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Liquid - a new Rails template system

7/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Liquid - a new Rails template system - Heavily inspired by Django. I'm flattered! [via]

jimray : Liquid template engine for rails

Jim Ray, Wal-Mart apologist

6/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

jimray : Jim Ray, Wal-Mart apologist - You gotta read the comments, they're pretty awesome

The Journey

5/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jimray : The Journey - Really slick blog following Olympians to the 2006 Winter Games, with podcasts, videos and a Flickr stream

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,

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

Yahoo! Maps Web Services - ActionScript®-Flash® API Getting Started Guide

3/11/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jimray : Yahoo! Maps Web Services - ActionScript®-Flash® API Getting Started Guide

Yahoo! Maps beta

3/11/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo! Maps beta - developers have already built some neat apps, including the outstanding MashUpcoming

jimray : Yahoo! Maps beta in Flash

plasticbag : Yahoo's new improved beta version of Maps is pretty damn nice - This version now covers more than North American (albeit in pretty skimpy detail) and has integrated in satellite and hybrid views. The way the satellite views are being stitched and processed is particularly good...

Howto: Setup your Mac for Wireless Internet via your Bluetooth Cell Phone � Mac n Cell

2/11/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

jimray : Howto: Setup your Mac for Wireless Internet via your Bluetooth Cell Phone � Mac n Cell

Secure iChat with .Mac

1/11/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

jimray : Secure iChat with .Mac - Finally, a reason to renew my subscription. I predict someone will come up with a way to replicate this without .Mac, though

Thinking in Code: RubyPad

1/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

jimray : Thinking in Code: RubyPad

Grading 529s: Not All Get A's

1/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

jimray : Grading 529s: Not All Get A's

Edge: TURING'S CATHEDRAL by George Dyson

30/10/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

deusx : Edge: TURING'S CATHEDRAL by George Dyson - "A visit to Google on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of John von Neumann's proposal for a digital computer"

jkottke : George Dyson visits Google - George Dyson visits Google on the 60th anniversary of John von Neumann's proposal for a digital computer. A quote from a Googler -- "We are not scanning all those books to be read by people. We are scanning them to be read by an AI." -- highlights a quasi

Matthew M. Boedicker : Turing's Cathedral, by George Dyson

ricmac : Edge: TURING'S CATHEDRAL by George Dyson - " Google is Turing's cathedral, awaiting its soul. We hope."

jimray : Edge: TURING'S CATHEDRAL by George Dyson

Sleep : Insight : Nature

30/10/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

jimray : Sleep : Insight : Nature - Sleep better

ID3v2 Chapter Tool

29/10/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

jimray : ID3v2 Chapter Tool - Chapterize your mp3's - perfect for podcasting

Photo drop

29/10/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

jimray : Photo drop - Batch process your photos

TagTagger (I love all this web 2.0 humour coming out - great stuff)

29/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

ricmac : TagTagger (I love all this web 2.0 humour coming out - great stuff) - "The Web 2.0 powered tagging site that lets you tag - tags."

jimray : Tag Tagger - Hilarious

jkottke : The joke's on TagTagger - The funny thing about TagTagger is that it probably would be useful to tag tags; it could help tag ecosystems like del.icio.us and Flickr better determine how tagged items are related. Think of it as defining tags...the tag "andywarhol" could be metatagge

SomaFM's got t-shirts!

29/10/2005 @ 00:56 UTC

jimray : SomaFM's got t-shirts! - Show some love, send 'em $50. I don't listen to somaFM as much since I set up SSH iTunes tunneling, but it's still a damn fine radio station.

FinderPop

28/10/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jimray : FinderPop - FinderPop is back for OS X!

Wake-Up Wal-Mart: Sign the petition

28/10/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

jimray : Wake-Up Wal-Mart: Sign the petition - Wal-Mart made a $5,000 contribution to Tom DeLay after he was indicted?

Political ringtones: what can 527s do with this?

28/10/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

jimray : Political ringtones: what can 527s do with this? - This is probably the dumbest, most annoying idea I've ever heard for mobilizing "grassroots organizations"

Announcing FlashVNC

28/10/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

jimray : Announcing FlashVNC - VNC client written in Actionscript 3 / Flash 8.5 - amazing

The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org]

28/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

deusx : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org] - "the core values, the Zen, these guys are carving out have very strong parallels to those of the less code movement, I think."

Paul Hammond : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org] - when someone very close to the project says “microformats�, they are more often talking about the process that is evolving there

jimray : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org]

Simon Willison : The Zen of Microformats - The process is more interesting than the formats themselves.

Eric Meyer : The Zen of Microformats - A quick and insightful look at the 'core' of the microformats effort.

kayodeok : The Zen of Microformats - "Microformats" are a set of specifications describing interoperable machine formats that work on the web

You Knit What??: Poor L'il Punkin.

28/10/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

jimray : You Knit What??: Poor L'il Punkin. - I laughed for probably ten minutes when I saw this

deusx : You Knit What??: Poor L'il Punkin. - "nothing like a strangulation device on a costume."

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