New desktops are here

12/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : New desktops are here - Quick self-pimp. Final desktops are here in 70s brown and OS X aqua blue.

Home - Raskin Center

12/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

deusx : Home - Raskin Center - "Archy is a prototype computing environment based on years of research about this, largly on Jef Raskin's book "The Humane Interface"."

Mark Cuban thinks that live TV commercials could save traditional TV

12/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Mark Cuban thinks that live TV commercials could save traditional TV - More creative advertising fun. Mark Cuban thinks that live TV commercials could save traditional TV. More at Ars Technica. (thx, flip)

Advertising/Design Goodness is a blog that tracks the best and worst of advertising from around t...

12/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Advertising/Design Goodness is a blog that tracks the best and worst of advertising from around the world - Advertising/Design Goodness is a blog that tracks the best and worst of advertising from around the world. (thx, cap'n)

Blogging from Word 2007

12/05/2006 @ 21:11 UTC

jcgregorio : Blogging from Word 2007 - Using the Atom Publishing Protocol

Spice Up Your mini

12/05/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Spice Up Your mini - Custom paint jobs for your Mac mini. I quite fancy getting the "retro" (begith with six-colour Apple logo) one. [via#

Alex Barnett blog : Go and microformat stuff! ('cause it's going to happen anyway)

12/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : Alex Barnett blog : Go and microformat stuff! ('cause it's going to happen anyway) - "The microformats + RSS + clipboard (mRc) combo isn't just about copy and pasting static structured data into microformat-aware webpages and clients (though this on its own would pretty powerful stuff)."

User Tagging Is Fundamental | Union Square Ventures: A New York Venture Capital Fund Focused on E...

12/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : User Tagging Is Fundamental | Union Square Ventures: A New York Venture Capital Fund Focused on Early Stage & Startup Investing - "del.icio.us is important because it allows the users to tag the Internet. It's a fundamental part of the infrastructure of the Internet."

An Interview with Dean Edwards - snook.ca

12/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : An Interview with Dean Edwards - snook.ca - "Coding around browser differences is now a passion of mine. :-)"

JasonKolb.com: Cutting Out the Middleware

12/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : JasonKolb.com: Cutting Out the Middleware - "The Live Clipboard vision gives users the ability to transfer data without having to rely on software."

MIT students automate dorm room, add "party mode" - Engadget

12/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : MIT students automate dorm room, add "party mode" - Engadget - "Using an X-10 control system, Zack Anderson and his roommate RJ Ryan hooked up strobe lights, black lights, a fog machine, laser light show, scrolling LED sign, disco ball, and an LCD projector to their computers so that all the effects would sync with w

YouTube - O! News - Apple v Apple

12/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : YouTube - O! News - Apple v Apple - Another round of quality impressions from Peter Serafinowicz. John Lennon invented the iPod, apparently. [via#

Amazon Web Services Developer Connection: Will I have to pay for ...

12/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

deusx : Amazon Web Services Developer Connection: Will I have to pay for ... - "if I have a bunch of publicly accessible objects in my S3 buckets, then won't I have to pay bandwidth costs when Google/yahoo/a9 and all the other search engines go and spider my buckets?"

WSJ.com - Personal Technology

12/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

deusx : WSJ.com - Personal Technology - "But in the post-PC era we're in today, where the focus is on things like music players, game consoles and cellphones, the end-to-end model is the early winner. "

Adobe Labs - Spry framework for Ajax

12/05/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

jimray : Adobe Labs - Spry framework for Ajax - The demos look sweet. I've been using scriptaculous for some rapid prototyping stuff at work, this could be a replacement contender.

Simon Willison : Spry framework for Ajax - Another take on declarative Ajax, this time from Adobe.

Get Rich Slowly

12/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jimray : Get Rich Slowly

gleuschk : Get Rich Slowly - by mefite jdroth

Last month, an audience in London was shown a 3-minute performed "commercial" before the actual p...

12/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Last month, an audience in London was shown a 3-minute performed "commercial" before the actual play started - Last month, an audience in London was shown a 3-minute performed "commercial" before the actual play started. Inadvertently, today seems to be unique/unusual advertising day on kottke.org.

How to Pack a Cooler | Life Skills : RealSimple.com

12/05/2006 @ 18:10 UTC

merlinmann : How to Pack a Cooler | Life Skills : RealSimple.com - "A full cooler stays cold longer than a half-empty one...Fill empty spaces with ice and ice packs, and top everything with a layer of that combination."

Daring Fireball: Jackass of the Week: Rob Glaser

12/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Daring Fireball: Jackass of the Week: Rob Glaser - Head of Real/Rhapsody opens mouth, shite dribbles out. #

365 tomorrows - Weekend Warrior

12/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

deusx : 365 tomorrows - Weekend Warrior - "By federal law, I am required to inform you that by stepping outside of these doors, you are releasing the federal government from liability for your safety."

Current TV is running advertising for Sony that was created by a viewer

12/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : Current TV is running advertising for Sony that was created by a viewer - Current TV is running advertising for Sony that was created by a viewer. "Of course, Sony approved Mr. Ibele's finished product before it went on the air."

Engineering Management Hacks: The BigBook Technique

12/05/2006 @ 17:16 UTC

merlinmann : Engineering Management Hacks: The BigBook Technique - "It is extremely urgent that you read this book. We've bought you many copies so that you might read it faster." via: Daring Fireball

Rod Begbie : O'Reilly Radar > Engineering Management Hacks: The BigBook Technique - This is one way to convince bosses about the folly of The Mythical Man-Month. "We've bought you many copies so that you might read it faster." #

Paul Hammond : O'Reilly Radar > Engineering Management Hacks: The BigBook Technique - It is extremely urgent that you read this book. We've bought you many copies so that you might read it faster

Google Co-op

12/05/2006 @ 17:14 UTC

Linkorama : Google Co-op - Anti-social search, unless Notebook ties it together

Structure in Enterprise 2.0

12/05/2006 @ 17:14 UTC

Linkorama : Structure in Enterprise 2.0 - How much of this structure is necessary? How much is valuable? Well, the clear success stories of Web 2.0 demonstrate that for at least some types of community and collaboration, none of it is.

Gmail pictures

12/05/2006 @ 17:10 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Gmail pictures - "Gmail pictures allow you to put a face to a name, by showing user-selected pictures when you roll over a name in your inbox, Contacts, or Quick Contacts list." [via#

The new World of Warcraft Alliance race has been announced and they are Draenei

12/05/2006 @ 17:10 UTC

plasticbag : The new World of Warcraft Alliance race has been announced and they are Draenei - Not the most immediately exciting of the new races - nowhere near as cool as the Blood Elves, but then maybe that was the point...

3-D NYC buildings from Google Earth (extracted with OGLE) printed out on a 3-D printer

12/05/2006 @ 17:10 UTC

jkottke : 3-D NYC buildings from Google Earth (extracted with OGLE) printed out on a 3-D printer - 3-D NYC buildings from Google Earth (extracted with OGLE) printed out on a 3-D printer.

"The cluster effect is the effect of buyers and sellers of a particular good or service congregat...

12/05/2006 @ 17:10 UTC

jkottke : "The cluster effect is the effect of buyers and sellers of a particular good or service congregating in a certain place and hence inducing other buyers and sellers to relocate there as well."

Design: e2 is an upcoming 6-part PBS special on the environment and the economy

12/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Design: e2 is an upcoming 6-part PBS special on the environment and the economy - Design: e2 is an upcoming 6-part PBS special on the environment and the economy.

BannerBlog highlights creative and interesting banner ads from around the web

12/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : BannerBlog highlights creative and interesting banner ads from around the web - BannerBlog highlights creative and interesting banner ads from around the web. Today's ad is pretty darn clever.

SiteMorse accessibility outings

12/05/2006 @ 15:10 UTC

Isofarro : SiteMorse accessibility outings - 'One of our long term clients, for whom we act as usability and accessibility consultants, recently came to us with a SiteMorse report. Basically thay had spammed about 20 people within the organisation. Yet another accessibility league table, the result

OpenAugment

12/05/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : OpenAugment - "The OpenAugment Consortium is a not-for-profit open source corporation dedicated to the preservation of the Augment legacy."

Authorship Provisions in AUGMENT

12/05/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : Authorship Provisions in AUGMENT - "AUGMENT is a text processing system marketed by Tymshare for a multi-user, network environment."

Strongspace Weblog - Syncing With Rsync

12/05/2006 @ 11:11 UTC

philgyford : Strongspace Weblog - Syncing With Rsync - In case I start using Strongspace and forget where to find these instructions.

Magpiebrain » Blog Archive » Trouble Free Backups, Part One - rsync and Strongspace

12/05/2006 @ 11:11 UTC

philgyford : Magpiebrain » Blog Archive » Trouble Free Backups, Part One - rsync and Strongspace - Again, just in case I start using Strongspace, saves me Googling again.

Peterme.com: Going Back To South Park, Gonna Have Myself A Time

12/05/2006 @ 11:10 UTC

philgyford : Peterme.com: Going Back To South Park, Gonna Have Myself A Time - I have fond memories of staying in the Wired corporate flat on San Francisco's South Park for a week in 1996.

ColorBlender.com | Your free online color matching toolbox

12/05/2006 @ 11:10 UTC

philgyford : ColorBlender.com | Your free online color matching toolbox - Another colour scheme generator. I need all the help I can get.

London’s lack of Mexican (Phil Gyford: Writing)

12/05/2006 @ 11:10 UTC

philgyford : London’s lack of Mexican (Phil Gyford: Writing) - My page on there being no decent Mexican food in London has spawned its own mailing list for those interested. Yum!

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself - Public Videos // pajamapants

12/05/2006 @ 11:10 UTC

philgyford : YouTube - Broadcast Yourself - Public Videos // pajamapants - Videos and interviews with musicians, lots of Britpoppy stuff from the early 1990s including loads from Sleeper. Suddenly I feel 10+ years younger. Fab.

Transport for London Cycle Journey Planner

12/05/2006 @ 11:10 UTC

philgyford : Transport for London Cycle Journey Planner - Matthew Somerville does it again. Simple interface to get cycling directions across London from Transport for London's journey planner.

Kissing Hank's Ass [video]

12/05/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Kissing Hank's Ass [video] - Hank is right because he says he's right. #

Flickr: You can't take pictures here!

12/05/2006 @ 10:10 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Flickr: You can't take pictures here! [via]

Mod_rewrite Cookbook - FrontPage

12/05/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

philgyford : Mod_rewrite Cookbook - FrontPage - Very handy resource for mod_rewrite recipes. It's like some arcane magic to me.

Speech Accent Archive

12/05/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

philgyford : Speech Accent Archive - Hear people from different parts of the world recite the same paragraph. Fascinating.

IDEA - The International Dialects Of English Archive

12/05/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

philgyford : IDEA - The International Dialects Of English Archive - Another archive of people from around the world speaking texts with their different accents.

jkottke : The International Dialects of English Archive has a ton of mp3 files of people speaking English from all over the world - The International Dialects of English Archive has a ton of mp3 files of people speaking English from all over the world. "All recordings are in English, are of native speakers, and you will find both English language dialects and English spoken in the acc

Photographing Architecture is Not a Crime, Thomas Hawk vs. Building Security Episode 118

12/05/2006 @ 09:10 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Photographing Architecture is Not a Crime, Thomas Hawk vs. Building Security Episode 118 [via]

All aboard the PAS 78 gravy train

12/05/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

Isofarro : All aboard the PAS 78 gravy train - BrowseAloud caught red-handed claiming PAS 78 endorses or recommends their products. Previously BrowseAloud were caught astroturfing their products on discussion forums. In my opinion, this company should be avoided.

ZUG: Comedy Articles: Electronic Road Signs and Me

12/05/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

deusx : ZUG: Comedy Articles: Electronic Road Signs and Me - "With only a few minutes of road sign hacking, I had programmed an homage to the 1951 sci-fi film The Day The Earth Stood Still, the phrase that was used to stop Gort, the robot in the film, from taking over the world."

Banding in Canon 5d?

12/05/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Banding in Canon 5d? - Apparently a CMOS noise problem

Build Your Own Website the Right Way Using HTML and CSS

12/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Build Your Own Website the Right Way Using HTML and CSS - Ian Lloyd's book. Sounds perfect for beginners.

The Daily Mail has seven sets of secrets of the new series of Big Brother UK

12/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

plasticbag : The Daily Mail has seven sets of secrets of the new series of Big Brother UK - The most notable feature is the 'golden ticket' angle - wherein one of the contestants will be chosen randomly from people who find a ticket hidden in Kit Kat chocolate bars.

Channel Four has more on the Big Brother Golden Ticket lunacy

12/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

plasticbag : Channel Four has more on the Big Brother Golden Ticket lunacy - "100 golden tickets will be placed into KitKat four-finger single bars and Kit Kat Chunky single bars for distribution across the country." Seems like it's only one in four hundred odds of getting one, which is a little nerve-wracking...

Rod Begbie : Big Brother's Golden Ticket - The Brit version of Big Brother is going to include a contestant picked by finding a "golden ticket" inside a Kit Kat bar. [via#

Secret CIA prisons

12/05/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Secret CIA prisons - Our polity is sick (via Metafilter)

Are Smart People Overrated?

12/05/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Are Smart People Overrated? - Are Smart People Overrated?: the talent myth

Rod Begbie : gladwell dot com - the talent myth - "Are smart people overrated?" Classic Malcolm Gladwell. [via#

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