Web 2.5.1 ver 1.344 RC 4.5.2/OS X Beta

4/11/2005 @ 23:58 UTC

Eric Meyer : Web 2.5.1 ver 1.344 RC 4.5.2/OS X Beta - I would so totally love to be part of this. Too bad it's already been sold. [via Jon] [via]

Jon Hicks : Web 2.5.1 ver 1.344 RC 4.5.2/OS X Beta - Anti-Social Software

Tags.App

4/11/2005 @ 23:58 UTC

Rod Begbie : Tags.App - Tags solution for MovableType. I'm taking this for a bit of a roadtest at the moment. [via#

Outlook vs Evolution vs Kontact: an e-mail client comparison - Part 2

4/11/2005 @ 23:58 UTC

kayodeok : Outlook vs Evolution vs Kontact: an e-mail client comparison - Part 2 - We've put together a series of side-by-side screen shots of Outlook 2003, Evolution 2.2.1.1 and Kontact 1.1 as a visual comparison of these three groupware rivals

Microsoft Team RSS Blog : Feeds and well-formed XML

4/11/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

kayodeok : Microsoft Team RSS Blog : Feeds and well-formed XML - We will only support feeds that are well-formed XML.

Simon Willison : Microsoft Team RSS Blog : Feeds and well-formed XML - Wow. IE7 will require RSS feeds to be well-formed XML. [via]

deusx : Microsoft Team RSS Blog : Feeds and well-formed XML - "We will only support feeds that are well-formed XML."

info.ea.com - Company: Tank Wars

4/11/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

deusx : info.ea.com - Company: Tank Wars - "This AI must manage the internal resources for the tank (health fuel), find the enemy tank, map out the world, and destroy the enemy tank."

Colour blindness on the Web | clagnut/blog

4/11/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

Paul Hammond : Colour blindness on the Web | clagnut/blog - The thing is, colour blindness on the Web isn’t a big deal

Jon Hicks : Colour blindness on the Web | clagnut - Great post from Rich – more in depth than anything I could’ve done!

kayodeok : Colour blindness on the Web

The Web Standards Project - WaSP Microsoft Task Force Update

4/11/2005 @ 23:57 UTC

Paul Hammond : The Web Standards Project - WaSP Microsoft Task Force Update - standards support in new software, the role of XAML and the Microsoft agenda, the Acid2 test, SXSW, and last but most decidedly not least, IE progress

techno weenie: Introducing Calculations

4/11/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Paul Hammond : techno weenie: Introducing Calculations - an extension to ActiveRecord dealing with aggregate queries

XML.com: REST on Rails

4/11/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Paul Hammond : XML.com: REST on Rails - just a couple of lines of code

Simon Willison : XML.com: REST on Rails - Matt Biddulph's Rails mixin provides an instant REST interface to an ActiveRecord model.

kayodeok : XML.com: REST on Rails - REST on Rails

Rands In Repose: Repetitive Information Injury

4/11/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Paul Hammond : Rands In Repose: Repetitive Information Injury - Knowing you're in this state is step number one to unsticking yourself

FeedTools

4/11/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Paul Hammond : FeedTools - a simple Ruby library for handling rss, atom, and cdf parsing, generation, and translation as well as caching

Opensource Usability - Laughing Meme

4/11/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Paul Hammond : Opensource Usability - Laughing Meme - Opensource's central dogma is "scratch your own itch", usability's central dogma is "you are not your own user."

Migrating in two dimensions

4/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Paul Hammond : Migrating in two dimensions - Each migration should change over time to adapt to the changes in the code

Russell Beattie Notebook » Making Money?

4/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Paul Hammond : Russell Beattie Notebook » Making Money? - The basic concept is pretty simple, right?

Tantek's Thoughts - Lazytagging, Lazynotes

4/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Paul Hammond : Tantek's Thoughts - Lazytagging, Lazynotes - add the tags "needstags" and "needsnotes" to explicitly invite folks to add tags and/or notes respectively

TextDrive Weblog: Optimizing Rails Resource Usage

4/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Paul Hammond : TextDrive Weblog: Optimizing Rails Resource Usage - Rails is nuclear stuff, it allows you to do wonders in minutes but you have to be careful with it

Google Desktop 2 is out of beta

4/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

jkottke : Google Desktop 2 is out of beta - Google Desktop 2 is out of beta. This release includes new sidebar panels and support for scriptable plug-ins. No Mac version yet.

noui=yes& - Google Search

4/11/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

merlinmann : noui=yes& - Google Search - Holy crap. Try adding "noui=yes&" after the "?" in your del.icio.us bookmark; loads only the form fields (no tags) and WAY speeds things up. I feel like I can love again now. [Thanks, Joshua]

Freecycle

4/11/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

merlinmann : Freecycle - Local chapters facilitate networks that reuse each other's "stuff." Kinda like a Craig's List for free stuff? [via 43F comments]

43 Folders Board / Ten plus Two Times Five

4/11/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

merlinmann : 43 Folders Board / Ten plus Two Times Five - Open Source beats dropped in support of the (10+2)*5 hack: "I laid down 12 minutes of beats; the beats synchronise you to the hack." So cool.

The Mess That Greenspan Made: Hummer Overfloweth

4/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jimray : The Mess That Greenspan Made: Hummer Overfloweth - "The reason that the story of rapidly rising Hummer inventory is so interesting and so amusing, is that America's most ostentatious Sport Utility Vehicle, the Hummer SUV, is a metaphor for America in the world today - overweight, overpriced, inefficient,

Mark's Sysinternals Blog: More on Sony: Dangerous Decloaking Patch, EULAs and Phoning Home

4/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

kayodeok : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: More on Sony: Dangerous Decloaking Patch, EULAs and Phoning Home - But, there’s more to the story, like how Sony’s patch can lead to a crashed system and data loss and how Sony is still making users jump through hoops to get an uninstaller

Chris Johanesen has a short review of the Eyebeam panel last night

4/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : Chris Johanesen has a short review of the Eyebeam panel last night - Chris Johanesen has a short review of the Eyebeam panel last night. "I'd certainly rather read an insightful and well-written post about sandwiches than an unoriginal, poorly thought out post about politics." I like that Ebert quote too.

Blogging Starter Checklist

4/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Blogging Starter Checklist - Blogging Starter Checklist: some good advice in here

kayodeok : Blogging Starter Checklist - "I have put together a starter checklist for new bloggers. I have used this list to help my friends and now I thought I will make this public. This list is by no means complete and all the items may not be relevant to everyone"

Best privacy policy ever

4/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Best privacy policy ever - a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a privacy policy that does not exist

Clacksweb Accessible to All

4/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Clacksweb Accessible to All - Clackmannanshire is the first local authority to receive the Shaw Trust accessibility accreditation. Shaw Trust is a pan-disability organisation, testing with a range of different disabilities.

Shaw Trust Prologue

4/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Shaw Trust Prologue - Dan Champion talks about the work done before the Shaw Trust audit took place. An interesting look at accessibility inside local government.

Web Standards Compliance and Web Application Development (plus Microsoft Visual Studio)

4/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Web Standards Compliance and Web Application Development (plus Microsoft Visual Studio) - Nathanael Boehm, in light of the Disney shambles and his own experiences, describes why web designers and developers are still making bad choices and regressing sites to 1996 techniques.

10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers

4/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : 10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers - Excellent list from David Pogue. "We may be the bane of your existence, but we're also the reason for it; you're stuck with us. We've got our credit cards ready - now show us some love." [via#

François Nonnenmacher : 10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers

GeoPress

4/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : GeoPress - GeoPress: Wordpress Plugin for tagging your posts with location

Entourage � There’s Some Hope - RD2 Blog

4/11/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

merlinmann : Entourage � There’s Some Hope - RD2 Blog - Most of this dunna apply to me (I don't think), but you Entourage geeks in big companies, etc. may want to check it out.

Amar Sagoo - Tofu 2.0

4/11/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

merlinmann : Amar Sagoo - Tofu 2.0 - Dev. version of a great little app specifically for reading text in pretty columns. This version supports PDFs.

NPR : Sony Music CDs Under Fire from Privacy Advocates

4/11/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

merlinmann : NPR : Sony Music CDs Under Fire from Privacy Advocates - Morning Edition on Sony's embarrassing response to their embarrassing malware debacle.

CEOExpress: Business portal for executives created by a busy executive

4/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

merlinmann : CEOExpress: Business portal for executives created by a busy executive - Handy little old-school portal for busy CEO types (who need more media stimulation)

Television Without Pity > The Apprentice > Recaps & Extras > Season 4 Episode 7

4/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Television Without Pity > The Apprentice > Recaps & Extras > Season 4 Episode 7 - Recaplet of last night's Apprentice, the boardroom of which was one of the finest, most superbly bizarre and duck-behind-a-cushionly cringemaking bits of television ever. #

Emergent and Designed Communities

4/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Linkorama : Emergent and Designed Communities - Suggests that top-down vs. bottom-up is a revenue driver for social software

Craig to invest in Wikipedia?

4/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

Linkorama : Craig to invest in Wikipedia? - Could be. If I were to make a significant contribution to Wikipedia, for example, given that it is a journalism effort, ultimately, would that be considered an investment?

HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere

4/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

merlinmann : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere - Like it says: get setup to hit that Mac from anyplace--even on Windows. God, I miss Mark Pilgrim.

jimray : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere

jkottke : How to use your Mac from anywhere - "This guide demonstrates using SSH tunnels and VNC screen-sharing software to use your Mac from any PC over the Internet. It's fast, secure, cross-platform, and can be done entirely with open source software." (thx tag)

Simon Willison : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere - A screencast tutorial by Mark Pilgrim. [via]

Secret CIA Prisons in Poland?

4/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

jimray : Secret CIA Prisons in Poland? - "I get to feel the shame from both directions, since my adopted country is colluding with my native one to break the laws of both."

Amazon Mechanical Turk - Welcome

4/11/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jimray : Amazon Mechanical Turk - Welcome - Artificial artificial intelligence - what happens when someone sets up an HIT to defeat captchas?

Paul Hammond : Amazon Mechanical Turk - Welcome - Complete simple tasks that people do better than computers

Andy Baio : Amazon redesigns Mechanical Turk with web-based creation tools - creating HITs now requires no programming; just pick a template and upload a CSV with the values

Top 100 DJs for 2005

4/11/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Top 100 DJs for 2005 - The readers of DJ Magazine picks the top 100 DJs for 2005. Top honors go to Paul van Dyk.

Microfinance gift

4/11/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Microfinance gift - eBay founder gives $100M to Tufts, but they have to invest in microloans

Visualization of frequently quoted passages from the Bible

4/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Visualization of frequently quoted passages from the Bible - Visualization of frequently quoted passages from the Bible. "This visualization is an attempt to understand how people quote the Bible: which parts they choose to quote, & why." More frequently quoted verses appear in a larger, darker font. (via ia) [via]

Coding Horror: Improving the Clipboard

4/11/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Coding Horror: Improving the Clipboard

Marius Watz

4/11/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Marius Watz - I've been following this computational artist for years. Once every few months I look at all his cool new stuff.

Japanese blogger poisons mother in homage to killer

4/11/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Japanese blogger poisons mother in homage to killer - with translated excerpts from her blog

White Stripes cover Tegan and Sara on new EP

4/11/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Andy Baio : White Stripes cover Tegan and Sara on new EP - nice homage, but the original is much better; judge for yourself  [via]

perl.com: Making Sense of Subroutines

4/11/2005 @ 09:57 UTC

kayodeok : perl.com: Making Sense of Subroutines - Well-written subroutines will make your programs smaller (in lines and memory), faster (both in writing and executing), less buggy, and easier to modify

Rasmus Lerdorf's PHP tutorial on the new Yahoo geocoder

4/11/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Rasmus Lerdorf's PHP tutorial on the new Yahoo geocoder - for me, the geocoding platform is just as important as the new maps UI  [via]

MySpace starts record label

4/11/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MySpace starts record label - sounds like a natural fit

SuprGlu, build an instant personal page using your del.icio.us, flickr, etc.

4/11/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : SuprGlu, build an instant personal page using your del.icio.us, flickr, etc.

MHC-in-the-box » The Presentation Zen blog

4/11/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

ricmac : MHC-in-the-box » The Presentation Zen blog - Poor old Bill Gates is getting compared to Steve Jobs in the presentation stakes. We know who's going to win that one...

Brave New Word: Office Live vs. SampaSite

4/11/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

ricmac : Brave New Word: Office Live vs. SampaSite - When Microsoft builds a product exactly like yours...

Alisa Viejo teen murderer posted on Something Awful, Anandtech, others

4/11/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Alisa Viejo teen murderer posted on Something Awful, Anandtech, others - he was about shotguns on SA, then killed his neighbors and himself three days later

Google Desktop Plug-ins

4/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Desktop Plug-ins - Google Desktop Plug-ins: a good list they've got going

Inside Google Desktop

4/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Inside Google Desktop - Inside Google Desktop: google desktop blog

Andy Baio : Google Desktop 2 launches - with support for user-created plugins  [via]

Attack of the Clones

4/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Attack of the Clones - Attack of the Clones: yeah, let's not all clone google

East Bay Ray is one of my favorite guitarists

4/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : East Bay Ray is one of my favorite guitarists

wicked cool shell scripts

4/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : wicked cool shell scripts

cheap and tiny gadgets

4/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : cheap and tiny gadgets

Supr.c.ilio.us: The Blog » It turns out, we’re not snarky

4/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

ricmac : Supr.c.ilio.us: The Blog » It turns out, we’re not snarky - My comment: You guys are the Disruptive Start-Up of Snark. Those A-List Snarkers won’t know what’s hit them. Why, you’re Snark 2.0!!

6 foot tall thirsty birds

4/11/2005 @ 04:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : 6 foot tall thirsty birds

how to find lost objects

4/11/2005 @ 04:56 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : how to find lost objects

true stories of Knoppix rescues

4/11/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : true stories of Knoppix rescues

new In Our Time espisode about asteroids

4/11/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : new In Our Time espisode about asteroids

How to make a kegerator

4/11/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

bmilleare : How to make a kegerator

Ethnio

4/11/2005 @ 02:56 UTC

Linkorama : Ethnio - remote usability testing

Local Events Browser

4/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Local Events Browser - The Yahoo APIs mega mashup.

Super-mashup with Yahoo! APIs: event browser

4/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Super-mashup with Yahoo! APIs: event browser - Chad describes the local browser mashup.

Local Event Browser Demo

4/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Local Event Browser Demo - Edward Ho on the Local Events Browser, with a neat new use for term extraction.

geobloggers, Yahoo! Maps edition

4/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Simon Willison : geobloggers, Yahoo! Maps edition - Dan Catt's geobloggers, now with a Y! Maps Flash interface. [via]

Restaurant critic Alison Arnett on how her job works

4/11/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Restaurant critic Alison Arnett on how her job works - Restaurant critic Alison Arnett on how her job works, including how she stays so thin when she eats for a living, her best meal, and the reviewing process.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

4/11/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Amazon Mechanical Turk - develop questions that can only be answered by humans, make money answering them

Matthew M. Boedicker : Amazon mechanical turk, make money for doing repetitive tasks that computers aren't good at

Rod Begbie : Amazon Mechanical Turk - Get paid for grunt-work that's too complex for computers to deal with. Awesome name, and further proof that Amazon is really competing with Google, not buy.com. [via#

plasticbag : Does anyone know if it's possible to add HITs to Amazon Mechanical Turk if you're outside the US? - I'm really interested in what I could do with mturk, but it seems like you have to have a US bank account to use it at all, which is profoundly frustrating...

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