Joe Woodward profiles David Foster Wallace

5/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : Joe Woodward profiles David Foster Wallace - Joe Woodward profiles David Foster Wallace for Poets & Writers magazine.

Blake Biser Brookshire´s Blog

5/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

jimray : Blake Biser Brookshire´s Blog - My friends Blake and Tim are hanging out in Chile for a few weeks

Stablized version of the Zapruder film of the Kennedy Assassination

5/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Stablized version of the Zapruder film of the Kennedy Assassination - Stablized version of the Zapruder film of the Kennedy Assassination (mirror). Stabilized means the camera movement has been digitally edited out...the video is super-clear now.

everyone's a scientist

5/01/2006 @ 21:12 UTC

joshua : everyone's a scientist - a bunch of good kook links

Best Fark photoshops

5/01/2006 @ 21:11 UTC

Nelson Minar : Best Fark photoshops - Funny even without context (via Waxy)

IGN top 10 games

5/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : IGN top 10 games - More eclectic than the usual lists

The Mile Wall, trying for the world's longest web page

5/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : The Mile Wall, trying for the world's longest web page - The Mile Wall is an interesting variation on the Million Dollar Homepage...you buy space (by the inch) on a web page that will horizontally stretch a mile. Right now, the page is 1.7 feet wide...lots of good real estate available.

A small collection of animated GIF mashups

5/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : A small collection of animated GIF mashups - A small collection of animated GIF mashups (which are created by using DHTML to layer a bunch of animated GIF over each other).

Crisis Corp Blogging

5/01/2006 @ 20:11 UTC

Linkorama : Crisis Corp Blogging - Do Companies Start Blogging Only When They're in Trouble?

Update on Mashup Camp

5/01/2006 @ 20:11 UTC

Linkorama : Update on Mashup Camp - So, the target window for Mashup Camp is mid-to-late Feburary and it will probably be an evening-day-evening event (a gathering the night before, then a full day, and then, hopefully, closing cermonies at a brewpub or something like that).

Intranet Trends to Watch for in 2006

5/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Linkorama : Intranet Trends to Watch for in 2006 - Blogs come and go, but RSS remains; Wikis gain prominence and get integrated

Screens and new features from the latest Vista beta

5/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

jimray : Screens and new features from the latest Vista beta - My God, I think it's actually uglier than the previous beta. And the Expose ripoff is classicly clunky and overwrought.

Guardian Unlimited | Behind the magic curtain

5/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Guardian Unlimited | Behind the magic curtain - A former Apple employee gives some insight into the lead-up to a Steve Jobs keynote. [via#

plasticbag : Behind the magic curtain - how Steve Jobs prepares for the Apple keynotes... - Mike Evangelist reveals how the keynotes work. What's really interesting for me here is how much of this stuff is organised around demanding top-down management. God knows what it's like to work with Jobs...

jimray : Behind the magic curtain - An insider look behind the Apple keynotes

UBC Librarian Calls on Google to Develop Medicine Search Engine

5/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

WillPate : UBC Librarian Calls on Google to Develop Medicine Search Engine - "A biomedical librarian at UBC is calling on Google to develop a search engine devoted to medical research and share it with doctors around the world." Great idea.

Bounty County

5/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Bounty County - blog listing cash bounties for open-source projects

WillPate : Bounty County - Coding bounties for free and open source software projects. - Bounty County is a listing of coding bounties offered by free and open-source software projects.

A collection of pre-Katrina obituaries from New Orleans of people with distinctive nicknames

5/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : A collection of pre-Katrina obituaries from New Orleans of people with distinctive nicknames - A collection of pre-Katrina obituaries from New Orleans of people with distinctive nicknames. "New Orleans in the pre-Katrina world was full of characters that you'd sooner expect to read about in a Flannery O'conner short story than meet in real life. "

Neat information design on the menu for Alinea

5/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Neat information design on the menu for Alinea - Neat information design on the menu for Alinea. The size, positions, and darkness of the circles on the menu represent the sweetness/tartness, size, and flavor intensity of each course.

MySpace is essentially a huge marketing demographic database?

5/01/2006 @ 18:15 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : MySpace is essentially a huge marketing demographic database?

Phidgets Inc.

5/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Phidgets Inc. - Phidgets Inc.: Unique and Easy to Use USB Interfaces

Shoreline Flying Club

5/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Shoreline Flying Club - Shoreline Flying Club: a fairly new flying club based out of Palo Alto airport. They've got low fees and no monthly dues.

Read/WriteWeb: Web 2.0 is dead. R.I.P.

5/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Read/WriteWeb: Web 2.0 is dead. R.I.P. - The term 'Web 2.0' is distracting from the real value going on in the Web right now.

The positive side effect of big text: less text - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)

5/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : The positive side effect of big text: less text - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals) - The bigger the text the less you write and nearly every corporate website could use less words

Looks like Sony has finally made a version of the Libre (an electronic ink portable media reader)...

5/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Looks like Sony has finally made a version of the Libre (an electronic ink portable media reader) for the US market - Looks like Sony has finally made a version of the Libre (an electronic ink portable media reader) for the US market. It says that "Random House, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin-Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Time Warner Book Group are all on board wit [via]

Satugo is a fun little camera that you can throw in the air or bounce to get some unusual photos

5/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Satugo is a fun little camera that you can throw in the air or bounce to get some unusual photos - Satugo is a fun little camera that you can throw in the air or bounce to get some unusual photos. Love the pull-string for the quick but steady shots.

jimray : :::: Satugo the worlds first Bouncing ball camera :::: - "Imagine combining your love for bouncing balls and your obsession for taking pictures into one"

deusx : :::: Satugo the worlds first Bouncing ball camera :::: - ""

New Lego Mindstorm products works with Macs, has sensors and Bluetooth stuff...

5/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

plasticbag : New Lego Mindstorm products works with Macs, has sensors and Bluetooth stuff... - Co-worker Simon Willison is dribbling over this as I type. Cal - if he hasn't seen it already - will die immediately if he doesn't get his hands on it. Webb will scratch at his skin to get a set...

RSS feeds I’d love to find � cre8d design blog

5/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

ricmac : RSS feeds I’d love to find � cre8d design blog

Jifty - HomePage

5/01/2006 @ 12:09 UTC

Paul Hammond : Jifty - HomePage - Jifty is a way to build web applications.

joshua : Jifty - ya rails in perl attempt

jimray : Jifty - Perl on Rails

Changes in version 4.0 [Universal Feed Parser]

5/01/2006 @ 12:09 UTC

Paul Hammond : Changes in version 4.0 [Universal Feed Parser] - Support for Atom 1.0.

PeterCooper.co.uk: Lagom

5/01/2006 @ 12:09 UTC

Paul Hammond : PeterCooper.co.uk: Lagom - The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as "enough, sufficient, adequate, just right." Lagom is also widely translated as "in moderation," "in balance," "optimal," "reasonable," and "average."

DOM Scripting: Hijax

5/01/2006 @ 12:09 UTC

Paul Hammond : DOM Scripting: Hijax - Plan for Ajax from the start. Implement Ajax at the end.

retrievr - search by sketch

5/01/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : retrievr - search by sketch - retrievr is an experimental service which lets you search and explore in a selection of Flickr images by drawing a rough sketch.

HOWTO: Be more productive (Aaron Swartz: The Weblog)

5/01/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : HOWTO: Be more productive (Aaron Swartz: The Weblog) - Time has various levels of quality

Jeremy Zawodny : Be more productive - Be more productive: common sense that isn't

ongoing · Drop the

5/01/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : ongoing · Drop the <!DOCTYPE> - not only unnecessary but actively harmful

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Inside Office 12, Part 1

5/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

kayodeok : Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: Inside Office 12, Part 1 - Inside Office 12, Part 1

jonathangarrett: I BET THERE'S RICH FOLKS SMOKING BIG CIGARS

5/01/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

merlinmann : jonathangarrett: I BET THERE'S RICH FOLKS SMOKING BIG CIGARS - Jonathan reviews the purchase of The Man in Black's 13k sq.ft. home in the context of SF's inflated real estate market. Mind blowing.

Blogging Doubled Stormhoek Wines Sales in Less Than One Year

5/01/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

WillPate : Blogging Doubled Stormhoek Wines Sales in Less Than One Year - "What happened is that by interfacing with the blogosphere, it fundementally changed how Stormhoek looked at treating their primary customers (the supermarket chains) and the end-users (the supermarkets' customers)."

BREAKING NEWS! Microsoft's OFFICIAL SECURITY UPDATE leaked onto the Internet early (and it works ...

5/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : BREAKING NEWS! Microsoft's OFFICIAL SECURITY UPDATE leaked onto the Internet early (and it works great!) - The updated GDI32.DLL file contained in this patch, was built in the evening of December 28th, LAST WEDNESDAY. It is clear that Microsoft jumped on this problem - and had it resolved - almost immediately. But the nature of the installed base of Windows sy

Men Are From Google Women Are From Yahoo

5/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : Men Are From Google Women Are From Yahoo - Women view the Internet as a place to extend, support, and nurture relationships and communities. Men tend to see it as an office, a library, or a playground - screw the community, this is about function not family

when digging a ditch, go for the pickaxe

5/01/2006 @ 08:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : when digging a ditch, go for the pickaxe

Sidekick has bird sighting reports?

5/01/2006 @ 08:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Sidekick has bird sighting reports?

Vikings may have filed their teeth

5/01/2006 @ 08:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Vikings may have filed their teeth

Fark's best Photoshops of 2005

5/01/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Fark's best Photoshops of 2005 - some of these are brilliant, like The Temptation of Jedi and I Want to Make Believe

NSW Photography Rights

5/01/2006 @ 03:10 UTC

Charles Miller : NSW Photography Rights - Now that I'm taking a lot of photos in public places, I should probably carry around a hard-copy of this PDF that explains what my rights are.

After a whale dies, it falls to the bottom of the ocean and creates a crazy ecosystem.

5/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

erikbenson : After a whale dies, it falls to the bottom of the ocean and creates a crazy ecosystem. - That ecosystem sustains many species of worms and other creatures that survive solely off of dead whales, hopping from one carcass to the next for millions of years. So strange!

Learn about whale falls.

5/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

erikbenson : Learn about whale falls. - They are so awesome!

Internet Stocks 2005 Price Performance

5/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Internet Stocks 2005 Price Performance - Internet Stocks 2005 Price Performance: a very useful representation of 2005 stock gains and losses

U.S. nabs man with 'suicide bomber' written in journal

5/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : U.S. nabs man with 'suicide bomber' written in journal - U.S. nabs man with 'suicide bomber' written in journal: An airline passenger with the words "suicide bomber" written in his journal was arrested when his plane arrived in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, but the words appeared to refe

The Patent Epidemic from Business Week

5/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

plasticbag : The Patent Epidemic from Business Week - One of the weirdest things I've had to get my head around over the last couple of months is the US patent culture. There's no patents for software in Europe yet, so it's been a total culture shock...

Slate's astonishingly weird piece on Germany and 'Dinner for One'

5/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

plasticbag : Slate's astonishingly weird piece on Germany and 'Dinner for One' - 'British TV executives see it as fit only for foreigners, or they would rush to broadcast it themselves. Why Germany finds it so funny and the British don't is, according to Der Spiegel's Sebastian Knauer, "one of the last unsolved questions of European i

Dan Hill on "New Musical Experiences"

5/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

plasticbag : Dan Hill on "New Musical Experiences" - Dear God, I only wish I had the time to read this all the way through. It really looks like an abridged version of a book than a weblog post. Probably a book I'd like to read. About design? Wow. Sigh. Whatever happened to our attention spans...

Letterman rips O'Reilly a new one

5/01/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

Jason Shellen : Letterman rips O'Reilly a new one - A spectacular site to behold - a Winter Solstice Festival miracle! #

Amazon Album Art Widget

5/01/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : Amazon Album Art Widget - At last! A widget I want to use! While there are apps that automate this sort of thing, I prefer the manual-but-easy approach like this.

@media 2006

5/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : @media 2006 - Back for another year, in London on the 15-16th of June.

Isofarro : @media 2006 - Two tracks, interesting sessions, excellent list of speakers. (Wot, not Joe Clark??) Lots of Dom Scripting speakers. Looks to be another top-notch event.

Richard Rutter : media 2006 - media is back! Registrations are open..

Paul Hammond : @media 2006 - The @media conference returns to London this June, bigger and better than before

Jon Hicks : @media 2006 - Its on the way! See you in June!

Running a Service in China

5/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Running a Service in China - An MSN Spaces employee responds.

OK, $90 billion and Ballmer does the monkey-boy dance at Yahoo HQ -- but that's my final offer

5/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : OK, $90 billion and Ballmer does the monkey-boy dance at Yahoo HQ -- but that's my final offer - OK, $90 billion and Ballmer does the monkey-boy dance at Yahoo HQ -- but that's my final offer: I would stick around long enough to witness that--then I'd quit.

Current favourite character in all drama: Titus Pullo

5/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

plasticbag : Current favourite character in all drama: Titus Pullo - Probably just toppling Doctor Jack from that Lost TV series. I believe the term is something like 'silver fox' or something. Dodgy tough old boots grey-headed soft-hearted tough old grumpy bastards. Cough.

Pete Ashdown Campaign Collaboration Wiki

5/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Linkorama : Pete Ashdown Campaign Collaboration Wiki - Will a wiki help this candidate defeat Orrin Hatch in the US Senate?

developing on Sony versus Nintendo platforms

5/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : developing on Sony versus Nintendo platforms

What's -Your- Worst Memory of Playing with Yo La Tengo?

5/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Steve Cook : What's -Your- Worst Memory of Playing with Yo La Tengo? - "The floor was spinning. The students were spinning. I was in an 'I hate men' phase. I lost my Riccola. I fell asleep next to the ham." I blame James.

What's the deal with the self-referential sign...?

5/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

plasticbag : What's the deal with the self-referential sign...? - A sign that warns you about itself? That sounds like Banksy to me, but it can't be - surely? Speaking of which I saw another weird traffic cone orb in London yesterday. I wonder if it was him...

This Day in Apple History

5/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jkottke : This Day in Apple History - This Day in Apple History offers a daily story about what happened on a given day in Apple's history.

Hong's Hangul Pronunciation Conversion

5/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Hong's Hangul Pronunciation Conversion

Quick, call a Waaaahhhmbulance!

5/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jimray : Quick, call a Waaaahhhmbulance! - Chicago Reader columnist calls for reporters to go on strike, blames Craig Newmark and bloggers for all the ailes of Newspaperdom, hilarity ensues.

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