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Wikipedia vs. politics

30/01/2006 @ 23:10 UTC

Nelson Minar : Wikipedia vs. politics - RFC to ban US Congress IP addresses from editing Wikipedia entries (via Digg)

50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing

30/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Philippe Janvier : 50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing - Encore quelques extensions Firefox à découvrir. [via#

Crane & Co. Stationers

30/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

gleuschk : Crane & Co. Stationers - "STD". Heh.

Crate and Barrel Sunday Morning Engagements

30/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

gleuschk : Crate and Barrel Sunday Morning Engagements - get free wine flutes and register stuff

Gump's registry

30/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

gleuschk : Gump's registry - some nice stuff here (also a lot of crap)

shock

30/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : shock - shock: "do no evil" vs. "do less evil"

Scratch the World with cars as records and pedestrians as crossfaders

30/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : Scratch the World with cars as records and pedestrians as crossfaders - Scratch the World with cars as records and pedestrians as crossfaders.

Early Retirement

30/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Early Retirement - Early Retirement: This article addresses the joys, challenges, and some practical aspects of retiring young.

Nelson Minar : PhilG: early retirement - Reports from his life

kayodeok : Early Retirement - This article addresses the joys, challenges, and some practical aspects of retiring young. The author retired in 2001, at the age of 37 (same age as Rossini when he retired)

Matthew M. Boedicker : the standard tools that rich families use to preserve their wealth down through the centuries

jkottke : Phil Greenspun on retiring young - Phil Greenspun on retiring young. "Retirement forces you to stop thinking that it is your job that holds you back. For most people the depressing truth is that they aren't that organized, disciplined, or motivated."

philgyford : Early Retirement - By Philip Greenspun. One can dream. Two general tips: don't read news/email in the morning or your brain will fill and you'll get no work done; and spend more time with other people to increase happiness -- computer programming is bad. (via Kottke)

Microsoft Live labs manifesto

30/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

jimray : Microsoft Live labs manifesto - "The Internet operates in a manner fundamentally unlike anything that has ever preceded it" BWA HA! Oh man, that's rich.

Flops, flips, and matrix factorizations

30/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

gleuschk : Flops, flips, and matrix factorizations - talk by David R. Morrison. Wish I could figure out an efficient way to print this out

Google logo redesigned by Students for Free Tibet

30/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google logo redesigned by Students for Free Tibet - Google logo redesigned by Students for Free Tibet: heh

Dell in Discreet Partnership with Google?

30/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Dell in Discreet Partnership with Google? - Dell in Discreet Partnership with Google?: Do you consider $1 billion over 3 years "discrete"?

Matt calculates the cost of a la carte television, i.e. ordering TV shows from iTunes

30/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Matt calculates the cost of a la carte television, i.e. ordering TV shows from iTunes - Matt calculates the cost of a la carte television, i.e. ordering TV shows from iTunes. His yearly cable bill is $648 but the cost of watching all hs favorite shows from iTunes would be $800. I bet the networks love this math, especially since it cuts the

Andy Baio : The Cost of A La Carte Television - how much would it cost to replace cable TV with iTunes downloads?

Microsoft Would Put Poor Online by Cellphone

30/01/2006 @ 21:10 UTC

Linkorama : Microsoft Would Put Poor Online by Cellphone - sustainable software politics

Parrot was supposed to have a fully layered, asynchronous IO system, with completion callbacks an...

30/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

kellan : Parrot was supposed to have a fully layered, asynchronous IO system, with completion callbacks and layers, - Pity, that. Would've been cool #

RecentChangesCamp 2006 ... "Building communities worth having!"

30/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

kellan : RecentChangesCamp 2006 ... "Building communities worth having!" - Love the slogan #

MP3Gain

30/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : MP3Gain - App to apply ReplayGain volume normalization to MP3s by tweaking the audio data, so the normalized files can be played back on any player (such as yer iPod), not just those that understand the tagging format. #

BBC: Iraqis 'confirm' bird flu death

30/01/2006 @ 19:11 UTC

kellan : BBC: Iraqis 'confirm' bird flu death - This is the route that H5N1 is going to take to enter the US #

The World of TaB soda

30/01/2006 @ 19:11 UTC

Nelson Minar : The World of TaB soda - Every product has a fan website

Some of the onscreen special effects on Doctor Who were generated by a home computer called the B...

30/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Some of the onscreen special effects on Doctor Who were generated by a home computer called the BBC Micro - Some of the onscreen special effects on Doctor Who were generated by a home computer called the BBC Micro. "A brief sequence during this program actually showed the BBC Basic and assembler code used to create the console display"

deusx : Chaucery Blog: Doctor Who's very special effects - "Did the BBC use a cheap home computer from 1981 to simulate the advanced computing power of hundreds, even thousands of years into the future?"

High Priority

30/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Richard Rutter : High Priority - Add todo items to iCal from the menu bar. [via Stopdesign]

plasticbag : High Priority toolbar widget for OSX handles to-do items... - Haven't had much of a play with it so far, but I like the idea and I've paid the $6 to use it directly. I may actually need to start using to do lists more often...

philgyford : 3000 miles from home | aram kudurshian's web site | high priority - Mac OS X toolbar to-do list manager. For me to remember if I start using iCal's to do list. (via plasticbag.org)

joshua : high priority - manage ical todo lists from a menu

Dyadin the Game

30/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

deusx : Dyadin the Game - I haven't played this yet, but the concept reminds me just a tad of Zelda: Four Swords with the GameCube / GBA integration and multiple planes of cooperative play

How Much Do Search Engines Make From Adware/Spyware?

30/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : How Much Do Search Engines Make From Adware/Spyware? - How Much Do Search Engines Make From Adware/Spyware?: "Google and Yahoo make about $2.2 million per month, or $26 million per year, through this spyware-pushing advertising. That may not be big money to them, but to my eye it’s a lot."

Well, Garrison Keillor sure didn't like Bernard-Henri Levy's American Vertigo much

30/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : Well, Garrison Keillor sure didn't like Bernard-Henri Levy's American Vertigo much - Well, Garrison Keillor sure didn't like Bernard-Henri Levy's American Vertigo much. I'm about halfway through...review soon (hopefully).

Why do journalists drink so much Tab?

30/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : Why do journalists drink so much Tab? - Why do journalists drink so much Tab? Futhermore, if, as conservatives would like us to believe, the political and cultural tempo of the country is being dictated by the pulse of the liberal media and they all guzzle fantastic amounts of Tab, why is Tab n

Scott Nelson produces a "tribute brand" called MIKE that's an homage to Michael Jordan, Nike bran...

30/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Scott Nelson produces a "tribute brand" called MIKE that's an homage to Michael Jordan, Nike branding, and shoes - Scott Nelson produces a "tribute brand" called MIKE that's an homage to Michael Jordan, Nike branding, and shoes. After looking at his products (photos and interviews here and here), I'm amazed Nike hasn't sued him back to the Stone Age. Nelson's site is

The Joy of Tech #781

30/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

deusx : The Joy of Tech #781 - "Hey Bob, did you realize you're sharing your iPhoto library?"

The Pixar model of making creative products

30/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : The Pixar model of making creative products - The Pixar model of making creative products: "We've made the leap from an idea-centered business to a people-centered business. Instead of developing ideas, we develop people. Instead of investing in ideas, we invest in people. We're trying to create a cu

Judith lost her camera (and most of her pictures) on her trip to Hawaii, so she's using other peo...

30/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

jkottke : Judith lost her camera (and most of her pictures) on her trip to Hawaii, so she's using other people's photos from Flickr to produce a trip journal - Judith lost her camera (and most of her pictures) on her trip to Hawaii, so she's using other people's photos from Flickr to produce a trip journal.

kafsemo.org: 2006-01-23: Larry Sanders and Dr. Katz (SPARQL and Mivvi)

30/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : kafsemo.org: 2006-01-23: Larry Sanders and Dr. Katz (SPARQL and Mivvi) - Use RDF and Sparql to find which actors were in what episodes of each of two shows.

ABC News' Bob Woodruff and Cameraman Seriously Injured in Iraq

30/01/2006 @ 12:09 UTC

Jason Shellen : ABC News' Bob Woodruff and Cameraman Seriously Injured in Iraq - I saw Woodruff at Google in Mountain View last week. He sure gets around quick, best wishes on a speedy recovery. #

Mousebot Revisited

30/01/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Mousebot Revisited - Evidemment, il faut avoir aussi un peu le goût du bricolage. [via#

johnoxton.co.uk: Scalable logos

30/01/2006 @ 11:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : johnoxton.co.uk: Scalable logos - This is one of those “Gah! Why I didn’t I think of that?!!” moments. Great technique for logos that scale with the text size.

Cameron Moll : Scalable logos with Flash - Scalable logos with Flash. Hicks said it best: "Why didn't I think of that?"

Quotations for Learning and Programming

30/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Quotations for Learning and Programming - A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools

Firefox Extension: Mouseless Browsing

30/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Firefox Extension: Mouseless Browsing - The basic principle is to add small boxes with unique ids behind every link and/or form element. You just have to type in the id and press enter (there is also an automatice mode available) to trigger the appropriate action i.e. following a link, pressing

Hack Attack: Mouse-less Firefox

30/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Hack Attack: Mouse-less Firefox - Learning to use Firefox keyboard shortcuts to reduce your trips to the mouse can lead to a much more fulfilling web browsing experience, especially at those times that your mouse just isn’t doing the trick

The future of HTML, Part 2: XHTML 2.0

30/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : The future of HTML, Part 2: XHTML 2.0 - In this article, I'll examine the work of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in creating the next-generation version of their XHTML specification, and also their response to the demand for "rich client" behavior exemplified by Ajax applications

MP3: Kevin Long covers Fiona Apple's "I Know"

30/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Andy Baio : MP3: Kevin Long covers Fiona Apple's "I Know" - pure serendipity; from Hype Machine's most popular to this MP3 blog to his MySpace

Bukowski - Che Guevara

30/01/2006 @ 07:10 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Bukowski - Che Guevara

Netflix RSS feeds

30/01/2006 @ 07:10 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Netflix RSS feeds

Python Cheese Shop : pickleshare 0.2

30/01/2006 @ 07:09 UTC

deusx : Python Cheese Shop : pickleshare 0.2 - "PickleShare - a small 'shelve' like datastore with concurrency support"

LM PM-225 device profile in RDF

30/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

deusx : LM PM-225 device profile in RDF - Just got a new cell phone. It's not a powerhouse, but it's a lot more than I had. I do wish it wasn't MIDP 1.0, though

WiGLE, making maps of wireless networks

30/01/2006 @ 04:10 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : WiGLE, making maps of wireless networks

Best and Worst Abdominal Exercises

30/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jimray : Best and Worst Abdominal Exercises

Simple Guide To Getting Six-Pack Abs

30/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jimray : Simple Guide To Getting Six-Pack Abs

firedoglake: 01/22/2006 - 01/28/2006

30/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

deusx : firedoglake: 01/22/2006 - 01/28/2006 - "Dear Ann Coulter: STFU."

Burning visible images onto CD-Rs with data

30/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Burning visible images onto CD-Rs with data - An attempt at tweaking what you write to a CD so you leave artwork on the disc -- Kind of like those Aphex Twin tracks where his face shows up in the spectrum analyzer. Very clever. [via#

deusx : Burning visible images onto CD-Rs with data (beta) - "By carefully choosing the right 1s and 0s to burn to a CD, it is possible to burn visible images on normal CD-Rs." I always figured this was possible, but never bothered to explore it.

Zone 5300: Film Festival Rotterdam 2006

30/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Zone 5300: Film Festival Rotterdam 2006

Chewbacca blog

30/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Chewbacca blog - Great images (via Digg)

Hamachi: P2P VPN

30/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Hamachi: P2P VPN - Tunnels a network via UDP, can mediate NAT on both ends

deusx : Hamachi : Stay Connected - "With Hamachi you can organize two or more computers with an Internet connection into their own virtual network for direct secure communication. "

TextPattern on SubDomain

30/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

jimray : TextPattern on SubDomain - This is the set of .htaccess rewrite rules that allows for textpattern on a subdomain without hosing the rest of your domain in the process

Good old earth vs. Google Earth

30/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Good old earth vs. Google Earth - Camtacular :) [via#

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