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Tony Royster Jr.

31/01/2006 @ 23:10 UTC

Cameron Moll : Tony Royster Jr. - Tony Royster Jr., the 12-year-old featured in that Google video, is now 21. Someone get that talented kid a new site.

Google's Ishtar Moment

31/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google's Ishtar Moment - Google's Ishtar Moment: "It's Google's big sellout moment. It goes against everything they represented -- something they're now trying to explain away with doubletalk and a quick rewrite of history."

MaxScratch

31/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : MaxScratch - MaxScratch: for those "hard to scratch" areas I guess

Yahoo programmer say Google to miss earnings forecast

31/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo programmer say Google to miss earnings forecast - Yahoo programmer say Google to miss earnings forecast: Amr got himself all famous on the internets!

What do newspapers do????

31/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : What do newspapers do???? - What do newspapers do????: "The newspaper of the future needs to fight for audience –- fight for its life, before someone comes and takes it from them."

A big dog on the subway with a fur-coated owner and a brick in its mouth

31/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : A big dog on the subway with a fur-coated owner and a brick in its mouth - A big dog on the subway with a fur-coated owner and a brick in its mouth. And I believe it's a "pit bull-type" dog.

A list of the 100 best first lines from novels

31/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : A list of the 100 best first lines from novels - I feel like I've pointed to this before, but in case I haven't, here's a list of the 100 best first lines from novels. I'm partial to those of Pride and Prejudice, Lolita, and Anna Karenina.

erikbenson : 100 first lines to novels - I love first lines. I could live on them alone.

CSS Mastery book site

31/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

Cameron Moll : CSS Mastery book site - CSS Mastery book site now live. Props to Andy for knocking out this one. Sample chapter available for download.

jimray : CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Paul Hammond : CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Richard Rutter : CSS Mastery - Advanced Web Standards Solutions: Andy’s forthcoming book.

Internet Explorer 7: Beta 2 Preview

31/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Internet Explorer 7: Beta 2 Preview - Microsoft have released a public beta of IE7. The homepage is a staggeringly fucking awful flash animation, promising "Everything you need, nothing you don't, and a few things you have yet to imagine", before displaying a list of Firefox's features. [via#

"Sur la décomposition des ensembles de points en parties respectivement congruentes" (PDF)

31/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

gleuschk : "Sur la décomposition des ensembles de points en parties respectivement congruentes" (PDF) - Banach and Tarski's original paper from 1924 (in Frenchy)

Mark Rothko's Seagram murals were to hang in the then-new Four Seasons restaurant in NYC

31/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Mark Rothko's Seagram murals were to hang in the then-new Four Seasons restaurant in NYC - Mark Rothko's Seagram murals were to hang in the then-new Four Seasons restaurant in NYC. How did they come to hang instead in the Tate Modern in London?

The life and times of "broadcast pioneer" Edward R. Murrow

31/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : The life and times of "broadcast pioneer" Edward R. Murrow - The life and times of "broadcast pioneer" Edward R. Murrow. "During the war, Murrow never had to play the role of the dispassionate reporter. He was an important player in the Allied war effort, and, under the circumstances, that did not conflict with his

Bill Clinton: "First of all, in this age of culturally changed circumstances,

31/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

kellan : Bill Clinton: "First of all, in this age of culturally changed circumstances, - I should make it clear for the record that Senator McCain and I are not married." #

In Meet the Fockers, the sign on a terminal at the O'Hare airport is typeset in Chicago

31/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : In Meet the Fockers, the sign on a terminal at the O'Hare airport is typeset in Chicago - In Meet the Fockers, the sign on a terminal at the O'Hare airport is typeset in Chicago, an old Macintosh system font. Har har. (via mark) [via]

Uninstall StarForce

31/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Uninstall StarForce - This piece of crap installed itself by surprise; here's how to remove it. Not clear this site is legitimate, but I think it is.

Malcolm Gladwell on different types of generalizations and when it's helpful to generalize (and not)

31/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : Malcolm Gladwell on different types of generalizations and when it's helpful to generalize (and not) - Malcolm Gladwell on different types of generalizations and when it's helpful to generalize (and not). I don't know about all that, but I *hate* "pit bull-type" dogs and I still think they should be banned.

Rod Begbie : Malcolm Gladwell: What pit bulls can teach us about profiling. - Excellent, fascinating Malcolm Gladwell article about the uselessness of "profiling" as a tool to attack crime. [via#

Web Framework Redux

31/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

deusx : Web Framework Redux - "Zope and Twisted are off the scale ... But they only work if you drink lavish quantities of their particular flavor of kool-aid"

★ The Joy of Tech! ★ - Steve Jobs Dress-Up

31/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

deusx : ★ The Joy of Tech! ★ - Steve Jobs Dress-Up

do what thou wilt

31/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

deusx : do what thou wilt - "For the next five minutes, you are permitted to lose your inhibitions and go wild. Do whatever you like."

Blogzilla: DRM-a-go-go

31/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Blogzilla: DRM-a-go-go - 'DRM-protected files exclusively released through iTunes ... appear in unprotected form on P2P networks 180 seconds later'. Well, that makes screwing your honest customers worthwhile. [via#

deusx : Blogzilla: DRM-a-go-go - "We don't want this technology to be available to every hobbyist. We need to keep the number of licensees down to a manageable number. We charge a license fee to keep the number of people we have to deal with down to a level we can handle."

Plan59

31/01/2006 @ 17:11 UTC

Cameron Moll : Plan59 - Plan59. Loads of mid-century paraphernalia, blog included.

UX Magazine: A second look

31/01/2006 @ 17:11 UTC

Cameron Moll : UX Magazine: A second look - UX Magazine. I've recently given this site a second look (though it's been live only a short while), and I must say the layout, grid, and design are all quite well-done. Home page isn't bulletproof (e.g. text resizing), but sharp nonetheless.

Richard Rutter : Size-dependent layout - UX Magazine.

Screencasts of Ruby on Rails

31/01/2006 @ 17:11 UTC

Cameron Moll : Screencasts of Ruby on Rails - Screencasts of Ruby on Rails. Ruby in action.

Brewed Fresh Daily » My NetNewsWire -> del.icio.us applescript » Opinions, news and events ...

31/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

deusx : Brewed Fresh Daily » My NetNewsWire -> del.icio.us applescript » Opinions, news and events from Cleveland, Ohio - "Here’s what I’m using to send stuff from NNW to my del.icio.us account"

Workbench: RSS Advisory Board Goes Public

31/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

deusx : Workbench: RSS Advisory Board Goes Public - "The board is taking on eight new members." Looks like some well-established members of the blogging and RSS community joining the board. Nice.

The Questors Theatre - Acting at the Questors

31/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

philgyford : The Questors Theatre - Acting at the Questors - "The largest amateur theatre in Europe"

Academic Job Interview Questions | Ask MetaFilter

31/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

gleuschk : Academic Job Interview Questions | Ask MetaFilter - some sanity in here

Python Routes | 2006-01-30 | BitWorking

31/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

deusx : Python Routes | 2006-01-30 | BitWorking - "Routes is a Python re-implementation of the Rails routes system that allows for a two-way mapping between URLs and a dictionary."

New RSS Advisory Board Members

31/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : New RSS Advisory Board Members - Sans commentaire ! [via#

Asperger syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

31/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

deusx : Asperger syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "In very broad terms, individuals with Asperger's have normal or above average intellectual capacity, and atypical or less well developed social skills, often with emotional/social development or integration happening later than usual as a result."

Boing Boing: StarForce threatens to sue me for criticizing its products

31/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

deusx : Boing Boing: StarForce threatens to sue me for criticizing its products - How not to be a good PR guy: "If you're looking for reasons to boycott StarForce-crippled games (besides the obvious ones), you might add their use of bullying legal threats to your list."

RSS Advisory Board

31/01/2006 @ 14:09 UTC

Linkorama : RSS Advisory Board - I joined, and hope this body can be more than a collection of face men

Why Reboot?

31/01/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Why Reboot? - Why Reboot?: WhyReboot is a small (60KB) Windows application that displays a list of pending file operations that will occur after rebooting your computer. This is useful in determining why an installer has notified you that a reboot is needed.

kayodeok : Why Reboot? Why does that software installation want you to restart your computer? - WhyReboot is a small (60KB) Windows application that displays a list of pending file operations that will occur after rebooting your computer. This is useful in determining why an installer has notified you that a reboot is needed

Rod Begbie : Why Reboot? - Small Windows app that tells you what an installer is planning on doing after the seemingly-compulsory reboot. [via#

joshua : why reboot? - shows you a list of pending post reboot file changes

Nelson Minar : Why Reboot? - Windows software to display a list of what actions are pending a reboot

A List Apart: Articles: Home Page Goals

31/01/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: Home Page Goals - ...home pages are anxiety-inducing for companies. The home page is your first impression. And like the old saying goes, you only get one chance. So home pages themselves have a unique set of design goals.

A List Apart: Articles: In Search of the Holy Grail

31/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: In Search of the Holy Grail - Three columns. Many articles have been written about the grail, and several good templates exist. However, all the existing solutions involve sacrifices: proper source order, full-width footers, and lean markup are often compromised in the pursuit of this

Philippe Janvier : In Search of the Holy Grail - "...deploy the Holy Grail layout without compromising your code or your flexibility." [via#

Fantastic MetaFilter post summarizing the Space Shuttle's history

31/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Fantastic MetaFilter post summarizing the Space Shuttle's history #

MicroEmulator

31/01/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

deusx : MicroEmulator - J2ME in J2SE

Dr Dave - Blog Archive WP-keitai-mail Plugin v. 1.0

31/01/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

deusx : Dr Dave - Blog Archive WP-keitai-mail Plugin v. 1.0 - "This script might as well have been called wp-cellphone-mail, I just liked the sound of 'keitai'."

James 'Pug' Jones' Random Bits Of Code

31/01/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

deusx : James 'Pug' Jones' Random Bits Of Code - "WordPress Sprint PCS Vision Camera Phone support for wp-mail.php "

MidpSSH | SSH and Telnet client for Mobile devices (MIDP/J2ME)

31/01/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

deusx : MidpSSH | SSH and Telnet client for Mobile devices (MIDP/J2ME) - Holy crap! "MidpSSH is an SSH and Telnet client for MIDP 1.0 / 2.0 (J2ME) devices such as Java(tm)-capable cellphones and other mobile devices."

The 30 Most Spoken Languages in the World

31/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : The 30 Most Spoken Languages in the World #

Letter From the Editors: Politics Makes Strange Blogfellows

31/01/2006 @ 05:09 UTC

jimray : Letter From the Editors: Politics Makes Strange Blogfellows - Wonkette redesigns with a couple of dorky looking, but funny, dudes at the helm. Wonkette has pretty well sucked the past year, I hope it gets better now that Ana Marie has found her muse in the world of dead tree publishing.

Seattlest: Eyman Files Initiative, Washington Yawns

31/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

jimray : Seattlest: Eyman Files Initiative, Washington Yawns - Heh. I almost love the Seattlest as much as I hate that pompous frat boy Tim "Go to a fucking red state where you belong" Eyman

Kiddie Records Weekly

31/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

kaninka.net : Kiddie Records Weekly

Software Notebook: Noted computer scientist leads Microsoft's new Net unit

31/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

ricmac : Software Notebook: Noted computer scientist leads Microsoft's new Net unit

Interview with the world's laziest man

31/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Interview with the world's laziest man - Interview with the world's laziest man: "I absolutely refuse to work--have not, will not work. It's a waste of time. It's a waste of life. It's just a waste on every level, and it's the wrong way to be successful."

programming like a mathematician: closures

31/01/2006 @ 04:12 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : programming like a mathematician: closures

handwritten real-world cryptogram from Saugus murder suicide

31/01/2006 @ 04:11 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : handwritten real-world cryptogram from Saugus murder suicide

MSN Falls Farther Behind

31/01/2006 @ 04:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : MSN Falls Farther Behind - MSN Falls Farther Behind: "it is becoming clearer that, far from being a credible Google challenger, MSN isn't even in the same league." Shocker!

Have you noticed....

31/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Have you noticed.... - Have you noticed....: I have noticed many of those things...

How To Sync Yahoo PIM, iCal & Address Book?

31/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : How To Sync Yahoo PIM, iCal & Address Book? - How To Sync Yahoo PIM, iCal & Address Book?: my phone can't do any of this fancy stuff

Don't You Know That You're Toxic?

31/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

WillPate : Don't You Know That You're Toxic? - "Everyone who participated, from healthy-living folks on Salt Spring Island, B.C. to First Nations people in Northern Quebec had pollutants such as PCBs and fire-retardants in their bloodstreams."

MIDP for OS X

31/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

deusx : MIDP for OS X - "This package is a Darwin/OSX port of the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) Reference Implementation v1.0.3."

Do-It-Yourself MIDP on Mac OS X

31/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

deusx : Do-It-Yourself MIDP on Mac OS X - "Mac OS X ships with a wide assortment of free developer tools, but these don't include everything you need for J2ME development. "

AOL Is Selling Access To Your Inbox

31/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : AOL Is Selling Access To Your Inbox - AOL Is Selling Access To Your Inbox: "AOL announced that they are "phasing out" their enhanced whitelist program and forcing commercial mailers to use Goodmail if they want their mail to get through to inboxes."

Blogs vs the NYT in Google

31/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Blogs vs the NYT in Google - sounds like Winer has almost won his bet

kayodeok : Blogs versus the NY Times in Google (kottke.org) - So how did the NY Times fare against blogs? Not very well. For eight top news stories of 2005, blogs were listed in Google search results before the Times six times, the Times only twice. The in-spirit winner was traditional media by a 6-2 score over citi

jimray : Blogs versus the NY Times in Google (kottke.org) - I really hate linking to Kottke.This is a stupid bet and doesn't really prove much of anything beyond the fact that bloggers like to talk. More interesting would be when bloggers scoop or, heaven forfend, actually report on a story instead of just linkin

Rupert Murdoch's MySpace

31/01/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

jimray : Rupert Murdoch's MySpace - "There are many important benefits to fascism." Rad.

omar kilani - projects - php-js

31/01/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

jimray : omar kilani - projects - php-js - Javascript engine embedded in PHP - I'm not exactly sure how this is useful, but so be it.

iTheater RC1 is out

31/01/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : iTheater RC1 is out - Time for some tyre-kicking

jimray : iTheater - I dunno, this seems sorta redundant. It's pretty and all but seems unnecessary - and why build your own Widgets platform instead of just use Dashboard?

Yahoo! RSS Feeds

31/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Yahoo! RSS Feeds - That's a big list of RSS feeds.

Stumbling Tourist Smashes Rare China Vases

31/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Stumbling Tourist Smashes Rare China Vases - Stumbling Tourist Smashes Rare China Vases: "A visitor to a British museum tripped on his shoelace, stumbled down a stairway and fell into a display of centuries-old Chinese vases, shattering them into "very small pieces," officials said Mo

What Makes It Great? (First Draft)

31/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

kayodeok : What Makes It Great? (First Draft) - Getting every aspect of the design perfect, making a usable product, making the right tradeoffs between price and functionality, between flexibility and ease of use, between weight and battery life, etc., etc., etc., is all really important, but the most

12-yr-old drummer rocks the house

31/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : 12-yr-old drummer rocks the house - Holy... Holy... Well, I can honestly say I was nowhere near as good as this kid as a 12-year-old drummer.

exploring enron

31/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

jimray : exploring enron - Visualizing the Enron emails

Envelopments

31/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

gleuschk : Envelopments - as seen in Martha Stewart Weddings

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