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Rumor of the day

6/01/2005 @ 23:58 UTC

Andy Baio : Rumor of the day - you didn't hear it from me [via]  [via]

Camera Mail

6/01/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Camera Mail - cameras mailed with instructions asking the USPS to snap photos with it [via]  [via]

Schneier on Security: Linux Security

6/01/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : Schneier on Security: Linux Security - Stick a Linux box, with vulnerable services, on the public-facing internet and 3 months later, chances are, it won't have been compromised. Windows? The average is 4 minutes. #

Who was Ayn Rand anyway: 'Her novels were based upon the archetype of the "Randian hero," a man w...

6/01/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

plasticbag : Who was Ayn Rand anyway: 'Her novels were based upon the archetype of the "Randian hero," a man whose genius leads others to reject him, but who perseveres nevertheless to achieve his values...' - Given that description and my own incipient genius, it's a wonder that I find so many of Rand's followers to be self-involved right-wing psycho nut-bags... Maybe they're not Randian enough... Prole-scum...

2005: The year of the DOM

6/01/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Isofarro : 2005: The year of the DOM - 'The challenge, of course, is accessibility: while JavaScript technologies allow for much improved interactivity they remain unavailable to a significant portion of user agents.'

deusx : 2005: The year of the DOM - SitePoint DHTML & CSS Blog - "I think that 2005 will be the year that proper use of the DOM really takes off." Could it be? finally?

Crooked Timber: The foolish man

6/01/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

deusx : Crooked Timber: The foolish man - "How would we have reacted to a powerful Arab mullah who appeared on television, on September 20, 2001, to read a passage from the Koran about how the fools who reject Allah will be thrown from their towers?"

Tom Delay shame

6/01/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : Tom Delay shame - Fundamentalist nutball quotes the Bible to explain the tsunami

CNN's cancelling "Crossfire"

6/01/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : CNN's cancelling "Crossfire" - Yay John Stewart.

Who created CSS? CSS Early History

6/01/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Who created CSS? CSS Early History - Tim Berners Lee and his user style sheet, Pei Wei and ViolaWWW through to the CSS specification

Clément Hardoüin : Rappel historique sur les CSS - Je ne m'étais jamais interrogé là-dessus. Instructif. -

Anne van Kesteren : Who created CSS? CSS Early History - Background information on CSS #

Eric Meyer : Who created CSS? CSS Early History - Note that style sheet proposals were being circulated before any browser supported table markup. I'd love to see this fleshed out, wiki-style, by the participants from that era. [via Dave] [via]

CNet: Outsmart spyware

6/01/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : CNet: Outsmart spyware - 'Of course, you may want to consider abandoning Internet Explorer altogether and switching to an alternative browser such as Mozilla's Firefox. That will limit your vulnerability to many spyware and virus threats.'

Internet Explorer Has Now Lost 30% of Browser Market

6/01/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Internet Explorer Has Now Lost 30% of Browser Market - 'There’s no time like the present to begin developing Websites based on W3C Recommendations first and foremost.'

Free Fall: Internet Explorer Has Now Lost 30% Of The Browser Market

6/01/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Free Fall: Internet Explorer Has Now Lost 30% Of The Browser Market - 'By December 2005 or before ... Internet Explorer will not be anymore the browser of choice for the majority of Internet users.'

Mario Mosaic

6/01/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : Mario Mosaic - This is quite beautiful (via BoingBoing)

Bloggerheads - Jerry Springer, the BBC, Mediawatch UK, and those f**king c**ts at The Sun

6/01/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Bloggerheads - Jerry Springer, the BBC, Mediawatch UK, and those f**king c**ts at The Sun - The mass-mailing of complaints about "decency" has now reached the British media, as 15,000 complaints are received by the BBC *before* "Jerry Springer - The Opera" is broadcast. And Rupert Murdoch's stoking the fire. #

philgyford : Bloggerheads (UK) - Jerry Springer, the BBC, Mediawatch UK, and those f**king c**ts at The Sun - Wonderful deconstruction of the insane rabid Christians' and tabloids' mindless campaign. The ironies keep on coming.

Hydrogenaudio Forums -> ABX test utility for Mac OS X?

6/01/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

deusx : Hydrogenaudio Forums -> ABX test utility for Mac OS X? - "As the title says: Does such a thing exist?"

Flickr as MMORPG

6/01/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

veen : Flickr as MMORPG - Nadav wonders if the key to Flickr's success is gaming.

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Home

6/01/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Home - Microsoft's newly purchased-and-rebranded Anti-Spyware package. I've been playing with it, and it's *really* nicely designed. #

Kayode Okeyode : Microsoft debuts Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)

Folksonomies on Slashdot: revised, restated and summarized

6/01/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

veen : Folksonomies on Slashdot: revised, restated and summarized - False Positives on the state of tag-based metadata.

taalpuristen.nl - het taalterreur-log

6/01/2005 @ 17:05 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : taalpuristen.nl - het taalterreur-log

Big news... Six Apart and LiveJournal!

6/01/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Big news... Six Apart and LiveJournal! - Big news... Six Apart and LiveJournal!: Brad exaplains the story

Simon Willison : Big news... Six Apart and LiveJournal! - Brad's post on the buy-out, with a detailed FAQ. (via) [via]

All of Starbucks' drinks, explained

6/01/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : All of Starbucks' drinks, explained

Enclothe - Original, Esoteric, Smart T-shirts

6/01/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Enclothe - Original, Esoteric, Smart T-shirts

Unicode Characters as Named and Numeric HTML Entities

6/01/2005 @ 14:28 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Unicode Characters as Named and Numeric HTML Entities - Unicode Characters as Named and Numeric HTML Entities [via]

Digital Web Magazine - A-Z Indexes to Enhance Site Searching

6/01/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Tristan Rivoallan : Digital Web Magazine - A-Z Indexes to Enhance Site Searching - Indexes to replace navigation

Six Apart Acquires LiveJournal

6/01/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Jason Shellen : Six Apart Acquires LiveJournal - Not a rumor any longer. So technically this isn't a double post. #

CNN lets Tucker Carlson go

6/01/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Jason Shellen : CNN lets Tucker Carlson go - Thank you, Jon Stewart! [via Fury.com] #

Jessica Alba White Bikini

6/01/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Jessica Alba White Bikini - Jessica Alba White Bikini: this one's for you, Ray

Podcasting's transcription dilemma

6/01/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Isofarro : Podcasting's transcription dilemma - 'It's true that commuters and joggers don't need or want podcast transcripts, but it's disingenuous to suggest that nobody does.'

When Google adwords go wrong

6/01/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : When Google adwords go wrong - When Google adwords go wrong: this shit always cracks me up

Livejournal confirms the rumored sale to Six Apart

6/01/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Livejournal confirms the rumored sale to Six Apart - Mena discusses the purchase, and Six Apart's Livejournal FAQ and press release

Let Adidas know that you'd like them to make a Team Zissou sneaker

6/01/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

jkottke : Let Adidas know that you'd like them to make a Team Zissou sneaker

Kyle Van Horn sent a camera via USPS with a message on it asking the postal workers en route to t...

6/01/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

jkottke : Kyle Van Horn sent a camera via USPS with a message on it asking the postal workers en route to take photos with it - The camera arrived a week later with 24 good photos.

Rod Begbie : CameraMail - Fantastic -- Someone sends an exposed camera via USPS, asking postal workers to take photos. These are the results. [via#

Fox is documenting the return of Family Guy with a weblog

6/01/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

jkottke : Fox is documenting the return of Family Guy with a weblog - Nice lack of permalinks. Freakin' sweet!

Microsoft is Funny

6/01/2005 @ 07:07 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Microsoft is Funny - Microsoft is Funny: gotta love those japanese diagrams

Misuse of Legislation

6/01/2005 @ 07:04 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Misuse of Legislation - Misuse of Legislation: we need an idiot act, not a patriot act

Arrogance at Apple

6/01/2005 @ 07:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Arrogance at Apple - Arrogance at Apple: apple suing all the wrong people

Design Within Reach announces the winners of their annual Champagne Chair contest

6/01/2005 @ 06:58 UTC

jkottke : Design Within Reach announces the winners of their annual Champagne Chair contest - Contestants must make tiny chairs out of champagne corks.

The Institute of physics commissioned a BMX bike trick to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ei...

6/01/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

jkottke : The Institute of physics commissioned a BMX bike trick to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Einstein's miracle year - The "Einstein Flip", worked out by pro rider Ben Wallace and physicist Helen Czerski, is what the kids would call a backwards 360 tabletop (I think).

LiveJournal Stats

6/01/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

Richard MacManus : LiveJournal Stats - Given news that SixApart is buying LJ, these stats make very interesting reading. Check out Age Distribution (clustered around 15-20 year olds); 67% female users; 2.4 million "active in some way" accounts (5.6 million total).

A Tasty Way to Share Links

6/01/2005 @ 03:58 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : A Tasty Way to Share Links - A Tasty Way to Share Links: del.icio.us in newsweek!

Apple suing Think Secret over Mac rumors

6/01/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple suing Think Secret over Mac rumors - they want them to name names and stop leaking again [via]  [via]

jkottke : Apple is suing Mac insider site Think Secret to get them to stop posting "trade secrets" and give up the names of their sources - Ick. I know how Mr. dePlume feels.

Adam Bosworth: Economics and Sand Castles

6/01/2005 @ 02:52 UTC

Richard MacManus : Adam Bosworth: Economics and Sand Castles - Adam: "...the problem IT faces isn't sloppy languages. It is irrelevance. For much (although certainly not all) of the work IT does, IT is like children building sand castles on the beach and watching the tide roll in. That tide is highly customizable web

USATODAY.com - Google units include social networking, photos, maps

6/01/2005 @ 02:48 UTC

Richard MacManus : USATODAY.com - Google units include social networking, photos, maps - "The 2005 mantra for the world's most popular search engine is "bringing more information you want."

Eric Meyer: Don't Care About Market Share

6/01/2005 @ 02:45 UTC

Richard MacManus : Eric Meyer: Don't Care About Market Share - "If you're trying to figure out what browsers to support (or not) in terms of layout consistency on a given site, then the answer is very easy. Whatever the site's access logs tell you. End. Of. Story!"

Aaron Swartz on Google Library

6/01/2005 @ 02:42 UTC

Richard MacManus : Aaron Swartz on Google Library - "Do you hold the copyright on a book? Does your book have an ISBN? If you answered yes to both these questions, you don't have to wait for all this. You can simply sign up to Google Print, send Google a copy of your book, and they'll scan it in and OCR it

Dan Gillmor's last Mercury News column before heading off into his own business

6/01/2005 @ 02:39 UTC

Richard MacManus : Dan Gillmor's last Mercury News column before heading off into his own business - "...all media will eventually move around the world in little digital packages, called packets, that are the basic units of tomorrow's communications. The importance of this -- in decimating old businesses while improving most people's lives -- has not be

John Batelle: Publisher-Driven Advertising (PDA)

6/01/2005 @ 02:36 UTC

Richard MacManus : John Batelle: Publisher-Driven Advertising (PDA) - "...imagine that, instead of buying into PPC networks or specific sites, advertisers release their ads onto the Internet."

Clay Shirky: ur-message of Flickr use at ITP

6/01/2005 @ 02:33 UTC

Richard MacManus : Clay Shirky: ur-message of Flickr use at ITP - "...this is what web services looks like when it's not "Web Services".� No SOAP, no UDDI, no BPML4WS, just good old REST-alicious modeling of resources, and an adopting population that wants to get things done. This is an easier and more labile ve

Jon Udell on KnowNow's Web-native pub/sub technology and how it intersects with the RSS universe

6/01/2005 @ 02:29 UTC

Richard MacManus : Jon Udell on KnowNow's Web-native pub/sub technology and how it intersects with the RSS universe - One of his bullet points: "Using a network of pub/sub topics to manage, reorganize, and share RSS information flows." (note to self: also listen to this when I'm back in broadbandland!)

Adam Rifkin: The Web Way

6/01/2005 @ 02:26 UTC

Richard MacManus : Adam Rifkin: The Web Way - "The Web Way is a philosophy toward Web-based services" - good principles to live by in Web 2.0!

Adam Mathes paper on Folksonomies

6/01/2005 @ 02:23 UTC

Richard MacManus : Adam Mathes paper on Folksonomies - "Overall, although the term "classification"� is often used in relation to these systems, and has been used in this paper, what is going on is more like "categorization."� Categorization is generally less rigorous and boundaries are less c

Rick Bruner's list of Business Blog Consulting Companies

6/01/2005 @ 02:20 UTC

Richard MacManus : Rick Bruner's list of Business Blog Consulting Companies - There'll be one more to add soon. ;-)

The Cultural Divide Between LiveJournal and Six Apart

6/01/2005 @ 02:17 UTC

Simon Willison : The Cultural Divide Between LiveJournal and Six Apart - Commentary on the rumoured Six Apart purchase of LiveJournal.

Google Search: inurl:"MultiCameraFrame?Mode="

6/01/2005 @ 02:14 UTC

Simon Willison : Google Search: inurl:"MultiCameraFrame?Mode=" - Unsecured webcams, another Google Hack. (via) [via]

Introducing mod_parrot

6/01/2005 @ 02:11 UTC

Simon Willison : Introducing mod_parrot - One Apache module for all the Parrot languages.

The Urinals of the Millennium Dome

6/01/2005 @ 02:07 UTC

Simon Willison : The Urinals of the Millennium Dome - I've long been telling people that these were the highlight of my visit to the dome. (via) [via]

map.search.ch

6/01/2005 @ 02:04 UTC

Simon Willison : map.search.ch - Unbelievably slick XMLHttpRequest powered map interface. (via) [via]

Paul Hammond : [map.search.ch] - Karte: Schweiz

XOM Design Principles

6/01/2005 @ 02:01 UTC

Simon Willison : XOM Design Principles - Excellent guidelines for any API design.

ASCIIMathML.js

6/01/2005 @ 01:58 UTC

Simon Willison : ASCIIMathML.js - Translating ASCII math notation to Presentation MathML.

Kayode Okeyode : ASCIIMathML: Translating ASCII math notation to Presentation MathML

map.search.ch Launch

6/01/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : map.search.ch Launch - Technical blog entry about the awesome maps.search.ch.

Drew McLellan is looking for work

6/01/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Drew McLellan is looking for work - It is your constitutional duty to hire this man. He rocks.

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