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.

A Rocket to Nowhere

4/08/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Andy Baio : A Rocket to Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski's excellent article on the problems with NASA's manned space flight program

jimray : An unimpassioned look at the shuttle - With a great historical perspective I had never heard

joshua : rocket to nowhere - maciej versus the space shuttle: FIGHT

kayodeok : A Rocket To Nowhere - "Clearly this primitive space plane must have been a sacred artifact, used in religious rituals to deliver sacrifice to a sky god"

znarf : A Rocket To Nowhere #

deusx : Idle Words: A Rocket to Nowhere - "As tempting as it is to picture a blood-spattered Canadarm flinging goat carcasses into the void, we know that the Shuttle is the fruit of what was supposed to be a rational decision making process."

jkottke : Fantastic must-read article slamming NASA with regard to the Space Shuttle program - I've been following Maciej's del.icio.us links about the Shuttle for weeks now and was wondering if he'd get around to writing it up. Worth the wait.

Milo Vermeulen : Idle Words - A Rocket To Nowhere [via]

Charles Miller : A Rocket To Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski points out that the NASA shuttle program has no clothes.

Google Moon

20/07/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Moon - try zooming all the way in

jkottke : Google Moon: explore the Apollo landing sites in the Google Maps interface

joshua : Google Moon - mmm, cheese

kayodeok : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - "In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we?ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor"

gleuschk : Google Moon - zoom all the way in

Rod Begbie : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Lovely little Googletreat to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landings. Make sure and try zooming in to the maximum resolution to see what the moon is made of. #

jimray : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Just a small slice of the moon, commemorating the original moon landing 36 years ago. Still cool, though.

erikbenson : Google Moon - Zoom in all the way to see the moon at a level of detail never experienced before.

Simon Willison : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Be sure to zoom all the way in for a Wallace and Gromit like revelation. (via) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Moon - Un petit pas pour l'homme... [via#

Linkorama : Google Moon - Honestly, if you are going to visit a fairly large moon, why would you keep going to the same place? What is this, Lunar Vegas?

Django, like Rails for Python

15/07/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Django, like Rails for Python - outstanding new web framework by Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison; read the overview

joshua : Django - python on rails?

Rod Begbie : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - The continued quest to create a "Python on Rails" turns up this interesting looking app. To be investigated further. [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Django - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

Paul Hammond : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

jimray : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Looks like Ruby on Rails for Python

Nelson Minar : Django: PyWeb code - Maybe this will be The One? Python has really needed a better webapp framework.

Simon Willison : Django: The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - I helped develop this. Start with the overview. I'll write more later.

kayodeok : The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

bmilleare : Django - Python web framework

Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

14/07/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

gleuschk : awesome lcd keyboard - holy cow, now, *that's* the future

Andy Baio : Optimus keyboard - jaw-dropping keyboard concept with each key as an LCD display [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Optimus keyboard - Extremely kewl concept -- A keyboard with leds, so the key displays change depending on context. [via#

tehu : Optimus keyboard : LCD on your keys - Oh I want one ! Patents pending ? Gosh !

Matthew M. Boedicker : keyboard where each key is a mini LCD

jkottke : Whoa, each key on this keyboard is a little computer screen - I'd love to use the typeface of my choosing for my keyboard.

znarf : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard - I want it ! [via#

plasticbag : The Optimus keyboard has a tiny screen under each key, so that you can remap it easily to any combination - Mr Webb informs me that each button costs tens of dollars at the moment, and as such it doesn't look likely to go on the market any time soon - but it rocks and I want one...

Eric Meyer : Optimus keyboard - Oh, that's just far too awesome. It would certainly make learning Dvorak (or playing games) a LOT easier. [via Dan] [via]

Simon Willison : Optimus keyboard - Every key is a colour screen.

Dive into greasemonkey

10/05/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

Isofarro : Dive into greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back with another awesome online book.

Rod Begbie : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim writes some docs for Greasemonkey. Hurrah! [via#

kayodeok : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. Read it online for free

znarf : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. [via#

mbertier : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. [via#

Simon Willison : Dive Into Greasemonkey - If you're not in to Greasemonkey yet, now you have no excuse.

jimray : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back and he wants you to surf the web your way

Wayne Burkett : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Fancy! #

Milo Vermeulen : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey [via] [via]

Anne van Kesteren : Dive Into Greasemonkey - I guess it?s hard to find a new hobby. #

Paul Hammond : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Teaching an old web new tricks

Philippe Janvier : Dive Into Greasemonkey - "...a book about programming with Greasemonkey". [via#

Adobe buys Macromedia!

18/04/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Adobe buys Macromedia! - all-stock buyout for $3.4 billion

jkottke : Whoa! Adobe to buy Macromedia?!!?!?! - Wow! ??!!?!??!! I don't think there's enough room in my MT database for all the question marks and exclamation points I want to use here.

Ethan Marcotte : Adobe buys Macromedia - Welcome to the world of the übercorp.

Jason Shellen : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Congratulations to both sides. However, I'm calling the death of MM Fireworks at 06:00 hours on April 18th, 2005. #

kayodeok : Adobe acquires Macromedia - Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion

tehu : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Why reinvent Flash when we can buy its owner ?

deusx : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - "Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion." Holy crap.

Anne van Kesteren : Adobe and Macromedia - Some posts. Note that it is not 1 April. [via#

Paul Hammond : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better

Simon Willison : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Whoa! There goes competition in the graphic design software sector. (via) [via]

Maciej on Paul Graham and other blowhards

5/04/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Maciej on Paul Graham and other blowhards - I love a spirited rant

Wayne Burkett : Idle Words: Dabblers and Blowhards - "I am not qualified to call bullshit on Paul Graham when he writes about programming, history, starting a business, or even growing up as a social pariah, but I do know enough about art to see when someone is just making shit up." #

Rod Begbie : Dabblers and Blowhards - Paul Graham (and ESR, and Winer) in bullshit-rant shocker. Despite people pointing to them, I've never been able to read a Paul Graham essay. Favourite quote: "Great paintings, for example, get you laid in a way that great computer programs never do." [via#

jkottke : Dabblers and Blowhards, or Why hackers are nothing like painters - Maciej takes issue with Paul Graham's non-technical body of writing.

deusx : Idle Words - Dabblers and Blowhards - "But you, sir, are no painter."

jimray : Dabblers and blowhards - Maciej Ceglowski doesn't think hackers are anything like painters [via Daring Fireball]

cameron : Idle Words: Dabblers and Blowhards - Maciej reveals the truth: programming is nothing like painting, as painters get laid for what they do

Steve Cook : Maciej Ceglowski beats the crap out of "Hackers and Painters" - He's got a beef with the Paul Graham/Dave Winer/ESR style of "hackers are" essay, and calls bullshit on Graham's qualifications to even -talk- about painting. (via Waxy)

plasticbag : A glorious response to essays on Hackers and Painters... - "Great paintings, for example, get you laid in a way that great computer programs never do. Even not-so-great paintings - in fact, any slapdash attempt at splashing paint onto a surface - will get you laid more than writing software"

Paul Hammond : Idle Words - Dabblers and Blowhards - So let me say it simply - hackers are nothing like painters.

joshua quitting to work on del.icio.us full time

30/03/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

kellan : joshua quitting to work on del.icio.us full time  #

Andy Baio : Del.icio.us gets funding, Joshua goes full-time - this makes me so very happy [via]  [via]

Wayne Burkett : [delicious-discuss] big news - del.icio.us takes outside investment. Congrats and good luck, Joshua! #

deusx : [delicious-discuss] big news - "I've decided to quit my job and workon del.icio.us full time." Holy shit. Congratulations!

jkottke : Josh Schachter has taken on some outside investment and is doing del.icio.us full-time - Congratulations to Josh...looking forward to seeing what happens.

plasticbag : Josh Schachter quits his job to take del.icio.us professional - I really hope this one works out for him. I'm a bit nervous that it won't easily translate into a commercial space...

ricmac : delicious gets investor capital - Joshua: "I've decided to quit my job and work on del.icio.us full time." Congrats! (via waxy.org)

Nelson Minar : del.icio.us full time - Joshua announces funding and a new concentration

Simon Willison : [delicious-discuss] big news - Joshua has funding, and is now working on del.icio.us full time.

jimray : Josh Schachter quits his job to do del.icio.us full time - Also, inboxes are back!

Google Maps

8/02/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Maps - Google Maps: just what you think it is

Jason Shellen : Google Maps - Cool maps, from Google. Click and drag is my favorite feature. #

Andy Baio : Google Maps - insanely great UI; it's only missing personalization and better URIs [via]  [via]

doug : Google Maps - Check out Google?s way-cool mapping service in any non-Safari browser. Drag the map around, quick zooming, directions from A to B, beautiful detail, and more? Look out MapQuest.

jkottke : Google Maps is in beta - Safari not supported yet.

Rod Begbie : Google Maps - Another boring "it's been done" problem re-solved in a funky DHTML way by the brains at Google. [via#

Dan Cederholm : Google Maps - Linked from everywhere, but worth it. Hope to see support for Safari, eventually.

Anne van Kesteren : Google Maps - Yay, they use XHTML as text/html! (Too bad they violate section C and such, but whatever.) #

Simon Willison : Google Maps - Very slick, but sadly non functional for Safari uses. (via) [via]

gleuschk : new button on Google Maps: Hybrid - superextramegacool

Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials

18/11/2004 @ 14:55 UTC

plasticbag : Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials - This is pretty awesome - using keyword searches and citations to help you find academic materials from across the web. When it can, it links through to PDFs of the articles concerned. Many hours of fun to be had here...

Anne van Kesteren : Google Scholar - Cool stuff [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : google scholar - google scholar: beta, of course

cobra libre : google scholar - i've already found some lit crit articles that i wouldn't have otherwise found #

cameron : Google Scholar - citeseer destroyer

Simon Willison : Google Scholar - Search academic papers. Invaluable for degree course final year projects.

Kayode Okeyode : Google Scholar: Stand on the shoulders of giants

Philippe Janvier : Google Scholar - Mémoires de fin d'année :) "We at Google have benefited much from academic research. This is one of the ways in which we are giving back to the research community." [via#

Linkorama : Google Scholar - Stand on the shoulders of giants

Google Desktop Search

14/10/2004 @ 16:55 UTC

Jason Shellen : Google Desktop Search - Google your own computer. #

Andy Baio : Google announce Desktop Search! - a huge announcement, many details in Rael Dornfest's overview [via]  [via]

jkottke : Google launches beta of Desktop Search - Windows only...hopefully Mac support is on the way?

Paul Hammond : Google Desktop Search Download - Search your own computer.

Rod Begbie : Google Desktop Search - Woo! Yeah! Rawk! etc. Index yer PC with Google. [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : Google Desktop beta indexes the contents of your computer

Philippe Janvier : Google Desktop Search - Google is everywhere ! [via#

Anne van Kesteren : Google Desktop Search Download - Neat! [via#

jimray : Google Desktop Search Download - Now indexes PDF, music, image, video files and Mozilla based apps. Also has a plug-in architecture. Well done!

Ok, this is the first wiki interface I've seen that has real potential

24/09/2004 @ 00:55 UTC

jkottke : Ok, this is the first wiki interface I've seen that has real potential - Dunno quite why exactly, but this blows my mind.

cameron : TiddlyWiki - wiki without servers

Andy Baio : TiddlyWiki - neat UI, but a novelty until saving changes is fixed [via]  [via]

Graham Leuschke : wow, that's a gorgeous site interface -- oh, and it's a wiki - click on some stuff on the left-hand side `

Paul Hammond : TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook - written in HTML and JavaScript

deusx : TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook - Damn. A wiki done entirely in HTML and JavaScript, client-side

Simon Willison : TiddlyWiki - Client-side Wiki in JavaScript. In page editing is The Next Big Thing. (via) [via]

Isofarro : TiddlyWiki - HTML and Javascript based 'personal web-based notebook'. Fascinating!

Adam Gessaman : TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook - Hmmm... this is interesting... alhtough it requires some logical restructuring of my thought processes.

Jeremy Zawodny : tiddlywiki - tiddlywiki: very cool stuff

siFR

30/08/2004 @ 11:55 UTC

Jon Hicks : siFR - Scalable, multiline Flash 6 compatible typography!

Andy Baio : Scalable headlines in Flash - here's a funny side effect of the technique [via]  [via]

anildash : elegant and attractive use of flash for headlines - seems like mike's found the best of both worlds

kellan : Attractive, re-sizable typography on the Web. - I'm not a Flash fan, but you got to respect the work that went into this. #

deusx : Mike Davidson: Introducing sIFR: The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - Damn slick replacement of select HTML elements with Flash, degrades gracefully.

Anne van Kesteren : Introducing sIFR: The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - Hmm... #

jkottke : So now we're building Web browsers in Flash movies embedded in HTML displayed by Web browsers? - I think I'm getting a headache.

Philippe Janvier : Introducing sIFR : The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - Du Flash pour remplacer du texte HTML : complexe et plutôt lourd pour un résultat assez satisfaisant. Sans doute un exercice à reserver aux présentations les plus exigeantes.

Paul Hammond : Mike Davidson: Introducing sIFR: The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - things which shouldn't have to be done

Phil Gyford : Mike Davidson: Introducing sIFR: The Healthy Alternative to Browser Text - Replacing HTML text with Flash-rendered text just to make it look prettier seems like precious designer overkill to me. But it's very clever and it does work.

GmailFS, badass Gmail hack

29/08/2004 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : GmailFS, badass Gmail hack - mountable Linux filesystem using Gmail for storage [via]  [via]

deusx : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - "GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium." Scary, but inevitable.

Erik Benson : Haven't tried this Gmail File System thing out yet but looks interesting - I wonder if this gets popular whether Google will make this easier or more difficult to do.

Rod Begbie : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - Use your 1Gb of Gmail storage as a unix-mountable file system. A fast-track to getting your account closed, I'm sure, but it's genius regardless. [via#

jkottke : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium - This is beyond cool. (Comment on this)

Simon Willison : GmailFS - Python strikes again: FUSE + libgmail = Gmail Filesystem

François Nonnenmacher : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium

Kayode Okeyode : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium

Adam Gessaman : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem

Tricks of the Trade

24/08/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Tricks of the Trade - great list of trade secrets, more on Mefi [via]  [via]

jkottke : Tricks of the Trade

Matthew M. Boedicker : tricks of the trade, for various trades

Jeremy Zawodny : tricks of the trade - tricks of the trade: the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible

Manuzhai : Tricks of the Trade - Little tricks to make life in your profession easier.

Rod Begbie : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - "Always put copper grease on the battery terminals after servicing a car.", and more useful tips of various trades. [via#

Nelson Minar : Tricks of the trade - funny on the Morning News (via kottke)

Phil Gyford : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - Different professions. Landscape architect: "If you say the drawings are 'rendered' rather than 'colored,' you can charge four times as much."

Aquarion : Tricks of the Trade - In this respect, the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible

kellan : Tricks of the Trade - The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade #

Mark Pilgrim : tricks of the trade - every actor eventually has to act drunk #

Browse Happy, the anti-IE switch campaign

20/08/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Browse Happy, the anti-IE switch campaign - IMO, Firefox is the best of the bunch [via]  [via]

kellan : Browse Happy -- Online. Worry-free. - Internet Explorer can make your computer unsafe. #

Dan Cederholm : Browse Happy - Informational site on switching from IE. From your friends at the Web Standards Project.

Paul Hammond : Browse Happy - Online. Worry-free. - Brought to you by The Web Standards Project

Jon Hicks : Browse Happy - Please add Camino and Omniweb to the list chaps!

Anne van Kesteren : Browse Happy - Nice project! (They will fix the DOCTYPE issue soon enough, I guess) #

Clément Hardoüin : Browse happy - 23-08-2004 - (via http://sidesh0w.com/) - La nouvelle initiative du WASP visant à faire adopter des navigateurs alternatifs (Firefox, Safari, Opera) plutôt que la passoire Internet Explorer.

Matthew M. Boedicker : Browse Happy

François Nonnenmacher : Browse Happy - Online, worry-free. Internet Explorer can make your computer unsafe. Why not switch to a browser that's more secure?

Matt Webb announces "Brain Hacks" book for O'Reilly

4/08/2004 @ 12:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Matt Webb announces "Brain Hacks" book for O'Reilly - a practical companion to Mind Wide Open [via]  [via]

Erik Benson : I thought this was a joke--an O'Reilly Hacks book about quirks of the human brain? Matt is my hero - I would love to write a chapter for this. I wonder if they're taking submissions?

Tom Coates : My colleague has been writing a book. Yay Webb.

anildash : coming soon: brain hacks - it's the logical extension of Mind Wide Open

Phil Gyford : i'm writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - Matt is clever and nice. His forthcoming book, 'Brain Hacks', should be good. Yay!

deusx : im writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - "Now if you'll just excuse me. GODDAMN THIS IS SO BLOODY BRILLIANT. Sorry, I've been wanting to say that for ages." Brain Hacks. As fast as it hits the bookstore, it'll be on my shelf.

Richard MacManus : Matt Webb's co-writing an O'Reilly book called Brain Hacks - "To get where it is, the brain has made some fascinating design decisions."

Will Pate : Brain Hacks - 100 practical and understandable probes into the design quirks of the brain. I can't wait.

Paul Hammond : im writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - 100 practical and understandable probes into the design quirks of the brain, concentrating on the sensory and motor functions and their coordination

Simon Willison : Brain Hacks - I am SO looking forward to this. (via) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : brain hacks - brain hacks: sounds like a fun book

Paul Graham's amazing essay on "Great Hackers"

29/07/2004 @ 15:57 UTC

Andy Baio : Paul Graham's amazing essay on "Great Hackers" - brilliant, funny, and insightful; read this now [via]  [via]

anildash : paul graham on great hackers - an excellent recap, and explains why i love working at six apart

Graham Leuschke : great hackers - also applicable to academics, mathematicians, etc.

Matthew M. Boedicker : Great Hackers by Paul Graham

Tomas Jogin : Great Hackers - Paul Graham says he don't quite know how to spot a good hacker, but at the same time he does a wonderful job of describing one. Very good read.

Kayode Okeyode : Great Hackers

Simon Willison : Great Hackers - "Of all the great programmers I can think of, I know of only one who would voluntarily program in Java. And of all the great programmers I can think of who don't work for Sun, on Java, I know of zero."

Richard MacManus : Paul Graham: Great Hackers - I'm not a programmer, but to me being a hacker is about doing what you love and doing it creatively.

Jeremy Zawodny : phil on great hackers - phil on great hackers: controversy

Paul Hammond : Great Hackers - There's no way around it: you can't manage a process intended to produce beautiful things without knowing what beautiful is

These web sites are identical

27/07/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

doug : These web sites are identical - Purely identical. Even created and maintained by the same person. Actually, this is interesting comparison data, but I?d prefer the sample size to be much bigger. Not sure how Stopdesign ended up as the least dissident.

Dan Cederholm : These web sites are identical -- or are they? - A frighteningly thorough comparison of 10 sites and their trends.

Wayne Burkett : These web sites are identical?or are they? [phnk] - This is extremely useful, interesting. #

Jon Hicks : I'm 28% dissident! - Not as as rebellious as Jakob strangely…

Andy Baio : Common practices between guru CSS blogs - an excellent survey [via]  [via]

deusx : These web sites are identical?or are they? [phnk] - "What is hence noteworthy is that all these designs resemble themselves very much." Er, well, they *are* all blogs, aren't they? I mean, variety yes, but one would expect a lot of commonalities between blogs.

Philippe Janvier : These web sites are identical - or are they ? - "This survey compares 10 web sites through elements of their layout : styles, page construction and elements...". Conclusion : Similar layouts, Identical contents, Coding the same way, Inheritance from print design.

Paul Hammond : These web sites are identical - or are they? [phnk] - This survey compares 10 web sites through elements of their layout: styles, page construction and elements

Mark Pilgrim : conformity among the a-list designers - baaaaaaaah #

XML on the Web Has Failed

22/07/2004 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : XML on the Web Has Failed - Mark Pilgrim concludes a theme he's been following for quite a while.

Anne van Kesteren : XML on the Web Has Failed - XML is not the only thing imo #

François Hodierne : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed [via#

Paul Hammond : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed - The entire world of syndication only works because everyone happens to ignore the rules in the same way

Philippe Janvier : XML on the Web Has Failed - When Content-type and Charset drives to ill-formeness :(

Mark Pilgrim : xml on the web has failed - well, we'll know better next time #

Kayode Okeyode : XML on the Web Has Failed

Richard MacManus : Mark Pilgrim: XML on the Web Has Failed - At least he didn't use the phrase "systemic anomaly".

Eric Meyer : XML on the Web Has Failed - Depressing, not least because it provides confirmation of a suspicion I've had for a while now but was trying to ignore.

kottke.org has been redesigned

28/06/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

jkottke : kottke.org has been redesigned

anildash : kottke redesigns - introducing "black text on a white background" to the blog world

Andy Baio : Kottke redesigns - new homepage, tour, and archives

Ethan Marcotte : Kottke redesigns - Less is lovely.

Tom Coates : Rationale and background for Jason Kottke's redesign - Rationale and background for Jason Kottke's redesign

tehu : kottke.org redesign (kottke.org) - Two years to produce the same green. Did I miss something ?

Dan Cederholm : Kottke redesign - Still the best weblog out there.

Anne van Kesteren : kottke.org redesign - He's right about archive pages, they suck! #

Richard Rutter : kottke.org redesign - It’s spare, not flashy, and looks a lot like the old design. (filed under Design thinking).

Tomas Jogin : Kottke.org redesigned - The master of simplicity strikes again.

Paul Hammond : kottke.org redesign (kottke.org) - you're probably thinking it's not much to look at

A well-written essay on a topic that ends up being pretty obvious

16/06/2004 @ 19:04 UTC

Erik Benson : A well-written essay on a topic that ends up being pretty obvious - I do like all the Microsoft history folklore that's included

kellan : "Windows developers added special code that checked if SimCity was running, and if so ran the memory allocator in a special mode." - I would *never* buy an operating system from someone who thought that was a good idea. #

anildash : How Microsoft Lost the API War - hey, joel's really good at this stuff

Andy Baio : Joel on How Microsoft Lost the API War - still catching up on my links since Baby Day [via]

Paul Hammond : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - The new API is HTML, and the new winners in the application development marketplace will be the people who can make HTML sing

Anne van Kesteren : How Microsoft Lost the API War - One for tomorrow, intro looks nice though #

Simon Willison : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - Read it through for a fascinating conclusion.

Kayode Okeyode : How Microsoft Lost the API War

Richard MacManus : Joel Spolsky on Microsoft's desktop API strategy - "The new API is HTML". Great essay on why browser apps are winning the war against rich clients.

Tomas Jogin : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - Fantastic, astonishingly insightful article by Joel Spolsky. If you only read one article about software this year...

Anil gets in the Nigritude Ultramarine game

5/06/2004 @ 05:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Anil gets in the Nigritude Ultramarine game - the contest has revealed the deepest secrets of the SEO scumbags

anildash : Nigritude Ultramarine - in which Anil whores himself out for an iPod

jkottke : Nigritude Ultramarine

Steve Cook : Nigritude Ultramarine - Anil Dash wants an iPod real bad, and somewhere the ghost of Bernard Shaw is prepared to offer him tuppence and haggle over the price.

Isofarro : Nigritude Ultramarine - I'd rather Anil Dash win an IPod than a blog spammer

deusx : Nigritude Ultramarine - "Do me a favor: Link to this post with the phrase Nigritude Ultramarine."

Adam Gessaman : Nigritude Ultramarine - /me is a horrible follower.

dionidium : Nigritude Ultramarine - Helping Anil Dash win the DarkBlue, Search Guild SEO contest.

Ethan Marcotte : Nigritude Ultramarine - I really don't have enough ultramarine in my life.

kristine : Nigritude Ultramarine - Nigritude Ultramarine. Why? for the ever-cool Anil and his quest to get an ipod. :) #

Tom Coates : For Anil and because SEO by spamming is just plain wrong: Nigritude Ultramarine

Beautiful Soup

24/05/2004 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Beautiful Soup - Ultra Liberal Python HTML/XHTML parser. (via)

Nelson Minar : Python screen scrape - Beautiful soup - Python library for screenscraping HTML

deusx : Beautiful Soup - "You didn't write that awful page. You're just trying to get some data out of it. Right now, you don't really care what HTML is supposed to look like."

Paul Hammond : Beautiful Soup - You didn't write that awful page. You're just trying to get some data out of it

Anne van Kesteren : Beautiful Soup - I want this, only with XPath or CSS Selectors. Learning a new selecting language again and again is annoying. Please base your product on standards. #

Matthew M. Boedicker : Beautiful Soup, Python lib for screenscraping

Rod Begbie : Beautiful Soup - Python HTML parser which doesn't choke on malformed markup. Handy for screenscraping. #

philgyford : Beautiful Soup: We called him Tortoise because he taught us. - "Beautiful Soup is a Python HTML/XML parser designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping."

factoryjoe : Beautiful Soup: We called him Tortoise because he taught us. - Beautiful Soup is a Python HTML/XML parser designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: python, beautifulsoup, css, screenscraping, microformats

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