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TKTS: Discount Theater Tickets

9/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : TKTS: Discount Theater Tickets - Handy site listing which Broadway shows were selling discounted tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square each day. #

PHP Easter Egg

9/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : PHP Easter Egg - I'd never heard of this: "If you add ?=PHPE9568F36-D428-11d2-A769-00AA001ACF42 to the end of any URL that is a PHP page you will see a funny little picture of a dog." #

Vongo.com - Choose Now. Watch Now.

9/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Vongo.com - Choose Now. Watch Now. - Starz's online video download service: $9.99 for all-you-can-eat movies. Windows #

Small and Nimble- The Long Story behind Karelia's New logo

7/01/2006 @ 00:10 UTC

Rod Begbie : Small and Nimble- The Long Story behind Karelia's New logo - "I won't be surprised if iWeb turns out to be as lame as Sherlock was, so we can get off the tracks, let Apple pass by, then get back on the tracks and back to work." [via#

b3ta: Who you gonna call?

6/01/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : b3ta: Who you gonna call? - Ghostbusters as a small animated GIF. #

Guardian Unlimited | Behind the magic curtain

5/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Guardian Unlimited | Behind the magic curtain - A former Apple employee gives some insight into the lead-up to a Steve Jobs keynote. [via#

plasticbag : Behind the magic curtain - how Steve Jobs prepares for the Apple keynotes... - Mike Evangelist reveals how the keynotes work. What's really interesting for me here is how much of this stuff is organised around demanding top-down management. God knows what it's like to work with Jobs...

jimray : Behind the magic curtain - An insider look behind the Apple keynotes

Extra Tasty

4/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Extra Tasty - Drinking 2.0 from the Threadless crew

plasticbag : My favourite new Social Software enterprise is the beautiful and well-developed extratasty.com! - For sheer class, check out the submit a recipe page - all the ingredients come from a controlled vocabulary, are translated automatically into tags, and it even writes the recipe for you as you submit each component. Plus you can register on the creation

Rod Begbie : Extratasty - Get Your Booze On! - Cunningly designed cocktail guide from the folks behind Threadless. Enter the contents of your "bar" and let it recommend recipes to lubricate your speedy descent into inebriation. [via#

jimray : Extratasty - Getting drunk goes Web2.0, courtesy of the folks who brought you Threadless

Hamachi

4/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Hamachi - To be tried-out: Cross-platform app that creates VPNs between computers -- even if they're behind firewalls. Downside: Requires connecting to a centrally-run server to initiate connection, which will soon be charging $$$. [via#

Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API

3/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

jkottke : Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API - Retrievr is a simple, amazing use of the Flickr API. You draw a little drawing and Retrievr fetches similar photos from Flickr. Photodisc, the stock photo site, used to have a feature like this back in 1997-98, but then they discontinued it (I have no ide [via]

Andy Baio : Retrievr - search Flickr by sketching; impressive examples on Mefi  [via]

Rod Begbie : retrievr - search by sketch - Crudely sketch something, and find photos on Flickr that resemble it. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : retrievr - search Flickr photos by sketching! [via]

Philippe Janvier : retrievr - "Searching Flickr by sketch" : une façon assez inattendue de se rendre encore compte combien Flickr regorge de photos extraordinairement belles. [via#

plasticbag : Retrievr allows you to draw sketches in an MS Paint style and then find similar Flickr photos... - It looks like they've gone and done some analysis on some of Flickr's most interesting pictures to try and match them up. If you play with blocks of colour you get some really nice and occasionally startling results...

Windows WMF vulnerability hotfix

2/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Windows WMF vulnerability hotfix - possibly the worst Windows hole ever, affects all versions, and spreading fast; install this now, as even viewing an image can infect you

Rod Begbie : Hex blog: Windows WMF Metafile Vulnerability HotFix - INSTALL THIS! INSTALL THIS! INSTALL THIS! If you're running Windows? INSTALL THIS! [via#

WMF vulnerability: It's not a bug, it's a feature

2/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

kayodeok : WMF vulnerability: It's not a bug, it's a feature - Turns out this is not really a bug, it's just bad design. Design from another era

Rod Begbie : F-Secure : News from the Lab - It's not a bug, it's a feature - The currently-circulating Windows WMF exploit "probably affects more computers than any other security vulnerability, ever." Every PC running any version of Windows since 1990 -- even if fully patched -- is vulnerable! #

deusx : F-Secure : News from the Lab - January of 2006 - ""The WMF vulnerability" probably affects more computers than any other security vulnerability, ever."

Nelson Minar : WMF hole intentional - An image format designed to run arbitrary code. (via Hot Links)

Free Music

30/12/2005 @ 01:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Free Music - Kristin Hersh has released a new EP as free creativecommons-licensed FLAC files. [via#

Charles Miller : Free Music - Kristin (ex- Throwing Muses) Hersh's new band, 50FOOTWAVE, has a creative commons-licensed EP online called, appropriately enough, Free Music. Worth a listen. (via jwz)

Top 50 Music Videos of 2005

29/12/2005 @ 21:12 UTC

Andy Baio : Top 50 Music Videos of 2005 - generally good songs, too  [via]

Rod Begbie : Top 50 Music Videos Of 2005 - All linked and ready-to-view. Some great stuff here. I'm of the opinion that the 4-minute pop promo can be an incredible work of art, and there's a lot here to help support that argument. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : DoCopenhagen: Top 50 Music Videos Of 2005

Tunatic: free music identification software

28/12/2005 @ 23:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Tunatic: free music identification software - Shazam-a-like "hold a microphone up to a speaker and identify the tune" service that runs on your PC. Neither codebase or database is open, sadly. [via#

Chronological list of outrageous firsts in television history

28/12/2005 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Chronological list of outrageous firsts in television history - Chronological list of outrageous firsts in television history. Leave It to Beaver featured the first toilet on television in 1957. (thx, malatron)

Rod Begbie : Outrageous Firsts in Television History - 'A representative for Nickelodeon was quoted as confirming "Yes, his scrotum falls out of his shorts".' [via#

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows XP/2000 and Linux

28/12/2005 @ 18:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows XP/2000 and Linux - Open-source whole-disk encryption package for Windows. Perfect for keeping your USB keychain drive safe from prying eyes. [via#

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Programmers

28/12/2005 @ 00:14 UTC

kayodeok : Seven Habits of Highly Effective Programmers - The first step in becoming an effective programmer is to ensure that you are spending your time wisely. And there is no greater waste of time than in working on something that is not useful or never shipped

Rod Begbie : Seven Habits of Highly Effective Programmers - Some excellent tips for living the programming life, with plenty of examples. [via#

Paul Hammond : Seven Habits of Highly Effective Programmers - the ability to complete projects in a timely manner with the expected quality

Apple Power Mac G4 Dual 867, 512MB RAM, DVD-R, Bluetooth - $650

27/12/2005 @ 00:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : Apple Power Mac G4 Dual 867, 512MB RAM, DVD-R, Bluetooth - $650 - Anyone want to take my old G4 Powermac off my hands? #

Blake Ross on Firefox » My predictions for the New Year

26/12/2005 @ 23:11 UTC

Rod Begbie : Blake Ross on Firefox » My predictions for the New Year - The *only* predictions list worth reading this year. "Citing a tip in a confidential e-mail dossier entitled “Fwd: Lol guyz check this out!1″, Rupert Murdoch will acquire acclaimed Internet inventor Al Gore." #

Pearl Crescent Page Saver

26/12/2005 @ 03:11 UTC

Rod Begbie : Pearl Crescent Page Saver - Grab a snapshot of an entire webpage in Firefox 1.5. [via#

Paul Hammond : Pearl Crescent Page Saver - Pearl Crescent Page Saver is a free extension for Mozilla Firefox that lets you save an image of a web page to a file in PNG format

Cameron Moll : Pearl Crescent page saver, FF extension - Pearl Crescent page saver (Firefox extension). Screen grab entire pages, including the portion below the scroll.

Khoi Vinh : Pearl Crescent Page Saver for Firefox - Enables screen captures of Web pages, in whole or in part.

BBC - Doctor Who - Episode Guide - The Christmas Invasion

26/12/2005 @ 03:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : BBC - Doctor Who - Episode Guide - The Christmas Invasion - The Beeb's made a commentary track for the new Doctor Who christmas episode available as an MP3 download. What a great idea! #

Amazon's operations

24/12/2005 @ 21:11 UTC

Nelson Minar : Amazon's operations - Tour of the Fernley shipping plant (via Kedrosky)

Rod Begbie : Filling Amazon's Tall Orders | BusinessWeek - Slideshow tour of one of Amazon's shipping centers. [via#

Double Feature Finder

24/12/2005 @ 10:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Double Feature Finder - nicely designed tool for theater hoppers  [via]

Rod Begbie : Double Feature Finder - Nifty tool to find yourself pairs of movies with close finish & start times. This will make our Boxing Day cinema trip much easier to plan. [via#

OpenSSH cutting edge

22/12/2005 @ 21:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : OpenSSH cutting edge - Interesting interview about OpenSSH. The new VPN-style tunnelling stuff sounds awesome. [via#

Official Google Blog: Setting trends

21/12/2005 @ 10:08 UTC

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Setting trends - As part of the personalization team, I'm pretty addicted to looking at my search history for interesting patterns. So I decided to go a step further and write a script to pull together some stats about how I was searching. We thought other people might li

Rod Begbie : Official Google Blog: Setting trends - Google now give you some stats on your searches if you turn on Personalized Search, but the results for me were pretty dull -- Turns out I rarely repeat a search. #

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