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Ragdoll Masters

25/01/2006 @ 20:14 UTC

Nelson Minar : Ragdoll Masters - 2d ragdoll game, fun as heck

deusx : ..:: Ragdoll Masters ::.. - "In this game you control a stylized martial arts master, making his way through stronger and stronger opponents with spectacular moves and impressive blows."

Penn Jillette - Sawing People in Half

25/01/2006 @ 20:10 UTC

deusx : Penn Jillette - Sawing People in Half - It's a podcast from Penn Jillette

Video: Wintergreen's "When I Wake Up"

25/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Wintergreen's "When I Wake Up" - music video about the true story of E.T. for the Atari 2600; also, a great interview with the game designer

Nelson Minar : Atari ET music video - Cute video about the worst-ever licensed game (via Joystiq)

deusx : Keith Schofield / Wintergreen / "When I Wake Up" - Best music video that has nothing to do with the song itself ever. Tells the story of the Atari 2600 game ET, including a bonus visit to the landfil where the game is buried.

Zombies

25/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

deusx : Zombies - One of the best things about this page is the zombie head that follows you when you scroll. "Welcome to Zombies, a turn-based game where the only goal is to outlast and destroy the zombies before they do the same to you."

Future American lawyers to be proud of.

25/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

kellan : Future American lawyers to be proud of. - A little civil disobedience at Georgetown in the face of everyone's favorite pro-tortue AG #

deusx : insomnia: Future American lawyers to be proud of. - Holy crap - these guys give lawyers a good name! "Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown today ... the students in class did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and turned their backs to him."

AngolaPress - News - China to build world`s first "artificial sun" experimental device

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

deusx : AngolaPress - News - China to build world`s first "artificial sun" experimental device - It's like AstroBoy!

AquaPath

25/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

deusx : AquaPath - "AquaPath is a free Cocoa-based developer tool for Mac OS X Tiger that allows you evaluate XPath 2.0 expressions against any XML document and view the result sequence in a dynamic, intuitive tree representation."

Mike Chambers: Removing HTML Element children with JavaScript

25/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

deusx : Mike Chambers: Removing HTML Element children with JavaScript - "Just a quick fyi, but if you are doing work in JavaScript and need to dynamically remove all of the childNodes from a DOM element, make sure to do it with a while loop, and not a for loop."

Paul Hammond : Mike Chambers: Removing HTML Element children with JavaScript - make sure to do it with a while loop, and not a for loop

M.U.G.E.N - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

25/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : M.U.G.E.N - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "The engine is very powerful and flexible, allowing for the same type of functionality found in most any commercial 2D fighting game, such as the Street Fighter games produced by Capcom or the King of Fighters games produced by SNK."

Peter Williams' Weblog - Rough RESTing on Rails

25/01/2006 @ 02:10 UTC

deusx : Peter Williams' Weblog - Rough RESTing on Rails - "It is significantly1 less effort to implement a web application in Rails than in any other framework in which I have worked but it is not better than those other frameworks, just easier."

A Generation Serves Notice: It's a Moving Target - New York Times

25/01/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

deusx : A Generation Serves Notice: It's a Moving Target - New York Times - "Advertisers and media and technology companies, mindful that young consumers have migrated away from the traditional carriers of their messages, have begun to find new ways to reach them."

Joe Wikert's Book Publisher Blog: Safari's Rough Cuts Service

24/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : Joe Wikert's Book Publisher Blog: Safari's Rough Cuts Service - "Don't get me wrong. Again, I love the concept, but I wonder whether enough early adopters will want to pay for it."

Ivan Krstic's Weblog: The little snake that couldn't

24/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : Ivan Krstic's Weblog: The little snake that couldn't - "I have a confession to make: Ruby on Rails does not impress me."

Short (and a wee bit hostile) inteview with Daniel Dennett

24/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Short (and a wee bit hostile) inteview with Daniel Dennett - Short (and a wee bit hostile) inteview with Daniel Dennett. "Nerve cells are very complicated mechanical systems. You take enough of those, and you put them together, and you get a soul."

Wayne Burkett : Questions for Daniel C. Dennett - Interview by Deborah Solomon - New York Times - Dennet's response to "I take it you do not subscribe to the idea of an everlasting soul" is "Ugh." Hehe. #

deusx : Questions for Daniel C. Dennett - Interview by Deborah Solomon - New York Times - "Churches have given us great treasures. Whether that pays for the harm they have done is another matter."

Instant Messaging in Frontier/Radio

24/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

deusx : Instant Messaging in Frontier/Radio - "tcp.im is an instant messaging client and server framework for Frontier and Radio UserLand."

DOM Scripting: Easier CSS rules through DOM Scripting

24/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

deusx : DOM Scripting: Easier CSS rules through DOM Scripting - "Say you want to style form fields. You probably want to apply different styles to your text inputs, your submit buttons, your checkboxes, etc. But they all share the same tag name, input, so you can't just use an element selector in your CSS."

MochiKit A lightweight Javascript library

24/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

deusx : MochiKit A lightweight Javascript library - "MochiKit 1.2 is now available [download]."

Sam Ruby: Photocasting Hyperbole

23/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

deusx : Sam Ruby: Photocasting Hyperbole - "Let's face it, the Internet is a rough place."

franklinmint.fm: Atom Over XMPP Hack For a Book That Wasn't To Be

23/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : franklinmint.fm: Atom Over XMPP Hack For a Book That Wasn't To Be - "Instead of a typical XMPP IM message, we'll show how to send Atom Entry documents as XMPP payloads."

the sounds of dying hard drives

23/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

cobra libre : the sounds of dying hard drives [via#

deusx : Hitachi Global Storage Technologies | Support | Knowledge Base - These sounds are all incredibly painful to hear. "My hard drive is experiencing some strange noises but I am unsure if the drive is failing. How can I determine if the noises are due to a failing hard drive?"

Disemvoweling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

23/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

deusx : Disemvoweling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "Disemvoweling (also spelled disemvowelling) is a technique used by forum moderators to suppress trollage, vandalism, and other rude behavior in online discourse by removing all the vowels from the offending material."

Achewood - January 23, 2006

23/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

deusx : Achewood - January 23, 2006 - "I... I'm afraid I don't understand. Does that mean you don't eat cheese?"

John Manoogian III - Code Swami - Blog Archive Firefly.net - a bit of history

23/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

deusx : John Manoogian III - Code Swami - Blog Archive Firefly.net - a bit of history - "Firefly.net rarely gets mentioned these days, but when pheezy mentioned Pandora (which i've not yet tried), my mind rolled back to 1998."

Firebug

22/01/2006 @ 19:10 UTC

kellan : Firebug - Firefox extension for debugging HTML, CSS, AJAX, and Javascript #

deusx : Firebug: neutralizes nasty niffs - "t is a full-featured error console that shows your errors in Javascript, CSS (a godsend!) and XML. Not only that, but it does full logging for XMLHttpRequest calls, so it's a powerful tool for debugging AJAX applications as well."

Moertel Consulting's Community Projects :: A Coder's Guide To Coffee

22/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

deusx : Moertel Consulting's Community Projects :: A Coder's Guide To Coffee - "As most software and creative professionals know, coffee is an important technology for boosting mental acuity and maintaining peak on-the-job performance."

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