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?!

10 ways that companies can stop being stupid

7/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

jkottke : 10 ways that companies can stop being stupid - David Pogue on 10 ways that companies can stop being stupid and help their customers. "Thou shalt not hide from thy customers." (via df) [via]

merlinmann : 10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers - New York Times - "Thou shalt not entomb thy product in indestructible plastic." Sing it, sister.

WillPate : 10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers

NYT tech columnist on the future of Yahoo

6/11/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Andy Baio : NYT tech columnist on the future of Yahoo - whoa, with a mention of Upcoming

ricmac : A Journey to the Center of Yahoo - New York Times

Jeremy Zawodny : A Journey to the Center of Yahoo - A Journey to the Center of Yahoo: NYT article about what's going on at Yahoo

deusx : A Journey to the Center of Yahoo - New York Times - "What is different is Yahoo's systematic plan to build "community intelligence" into nearly all aspects of its operation"

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#

Blue Ball Machine

6/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Blue Ball Machine - Blue Ball Machine: this is scay on a big monitor

Nelson Minar : Blue ball machine - With sound (via Zawodny)

Philippe Janvier : Blue Ball Machine - Work flow !! [via#

jkottke : Mesmerizing blue ball contraption - Mesmerizing blue ball contraption.

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!

Web bugs for job scheduling: hack or solution?

5/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Isofarro : Web bugs for job scheduling: hack or solution? - A method for running long jobs without the browser hanging around.

Simon Willison : Web bugs for job scheduling: hack or solution? - HarryF reviews ingenious PHP tricks for simulating cron.

Matthew M. Boedicker : routing around shared web hosting restrictions

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."

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

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

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]

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

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...

Folksonomy Definition and Wikipedia :: Off the Top :: vanderwal.net

3/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

deusx : Folksonomy Definition and Wikipedia :: Off the Top :: vanderwal.net - "...I realize the definition of Folksonomy has become completely unglued from anything I recognize..."

Linkorama : Folksonomy Definition and Wikipedia - They are one of the best collaboration tools around, they even work very well for personal uses. But, like anything else it takes understanding on how to use them and use the information in them.

znarf : Folksonomy Definition and Wikipedia - > Today, having seen an new academic endeavor related to folksonomy quoting the Wikipedia entry on folksonomy and I realize the definition of Folksonomy has become completely unglued from anything I recognize [via#

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...

Write effectively for the Web - Lifehacker

2/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Write effectively for the Web - Lifehacker - Write effectively for the Web - Lifehacker: good advice

deusx : Geek to Live: Write effectively for the Web - Lifehacker - "Writing online is a much different undertaking than writing on paper."

kayodeok : Geek to Live: Write effectively for the Web - Note: these tips mostly focus on journalistic and business writing and will benefit news bloggers and cube warriors who use online tools to communicate. Many but not all of these tips will apply to weblog comments, forum posts, and e-mail messages

Learning from THE WEB

2/11/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Learning from THE WEB - Adam Bosworth tells us the Web has much to teach us about managing and modeling distributed data. It's time we began listening

Linkorama : Learning from the Web - The Web has much to teach us about managing and modeling distributed data. It's time we began listening.

jcgregorio : ACM Queue - Learning from THE WEB - The Web has taught us many lessons about distributed computing, but some of the most important ones have yet to fully take hold. - I don't know if I ever blogged this.

Bridge suicide map

2/11/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Nelson Minar : Bridge suicide map - SF Chron is running a great series on Golden Gate Bridge suicides right now (via BoingBoing)

gleuschk : suicides on the Golden Gate - they all face in toward the bay. i remember reading something about this in the New Yorker a year or so ago.

jkottke : Graph of suicides by location off the Golden Gate Bridge - Graph of suicides by location off the Golden Gate Bridge. This is a fascinating graph. More overall deaths on the SF half than the Marin half and way more on the bay side. A lot of people walked pretty far before jumping. And lightpost 69...it looks to be

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)

DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts

1/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

Jason Shellen : DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts - Long story short, CD crippling isn't the answer, especially when the question isn't clear. I've yet to be convinced that any DRM is good DRM. #

jkottke : Sony is using DRM to pressure Apple - Sony is using DRM on audio CDs (no copying the CD, no iTunes, etc.) to pressure Apple to open up iTunes and the iPod to other formats. This story is so absurd on so many levels that I don't even know where to begin.

Nelson Minar : More DRM stupidity - Sony puts DRM to hinder iTunes; DRM provider emails cracking instructions to hapless user (via shellen)

Learning from THE WEB

1/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Learning from THE WEB - Learning from THE WEB: Adam writes down his keen observations

Matthew M. Boedicker : what the web should teach us

Eric Meyer : Learning from THE WEB - Many of his points speak directly to why microformats are so promising. [via Tim] [via]

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#

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)

A RESTful Web service, an example : Paul James

31/10/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

deusx : A RESTful Web service, an example : Paul James - "Delicious has a simple REST API, or rather, a simple POX over HTTP API, ... , but it isn't very RESTful. Why not?"

znarf : A RESTful Web service, an example : Paul James - "Delicious has a simple REST API, or rather, a simple POX over HTTP API, that is, it has a perfectly usable HTTP and XML based API for accessing your bookmarks and tags, but it isn't very RESTful. Why not?" [via#

Philippe Janvier : A RESTful Web service, an example - "...a little example of a RESTful version of a simple Web service you might already know about, the Delicious API." [via#

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

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