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Letter to Warner Brothers: A Night in Casablanca -- Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

19/01/2006 @ 21:09 UTC

jimray : Letter to Warner Brothers: A Night in Casablanca -- Chilling Effects Clearinghouse - According to Wikipedia, this was a hoax perpetuated by Groucho -- Warner never actually sued -- but it's a great read all the same

Disney in talks to buy Pixar Animation Studios - U.S. Business - MSNBC.com

19/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

jimray : Disney in talks to buy Pixar Animation Studios - U.S. Business - MSNBC.com - "Deal would make Steve Jobs largest individual Disney shareholder"

jQuery: New Wave Javascript

19/01/2006 @ 05:09 UTC

deusx : jQuery: New Wave Javascript - "jQuery is designed to change the way that you write Javascript."

Paul Hammond : jQuery: New Wave Javascript - Writing Javascript code should be fun

joshua : jQuery: New Wave Javascript - neat way to select and manipulate dom elements

jimray : jQuery: New Wave Javascript - Writing javascript should be fun

Rod Begbie : jQuery: New Wave Javascript - Javascript toolkit. I don't need all the fancypants "Make text swoop in" stuff, but the DOM querying syntax looks dead handy. #

nelson : jQuery JS library - Library for doing AJAXy stuff

Jeremy Zawodny : jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library - jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library: "jQuery is a fast, concise, JavaScript Library that simplifies how you traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax interactions to your web pages."

Bash Guide for Beginners

19/01/2006 @ 01:11 UTC

jimray : Bash Guide for Beginners - My geeky new year's resolutions are to get better at bash scripting and regex parsing

we still pay 3% luxury tax on cell phones that started 107 years ago

18/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : we still pay 3% luxury tax on cell phones that started 107 years ago

Rod Begbie : 3 Percent Fee On Cell Phones Started 107 Years Ago - The 3% "Federal Excise Tax" on your cellphone bill? It's to help pay for the 1898 Spanish-American war. [via#

jimray : 3 Percent Fee On Cell Phones Started 107 Years Ago - Part of your cell phone bill goes to funding the Spanish American war - and it looks like it might get repealed!

HowtoUseRailsWithSubversion in Ruby on Rails

18/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

jimray : HowtoUseRailsWithSubversion in Ruby on Rails - Good advice on how to leave out bluky log files

Google buys radio advertising firm

18/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

jimray : Google buys radio advertising firm - Pretty soon the "I, for one, welcom our new Google overlord" jokes aren't going to be funny. Not. One. Bit.

iTunes MiniStore Is Now Opt-In

18/01/2006 @ 22:10 UTC

jimray : iTunes MiniStore Is Now Opt-In - "You can argue that this is how it should have shipped a week ago, and you’d be right. But I think the explanation is simply that the iTunes team didn’t anticipate that the MiniStore feature could be misconstrued â€? they knew it wasnâ

Burninating 3 Candles!

18/01/2006 @ 21:14 UTC

jimray : Burninating 3 Candles! - Happy Trogday!

OCEANIC AIRLINES

18/01/2006 @ 21:13 UTC

jimray : OCEANIC AIRLINES - Clever

A Special Offer: TextDrive, Strongspace and Joyent

18/01/2006 @ 21:13 UTC

jimray : A Special Offer: TextDrive, Strongspace and Joyent - And the lifetime hosting hits just keep on coming

2002 Memo Doubted Uranium Sale Claim

18/01/2006 @ 21:13 UTC

jimray : 2002 Memo Doubted Uranium Sale Claim - Bush administration knew that Niger uranium claims were bullshit back in 2002

RedHanded » Markaby for Rails

18/01/2006 @ 14:15 UTC

jimray : RedHanded » Markaby for Rails - Rails templating system from whytheluckystiff

Objective-C Beginner's Guide

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

jimray : Objective-C Beginner's Guide

Run for rainy-day record ends at 27

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

jimray : Run for rainy-day record ends at 27 - I was hoping we'd beat the record, but the sun was nice yesterday

StikiPad: Launching (very) soon!

18/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

jimray : StikiPad: Launching (very) soon!

Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure

18/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure - Zork meets the Washington Post

Jeremy Zawodny : Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure - Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure: oh. my. god. so fucking funny!

Rod Begbie : defective yeti: Xyzzy - GWBush as Infocom. "Oval Office You are standing inside a White House, having just been elected to the presidency of the United States." #

kellan : Iraqi Invasion as Zork - "If Bush is so in the dark, why hasn't he been eaten by a Grue?" #

jimray : Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure - "> FILL SHOES You are unable to fill Clinton's shoes."

Chandler looks like iCal Pro

17/01/2006 @ 20:09 UTC

jimray : Chandler looks like iCal Pro - Worth investigating...

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

Introducing the Web Inspector

17/01/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : Introducing the Web Inspector - Oh my giddy aunt! Imagine Safari getting Firefox’s DOM inspector styled like an Aperture HUD. Grab a nightly build and have a play.

Cameron Moll : Introducing Web Inspector - Introducing Web Inspector (Safari). "The Web Inspector lets you browse the live DOM hierarchy in a compact HUD style window, catering to the needs of web developers and WebKit hackers alike." Or in laman's terms, right-click on any element and view the HT [via]

jimray : Safari add Web Inspector - I'm not a huge fan of the UI, but this looks handy

Paul Hammond : Surfin’ Safari » Blog Archive » Introducing the Web Inspector - The Web Inspector lets you browse the live DOM hierarchy in a compact HUD style window, catering to the needs of web developers and WebKit hackers alike

YouTube - Polar Bear >_<

17/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

deusx : YouTube - Polar Bear >_< - Polar Bear versus Girl-with-a-seal-hat

jimray : Polar Bear v. Japanese girl in seal hat - Go!

Path Finder 4 is out

15/01/2006 @ 12:09 UTC

Jon Hicks : Path Finder 4 is out - Finally, this superb replacement for the OS X Finder is released! Too many features to list, but tabbed browsing is my favourite new feature., all wrapped up in a gorgeous new interface.

jimray : Path Finder 4 released - Finder replacement, Tiger only

wankr beta

15/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : wankr beta - wankr beta: "We promise that by the time this thing is finished, it'll have curvy edges everywhere, along with broken navigation, a confusing user interface and tags all over the fucking shop. It's going to be awesome."

jimray : wankr beta - collaborative masturbation network - "wankr will be a place for web 2.0 people to gather together in one humongous circlejerk so they can masturbate each other into a sticky frenzy over useless, meaningless bullshit."

Linkorama : wankr beta - wankr will be a place for web 2.0 people to gather together in one humongous circlejerk so they can masturbate each other into a sticky frenzy over useless, meaningless bullshit.

Red Letter: The Ruby Journal

14/01/2006 @ 04:09 UTC

jimray : Red Letter: The Ruby Journal - $60/yr seems a bit steep (that's more than I pay for The New Yorker) but interesting all the same

iLife ’06 From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal Interface

14/01/2006 @ 04:09 UTC

jimray : iLife ’06 From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal Interface - "(quieter, to himself) Fucker."

Jon Hicks : iLife From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal Interface - The saga continues…

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