Google expanding into radio

17/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google expanding into radio - Google expanding into radio: "Why is Google pushing into radio? Why not? It's an advertising company, after all. And, radio is not dead."

Disaffected

17/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Disaffected - videogame parody of working at a Kinko's store, sounds like Root Beer Tapper

all that glitters: literature's global economy

17/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

cobra libre : all that glitters: literature's global economy - "as long as we want to believe that creative achievement is special, that a work of art is not just one more commodity seeking to aggrandize itself in the marketplace at the expense of other works of art, we need prizes so that we can complain about how s [via#

QuirksBlog: The AJAX response: XML, HTML, or JSON?

17/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : QuirksBlog: The AJAX response: XML, HTML, or JSON? - "Once you've succesfully fired an AJAX request, what sort of response should the server give?"

Source Order, Skip links and Structural labels

17/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Source Order, Skip links and Structural labels - "This paper reports on our research into the relevance and importance of page source order, skip links and structural labels for screen reader users." [via#

Paul Hammond : Web Usability - Source Order, Skip links and Structural labels - This paper proposes that when it comes to accessibility, the quality of the actual code on a web page is much more important than the ordering of the page content

Chandler looks like iCal Pro

17/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

jimray : Chandler looks like iCal Pro - Worth investigating...

SU-AAUP Salary Report

17/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

gleuschk : SU-AAUP Salary Report - economic status of the regular full-time Syracuse University faculty.

Laura Craik talks about how Brokeback Mountain is soft porn for girls

17/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : Laura Craik talks about how Brokeback Mountain is soft porn for girls - I'm kind of delighted that she feels this way, although how she got more titillation from it than I did escapes me. Maybe I got too caught up in the plot or something. Who knew women could be more shallow than gay men!?

Tim Berners-Lee is currently working for the rather awesomely named "Decentralized Information Gr...

17/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : Tim Berners-Lee is currently working for the rather awesomely named "Decentralized Information Group" - "The Decentralized Information Group explores technical, institutional, and public policy questions necessary to advance the development of global, decentralized information environments."

Bill Thompson declares that Mac users are 'too smug' over security, and you know what - for once ...

17/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : Bill Thompson declares that Mac users are 'too smug' over security, and you know what - for once I agree with him... - But on the other hand, if - as he suggests - Macs are much safer against viruses and the like, then he should also be declaring Windows users irresponsible for using such a vulnerable OS in the first place.

Mobile Community Design address what they perceive as bad design points in the iPod

17/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : Mobile Community Design address what they perceive as bad design points in the iPod - I've read what they say a couple of times, and I'm really not that impressed. Most of the suggested improvements seem to me to be profoundly misguided, and the reinterpretation of design history and suggestion that Apple gets by on cool... Don't buy it.

"Yahoo! Announces Acquisition of Company Before Its Foundation"

17/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : "Yahoo! Announces Acquisition of Company Before Its Foundation" - Nice parody! It's a parody right? "Yahoo saw the possibilities in the company I was thinking about building while waiting to get into a World of Warcraft battleground." Is this what happened to me?

Chantelle from Celebrity Big Brother offered role in Travelodge ad campaign

17/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

plasticbag : Chantelle from Celebrity Big Brother offered role in Travelodge ad campaign - Best line ever - Greg Dawson, a spokesman for Travelodge, told The Sun: "Travelodge rooms cost from a tenner a night. That's a down-to-earth price that Chantelle's image would communicate brilliantly."

A recently unveiled Chinese map -- a reproduction of a 1418 map -- may show that the Chinese disc...

17/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : A recently unveiled Chinese map -- a reproduction of a 1418 map -- may show that the Chinese discovered North and South America, more than 70 years before Columbus - A recently unveiled Chinese map -- a reproduction of a 1418 map -- may show that the Chinese discovered the Americas more than 70 years before Columbus. There is, however, some question about the map's authenticity.

ALA: Web 3.0

17/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : ALA: Web 3.0 - A List Apart: "Web 3.0". Jeffrey speaks from the heart. At least that's how I read it. I found this to be highly motivational, surprisingly. "These problems and others will be solved, most likely by someone reading this page," says Zeldman. "One points to

Rod Begbie : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - I ♥ Zeldman. [via#

Eric Meyer : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - Preach on, brutha.

jimray : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "My discomfort with the hype surrounding an emerging genre of web development turned into a full-blown hate-on." Zeldman debunks all the Web2.0 inanity.

Simon Willison : Web 3.0 - A Zeldman classic.

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "We have been down this road before"

Jeremy Zawodny : Web 3.0 - Web 3.0: "But ours is a medium in which, more often than not, big teams have slowly and expensively labored to produce overly complex web applications whose usability was near nil on behalf of clients with at best vague goals."

WillPate : Web 3.0 - "To you who feel like failures because you spent last year honing your web skills and serving clients, or running a business, or perhaps publishing content, you are special and lovely, so hold that pretty head high, and never let them see the tears."

François Nonnenmacher : Web 3.0 - Jeffrey Zeldman cuts to the chase

Canon 30D leak

17/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Canon 30D leak - Canon's new camera. Not sure, but could be a hoax.

Rubik's Cube world record broken International Rubik's Cube Competition: 11.13 seconds

17/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Rubik's Cube world record broken International Rubik's Cube Competition: 11.13 seconds - Rubik's Cube world record broken International Rubik's Cube Competition: 11.13 seconds. But the competition was best of three and the record-holder was beaten by 15 yo from Pasedena with an average lower time.

Andrew Zolli and Marissa Meyer are going to be speaking at Core77's panel on Design 2.0 in NYC at...

17/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Andrew Zolli and Marissa Meyer are going to be speaking at Core77's panel on Design 2.0 in NYC at the end of February - kottke.org favorites Andrew Zolli and Marissa Meyer (from a little company called Google) are going to be speaking at Core77's panel on Design 2.0 in NYC at the end of February. Looks pretty interesting.

Fascinating article about how people are selected for reality TV shows and the effects of the sho...

17/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Fascinating article about how people are selected for reality TV shows and the effects of the shows on the contestants - Fascinating article about how people are selected for reality TV shows and the effects of the shows on the contestants. "The producers are looking for that authenticity because they believe it's impossible to fake who you are on camera during the course o

"Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran."

17/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

kellan : "Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran." - Catching up on a weekend of news, I'm powerfully reminded of this pre-Iraq 2.0 quote. #

Tank man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

17/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

deusx : Tank man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "Tank man or The Unknown Rebel is the nickname of the anonymous man who became internationally famous when he was filmed and photographed standing before a line of seventeen or more tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 in the People's Republ

Thousands of young Japanese (men mostly) shut themselves in their rooms and don't come out, somet...

17/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : Thousands of young Japanese (men mostly) shut themselves in their rooms and don't come out, sometimes for years on end - Thousands of young Japanese (men mostly) shut themselves in their rooms and don't come out, sometimes for years on end. Hikikomori, as ths phenomenon is referred to, has many potential causes, including that "Japanese parents tell their children to fly w

Boing Boing: Current TV's online storytelling guide launches (with Xeni)

17/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

kellan : Boing Boing: Current TV's online storytelling guide launches (with Xeni) - good howtos for citizen journalists on using video #

Xpath support coming in MySQL 5.1

17/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

kellan : Xpath support coming in MySQL 5.1 - plus cron-esque features. The rate of development on MySQL was gone from glacial to head spinning. #

Paul Hammond : a work on process » MySQL 5.1 - I’m looking forward to support for XPath and event scheduling.

"...next week and the week after, when it's history, all those aggregators will still be che...

17/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

kellan : "...next week and the week after, when it's history, all those aggregators will still be checking it, even though it will never again be updated." - thats what 410 (Gone) is for. #

Knickers, the lingerie weblog, has compiled a lingerie shopping guide for Valentine's Day

17/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Knickers, the lingerie weblog, has compiled a lingerie shopping guide for Valentine's Day - Knickers, the lingerie weblog, has compiled a lingerie shopping guide for Valentine's Day with breakdowns by size and style (from virgin to vixen). Possibly NSFW.

This blog cites a Target store advertising on Google Maps

17/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : This blog cites a Target store advertising on Google Maps - This blog cites a Target store advertising on Google Maps (by painting their logo on the roof), but it's more likely that the bullseye is there for the benefit of airline passengers landing at nearby O'Hare (as this slightly wider view shows). (via bb) [via]

Ndiyo! - Ndiyo System

17/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

deusx : Ndiyo! - Ndiyo System - "Ndiyo's mission is to promote the concept of ultra-thin-client computing and open source software as a more affordable and sustainable way of providing computer workstations."

Cory has calculated the center of gravity of Starbucks in Manhattan

17/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Cory has calculated the center of gravity of Starbucks in Manhattan - Cory has calculated the center of gravity of Starbucks in Manhattan...that is, the geographic point where all of them are pulling equally on you. It's right around 40th St and 5th Ave.

kellan : the lat and log for every Starbucks in Manhattan - in case you ever find yourself in the position to call in an airstrike #

The Accessibility Hat Trick : Getting Abbreviations Right

17/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : The Accessibility Hat Trick : Getting Abbreviations Right - "By taking the time to pull off the accessibility hat trick, to make our content standards compliant, backwards compatible, and fully accessible, we allow all users to approach our content as equals. That's what AAA-level conformance is about." [via#

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: The Accessibility Hat Trick: Getting Abbreviations Right - "...abbreviations and acronyms stand out as one of the trickiest areas of AAA to implement well. In order to meet our three-part goal of standards compliance, backwards compatibility, and full accessibility, we need to give this aspect of our content a bi

another fine example of hagelslag-writing

17/01/2006 @ 13:10 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : another fine example of hagelslag-writing [via]

Introducing the Web Inspector

17/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : Introducing the Web Inspector - Oh my giddy aunt! Imagine Safari getting Firefox’s DOM inspector styled like an Aperture HUD. Grab a nightly build and have a play.

Cameron Moll : Introducing Web Inspector - Introducing Web Inspector (Safari). "The Web Inspector lets you browse the live DOM hierarchy in a compact HUD style window, catering to the needs of web developers and WebKit hackers alike." Or in laman's terms, right-click on any element and view the HT [via]

jimray : Safari add Web Inspector - I'm not a huge fan of the UI, but this looks handy

Paul Hammond : Surfin’ Safari » Blog Archive » Introducing the Web Inspector - The Web Inspector lets you browse the live DOM hierarchy in a compact HUD style window, catering to the needs of web developers and WebKit hackers alike

The Google Ass Kicking Continues

17/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : The Google Ass Kicking Continues - The Google Ass Kicking Continues: I guess we're faster at locating SEO spam. I wonder if that's good or bad...

DMA Consumer Assistance

17/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : DMA Consumer Assistance - DMA Consumer Assistance: here's where to find out how to opt-out of a buch of crap

how to detect a two-way mirror

17/01/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : how to detect a two-way mirror

80 Cent

17/01/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : 80 Cent - 80 Cent: "80 Cent" is the new mash-up mix CD produced entirely by New York City's DJ Swindle. Fifty Cent acapellas over tightly produced beats using only samples from classic 80's bangers including artists like Flock of Seaguls, New Orde

NaughtyWordChars

17/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : NaughtyWordChars - NaughtyWordChars: NaughtyWordChars is an MT plugin to strip malformed characters out of posts pasted in from Microsoft Word documents.

Stanford, meet the lightnet. Apple, get a clue.

17/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Stanford, meet the lightnet. Apple, get a clue. - Stanford, meet the lightnet. Apple, get a clue.: Jon digs into some Stanford media that required iTunes, discovers the hidden URLs, adds them to del.icio.us, and then ends up using iTunes anyway.

does Meg White play electronic drums?

17/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : does Meg White play electronic drums?

YouTube - Polar Bear >_<

17/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

deusx : YouTube - Polar Bear >_< - Polar Bear versus Girl-with-a-seal-hat

jimray : Polar Bear v. Japanese girl in seal hat - Go!

Questionable Content 535 - That Dude Was a Total Badass

17/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

deusx : Questionable Content 535 - That Dude Was a Total Badass - I love the "Caffeine!" halo in the final panel

Showing Perfect Time

17/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Showing Perfect Time - Includes a handy strftime implementation for JavaScript.

China, Censorship and Companies: My Thoughts

17/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : China, Censorship and Companies: My Thoughts - The inside story from Jared Kim. [via]

Designpedia

17/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Designpedia - Greg Storey asks, "What are the design related sites that you look at every day? And If you had to pick one which is the best?" and you respond.

In Praise of Slow Design

17/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : In Praise of Slow Design - In Design Observer's "In Praise of Slow Design", Michael Bierut follows the aesthetic evolution (or the lack thereof) of The New Yorker and relates it to something he calls the Slow Design Movement. A fantastic read.

jkottke : Michael Bierut on the "slow design" of the New Yorker - Michael Bierut on the "slow design" of the New Yorker. "In contrast, one senses that each of the changes in The New Yorker was arrived at almost grudgingly. Designers are used to lecturing timid clients that change requires bravery. But after a certain po

plasticbag : Design Observer writes about the glacially beautiful pace of design innovation at the New Yorker - A lovely article, which really explores the careful custodianship and development of a design pattern. I understand the authors frustration with the speed of design shifts now, but I think it's just what happens in response to a new medium...

Netvibes welcome to the delicious module

17/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Netvibes welcome to the delicious module - Un module Netvibes pour gérer ses blogmarks del.icio.us. [via#

The Raw Story | In Martin Luther King Day address, Gore compares wiretapping of Americans to surv...

17/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : The Raw Story | In Martin Luther King Day address, Gore compares wiretapping of Americans to surveillance of King - "It is simply an insult to those who came before us and sacrificed so much on our behalf to imply that we have more to be fearful of than they. Yet they faithfully protected our freedoms and now it is up to us to do the same." #

Linkorama : Who'se the Patriot? - In Martin Luther King Day address, Gore compares wiretapping of Americans to surveillance of King

deusx : The Raw Story | In Martin Luther King Day address, Gore compares wiretapping of Americans to surveillance of King - "It is particularly important that the freedom of the Internet be protected against either the encroachment of government or efforts at control by large media conglomerates. The future of our democracy depends on it."

Open-Source Whatever

17/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Open-Source Whatever - Open-Source Whatever: Tim hits the nail on the head with this one

davidflanagan.com: May deferred scripts be executed out-of-order?

17/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : davidflanagan.com: May deferred scripts be executed out-of-order? - My impulse is to bash Microsoft for getting this wrong, of course

davidflanagan.com: More on the defer attribute

17/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : davidflanagan.com: More on the defer attribute - In the meantime, I guess I've got to give Microsoft's implementation the benefit of the doubt

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