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@media 2006

5/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : @media 2006 - Back for another year, in London on the 15-16th of June.

Isofarro : @media 2006 - Two tracks, interesting sessions, excellent list of speakers. (Wot, not Joe Clark??) Lots of Dom Scripting speakers. Looks to be another top-notch event.

Richard Rutter : media 2006 - media is back! Registrations are open..

Paul Hammond : @media 2006 - The @media conference returns to London this June, bigger and better than before

Jon Hicks : @media 2006 - Its on the way! See you in June!

Ajax Link Tracker

31/12/2005 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Ajax Link Tracker - Really neat stats tracking/overlay trick.

Jeremy Zawodny : Ajax Link Tracker - Ajax Link Tracker: One of the more interesting aspects of Ajax is the ability to track a user’s interaction within the browser.

deusx : Ajax Link Tracker - "I wanted to investigate navigation patterns, so I have written an Ajax based link tracker."

Philippe Janvier : Ajax Link Tracker - "An Ajax based link tracker displaying links usage by percentage." [via#

Eric Meyer : Ajax Link Tracker - Killer. I already want to add this to every site I have anything to do with managing. [via Simon] [via]

Surfin' Safari: SVG Has Landed

19/12/2005 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Surfin' Safari: SVG Has Landed - Now in Safari nightly builds.

Jon Hicks : SVG Has Landed in Safari - This has implications beyond Safari itself – everything that hooks into webkit will be able to use this!

jimray : Surfin’ Safari » Blog Archive » SVG Has Landed - SVG added to Safari

Paul Hammond : Surfin’ Safari » Blog Archive » SVG Has Landed - SVG has now been enabled by default in nightly builds

Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time

1/12/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - My addLoadEvent() makes number 9 :) [via]

deusx : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - "If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions."

Isofarro : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Functions for adding events, cookie manipulation, and clever DOM shortcuts

kayodeok : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions. It would be the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without.

Nelson Minar : Top 10 Javascript - Fixing the language (via kottke)

znarf : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Essential [via#

Paul Hammond : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without

philgyford : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Some of the most commonly repeated functions. (via Tim/twisty)

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

Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions

27/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Eric Meyer : Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions - Yes, yes, yes, and a thousand times YES. Essential reading for anyone doing standards-based design.

Simon Willison : Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions - Read and learn.

Douglas Bowman : Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks - Tantek provides the background and thinking behind invented CSS hacks of Old, and what a CSS hack/filter is, and what it *should/shouldn't* do.

Paul Hammond : Tantek's Thoughts - Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks And Other Good Intentions - I had opened Pandora's Box (Model) of CSS Hacks, and there was no turning back.

Yahoo Pirate Maps and Radar

9/11/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo Pirate Maps and Radar - using Flash filters and transforms to make a new look and feel  [via]

jimray : Justin’s Rich Media Blog » Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design - Use Flash 8 and Yahoo to build a map that looks like the rest of your site - this one's for you, Joe

Simon Willison : Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design - This is why Flash Mapping apsis are cool. Especially the pirate one.

Jeremy Zawodny : Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design - Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design: flashy custom maps, Justin style

Philippe Janvier : Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design - Nice pirate map with Flash. [via#

HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere

4/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

merlinmann : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere - Like it says: get setup to hit that Mac from anyplace--even on Windows. God, I miss Mark Pilgrim.

jimray : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere

jkottke : How to use your Mac from anywhere - "This guide demonstrates using SSH tunnels and VNC screen-sharing software to use your Mac from any PC over the Internet. It's fast, secure, cross-platform, and can be done entirely with open source software." (thx tag)

Simon Willison : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere - A screencast tutorial by Mark Pilgrim. [via]

BBC Annotatable Audio project...

29/10/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Linkorama : BBC Annotatable Audio project... - whoah cool

Simon Willison : On the BBC Annotatable Audio project... - Tom's last BBC project. He's mine now!

Jeremy Zawodny : On the BBC Annotatable Audio project - On the BBC Annotatable Audio project: cool... we should do this on podcasts.yahoo.com too

jkottke : The BBC's Annotatable Audio project - Tom Coates fills us in on the Annotatable Audio project he worked on at the BBC. Basically, you select a timed section of an audio file (music, newscast, etc.) and then you write a little something about it, Wikipedia-style.

The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org]

28/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

deusx : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org] - "the core values, the Zen, these guys are carving out have very strong parallels to those of the less code movement, I think."

Paul Hammond : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org] - when someone very close to the project says “microformats�, they are more often talking about the process that is evolving there

jimray : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org]

Simon Willison : The Zen of Microformats - The process is more interesting than the formats themselves.

Eric Meyer : The Zen of Microformats - A quick and insightful look at the 'core' of the microformats effort.

kayodeok : The Zen of Microformats - "Microformats" are a set of specifications describing interoperable machine formats that work on the web

Flickr is printing now

27/10/2005 @ 06:56 UTC

jimray : Flickr is printing now - I'm simultaneously confused about why people need this and delighted that it now exists. Lots of cool stuff in the works, too.

jkottke : You can now get prints of your photos from Flickr - You can now get prints of your photos from Flickr (in the US, more locations coming soon). You can also do a bunch of other things, like get books printed, back up your photos to DVD, and get stamps printed.

Andy Baio : Flickr adds photo printing! - by mail, or pick them up at your local Target store for one hour printing  [via]

Linkorama : Flickr Printing! - About damn time

Simon Willison : Flickr printing now available (US only) - You can also order your photos as stamps!

Something Rotten in AdSense

25/10/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Something Rotten in AdSense - Click fraud is a nasty problem.

kayodeok : Something Rotten in AdSense - Still, I don't think Google has a choice: I predict that you'll see a massive expulsion of smaller AdSense sites by Google, and it better happen soon, or AdSense will ruin Google's reputation among advertisers, something which could be deadly

Jeremy Zawodny : Something Rotten in AdSense - Something Rotten in AdSense: Joel looks at click fraud

François Nonnenmacher : Something Rotten in AdSense

Tom Coates leaves BBC for Yahoo!

17/10/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Tom Coates leaves BBC for Yahoo! - Yahoo continues the trend of hiring people I genuinely admire

ricmac : Farewell BBC - and hello Yahoo! (plasticbag.org)

jkottke : Tom Coates moves on from the BBC for a job at Yahoo! - Tom Coates moves on from the BBC for a job at Yahoo! It's now official...everyone I know works at Yahoo! (Comment on this)

Simon Willison : Farewell BBC - and hello Yahoo! (plasticbag.org) - We have a Tom Coates!

MySpace js worm

14/10/2005 @ 07:56 UTC

Nelson Minar : MySpace js worm - Clever XSS-style hack (via RISKS)

Simon Willison : Technical explanation of myspace worm - Fascinating description of the holes in their HTML stripping algorithms.

znarf : Technical explanation of myspace worm - [happy birthday to me] [via#

Andy Baio : Readable explanation of how the Myspace worm worked - if you missed it, read the great story by its creator

HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software

13/10/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Jason Shellen : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - Exactly what I was looking for earlier today. Thanks Mark! #

Rod Begbie : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - Hurrah for Mark Pilgrim! Quick instructions on getting a fair use from your DVDs. [via#

jimray : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - That took almost no time - God bless Mark Pilgrim

kayodeok : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - How To Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software

Simon Willison : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software - Mark Pilgrim's Handbrake tutorial. [via]

François Nonnenmacher : HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod

Yahoo buys Upcoming.org!

5/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo buys Upcoming.org! - have you heard the news? Waxy is going to Yahoo!

jkottke : Upcoming.org sold to Yahoo! - Andy Baio sells Upcoming.org to Yahoo! Congrats! I can't wait to see what he, Leonard, and Gordon do with the site on a full-time basis. And Yahoo! keeps swallowing my friends...

jimray : Upcoming.org acquired by Yahoo! - It kind of sounds like Andy and crew just became Yahoo! employees -- nothing about Upcoming actually being bought out

Simon Willison : Yahoo and Upcoming, Sitting In A Tree - This is really good news.

Nelson Minar : Waxy to Yahoo! - Congratulations, Andy.

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.

The window.onload Problem - Solved!

25/09/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : The window.onload Problem - Solved! - This is huge.

kayodeok : The window.onload Problem - Solved! - If your page includes lots of images then you may see a noticeable lag before the page becomes active. What we want is a way to determine when the DOM has fully loaded without waiting for all those pesky images to load also

deusx : The window.onload Problem - Solved! - "The problem is that the onload event fires after all page content has loaded (including images and other binary content)."

Milo Vermeulen : The window.onload Problem - Solved! - dean.edwards.info - The window.onload Problem - Solved! [via]

Google Blog Search

14/09/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Blog Search - here's the FAQ, and Technorati CEO Dave Sifry's thoughts

kayodeok : Google Blog Search - Find blogs on your favorite topics

jkottke : Google launches blog search - Google finally launches a blog search service. The default search is by relevance, which I'm not sure is correct, and it's pretty bare bones so far, but I'm sure that many other people will be saying so long, Technorati. (via waxy) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Blog Search - "...a validation moment for the entire blogosphere". [via#

Simon Willison : Google Blog Search - It's very simple, and appears to do exactly what you'd expect. [via]

Richard Rutter : Google Blog Search - Not just a filtered search, but less interesting than Technorati.

Greaseblog: Firefox 1.5-compatible Greasemonkey beta now available

13/09/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Greaseblog: Firefox 1.5-compatible Greasemonkey beta now available - Greaseblog: Firefox 1.5-compatible Greasemonkey beta now available: kick ass

Simon Willison : Firefox 1.5-compatible Greasemonkey beta now available - I'd been waiting for this.

Matthew M. Boedicker : Firefox 1.5 compatible Greasemonkey

kayodeok : Greaseblog: Firefox 1.5-compatible Greasemonkey beta now available - This is for Firefox Beta 1.5 only and will not install on other Firefoxes. If you use a version of the browser prior to 1.5, then you should continue using Greasemonkey 0.5.3.

The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

11/09/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

kayodeok : The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security - Let me introduce you to the six dumbest ideas in computer security. What are they? They're the anti-good ideas. They're the braindamage that makes your $100,000 ASIC-based turbo-stateful packet-mulching firewall transparent to hackers

Simon Willison : The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security - Thought provoking.

Eric Meyer : The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security - Indeed, quite a bit of thought was provoked. [via Simon] [via]

Milo Vermeulen : The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security [via]

Daring Fireball: The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed M...

9/09/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

jimray : Daring Fireball: The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme - "Man, he doesn’t even have a name. How’s that for bad-ass?"

Nelson Minar : Brushed metal's demise - Funny writing

Ethan Marcotte : The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme - "Are you at the Special Event?" Awesome.

jkottke : Brushed metal, bye bye - The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme. If you're a Mac nerd, you'll love this because it's pretty damn funny and if you're not, you probably won't get it.

Simon Willison : The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme - Brilliant.

Data Tables and Cascading Style Sheets Gallery

2/09/2005 @ 06:57 UTC

kayodeok : Data Tables and Cascading Style Sheets Gallery - The CSS Table Gallery is a showcase of how CSS and data tables can work together to create usable and pretty results

Philippe Janvier : Data Tables and Cascading Style Sheets Gallery - "...a showcase of how CSS and data tables can work together to create usable and pretty results". [via#

Simon Willison : CSS Table Gallery - A gallery of CSS styled data tables. [via]

Milo Vermeulen : CSS Table Gallery [via]

star rating thingy in css

29/08/2005 @ 16:57 UTC

joshua : star rating thingy in css

jimray : Creating a Star Rater using CSS - Nifty

Philippe Janvier : Creating a Star Rater using CSS - "...create a star rating using only CSS." [via#

Simon Willison : Creating a Star Rater using CSS - It's been a while since I saw a new CSS trick as neat as this one. [via]

deusx : Creating a Star Rater using CSS - Blog Komodo Media - "Can you create a star rating using only CSS. I'm talking the kind that when you hover over the 4th star, there are four stars that show up on the hover state."

bmilleare : Creating a Star Rater using CSS

Kennedy Space Center - The memorial board

28/08/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

philgyford : Kennedy Space Center - The memorial board - There will be more names added to the memorial, and we will honour them.

kellan : Using prototype.js v1.3.1 - Prototype deserves its own book, or at least several chapters. #

bmilleare : Using prototype.js v1.3.1

Simon Willison : Using prototype.js v1.3.1 - Prototype: the missing manual. [via]

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