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Peak foliage map of the United States

6/10/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

jkottke : Peak foliage map of the United States - Peak foliage map of the United States. This weekend is looking good!

Brad Pitt, architect

6/10/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : Brad Pitt, architect - Photo of Brad Pitt and Frank Gehry building an architectural model together. What, you didn't know that Brad really wants to be an architect?

Wondir bought by Revolution Healthcare

6/10/2005 @ 21:57 UTC

Linkorama : Wondir bought by Revolution Healthcare - Wondir bought by Steve Case's latest business enterprise

Ready for Web 2.0?

6/10/2005 @ 21:57 UTC

Linkorama : Ready for Web 2.0? - "Web 1.0 was commerce. Web 2.0 is people," Mayfield said.

What is the Semantic Web ?

6/10/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

Philippe Janvier : What is the Semantic Web ? - Une introduction au web sémantique. [via#

Searchable William Shakespeare

6/10/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jkottke : Searchable William Shakespeare - Everything and Nothing rounds up a list of searchable versions of the work of that most famous of English wordsmiths, William Shakespeare. The public domain rocks.

Franz Ferdinand's blog

6/10/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jkottke : Franz Ferdinand's blog - Franz Ferdinand** has a blog and you don't probably do too. ** The band, not the archduke.

Kottke says Verisign bought Weblogs.com for $5M

6/10/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Kottke says Verisign bought Weblogs.com for $5M - a match made in hell  [via]

Linkorama : Weblogs.com sold to Verisign? - The latest report is that Dave Winer has sold weblogs.com to Verisign (~$5 million is the figure being bandied about).

Tiny Greasemonkey script for Flickr page titles

6/10/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Tiny Greasemonkey script for Flickr page titles - Pour ceux qui n'aiment pas le "photo sharing". [via#

Give up control

6/10/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Give up control - A-frickin'-men.

factoryjoe : Give up control, by Jeffrey Veen - All of these things are probably true of the work you do online: * Your web site is a tiny piece of a much larger experience. * Nobody sees your web site the way you expected. Few use your content the way you intended. * Everything you

Linkorama : Give up control - The Web’s lesson is that we have to let go, to exert as little control as necessary. What are the fewest necessary rules that we can provide to shape the experience? Where do people, tools, and content come together? How do we let go in a way that’s m

The origins and common usage of British swear words

6/10/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : The origins and common usage of British swear words - The origins and common usage of British swear words. "Both Oxford and London boasted districts called 'Gropecunte Lane', in reference to the prostitutes that worked there. The Oxford lane was later renamed the slightly less-contentious Magpie Lane, while

AOL buys Weblogs Inc., including Engadget

6/10/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : AOL buys Weblogs Inc., including Engadget - I heard $40 million, but take it with salt; seems like an unusually expensive content play

Almost 500 pounds of Legos up for auction on eBay

6/10/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

jkottke : Almost 500 pounds of Legos up for auction on eBay - What the hell? Almost 500 pounds of Legos up for auction on eBay. "This is my collection for the past 25 years, it's time to go." Bid stands at ~$6800. (thx, karl)

Unusual words in non-English languages

6/10/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

jkottke : Unusual words in non-English languages - 20 unusual non-English words sent in by readers of the BBC Magazine (in response to this article about a new book on unusual words). Plimpplampplettere, the Dutch word for skipping stones, is sublime.

25 Great Calvin & Hobbes Strips

6/10/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : 25 Great Calvin & Hobbes Strips - 25 Great Calvin & Hobbes Strips [via]

Piss Off Door Mat - UrbanOutfitters.com

6/10/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

deusx : Piss Off Door Mat - UrbanOutfitters.com - "Seriously sturdy, with a non-slip backing and subtle Anglophile-centric message for visitors. In the end, they can't say they weren't warned."

Broken Windows of Blogs

6/10/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Broken Windows of Blogs - "The minute you open your blog or journal for comments, it's your responsibility to monitor what's being posted. It's even more important to nuke junk as soon as it appears". [via#

Welcome to mimir.ik.nu

6/10/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

deusx : Welcome to mimir.ik.nu - "This site is part of a Jabber enabled news service called Mimr."

Tips From Top Taggers

6/10/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Tips From Top Taggers - "After a few months of storing bookmarks online with tools like del.icio.us, many people find the tags they've used to categorize them are a hopeless mess. So what are the best methods for getting your tag taxonomy in order ?" [via#

New Salon design

6/10/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : New Salon design - Salon redesigns...here's a letter from the editor explaining it all. (thx, ryan)

Steve Ballmer Details Microsoft’s Security Strategy

6/10/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

kayodeok : Steve Ballmer Details Microsoft’s Security Strategy - Microsoft Client Protection will help protect business desktops, laptops and file servers by providing unified protection against emerging threats such as spyware and rootkits, as well as viruses and other traditional attacks

Designing for the Sandbox

6/10/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

Richard Rutter : Designing for the Sandbox - Peter Merholz’s blog on Web 2.0 and new thinking in design.

Bulletproof Logos

6/10/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Bulletproof Logos - "Styling the alt text in Firefox and Opera." [via#

Paul Hammond : SimpleBits | Bulletproof Logos - a nice way of keeping the visual hierarchy of things consistent, even in the absence of images

Tag, You're It : Best Bookmarker

6/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Tag, You're It : Best Bookmarker - Champion du monde de bookmarking :) [via#

WESTERN UNION "92 CODE" & WOOD'S "TELEGRAPHIC NUMERALS"

6/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

gleuschk : WESTERN UNION "92 CODE" & WOOD'S "TELEGRAPHIC NUMERALS" - for Kord

What's the funniest word ever?

6/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : What's the funniest word ever? - What's the funniest word ever? I don't know about funny, but I've always enjoyed saying "Goethe".

Dot com bubble 2.0

6/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : Dot com bubble 2.0 - Scott Rosenberg on the Web 2.0 conference and the new bubble: "it seems likely that a certain number of people will get rich, a certain amount of money will be wasted, several important new companies and technologies will emerge and some indeterminate num

Warrenellis.com - Cow Kicks Shit Out Of Dogs, Becomes Warren's Sacred Animal

6/10/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : Warrenellis.com - Cow Kicks Shit Out Of Dogs, Becomes Warren's Sacred Animal - "This sequence of photos is quite astonishing. Particularly the heroic final shot."

'p2p is leagal its already bought its in the air' | The Register

6/10/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : 'p2p is leagal its already bought its in the air' | The Register - "Piracy is big fat guys manufacturing fake CDs in Mexico and selling them at swap meets."

Microsoft FAT patent rejected - again | The Register

6/10/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : Microsoft FAT patent rejected - again | The Register - "The case had been raised by open source defenders who feared that Microsoft was preparing a legal offensive against Linux based on enforcement of intellectual property rights."

Tag, You're It: Best Bookmarker

6/10/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

kayodeok : Tag, You're It: Best Bookmarker - Bookmarking online content and categorizing it with "tags" is fast becoming an important way to surf the web. Robert Andrews talks to the most influential tagger and looks at a new search engine based on social bookmarking

Tips From Top Taggers

6/10/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

kayodeok : Tips From Top Taggers - According to CollaborativeRank's most influential bookmarkers, the key is to tag sparingly and with focus, using words that are highly descriptive

play a game of Flickr Memry

6/10/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : play a game of Flickr Memry [via]

Reducing browser privileges

6/10/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

kayodeok : Reducing browser privileges - A simple yet little-known approach exists for users to avoid many of these vulnerabilities in any web browser. It is a novel tool called "Drop My Rights," created by Microsoft's Michael Howard

Domain hack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

6/10/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

kayodeok : Domain hack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - A domain hack is an unconventional domain name that uses parts other than the SLD (second level domain) or third level domain to create the full title of the domain name

Comma Sutra

6/10/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

jimray : Comma Sutra - Brilliant!

Bacon of the month club

6/10/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

jimray : Bacon of the month club - Adding to Christmas list...

geektool and bash one-liners

6/10/2005 @ 04:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : geektool and bash one-liners

deusx : Mac Geekery - Geektool and Bash One-Liners - "It's already replaced half my Dashboard I find the displayed information simultaneously more noticible and less in the way."

print out disposable Scrabble game

6/10/2005 @ 04:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : print out disposable Scrabble game

Weblogs, Inc. bought by AOL?

6/10/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

jkottke : Weblogs, Inc. bought by AOL? - Weblogs, Inc. bought by AOL? If so, this is a perfect match.

Web 2.0 launchpad roundup

6/10/2005 @ 02:56 UTC

Linkorama : Web 2.0 launchpad roundup - "Mayfield is force"

Yahoo Inc. Acquires Upcoming.org

6/10/2005 @ 02:56 UTC

Linkorama : Yahoo Inc. Acquires Upcoming.org - Congrats

AOL Buys Weblogs Inc.

6/10/2005 @ 02:56 UTC

Linkorama : AOL Buys Weblogs Inc. - Congrats

Cleaner caught playing dirty on the net

6/10/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

plasticbag : Cleaner caught playing dirty on the net - "Household products usually promise to help get rid of dirt, but one leading brand has been shamed into cleaning up its own act after an internet marketing campaign backfired spectacularly."

On RSS and the coming wave of content theft

6/10/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : On RSS and the coming wave of content theft - A reason to avoid commercial-use-allowed Creative Commons licenses.

AJAX Powers Web 2.0 Growth

6/10/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

Linkorama : AJAX Powers Web 2.0 Growth - But where's the business model for AJAX-powered applications?

Katie Holmes is pregnant with Tom Cruise's demon child

6/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

plasticbag : Katie Holmes is pregnant with Tom Cruise's demon child - God this is creepy and wrong. I mean Katie Holmes was meant for Cal! He told me that years ago...

A review with screenshots of the BBC's iMP - currently released to a trial for a few thousand Bri...

6/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

plasticbag : A review with screenshots of the BBC's iMP - currently released to a trial for a few thousand British citizens... - Generally favourable response so far. Interested in what else people make of it.

Synchroedit, open-source real-time multiuser web editor

6/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Synchroedit, open-source real-time multiuser web editor - whew, that's a mouthful; sounds like the open-source version of Jot Live

kayodeok : SynchroEdit - SynchroEdit is a browser-based simultaneous multiuser editor, a form of same-time, different-place groupware. It allows multiple users to edit a single web-based document at the same time, and it continuously synchronizes all changes so that users always

Jeremy Zawodny : SynchroEdit - SynchroEdit: "SynchroEdit is a browser-based simultaneous multiuser editor, a form of same-time, different-place groupware. It allows multiple users to edit a single web-based document at the same time, and it continuously synchronizes all changes so

E =mc^2

6/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

jkottke : E =mc^2 - Brian Greene on Einstein's most famous equation, E =mc^2. When he finally gets around to it in the middle of the article, Greene's got a pretty good layman's explanation of what the formula actually means.

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