Creating Passionate Users: The strangest, easiest way to lose weight

1/05/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Creating Passionate Users: The strangest, easiest way to lose weight - Kathy Sierra promotes the "Shangri-La Diet". The skeptic in me believes that this is, of course, complete bobbins -- extra light olive snake oil, if you will -- but I'm still curious to try it. #

James Surowiecki fills us in on a new investment opportunity, housing futures

1/05/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : James Surowiecki fills us in on a new investment opportunity, housing futures - James Surowiecki fills us in on a new investment opportunity, housing futures. "If housing futures work the way they're supposed to, they will shift risk from those who are less able to bear it (individual homeowners with hefty mortgages) to those who are

catbear: hardware hack: UPS Battery Upgrade

1/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Wayne Burkett : catbear: hardware hack: UPS Battery Upgrade - "I replaced an old UPS's worn-out sealed lead-acid battery with a very large marine deep-cycle battery." #

Yahoo Tech Not Really A Threat to CNet

1/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo Tech Not Really A Threat to CNet - Yahoo Tech Not Really A Threat to CNet: "I somehow get the feeling that it resembles one big advertorial." Me too. Sad, isn't it?

Yahoo 360: The Blog Ghost Town

1/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo 360: The Blog Ghost Town - Yahoo 360: The Blog Ghost Town: "It's like Geo Cities all over again." yup.

Hyperlink 2.0

1/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Hyperlink 2.0 - Hyperlink 2.0: "But the problem with this method in Web 2.0 is that people don't use logs anymore; they use blogs, and everyone knows that blogs are a pretty stupid way of tracking web traffic."

wearehugh : Hyperlink 2.0 - The Daily WTF

On Being a Press Expert

1/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : On Being a Press Expert - On Being a Press Expert: "American press competition does not produce better articles, but instead encourages scary articles that will entice readers to read more." Duh.

Cell phone trees

1/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Cell phone trees - Cell phone trees. "Unlike most palms and gymnosperms that take many decades to grow, these 'new' trees appear within days." This is my favorite cell phone tree, just outside of NYC and completely inconspicuous.

What the hell? David Blaine is spending a week in a spherical aquarium in Lincoln Center

1/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : What the hell? David Blaine is spending a week in a spherical aquarium in Lincoln Center - What the hell? Magical stuntman David Blaine is spending a week in a spherical aquarium in Lincoln Center. Gothamist has photos and links to more info about the stunt.

Wired News: The Wikipedia FAQK

1/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Wired News: The Wikipedia FAQK - "Wikipedia is a new paradigm in human discourse. It's a place where anyone with a browser can go, pick a subject that interests them, and without even logging in, start an argument." #

YouTube - Voices from the New American Schoolhouse (trailer)

1/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

WillPate : YouTube - Voices from the New American Schoolhouse (trailer) - What I would have given to go to this school instead of the crappy cookie cutter ones I wasted my youth at. The only thing that made them tolerable was they allowed me to carve out my own little slice of this.

Google Dumped by Amazon's Alexa for MSN Live: Google Dump #1

1/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Dumped by Amazon's Alexa for MSN Live: Google Dump #1 - Google Dumped by Amazon's Alexa for MSN Live: Google Dump #1: holy crap!

Silly article about how the first things we laughed at (as monkeys) was falling down, and farting

1/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

erikbenson : Silly article about how the first things we laughed at (as monkeys) was falling down, and farting - Perhaps laughter pressured evolution into making monkeys walk upright in order to have more things to laugh about.

Greg Knauss' An Entirely Other Day is back!

1/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Greg Knauss' An Entirely Other Day is back! - the original blogger returns after a five year break! I was reading Greg's writing in 1994

Matthew M. Boedicker : An Entirely Other Day - (via Waxy.org Links) [via]

Kyle rebooted

1/05/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Kyle rebooted - Kyle rebooted. Soak in all that color, baby. Tastefully executed.

Colbert roasts Bush at White House Correspondents dinner

1/05/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

jimray : Colbert roasts Bush at White House Correspondents dinner

Pretty Ugly

1/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : Pretty Ugly - Jason Santa Maria on what I hope is the last word on all the “ugly beats design” bollocks. Unfortunately, I’m not optimistic that the uglies will ‘get it’ despite this clear, reasoned explanation.

Paul Hammond : Jason Santa Maria | Pretty Ugly - If you are still clinging to the idea that design is merely decoration, or that something has to be visually appealing to be successful, you are as thick as the mud you’ve been flinging.

365 tomorrows - The Whole Night Sky

1/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

deusx : 365 tomorrows - The Whole Night Sky - "Well, we may not have big stars anymore, but now we've got thousands of them, constellations. Now weve got the whole night sky."

Andy Baio : The Whole Night Sky - great 365 Tomorrows entry on the future of music  [via]

A negative review of Alain de Botton's new book, "The Architecture of Happiness"

1/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

erikbenson : A negative review of Alain de Botton's new book, "The Architecture of Happiness" - I loved Status Anxiety but this review makes me think this newest book isn't as good. I should work my way backwards.

[nothing]: Google

1/05/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : [nothing]: Google - mathowie is the #1 nothing

#1 nothing bummer

1/05/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : #1 nothing bummer - Some stupid content site bug results in mathowie getting outrage spam

BBC NEWS | Americas | Immigrants begin US boycott day

1/05/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : BBC NEWS | Americas | Immigrants begin US boycott day - Damnit! Why didn't I find out about this until I was already at my desk? I could totally have done with pulling a sickie, and pretending it was a political statement. #

I Dream of Cake

1/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Andy Baio : I Dream of Cake - amazing couture cakes, like the Jamba Juice cups made entirely of cake

David Sedaris reminds us that giving gifts is never easy

1/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : David Sedaris reminds us that giving gifts is never easy - David Sedaris reminds us that giving gifts is never easy.

without an e: I hate Rails, I hate Nails [04/30/2006 15:50:28]

1/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

wearehugh : without an e: I hate Rails, I hate Nails [04/30/2006 15:50:28]

Sam Ruby: May Day!

1/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

wearehugh : Sam Ruby: May Day!

Philippe Janvier : May Day ! - ... ou comment montrer comment Bloglines peut avaler des fils de syndication. [via#

Keyword Cartoons chronicles the adventures of GGirl, a character whose daily activities correspon...

1/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Keyword Cartoons chronicles the adventures of GGirl, a character whose daily activities correspond with high-paying keywords on Google AdSense - Keyword Cartoons chronicles the adventures of GGirl, a character whose daily activities correspond with high-paying keywords on Google AdSense, like laser hair removal and asbestos cancer.

Keymap Design Guide

1/05/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : Keymap Design Guide - "Keymaps can be defined in the options window (shift-O by default) or in your .xtrekrc."

Inform 7: Interactive Fiction from Natural Language

1/05/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Inform 7: Interactive Fiction from Natural Language - jaw-dropping approach to both programming and IF; check out the examples and download it  [via]

deusx : Inform 7: Public Beta - Google Groups: rec.arts.int-fiction - Insanely cool natural language approach to authoring interactive fiction - "brings together the editing, testing, indexing and publishing of interactive fiction within a simple one-window user interface."

cobra libre : incredible new version of the inform interactive fiction programming language - sample source code: "The upper drawer, the middle drawer and the lower drawer are parts of the desk. The upper drawer, the middle drawer and the lower drawer are openable closed containers. In the middle drawer is a sugared almond. In the lower drawer is #

JeffCroft.com

1/05/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : JeffCroft.com - A top class rebooter! Such attention to detail, and top use of grids makes this a winner! As Mike Davidson pointed out – try that live search!

Cameron Moll : Jeff rebooted - Jeff rebooted. Love the separation between article data (content, sidebar) at top and comment/recent entries at bottom. Seems to really open things up. Very uxmag inspired overall. Beauty, Jeff.

Video: Powerpuff Girls Z trailer

1/05/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Powerpuff Girls Z trailer - bizarre Japanese-only anime version of Powerpuff Girls  [via]

computer marketing brochures

1/05/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

joshua : computer marketing brochures

Englebart's Links

1/05/2006 @ 06:09 UTC

Linkorama : Englebart's Links - For known and unknown destinations

Skype Shops

1/05/2006 @ 06:09 UTC

Linkorama : Skype Shops - It means people could, in theory, build and run shops - from home - to sell music, video, and future large media files

deusx : skype allows two (30 April 2006, Interconnected) - "Why is this important? It means people could, in theory, build and run shops - from home - to sell music, video, and future large media files."

Valleyschwag

1/05/2006 @ 06:09 UTC

Linkorama : Valleyschwag - Now you can have a little piece of the valley without the $3000 rent and two hour commute.

Theory of YouTube and MySpace

1/05/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Linkorama : Theory of YouTube and MySpace - The secret to success is to make everything one-button easy, then get out of the way.

OFF THE TELLY: Comedy: "Fool If You Think It's Over"

1/05/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : OFF THE TELLY: Comedy: "Fool If You Think It's Over" - Incredible story of how a fan bought the DVD rights to the excellent, but forgotten, BBC sitcom "Joking Apart" (written by Stephen Moffat of Press Gang and Coupling fame). I only caught a couple of episodes, but loved it, and can't wait to buy this. #

FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE

1/05/2006 @ 04:09 UTC

merlinmann : FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE - "When experience is intrinsically rewarding, one’s life is justified in the present, instead of one being held hostage to a hypothetical future...."

Napster's Free Service FAQ

1/05/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Napster's Free Service FAQ - Napster (remember them?) launch free streaming of most tracks in their catalogue. Unlike Rhapsody's service, it requires registration first, and forces you to sit through advertising every few tracks. [via#

Protolize | Essential web tools in one place

1/05/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

bmilleare : Protolize | Essential web tools in one place

Stopdesign | Google Calendar tips

1/05/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

merlinmann : Stopdesign | Google Calendar tips - Doug's excellent collection of tips for Google Calendar. Great stuff here for Mac and Safari users.

Cameron Moll : Google Calendar tips - Huge collection of Google Calendar tips.

Bill de hÓra's tech bookshelf

1/05/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

kellan : Bill de hÓra's tech bookshelf - photographed, and annotated. Interesting project, good reference. Amazing the stuff you find when you leave the feed reader. #

Wayne Burkett : Bill de hÓra's programming bookshelf - A Flickr photoset. #

Random Useless Info: Phil Stuart's Home Page

1/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Random Useless Info: Phil Stuart's Home Page - Notable: 25+ years of personal gasoline purchase data; trinity test site radiation readings; temperature plots. Awesome. #

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