Publishers to build own online book network - Yahoo! News

24/10/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Publishers to build own online book network - Yahoo! News - "German publishers, keen to defend their copyrights as Internet search engines seek to put the world's literature online, aim to set up their own web-based database allowing readers to browse, borrow or buy books."

Brand Blogs Capture the Attention of Some Companies - New York Times

24/10/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

ricmac : Brand Blogs Capture the Attention of Some Companies - New York Times - "For these bloggers, intertwining their personal stories and commentaries gives them a stake in defining the brand's image while linking them with fans of similar mind across the country."

Yet Another RSS History

24/10/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

znarf : Yet Another RSS History - Great conclusion. "There was no RSS. No syndication wars. No-one had to deal with doubly-escaped content and silent data loss. There was no need for any new format for business cards, calendars, blogs, link lists, reviews, pet profiles." #

Philippe Janvier : Yet Another RSS History - "In this universe there was no RSS. No syndication wars...There was no need for any new format for business cards, calendars, blogs, link lists, reviews, pet profiles. XHTML with CSS was more than enough". [via#

An Application Elegy: Automator

24/10/2005 @ 22:57 UTC

merlinmann : An Application Elegy: Automator - Haven't tried Tom's automator solution for maintaining a status page, but it looks slick.

Wikimedia Proposes Advertising

24/10/2005 @ 22:57 UTC

Linkorama : Wikimedia Proposes Advertising - Huh? Wikimedia has accepted a proposal to include an advertisement in the sidebar of the English edition of Wikipedia for Answer's proprietary "1-Click Answers" software (powered in part by Wikipedia content) with the revenue being split 50/50 between Ans

Python Unicode HOWTO

24/10/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : Python Unicode HOWTO - Linked to, because I keep forgetting this shit. #

» Having fun yet | Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter | ZDNet.com

24/10/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

ricmac : » Having fun yet | Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter | ZDNet.com - "those who dispute the power of what we are living in, who fall back on entropy and credentials as a mark of authority, are kidding themselves."

Richard Bangs Adventures in Yahoo! News

24/10/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

ricmac : Richard Bangs Adventures in Yahoo! News - Second Yahoo! media blog (after Kevin Sites)

BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » Revisionist curmudgeons

24/10/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

ricmac : BuzzMachine » Blog Archive » Revisionist curmudgeons - "The market is free. Lots of content is free. There is more content. I believe that there is thus more good content. So media must rethink their business models, their value, their relationships to the marketplace. And I believe that is good."

Scott Gatz’s Blog » Conferences bring a much needed reminder

24/10/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

ricmac : Scott Gatz’s Blog » Conferences bring a much needed reminder - "It’s both a clear reminder of how far we have yet to take this and how much opportunity exists out there for this to reach a large audience of folks that don’t yet know about all the great stuff going on on the web today."

del.icio.us/search

24/10/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : del.icio.us/search - del.icio.us/search: yay! it's about time

kayodeok : del.icio.us/search - Search Delicious

Reap art project, re: time

24/10/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : Reap art project, re: time - Reap is an art project "exploring the notion of marking and capturing time: time as memory, as process, as moments, as metamorphoses and metaphors". I like the apple rotting one. (thx susan)

Why You Should Pay to Read This

24/10/2005 @ 21:57 UTC

Linkorama : Why You Should Pay to Read This - If Carr's thesis is that being free means getting what you paid for, then his arguments actually ended up in favor of being free.

Sign Language

24/10/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

jimray : Sign Language - "Don't let the CAT out of the bag!" No wonder we can't fucking find Osama.

Firefoxit, Firefox Widgets

24/10/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

jimray : Firefoxit, Firefox Widgets - Like Dashboard, but cross-platform, using Gecko instead of WebKit.

Rod Begbie : Firefoxit: Firefox Widgets - Extension bringing Dashboard-esque widgets into the Firefox environment. [via#

75 Reasons to Be Glad You're an American Entrepreneur Right Now

24/10/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

veen : 75 Reasons to Be Glad You're an American Entrepreneur Right Now - "[How] culture, the economy, and entrepreneurship's own history are combining to make this a great time--the best time, in fact--to be building a business."

jimray : 75 Reasons to Be Glad You're an American Entrepreneur Right Now

Download - Standalone QuickTime Player

24/10/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Download - Standalone QuickTime Player - Download - Standalone QuickTime Player: thank you, apple

The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits

24/10/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jkottke : The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits - Debate between economist Milton Friedman, John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods) and T.J. Rodgers (CEO of Cypress Semiconductor). The discussion centers around Friedman's assertion that "the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits". (via mr [via]

Congress, insider trading

24/10/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

jkottke : Congress, insider trading - James Surowiecki on insider trading and members of Congress. From 1993-1998, "senators beat the market, on average, by twelve per cent annually". Here's a piece on the same study from the FT early last year. (Comment on this)

Nelson Minar : Beating the market - It's easy, just be a senator and beat it 12% / year! (via kottke)

Can you trust Wikipedia?

24/10/2005 @ 19:57 UTC

Linkorama : Can you trust Wikipedia? - I just want to thank the mainstream media for fact checking a few articles -- keep up the good work!

Bubble 2.0

24/10/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

jimray : Bubble 2.0 - Brilliant

Jeremy Zawodny : Bubble 2.0 blog - Bubble 2.0 blog: Please, God, just one more bubble!

Glorified Typist

24/10/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

jimray : Glorified Typist - BareBones CEO Rich Seigel has a blog

The Sarong Theorem Archive

24/10/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

gleuschk : The Sarong Theorem Archive - anybody know a good sarong-store in upstate NY?

President Bush cease and desists The Onion

24/10/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : President Bush cease and desists The Onion - for using the presidential seal

jimray : White Houses C&D's The Onion - Just when you thought they couldn't get any stupider

Gap clothing stripper

24/10/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : Gap clothing stripper - Watch Me Change is an interactive advertisement from The Gap that lets you specify the appearance of an avatar, who then performs a striptease out of Gap clothing. Gothamist has more info and a screenshot. Sorta NSFW, I guess.

FBI Papers Indicate Intelligence Violations

24/10/2005 @ 18:57 UTC

jimray : FBI Papers Indicate Intelligence Violations

"Working Late" Won't Work Anymore

24/10/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

kayodeok : "Working Late" Won't Work Anymore - New services can track you-or your loved ones-by cell phone

Scientology is in my zeitgeist

24/10/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

erikbenson : Scientology is in my zeitgeist - Or, maybe it's Tom Cruise... can't tell the difference.

Wall Street is buying the Google Growth Lie.

24/10/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Wall Street is buying the Google Growth Lie. - Wall Street is buying the Google Growth Lie.: The revenue increase Google saw yesterday is not natural growth, and frankly I am totally surprised at how Wall Street re-acted.

VMware player modification

24/10/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : VMware player modification - VMware player modification: heh, looks like fun

Rod Begbie : How-to: VMware player modification - Use the free VMWare Player to *create* virtual machines. [via#

Wired News: The End of the Affair

24/10/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

deusx : Wired News: The End of the Affair - "This is one of the abiding mysteries of games: Why do they let us go so suddenly?"

Just a Bump in the Beltway: Temper Tantrums

24/10/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

deusx : Just a Bump in the Beltway: Temper Tantrums - "Bush is so dismayed that "the only person escaping blame is the President himself," said a sympathetic official, who delicately termed such self-exoneration "illogical.""

Andreessen: PHP succeeding where Java isn't: ZDNet Australia: News: Software

24/10/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

deusx : Andreessen: PHP succeeding where Java isn't: ZDNet Australia: News: Software - "The simplicity of scripting language PHP means it will be more popular than Java for building Web-based applications, Internet browser pioneer Marc Andreessen predicted Wednesday in the US in a speech in California at the Zend/PHP Conference."

NASA - How We'll Get Back to the Moon

24/10/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

deusx : NASA - How We'll Get Back to the Moon - Finally waking up from the shuttle disaster? (The whole program, that is.) "Building on the best of Apollo and shuttle technology, NASA's creating a 21st century exploration system that will be affordable, reliable, versatile, and safe."

Google spam suite primer

24/10/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google spam suite primer - Google spam suite primer: Google provides a full suite of services for the entry-level blog spammer.

kayodeok : Google spam suite primer - I will describe the Google elements that contribute to a spam farm in an attempt to create more understanding about how your content ends up where you may not want it

don norman on simplicity

24/10/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

Linkorama : don norman on simplicity - The great thing about not putting everything on the front page is that the surface of possibilities increases in line with the user's growing experience.

The Bubble Project now has its own domain name

24/10/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : The Bubble Project now has its own domain name

Civ IV review

24/10/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Civ IV review - Looks very good!

Blogcritics.org: CD Review: The Pogues Rum Sodomy

24/10/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

deusx : Blogcritics.org: CD Review: The Pogues Rum Sodomy - "For those who don't know any better, and think that Boy George was the epitome of eighties rock, please listen to the Pogues, and maybe you won't think us such wankers after all."

Clever billboard advertisement

24/10/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : Clever billboard advertisement - Clever billboard advertisement that changes when it rains. Somewhat NSFW.

Pixar Jobs - Current Openings

24/10/2005 @ 15:57 UTC

merlinmann : Pixar Jobs - Current Openings - Howard from Pixar writes to say they're in the market for some hotshot Mac developers who do Objective-C and Cocoa. (Tell 'em you saw it on 43F).


Away: Web1.0 Conference on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

24/10/2005 @ 15:57 UTC

merlinmann : <BR> Away: Web1.0 Conference on Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Chris prototyped a _brilliant_ shirt for the Web 1.0 Conference. God, I want this.

Web 1.0 Commemorative Poster

24/10/2005 @ 15:57 UTC

merlinmann : Web 1.0 Commemorative Poster - 11"x17" poster of the photo that started it all. Hang it in your cube and stare fondly while the W3C re-re-validates your code.

A Prairie Home Companion from American Public Media

24/10/2005 @ 15:56 UTC

merlinmann : A Prairie Home Companion from American Public Media - Man, Garrison Keillor loves him some copyright.

Slashdot | Outspoken Group Releases Album as Free Download

24/10/2005 @ 15:56 UTC

merlinmann : Slashdot | Outspoken Group Releases Album as Free Download - Download of Harvey Danger's new record gets Slashdotted.

Woeba

24/10/2005 @ 15:56 UTC

merlinmann : Woeba - "Basically it's a selection of web apps and mashups, with the emphasis on how to do whatever it is you want to do on the web."

Ninth Wave Designs: Moleskine Hack: Turn a Large Sketchbook into a Storyboard Notebook.

24/10/2005 @ 15:56 UTC

merlinmann : Ninth Wave Designs: Moleskine Hack: Turn a Large Sketchbook into a Storyboard Notebook. - Clever little hack using a big stencil (Thanks, Armand)

jimray : Moleskine Hack: Turn a Large Sketchbook into a Storyboard Notebook.

[math/0510469] Godel's theorem is invalid

24/10/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

gleuschk : [math/0510469] Godel's theorem is invalid - so there you go.

Parable about Google's Library Project and copyright

24/10/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Parable about Google's Library Project and copyright - Parable about Google's Library Project and copyright (discussed here last week). "All I have to do is borrow the CDs or DVDs, downloaded music or video or whatever, copy them, and then offer some sort of 'fair use' excerpt index service, just like Google

Point. Shoot. Kiss It Good-Bye.

24/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

kayodeok : Point. Shoot. Kiss It Good-Bye. - Your hard drive is overflowing with gazillions of digital pics. DSC00234.jpg might as well be labeled DON'T_KNOW_DON'T_CARE.jpg. The quest to build the photo archive of the future

Nice Iceland photos

24/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : Nice Iceland photos - Tim Gasperak was recently in Iceland and took some gorgeous photos. More at his site, Big Empty.

The Blog | Cenk Uygur: If You're a Christian, Muslim or Jew - You are Wrong | The Huffington Post

24/10/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : The Blog | Cenk Uygur: If You're a Christian, Muslim or Jew - You are Wrong | The Huffington Post - "We are driven to war after war, violence on top of violence to appease madmen who believe in gory mythologies."

The Gospel According to Anne - Newsweek Entertainment - MSNBC.com

24/10/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

deusx : The Gospel According to Anne - Newsweek Entertainment - MSNBC.com - Oh well, I liked her books while they lasted: "I promised," she says, "that from now on I would write only for the Lord."

No Longer Safe for Work: Blogs

24/10/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

kayodeok : No Longer Safe for Work: Blogs - Attempting to keep employees from leaking proprietary information, companies are blocking access to weblogs, along with porn, peer-to-peer and warez sites. Or, maybe they're just boosting worker productivity

Newsweek on the Boondocks animated series

24/10/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Newsweek on the Boondocks animated series - the Adult Swim premiere is on November 6; here's an early review  [via]

Nelson Minar : Boondocks on TV - My favourite comic strip is going to be animated?!

Merlin's Delicate Condition: : By way of a status page

24/10/2005 @ 09:56 UTC

merlinmann : Merlin's Delicate Condition: : By way of a status page - Damn. codegrrl's script does some fancy shooting [thanks, fyreplace.com]

every cover of Amazing Stories

24/10/2005 @ 09:56 UTC

joshua : every cover of Amazing Stories

A guided tour of the Microsoft Command Shell

24/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

kayodeok : A guided tour of the Microsoft Command Shell

Character References Explained

24/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

kayodeok : Character References Explained

Katamari Damacy individual level speedruns

24/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Katamari Damacy individual level speedruns - video runs for every main level of the game

Flickr: Photos tagged with ebayadsensemadness

24/10/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

merlinmann : Flickr: Photos tagged with ebayadsensemadness

Cuneiform script - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

24/10/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

merlinmann : Cuneiform script - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hot Links - Merlin D. Mann's links

24/10/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

merlinmann : Hot Links - Merlin D. Mann's links - Whoa. Since when am I a Hot Linker? I demand answers!

< ? echo "C O D E G R R L .com"; ? >

24/10/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

merlinmann : < ? echo "C O D E G R R L .com"; ? >

Cassette Jam '05

24/10/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

Jason Shellen : Cassette Jam '05 - If you are what you eat, then the tape player in the Volvo I drove in college was a Maxell 90 II Metal. #

Rod Begbie : Cassette Jam - Yikes! It's kind of creepy that seeing some of these blank tapes reminds me of the ZX Spectrum games I had pirated on each kind! [via#

accismus: feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it

24/10/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

erikbenson : accismus: feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it - I don't know how to pronounce it, but this word represents so much in us postmodern people.

petrichor: the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell.

24/10/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

erikbenson : petrichor: the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell. - Wow. I can smell it just by hearing the word.

Video: Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?

24/10/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Do They Know It's Hallowe'en? - follow along with the indie rock all-star lineup

43 Folders Store | Clothes | Royal Robbins CoolMax Extreme Expedition Shirt - Men's - Sand/Medium

24/10/2005 @ 07:56 UTC

merlinmann : 43 Folders Store | Clothes | Royal Robbins CoolMax Extreme Expedition Shirt - Men's - Sand/Medium

Pitchfork reviews the new Metric; thinks it sucks.

24/10/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

erikbenson : Pitchfork reviews the new Metric; thinks it sucks. - I like the new album, though I sort of agree with a few points here... can't wait to see her live though.

AFLAX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

24/10/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

jimray : AFLAX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Sorry, Joe, looks like flapjax is not to be. Shouldn't a duck be screaming this, though?

43 Folders Store | Tools for a geek's life

24/10/2005 @ 05:56 UTC

merlinmann : 43 Folders Store | Tools for a geek's life

jimray : 43 Folders Store | Tools for a geek's life - That Merlin Mann is one smart cookie - he's turned his own personal quest for organization into pure gold!

43 Folders Store | Tools for a geek's life

24/10/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

merlinmann : 43 Folders Store | Tools for a geek's life

Thor's hammer Mjolnir in Marvel Comics

24/10/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Thor's hammer Mjolnir in Marvel Comics

annoying guy Peer

24/10/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : annoying guy Peer

Daytime Populations of U.S. Cities

24/10/2005 @ 04:56 UTC

Linkorama : Daytime Populations of U.S. Cities - Among medium-sized cities, Greenville, S.C., has a daytime population that is 97 percent higher than its nighttime population. Palo Alto, Calif., increases by about 81 percent, and Troy, Mich., by 79 percent.

The point of Google Print

24/10/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

jimray : The point of Google Print - "Imagine sitting at your computer and, in less than a second, searching the full text of every book ever written."

Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (nsf04558)

24/10/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

jimray : Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (nsf04558) - Sure. Why not.

Colleges Protest Call to Upgrade Online Systems

24/10/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

jimray : Colleges Protest Call to Upgrade Online Systems - The government wants you to pay to make it easier for them to snoop on you

Today, why not learn about the zeitgeist

24/10/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

erikbenson : Today, why not learn about the zeitgeist - I also like the term genius seculi (spirit of a century, in Latin)

Also, there is the polymath...

24/10/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

erikbenson : Also, there is the polymath... - See also: genius and polyhistor

soda can museum

24/10/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

joshua : soda can museum

jkottke : USASODA.com has tons of images of old soda cans - USASODA.com has tons of images of old soda cans. They're a little hard to find, but there's good stuff if you dig around a little bit.

the little people (22 October 2005, Interconnected)

24/10/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

deusx : the little people (22 October 2005, Interconnected) - "What if the goblins were bands of teenage boys, and fairies and elves were groups of young children?"

1-star Amazon reviews of classic books

24/10/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : 1-star Amazon reviews of classic books

jimray : The Morning News - Lone Star Statements, by Matthew Baldwin - Bad reviews of brilliant literature. Lord of the Flies: “I am obsessed with Survivor, so I thought it would be fun. WRONG!!! It is incredibly boring and disgusting." God bless America.

jkottke : One-star reviews of best books - Select one-star reviews from Amazon of books on Time magazine's list of the 100 best English language novels since 1923 (discussion).

Voice 2.0: A Manifesto for the Future -- Simply Relevant

24/10/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

ricmac : Voice 2.0: A Manifesto for the Future -- Simply Relevant - "We’re witnessing the beginnings of a titanic clash between the internet and the telecommunications industry."

America Online: why big Internet companies want it

24/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : America Online: why big Internet companies want it - Fantastic graphic, which I will print out as soon as I get a new printer (old one broke). thks paidcontent.org

TechCrunch meetup last Friday: things I saw @ Alex Moskalyuk Online

24/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : TechCrunch meetup last Friday: things I saw @ Alex Moskalyuk Online - Great wrap-up by Alex.

Berkeley Blog: Shakespeare's Techcrunch (the lost play)

24/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : Berkeley Blog: Shakespeare's Techcrunch (the lost play) - "the Techcrunch scene reminded me of the bard's depiction of an imminent transition between kings and their empires. All is poised for the next ride or a wipe out."

[forret.com] DIY Meme-map Generator

24/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

ricmac : [forret.com] DIY Meme-map Generator - Cool idea!

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