Flickr quietly launches machine tag support

24/01/2007 @ 20:05 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr quietly launches machine tag support - the possibilities here are kinda mind-bending

kellan : Machine Tags: They live! They live! - Machine Tags: They live! They live!. Machine tags are not RDF. But they could play RDF on television. #

Simon Willison : Flickr Machine Tags - Flickr Machine Tags. A new feature for API developers that lets them stuff arbritrary namespaced key/value pairs in to tags and query them using the API. Even without range queries, this will enable a ton of exciting new third party developments.

plasticbag : Flickr's introduced the concept of machine tags for everyone to start playing with - Ooh. Classy. Nice. All kinds of things can be built off the back of this. I'm just starting to get my head around the possibilities, although it's probably worth noting that I'm not necessarily sufficiently qualified to get the best view...

joshua : flickr rolls out "machine tags" - like system:has: in delicious i guess

jimray : Machine tags on Flickr - Add more metadata to your photos via tags. All backend/API jiggerypockery for now, but this will be cool.

Nelson Minar : Structured Flickr tags - Machine tags are triples: namespace, keyword, value

Waxy.org: Pirating the 2007 Oscars

23/01/2007 @ 21:03 UTC

Andy Baio : Waxy.org: Pirating the 2007 Oscars - I just posted my research into Oscar screener piracy, also showing that restricting screeners may hurt film's Oscar chances

jkottke : Andy Baio has a report on Oscar nominated films showing up online - Andy Baio has a report on Oscar nominated films showing up online. Out of the 34 films nominated in one form or another, 31 have been released online. "The average length of time between a film's USA release and its first appearance online is 12 days."

Nelson Minar : Pirating the Oscars - Waxy researches the downloads of Oscar nominated films

wearehugh : Waxy.org: Daily Log: Pirating the 2007 Oscars

plasticbag : Andy Baio's written a great post about piracy and the Oscars and the effect of the piracy-free DVDs sent to academy members... - The general conclusion I get from this survey and from friends in the industry is that the companies who insist on copy protected DVDs ended up with Academy members unable to watch the films and subsequently not winning awards...

53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without

21/01/2007 @ 22:03 UTC

jimray : 53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without - Learn all of these, and you'll truly be a CSS Jedi

philgyford : 53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without | Smashing Magazine - Handy to have so many in one place. (via Daring Fireball)

plasticbag : 53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without - A really good summary of a huge amount of stuff you should probably know about if you're designing and building websites using CSS...

François Nonnenmacher : 53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without - 53 CSS-based techniques you should always have ready to hand if you develop web-sites

Nelson Minar : 53 CSS Techniques - Lots of random things you can do with web page design

Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification

18/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification. Smart (and pretty) trick for showing a representation tied to a commenters IP address without affecting their privacy.

Rod Begbie : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - Attractive approach to giving plausible deniability when someone fakes your name posting comments, without having your IP address posted publicly. [via#

joshua : Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - using a visual function of an ip address to establish continuity of identity

Matthew M. Boedicker : identicon puts an icon design based on your IP address in your comments to give a visual hint of identity - (via hack the planet) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification, aka 'Identicons' [via]

factoryjoe : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - A neat trick for identifying people by visualizing IP addresses. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: metoday, avatar, ip verification, gylph

I love this analysis of the original Star Wars movie based on the happenings in episodes I-III

11/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

jkottke : I love this analysis of the original Star Wars movie based on the happenings in episodes I-III - I love this analysis of the original Star Wars movie based on the happenings in episodes I-III. "If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels." C

Simon Willison : A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope - A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope. Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III. It turns out R2-D2 and Chewie were the most significant characters by quite a long way.  [via]

jimray : A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope - Retconning Star Wars makes R2D2 and Chewbacca two of the more important characters in the films. Or, if episode 3.5 were written by the CIA

Nelson Minar : R2D2 and Chewbacca ran the show - A retcon of the original Star Wars movie

Jeremy Zawodny : A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope - A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope: 3PO and a Wookie were really the brains behind things...

joshua : A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope - Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III - classic!

I like big charts and I cannot lie

4/01/2007 @ 04:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : I like big charts and I cannot lie - I like big charts and I cannot lie: that's some cool personal info porn... bonus points for the subtle ass reference

Andy Baio : Google Reader adds personalized charts - the best feedreader around keeps getting better

Linkorama : I like big charts and I cannot lie - headline of the year (so far) and a great incentivizing tool for google reader

Rod Begbie : Official Google Reader Blog: I like big charts and I cannot lie - Google Reader do cool personal "what have I been reading" datamining. Google Reader's come on by leaps and bounds since its launch -- If you're still using Bloglines, it's well worth trying out again. [via#

plasticbag : The Google Reader blog talks about the work on the trends stuff that Veen and Doug have been doing... - I've still not actually had a play with this yet, which is pretty much unforgivable, particularly as I have such trouble with keeping up with my newsreader.

Ryan Tomayko - Digg Scares Me (403 Go Away!)

30/12/2006 @ 17:00 UTC

wearehugh : Ryan Tomayko - Digg Scares Me (403 Go Away!) - anti-social is the new black

jcgregorio : Ryan Tomayko - Digg Scares Me (403 Go Away!) - The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it because you're coming from digg.com and the proprieter of this system is frankly terrified by you people. Authorization will not help and the request SHOULD NOT be repeated.

deusx : Ryan Tomayko - Digg Scares Me (403 Go Away!) - "The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it because you're coming from digg.com and the proprietor of this system is frankly terrified by you people."

Andy Baio : Digg Scares Me - refusing requests from Digg.com because of rampant asshats  [via]

43folders : Digg Scares Me (403 Go Away!) - Digg comment threads are often like a dive bar full of lonely, corpulent porn addicts screaming obscenities at a black & white TV. [via:waxy]

How to use OpenID (a screencast)

23/12/2006 @ 21:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : How to use OpenID (a screencast) - Simon Willison does a screencast explaining the howtofores of OpenID. I had only a basic grasp of it before (despite implementing the plugin on this here blog), but now I understand the magic of it, I'm a convert. [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : How to use OpenID (a screencast) - How to use OpenID (a screencast): "OpenID lets you log in to different sites without having to create a new username and password for each one. This screencast demonstrates OpenID in action." Simon does a good job of showing off OpenID.

Khoi Vinh : Simon Willison on How to Use OpenID - An informative screencast.

jimray : How to use OpenID screencast - A few months old, but a new one for me. Nicely done.

Linkorama : How to use OpenID (a screencast) - OpenID lets you log in to different sites without having to create a new username and password for each one. This screencast demonstrates OpenID in action.

Google Answers shuts down?!

29/11/2006 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Answers shuts down?! - but why? it seemed to be a successful niche community

Jeremy Zawodny : Adieu to Google Answers - Adieu to Google Answers: Google Answers shutting down. Only had 800 users in 4 years. It's good to see 'em cutting their losses.

Nelson Minar : RIP Google Answers - Unusual for Google to shut down an old service

deusx : Official Google Blog: Adieu to Google Answers - "Later this week, we will stop accepting new questions in Google Answers, the very first project we worked on here."

cameron : Official Google Blog: Adieu to Google Answers - Google shuts down Answers. The only explanation I can find is that they have another competitive product they're waiting to roll out.

jimray : Adieu to Google Answers - Huh? This don't make no sense to me.

plasticbag : GoogleBlog bids Adieu to Google Answers - I find the two different approaches taken by the two companies to the idea of Questions and Answers profoundly interesting. I don't think anyone's quite nailed the full dynamics yet, and look forward to seeing how the field progresses....

Flickr: Camera Finder

21/11/2006 @ 02:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Flickr: Camera Finder - Flickr: Camera Finder: very cool! camera stats breakdown on Flickr photos

joshua : Flickr: Camera Finder - nice way to measure popularity of cameras

Andy Baio : Flickr Camera Finder - also, they pushed the oft-requested Guest Pass feature

Milo Vermeulen : Flickr: Camera Finder [via]

Simon Willison : Flickr Camera Finder - I hadn't seen this; includes some really nice graphs.

Linkorama : Flickr: Camera Finder - Now this is integration synergy, and emergent shopping

The S stands for Simple

16/11/2006 @ 19:02 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : The S stands for Simple - The S stands for Simple: a funny-as-hell dialog about how SOAP is "simple"

jcgregorio : Pete Lacey’s Weblog :: The S stands for Simple

deusx : Pete Lacey’s Weblog :: The S stands for Simple - "Dev: So it’s simple? SG: Simple as Sunday, my friend."

Linkorama : The S stands for Simple - In one recent exchange, while discussing the complexity of SOAP and the web services framework, the SOAP side said, “Before all of the WS-* stuff, SOAP was actually simple. That’s what the ‘S’ stood for.�

znarf : Pete Lacey’s Weblog :: The S stands for Simple #

Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod In...

14/11/2006 @ 18:02 UTC

Jason Shellen : Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration - In response, Air Kazakhstan announces Zune compatibility. #

Eric Meyer : Apple Teams Up With Airlines to Deliver iPod Integration - So how long until someone starts selling a converter to let you charge your laptop off these things?

jkottke : Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM, and United are integrating the iPod into their airplanes, so that you can plug in to charge and view movies on the seatback video screens - Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM, and United are integrating the iPod into their airplanes, so that you can plug in to charge and view movies on the seatback video screens. How about some standard 120V AC power outlets instead?

Rod Begbie : Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration - Wow. What a great move by Apple. Further domination of the iPod-only connector, plus it solves the "iPod batteries only last 4 hours when watching video, that's too short for a long-haul flight" problem in one foul swoop. [via#

jimray : Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration - Recharge, play video on the headrest screen in front of you. 737 is now officially the most expensive iPod accessory available.

strange maps

7/11/2006 @ 18:02 UTC

jimray : strange maps - A blog about maps of fictional places

joshua : strange maps - interesting explorations of all sorts of maps

Matthew M. Boedicker : strange maps - (via new del.icio.us popular sites) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : strange maps [via]

Khoi Vinh : Strange Maps - Via Very Short List. [via]

Anonymous insider's details on the YouTube deal

31/10/2006 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Anonymous insider's details on the YouTube deal - fascinating read about collusion between Google and the major media companies

Nelson Minar : Google/YouTube info - Some anonymous gossip on legal issues; I have no idea if it's true. (via Waxy)

kellan : Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal - Blog Maverick - Fascinating look at the hard ball negoiations that went into GoogTube deal. #

jimray : Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal - Google placated the major content owners fora bout $50 million a piece, which also bought a six month head start. Google needs to drop the "do no evil" thing, if only because all the cranky bloggers keep throwing it in their face when the act like a corpo

Simon Willison : Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal - From an anonymous source, but fascinating if true.

Evan Williams and Biz Stone buy Odeo and Twitter

26/10/2006 @ 07:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Evan Williams and Biz Stone buy Odeo and Twitter - the new company will follow a similar philosophy to Robot Co-op and 37 Signals

veen : evhead: The Birth of Obvious Corp. - Ev is excited.

znarf : evhead: The Birth of Obvious Corp. - Great move. #

43folders : evhead: The Birth of Obvious Corp. - Congrats to Ev and Biz! [ via:waxy.org ]

philgyford : Evhead: The Birth of Obvious Corp. - I've thought this would be the way to go for some time: build a network of smallish, mutually-supporting websites, grow organically. (via Kottke)

Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks

25/10/2006 @ 21:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks: one of these days I'll upgrade firefox and this will suddenly become useful

Andy Baio : Lifehacker's top Firefox 2 config tweaks - the default behavior for 2.0's tab UI was frustrating, but this cleared it up in 15 seconds

jimray : Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Hey, Rexy, this'll show you how to put the close tab button back in the top right.

jkottke : Firefox 2 tweaks - Now that you've installed the new version of Firefox, here's all the tweaks you need to make it work right.

gleuschk : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - now I want something to make switching between tabs as zippy as it used to be

Rod Begbie : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - Tweaks to get Firefox 2.0 behaving the old way that you're used to. [via#

philgyford : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - Didn't think I'd need this after applying most of these once, but I keep trying to find it when I install on other computers.

Architectures of Control in Design

10/09/2006 @ 12:48 UTC

plasticbag : Architectures of Control in Design - "How products increasingly control and restrict your behaviour" - weblog by Dan Lockton. Really interesting.

joshua : Architectures of Control in Design

veen : Architectures of Control in Design - "Increasingly, many products are being designed with features that intentionally restrict the way the user can behave, or enforce certain modes of behaviour."

Nelson Minar : Architecture of Control - Blog about design that intentionally makes things difficult (via HotLinks)

jkottke : A weblog about "architectures of control in design", an ongoing exploration of products "designed with features that intentionally restrict the way the user can behave, or enforce certain modes of behaviour" - A weblog about "architectures of control in design", an ongoing exploration of products "designed with features that intentionally restrict the way the user can behave, or enforce certain modes of behaviour".

Adrian Holovaty on how newspapers need to embrace structured content

7/09/2006 @ 11:47 UTC

Andy Baio : Adrian Holovaty on how newspapers need to embrace structured content - good comments, too

jimray : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change - Let me sum this up for you so you don't have to read 2000 words of Holovaty: newspapers should embrace RDF and microformats (two terms that don't actually appear here) at the story level and should let reporters add more metadata

Paul Hammond : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change | Holovaty.com - Journalists should have less of a concern of what is and isn't "journalism," and more of a concern for important, focused information that is useful to people's lives and helps them understand the world

Milo Vermeulen : Holovaty.com - A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change [via]

jkottke : Adrian Holovaty, who works at the Washington Post, has a suggestion for how news should function: "newspapers need to stop the story-centric worldview" - Adrian Holovaty, who works at the Washington Post, has some advice for how the news media should function: "newspapers need to stop the story-centric worldview". Holovaty argues for more structured data to be offered, not just the typical written story. R

veen : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change | Holovaty.com - "Repurposing and aggregating information ... requires the information to be stored atomically -- and in machine-readable format."

Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support

28/08/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support - and, surprise! two-way integration with Upcoming

kellan : FlickrBlog: "Great shot - where'd you take that?" - Our new maps feature is out! #

jkottke : Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos - Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos. Geotag = situate your photos on a map.

jimray : Flickr adds geotagging

Simon Willison : Flickr launches geocoding - Really great job - congrats Dan Catt and the rest of the team.

Nelson Minar : Flickr Geotagging - Mainstream feature now!

Linkorama : Geo Flickr - Bout time, nah, space

bmilleare : Geotagging on Flickr

Bruce Schneier Facts

16/08/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Bruce Schneier Facts - "Bruce Schneier can straighten out an elliptic curve with nothing but his teeth"

jimray : Bruce Schneier Facts - "Bruce Schneier once found three distinct natural number divisors of a prime number." The fact that I find this funny is evidence of why I don't have a girlfriend

gleuschk : Bruce Schneier Facts - Bruce Schneier makes abstract algebra look like elementary algebra.

Matthew M. Boedicker : Bruce Schneier facts, in the style of Chuck Norris facts - "Knuth is my homeboy" t-shirt is pretty funny too (via Boing Boing) [via]

Simon Willison : Bruce Schneier Facts - "SSL is invulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Unless that man is Bruce Schneier."

Video: Ze Frank on terrorism

11/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Ze Frank on terrorism - "leveraging our inability to understand risk"  [via]

Simon Willison : zefrank: don't be afraid - Terrorists levarage our inability to understand risk.

Eric Meyer : the show with zefrank: don't be afraid - When people don't understand risk analysis, the terrorists win.

jimray : Ze Frank on terrorism - Ze for president!

plasticbag : zefrank's episode today rocks my stinking little world - Simon: "He fucking rocks. I think I'd sleep with him". Me: "Simon, my friend, I think we'd all sleep with him..."

kellan : the show with zefrank - on terrorism - also zefrank on the democratization of aesthetics. wow #

WorkFriendly

2/08/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Andy Baio : WorkFriendly - safe-for-work proxy formats websites to look like Microsoft Word  [via]

jkottke : If you're reading kottke.org at work and you shouldn't be, you might want to read the site as it looked like Microsoft Word - If you're reading kottke.org at work and shouldn't be, you might want to read the site as if it looked like Microsoft Word. Make other sites Work Friendly here.

Nelson Minar : Safe for work - Proxy reformats web pages to look like Office (via Digg)

Rod Begbie : workFRIENDLY - Surf the web discreetly at work in a window that at a glance is indistinguishable from Microsoft Word. [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : proxy to make any URL look like a Word document - (via waxy.org) [via]

Amy Hoy's Javascript Boot Camp

27/07/2006 @ 23:15 UTC

Andy Baio : Amy Hoy's Javascript Boot Camp - her three hour OSCON tutorial for "everyone who feels their Javascript skills just aren't up to snuff"  [via]

deusx : Javascript Boot Camp Tutorial - "This talk is for everyone who feels their Javascript skills just aren't up to snuff."

joshua : Javascript Boot Camp Tutorial

Paul Hammond : Javascript Boot Camp Tutorial - This talk is for everyone who feels their Javascript skills just aren't up to snuff.

Jeremy Zawodny : Javascript Boot Camp Tutorial - Javascript Boot Camp Tutorial: "This talk is for everyone who feels their Javascript skills just aren't up to snuff."

Jeff Bezos invests in 37signals

21/07/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : Jeff Bezos invests in 37signals - Jeff Bezos invests in 37signals. Wow. Rock on.

jkottke : Jeff Bezos invests in 37signals, making them bigger and a little less Real - Jeff Bezos invests in 37signals, making them bigger and a little less Real. But seriously, I had always wondered how 37s was going to grow and this is a bit of an answer to that question. Congrats, guys. (thx, steve)

znarf : Bezos Expeditions invests in 37signals [via#

Linkorama : Bezos invests in 37signals - Suddenly big must be in. Kidding, congrats guys

Paul Hammond : Bezos Expeditions invests in 37signals - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals) - We don’t need their money to run the business and our little black book is full. We’re looking for something else

Oliver Laric - 787 Cliparts (Quicktime)

19/07/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Oliver Laric - 787 Cliparts (Quicktime) - Oliver Laric - 787 Cliparts (Quicktime) [more] [via]

Nelson Minar : Clip art loop - Beautiful little animation (via Metafilter)

Andy Baio : Video: 787 Cliparts -  [via]

joshua : 787 Cliparts

jkottke : Mesmerizing clip-art movie - Mesmerizing clip-art movie. (via waxy) [via]

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