SXSW 2008 Panel Picker Now Live

20/08/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : SXSW 2008 Panel Picker Now Live - Review and vote for proposals for next year’s festival. Be sure to cast your ballot for my panel: “Design Control in a Digital World: Getting It and Losing It.”

Paul Thurrott is a moron.

20/08/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

adamrg : Paul Thurrott is a moron. - Yes. The iPhone calculator looks like a simple digital calculator. Astounding. The idea that everything should be skinnable is moronic. The only remarkable design decision seems to be the color of the equals key. Everything else is commonplace.

Joyent: Joyeur Bytes - August 2007

20/08/2007 @ 22:04 UTC

factoryjoe : Joyent: Joyeur Bytes - August 2007 - Joyent has open-sourced Connectorand Slingshot under the GPLv2. What does this mean for you? Well, the products you have come to know and love will continue to get better as developers from around the world work with Joyent to improve o

Joseph Smarr » BarCampBlock exemplifies Silicon Valley

20/08/2007 @ 22:03 UTC

factoryjoe : Joseph Smarr » BarCampBlock exemplifies Silicon Valley - I just have to stop and reflect on how unusual and awesome it is that events like this can and do take place here with relative ease here. It’s only possible because of the combination of (a) ambitious would-be organizers, (b) a commun

Windows Live Offers Web ID Authentication: Will this Hurt OpenID?

20/08/2007 @ 22:02 UTC

factoryjoe : Windows Live Offers Web ID Authentication: Will this Hurt OpenID? - Does Windows Live Auth compete with OAuth/OpenID? Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: openid, oauth, windows live id, authentication

Windows Live ID Web Authentication 1.0 SDK

20/08/2007 @ 22:02 UTC

factoryjoe : Windows Live ID Web Authentication 1.0 SDK - With Windows Live ID Web Authentication, you can use the Windows Live ID service to verify the identity of visitors to your site, so that you can offer personalized access to your site’s content by the millions of registered Windows Li

Download details: Windows Live ID Web Authentication 1.0 SDK

20/08/2007 @ 22:02 UTC

factoryjoe : Download details: Windows Live ID Web Authentication 1.0 SDK - The Windows Live™ ID Web Authentication 1.0 software development kit (SDK) gives you a platform-neutral way to bring the power of the Windows Live ID authentication service to your own Web site. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details

Mashable Supports the Open Friends Format (OFF?)

20/08/2007 @ 22:02 UTC

factoryjoe : Mashable Supports the Open Friends Format (OFF?) - "As a site that covers more social network launches than any other, we know the pain of hundreds of separate social networking silos. Each time you sign up, you’re faced with starting again from scratch. And while Facebook has made mov

Audio Edition | Economist.com

20/08/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Audio Edition | Economist.com - Not-quite-a-podcast from The Economist -- The entire issue each week as a talking-book. Each section of the magazine is a separate MP3 file, so you can "read" the bits that interest you. Free to subscribers. #

Schulze and Webb on Olinda, their digital radio for the BBC

20/08/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Schulze and Webb on Olinda, their digital radio for the BBC - not a concept piece, but a "standalone, fully operational, social, digital radio"

Simon Willison : BBC Olinda digital radio: Social hardware - BBC Olinda digital radio: Social hardware. Schulze and Webb made a social radio prototype for the BBC; the IPR will be under an attribution license so manufacturers can run with it without asking for permission first.

Rod Begbie : BBC Olinda digital radio: Social hardware - Schulze & Webb are working on an open, social digital-radio-plus-wifi prototype for the BBC. Fascinating the way they hope to apply "open source" to hardware design. [via#

Webcomics: An Important Trend To Note

20/08/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Webcomics: An Important Trend To Note - Dissects the effect of StumbleUpon in the webcomics arena, but makes me wonder: what about other types of sites?

HotSpotVPN

20/08/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

nelson : HotSpotVPN - $10-$13/month for a VPN tunnel

MAXCONSOLE - Playstation 2 - The power of an advanced PS2 Mod Chip in a Plug ‘n Play PS2 Memory...

20/08/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

deusx : MAXCONSOLE - Playstation 2 - The power of an advanced PS2 Mod Chip in a Plug ‘n Play PS2 Memory Card – VAST!!! - "A new product is preparing to be launched within the next two weeks which gives PS2/PSTwo owners all the functions of an advanced PS2 mod chip but directly from an advanced memory card."

Infotropism – BarCampBlock: The Grid

20/08/2007 @ 20:06 UTC

factoryjoe : Infotropism – BarCampBlock: The Grid - A cool composite video of the BarCampBlock grid over time. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: bacamp, barcampblock, grid, video

Geek Etiquette » “Geek to geek communications? with Michael Schwern

20/08/2007 @ 20:06 UTC

factoryjoe : Geek Etiquette » “Geek to geek communications? with Michael Schwern - A very good write up of the Geek to Geek Communications session at BarCampBlock. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: etiquete, g2g, communications, geeks, schwern, barcamp, barcampblock

Infotropism – BarCampBlock: Session notes roundup

20/08/2007 @ 20:06 UTC

factoryjoe : Infotropism – BarCampBlock: Session notes roundup - Nice round up of various BarCampBlock sessions. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: barcamp, barcampblock, css, geek2geek, programming, selenium, social networking

Understanding Social Network Portability - andrewmager.com

20/08/2007 @ 20:06 UTC

factoryjoe : Understanding Social Network Portability - andrewmager.com - Write-up of the Social Network Portability session. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: bradfitz, dave recordon, joseph smarr, Social Network Portability, social networks, social graph

Dopp Juice » Blog Archive » My Soapbox: Internet Anarchy

20/08/2007 @ 20:05 UTC

factoryjoe : Dopp Juice » Blog Archive » My Soapbox: Internet Anarchy - BarCampBlock was inspiring and enjoyable. I reconnected with some key grapple-points in my work — business intention, project management, outsourcing, copyright, and market bubbles. The hallway conversations have been useful and releva

Flickr: BarCampBlock

20/08/2007 @ 20:05 UTC

factoryjoe : Flickr: BarCampBlock - This group is for photos from the awesome BarCampBlock that was held August 18-19, 2007 and hosted by Socialtext and many wonderful sponsors. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: barcamp, barcampblock

The Future of Training - Just another WordPress weblog » Why Aren’t We Co-Working?

20/08/2007 @ 20:05 UTC

factoryjoe : The Future of Training - Just another WordPress weblog » Why Aren’t We Co-Working? - Looks like someone discovered coworking...! Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: coworking

Digital Imaging and Video Camp - HomePage

20/08/2007 @ 20:04 UTC

factoryjoe : Digital Imaging and Video Camp - HomePage - DIVcamp, is an unconference (aka barcamp) focused on all thing digital imaging and video.  DIVcamp is open to everyone interested in the topic: web developers, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers and others. Unlike traditi

Ross Mayfield's Weblog: BarCampBlock Sponsor Roll

20/08/2007 @ 20:04 UTC

factoryjoe : Ross Mayfield's Weblog: BarCampBlock Sponsor Roll - A list of our over-100 BarCampBlock sponsors! Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: barcamp, barcampblock, sponsors

Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Social Graph and Privacy

20/08/2007 @ 20:03 UTC

factoryjoe : Ross Mayfield's Weblog: Social Graph and Privacy - Ross' take on Social Network Portability. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: to:read, barcamp, barcampblock, bradfitz, Social Network Portability, social networking, social graph

Relevant History: BarCampBlock hangover

20/08/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

factoryjoe : Relevant History: BarCampBlock hangover - So BarCampBlock was a good time, I heard some interesting conversations and met a couple neat people, and got a water bottle and t-shirt big enough for one of my kids. (I should have gone in on Friday night.) The one downside is that I k

Welcome to FedSpending.org

20/08/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

jcgregorio : Welcome to FedSpending.org

Soundwave: The Touch

20/08/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

nelson : Soundwave: The Touch - The heartwarming story of one Transformer's journey to the bottom, and back up again

Feature Richness and User Engagement

20/08/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

WillPate : Feature Richness and User Engagement - "The more engaged users are, the more features an application can sustain. But most users have low commitment"

That’s not a lense…

20/08/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

Richard Rutter : That’s not a lense… - A blog by a Reuters photographer talking about using a beast of a lens.

The Challenge of Selling Content on the Web – Edgeio, Part Two

20/08/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : The Challenge of Selling Content on the Web – Edgeio, Part Two - The Challenge of Selling Content on the Web – Edgeio, Part Two: "Edgeio is ambitious, it’s well designed, and its simplicity masks a robust, turnkey solution for content creators."

WolfQuest

20/08/2007 @ 19:02 UTC

nelson : WolfQuest - Educational MMOG, two parts cheesy, one part interesting

Skype outage cause

20/08/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

nelson : Skype outage cause - Windows update causes reboots causes Skype overload

W: "like, totally"

20/08/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

nelson : W: "like, totally" - Bush's colloquialism is actually age appropriate

LJ: Am_I_Pregnant

20/08/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

nelson : LJ: Am_I_Pregnant - Amazingly intimate web community

Some thoughts on Mahalo

20/08/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Some thoughts on Mahalo - Some thoughts on Mahalo: "No one will ever go to Mahalo directly, just as no one ever went to About.com, dmoz, Tripadvisor, Nextag, IMDB or any other vertical or broad-but-shallow site."

Simon Willison : Some thoughts on Mahalo (Skrentablog) - Some thoughts on Mahalo (Skrentablog). Rich Skrenta with notes on running a large site that lives and dies by SEO traffic.

Robots need love too.

20/08/2007 @ 18:41 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Robots need love too. - But they gotta pay. #.

BarCampBlock in review

20/08/2007 @ 18:02 UTC

Linkorama : BarCampBlock in review - If I had to pick one idea out of the entire conference, it would be that raw, published content is better than no published content.

BarcampBlock abuzz

20/08/2007 @ 18:02 UTC

Linkorama : BarcampBlock abuzz - I spent less than a full day and came away with my head buzzing and three major areas of material to pursue more deeply. I don’t think any of the old-fashioned, CEOs-on-stage conferences I’ve been to match that record.

factoryjoe : Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » BarcampBlock abuzz - So there you have it: I spent less than a full day and came away with my head buzzing and three major areas of material to pursue more deeply. I don’t think any of the old-fashioned, CEOs-on-stage conferences I’ve been to match that

BarCampBlock - Thank You!

20/08/2007 @ 18:01 UTC

Linkorama : BarCampBlock - Thank You! - I spent more time on the block than sessions and learned a lot! The beauty of BarCamp is that each person takes something different based on what they are focused on and what they contribute!

factoryjoe : From the Eyes of an Enterpreneur: BarCampBlock - Thank You! Tara you are Ms.BarCamp! - A good review of a couple sessions from the first day. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: barcamp, barcampblock, review

Communication Tool Selection Tree

20/08/2007 @ 18:01 UTC

adamrg : Communication Tool Selection Tree - Overanalysis has never been this cool.

Thirteen Blog Clichés

20/08/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Thirteen Blog Clichés - Thirteen Blog Clichés: this is a really good list

China Regulates Buddhist Reincarnation

20/08/2007 @ 17:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : China Regulates Buddhist Reincarnation - Next step: an attempt to regulate the laughter of the rest of the world.

Boobs, Injuries, & Dr. Pepper

20/08/2007 @ 17:01 UTC

deusx : Boobs, Injuries, & Dr. Pepper - "Don't test me, child."

E-Voting Ballots Not Secret; Vendors Don't See Problem

20/08/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

Simon Willison : E-Voting Ballots Not Secret; Vendors Don't See Problem - E-Voting Ballots Not Secret; Vendors Don’t See Problem. “You know things are bad when questions about a technical matter like security are answered by a public-relations firm.?

Eric Meyer : E-Voting Ballots Not Secret; Vendors Don't See Problem - Nice to see that though an Ohio firm leads the industry in bad e-voting solutions, we're also prominent in the fight to fix those bad solutions. I guess. [via Simon] [via]

Bust A Name

20/08/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Bust A Name - Bust A Name. Smart Ajax powered domain search; you give it some words, it shows you available combinations. It’s still almost impossible to find something that doesn’t suck though.

Ben Croshaw: funniest goddamned video game reviews ever.

20/08/2007 @ 16:33 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Ben Croshaw: funniest goddamned video game reviews ever. - His personal site's equally check-out-now-worthy. Dammit, how do I miss this stuff? You people never tell me anything. #.

What happened on August 16 - Skype Blogs

20/08/2007 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : What happened on August 16 - Skype Blogs - "The disruption was triggered by a massive restart of our users’ computers across the globe within a very short timeframe as they re-booted after receiving a routine set of patches through Windows Update."

Simon Willison : Skype: What happened on August 16 - Skype: What happened on August 16. Windows Update caused a massive global reboot, which destabilised Skype’s peer to peer network due to the flood of log-in requests.

Eric Meyer : What happened on August 16 - Wait, doesn't that make Microsoft liable for the launching of a DDoS attack?

BabelDjango

20/08/2007 @ 16:00 UTC

Simon Willison : BabelDjango - BabelDjango. Tools for integrating Christopher Lenz’s Babel i18n framework with Django.

Charles Bukowski

20/08/2007 @ 15:01 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Charles Bukowski - (via cynical-c) [via]

The Help Vampire

20/08/2007 @ 13:01 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : The Help Vampire - A Spotter's Guide

iPhoneFrotz

20/08/2007 @ 12:00 UTC

Andy Baio : iPhoneFrotz - Z-Machine interpreter for the iPhone; also: MAME!

Terry Gilliam’s Storytime

20/08/2007 @ 11:53 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Terry Gilliam’s Storytime - The man/myth/legend's first animated short. #.

Barcamp Two Years Later

20/08/2007 @ 06:01 UTC

Linkorama : Barcamp Two Years Later - Reflection from Pandora's CTO, who launched back then and there

Q&A with Eric Olson

20/08/2007 @ 05:11 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Q&A with Eric Olson - He of Process Type Foundry fame. Go go, read read. #.

VentureBeat » The Worldwide Lexicon Project wants people to translate the web

20/08/2007 @ 05:01 UTC

factoryjoe : VentureBeat » The Worldwide Lexicon Project wants people to translate the web - We have a fairly long way to go before computers comprehend human language well enough to translate it elegantly, and ... Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: Wwl, worldwidelexicon, localization

iPhone / Linux PPTP

20/08/2007 @ 01:01 UTC

nelson : iPhone / Linux PPTP - Simplest set of instructions I've seen for doing basic VPN stuff

Brad Neuberg: Coding In Paradise: Purple Include Update

20/08/2007 @ 00:01 UTC

deusx : Brad Neuberg: Coding In Paradise: Purple Include Update - "Purple Include works on the iPhone!"

Tact Filters

20/08/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : Tact Filters - "Most "normal people" have the tact filter positioned to apply tact in the outgoing direction. ... "Nerds," on the other hand, have their tact filter positioned to apply tact in the incoming direction."

Inverse Reinforcement Learning

20/08/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : Inverse Reinforcement Learning - "To implement inverse reinforcement learning to derive the underlying reward function from sample observations of policies."

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