Speech accent archive

3/04/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Speech accent archive - Repository of audio samples of accents (via Mark)

Best of Skymall

3/04/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

djacobs : Best of Skymall - Caterina's Products of the First World is a wonderful collection of the best of Skymall's products. I like Gaston the Gothic Climber. If Skymall had the CNN graphic artists illustrate their catalog, the world would be a better place. -dj

One of Spirit's Wheels is Broken Beyond Repair

3/04/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

djacobs : One of Spirit's Wheels is Broken Beyond Repair - One of Spirit's Wheels is Broken Beyond Repair, so NASA will have to guide the Rover away from terrain with loose soil. -dj

Google Updates their Map API

3/04/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

djacobs : Google Updates their Map API - Google Updates their Map API. Leaner javascript downloads, no page view limits, and a 90 days heads-up on the presence of advertising on the map. -dj

deusx : Google Maps API Official Blog: Google Maps API Version 2 - "Version 2 cleans up much of the API and improves performance and stability in fundamental ways based on the feedback of many API sites."

jimray : Google Maps API Official Blog: Google Maps API Version 2

Present like Lessig

3/04/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

Nelson Minar : Present like Lessig - Reverse engineering Larry Lessig's amazing presentation style

Overvalued

3/04/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

Nelson Minar : Overvalued - Funny list of real estate ads

~stevenf: Treo 700w has Egregious DST Bug

3/04/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

Rod Begbie : ~stevenf: Treo 700w has Egregious DST Bug #

Paj's Home: Cryptography: JavaScript MD5: sha1.js

3/04/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

deusx : Paj's Home: Cryptography: JavaScript MD5: sha1.js - "A JavaScript implementation of the Secure Hash Algorithm, SHA-1"

PEAR :: Package :: Net_Growl

3/04/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

deusx : PEAR :: Package :: Net_Growl - "Send notifications to Growl from PHP on MACOSX"

I am a magic octopus (with sword)

3/04/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Wayne Burkett : I am a magic octopus (with sword) - Sorry for wasting your time :) #

MSIE 6 on Linux

3/04/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Wayne Burkett : MSIE 6 on Linux - With Wine, natch. #

Birth rates in the European Union are falling fast as many people simply choose not to have children

3/04/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

plasticbag : Birth rates in the European Union are falling fast as many people simply choose not to have children - This stuff is fascinating to me - I've already really wanted children, but simply can't conceive of a way in which I'd be able to do it (even excluding the gay thing). It's not a shock to me that other people of my generation feel similarly.

Singing might have helped social cohesian in early humans and may even predate language

3/04/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

plasticbag : Singing might have helped social cohesian in early humans and may even predate language - "Because music has grammar-like qualities such as recursion, it might have served an even greater function. With music in the brain, early humans had the neural foundation for ... symbolic thought and language."

Pictures I Like For A Variety Of Reasons

3/04/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

gknauss : Pictures I Like For A Variety Of Reasons - I like Pictures I Like For A Variety Of Reasons for a variety of reasons. -- GK

"The Art of Whistling" by DJ Papa

3/04/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

djacobs : "The Art of Whistling" by DJ Papa - "The Art of Whistling" by DJ Papa. -dj

One Laptop Per Child project releases Software Developer Kit

3/04/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

djacobs : One Laptop Per Child project releases Software Developer Kit - One Laptop Per Child project releases Software Developer Kit. Includes a laptop simulator (since the hardware doesn't exist yet ), and a rich set of compatibility tools. -dj

V&A's collection search

3/04/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

djacobs : V&A's collection search - The Victoria & Albert Museums's collection search is a fun way to waste an afternoon. Try searching for hinges, chairs or India. -dj

Little mech sculpture

3/04/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Little mech sculpture - Beautiful metalwork (via populicious)

YouTube has a trailor for The Simpsons Movie - apparently coming out sometime in 2007

3/04/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

plasticbag : YouTube has a trailor for The Simpsons Movie - apparently coming out sometime in 2007 - Hm. As Homer says so eloquently in the trailer, "Uh oh, We'd better get started...."

Rod Begbie : YouTube - The Simpsons Movie Trailer [via#

RICHH: RIP

3/04/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

gknauss : RICHH: RIP - RICHH is dead, killed himself in December 2001. A USENET legend, from the days before the Web, his writing is amazing: Funny, smart, sweet, rude, and of course infamously obcene (NSFW). RICHH was a huge influence on me. God, what a shame. -- GK

Andy Baio : The RICHH Archive - Usenet legend's brilliantly funny writings

Maggy Donea's "Touched"

3/04/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

gknauss : Maggy Donea's "Touched" - Another big influence: Maggy Donea's "Touched". Even ten years on, this story still astonishes me -- a perfect model of writing for (not just on) the Web. -- GK

Wikio

3/04/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Linkorama : Wikio - French social search startup

Hyped Web Stories Are Irrelevant

3/04/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Hyped Web Stories Are Irrelevant

Paul Hammond : Hyped Web Stories Are Irrelevant (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) - it's more important to focus on doing things right than to chase the latest fad.

The WebKit Web Inspector at Jalecode

3/04/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

deusx : The WebKit Web Inspector at Jalecode - "I've seen plugins for Firefox that do similar things, but this goes miles beyond, both aesthetically and functionally."

davblog: Why I Don't Use Word

3/04/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

deusx : davblog: Why I Don't Use Word - "over the months that I spent writing the book I went from being a Word fan to hating it with a passion."

Prisoner of Redmond

3/04/2006 @ 15:09 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Prisoner of Redmond

wg:About visual noise on blogs

3/04/2006 @ 13:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : wg:About visual noise on blogs - Even though I’m a sucker for little icons, I have to agree with this, and its something I’ve been considering for a while. The next version of Hicksdesign will use less of these.

Paul Hammond : wg:About visual noise on blogs - they're absolutely useless

Scene.org Awards 2005 nominees announced

3/04/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Scene.org Awards 2005 nominees announced - the best of real-time, algorithmic art from the PC demoscene

Black Brush / Fekete Kefe official site

3/04/2006 @ 10:10 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Black Brush / Fekete Kefe official site - Black Brush official site [via]

Hackers Use BBC News as IE Attack Lure

3/04/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : Hackers Use BBC News as IE Attack Lure - According to an alert issued by Websense Security Labs, in San Diego, excerpts from actual BBC News stories are being used to lure IE users to Web sites that launch drive-by downloads of bots, spyware, back doors and other Trojan downloaders

The Ethical Hacker Network - How To Break Web Software

3/04/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : The Ethical Hacker Network - How To Break Web Software - This chapter is excerpted from the book titled "How to Break Web Software: Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services" by Mike Andrews, James A. Whittaker

BBC NEWS | Technology | BBC used to entice cyber victims

3/04/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : BBC NEWS | Technology | BBC used to entice cyber victims - People are being warned about spam e-mails containing BBC News stories designed to trick them into visiting malicious websites

At Last, Movies to Keep Arrive on the Internet - New York Times

3/04/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : At Last, Movies to Keep Arrive on the Internet - New York Times - Six major studios plan to begin selling movies over the Internet today that buyers can download and keep for watching at any time. For now, it is difficult but not impossible to watch the downloaded movies on a television. Some computers, like those using

April 1, 2006

3/04/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : April 1, 2006 - April 1, 2006 was an April Fool's Day falling on a Saturday. Some noteworthy hoaxes for this year are listed below. For a complete list of hoaxes, see April 1, 2006 (Complete List).

How to Drive your Website Developer Insane: A Primer

3/04/2006 @ 10:09 UTC

kayodeok : How to Drive your Website Developer Insane: A Primer - Constantly bring up your expert programmer son/cousin/close family friend. Make one up if you don’t really have one! Be sure to give them the most annoying qualities possible and make sure they always give the opposite advice of the programmer actu

Gnarls Barkley single becomes first Internet-only single to hit #1 UK charts

3/04/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Gnarls Barkley single becomes first Internet-only single to hit #1 UK charts - I see why; the Danger Mouse/Cee-Lo joint is catchy as hell

Interview with the head of the Swedish Pirate Party

3/04/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Interview with the head of the Swedish Pirate Party - contrary to previous reports, it's not formally connected with the Pirate Bay

Video: Steve Jobs demos NeXTSTEP Release 3 in 1992

3/04/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Steve Jobs demos NeXTSTEP Release 3 in 1992 - keep in mind, Windows 3.1 was released the same year

Rod Begbie : YouTube - NeXTSTEP Release 3 Demo [via#

Interview with an ex-exployee of adware creator 180 Solutions

3/04/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Interview with an ex-exployee of adware creator 180 Solutions - insider details about employee adware usage and dealing with public perceptions  [via]

Nelson Minar : 180 Solutions people - Sucks to work for an evil company (via Waxy)

Jeremy Zawodny : 180 From The Inside Out - 180 From The Inside Out: "So I emailed him and asked him for an interview about what it was like to work for 180solutions, here it is below."

Evaluating website accessibility: Part 3, Digging Deeper | 456 Berea Street

3/04/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

kayodeok : Evaluating website accessibility: Part 3, Digging Deeper | 456 Berea Street - In this final article of the series I will explain some aspects of website accessibility that are difficult to test with automated tools and require more time and/or experience to evaluate manually

Installing Microsoft Windows 1.0, 1985

3/04/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

kayodeok : Installing Microsoft Windows 1.0, 1985 - The following is the installation and boot-up sequence for the first release version of perhaps the most important software currently in the world: Microsoft Windows.

New York Times redesigns

3/04/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Andy Baio : New York Times redesigns - not designed by Khoi Vinh, but a lovely and clean redesign

Ohio town calls in bomb squad over Super Mario power-up cubes

3/04/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Ohio town calls in bomb squad over Super Mario power-up cubes - an April 1 prank takes a turn for the surreal

Reverend, a general purpose Bayesian classifier Python module

3/04/2006 @ 08:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Reverend, a general purpose Bayesian classifier Python module - (via clickolinko) [via]

Hubble's Sharpest View of the Orion Nebula

3/04/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Hubble's Sharpest View of the Orion Nebula - Hubble's Sharpest View of the Orion Nebula: a fantastic image

State of the Arcade Industry 2004

3/04/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

gknauss : State of the Arcade Industry 2004 - I stumbled into an arcade this weekend for the first time in years, and it wasn't pretty: Lots of untranslated Japanese games, lots of Street Fighter clones (and lots of overlap between the two), only one game with a copyright date later than 2002, most m

Simple Cross-Network Scripting

3/04/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

deusx : Simple Cross-Network Scripting - "So XML is central to the implementation, but is hidden from the script writer."

DC vs. Marvel

3/04/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

gknauss : DC vs. Marvel - Like any good father, I'm trying to pass my values along to my children -- simple moral truths like: DC is better than Marvel. It turns out, that battle has already been fought. Spoiler results. It's a sick, sad world we live in.

You Tube has the footage of Danah Boyd on The O'Reilly Factor

3/04/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

plasticbag : You Tube has the footage of Danah Boyd on The O'Reilly Factor - Weird piece of video - Danah comes off extremely well and presents a reasonable case for what's happening on MySpace. It's difficult to tell whether O'Reilly is satisfied with the piece or whether he was hoping for something ... else

Richard Bartles' article, "Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades: Players Who Suit MUDs"

3/04/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

plasticbag : Richard Bartles' article, "Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, Spades: Players Who Suit MUDs" - An old classic of an article. I'm not sure I buy the divisions but there's a good articulation of the space. What I want to know is how much of it is translatable into other socially creative spaces...

joshua : Players Who Suit MUDs

Trusted Computing

3/04/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Trusted Computing - Trusted Computing: and how it sucks for most of us

Isofarro : Trusted Computing - An interesting look at the misnamed Trusted Computing: 'If they [the computer industry] don't trust you, why should you trust them?' (via virtuelvis)

linux backup using bash, tar and netcat

3/04/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

bmilleare : linux backup using bash, tar and netcat

Sleep no more

3/04/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Sleep no more - Sleep no more: Meet modafinil, "the first wave of new lifestyle drugs that promise to do for sleep what the contraceptive pill did for sex -- unshackle it from nature"

Nelson Minar : Sleep less with pills - Modafinil is $4/pill on the grey market (via Zawodny)

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