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ParsingHtml - MochiKit - Trac

14/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

deusx : ParsingHtml - MochiKit - Trac - "evalHTML takes a string and returns a DocumentFragment? object representing the HTML Nodes suitable of inserting via MochiKit or regular DOM, Works in IE, FireFox? and Safari "

[uf-discuss] Universal Feed Parser 4.2 will support microformats

14/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

deusx : [uf-discuss] Universal Feed Parser 4.2 will support microformats - "I just checked support for basic microformat parsing into feedparser.py CVS."

"no sampling, please"

13/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

jkottke : "no sampling, please" - "no sampling, please", a photoset depicting binge-sampling of nearly everything in sight, contrary to posted signage.

deusx : no sampling, please. - a photoset on Flickr - "the sign seemed simple enough, but meg just couldn't follow the rules. at all."

claimID

13/01/2006 @ 21:13 UTC

jimray : claimID - Fred, from ibiblio, is starting this - no idea what it is, but Fred's hella smart. Worth keeping an eye on

deusx : claimID.com - "claimID lets you track, verify, classify, annotate, prioritize and share the information that is about you online."

Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel

13/01/2006 @ 21:10 UTC

deusx : Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel - "SCI FI Channel announced Jan. 12 that it will air the first season of the BBC's hit SF series Doctor Who, starting in March."

Cory Doctorow's Literary Works - printcrime

13/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

deusx : Cory Doctorow's Literary Works - printcrime - Like wishing for more wishes.

Scouting for alternatives (Metro Times Detroit)

13/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

deusx : Scouting for alternatives (Metro Times Detroit) - ""Respect the earth. Don't trash it, because if you do, it will bite you later.""

Cory Doctorow details another fight he's had with Andrew Orlowski, and runs through how different...

13/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

plasticbag : Cory Doctorow details another fight he's had with Andrew Orlowski, and runs through how different it is to a fight he had with Wikipedia - It's an interesting article that again explores Orlowski's continued journalistic license and the hypocrisy of many of his attacks on Wikipedia.

deusx : Boing Boing: Correcting the Record: Wikipedia vs The Register - "The Reg is the Wikipedia vandal you can't revert."

'Doomsday vault' to house world's seeds

13/01/2006 @ 00:12 UTC

deusx : 'Doomsday vault' to house world's seeds - "Norway is to build a "doomsday vault" in a mountain close to the North Pole that will house a vast seed bank to ensure food supplies in the event of catastrophic climate change, nuclear war or rising sea levels, New Scientist says."

Sparkle

12/01/2006 @ 20:11 UTC

jimray : Sparkle - Add auto-update functionality to Cocoa apps - uses RSS based appcasting

deusx : Sparkle - "Sparkle is a module that developers can stick in their Cocoa applications (five-step install!) to get instant self-update functionality."

FAQ: XSL Transformations (XSLT) in Mozilla

12/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : FAQ: XSL Transformations (XSLT) in Mozilla - "Just like for XHTML, document.write is not supported during XSLT transformations. Sadly, current builds don't error, but just give unexpected results, like crashes."

JSLog

12/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : JSLog - Another JS logging tool. Takes up very little space when closed.

deusx : Earthcode.com: JSLog - a Lightweight Ajax logger - "This is a lightweight, self-contained logging panel which takes the place of alert() boxes for your AJAX and DHTML applications. It is unobtrusive, easy to use, and can stay in your code through deployment. "

ongoing · Don’t Invent XML Languages

11/01/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

deusx : ongoing · Don’t Invent XML Languages - "Here’s a radical idea: don’t even think of making your own language until you’re sure that you can’t do the job using one of the Big Five: XHTML, DocBook, ODF, UBL, and Atom."

I-Roast 2 Coffee Bean Roaster by Hearthware:

11/01/2006 @ 05:09 UTC

deusx : I-Roast 2 Coffee Bean Roaster by Hearthware: - "The new I-Roast 2 has a few design changes from the original I-Roast, including tighter locking system between the roasting pot and the base, chaff collector base and the roasting pot, and the chaff collector base and chaff collector lid."

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Shelley Powers on DRM and the Cluetrain Clique

11/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

deusx : Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Shelley Powers on DRM and the Cluetrain Clique - "Absolutists who argue that DRM is evil and should be shunned are ignoring reality."

ExpressCard: Superfast I/O

11/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

deusx : ExpressCard: Superfast I/O - "The standard PC Card slot that has been found on the sides of notebooks since 1991 is wearing out its welcome. ... Enter ExpressCard, a smaller, faster, cheaper solution."

A Selection From George W. Bush's Eavesdropping Tapes: Matthew Barney and Bjork Place an Ikea Pho...

11/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jkottke : A Selection From George W. Bush's Eavesdropping Tapes: Matthew Barney and Bjork Place an Ikea Phone Order - A Selection From George W. Bush's Eavesdropping Tapes: Matthew Barney and Bjork Place an Ikea Phone Order. "Ask if they have an aluminum igloo."

deusx : McSweeney's Internet Tendency: A Selection From George W. Bush's Eavesdropping Tapes: Matthew Barney and Bjrk Place an Ikea Phone Order. - "BJRK: (In background.) Ask if they have an aluminum igloo. "

Pareidolia: "The erroneous or fanciful perception of a pattern or meaning in something that is ac...

10/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Pareidolia: "The erroneous or fanciful perception of a pattern or meaning in something that is actually ambiguous or random" - Pareidolia: "The erroneous or fanciful perception of a pattern or meaning in something that is actually ambiguous or random." Here are hundreds of examples on Flickr...light sockets that look like faces, etc.

deusx : Word Spy - pareidolia - "The erroneous or fanciful perception of a pattern or meaning in something that is actually ambiguous or random."

Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse

10/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse - Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse: hahaha... what an awesome use of flickr :-)

Andy Baio : Flickr's firstgoatse tag - not even Ron Jeremy could handle it

Rod Begbie : Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse - You'll never forget your first goatse. (Mine was back in 1998, when it was referred to on uk.misc as simply "*that* jpeg") [via#

deusx : Flickr: Photos tagged with firstgoatse - Do you remember your first goatse?

Chuck Norris responds to the Random Facts

10/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Chuck Norris responds to the Random Facts - for some context, see the popular web meme

jimray : Chuck Norris responds to "random facts about Chuck Norris" site - And shamelessly plugs his books!

deusx : chucknorris.com - IN RESPONSE TO THE "RANDOM FACTS" THAT ARE BEING GENERATED ON THE INTERNET - "Being more a student of the Wild West than the wild world of the Internet, I'm not quite sure what to make of it."

Apple - Trailers - Comedian

10/01/2006 @ 19:10 UTC

Eric Meyer : Apple - Trailers - Comedian - Quite possibly the greatest movie trailer of all time... and I don't even like Jerry Seinfeld. [via Ferrett] [via]

deusx : Apple - Trailers - Comedian - In an outpost... at the edge of space... a man... no, two men...

Gall’s Law: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple ...

10/01/2006 @ 19:10 UTC

kellan : Gall’s Law: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. - A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system. #

deusx : Gall's law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system."

SkyScout - awesome device that identifies celestial objects that you use like a telescope

10/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

plasticbag : SkyScout - awesome device that identifies celestial objects that you use like a telescope - I so want to get one of these, but it's kind of pointless given that I live in London and can't even see any stars most of the time. The sky is a perpetual red horror of light polution. I miss the countryside...

deusx : SkyScout - "The SkyScout is a revolutionary, one of a kind, patented handheld device that instantly identifies and/or locates any celestial object visible to the naked eye, providing educational and entertaining information, both in text and audio."

Doc Searls writes a really interesting post about DRM, but it's one that I need to respond to in ...

10/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

plasticbag : Doc Searls writes a really interesting post about DRM, but it's one that I need to respond to in detail - Someone really needs to explain to the wider web about the rights situations inside most large organisations and how they really have legal obligations at the moment to support things like DRM. It's not good, but it's true...

deusx : The Doc Searls Weblog : Welcome to the Long Run - "We need to do with video what we've started doing with music: building a new and independent industry."

Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists

10/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists - Few things tell you as much about a person as the books he chooses to read. Isn't that why the Patriot Act specifically requires libraries to release information on who's reading what? For this reason, I chose to focus on the information contained in the

deusx : Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists | Applefritter - "Today, it is increasingly easy to monitor ideas. And then track them back to people."

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