Science Friday: Dread on the Brain

16/05/2006 @ 23:10 UTC

merlinmann : Science Friday: Dread on the Brain - SciFri on the "Neurobiological Substrates of Dread." Short version: it's the wait and anticipation that gets you. Fascinating stuff.

History of Videogame Console Prices

16/05/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Andy Baio : History of Videogame Console Prices - absolute and adjusted for inflation; is it any surprise the Neo-Geo and 3DO flopped?

Nelson Minar : Console prices - Inflation adjusted, nice data view (via Waxy)

Rod Begbie : Curmudgeon Gamer: History of Console Prices - Absolute and relative pricing of consoles on their US launches. Interesting fact: Every Nintendo console (NES, SNES, N64 and Gamecube) has launched at the $200 mark. Wonder what the Wii will cost... [via#

Can Anti-DRM Clauses in Content Licenses be Free?

16/05/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

wearehugh : Can Anti-DRM Clauses in Content Licenses be Free?

List of sounds that different animals make in different languages

16/05/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : List of sounds that different animals make in different languages - List of sounds that different animals make in different languages.

Update: JavaScript to take cues from Python | InfoWorld | News | 2006-05-12 | By Paul Krill

16/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

jcgregorio : Update: JavaScript to take cues from Python | InfoWorld | News | 2006-05-12 | By Paul Krill - "If it all holds, we'll end up in the middle of next year with JavaScript 2 implemented," said Eich.

Veer: Delicato

16/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : Veer: Delicato - “A book typeface”. Not arf, what a beauty.

Free wifi in Central Park?

16/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Free wifi in Central Park? - Free wifi in Central Park? Hopefully by June.

HTML Editor Reviews: Jon Hicks

16/05/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : HTML Editor Reviews: Jon Hicks - A wee interview with shadowbox creative about text editors. There are other interviews to read with luminaries like Jonathan Snook and Greg Strorey.

The Classic Super Star Trek Game

16/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : The Classic Super Star Trek Game - "Super Star Trek is quite possibly the best of the "Star Trek" games from the 1970's."

Flickr goes gamma!

16/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr goes gamma! - wow, the new Scrumjax Organizr is neat; no more Flash!

Cameron Moll : Flickr UI updates - Big UI changes over at Flickr. Includes smaller changes such as shifting the photo sets from left to right sidebar on the Photos page, to much bigger changes like pop-up menus for the main nav and iPhoto-like improvements to Organizr. I thought the previo

How do scientist attribute climate-change data?

16/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : How do scientist attribute climate-change data? - How do scientist attribute climate-change data? In other words, how can they tell from the available data that climate change can be attributed to human causes?

tracing the movement of the "Pokemon" phenomenon from its origins in Japan to its introduction in...

16/05/2006 @ 20:10 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : tracing the movement of the "Pokemon" phenomenon from its origins in Japan to its introduction into the US and beyond - tracing the movement of the Pokemon phenomenon from its origins in Japan to its introduction into the US and beyond [via]

Partager et afficher ses émotions sur ses vêtements

16/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Partager et afficher ses émotions sur ses vêtements - Décidément, le SMS ne cesse d'innover ! [via#

Yahoo launches new homepage

16/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo launches new homepage - also, it looks like they're changing the size of the left-hand navigation links based on your own personal activity

Two graphic design teams recently went head-to-head on The Apprentice

16/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : Two graphic design teams recently went head-to-head on The Apprentice - Two graphic design teams recently went head-to-head on The Apprentice. The winning team had flat-panel monitors, OS X, and Adobe Creative Suite while the losers were still using an old version of Quark on Mac OS 9 displayed on a gigantic CRT monitor. "Gra

DOM Scripting: Hijax slides from XTech ‘06

16/05/2006 @ 19:11 UTC

Paul Hammond : DOM Scripting: Hijax slides from XTech ‘06 - I’ve just finished speaking at the Ajax Developer’s Day at XTech 2006 here in Amsterdam

Yahoo! 360° - The Department of Style - Choose Your Ajax

16/05/2006 @ 19:10 UTC

Paul Hammond : Yahoo! 360° - The Department of Style - Choose Your Ajax - If JSLint finds problems in a library, then dump it and move on to the next one.

Paying for camouflage

16/05/2006 @ 19:10 UTC

Andy Baio : Paying for camouflage - the new black MacBooks cost $150 more than an identical white one

AOL launches UnCut Video

16/05/2006 @ 19:10 UTC

Andy Baio : AOL launches UnCut Video - a YouTube clone with a focus on local video  [via]

Google Notebook launches

16/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Notebook launches - like a personal wiki space, but with options to share publicly (search coming soon)  [via]

Dilbert on Google

16/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Dilbert on Google -

Interview with photographer Jay Parkinson about his aspiring model project

16/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Interview with photographer Jay Parkinson about his aspiring model project - Interview with photographer Jay Parkinson about his aspiring model project. "I feel that it's a photographic cop-out to take photos of strictly beautiful people because it's hard to take a bad photo of a beautiful person, especially a very scripted portra

Apple announces new MacBooks (iBook successor with Intel chips) saying, "Meet the family. Now Com...

16/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Apple announces new MacBooks (iBook successor with Intel chips) saying, "Meet the family. Now Complete." - Apple announces new MacBooks (iBook successor with Intel chips) saying, "Meet the family. Now Complete." Does that mean no 12" MacBook Pro?

plasticbag : Apple have announced the 13" widescreen MacBook - It's quite sweet actually. Quite powerful, relatively small and if you're prepared to spend a couple of hundred extra dollars then you can get one in black (with a little extra hard disk space)...

Yahoo! Tech Monkey Challenge

16/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

plasticbag : Yahoo! Tech Monkey Challenge - I'm not making this up - my employers have trained a monkey to race a human in getting a camera memory card into a computer to promote tech.yahoo.com. I have nothing to say about this whatsoever...

It gets worse - the Yahoo Tech Monkey has a Flickr account

16/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

plasticbag : It gets worse - the Yahoo Tech Monkey has a Flickr account - I'm completely overwhelmed by this. You don't get this stuff when you work for the BBC, although I think maybe you should...

A long long long but good good good New Yorker profile of Errol Morris from 1989, a sizeable chun...

16/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : A long long long but good good good New Yorker profile of Errol Morris from 1989, a sizeable chunk of which is about The Thin Blue Line - A long long long but good good good New Yorker profile of Errol Morris from 1989, a sizeable chunk of which is about The Thin Blue Line.

Google Notebook

16/05/2006 @ 16:10 UTC

Rod Begbie : Google Notebook - Google's new "Gather webpages and search results" tool is launched. I quite like it -- It's a different approach than del.icio.us (there's no tagging, and you're not limited to sorting by time), but I think it might fit in with people's usage a lot bette [via#

Apple - MacBook

16/05/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : Apple - MacBook - Yum, one of each please.

Rod Begbie : Apple - MacBook - My next laptop. I love the fact that they've made the black shell a "premium" offering, costing $150 more than the equivalent white. They've managed to make a black Macbook into a status symbol! #

Derek Powazek's written an interesting piece on people following Google's design patterns for Vit...

16/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

plasticbag : Derek Powazek's written an interesting piece on people following Google's design patterns for Vitamin - He's arguing for not blindly copying Google. The alternative argument would probably be something like Google have established a pattern language which now the rest have to follow or improve upon. Probably a bit of both...

Paul Hammond : Vitamin Features » What Would Google Do? - Google was not a success because their homepage was sparse. They were a success because they brought a better technique to solving a real world problem, and didn’t ever go off-message

Apple have announced the 13" widescreen MacBook

16/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

plasticbag : Apple have announced the 13" widescreen MacBook - It's quite sweet actually. Quite powerful, relatively small and if you're prepared to spend a couple of hundred extra dollars then you can get one in black (with a little extra hard disk space)...

Feed Rinse looks like an extraordinarily useful little service for making your RSS feeds more val...

16/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

plasticbag : Feed Rinse looks like an extraordinarily useful little service for making your RSS feeds more valuable... - "Feed Rinse is an easy to use tool that lets you automatically filter out syndicated content that you aren't interested in. It's like a spam filter for your RSS subscriptions"

My new favorite song ever for the next 20 minutes is Smiley Faces by Gnarls Barkley

16/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : My new favorite song ever for the next 20 minutes is Smiley Faces by Gnarls Barkley - My new favorite song ever for the next 20 minutes is Smiley Faces by Gnarls Barkley (album @ Amazon). Can't get enough. Thanks to Greg for turning me on to the GB.

Video of a Dutch store celebrating its 10,000 shoplifter

16/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Video of a Dutch store celebrating its 10,000 shoplifter - Video of a Dutch store celebrating its 10,000 shoplifter. Transcript & translation in the comments.

Blazing fruit

16/05/2006 @ 15:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : Blazing fruit - My friend Jonathan Williams has started a blog. I’ve always loved his illustration style – go see!

Google Maps + Fast Food shows all the the McDonald's, Burger Kings, Wendy's, and Jack in the Boxe...

16/05/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

jkottke : Google Maps + Fast Food shows all the the McDonald's, Burger Kings, Wendy's, and Jack in the Boxes in the US on a scrollable, zoomable map - Google Maps + Fast Food shows all the the McDonald's, Burger Kings, Wendy's, and Jack in the Boxes in the US on a scrollable, zoomable map. Here's lower Manhattan + parts of Brooklyn and New Jersey. (Alternate plurals of Jack in the Box: Jacks in the Box

The Christian Science Monitor has noise about a study on how e-mails are misinterpreted

16/05/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

plasticbag : The Christian Science Monitor has noise about a study on how e-mails are misinterpreted - At first glance this is a pretty mediocre story about the old truim that you can't convey emotion well on e-mail (something we've known since the mid-nineties). But this digs a little deeper than most stories and cites some good research...

Why does it take Wes Anderson (and Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze and PT Anderson and...) so long ...

16/05/2006 @ 13:08 UTC

jkottke : Why does it take Wes Anderson (and Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze and PT Anderson and...) so long to make a movie? - Why does it take Wes Anderson (and Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze and PT Anderson and...) so long to make a movie? "The Eccentrics seem to be guarding their personal ideas so jealously that it sometimes suggests a creative block. The eternity of anticipati

When everyone has a suitcase nuke

16/05/2006 @ 12:37 UTC

Linkorama : When everyone has a suitcase nuke - two distinct thoughts, the first being that these very large vendor sponsored events may be a thing of the past, and secondly that the potential for word of mouth promotion spawning out of an event like SAPPHIRE is enormous and fully unrealized.

secret compartment disguised as electrical outlet

16/05/2006 @ 12:37 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : secret compartment disguised as electrical outlet - (via http://boingboing.net) [via]

ZigVersion GUI for Subversion

16/05/2006 @ 12:36 UTC

jimray : ZigVersion GUI for Subversion - Oh dear god this looks awesome

Come Back with a Warrant Doormat

16/05/2006 @ 12:36 UTC

jimray : Come Back with a Warrant Doormat - Brilliant

Tabblo: Poster Child | Boston WTF

16/05/2006 @ 12:36 UTC

Rod Begbie : Tabblo: Poster Child | Boston WTF - glenn's written an excellent review of new photo-sharing site Tabblo for BostonWTF. #

TechCrunch » Moola’s Interesting Business Model

16/05/2006 @ 12:36 UTC

Rod Begbie : TechCrunch » Moola’s Interesting Business Model - Hooray! It's the first fucking idiotic, easily-gamable, pyramid-scheme, AllAdvantage-style "We'll pay you to watch ads" business model of the new bubble. #

13 Shocking Secrets You’ll Wish You Never Knew About Lemony Snicket

16/05/2006 @ 12:36 UTC

Rod Begbie : 13 Shocking Secrets You’ll Wish You Never Knew About Lemony Snicket - PDF containing new clues and details regarding the upcoming final book in the Series of Unfortunate Events (Due out Friday the 13th October) #

FolderOrg

16/05/2006 @ 12:36 UTC

Jon Hicks : FolderOrg - FolderOrg is an AppleScript Folder Action that is organizes files and folders by moving them into dated subfolders.

Eugenics doesn't work. Ask why, asshole. - GreyThumb.Blog

16/05/2006 @ 12:36 UTC

deusx : Eugenics doesn't work. Ask why, asshole. - GreyThumb.Blog - "So now you know why eugenics doesn't work, asshole."

Target : Come Back with a Warrant Doormat

16/05/2006 @ 12:36 UTC

deusx : Target : Come Back with a Warrant Doormat - "A little defensive, are we? Then plunk this straight-to-the-point doormat on your front stoop."

Fancy Pants Adventure

16/05/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Fancy Pants Adventure - Enjoyable hand-drawn Flash platformer. [via#

Python Templates

16/05/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

Simon Willison : Python Templates - It's surprising how much work you can get done building on Python's string interpolation.

deusx : Python Templates - "Originally posted to the Python Web SIG back in 2003. Published here May 2006 with minor changes."

Are you generic?

16/05/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

Simon Willison : Are you generic? - More Django for designers, this time from Wilson Miner.

Video: E3 morning stampede

16/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: E3 morning stampede - everyone bolted for the Wii, including me

PS3 could be homebrew friendly?

16/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : PS3 could be homebrew friendly? - I'll believe it when I see it

John Resig - RSS to JSON Convertor

16/05/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

jimray : John Resig - RSS to JSON Convertor

Paul Hammond : John Resig - RSS to JSON Convertor - This script is capable of taking an RSS (or Atom) feed and converting it into a valid JSON object

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