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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]

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

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#

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla

26/07/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

kayodeok : Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla - How to make Internet Explorer-specific Web applications work in Mozilla-based browsers

Andy Baio : Guide to migrating web apps from IE to Mozilla - great intro to cross-browser differences

François Nonnenmacher : Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla

Simon Willison : Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla - Surprisingly comprehensive guide to browser differences.

Eric Meyer : Migrate apps from Internet Explorer to Mozilla - Wow. Talk about a feast of information! [via Simon] [via]

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

Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

14/07/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

gleuschk : awesome lcd keyboard - holy cow, now, *that's* the future

Andy Baio : Optimus keyboard - jaw-dropping keyboard concept with each key as an LCD display [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Optimus keyboard - Extremely kewl concept -- A keyboard with leds, so the key displays change depending on context. [via#

tehu : Optimus keyboard : LCD on your keys - Oh I want one ! Patents pending ? Gosh !

Matthew M. Boedicker : keyboard where each key is a mini LCD

jkottke : Whoa, each key on this keyboard is a little computer screen - I'd love to use the typeface of my choosing for my keyboard.

znarf : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard - I want it ! [via#

plasticbag : The Optimus keyboard has a tiny screen under each key, so that you can remap it easily to any combination - Mr Webb informs me that each button costs tens of dollars at the moment, and as such it doesn't look likely to go on the market any time soon - but it rocks and I want one...

Eric Meyer : Optimus keyboard - Oh, that's just far too awesome. It would certainly make learning Dvorak (or playing games) a LOT easier. [via Dan] [via]

Simon Willison : Optimus keyboard - Every key is a colour screen.

Google Extensions for Firefox

7/07/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Extensions for Firefox - an official Google Toolbar, Google Suggest, and a neat way to send webpage text to phones [via]  [via]

kayodeok : Google Firefox Extensions - Welcome to the Google Extensions for Firefox page. Extensions are small applications that you download and install into your Firefox browser to add new functionality. We hope you enjoy these extensions!

jimray : Google Firefox Extensions - Toolbar, Google suggest in the search box and a pretty rad looking "send page as SMS" feature

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Firefox Extensions - Google Firefox Extensions: it's about damned time... they've got how many mozilla hackers?

Simon Willison : Google Firefox Extensions - Google Toolbar, Google Send to Phone and Google Suggest.

A Wikipedia page about the London bombing is already being filled out

7/07/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

jkottke : A Wikipedia page about the London bombing is already being filled out

kayodeok : 7 July 2005 London bombings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 7 July 2005 London bombings

Linkorama : London bombings - Wikipedia page collecting developments

plasticbag : Wikipedia article on the London bombings - "On 7 July 2005, beginning at 08:49, during the height of morning rush hour, a series of four explosions struck London's transport system."

Simon Willison : Wikipedia: 2005 London transport explosions - I'm OK (I'm not in London), as is everyone I've been in touch with.

script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

23/06/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

kellan : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - Madrobby's platform for mind blowing javascript/ajax hacking #

ricmac : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - "script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, compatible and, ultimately, totally cool JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly, Web 2.0 style"

François Nonnenmacher : script.aculo.us - A directory of interesting javascript examples

joshua : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

Simon Willison : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - A pretty impressive collection of modern JavaScript tricks.

Eric Meyer : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - Coolness. Just all around coolness.

Jeremy Zawodny : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript: "script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications"

Yahoo acquires Blo.gs

15/06/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo acquires Blo.gs - a good deal for everyone involved

znarf : blo.gs has been acquired by yahoo! - "the sale of blo.gs has been completed, and i'm proud to announce that yahoo! has acquired the service. as of right now, give or take a few minutes, yahoo! is running blo.gs." [via#

Simon Willison : blo.gs has been acquired by yahoo! - That's a relief. (via) [via]

Paul Hammond : blo.gs has been acquired by yahoo! / June 14, 2005 2:26pm @ trainedmonkey - the service will continue to be completely open, and both yahoo! and i hope you continue to use it and help it grow

deusx : blo.gs has been acquired by yahoo! / June 14, 2005 2:26pm @ trainedmonkey - "this is the sort of good home that i was looking for ? yahoo! obviously has the resources to run and improve blo.gs in pace with the incredible growth of blogs (and syndication in general), and in talking with them it was also clear that we had some of

The WebKit Open Source Project

7/06/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : The WebKit Open Source Project - Apple lifts the skirt on Safari's HTML renderer and encourages people to dig in. #

Anne van Kesteren : Safari goes open source - David Hyatt reports that Safari releases their code online. You can now contribute! [via#

jimray : The WebKit Open Source Project - Apple puts all of WebKit in CVS, including history diffs

Simon Willison : The WebKit Open Source Project - The Safari team's full CVS history, and more. Should hopefully improve their relationship with KTHML. (via) [via]

Ethan Marcotte : Apple's WebKit goes open source - This kicks truckloads of ass. Windows port, anyone?

Paul Hammond : The WebKit Open Source Project - Welcome to the web site for the WebKit Open Source Project

Google Code: Summer of Code

31/05/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Google Code: Summer of Code - Google offers $4,500 to students who work on Open Source projects over the summer. #

kayodeok : Google Code: Summer of Code - The Summer of Code is Google's program designed to introduce students to the world of Open Source Software Development

Simon Willison : Google Code: Summer of Code - "Google will provide a $4500 award to each student who successfully completes an open source project by the end of the Summer."

Wayne Burkett : Google Code: Summer of Code - "Google will provide a $4500 award to each student who successfully completes an open source project by the end of the Summer." #

Anne van Kesteren : Summer of Code - They pay you for developing open source software. [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Code: Summer of Code - Google Code: Summer of Code: it could be a song

Trixie: Teaching an old browser new tricks

31/05/2005 @ 20:57 UTC

kayodeok : Trixie: Teaching an old browser new tricks - Trixie is to Internet Explorer as Greasemonkey is to Firefox. It lets you remix the Web via scripts

Andy Baio : Trixie, Greasemonkey for Internet Explorer - closed source and, in my mind, somewhat unnecessary [via]  [via]

Anne van Kesteren : Trixie - ?Trixie is to Internet Explorer as Greasemonkey is to Firefox.? #

Simon Willison : Trixie: Greasemonkey for IE - Second attempt - but it's still closed source. (via) [via]

jimray : Trixie - Greasemonky for IE - where's the Safari version?

Paul Hammond : Trixie - Trixie is to Internet Explorer as Greasemonkey is to Firefox

Bookmarklets to User Scripts

16/05/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

kayodeok : Bookmarklets to User Scripts - Bookmarklets to User Scripts is a Greasemonkey script that lets you turn any bookmarklet into a Greasemonkey script

Paul Hammond : Indistinguishable from Jesse » Bookmarklets to User Scripts - a Greasemonkey script that lets you turn any bookmarklet into a Greasemonkey script

Philippe Janvier : Bookmarklets to User Scripts - "If you find yourself using certain bookmarklets every time you go to certain pages, this script is for you". [via#

Andy Baio : Greasemonkey script to turn bookmarklets into Greasemonkey scripts - self referential goodness [via]  [via]

Simon Willison : Bookmarklets to User Scripts - A user script to turn bookmarklets in to user scripts.

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