Design your own sex toy!

29/03/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

kellan : Design your own sex toy! - Babeland is running a competition #

No More 'Development' for Hurwitz - Creator's decision may spell end of series - Zap2it

29/03/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : No More 'Development' for Hurwitz - Creator's decision may spell end of series - Zap2it - Hopes for a return of Arrested Development are dashed. No worries -- It ended on such a pitch-perfect note that I almost don't want them to return for fear of pissing on their legacy. #

In Progress: Logo Design

29/03/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : In Progress: Logo Design - .. and then an antidote to all this no-design crap.

ActiveRDF - RDF object mapper for Rails

29/03/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

kellan : ActiveRDF - RDF object mapper for Rails - Everybody's talking about it, anyone using it? #

Airbag: "non-design" nonsense

29/03/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Airbag: "non-design" nonsense - "Go into Microsoft Frontpage and select Build > Community > Non-Designed > Ugly > Cash Cow and just wait for someone to offer hundreds-of-millions to buy you out." Greg Storey on the "non-design" discussion raging of late. (I'm still laughing as I post t

Jon Hicks : Airbag - ATDT. - ...and thankyou Greg for setting it straight.

Quick change artists

29/03/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Quick change artists - Crazy video of performers changing clothes in 5 seconds

Get a PBwiki for your Yahoo! Group

29/03/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Get a PBwiki for your Yahoo! Group - Get a PBwiki for your Yahoo! Group: who knew?!

FolderSync

29/03/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : FolderSync - FolderSync: "FolderSync is a file compare, diff and synchronization utility. It is a tool to check two different directories for changed or new files. FolderSync can be used to intelligently synchronize the files so that both directories have the sam

Rare solo RPGs

29/03/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Rare solo RPGs - Thoughtful article on oblivion and the rareness of single player RPG (via Gametab)

XScreenSaver

29/03/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : XScreenSaver - jwz's awesome screensaver collection is now available for OSX. Windows users are still SOL. "There is no Windows version of xscreensaver, and there never will be. Please stop asking. Microsoft killed my company, and I hold a personal grudge." #

The role of anti-marketing design

29/03/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : The role of anti-marketing design - Gah! When will people get it? Design is not making something look ‘pretty’, and neither is ugliness the reason for popular sites.

BrainWave Generator

29/03/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : BrainWave Generator - BrainWave Generator: "Just put on the earphones and let BrainWave Generator take you to the state of mind you want."

The tyranny of TV in public

29/03/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : The tyranny of TV in public - The tyranny of TV in public: "Can't we have some unmediated time to ourselves anymore? What's wrong with standing in the line at the bank, just spacing out or day-dreaming about stuff?"

Shopsin's is moving to Brooklyn

29/03/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Shopsin's is moving to Brooklyn - Shopsin's is moving to Brooklyn. Wonder at the marvelous information design of Shopsin's menu or read Calvin Trillin's outing of the restaurant in the New Yorker.

Even native New Yorkers are often disoriented when exiting subway stations, so why doesn't the MT...

29/03/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : Even native New Yorkers are often disoriented when exiting subway stations, so why doesn't the MTA print a little direction indicator on the pavement near the exits? - Even native New Yorkers are often disoriented when exiting subway stations, so why doesn't the MTA print a little direction indicator on the pavement near the exits? Better yet, download the stencils provided here and let's do it ourselves.

Plaintext

29/03/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Plaintext - "If this post broke your reader, then your reader is broken.". Apparemment Bloglines n'aime pas non plus. [via#

matthewchen is spamming

29/03/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

gleuschk : matthewchen is spamming - There's a jangly, wistful guitarpop song somewhere in the phrase 'mathewchen is spamming'....

Why You Too Should Cancel Cable

29/03/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Why You Too Should Cancel Cable - Why You Too Should Cancel Cable: 'But eventually, he informed me that I would be added to a special "watch list" of people who cancel cable without an explanation. And with that ominous warning, I was allowed to break free.'

deusx : West 116th Street: Why You Too Should Cancel Cable - "The benefits of such a change will be tremendous. We will become smarter, more informed, and less prone to commercial manipulation."

Kotaku finds sponsored editorial previews on Gamespot and Gamespy

29/03/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Kotaku finds sponsored editorial previews on Gamespot and Gamespy - yay, investigative game journalism!  [via]

Steve Ballmer "brainwashed" his kids to avoid Google and iPods

29/03/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Steve Ballmer "brainwashed" his kids to avoid Google and iPods - and I'm sure they use MSN Spaces instead of Myspace or Livejournal?  [via]

The Great Outdoor Fight

29/03/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Andy Baio : The Great Outdoor Fight - unbelievably elaborate fan-written backstory to this excellent Achewood story arc

Lots of chatter lately about the "broken windows" theory of why the US crime rate dropped so dram...

29/03/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

jkottke : Lots of chatter lately about the "broken windows" theory of why the US crime rate dropped so dramatically in the 80s and 90s - Lots of chatter lately about the "broken windows" theory of why the US crime rate dropped so dramatically in the 80s and 90s. Writing in the Boston Globe, Daniel Brook explores the possible cracks in the theory, while proponents William Bratton & Geor

Norah Vincent disguised herself as a man for 18 months to see how the other half lived

29/03/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

jkottke : Norah Vincent disguised herself as a man for 18 months to see how the other half lived - Norah Vincent disguised herself as a man for 18 months to see how the other half lived (and write a book about it).

plasticbag : "Norah Vincent spent 18 months disguised as a man. She relives the boys nights out, the bad dates - and what happened when she ended up in bed with another woman" - Watching straight men and women from a distance is always valuable, and reminds us that no matter how unbalanced the power relationship, men are just as trapped in their roles as women. Maybe moreso.

Profile of Daniel Dennett

29/03/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

jkottke : Profile of Daniel Dennett - Profile of Daniel Dennett, "Darwinian fundamentalist" and author of a new book that argues that "religion, chiefly Christianity, is itself a biologically evolved concept, and one that has outlived its usefulness".

Fascinating thoughts on the future of science by Kevin Kelly

29/03/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

jkottke : Fascinating thoughts on the future of science by Kevin Kelly - Fascinating thoughts on the future of science by Kevin Kelly. The sequence of recursive devices and triple blind experiments ("no one, not the subjects or the experimenters, will realize an experiment was going on until later") were especially interesting

A convergence of fault lines in Africa near Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti is shifting the land s...

29/03/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

jkottke : A convergence of fault lines in Africa near Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti is shifting the land so much that eventually the Red Sea will flow in and create a new ocean - A convergence of fault lines in Africa near Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti is shifting the land so much that eventually the Red Sea will flow in and create a new ocean. (thx, brian)

Schedule a request for interruption from the Bureau of Interruptions

29/03/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

jkottke : Schedule a request for interruption from the Bureau of Interruptions - Schedule a request for interruption from the Bureau of Interruptions, and they'll email, telephone, mail, or visit you at your office to "[open] up new places for your mind to wander". (thx, chris)

3 Years 3 Minutes is a short film spanning three years of Felix Jung's life in photos

29/03/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

jkottke : 3 Years 3 Minutes is a short film spanning three years of Felix Jung's life in photos - 3 Years 3 Minutes is a short film spanning three years of Felix Jung's life in photos. (thx, ed)

Twelve Books That Changed the World

29/03/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

jkottke : Twelve Books That Changed the World - In his new book, Twelve Books That Changed the World, Melvyn Bragg discusses, um, there's no other way to put this, twelve (British) books that changed the world.

Rumble Box

29/03/2006 @ 05:09 UTC

joshua : Rumble Box - physics-based fighting game

Facebook's on the Block

29/03/2006 @ 05:09 UTC

Linkorama : Facebook's on the Block - The owners of the privately held company have turned down a $750 million offer and hope to fetch as much as $2 billion in a sale, senior industry executives familiar with the matter say.

My God Problem - Natalie Angier - Athenaeum Library of Philosophy

29/03/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : My God Problem - Natalie Angier - Athenaeum Library of Philosophy - "No, most scientists are not interested in taking on any of the mighty cornerstones of Christianity. ... [T]toward the bulk of the magic acts that have won the imprimatur of inclusion in the Bible, they are tolerant, respectful, big of tent." #

deusx : My God Problem - Natalie Angier - Athenaeum Library of Philosophy - "I'd like to think that one of these days we'll leave superstition and delusional thinking and Jerry Falwell behind. Scientists would like that, too. But for now, they like their grants even more."

Diner’s Journal by Frank Bruni - My Darling, My Hamburger

29/03/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

joshua : Diner’s Journal by Frank Bruni - My Darling, My Hamburger

Safely install software in a virtual layer - Lifehacker

29/03/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Safely install software in a virtual layer - Lifehacker - This looks handy. Install Windows applications into isolated silos so you can try them and uninstall them without leaving debris all over your hard drive and registry. [via#

kayodeok : Hack Attack: Safely install software in a virtual layer - With Altiris SVS, you can install any program to a transparent layer that snags all attempts that the program makes to write to your system, instead saving them inside of the layer

Lamenting the sad state of the typography on girls' asses

29/03/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jkottke : Lamenting the sad state of the typography on girls' asses - Lamenting the sad state of the typography on girls' asses. "This booty type is in fact similar to public signage that I've worked so closely with over the years: it's meant to be seen, it's communicating important and relevant information, it can be used

Typing of the Dead is like Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing...if Mavis Beacon was a flesh-eating zombie!!

29/03/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jkottke : Typing of the Dead is like Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing...if Mavis Beacon was a flesh-eating zombie!! - "Typing of the Dead is like Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing...if Mavis Beacon was a flesh-eating zombie!!"

Sand animation art

29/03/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jkottke : Sand animation art - Sand animation art. Watch the videos...it's cooler than it sounds. (thx, brock)

Mexican Coke is growing in popularity in the US, despite Coca-Cola's insistence that it's the sam...

29/03/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jkottke : Mexican Coke is growing in popularity in the US, despite Coca-Cola's insistence that it's the same product - Mexican Coke is growing in popularity in the US, despite Coca-Cola's insistence that it's the same product. (And for the record, it does taste different and better because of the real sugar used.)

plasticbag : Americans are starting to think that maybe Mexican Coca-Cola is the real thing (given that it's made with sugar rather than corn syrup) - They say there's no perceptable taste difference?! Balls! Without an enormous amount of ice, I find American Coke completely repulsive. Coke in Europe tastes less syrupy and congealing. I always seek out Mexican Coke when I'm in the US.

deusx : Mexican Coke: The 'Real Thing?' - By TOM RAGAN - Sentinel staff writer - March 19, 2006 - "It's made from sugar cane, not corn syrup."

Collection of publicly available articles from The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005

29/03/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jkottke : Collection of publicly available articles from The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005 - Collection of publicly available articles from The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2005. Good reading. (thx, robin)

Interesting interview with Jonah Peretti about contagious media, business, and web media

29/03/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jkottke : Interesting interview with Jonah Peretti about contagious media, business, and web media - Interesting interview with Jonah Peretti about contagious media, business, and web media. (thx, carrie)

How can I get my boss to actually work? | Ask MetaFilter

29/03/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

merlinmann : How can I get my boss to actually work? | Ask MetaFilter - "Should I just find another job or is there some way to help him or motivate him?"

Obviousness: I'm Back, Baby I'm Back (Thank You Will Pate)

29/03/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

WillPate : Obviousness: I'm Back, Baby I'm Back (Thank You Will Pate) - I gave a talk at a Vancouver web strategy firm Blast Radius and convinced one of the attendees to start blogging again. Awesome!

Best WiFi Hotels 2006

29/03/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

WillPate : Best WiFi Hotels 2006 - Because shitty hotel wifi ruins the experience and is still the standard level of service.

Hex Fiend

29/03/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Hex Fiend - Hex editor for OS X. I could have done with this a few weeks ago.

While not exactly a starred review, Bruni ruminates on the Shake Shack in his blog

29/03/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

jkottke : While not exactly a starred review, Bruni ruminates on the Shake Shack in his blog - While not exactly a starred review, Bruni ruminates on the Shake Shack in his blog and is also on a more general burger warpath.

Tiltomo groups similar Flickr photos together by theme, color, or texture

29/03/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

jkottke : Tiltomo groups similar Flickr photos together by theme, color, or texture - Tiltomo groups similar Flickr photos together by theme, color, or texture.

Andy Baio : Tiltomo - browse Flickr by color, texture, or theme  [via]

Census 2000 Gazetteer Files

29/03/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Census 2000 Gazetteer Files - Census 2000 Gazetteer Files: "In response to user requests, we created a Census 2000 gazetteer of counties, county subdivisions (MCDs/CCDs), places and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) for the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.&quo

Is 9 the new 43?

29/03/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

merlinmann : Is 9 the new 43? - Yes. But. Again. My "43" _means_ something. Naming a site after a pile of manila folders is about as un-Web 2.0 as you can get. And that's how I likes it.

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