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Nokia 770 hacking

2/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

joshua : Nokia 770 hacking - various packages

Maemo/Nokia 770 software

2/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

joshua : Maemo/Nokia 770 software

Noise Pop 2005 - Schedule

2/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

veen : Noise Pop 2005 - Schedule - Feb 22 - 27

Horse sex story was online hit

2/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Horse sex story was online hit - because of web traffic, arguably the most popular story in the Seattle Times' 109-year history  [via]

Windows WMF vulnerability hotfix

2/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Windows WMF vulnerability hotfix - possibly the worst Windows hole ever, affects all versions, and spreading fast; install this now, as even viewing an image can infect you

Rod Begbie : Hex blog: Windows WMF Metafile Vulnerability HotFix - INSTALL THIS! INSTALL THIS! INSTALL THIS! If you're running Windows? INSTALL THIS! [via#

Teaching Social Software with Social Software: A report

2/01/2006 @ 21:10 UTC

Linkorama : Teaching Social Software with Social Software: A report - This post discusses some of the lessons learned during a graduate course I taught at Teachers College, Columbia University. Social Software Affordances was offered during the Fall of 2005, and 13 graduate students from the Communication, Computing and Tec

Arroyo FlipFlop

2/01/2006 @ 21:10 UTC

Linkorama : Arroyo FlipFlop - This is the worst idea for a VC firm I can think of, and validation of the flipflop bubble

Will Price

2/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Linkorama : Will Price - Another VC blogger, from HumWin

Don't be an Open Source Ostrich

2/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Linkorama : Don't be an Open Source Ostrich - Dennis Kennedy essay

Typology of Social Networks

2/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Linkorama : Typology of Social Networks - From the machine, organization and meme points of view

jkottke : Toward a typological view of social networks - Toward a typological view of social networks.

Misto Restaurant, Toronto Canada

2/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

gleuschk : Misto Restaurant, Toronto Canada - Yoshi and Andre

BatteryMINDer 12V 15W Solar Charger

2/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : BatteryMINDer 12V 15W Solar Charger - BatteryMINDer 12V 15W Solar Charger: a charger that could mount in/on my glider trailer

Spying on Digg

2/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Linkorama : Spying on Digg - Now Digg has unveiled some radical improvements to Digg Spy, a page that shows a scrolling list of the stories people are digging (and dissing) in real time. When you go to Digg Spy, you are essentially watching democracy in action.

Wienberger on Wikipedia

2/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Linkorama : Wienberger on Wikipedia - The media were implicitly contrasting Wikipedia's credibility to their own. Ironically, the some of the media got the story fundamentally wrong, in tone and sometimes in substance.

plasticbag : Weinberger writes a really interesting and solid piece on why (and how) the Media gets Wikipedia wrong so often... - "Jimmy has been all over the news telling people that Wikipedia is not yet as reliable as the Britannica, that students shouldn't cite it, that you should take every article with a grain of salt."

Javascript pen recognition

2/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Javascript pen recognition - "...a demonstration of a Graffiti-style block recognizer in javascript." [via#

Slashdot | The Fortune 500's Blogging

2/01/2006 @ 19:12 UTC

Linkorama : Slashdot | The Fortune 500's Blogging - Server held up

Xbox 360 hack

2/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Xbox 360 hack - Group figures out how to make a custom boot disc

Top 20 indie games

2/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Top 20 indie games - Jay is Games has a unique take on non-traditional games, great list of stuff here

Rael quits Blosxom

2/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Rael quits Blosxom - Switches blog to Typo. Why do I feel a chill?

Lens

2/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

kayodeok : Lens - Modern camera bodies work very well. The limiting factor in the quality of your image will almost always be the lens. If you want to achieve a good result, you must have the correct lens for the job and it must be a high quality example of that kind of le

Macro Photography

2/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

kayodeok : Macro Photography - "how to take close-up pictures of small things"

Studio Photography

2/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

kayodeok : Studio Photography - If you are a tremendously creative person who knows how to use studio equipment, you'll get wonderful results. If you are uncreative, you'll have very flat and boring results. If anything is wrong with the lighting balance or exposure, you'll have nobody

Tripods and Tripod Heads

2/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

kayodeok : Tripods and Tripod Heads - You can judge how good a bunch of photographers are by what they are talking about ... The best photographers, [], talk tripods, tripod heads, and quick releases.

Light

2/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

kayodeok : Light - Remember what I said above: "Our eyes rely on shadows to recognize shapes." There are no useful shadow cues if all the light comes from the same angle as the lens. You can't establish a mood with on-camera flash. You can't emphasize a feature with on-came

VintageComputing.com | Vintage Computing and Gaming - Blog Archive Performing a Permanent Famico...

2/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

deusx : VintageComputing.com | Vintage Computing and Gaming - Blog Archive Performing a Permanent Famicom to NES Game Conversion - "one could use such a board and an empty NES cartridge case to build a permanently-converted Famicom game for play on a regular American NES."

The Blog | Steve Martin: Leap Second Lovers Are Traitors Says Bill O'Reilly | The Huffington Post

2/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

deusx : The Blog | Steve Martin: Leap Second Lovers Are Traitors Says Bill O'Reilly | The Huffington Post - "A leap second is a denial of everything American, of everything good, of everything moral."

The All New Ewan’s Musings » Tardis Crash - A Doctor Who Middle Eight Mash-Up

2/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

deusx : The All New Ewan’s Musings » Tardis Crash - A Doctor Who Middle Eight Mash-Up - "I took some time to grab elements from the original 1963 Delia Derbyshire arrangement to highlight parts of the melody and tune, bring in more Tardis and ethereal noise, and generally act as a boost for the new Murray Gold arrangement."

Stop the Presses! How Pay-Per-Click Is Killing the Traditional Publishing Industry

2/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

kayodeok : Stop the Presses! How Pay-Per-Click Is Killing the Traditional Publishing Industry - Ad agencies and publications alike knew that many -- even most -- advertising dollars were simply wasted, but it wasn't in their interest to admit that, so they didn't ... Contrast this to pay-per-click, which is brutally honest, where every successful ad

Internet Storm Center on WMF Vulnerability: Trustworthy Computing

2/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

kayodeok : Internet Storm Center on WMF Vulnerability: Trustworthy Computing - This is a bad situation that will only get worse. The very best response that our collective wisdom can create is contained in this advice - unregister shimgvw.dll and use the unofficial patch. You need to trust us.

FuzzyBlog - Understanding Just Why Podcasting Will be Huge

2/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : FuzzyBlog - Understanding Just Why Podcasting Will be Huge - "you can't easily pay for enough music to fill a 30 gig iPod much less a 60 gig iPod. So somethings gotta go there and itll likely be Podcasts."

DOM Scripting: Hijax

2/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : DOM Scripting: Hijax - "If you're serious about using Ajax in a way that degrades gracefully, think Hijax."

Tough Love

2/01/2006 @ 13:08 UTC

kayodeok : Tough Love - H.R. 4569, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on December 16th, is intended to protect the intellectual property rights of movie studios by MAKING ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION ILLEGAL

Leave Coldplay a Voicemail

2/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Linkorama : Leave Coldplay a Voicemail - "You're so gay you listen to Coldplay" -- 40 year old virgin

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

2/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Linkorama : The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint - PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.

kayodeok : The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint - I am trying to evangelize the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points

Muslim Scholars Were Paid to Aid U.S. Propaganda - New York Times

2/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

jimray : Muslim Scholars Were Paid to Aid U.S. Propaganda - New York Times

WMF Vulnerability Checker

2/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

kayodeok : WMF Vulnerability Checker - However, there is no safe way to tell if your system is vulnerable. Here is a small utility to address this problem. You can download it from the following link

WMF vulnerability: It's not a bug, it's a feature

2/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

kayodeok : WMF vulnerability: It's not a bug, it's a feature - Turns out this is not really a bug, it's just bad design. Design from another era

Rod Begbie : F-Secure : News from the Lab - It's not a bug, it's a feature - The currently-circulating Windows WMF exploit "probably affects more computers than any other security vulnerability, ever." Every PC running any version of Windows since 1990 -- even if fully patched -- is vulnerable! #

deusx : F-Secure : News from the Lab - January of 2006 - ""The WMF vulnerability" probably affects more computers than any other security vulnerability, ever."

Nelson Minar : WMF hole intentional - An image format designed to run arbitrary code. (via Hot Links)

Geeking with Greg: Two years of Findory

2/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

ricmac : Geeking with Greg: Two years of Findory

Cell Phone Jammer Review

2/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Cell Phone Jammer Review - Cell Phone Jammer Review: I would love me one of those!

Sysinternals Freeware - Handle

2/01/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Sysinternals Freeware - Handle - Sysinternals Freeware - Handle: Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out.

kill a Windows process from the command line with taskkill

2/01/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : kill a Windows process from the command line with taskkill - kill a Windows process from the command line with taskkill: why didn't they just call it "kill" so I wouldn't have to run a fucking web search to find it?

deusx : Tech-Recipes.com - XP: kill a Windows process from the command line with taskkill - "This recipe describes several uses of taskkill to terminate Windows processes."

A Call Center that Worked: Washington Mutual

2/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : A Call Center that Worked: Washington Mutual - A Call Center that Worked: Washington Mutual: I'm the third "Jeremy" to write about customer support today...but my story is different.

'Old School' Actor Cranshaw Dies at 86

2/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : 'Old School' Actor Cranshaw Dies at 86 - 'Old School' Actor Cranshaw Dies at 86: Patrick Cranshaw, who achieved cult-like status as fraternity brother "Blue" in the 2003 comedy "Old School," has died. He was 86.

Eve Online technology

2/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Eve Online technology - They use Stackless Python!

I Represent Me

2/01/2006 @ 02:10 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : I Represent Me - I Represent Me: "corporations are increasingly only a figment of law that will eventually become less relevant as individuals decide to work on loosely joined, distributed, collaborative projects. Give it 20 years, you'll see."

Debian -- Network install from a minimal CD

2/01/2006 @ 02:10 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Debian -- Network install from a minimal CD - Debian -- Network install from a minimal CD: the latest netinst cds rock... you can configure software RAID from the start

Industry Feeling Presence of the 800-Pound Google

2/01/2006 @ 02:10 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Industry Feeling Presence of the 800-Pound Google - Industry Feeling Presence of the 800-Pound Google: "Former ABC executive Lloyd Braun, who was hired by Yahoo more than a year ago to oversee the Internet leader's foray into original programming on the Web, will exit after clashing repeatedly wit

the FreeRadical

2/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : the FreeRadical - the FreeRadical: The FreeRadical Hitchless Trailer attachment for your bicycle that deftly shifts your rear wheel back 15 inches. In doing so, it seemlessly adds a "trunk and a backseat" to your two-wheeler. With its built-in loading features, y

You Never Forget Your First Web Server (by Jeremy Zawodny)

2/01/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

kayodeok : You Never Forget Your First Web Server (by Jeremy Zawodny) - You Never Forget Your First Web Server

deusx : You Never Forget Your First Web Server (by Jeremy Zawodny) - "Back in college, I managed to convince one of the staff to give my personal computer a static IP address so that I could run a web server."

Tens Tips for writing a blog post: Blog Tips at ProBlogger

2/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

kayodeok : Tens Tips for writing a blog post: Blog Tips at ProBlogger - Tip 3: Write Less: Give the maximum amount of information with the least amount of words. Time is finite and people are infinately busy. Blast your knowledge into the reader at the speed of sound

Introduction - In search of the One True Layout

2/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

kayodeok : Introduction - In search of the One True Layout - In search of the One True Layout

Ten reasons to learn and use web standards

2/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

kayodeok : Ten reasons to learn and use web standards - If you're a web developer or designer new to the concept of web standards and are undecided on whether you should spend the time to learn all about them or not, here are some of the most important reasons for doing so

Basic webstandards Workshop

2/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

kayodeok : Basic webstandards Workshop

Designing With Web Standards

2/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

kayodeok : Designing With Web Standards

Beginner's Guide to SEO

2/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

kayodeok : Beginner's Guide to SEO - This article is offered as a resource to help individuals, organizations and companies inexperienced with search engine optimization learn the basics of how the service and process operates

People Who Died 2005

2/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Steve Cook : People Who Died 2005 - The Baltimore City Paper profiles YA SF writer Andre Norton, the inventor of Valium, the James Brown backup singer behind the "It Takes Two" beat, and other less worldshaking people who died last year.

Shared Canvas and Chat

2/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Shared Canvas and Chat - Collaborative drawing. [via#

Date and Time Google Homepage Module

2/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Date and Time Google Homepage Module - Un module de calendrier et d'horloge plus compact pour ma Homepage Google. [via#

BlogBillboard.com

2/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : BlogBillboard.com - BlogBillboard.com: a ripoff of the million dollar home page, aimed at bloggers

Going Back Downstairs

2/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Going Back Downstairs - Going Back Downstairs: "I tried living in the Mac world for the past year (I got my mini last January) but I just can’t deal with not being able to be on the bleeding edge anymore."

Rowdy air passenger cast away on remote Atlantic isle

2/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Rowdy air passenger cast away on remote Atlantic isle - Rowdy air passenger cast away on remote Atlantic isle: "A drunken passenger on a holiday flight from England to Spain was dropped at a tiny island off the African coast after he swore at the cabin crew, a newspaper reported on Friday." Kick Ass!

HowToUseSubdomainsAsAccountKeys in Ruby on Rails

2/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jimray : HowToUseSubdomainsAsAccountKeys in Ruby on Rails

Why It's Impossible to Build a New Blog in 2006

2/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Why It's Impossible to Build a New Blog in 2006 - Why It's Impossible to Build a New Blog in 2006: "Unfortunately, like the real world, sometimes the blogosphere is about who you know as much as what you know."

Mr Morgan cut all his hair off!

2/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

plasticbag : Mr Morgan cut all his hair off! - This is almost certainly of limited interest to those of you who don't know early UK weblogger and notable grumpy bugger Mo Morgan. But for those who do know him, woyzer!

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