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Hixie's Tag Soup: Crazy parsing adventures

20/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

kellan : Hixie's Tag Soup: Crazy parsing adventures - fascinating. (in a can't look away from a crash kind of way) Test driven specification? #

Paul Hammond : Hixie's Natural Log: Tag Soup: Crazy parsing adventures - because, to a rough approximation, all the content on the Web is errorneous, invalid, or non-conformant

Simon Willison : Tag Soup: Crazy parsing adventures - More bizzare browser behaviour.

Start Small - a photo from JDD's colo

19/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

kellan : Start Small - a photo from JDD's colo - Lots of room to grow! #

Blue Spoon Coffee Company

18/01/2006 @ 04:11 UTC

kellan : Blue Spoon Coffee Company - Very nice new (3mos) coffee shop on Chambers at Broadway. Excellent macchiato (layered). Friendly, excited owner. No relation to Blue Bottle. #

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."

"Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran."

17/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

kellan : "Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran." - Catching up on a weekend of news, I'm powerfully reminded of this pre-Iraq 2.0 quote. #

Boing Boing: Current TV's online storytelling guide launches (with Xeni)

17/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

kellan : Boing Boing: Current TV's online storytelling guide launches (with Xeni) - good howtos for citizen journalists on using video #

Xpath support coming in MySQL 5.1

17/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

kellan : Xpath support coming in MySQL 5.1 - plus cron-esque features. The rate of development on MySQL was gone from glacial to head spinning. #

Paul Hammond : a work on process » MySQL 5.1 - I’m looking forward to support for XPath and event scheduling.

"...next week and the week after, when it's history, all those aggregators will still be che...

17/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

kellan : "...next week and the week after, when it's history, all those aggregators will still be checking it, even though it will never again be updated." - thats what 410 (Gone) is for. #

Cory has calculated the center of gravity of Starbucks in Manhattan

17/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Cory has calculated the center of gravity of Starbucks in Manhattan - Cory has calculated the center of gravity of Starbucks in Manhattan...that is, the geographic point where all of them are pulling equally on you. It's right around 40th St and 5th Ave.

kellan : the lat and log for every Starbucks in Manhattan - in case you ever find yourself in the position to call in an airstrike #

Been trying to ignore this, but mea culpa, it *is* funny

12/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

kellan : Been trying to ignore this, but mea culpa, it *is* funny - if in questionable taste #

Wish List: Ten Inventions, Some More Serious Than Others

12/01/2006 @ 00:11 UTC

kellan : Wish List: Ten Inventions, Some More Serious Than Others - Classic, excellent Phil Agre piece from 2001, including ideas on the intersection of user-submitted content, ubicomp, and the physical world. Some day, some day. #

Stan Goff: Sex and War

11/01/2006 @ 23:11 UTC

kellan : Stan Goff: Sex and War - Now available for pre-order on Amazon #

Ted has a good list of reasons to be disappointed with the new Probooks

11/01/2006 @ 16:10 UTC

kellan : Ted has a good list of reasons to be disappointed with the new Probooks - no battery life info in sight, capped top speeds, slow disks #

Steve Jobs announces Intel-based iMacs and new MacBook Pro laptop

10/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Steve Jobs announces Intel-based iMacs and new MacBook Pro laptop - MacBook 4-5x faster than Powerbook G4; new iMacs 2-3x faster

kellan : Apple - MacBook Pro - the only thing keeping me to the "wait for 2nd generation" course of prudence? The lame name. MacBook? Good engineers, bad copywriters. #

Jon Hicks : Apple - MacBook Pro - Bah. Humbug.

43folders : Apple Updates MacBook Pros - "Let the tea-reading begin: Why would Apple announce these today rather than wait until next week’s WWDC keynote? Answer: They must have plently of other announcements for WWDC."

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."

Gregarius Screencast

8/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

kellan : Gregarius Screencast - a screencast showing off some features of Gregarius, the open source, extensible, online feed aggregator of choice. (uses Magpie) #

Philippe Janvier : Gregarius Screencast - "...a screencast showing off some features of Gregarius (Open Source, Single User, Online, Extensible, RSS Aggregator)." [via#

Neotenous squid found in Monterey Bay

7/01/2006 @ 04:10 UTC

kellan : Neotenous squid found in Monterey Bay - I've never found marine biology as fascinating since I moved away from Santa Cruz #

Best Google logo yet...a Braille version to celebrate the birthday of Louis Braille

4/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Best Google logo yet...a Braille version to celebrate the birthday of Louis Braille - Best Google logo yet...a Braille version to celebrate the birthday of Louis Braille.

kellan : Is Google crawling URLs found only in Gmail? - Looking at an odd pattern of request from Google that found at least one obscure (can't call it secret) directory on my box they look like phrases from an email I sent last month, randomly appended to a URL from that email. Very weird. #

Andy Baio : Google's Pac-Man homepage doodle - the first playable doodle, with audio!

January NY Tech Meetup

3/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

kellan : January NY Tech Meetup - 7pm, at Eyebeam, see you there. #

"There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things"

23/12/2005 @ 22:09 UTC

kellan : "There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things" - Tim Bray quoting Phil Karlton #

Fornax Bread Company Inc (5/5)

23/12/2005 @ 19:09 UTC

kellan : Fornax Bread Company Inc (5/5) - Without a doubt the best bakery in Boston. #

mnot: How to Throw a Holiday Party

22/12/2005 @ 23:08 UTC

kellan : mnot: How to Throw a Holiday Party - Having watched Jasmine through a few parties, its all about the chocolate fountain. #

Caucho adds PHP support to Resin

21/12/2005 @ 05:09 UTC

kellan : Caucho adds PHP support to Resin - and apparently it runs 4x faster using ab and mediawiki to benchmark! #

Forthcoming 2nd ed. of "The Ruby Way"

16/12/2005 @ 04:09 UTC

kellan : Forthcoming 2nd ed. of "The Ruby Way" - Sweet! I asked Hal about this 6mos ago, and there were no plans at that time. Glad to see the energy is bringing back this excellent, impossible to find book. #

ExxonMobil: "Blood for Oil"

15/12/2005 @ 23:09 UTC

kellan : ExxonMobil: "Blood for Oil" - BB calls it "unintentionally ironic", looks like an explicit, twisted joke to me. #

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