Unpacking the (drum) set

24/02/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Unpacking the (drum) set - Unpacking the set. It's been 7 years since I sold the last set just before getting married. Hopefully it won't take another 7 to learn how to play again.

Scripting News: 2/24/2006 - The elevator pitch for OPML blogging

24/02/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

deusx : Scripting News: 2/24/2006 - The elevator pitch for OPML blogging - "That's what we're doing, perfecting a tool for easier, quicker, blogging on a smaller scale."

Live Thumbnails: Watch 'em Grow

24/02/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

deusx : Live Thumbnails: Watch 'em Grow - "What if thumbnails could grow into full images seamlessly right on the same page?"

The Black Box That Would Conquer Telecom

24/02/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Linkorama : The Black Box That Would Conquer Telecom - An open-source project tries to break Cisco's lock on the $4 billion corporate router business.

Werblog: Games as the Real Social Software

24/02/2006 @ 21:11 UTC

Linkorama : Werblog: Games as the Real Social Software - But I'm also playing because I believe MMOGs will be one of the primary forms of social software for the next decade. Defined broadly, they may become the dominant form of social software. And you can't understand games without experiencing them first-han

Google Dashboard Widgets

24/02/2006 @ 21:10 UTC

jimray : Google Dashboard Widgets - Blogger, Gmail and history search - I bet the history search requires you to use Safari as your default browser

U.S. Grants Patent For Broad Range Of Internet Rich Applications

24/02/2006 @ 21:10 UTC

jimray : U.S. Grants Patent For Broad Range Of Internet Rich Applications - Fuckwits like this guy deserve nothing less than a bullet to the motherfucking brain

Yahoo exec: Labels should sell music without DRM | News.blog | CNET News.com

24/02/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Yahoo exec: Labels should sell music without DRM | News.blog | CNET News.com - Yahoo exec plants idea in record labels' heads that DRM'd music is useless. Hope he can make it take root. The only people benefitting from DRM currently are Apple (getting iPod lock-in) and Microsoft (selling their technology to everyone else). Everyo [via#

RedHanded - Wonder of the When-Be-Splat

24/02/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

deusx : RedHanded - Wonder of the When-Be-Splat - "I was refactoring a parser and it occured to me that I could just do a when *tokens.keys at one point. Ruby treats it just like a list of conditions."

RasterWeb! - It's a... hard drive?

24/02/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

deusx : RasterWeb! - It's a... hard drive? - "the iPod works fine as an external hard drive. Back up some files today!"

API - Lucene Web Service

24/02/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : API - Lucene Web Service - Cool stuff (in a gloriously uncool way). A servlet to handle remote Lucene queries which is based on Atom-Pub, XOXO and OpenSearch. Hooray for well-defined standards which will speed up coding. [via#

deusx : API - Lucene Web Service - Trac - "The core of Lucene Web Service API is primarily based on the Atom Publishing Protocol, with a few extensions."

Welcome to HiddenPassageway.com - There is no fantasy.

24/02/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

deusx : Welcome to HiddenPassageway.com - There is no fantasy. - Have you ever wanted a hidden room in your house?

plasticbag : HiddenPassageway.com will bring you the technology you need to fill your house with dumb secret passages - My parents house has this awesome little cellar under the stairs and I keep thinking I could replace the door with a bookcase and no one would think there was a room down there. Mmm. Secret things.

EA Black's Secret Hidden Gun Code - Revealed!

24/02/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : EA Black's Secret Hidden Gun Code - Revealed! - "Someone decompiled their flash web site and found the url that their restricted access login points to! The unlock code: 5SQQ-STHA-ZFFV-7XEV"

Plainpicture pattern mixups

24/02/2006 @ 20:10 UTC

Cameron Moll : Plainpicture pattern mixups - In addition to foliage, I'm certain my clients need Plainpicture pattern mixups right about now too.

XYZ Computing - SNES- As Good As It’s Going to Get

24/02/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

deusx : XYZ Computing - SNES- As Good As It’s Going to Get - "Though it has just 16-bit graphics and a CPU which can’t even power one of today's cell phones, this is arguably the best console gaming system of all time."

Lucene Web Service API | 2006-02-24 | BitWorking

24/02/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

deusx : Lucene Web Service API | 2006-02-24 | BitWorking - "The Lucene Web Service API is based on the Atom Publishing Protocol."

Legend of Zelda ad

24/02/2006 @ 19:10 UTC

Nelson Minar : Legend of Zelda ad - embarassing 1987 rap

MC Hammer

24/02/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

deusx : MC Hammer - Holy crap - MC Hammer is blogging!

Jeremy Zawodny : MC Hammer Blog - MC Hammer Blog: MC Mammer has a blog? Who'd have thought...

Google Finance Launching?

24/02/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Finance Launching? - Google Finance Launching?: but will it launch before or after Google Calendar?

Malcolm Gladwell's blog

24/02/2006 @ 17:10 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Malcolm Gladwell's blog

WillPate : Malcolm Gladwell's Blog - Will be watching this with interest.

jkottke : Malcolm Gladwell has a blog - Malcolm Gladwell has a blog.

YouTube - Volkswagen: Un-pimp Your Ride III

24/02/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

deusx : YouTube - Volkswagen: Un-pimp Your Ride III

Elephant Larry: Sketch Comedy - HADOKEN!

24/02/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

deusx : Elephant Larry: Sketch Comedy - HADOKEN! - Spot-on funny Ken vs Ryu Street Fighter 2 sketch

C.I.R.M - Access

24/02/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

gleuschk : C.I.R.M - Access - how to get there. now if I can just remember that I knew this at one point...

Were you up on the High Line on Feb 20? Did you lose your digital camera?

24/02/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Were you up on the High Line on Feb 20? Did you lose your digital camera? - Were you up on the High Line on Feb 20? Did you lose your digital camera? It's been found...claim it on Craigslist.

AOL and Yahoo to charge for email?

24/02/2006 @ 16:11 UTC

Cameron Moll : AOL and Yahoo to charge for email? - AOL and Yahoo to charge for email? Both are planning to give preferential treatment to companies who pay anywhere from $0.0025 to $0.01 per email for "guaranteed delivery". I'm hard time seeing any positives to this approach. Via Mark Wyner. [via]

VW: Un-pimp my ride

24/02/2006 @ 16:10 UTC

Cameron Moll : VW: Un-pimp my ride - VW: Un-pimp my ride. (Thanks, db.)

Hi-res foliage brushes for Photoshop

24/02/2006 @ 16:10 UTC

Cameron Moll : Hi-res foliage brushes for Photoshop - Jason Gaylor: Gorgeous hi-res foliage brushes for Photoshop. (Fingers crossed) my clients suddenly need foliage imagery for their projects.

So what happened to Movable Type?

24/02/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

deusx : So what happened to Movable Type? - "The whole thing is frictionless - and frictionless tools are what I want this year." Ben Hammersley sings the praises of iWeb

Standards, APIs, and the eye of the reader

24/02/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

deusx : Standards, APIs, and the eye of the reader - Ben Hammersley rails against "validation porn" - and then, as if to just tweak the web geek's nose... the whole text of the article is a solid image, inpenetrable to copy-and-paste quotation.

gladwell.com

24/02/2006 @ 15:09 UTC

gleuschk : gladwell.com - the bloggers' pet columnist now also a blogger

merlinmann : gladwell.com - So far no kitty photos, drunken confessions, or "johari windows." Might take him a while to get a handle on the medium. (Watch this space.)

jimray : Malcolm Gladwell has a blog

Linkorama : gladwell.com - malcom gladwell blogs

The other kind of math rock. | Ask MetaFilter

24/02/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

gleuschk : The other kind of math rock. | Ask MetaFilter - songs about mathematics

Why not Coed Curling | Ask MetaFilter

24/02/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

gleuschk : Why not Coed Curling | Ask MetaFilter - I've wondered this myself, and the answers are much more interesting than I expected

Why are people so negative? | Ask MetaFilter

24/02/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

gleuschk : Why are people so negative? | Ask MetaFilter - the first comment is classic, but many of the others are remarkably savvy

Soundstream

24/02/2006 @ 13:09 UTC

philgyford : Soundstream - If I used a screensaver... Reacts to sounds it hears through your Mac's microphone. Only appeared on my PowerBook's screen, not the external monitor, but still nice.

deusx : Soundstream - "Soundstream is a Mac OS X screensaver that responds to sound input."

Peter Maurer - Witch

24/02/2006 @ 13:08 UTC

philgyford : Peter Maurer - Witch - Application switcher for Mac that lets you switch between windows, not just applications. Very handy for those of us trying to avoid the mouse. Oodles of options.

~stevenf: iCal Tip: "Attach" a File

24/02/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : ~stevenf: iCal Tip: "Attach" a File - Hits head in a ‘didn’t know it could do that how simple yet usefull’ way.

Is this the full screen iPod?

24/02/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : Is this the full screen iPod? - Maybe the rectangles are a new abstract interface? Maybe it only plays progressive jazz?

Upcoming.org: Token-based Authentication

24/02/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

joshua : Upcoming.org: Token-based Authentication

deusx : Upcoming.org: Token-based Authentication - "The Upcoming.org REST API has a method by which third party applications can access actual user data by getting automatic authorization from the user to do so, without having to collect a username and password in plaintext"

Abdomen X-Rays of Weird Items

24/02/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Abdomen X-Rays of Weird Items - Abdomen X-Rays of Weird Items: I really want to know the story behind some of these

dancing ascii girl

24/02/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : dancing ascii girl - dancing ascii girl: heh

TOAST & JAM DJS

24/02/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

gleuschk : TOAST & JAM DJS - overthrow the hegemony of the cheesy wedding dj

101 zen stories

24/02/2006 @ 04:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : 101 zen stories

letter writing without envelopes, cutting or glue

24/02/2006 @ 04:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : letter writing without envelopes, cutting or glue

RSS Eclipse Plugin: RSS View

24/02/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : RSS Eclipse Plugin: RSS View - RSS feedreader plugin for Eclipse. Piping FogBugz's RSS feeds into this will make it easy to keep track of my bugs in the IDE. [via#

MPAA targeting Usenet binaries services

24/02/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Andy Baio : MPAA targeting Usenet binaries services - looks like NZB indexes and forums instead of Usenet feeds

Levittown, Pa. | Building the Suburban Dream

24/02/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

kaninka.net : Levittown, Pa. | Building the Suburban Dream

An Illustrated Guide to SSH Agent Forwarding

24/02/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : An Illustrated Guide to SSH Agent Forwarding - An Illustrated Guide to SSH Agent Forwarding: In this paper, we'll present the various forms of authentication available to the Secure Shell user and contrast the security and usability tradeoffs of each. Then we'll add the extra functionality of

The Tao of Mac - Google

24/02/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

merlinmann : The Tao of Mac - Google - Oh, man. If I weren't so kind and chipmunk-like with the sweetly idiotic email I get, I promise I could bury Rui's needle linking to this one. Nice.

One of my favorite iTunes Smart Playlists

24/02/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

jimray : One of my favorite iTunes Smart Playlists - Songs that I like that I haven't heard in a while - nice

I'm Your Biggest Fan

24/02/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Andy Baio : I'm Your Biggest Fan - blogger flunks job interview because of daily fan letters to Star Jones  [via]

plasticbag : I’m Your Biggest Fan, by Christopher Monks - "There are many reason to pepper a celebrity with fan mail: admiration, a sense of kinship, obsession, even boredom. Any are acceptable, all are believable, until you try to explain your motives to others." Unfortunately true.

del.icio.us/tag/monotasking

24/02/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

merlinmann : del.icio.us/tag/monotasking - Right on. Great term, great tag.

tivo.com | TiVo Central Online

24/02/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

merlinmann : tivo.com | TiVo Central Online - TiVo's weekly "ratings," based on "anonymous, aggregated data." [via MeFi]

Poke: game cheats

24/02/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Poke: game cheats - Generic memory modification engine

Matthew M. Boedicker : game cheating utility that looks for patterns in memory and lets you modify them

deusx : poke - CodeFromThe70s.org - "Poke is the ultimate gaming utility. It's a small program that allows you to cheat in every game out there - published or to be published in the future!"

Apple Keynote Bloopers

24/02/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jimray : Apple Keynote Bloopers - "It's pretty awesome when it works"

U.S. Grants Patent For AJAX

24/02/2006 @ 00:10 UTC

Linkorama : U.S. Grants Patent For AJAX - “It’s kind of unbelievable that [the patent] has such a wide ranging use because it covers so many technologies,â€? says Bola Rotibi, a senior analyst at Ovum, an IT advisory firm in London. If the patent is enforced broadly, she says, â

Fig Media

24/02/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

gleuschk : Fig Media - figgy? sure, figgy.

Google Page Creator - Are you kidding me?

24/02/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Page Creator - Are you kidding me? - Google Page Creator - Are you kidding me?: "You would think that on a day when you launch a new service that would be on the cover of everything that you would at least have the infrastructure in place to support it."

Kottke.org switches from micropatrons to skyscraper ads

24/02/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Kottke.org switches from micropatrons to skyscraper ads - the parallel universe Kottke

Google To Become Portal

24/02/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google To Become Portal - silly 2002 April Fool's article predicts the future

World of Warcraft teaches the wrong things

24/02/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Andy Baio : World of Warcraft teaches the wrong things - grinding and the time commitment is a big part of the reason why I can't get into current MMOs  [via]

plasticbag : "World of Warcraft Teaches the Wrong Things" argues that the game encourages people to believe that hard work trumps ability and that people are more productive when they work together... - I'm at a loss to see why this is wrong, to be honest. I agree with bits of the article - certainly 'being alone together' is a core part of the experience - but i can't help thinking that those of us who play mostly alone feel the costs are reasonable

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