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ALA: Web 3.0

17/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : ALA: Web 3.0 - A List Apart: "Web 3.0". Jeffrey speaks from the heart. At least that's how I read it. I found this to be highly motivational, surprisingly. "These problems and others will be solved, most likely by someone reading this page," says Zeldman. "One points to

Rod Begbie : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - I ♥ Zeldman. [via#

Eric Meyer : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - Preach on, brutha.

jimray : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "My discomfort with the hype surrounding an emerging genre of web development turned into a full-blown hate-on." Zeldman debunks all the Web2.0 inanity.

Simon Willison : Web 3.0 - A Zeldman classic.

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "We have been down this road before"

Jeremy Zawodny : Web 3.0 - Web 3.0: "But ours is a medium in which, more often than not, big teams have slowly and expensively labored to produce overly complex web applications whose usability was near nil on behalf of clients with at best vague goals."

WillPate : Web 3.0 - "To you who feel like failures because you spent last year honing your web skills and serving clients, or running a business, or perhaps publishing content, you are special and lovely, so hold that pretty head high, and never let them see the tears."

François Nonnenmacher : Web 3.0 - Jeffrey Zeldman cuts to the chase

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

9/12/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!: yahoo buys del.icio.us

Andy Baio : Yahoo! acquires Del.icio.us - everyone I know now works at Yahoo

jkottke : Yahoo! buys del.icio.us - Yahoo! buys del.icio.us...muxway is all growed up. There's an interesting story in here somewhere about how Yahoo! is hiring/buying the "alpha geeks" (hackers, tinkerers, accidental entrepreneurs) and Google seemingly isn't (Ph.Ds, computer scientists) an

jimray : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - Wow

erikbenson : Yahoo buys del.icio.us. Nice! - Congratulations, Joshua.

Linkorama : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - I just thought I would link to it and add every recommended tag. Congrats Josh!

Paul Hammond : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family

kayodeok : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community

Philippe Janvier : del.icio.us : y.ah.oo ! - Après Flickr, Yahoo achète Del.icio.us. La fin du web tel que l'on a pu le connaître ces trois dernières années. Qui sera le prochain ? [via#

Try Ruby

29/11/2005 @ 03:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Try Ruby - play around with the Ruby language in your web browser  [via]

Wayne Burkett : try ruby! (in your browser) - This is a brilliant intro. I've slacked on the Ruby front :( #

Rod Begbie : try ruby! (in your browser) - This is an incredibly cool tutorial, and a way of playing with Ruby without downloading a danged thing. [via#

cobra libre : try ruby! (in your browser) - sadly, you hate toast poetry #

kayodeok : try ruby! (in your browser) - Got 15 minutes? Give Ruby a shot right now!

Simon Willison : try ruby! (in your browser) - An Ajax interactive Ruby prompt from Why the lucky stiff.

Philippe Janvier : Try ruby ! (in your browser) - Un petit tutoriel pour essayer Ruby dans un navigateur. [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : try ruby! (in your browser) - try ruby! (in your browser): wacky! the browser is the new xterm

factoryjoe : try ruby! (in your browser) - A sweet way to try Ruby in your browser! Tags: ruby, rails

Ning.com goes live!

4/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Ning.com goes live! - 24 Hour Laundry's stealthy startup is an oddball social software playground; mind blowing geek cool

philgyford : Ning | Developer : Home - New site that makes it easy to create your own social software apps, from the secretive 24 Hour Laundry. (I did most of the HTML/CSS.)

jkottke : Ning, a social software playground - Ning is a platform on which you can build your own social software...your own craigslist or del.icio.us. We were just talking about something like this the other day at Eyebeam, a MMORPG in which you write applications to adventure together or fight each [via]

kayodeok : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

znarf : Ning - Semble impressionnant [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Ning - Ning (formerly known as 24 Hour Laundry) is a free online service (a Playground) for people to build and run social applications

Linkorama : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

erikbenson : Ning: create your own social network site - At first glance, pretty interesting! Having trouble logging in but I assume that'll be fixed soon.

Rod Begbie : Ning "Playground" - At the risk of sounding a bit "Less space than a nomad. Lame", can anyone explain to me what's so exciting about a service that lets you build hosted not-quite-as-good-as-existing social apps? [via#

cobra libre : ning - a "playground" (that is, "a field or sphere of unrestricted pleasurable activity") for "social applications" (i.e., "web apps made up of code and content that enable people to match, transact, and communicate with one another") #

Simon Willison : Ning - A social software app for building social software apps. That's so meta.

Paul Hammond : Ning | Home: Front Page - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

plasticbag : I remain totally weirded out by Ning, even after their relaunch as a roll your own social network service - I honestly have no idea why anyone would want this, and it makes me sad because I feel like I'm missing something quite profound. The benefit surely would be in overlapping social networks? In values in scale? I'm totally lost.

A Rocket to Nowhere

4/08/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Andy Baio : A Rocket to Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski's excellent article on the problems with NASA's manned space flight program

jimray : An unimpassioned look at the shuttle - With a great historical perspective I had never heard

joshua : rocket to nowhere - maciej versus the space shuttle: FIGHT

kayodeok : A Rocket To Nowhere - "Clearly this primitive space plane must have been a sacred artifact, used in religious rituals to deliver sacrifice to a sky god"

znarf : A Rocket To Nowhere #

deusx : Idle Words: A Rocket to Nowhere - "As tempting as it is to picture a blood-spattered Canadarm flinging goat carcasses into the void, we know that the Shuttle is the fruit of what was supposed to be a rational decision making process."

jkottke : Fantastic must-read article slamming NASA with regard to the Space Shuttle program - I've been following Maciej's del.icio.us links about the Shuttle for weeks now and was wondering if he'd get around to writing it up. Worth the wait.

Milo Vermeulen : Idle Words - A Rocket To Nowhere [via]

Charles Miller : A Rocket To Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski points out that the NASA shuttle program has no clothes.

Google Moon

20/07/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Moon - try zooming all the way in

jkottke : Google Moon: explore the Apollo landing sites in the Google Maps interface

joshua : Google Moon - mmm, cheese

kayodeok : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - "In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we?ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor"

gleuschk : Google Moon - zoom all the way in

Rod Begbie : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Lovely little Googletreat to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landings. Make sure and try zooming in to the maximum resolution to see what the moon is made of. #

jimray : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Just a small slice of the moon, commemorating the original moon landing 36 years ago. Still cool, though.

erikbenson : Google Moon - Zoom in all the way to see the moon at a level of detail never experienced before.

Simon Willison : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Be sure to zoom all the way in for a Wallace and Gromit like revelation. (via) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Moon - Un petit pas pour l'homme... [via#

Linkorama : Google Moon - Honestly, if you are going to visit a fairly large moon, why would you keep going to the same place? What is this, Lunar Vegas?

Django, like Rails for Python

15/07/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Django, like Rails for Python - outstanding new web framework by Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison; read the overview

joshua : Django - python on rails?

Rod Begbie : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - The continued quest to create a "Python on Rails" turns up this interesting looking app. To be investigated further. [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Django - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

Paul Hammond : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

jimray : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Looks like Ruby on Rails for Python

Nelson Minar : Django: PyWeb code - Maybe this will be The One? Python has really needed a better webapp framework.

Simon Willison : Django: The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - I helped develop this. Start with the overview. I'll write more later.

kayodeok : The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

bmilleare : Django - Python web framework

Dive into greasemonkey

10/05/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

Isofarro : Dive into greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back with another awesome online book.

Rod Begbie : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim writes some docs for Greasemonkey. Hurrah! [via#

kayodeok : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. Read it online for free

znarf : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. [via#

mbertier : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. [via#

Simon Willison : Dive Into Greasemonkey - If you're not in to Greasemonkey yet, now you have no excuse.

jimray : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back and he wants you to surf the web your way

Wayne Burkett : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Fancy! #

Milo Vermeulen : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey [via] [via]

Anne van Kesteren : Dive Into Greasemonkey - I guess it?s hard to find a new hobby. #

Paul Hammond : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Teaching an old web new tricks

Philippe Janvier : Dive Into Greasemonkey - "...a book about programming with Greasemonkey". [via#

Adobe buys Macromedia!

18/04/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Adobe buys Macromedia! - all-stock buyout for $3.4 billion

jkottke : Whoa! Adobe to buy Macromedia?!!?!?! - Wow! ??!!?!??!! I don't think there's enough room in my MT database for all the question marks and exclamation points I want to use here.

Ethan Marcotte : Adobe buys Macromedia - Welcome to the world of the übercorp.

Jason Shellen : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Congratulations to both sides. However, I'm calling the death of MM Fireworks at 06:00 hours on April 18th, 2005. #

kayodeok : Adobe acquires Macromedia - Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion

tehu : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Why reinvent Flash when we can buy its owner ?

deusx : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - "Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion." Holy crap.

Anne van Kesteren : Adobe and Macromedia - Some posts. Note that it is not 1 April. [via#

Paul Hammond : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better

Simon Willison : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Whoa! There goes competition in the graphic design software sector. (via) [via]

Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials

18/11/2004 @ 14:55 UTC

plasticbag : Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials - This is pretty awesome - using keyword searches and citations to help you find academic materials from across the web. When it can, it links through to PDFs of the articles concerned. Many hours of fun to be had here...

Anne van Kesteren : Google Scholar - Cool stuff [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : google scholar - google scholar: beta, of course

cobra libre : google scholar - i've already found some lit crit articles that i wouldn't have otherwise found #

cameron : Google Scholar - citeseer destroyer

Simon Willison : Google Scholar - Search academic papers. Invaluable for degree course final year projects.

Kayode Okeyode : Google Scholar: Stand on the shoulders of giants

Philippe Janvier : Google Scholar - Mémoires de fin d'année :) "We at Google have benefited much from academic research. This is one of the ways in which we are giving back to the research community." [via#

Linkorama : Google Scholar - Stand on the shoulders of giants

GmailFS, badass Gmail hack

29/08/2004 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : GmailFS, badass Gmail hack - mountable Linux filesystem using Gmail for storage [via]  [via]

deusx : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - "GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium." Scary, but inevitable.

Erik Benson : Haven't tried this Gmail File System thing out yet but looks interesting - I wonder if this gets popular whether Google will make this easier or more difficult to do.

Rod Begbie : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - Use your 1Gb of Gmail storage as a unix-mountable file system. A fast-track to getting your account closed, I'm sure, but it's genius regardless. [via#

jkottke : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium - This is beyond cool. (Comment on this)

Simon Willison : GmailFS - Python strikes again: FUSE + libgmail = Gmail Filesystem

François Nonnenmacher : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium

Kayode Okeyode : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium

Adam Gessaman : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem

Paul Graham's amazing essay on "Great Hackers"

29/07/2004 @ 15:57 UTC

Andy Baio : Paul Graham's amazing essay on "Great Hackers" - brilliant, funny, and insightful; read this now [via]  [via]

anildash : paul graham on great hackers - an excellent recap, and explains why i love working at six apart

Graham Leuschke : great hackers - also applicable to academics, mathematicians, etc.

Matthew M. Boedicker : Great Hackers by Paul Graham

Tomas Jogin : Great Hackers - Paul Graham says he don't quite know how to spot a good hacker, but at the same time he does a wonderful job of describing one. Very good read.

Kayode Okeyode : Great Hackers

Simon Willison : Great Hackers - "Of all the great programmers I can think of, I know of only one who would voluntarily program in Java. And of all the great programmers I can think of who don't work for Sun, on Java, I know of zero."

Richard MacManus : Paul Graham: Great Hackers - I'm not a programmer, but to me being a hacker is about doing what you love and doing it creatively.

Jeremy Zawodny : phil on great hackers - phil on great hackers: controversy

Paul Hammond : Great Hackers - There's no way around it: you can't manage a process intended to produce beautiful things without knowing what beautiful is

XML on the Web Has Failed

22/07/2004 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : XML on the Web Has Failed - Mark Pilgrim concludes a theme he's been following for quite a while.

Anne van Kesteren : XML on the Web Has Failed - XML is not the only thing imo #

François Hodierne : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed [via#

Paul Hammond : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed - The entire world of syndication only works because everyone happens to ignore the rules in the same way

Philippe Janvier : XML on the Web Has Failed - When Content-type and Charset drives to ill-formeness :(

Mark Pilgrim : xml on the web has failed - well, we'll know better next time #

Kayode Okeyode : XML on the Web Has Failed

Richard MacManus : Mark Pilgrim: XML on the Web Has Failed - At least he didn't use the phrase "systemic anomaly".

Eric Meyer : XML on the Web Has Failed - Depressing, not least because it provides confirmation of a suspicion I've had for a while now but was trying to ignore.

A well-written essay on a topic that ends up being pretty obvious

16/06/2004 @ 19:04 UTC

Erik Benson : A well-written essay on a topic that ends up being pretty obvious - I do like all the Microsoft history folklore that's included

kellan : "Windows developers added special code that checked if SimCity was running, and if so ran the memory allocator in a special mode." - I would *never* buy an operating system from someone who thought that was a good idea. #

anildash : How Microsoft Lost the API War - hey, joel's really good at this stuff

Andy Baio : Joel on How Microsoft Lost the API War - still catching up on my links since Baby Day [via]

Paul Hammond : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - The new API is HTML, and the new winners in the application development marketplace will be the people who can make HTML sing

Anne van Kesteren : How Microsoft Lost the API War - One for tomorrow, intro looks nice though #

Simon Willison : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - Read it through for a fascinating conclusion.

Kayode Okeyode : How Microsoft Lost the API War

Richard MacManus : Joel Spolsky on Microsoft's desktop API strategy - "The new API is HTML". Great essay on why browser apps are winning the war against rich clients.

Tomas Jogin : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - Fantastic, astonishingly insightful article by Joel Spolsky. If you only read one article about software this year...

Official Google blog by Ev

11/05/2004 @ 06:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Official Google blog by Ev -

dionidium : Google Blog - They were working on a weblog after all.

Adam Gessaman : Official Google Blog - Let the product pimpage begin.

jkottke : The official Google weblog - The official Google weblog (Authors are anonymous?)

Tom Coates : The Official Googleblog!

Graham Leuschke : Google Blog - I'll just let this one stand in for all the other things I could have been linking instead of climbing rocks

François Hodierne : Google Blog

Paul Hammond : Google Blog - What Larry had for breakfast

Tomas Jogin : Google Blog - You don't want to miss this one.

Richard Rutter : Google Blog - Mostly anonymous blogging from the Googleplex. (filed under Google). [via kottke.org]

Philippe Janvier : Google Blog - Et maintenant un blog officiel !

Kayode Okeyode : Google has a weblog

Simon Willison : Google Blog - Currently lacking a human voice (no name on some posts). Let's hope they fix that. (via)

Cameron Marlow : Official Google blog - First post by Ev, not apparent who the authors will be

Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign

10/05/2004 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign - it's hard to compete with free done well [via]

jkottke : Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign - Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign (The "publish thoughts, get feedback, find people" explanation of blogging on the front page of the site is as good as I've seen anywhere.)

Jon Hicks : Blogger redesign - Read Doug Bowman's report on the redesign process of Blogger, Fascinating stuff...

François Hodierne : The New Blogger - vu par Douglas Bowman. Voir aussi

Philippe Janvier : The New Blogger - He done it again. Must read !

Mark Pilgrim : the new blogger - the designer speaks

Paul Hammond : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - we focused on making the Blogger brand and interface much more friendly and approachable

phil : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - Doug Bowman on redesigning Blogger.

Tom Coates : Wonderful article on designing the new Blogger site with Adaptive Path and StopDesign

Kayode Okeyode : Bowman on the Blogger redesign

Simon Willison : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - Doug helped redesign Blogger: this is his write-up.

Richard MacManus : Stopdesign describes design process for the new Blogger - Complete with obligatory IE whinges ;-)

Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo

20/04/2004 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo - when I switch from Eudora, it'll likely be to Thunderbird

François Hodierne : Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo - the design process

dionidium : Jon Hicks's notes on designing the new Thunderbird logo - He's quite a talented artist.

Kayode Okeyode : Mozilla Thunderbird's New Logo - Mozilla Thunderbird's New Logo

Rod Begbie : hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - The new Thunderbird icon. Almost lovelier than the gorgeous Firefox one!

Dan Cederholm : Jon Hicks strikes again - Another beautiful icon, this time for Mozilla's email client, Thunderbird.

Simon Willison : // hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - New Thunderbird logo to accompany the Firefox one. I like it. (via)

deusx : // hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - "Following on from the branding of Firefox, comes the new logo for Mozilla’s email client, Thunderbird."

Tom Coates : Beautiful new Thunderbird logo (but the app does not appeal to me at all)

Mark Pilgrim : branding thunderbird - more great work from the branding masters

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