List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia

24/05/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

erikbenson : List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia - It would be fun to think about each of these cognitive biases one by one. Unless we have a cognitive bias to ignore cognitive biases...

Matthew M. Boedicker : list of cognitive biases - (via Hot Links) [via]

joshua : cognitive biases

The Sheep Market

24/05/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Andy Baio : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep drawings created by Amazon Mturk workers for $0.69/hour  [via]

joshua : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep created through the mechanical turk. awesome

Nelson Minar : 10,000 sheep - Amazon MTurk art (via Waxy or Kottke, ya know)

Rod Begbie : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep, drawn by MTurk users, for $0.02 each. [via#

jkottke : 10,000 sheep drawn by workers hired through Amazon's Mechanical Turk service - 10,000 sheep drawn by workers hired through Amazon's Mechanical Turk service. Average wage for the artists? $0.69 per hour. (via waxy) [via]

deusx : The Sheep Market - "10,000 sheep created by online workers"

Crushing Competition

23/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Crushing Competition - tax preparers lobby to make California taxes more difficult to prepare  [via]

deusx : Wired 14.05: Posts - "If figuring out your taxes were easy, why would anyone bother to hire H&R Block?"

Rod Begbie : Wired 14.05: Crushing Competition - Tax preparation companies in California are lobbying against simple tax forms. Unbe-fucking-lievable. [via#

Matt used MacSaber and his new MacBook to recreate the Star Wars kid video

23/05/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

jkottke : Matt used MacSaber and his new MacBook to recreate the Star Wars kid video - Matt used MacSaber and his new MacBook to recreate the Star Wars kid video. In related news, the Portland, Oregon area reported a huge nerdquake this afternoon.

Milo Vermeulen : Matt Haughey + macbook + macsaber = the new Star Wars Kid [via]

deusx : macbook man | A Whole Lotta Nothing - "The moment I realized that geeks everywhere would be swinging their new laptops around, my first thought was how stupid that must look and how that could easily become another Star Wars Kid parody."

Stock photo cliches

21/05/2006 @ 06:09 UTC

jimray : Stock photo cliches - "Our operators are standing by to take your call…and your heart."

jkottke : The top ten stock photography cliches - The top ten stock photography cliches. "The Handshake of Synergy: You've made the sale and closed the deal. They can't back out now--you shook on it!" Also, have you met Alicia or this girl?

Milo Vermeulen : Forty Media - Blog - Top Ten Stock Photography Cliches [via]

Philippe Janvier : Top Ten Stock Photography Cliches - "... marrying Ewa certainly didn't hurt his stock photography revenue." [via#

Nelson Minar : Stockphotopia cliches - Seen these people before?

If you've got a Powerbook or MacBook with the built-in motion sensor, you can turn it into a ligh...

20/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : If you've got a Powerbook or MacBook with the built-in motion sensor, you can turn it into a lightsaber with MacSaber - If you've got a Powerbook or MacBook with the built-in motion sensor, you can turn it into a lightsaber with MacSaber. Didn't work too well with my Powerbook, but what a cool idea. (thx, jon)

Rod Begbie : MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon - Hah! Using the motion-sensor built-in to recent Mac laptops to synthesize lightsaber noises. Genius! [via#

joshua : MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon

Leonard's primer on Nintendo DS Lite homebrew

20/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Leonard's primer on Nintendo DS Lite homebrew - worth it for ScummVM alone

Nelson Minar : NDS homebrew - The kit you need to run unauthorized software (via Waxy)

deusx : random($foo): Nintendo DS Lite Mania! - "Recently with the impending US release, I finally got the Nintendo DS bug."

Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ

19/05/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

philgyford : Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ - In case I get round to getting one. (via Blech)

Simon Willison : Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ - Canon EOS Beginners’ FAQ. A really good, detailed FAQ; I just picked up a Canon EOS 400D (aka Digital Rebel XTi) and I’m figuring out what I can do with it. It looks like I’ll need something better than the kit lens for wildlife photography.

Jeremy Zawodny : Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ - Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ: a great FAQ on the EOS series

Rod Begbie : Canon EOS Beginners' FAQ - Lots of the questions I have about SLR photography answered. [via#

Flash: 10 ways, "information"

19/05/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Flash: 10 ways, "information" - outstanding recursive photo mosaic browser  [via]

Milo Vermeulen : 10 ways information - infinite recursive photo mosaic browser thing - information by 10 ways - infinite recursive photo mosaic browser [via]

Rod Begbie : 10 Ways: Information - Hypnotic infinitely recursive photomosaics. [via#

Philippe Janvier : Flash: 10 ways, "information" - Des photos faites de photos faites de photos faites de photos... . Vraiment impressionnant ! [via#

jkottke : Infinitely zoomable photographic mosaic - Infinitely zoomable photographic mosaic. Very cool.

San Francisco scar tissue

19/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : San Francisco scar tissue - "a piece of San Francisco healing around now-gone railroad tracks"  [via]

jkottke : Satellite photo of a piece of San Francisco "healing around now-gone railroad tracks" - Satellite photo of a piece of San Francisco "healing around now-gone railroad tracks".

Nelson Minar : SF Scar Tissue - Remnants of a railroad track as seen in overhead photos

Milo Vermeulen : San Francisco scar tissue on Google Maps

Philippe Janvier : San Francisco scar tissue - "...a piece of San Francisco healing around now-gone railroad tracks." [via#

Cork'd - Welcome

18/05/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

jimray : Cork'd - Welcome - The oenophile social network

kellan : I want a Cork'd, but for cheese - Call it Curdl'd #

Greg Storey : Gary, are you going to do something with this site or let it die on the vine. - Pity.

Google Web Toolkit

17/05/2006 @ 12:09 UTC

Isofarro : Google Web Toolkit - A Java framework for writing AJAX applications. Includes a browser history management so not breaking the back button. The HTML is quite old-school - which is a great pity.

Simon Willison : Google Web Toolkit - Build AJAX apps in the Java language - Write Java that "compiles" to JavaScript and HTML. Weird. [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Web Toolkit - "...a Java software development framework that makes writing AJAX applications like Google Maps and Gmail easy for developers who don't speak browser quirks as a second language." [via#

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#

The Rasterbator

15/05/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Eric Meyer : The Rasterbator - It isn't as dirty as it sounds... although it could be, depending on the image you feed it. [via FreshArrival] [via]

jimray : The Rasterbator - Make huge, Warholesque printouts from your photos

jonhicks : The Sect of Homokaasu - The Rasterbator - Bookmarking this in a 'must get around to trying this out someday' way.

Albatross! : Microsoft, IE and the Web Standards Project

15/05/2006 @ 13:11 UTC

Paul Hammond : Albatross! : Microsoft, IE and the Web Standards Project - The day the development of the standards-based platform in IE goes on a back burner again, I'll quit

Isofarro : Microsoft, IE and the Web Standards Project - Chris Wilson: 'From ten years of experience in championing standards and web development inside Microsoft, I think it's actually critically important that the reasons for supporting standards in our products – particularly IE – be business one

Eric Meyer : Microsoft, IE and the Web Standards Project - Chris Wilson tells it like it is.

Unfogged - "Lock The Vault? What Kind Of Maniac Would Steal Money From A Bank?"

14/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

deusx : Unfogged - "Lock The Vault? What Kind Of Maniac Would Steal Money From A Bank?" - "For there to be a problem here, you're basically assuming a premise where you have some evil and nefarious election officials who would sneak in and introduce a piece of software," he said. "I don't believe these evil elections people exist."

jimray : The people who work for Diebold are idiots - "For there to be a problem here, you're basically assuming a premise where you have some evil and nefarious election officials who would sneak in and introduce a piece of software," he said. "I don't believe these evil elections people exist."

Simon Willison : "Lock The Vault? What Kind Of Maniac Would Steal Money From A Bank?" - Voting machine company rep rules out possibility of corrupt election officials.

Rod Begbie : "Lock The Vault? What Kind Of Maniac Would Steal Money From A Bank?" - Diebold voting machines are found to be easily re-flashable by anyone wanting to invisibly rig an election. Diebold spokesman: "I don't believe these evil elections people exist." I have not the words. [via#

Funny but also depressing SNL bit with Al Gore last night, speaking as if he were President and B...

14/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Funny but also depressing SNL bit with Al Gore last night, speaking as if he were President and Bush was the comissioner of baseball - Funny but also depressing SNL bit with Al Gore last night, speaking as if he were President and Bush was the comissioner of baseball. (via rw) [via]

deusx : Crooks and Liars - ""Saturday Night Live," opened their show tonight with Al Gore addressing the nation as if he was the President of the United States."

Rod Begbie : SNL: If Al Gore were President - Nicely done parallel-universe cold-open from last night's SNL. [via#

Microsummaries in Firefox 2

14/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Microsummaries in Firefox 2 - Neat new feature: short summaries of pages extracted using XSLT.

deusx : Microsummaries - MozillaWiki - "Microsummaries are regularly-updated succinct compilations of the most important information on web pages."

Paul Hammond : Microsummaries - MozillaWiki - Microsummaries are regularly-updated succinct compilations of the most important information on web pages

Isofarro : Microsummaries - 'Microsummaries are regularly-updated succinct summaries of web pages. They are compact enough to fit in the space available to a bookmark label, provide more useful information about pages than static page titles, and are regularly updated as new informa

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

mnot’s Web log: Vendor-pires

11/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

znarf : mnot’s Web log: Vendor-pires - here’s no intrinsic value in WS-* unless you’re trying to suck money out of your customers #

Simon Willison : mnot: Vendor-pires - WS-* vendors and vampires. [via]

Paul Hammond : mnot’s Web log: Vendor-pires - there’s no intrinsic value in WS-* unless you’re trying to suck money out of your customers

Google Trends

10/05/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Trends - compare frequency of particular search terms over time, but without exposing actual numbers  [via]

jkottke : See graphs for the popularity of Google search results with Google Trends - Fun! See graphs for the popularity of Google search results with Google Trends. Is the blog meme trend finally flattening out? And hey, I had a hand in shaping this one.

Rod Begbie : Google Trends - Google Fight Pro -- Fun datamining showing search volume over time. [via#

Philippe Janvier : Google Trends - "...compare the world's interest in your favorite topics." [via#

The Four-Day Week Challenge

10/05/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : The Four-Day Week Challenge

Philippe Janvier : The Four-Day Week Challenge - Working less and Getting the Things Done : "It's harder than we thought". On est quand même bien placé pour le savoir :) [via#

philgyford : A List Apart: Articles: The Four-Day Week Challenge - Excellent article on restricting the hours you work. "And then it hit me: there will always be more to do." Realising this is a big step.

Paul Hammond : A List Apart: Articles: The Four-Day Week Challenge - A lot of the constraints and barriers we place on ourselves are completely unnecessary and even worse, keep us from being happy

Long-term backup

9/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Long-term backup - Long-term backup: there's some good advice accumulating there

Nelson Minar : Backup dilemma - Hard drives have oustripped archival media

Rod Begbie : Long-term backup [dive into mark] - When you're building up gigabytes of data, how can you realistically back-it-up? #

Pretty pixel fonts

6/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Pretty pixel fonts - Tiny but with style (via Digg)

jimray : Style-Force Sempliceâ„¢ Pixelfonts

factoryjoe : Style-Force Semplice™ Pixelfonts - Pixelfonts from Michael Schmidt Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: pixelfonts, fonts

deusx : Style-Force Semplice™ Pixelfonts

Hookworm healing

5/05/2006 @ 06:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Hookworm healing - Insane self-doctoring (via Metafilter)

Andy Baio : How to cure asthma or hayfever by infecting yourself with hookworm - simply go to Cameroon and walk barefoot in the toilets of the local residents, and pray you don't catch dengue  [via]

jkottke : Read how one man cured his asthma and hayfever by travelling to Cameroon and infesting himself with hookworm - Read how one man cured his asthma and hayfever by travelling to Cameroon and infesting himself with hookworm. Wow.

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