On Bots

4/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : On Bots - analysis and great visualizations of Yahoo, Google, and MSN crawler activity for a year

joshua : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Nice analysis of crawler behavior

Matthew M. Boedicker : beautiful graphs of search engine crawling behavior - (via slashdot comment) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : drunkmenworkhere.org - On Bots - results of a one-year experiment on search engine behaviour [via]

Nelson Minar : Search spider test - If I understand right, the best crawlers would crawl no pages here

Rod Begbie : Drunk Men Work Here - On Bots - Visualizations on how Yahoo, Google and MSN (and comment spam bots) spider through content. [via#

Philippe Janvier : On Bots - Analyse des comportements des robots des 3 plus gros moteurs de recherche. [via#

Wayne Burkett : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Very interesting crawler behavior visualization. #

Alright Star Wars nerds, here's the moment you've all been waiting for...the original as-shown-in...

4/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Alright Star Wars nerds, here's the moment you've all been waiting for...the original as-shown-in-the-theater versions of Star Wars, Empire, and Jedi are being released on DVD, at long last - Alright Star Wars nerds, here's the moment you've all been waiting for...the original as-shown-in-the-theater versions of Star Wars, Empire, and Jedi are being released on DVD, at long last. Han shoots first!

Andy Baio : Original Star Wars to be released on DVD - finally, I can replace my bootleg Laserdisc rips with bootleg DVDs  [via]

Nelson Minar : Real Star Wars DVDs - Without the abominable extra material from the past few years. No need to steal laserdisc rips anymore.

The Onion AV Club is not impressed with this year's crop of blockbusters in their 2006 Summer Mov...

3/05/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

jkottke : The Onion AV Club is not impressed with this year's crop of blockbusters in their 2006 Summer Movie Preview - The Onion AV Club is not impressed with this year's crop of blockbusters in their 2006 Summer Movie Preview.

Andy Baio : The A.V. Club's 2006 Summer Movie Preview - the headline sums it up as "Why Bother?"

Rod Begbie : Why Bother?: The A.V. Club's 2006 Summer Movie Preview - The Onion AV Club's snark-filled guide to this summer's movies. [via#

ASCII Maps

3/05/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

Andy Baio : ASCII Maps - silly ASCII art proxy for Google Maps, with map and satellite options  [via]

Rod Begbie : ASCII Maps - Google Maps in an ASCII Art stylee. [via#

jkottke : ASCII Maps, a fully-functional version of Google Maps represented in ASCII - ASCII Maps, a fully-functional version of Google Maps represented in ASCII. Doesn't work in Safari tho. (via infosthetics) [via]

CustomEvent: onFontResize

3/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : CustomEvent: onFontResize - Neat little hack using an iframe with width set in ems. [via]

Paul Hammond : CustomEvent : onFontResize - When fontSize is changed, this Iframe will fire an onResize event which we can catch later

wearehugh : onFontResize - brilliant hack

Why?

2/05/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Why? - The Art of No. Or perhaps, the art of asking why instead of saying no. "When you say 'why' instead of 'no', you open a design conversation that can help inform both sides." (Love the blockquote styling btw, Derek.)

deusx : Powazek: Just a Thought: The Art of No - "When you say "why" instead of "no", you open a design conversation that can help inform both sides."

Paul Hammond : Powazek: Just a Thought: The Art of No - What if we substituted the word "Why" for "No"?

Eric Meyer : The Art of No - This would serve as well in civil discourse and debate as in a design shop.

François Nonnenmacher : The Art of No - What if we substituted the word "Why" for "No"?

Good new series of ads for Apple; "Get a Mac"

2/05/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

jkottke : Good new series of ads for Apple; "Get a Mac" - Good new series of ads for Apple; "Get a Mac". I'm pretty sure the chap playing the PC is John Hodgman (author, Daily Show correspondent, This American Life commentator, former literary agent, monthly readings holder, hobo expert). Can anyone confirm? (vi [via]

Andy Baio : Apple's Get A Mac campaign - their new "Switch" campaign is funny and biting, but playing up the youth angle might be too limiting

Jason Shellen : New Mac TV ads - Great new ads starring Justin Long from Dodgeball and Ed fame. #

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 #

Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner

30/04/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

plasticbag : Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner - Stephen Colbert is increasingly obviously the most important man in America at the moment. "Colbert urged the Bush to ignore his low approval ratings, saying they were based on reality, 'and reality has a well-known liberal bias'."

deusx : Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Not Amused? - "A blistering comedy "tribute" to President Bush by Comedy Central's faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close. "

Rod Begbie : Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Not Amused? - Stephen Colbert performs a superbly scathing speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner. President? Not laughing. "When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday." [via#

Labnotes � Blog Archive � SOA integration with Flickr and del.icio.us

27/04/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

kellan : Labnotes � Blog Archive � SOA integration with Flickr and del.icio.us - "...we embarked on an SOA strategy to integrate our content publishing system (here) with an image lifecycle and provisioning service (Flickr) and an hyperlink management and intelligence service (del.icio.us)" #

jcgregorio : Labnotes » Blog Archive » SOA integration with Flickr and del.icio.us - The sad fact is that you could make a lot of money as a consultant spewing this to PHBs.

Rod Begbie : Labnotes » SOA integration with Flickr and del.icio.us - Mmmm... enterprisey! [via#

Google releases Sketchup Free

27/04/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google releases Sketchup Free - the most intuitive 3D modeling app now free, and with a shared repository of models  [via]

Philippe Janvier : SketchUp - "...an easy-to-learn 3D modeling program that enables you to explore the world in 3D. ... And once you've built your models, you can place them in Google Earth..." [via#

Cameron Moll : Google SketchUp - Google SketchUp, a 3D software tool that's extremely easy to use. Admittedly I'm growing more and more concerned now with 1-800-GOOG-411, Android, this... is WorldDomination™ next?

PlotKit - Javascript Chart Plotting

27/04/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

wearehugh : PlotKit - Javascript Chart Plotting

Simon Willison : PlotKit - Javascript Chart Plotting - Uses SVG or canvas, with canvas emulation for IE.

Philippe Janvier : PlotKit - "...a Chart and Graph Plotting Library for Javascript with support for HTML Canvas and also SVG..." [via#

factoryjoe : PlotKit - Javascript Chart Plotting | liquidx - PlotKit is a Chart and Graph Plotting Library for Javascript. It has support for HTML Canvas and also SVG via Adobe SVG Viewer and native browser support. Tags: charts, graphing, visualization, javascript, code, open source

hackdiary: Last.fm isn't just for humans

26/04/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : hackdiary: Last.fm isn't just for humans - Matt Biddulph scripted an AudioScrobbler profile containing a live feed of the music played on the BBC 6Music radio station. [via#

Andy Baio : Last.fm isn't just for humans - BBC radio station quietly tracking nearly every song played for the last year  [via]

plasticbag : Last.fm isn't just for humans - Mr Biddulph talks about work he did when we were at the BBC, piping now-playing lists from 6music into last.fm to make a profile of their music listening preferences. Pretty cool, really. Very interesting.

Namespacing your JavaScript

26/04/2006 @ 13:09 UTC

Paul Hammond : Namespacing your JavaScript - the benefits of closures (inner functions)

Isofarro : Namespacing your JavaScript - Dustin Diaz uses the object literal way of writing code to namespace his functions. Nothing about namespacing classes, though.

wearehugh : Namespacing your JavaScript

Brad Neuberg: Coding In Paradise: Now in a Browser Near You: Offline Access and Permanent, Client...

26/04/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

deusx : Brad Neuberg: Coding In Paradise: Now in a Browser Near You: Offline Access and Permanent, Client-Side Storage, Thanks to Dojo.Storage - "I'm proud to announce the immediate availability of dojo.storage and a new web-based editor named Moxie."

Simon Willison : Brad Neuberg introduces dojo.storage - Incredibly technically impressive, embodying months of accumulated expertise.

Paul Hammond : Brad Neuberg: Coding In Paradise: Now in a Browser Near You: Offline Access and Permanent, Client-Side Storage, Thanks to Dojo.Storage - Imagine if web applications could store megabytes of data on the client-side, in the browser, both persistently and securely. No server needed.

BadgerFish

23/04/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : BadgerFish - "BadgerFish is a convention for translating an XML document into a JSON object."

Paul Hammond : BadgerFish - BadgerFish is a convention for translating an XML document into a JSON object

jcgregorio : BadgerFish - more namespaces in JSON

Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » High DPI Web Sites

22/04/2006 @ 20:10 UTC

Paul Hammond : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » High DPI Web Sites - This is a preliminary proposal for how to make great high DPI Web sites in such a way that the higher resolution images can be incorporated cleanly into an existing design.

wearehugh : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » High DPI Web Sites

jimray : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » High DPI Web Sites

Google Data APIs Overview

21/04/2006 @ 14:09 UTC

jcgregorio : Google Data APIs Overview - Google has built an AtomStore.

Paul Hammond : Google Data APIs Overview - The Google data APIs ("GData" for short) provide a simple standard protocol for reading and writing data on the web

Philippe Janvier : Google Data APIs - "...a simple standard protocol for reading and writing data on the web. GData combines common XML-based syndication formats (Atom and RSS) with a feed-publishing system based on the Atom publishing protocol, plus some extensions for handling queries." [via#

Last Day [paulhammond.org]

21/04/2006 @ 11:03 UTC

Simon Willison : Last Day [paulhammond.org] - Paul's leaving the beeb.

znarf : Last Day [paulhammond.org] - Paul Hammond switch to Yahoo! #

Jeremy Zawodny : Paul Hammond comes to Yahoo - Paul Hammond comes to Yahoo: Welcome aboard!

Daring Fireball: Initiative

20/04/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Daring Fireball: Initiative - John Gruber dives into Daring Fireball full-time. As my father would say back when he was a tail gunner in a B-52 in Vietnam, "I've got your six." And so do thousands of other readers.

Andy Baio : Daring Fireball goes full-time - John left Joyent to try blogging as a career

jkottke : John Gruber steps in front of the bus that is making a full-time living from your weblog - John Gruber steps in front of the bus that is making a full-time living from your weblog. As a supporter of DF for the past two years, I wish John the best of luck.

wearehugh : Daring Fireball: Initiative

deusx : Daring Fireball: Initiative - "Last week I left my full-time job at Joyent, for the sole reason so that I can write Daring Fireball as a full-time job."

Angry/negative people can be bad for your brain

19/04/2006 @ 21:54 UTC

jcgregorio : Angry/negative people can be bad for your brain - Oh boy, do I have a story to tell you about Mirror Neurons.

factoryjoe : Creating Passionate Users: Angry/negative people can be bad for your brain - Excellent advice. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: anger, negative people

François Nonnenmacher : Angry/negative people can be bad for your brain

YouTube - Pinball Number Count

19/04/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : YouTube - Pinball Number Count - The Pointer Sisters' greatest hit? Classic Sesame Street animation. [via#

gleuschk : YouTube - Pinball Number Count - awesome awesome awesome. just as good as I remember

Matthew M. Boedicker : Sesame Street pinball number count video - (via del.icio.us/gleuschk) [via]

Nelson Minar : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 eleven twelve - Awesome Pointer Sisters / Sesame Street video (via Hotlinks)

Version 2.1 of the Web is now available

19/04/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Version 2.1 of the Web is now available - now with support for the server-side blink tag! Woohoo!

Andy Baio : Web 2.1 server-side blink tag - replacing the blink tag with a standards-compliant Ajax alternative  [via]

Nelson Minar : Server-side <blink> - Web 2.1 has arrived! (via Waxy)

deusx : Web 2.1 server-side blink tag demonstration - "The server-side blink tag works by using a timed AJAX request, to let a Web 2.1 compatible server update the client document so that the blinking text is turned invisible."

Sourceforge, Subversion and svn:externals

19/04/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

wearehugh : Sourceforge, Subversion and svn:externals - Transparent transclusion

deusx : Sourceforge, Subversion and svn:externals | 2006-04-18 | BitWorking - "Using this property you can rip, mix, and blend source as long as you can get read access to all the Subversion repositories involved."

Rod Begbie : Sourceforge, Subversion and svn:externals | 2006-04-18 | BitWorking - Wow -- I didn't realise that Subversion allowed you to splice together revisions from multiple repositories. That could come in very handy. [via#

A More Accessible Map

18/04/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : A More Accessible Map - "...a way to display text-based data on a map, keeping it accessible, useful and visually attractive". [via#

Simon Willison : A List Apart: A More Accessible Map - Nice example of semantic markup, unobtrusive JavaScript and CSS.

Paul Hammond : A List Apart: Articles: A More Accessible Map - First make the data readable and useful as text, and then make it into a map

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