviews with several of the key players.

Jeremy Zawodny : Remembering Netscape: The Birth of the Web - Remembering Netscape: The Birth of the Web: I love reading this stuff

The CollegeHumor guys get a movie deal with Paramount

14/07/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : The CollegeHumor guys get a movie deal with Paramount - Casting ideas? Freddie Prinze Jr. as Zach Klein, Jake Gyllenhaal as Ricky Van Veen?

Summer reading list from Edge

14/07/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : Summer reading list from Edge - I think I would have rather seen a list of recommendations from Edge members rather than their books. Gee, Dawkins writing on evolution? Didn't see that coming...

PBS will be offering an online-only show called NerdTV starting this fall

14/07/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : PBS will be offering an online-only show called NerdTV starting this fall - The series will feature "PBS technology columnist and industry insider Robert X. Cringely's interviews with personalities from the ever-changing world of technology".

Andy Baio : Robert Cringely's NerdTV - weekly one-hour geek interviews licensed under CC

Rod Begbie : I, Cringely . NerdTV - The first episode of NerdTV -- the online-only PBS-funded geek interview show hosted by a Bob Cringely -- is now online. There are some really interesting guests lined up, so this definitely has potential. [via#

Sinfest: sf20050714.gif (GIF Image, 652x276 pixels)

14/07/2005 @ 15:56 UTC

deusx : Sinfest: sf20050714.gif (GIF Image, 652x276 pixels) - DO NOT TOUCH MY HORNS OF DOOM!

Charley Rosen's picks for all-time best NBA shooting guards

14/07/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Charley Rosen's picks for all-time best NBA shooting guards - Not surprisingly, Jordan tops the list.

Good review (with photos) of Thomas Keller's Per Se

14/07/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Good review (with photos) of Thomas Keller's Per Se

Television documentaries are slow, repetetive, and information-poor

14/07/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Television documentaries are slow, repetetive, and information-poor - The Brian Greene series on string theory had the same problem.

Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

14/07/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

gleuschk : awesome lcd keyboard - holy cow, now, *that's* the future

Andy Baio : Optimus keyboard - jaw-dropping keyboard concept with each key as an LCD display [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Optimus keyboard - Extremely kewl concept -- A keyboard with leds, so the key displays change depending on context. [via#

tehu : Optimus keyboard : LCD on your keys - Oh I want one ! Patents pending ? Gosh !

Matthew M. Boedicker : keyboard where each key is a mini LCD

jkottke : Whoa, each key on this keyboard is a little computer screen - I'd love to use the typeface of my choosing for my keyboard.

znarf : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard - I want it ! [via#

plasticbag : The Optimus keyboard has a tiny screen under each key, so that you can remap it easily to any combination - Mr Webb informs me that each button costs tens of dollars at the moment, and as such it doesn't look likely to go on the market any time soon - but it rocks and I want one...

Eric Meyer : Optimus keyboard - Oh, that's just far too awesome. It would certainly make learning Dvorak (or playing games) a LOT easier. [via Dan] [via]

Simon Willison : Optimus keyboard - Every key is a colour screen.

Glowing temperature-sensitive sink-fixtures

14/07/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

plasticbag : Glowing temperature-sensitive sink-fixtures - Loving this - visual feedback on how hot the water is from the tap. How useful would that be!

I-Hacked.com Taking Advantage Of Technology - DIrtY MIRT (Do It Yourself Mobile Infra Red Transmi...

14/07/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

kayodeok : I-Hacked.com Taking Advantage Of Technology - DIrtY MIRT (Do It Yourself Mobile Infra Red Transmitter) - "It is nothing "secret" or extraordinary. A MIRT is a device that uses Infra Red technology to trigger Pre-Emptive sensor on a traffic light and causes the light to change to green"

Sharp to Mass Produce an LCD with Switchable Viewing Angle

14/07/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

plasticbag : Sharp to Mass Produce an LCD with Switchable Viewing Angle - Oh this is so '24' it's awesome. Also I love that they're turning one of the traditional problems with LCD screens (narrow viewing angles) into a feature. That's so neat!

Television took 30 years to reach a mass audience - broadband has taken three

14/07/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

plasticbag : Television took 30 years to reach a mass audience - broadband has taken three - "Ofcom predicted that virtually all British homes - 99.6% - would have access to a broadband connection by the end of this year. By 2010, it suggested that more people could be watching television over the internet than via analogue sets."

European ministers promise data retention agreement

14/07/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : European ministers promise data retention agreement - Grandes oreilles

Claria Unveils Behavioural Search Platform -- RelevancyRank Technology Paves the Way for Evolutio...

14/07/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

kayodeok : Claria Unveils Behavioural Search Platform -- RelevancyRank Technology Paves the Way for Evolution of Online Search -- - Claria, a pioneer and leader in the behavioral marketing space, today announced the alpha release of Claria's Vista Marketing Services search platform

linux not ready for the desktop (comments)

14/07/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

kayodeok : linux not ready for the desktop (comments) - More comments on why linux is not ready for the desktop

Secure RSS Syndication

14/07/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

kayodeok : Secure RSS Syndication - "In this article I present a Greasemonkey script to make FireFox decrypt a Blowfish-encrypted feed shown in Bloglines on the fly. And the encrypted data, it's held in a microformat."

Andy Baio : Secure RSS syndication with Greasemonkey and Bloglines - very neat hack for encrypting your feeds [via]  [via]

Philippe Janvier : Secure RSS Syndication - "...a method for encrypting RSS feeds with Blowfish, and for decrypting them on the fly using Greasemonkey...". [via#

nelson : Secure RSS syndication - Encryption + greasemonkey + RSS, wonder if anyone really uses it?

20 things that only happen in the movies

14/07/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : 20 things that only happen in the movies

jkottke : 40 things that only happen in the movies - "All beds have special L-shaped sheets that reach to armpit level on a woman but only up to the waist of the man lying beside her."

kayodeok : 40 Things That Only Happen In Movies - "When paying for a taxi, don't look at your wallet as you take out a note. Just grab one out at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare"

Aquarion : 20 Things That Only Happen In Movies - Including the famous L-Shaped sheets

Joseph Campbell

14/07/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Joseph Campbell

Syracuse Property Search

14/07/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

gleuschk : Syracuse Property Search - sinceall the realtors in town seem to be incompetent and/or crooks, why, let's dive right in! Luckily, the water's cheap.

Keith Richards will play in Pirates of the Carribean sequel

14/07/2005 @ 04:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Keith Richards will play in Pirates of the Carribean sequel

The Monkey Wrench Gang

14/07/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : The Monkey Wrench Gang

why you can't tickle yourself

14/07/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : why you can't tickle yourself

The Fountain (2005)

14/07/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : The Fountain (2005) - Aronofsky's current project

Web Development Bookmarklets

14/07/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

deusx : Web Development Bookmarklets - "These bookmarklets let you see how a web page is coded without digging through the source, debug problems in web pages quickly, and experiment with CSS or JS without editing the actual page."

Gorilla Rack

14/07/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

joshua : Gorilla Rack

Wikipedia Defeats Google

14/07/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Linkorama : Wikipedia Defeats Google - (Sometimes)

WaSP : Education Task Force : Interviews : Vito Evola

14/07/2005 @ 01:56 UTC

Eric Meyer : WaSP : Education Task Force : Interviews : Vito Evola - "The first lessons deal with the 'need' for XHTML and CSS, moving towards a more advanced knowledge of CSS1 and CSS2, keeping in mind that standards means nothing less than 'speaking correctly' with our target."

Santorum blames Catholic church scandal on liberal Boston

14/07/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jimray : Santorum blames Catholic church scandal on liberal Boston - Because, you know, the Catholic church is such a hotbed of liberalism. I seriously can not wait for Santorum to get creamed in 2006 so he can go back to being just another nutcase evangelical spouting off his non-sensical bullshit

JD Lasica asks movie studios for permissions to use movie clips for personal, non-commercial home...

14/07/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Andy Baio : JD Lasica asks movie studios for permissions to use movie clips for personal, non-commercial home video projects - out of seven requests, only one agreed, kinda [via]  [via]

Justin Frankel releases Ninjam

14/07/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Justin Frankel releases Ninjam - real-time music jamming over the Internet [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : NINJAM - Novel Intervallic Network Jamming Architecture for Music - Justin Frankel's new toy, enabling "Faketime" jamming across the inertnet. [via#

Nelson Minar : Ninjam - Justin Frankel's latest code: make music online with friends

"He Will Crush You Like an Academic Ninja!": Exploring Teacher Ratings on Ratemyprofessors.com

14/07/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

gleuschk : "He Will Crush You Like an Academic Ninja!": Exploring Teacher Ratings on Ratemyprofessors.com - "...students were primarily concerned with issues such as instructor competence..."

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