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Visual Studio Express

7/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Visual Studio Express - Microsoft have release the various versions of Visual Studio Express for free. Very smart move on their part -- It reduces the cost of Windows programming to essentially zero for those who aren't willing to pay, and MS can make up the money with their "p #

kayodeok : Visual Studio Express - "for the first year after the products launch on November 7th, 2005, customers will be able to visit MSDN to download their copy of Visual Studio Express for free!"

Jeremy Zawodny : Visual Studio Express - Visual Studio Express: none of the people in the phots on this site look like developers. WTF?!

The E-Mail Time Capsule - Forbes.com

7/11/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : The E-Mail Time Capsule - Forbes.com - Email the yourself of the future. My email to my 49-year-old self ponders on SMTP, spam and the likelihood of me still getting emails at begbie.com. [via#

Dave Cassel's 100 Greatest Internet Moments

6/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Dave Cassel's 100 Greatest Internet Moments - some serious nostalgia, mining the early web for memes and culture

Matthew M. Boedicker : 100 greatest internet moments

jkottke : Compilation of the 100 greatest internet moments - Fun compilation of the 100 greatest internet moments. (via waxy!, i think) [via]

Rod Begbie : Greatest Internet Moments - A nostalgic selection of memes and history from the last ten years. [via#

mplayerplug-in

6/11/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : mplayerplug-in - The best video plugin for Linux I've found. Plays Quicktime, Windows Media and Real Video without complaint, hiccup, or browser crash. #

Off The Telly

5/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Off The Telly - Immensely thorough and thoughtful UK TV reviews and history. Quality stuff. #

Tab Sidebar

5/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Tab Sidebar - Interesting twist on tabbed browsing for Firefox 1.5 -- Displays screenshots of each tab in the sidebar. [via#

znarf : Tab Sidebar - Finally ... So bad thumbnails are ugly. [via#

deusx : Tab Sidebar - It's getting closer to OmniWeb's tab drawer!

Jon Hicks : Tab Sidebar - Omniweb Style tab sidebar for Firefox. Needs an osx theme, but works great!

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#

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

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. #

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...

joey hess: thread patterns

3/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

kellan : joey hess: thread patterns - fricking brilliant analysis of email reading strategies. but how to turn that into software? #

Rod Begbie : see shy jo: thread patterns - How to recognize, at a glance, whether it's worth opening emails on a busy mailing list. [via#

Cool Tool: Poly Business Card Book

3/11/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Cool Tool: Poly Business Card Book - Oooh, I fancy one of these, if only for the obsessive-compulsive collector part of me. #

YackPack

3/11/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : YackPack - Hrmm... Not sure about this one. All the social awkwardness of leaving voicemails, with the technical complexity of trying to get a microphone working on your PC. #

Producing Open Source Software

2/11/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Producing Open Source Software - Free ebook on the hows and wherefores of running an open source project, from someone who's been round the block a couple of times. [via#

factoryjoe : Producing Open Source Software - Producing Open Source Software is a book about the human side of open source development. It describes how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software. It is available in bookst

Flight Patterns

2/11/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Flight Patterns - Some beautiful visualizations generated from FAA data of all flights over the USA one day in March. [via#

veen : Flight Patterns - Beautiful visualizations of North American air traffic

jkottke : Flight pattern visualizations - Beautiful flight pattern visualizations over the US based on data from the FAA. (via ia) [via]

gleuschk : Amazing Flight Pattern simulations - reminds me of War Games

philgyford : Flight Patterns - Gorgeous animations of flights over the US. Better than it sounds. (via Kottke)

Warnock's Dilemma

1/11/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

Linkorama : Warnock's Dilemma - The problem with no response is that there are five possible

gleuschk : Warnock's Dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - a little piece of web knowledge that I didn't know I was missing.

Rod Begbie : Warnock's Dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "Warnock's Dilemma", named for its progenitor Bryan Warnock, points out that a lack of response to a posting on a mailing list, Usenet newsgroup, or Web forum does not necessarily imply that no one is interested in the topic. [via#

Darwin's Ltd.

1/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Darwin's Ltd. - Attention Cantabrigians. Darwin's has a new-ish store in Inman Square. Rather sadly, the highlight of my day at an old job was getting to Darwin's for one of their superbly flavourful sandwiches. #

hackdiary: The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails)

1/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : hackdiary: The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails) - This has the potential to be fantastic, and knock IMDB into a cocked-hat for UK telly info. [via#

Simon Willison : The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails) - Matt Biddulph's current project is insanely cool.

Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

1/11/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

kayodeok : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far - Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far

Andy Baio : Sony CD installs DRM rootkit? - malware that hides itself and impossible for almost everyone to remove  [via]

Rod Begbie : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far - Sony are now using Windows vulnerabilities to hide DRM software on Windows PCs so that users can't uninstall them. Fuckers. [via#

Nelson Minar : Evil Sony DRM - Lots of rootkit crap just to play a crappy CD (via BoingBoing)

blummy - The bookmarklet management bookmarklet

28/10/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

kayodeok : blummy - The bookmarklet management bookmarklet - blummy is a tool for quick access to your favorite web services via your bookmark toolbar.

Rod Begbie : blummy - The bookmarklet management bookmarklet - Rather intriguing -- An attractive UI for bookmarklets. [via#

LJNet - LiveJournal Social Network Visualization

28/10/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : LJNet - LiveJournal Social Network Visualization - This is rather fun -- It maps out your friends-of-friends-of-friends network from LiveJournal. It takes a long time to run, but the output is nifty. [via#

Microsoft Office Templates: Crime scenes with shapes

28/10/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Microsoft Office Templates: Crime scenes with shapes - Visio: It's not just for process flows [via#

Archie goes goth

28/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Archie goes goth - totally dismal and excellent

Nelson Minar : Dismal and excellent - Archie comics gets hip, ca. 1987 (via Waxy)

Rod Begbie : Archie Goes Goth - "Totally dismal and excellent" [via#

Newbury Comics coupons

27/10/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : Newbury Comics coupons - Some decent savings this weekend at New England's finest record chain, Newbury Comics. #

Why you should try VMWare's free virtual machine runtime

27/10/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Why you should try VMWare's free virtual machine runtime - I've been gabbling excitedly for the last week to anyone in earshot about what a big deal I think the free VMWare Player is. Here's some more great arguments for it. #

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