Photoshop Splash Screens

9/08/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

veen : Photoshop Splash Screens - A history of Photoshop splash screens from 1988 to the present.

joshua : Photoshop Splash Screens - through history

Official Google Reader Blog: XML Errors in Feeds

9/08/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Official Google Reader Blog: XML Errors in Feeds - here are the top XML errors that we have encountered when parsing all of the feeds that our users have added to Reader

Why you need multiple mongrel instances with rails

9/08/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Why you need multiple mongrel instances with rails - Ruby on Rails is not thread safe so there is a synchronized block around the calls to Dispatcher.dispatch

Polishing Ruby: Upgrade rails now

9/08/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Polishing Ruby: Upgrade rails now - If you prefer to freeze your rails checkout. I recommend stealing this rule:

Sam Ruby: Attack Delivery TestSuite

9/08/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Sam Ruby: Attack Delivery TestSuite - Sometime in November (i.e., in about 90 days), and with James’s consent, I will commit these tests as a part of the Feed Parser regression test suite

Joel on Software - The Command and Control Management Method

9/08/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Joel on Software - The Command and Control Management Method - When you use Econ 101 management, you’re encouraging developers to game the system.

Plain English Campaign: Free guides: How to write in plain English

9/08/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Plain English Campaign: Free guides: How to write in plain English - the main ways to make writing clearer

tjogin : Plain English Campaign: Free guides: How to write in plain English

Jeremy Zawodny : How to write in plain English - How to write in plain English: I wish the entire business world could be forced to read this.

Re: Blogging with Style

9/08/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

wearehugh : Re: Blogging with Style

Five Killer Education Resources - Traditional College is Doomed

9/08/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

merlinmann : Five Killer Education Resources - Traditional College is Doomed - "I just finished college basically (long story) and I found I was learning twice as much online than in the classroom."

Back to School Tips: Get Ready, Get Organized

9/08/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

merlinmann : Back to School Tips: Get Ready, Get Organized - Tips for getting back in the swing as the school year begins.

365 tomorrows - In Hindsight…

9/08/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

deusx : 365 tomorrows - In Hindsight… - "Although we cannot see Saturn, I’m sure the view of your new mini-star is quite spectacular from Earth, especially at night."

More Like This WebLog > The State of Screen Scraping

9/08/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

deusx : More Like This WebLog > The State of Screen Scraping - "During all this recent excitement about using hAtom to generate feeds, I’d forgotten that I wrote about the concept nearly three years ago when I was getting ready to talk about syndication at Seybold SF."

Video of Travis Pastrana performing a double backflip on a motorcycle, the first time it's been l...

9/08/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Video of Travis Pastrana performing a double backflip on a motorcycle, the first time it's been landed successfully in competition - Video of Travis Pastrana performing a double backflip on a motorcycle, the first time it's been landed successfully in competition.

Top AOL searches

9/08/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Top AOL searches - With counts; the first non-navigational query is "weather"

DeLay Says He's Now an Ex-Texan - Los Angeles Times

9/08/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jimray : DeLay Says He's Now an Ex-Texan - Los Angeles Times - "As a Virginia resident, I will take the actions necessary to remove my name from the Texas ballot. To do anything else would be hypocrisy." Oh, the irony.

Programmer Meet Designer - where web developers find web designers

9/08/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jimray : Programmer Meet Designer - where web developers find web designers - Dig the logo

Jeremy Zawodny : Programmer Meet Designer - Programmer Meet Designer: "This site was created to unite programmers and designers because rarely is a person good at both programming and designing."

Steve Wozniak in Founders At Work

9/08/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jimray : Steve Wozniak in Founders At Work

Tales of the telegraph

9/08/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Tales of the telegraph - great bit on "hog-morse" and the origin of "hams"

The Value of Web Standards

9/08/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Eric Meyer : The Value of Web Standards - Another benefit to add to the already-lengthy list: interoperability.

Simon Willison : O'Reilly Radar: The Value of Web Standards - "... we're finally getting rewards for standards-compliance ..."

AOL user 4417749

9/08/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : AOL user 4417749 - NYT reporter chases down one of the people AOL betrayed

Paul Hammond : A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749 - New York Times - It did not take much investigating to follow that data trail to Thelma Arnold, a 62-year-old widow who lives in Lilburn, Ga., frequently researches her friends’ medical ailments and loves her three dogs

Top 10 AOL searches

9/08/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Top 10 AOL searches - Navigational queries FTW

Seattle, WA Apartments. Apartment Rental Search

9/08/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jimray : Seattle, WA Apartments. Apartment Rental Search - Cool new Craigslist/Google maps mashup. Better searching than the Housing Maps mashup

DHTML gradient progress bar

9/08/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

bmilleare : DHTML gradient progress bar

Office waste: Workers kill 1.86 hours a day

9/08/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

merlinmann : Office waste: Workers kill 1.86 hours a day - "We're not machines or robots. And sometimes what the Cubs are doing is a hell of a lot more important than what I'm doing."

AOL Searcher No. 4417749 Exposed

9/08/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Linkorama : AOL Searcher No. 4417749 Exposed - real enough for you now? now consider the government gets even better data

4 penguins killed in truck accident

9/08/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

jimray : 4 penguins killed in truck accident - "Octopus unhurt, exotic fish not as lucky en route to temporary home" Holy crap, is that not the best hed/subhed combination ever?

A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749 - New York Times

9/08/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

jimray : A Face Is Exposed for AOL Searcher No. 4417749 - New York Times - No. 4417749 conducted hundreds of searches over a three-month period on topics ranging from “numb fingers� to “60 single men� to “dog that urinates on everything.�

Cheap airline tickets?

9/08/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

jimray : Cheap airline tickets? - Use kayak.com, buy early on Wednesday morning (who knew?), look for nearby cities, don't check bags (?)

Raja Sandhu - Wise FAQs

9/08/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Raja Sandhu - Wise FAQs - Raja Sandhu, one of the most talented logo designers I know, boasts a jocular but very appropriate, spot-on contract design FAQ. "'This doesn't look like something from your portfolio?' I always love this one. [...] Your company is called Bob's Dart World

LogoPond logo gallery

9/08/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : LogoPond logo gallery - Speaking of logos, behold LogoPond (logo gallery).

factoryjoe : LogoPond - Identity Inspiration - If you’re seeking influence, or better yet inspiration, or just needing feedback for logo design, LogoPond is the gallery-slash-community for all three activities. Tags: logos, design, inspiration

Flagr

9/08/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Flagr - Flagr. Flag/tag locations with comments, photos, and more using your mobile phone or PC. Like in case you need to find public toilets (which, in the US isn't a big deal, but to find them elsewhere can be).

Web designer needed for Dominey's team

9/08/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Web designer needed for Dominey's team - Todd Dominey is looking for another crew member (web designer). Brief details here (scroll down about halfway).

Belkin wi-fi Skype phone

9/08/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Belkin wi-fi Skype phone - Belkin wi-fi Skype phone. "The phone connects to any free Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing you to access your Skype account and place free, unlimited domestic and international calls over the Internet to other Skype users."

8x8in plywood art

9/08/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : 8x8in plywood art - "These pieces are done on 8"X8" plywood, sealed with several coats of varathane. They have the feel of 'tiles'."

Man dies opening grenade with sledgehammer

9/08/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

Isofarro : Man dies opening grenade with sledgehammer - The headline says it all really. A genuine entry in the Darwin awards 2006.

TechEBlog � USB Self Destruct Button Hands-On

9/08/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

deusx : TechEBlog � USB Self Destruct Button Hands-On - "It has all the keys, switches, and buttons you’ve come to expect from modern self-destruct buttons, adding the power of four USB ports for extra practicality"

LJFriendFeeder

9/08/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

deusx : LJFriendFeeder - "LJFriendFeeder, RSS Feeder, by c3w@juicypop.net, with help from the kind people of 'internet.'"

How to Make a Plastic Bag Eating Giraffe

9/08/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

gleuschk : How to Make a Plastic Bag Eating Giraffe - many ways to parse that phrase, but this is the best

Why a roundabout in Cleveland isn't doing a good job calming traffic

9/08/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Why a roundabout in Cleveland isn't doing a good job calming traffic - Why a roundabout in Cleveland isn't doing a good job calming traffic. More on traffic calming.

Chicago

9/08/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Chicago - Chicago.

Dennis Hwang, Google logo artist

9/08/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Dennis Hwang, Google logo artist - CNN profiles Dennis Hwang, the artist behind Google's logo interpretations.

A list of "cool slang" and "cyber slang"

9/08/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : A list of "cool slang" and "cyber slang" - A list of "cool slang" and "cyber slang". Now you greppers can slide the talkways with your thread sled while frying some screens and avoiding the Stiks. It'll be slammatocious!

Turning MySQL data in latin1 to utf8 utf-8 - O'Reilly ONLamp Blog

9/08/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

wearehugh : Turning MySQL data in latin1 to utf8 utf-8 - O'Reilly ONLamp Blog

Paul Hammond : Turning MySQL data in latin1 to utf8 utf-8 - O'Reilly ONLamp Blog - LESSON LEARNED: KEEP EVERYTHING IN UTF-8, ABSOLUTELY EVERYWHERE, FROM DAY ONE

Truth in Advertising

9/08/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

plasticbag : Truth in Advertising - Following on from the fake Al Gore satire the other day and the Cillit Bang thing and the upcoming Ethicopocalypse, this sums up my feelings with regards to advertising quite well I think...

Spirited Away hides inactive applications after sixty seconds

9/08/2006 @ 13:08 UTC

plasticbag : Spirited Away hides inactive applications after sixty seconds - This could be a really good way of not feeling swamped by the amount of open windows on your computer, while still making it possible for you to navigate between them. Bit distracting when something vanishes though...

Good Flag, Bad Flag - the five basic principles you need to know when designing a flag for your c...

9/08/2006 @ 13:08 UTC

plasticbag : Good Flag, Bad Flag - the five basic principles you need to know when designing a flag for your country! - Highly entertaining guide this - practical, solid and useful, while also incredibly unlikely to be useful to many people. Hence awesome.

BookMooch is a free book trade and exchange community

9/08/2006 @ 13:08 UTC

plasticbag : BookMooch is a free book trade and exchange community - I love this idea - I have a whole bunch of books that I'm either not going to read or have read and are just taking up space. I'd rather do something like this than turn them into 10% of their original cash value... Very nice.

Rod Begbie : BookMooch: free book trade and exchange community - Free used-book trading site -- Get points for listing & sending books (plus bonus points for browsing other folks' wishlists and making offers), spend them requesting books. Business model is commission from links to Amazon.com. Seems more likely to suc [via#

Greg Storey : Give books away, get books you want. - Old idea with fantastic execution.

Wake Turbulence Photo

9/08/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Wake Turbulence Photo - Wake Turbulence Photo: wow

Technorati's Numbers are Wrong

9/08/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Technorati's Numbers are Wrong - Technorati's Numbers are Wrong: Kevin calls bullshit on Dave's numbers

jkottke : Kevin Burton looks at the Technorati "data" and discovers that since the number of daily postings is growing linearly - Kevin Burton looks at the Technorati "data" and discovers that since the number of daily postings is growing linearly, the number of active blogs is probably growing lineary too...which means that the exponential growth of the blogosphere touted repeatedl

Paul Hammond : Kevin Burton's Feed Blog: Technorati's Numbers are Wrong - The number of active blogs is on a linear growth scale not an exponential scale

Never Check Your Email First Or Last

9/08/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Never Check Your Email First Or Last - Never Check Your Email First Or Last: that's a really good idea

Paul Hammond : Never Check Your Email First Or Last at LifeDev - By not checking my email until I had gotten at least one task done, I was forcing myself to become less dependent on my AM email fix, and to start controlling my inbox instead of having it control me.

jimray : Never Check Your Email First Or Last at LifeDev

BossBitching.com - Bitch About Your Present or Past Boss

9/08/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : BossBitching.com - Bitch About Your Present or Past Boss - BossBitching.com - Bitch About Your Present or Past Boss: it's like fucked company, but newer

Important Notice on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

9/08/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

wearehugh : Important Notice on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Old New Thing : Candidate for most obscure keyboard shortcut: Shift+F8

9/08/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

wearehugh : The Old New Thing : Candidate for most obscure keyboard shortcut: Shift+F8

Enterprise Mac | InfoWorld | APPLE'S OS X X86 DARWIN KERNEL IS OPEN SOURCE | August 7, 2006 10:39...

9/08/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

wearehugh : Enterprise Mac | InfoWorld | APPLE'S OS X X86 DARWIN KERNEL IS OPEN SOURCE | August 7, 2006 10:39 PM | By Tom Yager

Cat in a bottle

9/08/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Cat in a bottle - America's funniest home pet videos!

Mom tracks down toilet-tissue pranksters

9/08/2006 @ 05:09 UTC

Eric Meyer : Mom tracks down toilet-tissue pranksters - Right on, Mrs. Base. David Brin's transparent society creeps ever closer.

AOL Search "Anonymous" User 711391

9/08/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : AOL Search "Anonymous" User 711391 - Fucking hell, this is gutwrenching -- The story of a woman's affair told through search strings. Names are included too. "i took cyber sex to a physical level and it was a mistake", "how can you tell if your spouse put spyware on your computer", "pictur [via#

Yahoo! Developer Network - Python Developer Center - HOWTO

9/08/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

wearehugh : Yahoo! Developer Network - Python Developer Center - HOWTO

Simon Willison: The YDN Python Developer Center

9/08/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

wearehugh : Simon Willison: The YDN Python Developer Center

Waitrose.uk: "Hundreds and thousands"

9/08/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

kellan : Waitrose.uk: "Hundreds and thousands" - Or what in New England they call "jimmies", and in the civilzied world we call "sprinkles" #

Search engine for released AOL logs

9/08/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Search engine for released AOL logs - my God, the search logs of anonymous user 711391 is an unbelievable epic; Philipp has many more  [via]

Here's a video of Snoop Dogg listening to and singing along with a country-style cover of Gin and...

9/08/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

jkottke : Here's a video of Snoop Dogg listening to and singing along with a country-style cover of Gin and Juice by The Gourds - Here's a video of Snoop Dogg listening to and singing along with a country-style cover of Gin and Juice by The Gourds.

AOL search database

9/08/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : AOL search database - Easy access to AOL's massive data leak (via Digg)

Yahoo! Answers - How are Yahoo! and Google Searches different?

9/08/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo! Answers - How are Yahoo! and Google Searches different? - Yahoo! Answers - How are Yahoo! and Google Searches different?: wow, I guess the rocket scientists found yahoo answers

Why I Write by George Orwell

9/08/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

jimray : Why I Write by George Orwell

Why no pig butter?

9/08/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Nelson Minar : Why no pig butter? - jwz explains it

AOL Search Log Profiles

9/08/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : AOL Search Log Profiles - AOL Search Log Profiles: "28963 quickly amends the search query to read “freee porn sites”. (Two days later, 28963 shows a sudden interest in genital warts.)"

Nelson Minar : AOL user profiles - What you can learn about people based on their search logs

Rod Begbie : AOL Search Log Profiles - Your guide to some of the interesting folks you can meet inside the AOL search data leak. "1045042 is researching the relationship between Republicans and terrorism." [via#

ModelViewController.mp3 (warning: singing)

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : ModelViewController.mp3 (warning: singing) - It's the Model View Controller song!

Using the Python for Series 60 Bluetooth Console from OS X

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Using the Python for Series 60 Bluetooth Console from OS X - Not entirely straight forward.

Unicode strings to ASCII ...nicely

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Unicode strings to ASCII ...nicely - Uses unicodedata.normalize to filter out accents.

Paul Hammond : Unicode strings to ASCII ...nicely - Peterbe.com (Peter Bengtsson on Python, Zope, Kung Fu, London and photos) - It's not perfect ('große' should have become grosse) but's only two lines of code.

Mark Shuttleworth: Jono Bacon steps up

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Mark Shuttleworth: Jono Bacon steps up - Jono is the new community manager for Ubuntu. Awesome.

Gina Ford vs the Web

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Gina Ford vs the Web - "I'll sue you! I'll sue you in England!"

New Media Hack on YDN Python Center

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Simon Willison : New Media Hack on YDN Python Center - Recommends pycurl - I have to admit I hadn't looked at that.

mezzoblue § ClearerType

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : mezzoblue § ClearerType - in the forthcoming IE7 for XP, ClearType is a browser-specific setting and it’s enabled by default

err.the_blog.find_by_title('Organize Your Models')

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : err.the_blog.find_by_title('Organize Your Models') - You can also use this trick to better organize your controllers, helpers, plugins, or libraries. Thanks, Rails.

Ascription is an Anathema to any Enthusiasm » Blog Archive » Search Frequencies/Person ...

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Ascription is an Anathema to any Enthusiasm » Blog Archive » Search Frequencies/Person & A Public Service Announcement - Unsuprisingly the distribution of search generators is power-law distributed

Calendar Server - Trac

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Calendar Server - Trac - The Darwin Calendar Server is a standards-compliant server that allows multiple users to collaboratively share calendaring information.

Simon Willison : Darwin Calendar Server - Apple's open source CalDAV server is written in Python.

Copy big copy small - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Copy big copy small - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals) - In my experience walking around Chicago I see far more examples of the little guy jacking the big guy when it comes to design � especially big brand design � than the other way around

veen : Copy big copy small - "My position is that no one should be copying anyone. Be original on your own. " -- Wow, that's almost exactly the opposite of how I got good at everything I love.

CollyLogic: Part 3: CSS showcases - be selected

9/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : CollyLogic: Part 3: CSS showcases - be selected - Remember also, it doesn’t really matter if your site is showcased or not, for accolades are transient, and fame is empty and vacuous. Try to get out more.

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