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"WoW is very pretty and very complex. It's not just a nice GUI for a spreadsheet applicatio...

24/01/2006 @ 23:10 UTC

kellan : "WoW is very pretty and very complex. It's not just a nice GUI for a spreadsheet application like some other RPGs" - Nicely put. #

5 things I hate about Ruby: slow, opaque evolution, documentation is sparse, shitty XML support.

24/01/2006 @ 23:10 UTC

kellan : 5 things I hate about Ruby: slow, opaque evolution, documentation is sparse, shitty XML support. - Took the words right out of my mouth. To which I'd add lousy libraries, and sub-par threading. #

It's My Turn (1980)

24/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

gleuschk : It's My Turn (1980) - containing the only proof of the Snake Lemma that appears in a motion picture (as far as I know)

Mathematical Problems by David Hilbert

24/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

gleuschk : Mathematical Problems by David Hilbert - Hilbert's original ICM lecture from Paris, 1900, translated

Ian Albert collects really large digital images

24/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : Ian Albert collects really large digital images - Ian Albert collects really large digital images (100-900 megapixels) and constructs maps of video game worlds, including Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda. (via lia) [via]

A brief history of Pixar

24/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : A brief history of Pixar - A brief history of Pixar. "Even with the animation group generating income Pixar was still a money pit. That was about to change. Disney had decided they were willing to give a computer-animated movie a shot."

Help us paint our room

24/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

Cameron Moll : Help us paint our room - Help us paint our room.

Warez bust

24/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

Nelson Minar : Warez bust - Looks like they went after some primary distribution ftp servers? (via Digg)

The 50 most loathsome people in America, 2005

24/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : The 50 most loathsome people in America, 2005 - The 50 most loathsome people in America, 2005. On Paris Hilton: "Somehow, everybody in America knew that this completely pointless person had lost her dog, and we are all diminished by the experience."

Joe Wikert's Book Publisher Blog: Safari's Rough Cuts Service

24/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : Joe Wikert's Book Publisher Blog: Safari's Rough Cuts Service - "Don't get me wrong. Again, I love the concept, but I wonder whether enough early adopters will want to pay for it."

Ivan Krstic's Weblog: The little snake that couldn't

24/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : Ivan Krstic's Weblog: The little snake that couldn't - "I have a confession to make: Ruby on Rails does not impress me."

Video clip of a nude scene from Family Guy

24/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : Video clip of a nude scene from Family Guy - Video clip of a nude scene from Family Guy that was apparently created as an in-house joke. NSFW, unless your job is watching cartoon porn.

Disney-Pixar: It's a Wrap

24/01/2006 @ 20:11 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Disney-Pixar: It's a Wrap

New York Hack

24/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

jimray : New York Hack - A New York cabbie's blog

egoSurf

24/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Richard Rutter : egoSurf - We surfed for richard rutter, looking for links to clagnut.com.

Yahoo! gives up quest for search dominance

24/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo! gives up quest for search dominance - Yahoo! gives up quest for search dominance: "It's not our goal to be No. 1 in Internet search. We would be very happy to maintain our market share."

TrueHoop has a good roundup of Kobe's 81-point performance the other night

24/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : TrueHoop has a good roundup of Kobe's 81-point performance the other night - TrueHoop has a good roundup of Kobe's 81-point performance the other night. Quoth Henry: "This is the first time I have put something that happened last night straight into the 'basketball history' category of TrueHoop."

Crooked Timber is running a survey asking, among other things, how often you use HotBot?

24/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

kellan : Crooked Timber is running a survey asking, among other things, how often you use HotBot? - Um, I think I saw a link to it on the NCSA "What's New" page. (presumably they're getting paid to run this?) #

Loompanics closing

24/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Loompanics closing - Coolest publisher ever closes its doors. Internet victim?

OGLE, the OpenGL Extractor

24/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Andy Baio : OGLE, the OpenGL Extractor - grab 3D models from games or apps for reuse, mashup, or 3D printing; badass!  [via]

jkottke : Eyebeam's Mike Frumin has released OGLE (OpenGL Extrator), a software package for extracting 3-D data from Windows applications - Eyebeam's Mike Frumin has released OGLE (OpenGL Extrator), a software package for extracting 3-D data from Windows applications. This means you can do stuff like grab the 3-D likeness of your World of Warcraft character and print it out on a 3-D printer o

joshua : Ogle: OpenGLExtractor - 3d screencaptures

Coverage of the "Health Savings Accounts" that BushCo will unroll at the State of the U...

24/01/2006 @ 18:12 UTC

kellan : Coverage of the "Health Savings Accounts" that BushCo will unroll at the State of the Union - Not only divides the "well from the sick, the young from the old", but will force a race to the bottom discrimination against traditional managed risk approaches. I'm impressed, it takes work to make our current system look good. #

Gladwell on the "The Moral-Hazard Myth: The bad idea behind our failed health-care system"

24/01/2006 @ 18:12 UTC

kellan : Gladwell on the "The Moral-Hazard Myth: The bad idea behind our failed health-care system" - a commenter on the HSA reminded me of this excellent piece. #

cobra libre : moral hazard [via#

NewsInterceptor

24/01/2006 @ 18:11 UTC

Philippe Janvier : NewsInterceptor - "...all known syndication formats (RSS, Atom, RDF) on PPC". Semble nécessiter quand même l'installation de .Net Compact Framewok 2.0 sur le pocket, ce qui peut s'avérer assez lourd. [via#

What They Don't Teach You in Graduate School -- Part IV, LIfe as an Academic

24/01/2006 @ 18:10 UTC

gleuschk : What They Don't Teach You in Graduate School -- Part IV, LIfe as an Academic - “Treat students as though they are guests in your home.�

What They Don't Teach You in Grad School -- Part III

24/01/2006 @ 18:10 UTC

gleuschk : What They Don't Teach You in Grad School -- Part III - Tenure, Academic Rank, and Department Chairs

What They Don't Teach You in Grad School -- Part II

24/01/2006 @ 18:10 UTC

gleuschk : What They Don't Teach You in Grad School -- Part II - teaching and service, research, and grants

What They Don't Teach You in Graduate School, Part I

24/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

gleuschk : What They Don't Teach You in Graduate School, Part I - tips on finishing a PhD and starting an academic career

Pictures of Pennies

24/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

gleuschk : Pictures of Pennies - awe. some.

diagonal wrapping

24/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

gleuschk : diagonal wrapping - file this with that nifty t-shirt-folding method

Aerial photos of cities taken by Olivo Barbieri with a tilt-shift lens look like scale models

24/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : Aerial photos of cities taken by Olivo Barbieri with a tilt-shift lens look like scale models - Aerial photos of cities taken by Olivo Barbieri with a tilt-shift lens look like scale models. I'm familiar with the tilt-shift (Jake noodled around with one awhile back), but didn't imagine you could use it to achieve such a convincing optical illusion. [via]

Milo Vermeulen : aerial photographs made to look like miniature models [via]

Cool carpenter's level Dashboard widget for Powerbooks and iBooks

24/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : Cool carpenter's level Dashboard widget for Powerbooks and iBooks - Cool carpenter's level Dashboard widget for Powerbooks and iBooks. I'd never played with my Powerbook's accelerometer before so this had me squealing with delight. (via df) [via]

Clerks 2 - Teaser

24/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Clerks 2 - Teaser - Looks like Kevin Smith is heading back to the Askewniverse after "Jersey Girl" bombed. Here's hoping it's a worthy successor to the original. [via#

Official Google Blog: And now, News

24/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: And now, News - We're taking Google News out of beta!

Digital Web Magazine - Web Presentation Patterns

24/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

kayodeok : Digital Web Magazine - Web Presentation Patterns - The trick is not to implement as many design patterns as you can, but to choose the design pattern that is most appropriate when you see the need for abstraction

Hossein Derakhshan is on his way to Israel

24/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Hossein Derakhshan is on his way to Israel - Hossein Derakhshan is on his way to Israel, which is unusual for a native Iranian. "As a citizen journalist, I'm going to show my 20,000 daily Iranian readers what Israel really looks like and how people live there."

Short (and a wee bit hostile) inteview with Daniel Dennett

24/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Short (and a wee bit hostile) inteview with Daniel Dennett - Short (and a wee bit hostile) inteview with Daniel Dennett. "Nerve cells are very complicated mechanical systems. You take enough of those, and you put them together, and you get a soul."

Wayne Burkett : Questions for Daniel C. Dennett - Interview by Deborah Solomon - New York Times - Dennet's response to "I take it you do not subscribe to the idea of an everlasting soul" is "Ugh." Hehe. #

deusx : Questions for Daniel C. Dennett - Interview by Deborah Solomon - New York Times - "Churches have given us great treasures. Whether that pays for the harm they have done is another matter."

"If you see something suspicious, welcome to how New York got started"

24/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

jkottke : "If you see something suspicious, welcome to how New York got started" - "If you see something suspicious, welcome to how New York got started." (via gothamist) [via]

Since the summer of 1962, a fire, fueled by rich anthracite coal deposits, has been burning benea...

24/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Since the summer of 1962, a fire, fueled by rich anthracite coal deposits, has been burning beneath the mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania - "Since the summer of 1962, a fire, fueled by rich anthracite coal deposits, has been burning beneath the mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania." This fire is almost old enough to have remembered where it was when JFK was assassinated. (thx, gerard)

West Wing cancelled after 7 seasons

24/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : West Wing cancelled after 7 seasons - West Wing cancelled after 7 seasons...the show won't survive much past President Bartlet's tenure, which seems fitting.

I just found the most niche weblog ever: Hay in Art

24/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

jkottke : I just found the most niche weblog ever: Hay in Art - I just found the most niche weblog ever: Hay in Art, which consists of pictures of art that feature hay in them.

Fire at a fireworks factory

24/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

jkottke : Fire at a fireworks factory - Fire at a fireworks factory = lots of explosions. I went to a fireworks display when I was a kid and about 5 minutes in, the structure they were launching them out of caught on fire and the rest of the display went off in the space of 2-3 minutes. Best fi

Mail.app Widescreen Mockup

24/01/2006 @ 11:10 UTC

Jon Hicks : Mail.app Widescreen Mockup - Somebody – please?

math is hard.JPG

24/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : math is hard.JPG [via]

Finding a Beached Xbox

24/01/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Finding a Beached Xbox - some theories on the Gizmodo thread

John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

24/01/2006 @ 06:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : John Coltrane - My Favorite Things

analog hole bill would impose a secret law

24/01/2006 @ 05:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : analog hole bill would impose a secret law

small blue printer : design your own house plan

24/01/2006 @ 04:09 UTC

Jason Shellen : small blue printer : design your own house plan - Free, web-based floorplan designer. Nice use of Flash. #

Instant Messaging in Frontier/Radio

24/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

deusx : Instant Messaging in Frontier/Radio - "tcp.im is an instant messaging client and server framework for Frontier and Radio UserLand."

Beware

24/01/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Beware - This Thyssen earth mover actually exists (via Ask Metafilter)

DOM Scripting: Easier CSS rules through DOM Scripting

24/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

deusx : DOM Scripting: Easier CSS rules through DOM Scripting - "Say you want to style form fields. You probably want to apply different styles to your text inputs, your submit buttons, your checkboxes, etc. But they all share the same tag name, input, so you can't just use an element selector in your CSS."

MochiKit A lightweight Javascript library

24/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

deusx : MochiKit A lightweight Javascript library - "MochiKit 1.2 is now available [download]."

Getting Funky With Scopes and Closures

24/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Getting Funky With Scopes and Closures - Mark Wubben has some neat tricks up his sleeve.

Top 10 Valley Marketeers

24/01/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

Linkorama : Top 10 Valley Marketeers - Not of the pom pom variety.

Hot Blogger

24/01/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

Linkorama : Hot Blogger - Of the shoe variety. I find this very disturbing.

Say Tello For Presence

24/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Linkorama : Say Tello For Presence - Great team. Quoth the Om: My initial reaction to the service is that it might suffer from feature creep, and will be tough for actual users to adopt. And who really knows how well it will scale.

Nat has been testing "Bare Bones' newly accounced data-snippet organizer, Yojimbo, since Dec...

24/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

kellan : Nat has been testing "Bare Bones' newly accounced data-snippet organizer, Yojimbo, since December" - And has a positive, if not bouncing up and down, review #

Help the Justice Department out via Greasemonkey

24/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Help the Justice Department out via Greasemonkey - Help the Justice Department out Greasemonkey: "I’ve written a Greasmonkey script, which will automatically submit 'bonus' google queries every time you visit a regular google page." [via]

Do Not Shave Your Ass Hair!

24/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Do Not Shave Your Ass Hair! - Do Not Shave Your Ass Hair!: if alt.tasteless was still popular, this would be there. beware: NSFW! (but funny)

The Most Downloaded Konfabulator Widgets

24/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Andy Baio : The Most Downloaded Konfabulator Widgets - unofficial, created by Jon Aquino by scraping the official Konfabulator gallery  [via]

Nelson Minar : Konfabulator widgets - Rated by # of downloads (via Populicious)

Repository to Web Server Using Secure Shell (SSH) with TextDrive Hosting

24/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

jimray : Repository to Web Server Using Secure Shell (SSH) with TextDrive Hosting

Yojimbo information organizer from BareBones

24/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

jimray : Yojimbo information organizer from BareBones - Gruber says it's his favorite new Mac app in years

merlinmann : Bare Bones Software : PRODUCTS : YOJIMBO - Makers of BBEdit introduce their new Cocoa app for managing all the little scraps of "stuff" in your life.

Safari starts beta testing their books

24/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

jimray : Safari starts beta testing their books - A la the Pragmatic Bookshelf - wonder if these will be free via my Seattle Public Library account

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