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"

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?

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#

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#

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

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

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

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. #

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"?

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

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."

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."

One Hundred Rules for NASA Project Managers

12/04/2006 @ 04:10 UTC

merlinmann : One Hundred Rules for NASA Project Managers - "If you have a problem that requires additional people to solve, you should approach putting people on like a cook who has under-salted the food."

Paul Hammond : One Hundred Rules for NASA Project Managers - Wrong decisions made early can be recovered from. Right decisions made late cannot correct them.

WillPate : One Hundred Rules for NASA Project Managers - Wisdom on getting projects done from an experienced NASA project manager

jimray : One Hundred Rules for NASA Project Managers - Mostly obvious, but good to keep in mind all the same

Five suggested Flickr tags

11/04/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Five suggested Flickr tags - Five suggested Flickr tags: heh. so true. so very true.

Nelson Minar : 5 suggested Flickr tags - Funny funny from Merlin

Philippe Janvier : Five suggested Flickr tags - What are tags ? :) [via#

jkottke : Five suggested Flickr tags - Five suggested Flickr tags. Merlin brings the funny. "Rows Of Seated White Men Typing At Conferences".

GameDev.net - How To Build a Game In A Week From Scratch With No Budget

9/04/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

deusx : GameDev.net - How To Build a Game In A Week From Scratch With No Budget - "Create an "old-school" RPG in the style of the old, early 80's "top-down" RPGs like The Temple of Apshai, Ultima III, and Telengard."

Nelson Minar : Write game in a week - Fast hack project in Python, nicely documented (via digg)

joshua : How To Build a Game In A Week From Scratch With No Budget

jcgregorio : GameDev.net - How To Build a Game In A Week From Scratch With No Budget

How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files | Holovaty.com

7/04/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

wearehugh : How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files | Holovaty.com - hey, i have media files

Paul Hammond : How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files | Holovaty.com - Now chicagocrime.org's media files are served directly off of S3, at a cost of 35 cents a month, and my Apache is happier.

Simon Willison : How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files - Adrian's saving server overhead on ChicagoCrime by serving media from S3.

bmilleare : Using Amazon S3 to serve media files

Matthew M. Boedicker : hosting static content on Amazon's S3 for 35 cents per month - (via Waxy.org Links) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files - How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files: "S3 is very cheap -- 15 cents a month for each gig of storage (and I have only 936 K of media files) and 20 cents per gig bandwidth. That's peanuts."

Jon Gruber on Apple's strategy with Boot Camp

7/04/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Jon Gruber on Apple's strategy with Boot Camp - dead on, from the inevitable reaction of PC enthusiasts to the future direction of the OS

Simon Willison : Windows: The New Classic - John Gruber's delightful take on Boot Camp.

deusx : Daring Fireball: Windows: The New Classic - "But everything about Boot Camp is calibrated to position Windows-on-Mac as the next Classic-style ghetto a compatibility layer that you might need but that you wish you didn't."

jkottke : John Gruber on Apple's Boot Camp - John Gruber on Apple's Boot Camp, which lets you install Windows XP on your Mac (in beta). "You now get to choose between a computer that can only run Windows or a computer that can run both Windows and Mac OS X."

What's New in Python 2.5

6/04/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : What's New in Python 2.5 - What's New in Python 2.5: I really, really, really need to learn me some Py one of these days... or years.

Rod Begbie : What's New in Python 2.5 [via#

Nelson Minar : New in Python 2.5 - Quick summary (via Zawodny, who really should learn some Py)

Aquarion : What's New in Python 2.5

wearehugh : What's New in Python 2.5

jcgregorio : What's New in Python 2.5

User-Generated Content

6/04/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

gknauss : User-Generated Content - "User-generated content" has been reduced from a cultural choice a site can make to a Web 2.0 business-plan bullet point. Derek's too dismissive of other sources of media -- the implication that it's inauthentic is too strong -- but Lord, deliver us from

Paul Hammond : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - So let's not give in to the buzzphrase du jour. Let's use the real words.

deusx : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - "And if we must have an umbrella term to describe the whole shebang, I have a suggestion. Try this on for size: Authentic Media."

Milo Vermeulen : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content [via]

jimray : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - "Calling the beautiful, amazing, brilliant things people create online 'user-generated content' is like sliding up to your lady, putting your arm around her and whispering, 'Hey baby, let's have intercourse.'"

François Nonnenmacher : Death to User-Generated Content

Eric Meyer : Death to User-Generated Content - Yeah.

The XMLHttpRequest Object

6/04/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

wearehugh : The XMLHttpRequest Object - anne's been busy

Paul Hammond : The XMLHttpRequest Object - W3C Working Draft 05 April 2006

deusx : The XMLHttpRequest Object - "W3C Working Draft 05 April 2006"

Isofarro : The XMLHttpRequest Object - W3C Working Draft (via diveintomark)

Simon Willison : The XMLHttpRequest Object - A W3C Working Draft. [via]

Apple's Boot Camp public beta

5/04/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple's Boot Camp public beta - the stock market loves Apple's new official support of Windows XP dual boot

Jon Hicks : Apple - Boot Camp - Macs do Windows too! We knew they would, but we waited for the official word. Thanks to Ian Lloyd for the tip off.

jimray : Apple - Boot Camp - Boot Windows on a Mac - officially

Rod Begbie : Apple - Boot Camp #

joshua : boot camp - boot windows on your mac

Simon Willison : Boot Camp - Official dual-boot Windows solution for Intel Macs - downloadable beta!

plasticbag : Apple's Boot Camp makes the world's best Windows computer a Mac... - Or at least that's the tagline I'm seeing around the web at the moment. Looks fascinating, actually. Really interested to see how this turns out...

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