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TC's Ministry of Propaganda: Who Screwed Boston?

31/01/2007 @ 23:02 UTC

Rod Begbie : TC's Ministry of Propaganda: Who Screwed Boston? - Throwies shut down Boston -- I-93 North and big chunks of the MBTA were shut down today due to "suspicious objects that looked like circuit boards, found attached to bridges". Turns out they were promotional throwies for Adult Swim. Somebody at Time War #

Link Ice, Ice Baby - Kotaku

31/01/2007 @ 23:02 UTC

deusx : Link Ice, Ice Baby - Kotaku - "If Nintendo doesn't have this sculpture at their next big event, with chilled Tanqueray pouring from his sword, I'm going to be deeply disappointed."

LiveJournal users love life, hate people and want to talk

31/01/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

cameron : LiveJournal users love life, hate people and want to talk - A study at UMBC uses extraction techniques to show what LJers emote about.

Police find four more "suspicious objects" on Boston bridges

31/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Police find four more "suspicious objects" on Boston bridges - sounds like Adult Swim circuitboards? some geek is going to get so busted  [via]

A review of Nicholas Negroponte's influential Being Digital, 12 years...

31/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : A review of Nicholas Negroponte's influential Being Digital, 12 years... - A review of Nicholas Negroponte's influential Being Digital, 12 years after its publication. "Page 204: Today a game like Tetris is fully understandable too quickly. All that changes is the speed. We are likely to see members of a Tetris generation who ar [via]

Music industry: CD prices are being driven down by $9.99...

31/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : Music industry: CD prices are being driven down by $9.99... - Music industry: CD prices are being driven down by $9.99 albums on iTunes Music Store. "Physical retailers are pressuring the labels downward on price (of course, Wal-Mart is the biggest culprit) because they don't want to be undercut by iTunes 9.99 on al

BBC NEWS | Technology | Flickr to require Yahoo usernames

31/01/2007 @ 22:02 UTC

kellan : BBC NEWS | Technology | Flickr to require Yahoo usernames - BBC NEWS | Technology | Flickr to require Yahoo usernames. We made the BBC! Thats what you call a slow news day. #

Mr. Gosling - why did you make URL equals suck?!?

31/01/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Mr. Gosling - why did you make URL equals suck?!? - Mr. Gosling�why did you make URL equals suck?!?. Wow, the behaviour of java.net.URL.equals is completely idiotic.

wearehugh : Invert Your Mind » Mr. Gosling - why did you make URL equals suck?!?

jcgregorio : Invert Your Mind » Mr. Gosling - why did you make URL equals suck?!? - So destined for a dailywtf.

TidBITS: Daylight Saving Time May Bite the Out-of-Date

31/01/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

wearehugh : TidBITS: Daylight Saving Time May Bite the Out-of-Date

What's the cut-off date for wishing someone a happy new year?...

31/01/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : What's the cut-off date for wishing someone a happy new year?... - What's the cut-off date for wishing someone a happy new year? Is the end of January too late? (link) (Comment on this)

TheOpenForce.com: wikiCalc 1.0

31/01/2007 @ 21:02 UTC

jcgregorio : TheOpenForce.com: wikiCalc 1.0 - More on wikicalc

Flickr is switching their earliest members from a Flickr login...

31/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : Flickr is switching their earliest members from a Flickr login... - Flickr is switching their earliest members from a Flickr login to a Yahoo login and many of those folks are none too happy about it. Flickr is handling this tough situation very well, even though I'm personally disappointed at having to use Yahoo's login [via]

Mac geek proposes to girlfriend via F12 key and a...

31/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : Mac geek proposes to girlfriend via F12 key and a... - Mac geek proposes to girlfriend F12 key and a Dashboard widget. See also Apple Store marriage proposal. (link) [via]

Bush above the law

31/01/2007 @ 20:03 UTC

Nelson Minar : Bush above the law - No penalty for violating the first and fourth amendments

Wired News: Welcome to Photoshop for Web 103W

31/01/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

deusx : Wired News: Welcome to Photoshop for Web 103W - "Week Six: Full Dark Elf Conversion. Students will learn to take photos of sexy women and transform them into dark elves using a variety of tools including color overlays, cloning, the smudge tool and crippling social anxiety."

Doctor Who Tardis 4-Way USB Hub

31/01/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

deusx : Doctor Who Tardis 4-Way USB Hub - "Perfect for Doctor Who fans or those of you who want to increase your USB connectivity via a pretend Gallifreyan time/space machine, the Tardis USB Hub makes an eye-catching addition to any work surface"

Google's Bosworth: Why AJAX Failed (Then Succeeded)

31/01/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

deusx : Google's Bosworth: Why AJAX Failed (Then Succeeded) - "the use of broadband soared suddenly, and then chips became "massively faster" than they had been in 1997."

Real men play Gradius :: DESTRUCTOID :: Hardcore gaming blog

31/01/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

deusx : Real men play Gradius :: DESTRUCTOID :: Hardcore gaming blog - "shmups are about as close to purity as games are bound to get, and the opportunity for mastery that they offer is something that I sincerely believe to be exclusive to the genre."

Announcing Jyte

31/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Announcing Jyte - Announcing Jyte. “Jyte is a simple service that allows you to associate claims, credibility and contacts to build a reputation with your OpenID�. The OpenID landscape is wide open for innovation like this.

Rod Begbie : Announcing Jyte: Claims, Cred & Contacts - "Jyte is a simple service that allows you to associate claims, credibility and contacts" Not quite sure what to make of this yet. It's like a reddit for opinions, rather than URLs. [via#

OhMiBod is the ultimate iPod accessory: a vibrator that hooks...

31/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : OhMiBod is the ultimate iPod accessory: a vibrator that hooks... - OhMiBod is the ultimate iPod accessory: a vibrator that hooks up to the iPod and buzzes in time with the music. "I will never listen to music the same way again." Don't miss the playlists compiled specifically for OhMiBod use. NSFW. (thx, tania) (link)

The iPhone Shuffle

31/01/2007 @ 18:02 UTC

Cameron Moll : The iPhone Shuffle - The iPhone Shuffle. Via Khoi. [via]

Headphones

31/01/2007 @ 18:02 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Headphones - Playlist's complete guide to iPod headphones

In-ear-canal headphone primer

31/01/2007 @ 18:02 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : In-ear-canal headphone primer - What you need to know about in-ear-canal headphones (a.k.a., “canalphonesâ€?)

Pew Internet report on tagging

31/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

cameron : Pew Internet report on tagging - 28% of users have tagged content online? I find this hard to stomach given that a previous Pew study showed that less than 15% had contributed to a blog.

80 wonderful handdrawn typographic posters by Job Wouters. (via <a...

31/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : 80 wonderful handdrawn typographic posters by Job Wouters. (via <a... - 80 wonderful handdrawn typographic posters by Job Wouters. (via type for you) (link) [via]

Fotolog overtaking Flickr?

31/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

cameron : Fotolog overtaking Flickr? - Jason notes the surge in Fotolog's popularity; unfortunately these global statistics mean very little in the US market, and Comscore will continue to drive perception.

Jason Kottke : Fotolog overtaking Flickr? - Quick! Which photo sharing site community thingie is more popular: Fotolog or Flickr? You might be surprised at the answer...but first some history. Fotolog launched in May 2002 and grew quite quickly at first. They'd clearly hit upon a good idea: sharin

Dumb interface, but here are some neat maps of global...

31/01/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : Dumb interface, but here are some neat maps of global... - Dumb interface, but here are some neat maps of global fish catch locations, mostly tuna. For example, on these maps you can see the dramatic increase of purse seine fishing from 1964-1998. (thx, spencer) (link)

Colonel Blimp video for Jarvis Cocker

31/01/2007 @ 14:02 UTC

Jon Hicks : Colonel Blimp video for Jarvis Cocker

The Cravendale packing that could've been.

31/01/2007 @ 14:02 UTC

Jon Hicks : The Cravendale packing that could've been. - What a waste of beautiful artwork.

The sounds children make in different languages

31/01/2007 @ 14:00 UTC

Paul Ford : The sounds children make in different languages - No pig noises in Saudi Arabia?

planimetric composition or "mug-shot framing" in films

31/01/2007 @ 13:01 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : planimetric composition or "mug-shot framing" in films - Observations on film art and Film Art - planimetric composition or "mug-shot framing" in films [more] [via]

linux kernel monkey log

31/01/2007 @ 13:01 UTC

mbertier : linux kernel monkey log - Yes, that's right, the Linux kernel community is offering all companies free Linux driver development. [via#

The importance of link highlighting

31/01/2007 @ 13:01 UTC

Isofarro : The importance of link highlighting - Grant Broome talks about why the dotted link focus rectangle is necessary visitors, pushing back on workarounds to hide it. He also raises the issue that the link focus is not as obvious as it could be, and suggests changing background colours on focused

wikiCalc

31/01/2007 @ 12:01 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : wikiCalc - An Open Source Wiki-Spreadsheet

IEBlog : Working Together for a Better Web

31/01/2007 @ 11:02 UTC

Jon Hicks : IEBlog : Working Together for a Better Web - Molly joins the dark side!! ;o)

Isofarro : Working Together for a Better Web - Fresh from stepping down as the Group Lead from WaSP, Molly Holzschlag is now contracted to Microsoft in teaching and evangelising web standards and interoperability. This is a constructive step forward for Microsoft - and sounds like a challenge Molly wi

Wow!

31/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Wow! - Wow!: "Just because a marketer says something is amazing, exciting or just plain wow doesn't mean it is."

Simon Willison : Wow! - Wow!. Fantastic photo.

Rod Begbie : Seth's Blog: Wow! - Nothing says "Wow!" like seven aging men in suits. [via#

Woman jailed after reporting rape - Yahoo! News

31/01/2007 @ 10:01 UTC

deusx : Woman jailed after reporting rape - Yahoo! News - "While she was behind bars, according to the college student's attorney, a jail worker refused to give her a second dose of the morning-after contraceptive pill because of the worker's religious convictions."

John Manoogian III » Blog Archive » Why I Left

31/01/2007 @ 10:01 UTC

deusx : John Manoogian III » Blog Archive » Why I Left - "I felt that by living in Detroit, I was working harder than I would in other cities to connect with people who understood the sorts of projects that I love to build, and that it was really hard to find audiences and collaborators for, well, most things i

Milestone 2 Design Document - SuperTux

31/01/2007 @ 08:00 UTC

wearehugh : Milestone 2 Design Document - SuperTux

Mobile First, Web Second

31/01/2007 @ 07:02 UTC

Cameron Moll : Mobile First, Web Second - "[W]hat sells the mobile Web is not how it is similar to the desktop Web, but how it differs. The mobile Web is a phenomenal platform to build and exploit applications. But until even we, the industry who build them, stop thinking of it as primarily 'the

Flickr: Forums: FlickrHelp: Official Old Skool Merge Topic

31/01/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

deusx : Flickr: Forums: FlickrHelp: Official Old Skool Merge Topic - Food for thought. Note the number of pro users.

Andy Baio : Flickr announces March 15 deadline for switching to Yahoo IDs - the backlash has been fierce; Stewart and clan have been responding throughout

YouTube - That's my purse

31/01/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

deusx : YouTube - That's my purse - "A monatge of clips from the episode 'Bobby Goes Nuts' demonstrating Bobby's self defense practice"

Nintendo DS Becomes American Obsession - Video Game News - Digital Trends

31/01/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

deusx : Nintendo DS Becomes American Obsession - Video Game News - Digital Trends - "Swallow this amazing fact if you can: there are close to nine Nintendo DS or DS Lite portable game systems sold every 60 seconds"

The Last Question by Issac Asimov

31/01/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

deusx : The Last Question by Issac Asimov - "THERE IS AS YET INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR A MEANINGFUL ANSWER."

Equipment For Added Troops Is Lacking - washingtonpost.com

31/01/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

deusx : Equipment For Added Troops Is Lacking - washingtonpost.com - "Boosting U.S. troop levels in Iraq by 21,500 would create major logistical hurdles for the Army and Marine Corps, which are short thousands of vehicles, armor kits and other equipment needed to supply the extra forces, U.S. officials said."

3 Reasons Why Snap Preview is Ruining Your Blog, and Hurting Your Readership | Performancing.com

31/01/2007 @ 07:00 UTC

deusx : 3 Reasons Why Snap Preview is Ruining Your Blog, and Hurting Your Readership | Performancing.com - "All joking aside, SPA is not helpful, it's not cool, and it's not winning you readers -- It's bling, a silly little shiney thing designed specifically to increase awareness of Snap.com"

Nelson Minar : Snap previews suck - Glad someone wrote this down

ongoing · XML 2.0?

31/01/2007 @ 07:00 UTC

wearehugh : ongoing · XML 2.0?

Do Google Spreadsheets mean the end of Java? - O'Reilly ONJava Blog

31/01/2007 @ 06:02 UTC

jcgregorio : Do Google Spreadsheets mean the end of Java? - O'Reilly ONJava Blog - Someone else that thinks that web-based spreadsheets are going to be big.

Vista Launch a Late-Night Yawn

31/01/2007 @ 06:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Vista Launch a Late-Night Yawn - Wired: Vista Launch a Late-Night Yawn. Love this photo. You know you've got a problem when you need balloons, "Wow is now", and a "presentation" to sell your product in stores. Related, Seth Godin likes this photo.

isightcapture

31/01/2007 @ 06:01 UTC

joshua : isightcapture - commandline to capture from an isight

jimray : Capture iSight pics from the command line - Wicked

SRO @ SAP

31/01/2007 @ 06:01 UTC

Linkorama : SRO @ SAP - Social Networking was the topic last night at the German-American Business Association's (GABA) sold out panel discussion.

Gluster

31/01/2007 @ 05:01 UTC

joshua : Gluster - GNU cluster distribution aimed at commoditizing Supercomputing and Superstorage

Leuschke.org - AboutUs

31/01/2007 @ 04:00 UTC

gleuschk : Leuschke.org - AboutUs - how... bizarre

Wikithon at SocialText HQ

31/01/2007 @ 02:02 UTC

Linkorama : Wikithon at SocialText HQ - Upcoming.org listing

Habari Wank!

31/01/2007 @ 02:02 UTC

tehu : Habari Wank! - Habari beta isn't released yet, but it has already its own wank commentator.

A paper by Linda Bilmes of Harvard's John F. Kennedy...

31/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : A paper by Linda Bilmes of Harvard's John F. Kennedy... - A paper by Linda Bilmes of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government concludes that in addition to the stated cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by the Bush administration, it will cost $350 - $700 billion for the US gov't to provide health ben

Fake Steve calls it quits

31/01/2007 @ 01:01 UTC

jimray : Fake Steve calls it quits - Namaste, good buddy

Amazon S3: Outages, slowdowns, and problems

31/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Amazon S3: Outages, slowdowns, and problems - Amazon S3: Outages, slowdowns, and problems: Don provides some thoughts on their S3 experience so far. No real surprises, but a good read.

Nelson Minar : Amazon S3 in practice - How to outsource storage when it's not 100% reliable

jimray : Amazon S3: Outages, slowdowns, and problems - Some things to consider when using Amazon's S3

Antony Hare is one of the few people from the...

31/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

Jason Kottke : Antony Hare is one of the few people from the... - Antony Hare is one of the few people from the olden days (i.e. 8-10 years ago) that I still check in on regularly...I really dig his simple illustrations. For the past few months, he's been putting time-lapse videos of some of his drawings on YouTube, inc

Flying Meat: VoodooPad

31/01/2007 @ 00:03 UTC

43folders : Flying Meat: VoodooPad - Good old VoodooPad. I forgot what a great app this is. Re-upped my reg for 3.x this morning. Also it's my software pick for MacBreak Weekly. Go, Gus!

The Ever-Changing Widget Landscap

31/01/2007 @ 00:02 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : The Ever-Changing Widget Landscap - Interesting comparison of widgets engines, by Yahoo!

IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition

31/01/2007 @ 00:02 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition - An open-source search engine by IBM and Yahoo! ?

For this, you die in your sleep.

31/01/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

cameron : For this, you die in your sleep. - This is exactly why "I can has cheezburger" is my favorite new blog.

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