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)

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

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

Flickr is printing now

27/10/2005 @ 06:56 UTC

jimray : Flickr is printing now - I'm simultaneously confused about why people need this and delighted that it now exists. Lots of cool stuff in the works, too.

jkottke : You can now get prints of your photos from Flickr - You can now get prints of your photos from Flickr (in the US, more locations coming soon). You can also do a bunch of other things, like get books printed, back up your photos to DVD, and get stamps printed.

Andy Baio : Flickr adds photo printing! - by mail, or pick them up at your local Target store for one hour printing  [via]

Linkorama : Flickr Printing! - About damn time

Simon Willison : Flickr printing now available (US only) - You can also order your photos as stamps!

Wow, getting the pink dots to disappear is pretty crazy.

20/10/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

erikbenson : Wow, getting the pink dots to disappear is pretty crazy. - The brain is weird indeed.

Rod Begbie : Damn cool illusion - Hadn't seen this one before. See pink dots disappear before your eyes. [via#

Nelson Minar : Creepy color illusion - I want a new visual cortex, this is too freaky

Philippe Janvier : Pink and green illusion - "Amazing brain at work". [via#

Eric Meyer : Very cool illusion - Freeeeaky... [via Phil] [via]

A visual exploration on mapping complex networks

15/10/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

joshua : A visual exploration on mapping complex networks

Milo Vermeulen : visualcomplexity.com - a visual exploration on mapping complex networks [via]

jkottke : Visualcomplexity.com is a great site if you want to see photos of lots of boxes and circles connected to each other with lines. - Visualcomplexity.com is a great site if you want to see illustrations featuring lots of boxes & circles connected to each other with lines and text sprinkled liberally here and there.

WillPate : visualcomplexity.com - a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks.

factoryjoe : visualcomplexity.com | A visual exploration on mapping complex networks - VisualComplexity.com is a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disci

My Outsourced Life

13/10/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Andy Baio : My Outsourced Life - Esquire writer hires two Indian firms to manage his personal and professional life  [via]

jkottke : Personal outsourcing - Inspired by Thomas Friedman's book, A.J. Jacobs outsources his life to India. He starts with his job but is eventually letting his Indian assistants argue with his wife, read to his son at night, edit his Wikipedia entry on his behalf, and even worry for

Jason Shellen : My Outsourced Life - A dig at Friedman's mustache, great writing and a tempting idea. [via Waxy] #

WillPate : Esquire Magazine: My Outsourced Life - This is brilliant, I want an outsourced assistant

Nelson Minar : My outsourced life - Very funny because the author is such an ass (via kottke)

HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software

13/10/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Jason Shellen : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - Exactly what I was looking for earlier today. Thanks Mark! #

Rod Begbie : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - Hurrah for Mark Pilgrim! Quick instructions on getting a fair use from your DVDs. [via#

jimray : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - That took almost no time - God bless Mark Pilgrim

kayodeok : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - How To Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software

Simon Willison : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - Mark Pilgrim's Handbrake tutorial. [via]

François Nonnenmacher : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod

Google adds tagging to search history

11/10/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google adds tagging to search history - no social aspect yet, but I bet it's coming

jimray : Google adds bookmarking and tagging to personal search history - Not exactly intuitive, though - this needs to be a more distinct service, a la del.icio.us

plasticbag : Google Personalised Search adds tagging... - "Google has silently added a Bookmarks feature to My Search History, enabling you to quickly tag and comment any web page you’ve visited."

znarf : Google Adds Tagging [via#

kayodeok : Google Adds Tagging To My Search History - Google has silently added a Bookmarks feature to My Search History, enabling you to quickly tag and comment any web page you’ve visited

Rod Begbie : Google Adds Tagging - Tag your previous searches so you can find them again. Handy, but needs a better UI (perhaps embedded into the Toolbar?). I want to be able to specify *just after doing the search* that I want to tag the resulting site, rather than having to go back in [via#

Yahoo buys Upcoming.org!

5/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo buys Upcoming.org! - have you heard the news? Waxy is going to Yahoo!

jkottke : Upcoming.org sold to Yahoo! - Andy Baio sells Upcoming.org to Yahoo! Congrats! I can't wait to see what he, Leonard, and Gordon do with the site on a full-time basis. And Yahoo! keeps swallowing my friends...

jimray : Upcoming.org acquired by Yahoo! - It kind of sounds like Andy and crew just became Yahoo! employees -- nothing about Upcoming actually being bought out

Simon Willison : Yahoo and Upcoming, Sitting In A Tree - This is really good news.

Nelson Minar : Waxy to Yahoo! - Congratulations, Andy.

Spam Stock Tracker

4/10/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Spam Stock Tracker - "Tracking how much money people can lose with penny stocks from spam." Next you'll be telling me that V!A6RA doesn't work! [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : Spam Stock Tracker - Spam Stock Tracker: Tracking penny stocks, hot stock tips and other stock scams coming from SPAM can be fun!

jkottke : Spam Stock Tracker - Spam Stock Tracker tracked a bunch of penny stocks hyped by spammers to see how you would do if you bought them. Looks like a ~50% loss since May.

Nelson Minar : Spam stock tracker - Monitoring the pump-n-dump players

Andy Baio : Spam Stock Tracker - updated yesterday; too bad it's nearly impossible to short penny stocks

Ning.com goes live!

4/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Ning.com goes live! - 24 Hour Laundry's stealthy startup is an oddball social software playground; mind blowing geek cool

philgyford : Ning | Developer : Home - New site that makes it easy to create your own social software apps, from the secretive 24 Hour Laundry. (I did most of the HTML/CSS.)

jkottke : Ning, a social software playground - Ning is a platform on which you can build your own social software...your own craigslist or del.icio.us. We were just talking about something like this the other day at Eyebeam, a MMORPG in which you write applications to adventure together or fight each [via]

kayodeok : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

znarf : Ning - Semble impressionnant [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Ning - Ning (formerly known as 24 Hour Laundry) is a free online service (a Playground) for people to build and run social applications

Linkorama : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

erikbenson : Ning: create your own social network site - At first glance, pretty interesting! Having trouble logging in but I assume that'll be fixed soon.

Rod Begbie : Ning "Playground" - At the risk of sounding a bit "Less space than a nomad. Lame", can anyone explain to me what's so exciting about a service that lets you build hosted not-quite-as-good-as-existing social apps? [via#

cobra libre : ning - a "playground" (that is, "a field or sphere of unrestricted pleasurable activity") for "social applications" (i.e., "web apps made up of code and content that enable people to match, transact, and communicate with one another") #

Simon Willison : Ning - A social software app for building social software apps. That's so meta.

Paul Hammond : Ning | Home: Front Page - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

plasticbag : I remain totally weirded out by Ning, even after their relaunch as a roll your own social network service - I honestly have no idea why anyone would want this, and it makes me sad because I feel like I'm missing something quite profound. The benefit surely would be in overlapping social networks? In values in scale? I'm totally lost.

Neat visual history of Nikon SLR cameras

29/09/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : Neat visual history of Nikon SLR cameras - Neat visual history of Nikon SLR cameras. It would be neat to make an animation of how the cameras changed through time.

joshua : Nikon SLR History

kayodeok : Nikon SLR History - Visual History of the Nikon SLR Camera

Wayne Burkett : Nikon SLR History - Lots and lots of images. #

Nelson Minar : Nikon SLR history - Pictures of camera bodies (via Kottke)

Matthew M. Boedicker : Nikon SLR History

JotSpot Live

29/09/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : JotSpot Live - real-time collaborative text editor, like SubEthaEdit for the web

jimray : JotSpot Live - Is it a wiki? Is it a web based collaborative text editor, a la SubEthaEdit? Yes!

plasticbag : JotSpot Live - basically SubEthaEdit on the web - feels quite good and appears to mostly work - The most interesting aspect of this for me is that it assumes that in the office you're online all the time. The assumption of always-on mobile connectivity is something that would have made this seem ridiculous a few years ago.

François Nonnenmacher : JotSpot Live - Live, group note-taking

Philippe Janvier : JotSpot Live - "Imagine everyone simultaneously typing and editing the same Microsoft Word document and you'll get the idea". Enfin peut-être la fin du bord... ?! [via#

Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)

20/09/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)

Andy Baio : Video: Grandaddy's "Jed's Other Poem" - don't miss this one; fan-made video programmed on an Apple ][+

Wayne Burkett : Video: Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - Fan video. Programmed on an Apple ][+. #

plasticbag : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - A stunning video for a Grandaddy song that uses an Apple II to create 'expressive' typography. Wonderful.

Richard Rutter : Jed’s Other Poem - Brilliant video for this Grandaddy song, made using an Apple II.

Eric Meyer : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - Awesome. Check it. [via Richard] [via]

Nelson Minar : Jed's Other Poem - Pretty volunteer video (via Kevin Fox)

Typetester

19/09/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Typetester - "...an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen". [via#

Milo Vermeulen : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen [via]

jkottke : Typetester - Typetester is a web-based font comparison tool which somehow (I'm assuming JavaScript) can preview text in the fonts you have installed on your local machine. Pretty cool.

Richard Rutter : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen.

Eric Meyer : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen - Nice little web-based web typography widget. Web web web.

plasticbag : Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen - Beautiful piece of work that allows to compare and explore fonts for screen use and then even get the CSS so you can use them on the web

deusx : Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen - "Test your fonts here."

XHTML Character Entity Reference

16/09/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

kayodeok : XHTML Character Entity Reference - This page contains the 252 allowed entities in HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0, as outlined in section 24 of the official HTML 4 specifications, published by the W3C.

Eric Meyer : XHTML Character Entity Reference - Useful, yes, but very beautifully presented as well. [via Molly] [via]

Ethan Marcotte : XHTML Character Entity Reference - Hot. Via...well, everybody. I suck.

Philippe Janvier : XHTML Character Entity Reference - "This page contains the 252 allowed entities in HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0". [via#

Nelson Minar : XHTML characters - What a dumb list of random things (via Hot Links)

Richard Rutter : XHTML Character Entity Reference - . [via sidesh0w.com]

Google Blog Search

14/09/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Blog Search - here's the FAQ, and Technorati CEO Dave Sifry's thoughts

kayodeok : Google Blog Search - Find blogs on your favorite topics

jkottke : Google launches blog search - Google finally launches a blog search service. The default search is by relevance, which I'm not sure is correct, and it's pretty bare bones so far, but I'm sure that many other people will be saying so long, Technorati. (via waxy) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Blog Search - "...a validation moment for the entire blogosphere". [via#

Simon Willison : Google Blog Search - It's very simple, and appears to do exactly what you'd expect. [via]

Richard Rutter : Google Blog Search - Not just a filtered search, but less interesting than Technorati.

TiVo adds copyright protection, blocks transfers, and auto-deletes some shows

13/09/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : TiVo adds copyright protection, blocks transfers, and auto-deletes some shows - this is a terrible move; I feel personally betrayed as an evangelist of their product since 2000

jkottke : TiVo hates its customers - TiVo's new OS adds content "protection", which means if the copyright holder of Seinfeld wants your TiVo to delete the show after a week whether you've watched it or not, that's what it's going to do. I love my TiVo and I'm currently suffering from outrag [via]

veen : TiVo 7.2 OS adds content protection, blocks transfers, and auto-deletes some shows - A bug? Maybe, but a also a glimpse of a DRMed future...

Nelson Minar : More TiVo stupidity - Matt breaks it down (via Marc)

plasticbag : TiVo 7.2 OS adds content protection, blocks transfers, and auto-deletes some shows - Lots of discussion about this one. Basically it's a PVR with rights controls imposed from the studios and broadcasters - designed for pay-per-view stuff...

Wolfram Tones

10/09/2005 @ 02:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Wolfram Tones - fun with generative music, but actually listenable

joshua : A NEW KIND OF MUSIC - mostly, they sound awful

jimray : WolframTones: An Experiment in a New Kind of Music - You can get 'em as ringtones, which is kinda cool, I guess

Eric Meyer : WolframTones: An Experiment in a New Kind of Music - Incredible. I've already generated a tone I'm ready to buy. [via Tantek] [via]

Matthew M. Boedicker : WolframTones, music generator - (via metafilter) [via]

gleuschk : WolframTones: An Experiment in a New Kind of Music - they're almost all completely intolerable (latin is the best), but fascinating nonetheless

Daring Fireball: The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed M...

9/09/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

jimray : Daring Fireball: The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme - "Man, he doesn’t even have a name. How’s that for bad-ass?"

Nelson Minar : Brushed metal's demise - Funny writing

Ethan Marcotte : The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme - "Are you at the Special Event?" Awesome.

jkottke : Brushed metal, bye bye - The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme. If you're a Mac nerd, you'll love this because it's pretty damn funny and if you're not, you probably won't get it.

Simon Willison : The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme - Brilliant.

Web 2.0 API Reference

6/09/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Web 2.0 API Reference - Web 2.0 API Reference: someone finally put them all in one place

kayodeok : ProgrammableWeb: Web 2.0 API Reference - Web 2.0 API Reference

jimray : ProgrammableWeb: Web 2.0 API Reference - Where to go when you need to hook in

deusx : ProgrammableWeb: Web 2.0 API Reference - "This list tries to include all APIs that may be considered "Web 2.0 APIs", but likely doesn't, so please feel free to recommend others."

Nelson Minar : Web 2.0 API list - Nice roundup!

plasticbag : ProgrammableWeb: Web 2.0 API Reference - Dozens of good APIs. I can already see some interesting ones we've been playing with are missing, but it's a really really good start for some stuff I want to do at work...

Isofarro : API Dashboard - Tag-based directory of publicly available web services - even grouped by mashup usage.

Mint: A Fresh Look at Your Site

6/09/2005 @ 04:56 UTC

kayodeok : Mint: A Fresh Look at Your Site - Mint is a simplified web analytics tool that analyizes your site's traffic, referals, and key information

jimray : Mint: A Fresh Look at Your Site - Nice looking stats app. Also, "Internet Explorer PC support is planned but not an immediate priority." That's ballsy. Or, Shaun just knows his audience really well.

plasticbag : Mint: A fascinating and kind of beautiful web stats package that's getting a bit of buzz - It certainly looks great - but I'm certainly not paying $30 to see if it's any good. Anyone else?

Rod Begbie : Mint - Shaun Inman's excellent webstats package gets a new lick of paint and a few functionality tweaks. Not sure it's worth the $19 upgrade fee for existing customers, but $30 a domain is still a bargain for new folks. [via#

Jon Hicks : New minty freshness! - Shaun has been hard at work on Mint 2, and its better than ever!

ajax im ("asynchronous javascript and xml instant messenger")

5/09/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

kayodeok : ajax im ("asynchronous javascript and xml instant messenger") - ajax im is a browser-based instant messaging client. It uses the XMLHTTPRequest object in JavaScript to send and receive commands to and from the server. No refreshing of the page is ever needed for this "web application" to work, as everything is update

Andy Baio : Ajax IM - browser-based instant messenger app with PHP backend; doesn't work in IE yet  [via]

joshua : ajax im - cute ajax-based instant messenger. doesn't work in ie yet

gleuschk : ajax im - neato

Philippe Janvier : Ajax im - "...ajax im is a browser-based instant messaging client". [via#

Flickr photobook printing with Qoop

1/09/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr photobook printing with Qoop - here are some example pages of the book design  [via]

jimray : QOOP flickr Photo Printer - Flickr + print = Printr?

plasticbag : Get your Flickr books and posters printed out for you by QOOP (?) - I saw some of these in the Flickr offices a while back and they looked really good, although I suspect they wouldn't look so good for camphone shots...

Jeremy Zawodny : QOOP flickr Photo Printer - QOOP flickr Photo Printer: this is most excellent

jkottke : Flickr photo books - If you're a Flickr user, you can now get a book of your photos printed up for display on your coffee table or to put in your bathroom bookshelf. I've got one of these and it's neater than I expected.

Richard Rutter : Print your images from Flickr - Perfect bound books or posters. Look good..

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