The design disease

25/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

jkottke : The design disease - Designers often have the design disease, where you "can't stop looking at things through your designer eyes". "But it's not just books, it's everything. You'll choose wine by the design of the label and you'd stay [at a hotel] because of the sign." (via e [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Noisy Decent Graphics: The Design Disease [via]

YouTube - Mr. T: The "T" in I.T.

25/01/2007 @ 19:03 UTC

Jason Shellen : YouTube - Mr. T: The "T" in I.T. - My friend at Hitachi sent this over. I think we can all learn something from Mr. T [via Mike Brandt] #

Andy Baio : Video: Mr. T on Hitachi storage virtualization - he puts the T in I.T.  [via]

nelson : Mr. T is the "T" in I.T. - Amazing video for Hitachi

Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan

25/01/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

jkottke : Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan - Running the Numbers, a great new series of photography from Chris Jordan, is kind of a combination of Chuck Close and Edward Burtynsky, with a bit of Stamen thrown in for good measure. (via conscientious) [via]

philgyford : Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait - Images showing the number of things used by Americans every day/week/month/etc. Amazing, scary, etc. (via Haddock)

Khoi Vinh : Running the Numbers, an American Self-Portrait - Photographic representations of massive statistical facts.

Planet Emacsen

24/01/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Planet Emacsen - Planet Emacsen: just what you think it is... plus, check out the UI elements around the posts... very emacs

Matthew M. Boedicker : Planet Emacsen, collaborative weblog of people using emacs

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

Boy’s screaming kills chickens

24/01/2007 @ 20:03 UTC

jimray : Boy’s screaming kills chickens - If I didn't know any better, I'd say this story was written by Kid Ethnic

cobra libre : Boy's screaming kills chickens - No mention of a tin drum #

pwdhash

24/01/2007 @ 19:04 UTC

Nelson Minar : pwdhash - clever Firefox extension to deal with the trivial password problem

Rod Begbie : crazybob.org: Install PwdHash, now. - Firefox extension for generating marginally-more-secure passwords. Use your same password everywhere, but hash it against the website's domain name. [via#

Baby Einstein - BuzzFeed

24/01/2007 @ 18:02 UTC

Rod Begbie : Baby Einstein - BuzzFeed - Gathering together posts equally confused by the bizarre cameo during last night's State of the Union by the creator of those bullshit Baby Einstein DVDs. "Bush points out the American Dream in the audience and apparently, the American Dream looks like a #

jimray : Baby Einstein, wtf? - Man, I'm glad I'm not the only who couldn't figure out what the fuck that was about.

A report encompassing the work of thousands of climate experts says that "global warming will hap...

24/01/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

jkottke : A report encompassing the work of thousands of climate experts says that "global warming will happen faster and be more devastating than previously thought" - A report encompassing the work of thousands of climate experts says that "global warming will happen faster and be more devastating than previously thought". "The really chilling thing about the IPCC report is that it is the work of several thousand clima

plasticbag : The Guardian reports on the IPCC report on Climate Change and it's ... well frankly it's scary ... - The specifics of the weather changes are one thing, but the significant pressures on the world's populations, the wars and the terrorism and migration it's all going to cause - that's the stuff that's really worrying...

Billable

24/01/2007 @ 13:01 UTC

Jon Hicks : Billable - With the recent changes in 1.1, Billable is now my invoicing app of choice!

Rod Begbie : Billable: Simple service and invoice tracking for Mac OS X. - Nicely-done OSX app to help you keep track of your hours and invoicing when doing freelance work. [via#

Joel Veitch and Seven Seconds of Love have been given a pay-out from Coca-Cola after the multinat...

24/01/2007 @ 12:00 UTC

plasticbag : Joel Veitch and Seven Seconds of Love have been given a pay-out from Coca-Cola after the multinational giant ripped off their song and video - Tremendously good news. It's really satisfying to see personal non-corporate creativity win out in these environments against all the odds.

deusx : BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Ninja kitten band win Coke battle - "An unsigned British band have reached a settlement with Coca-Cola over the soft drink giant's use of their material in a television commercial."

Simon Willison : Ninja kitten band win Coke battle - Ninja kitten band win Coke battle. There’s a headline you don’t expect to see on BBC News.  [via]

The Spotlight File System for MacFUSE

24/01/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

jimray : The Spotlight File System for MacFUSE - This is wicked cool

Simon Willison : The Spotlight File System for MacFUSE - The Spotlight File System for MacFUSE. Finally, an easy way to create proper virtual folders on OS X using Spotlight and FUSE.  [via]

Adobe Spry and obtrusive, inaccessible JavaScript | 456 Berea Street

24/01/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

wearehugh : Adobe Spry and obtrusive, inaccessible JavaScript | 456 Berea Street

deusx : Adobe Spry and obtrusive, inaccessible JavaScript | 456 Berea Street - "Come on Adobe, you both can and should do better than this."

Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components

23/01/2007 @ 22:04 UTC

philgyford : Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components - Makes QuickTime work with all the video formats you're actually likely to use. Free. (via Haddock)

joshua : Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components - Perian is a free, open source QuickTime® component that adds native support for many popular video formats.

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...

Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | ☣ A history of Atom 1.0 milestones in WordPress

23/01/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

wearehugh : Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | ☣ A history of Atom 1.0 milestones in WordPress - The sun'll come out tomorrow ... tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you're always a day away...

znarf : Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | ☣ A history of Atom 1.0 milestones in WordPress #

IBM's Many Eyes

23/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : IBM's Many Eyes - like Swivel, a site for creating and sharing data visualizations; O'Reilly has more

cameron : Many Eyes - Collaborative visualization site featuring data sets and output visualizations.

Food Network running subliminal McDonald's ads

23/01/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Food Network running subliminal McDonald's ads - too bad subliminal ads don't work  [via]

jkottke : Is Food Network doing subliminal advertising during its shows? - Is Food Network doing subliminal advertising during its shows? This video shows a McDonald's ad that was displayed for only one frame during a recent episode of Iron Chef America. (via the grumpiest) [via]

The BBC's Fifteen Web Principles

23/01/2007 @ 18:03 UTC

jimray : The BBC's Fifteen Web Principles - You could do worse than to ape these at YOUR media website thingie

plasticbag : Tom Loosemore lists 'The BBC's Fifteen Web Principles' - There's nothing here I disagree with, but I'm not sure it feels right somehow.

Cameron Moll : The BBC's Fifteen Web Principles - The BBC's Fifteen Web Principles. "5. Treat the entire web as a creative canvas: don't restrict your creativity to your own site." Via DO. [via]

Photos of patterns taken from public transport vehicles

23/01/2007 @ 16:01 UTC

jkottke : Photos of patterns taken from public transport vehicles - Photos of patterns taken from public transport vehicles. Gotta make it ugly enough to hide the stains, I guess.

Nelson Minar : Public transit carpets - Great collection of photos, alas with flash vignetting (via kottke)

Coachella 2007 lineup leaked

23/01/2007 @ 10:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Coachella 2007 lineup leaked - three days of heat and music

jimray : 2007 Coachella lineup leaked - Any one of these days would be awesome. Whywhywhy is Tennessee so damn far away?

Wii Transfer

23/01/2007 @ 06:01 UTC

jimray : Wii Transfer - Format your media on your Mac for your Wii, now shares over the network, too!

jonhicks : Riverfold Software - Wii Transfer

Greg Storey : Wii Transfer. - Move over AppleTV, now there's something meatier.

ianhenderson.org - megazoomer

23/01/2007 @ 03:00 UTC

wearehugh : ianhenderson.org - megazoomer

joshua : megazoomer - make one app window fullscreen. requires simbl -- damn

Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin)

23/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin) - Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin). “The Twitter Updater automatically sends a Twitter status update to your Twitter account when you create, publish, or edit your WordPress post.� Fantastic idea�I really want this for my own site.

Jeremy Zawodny : Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin) - Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin): "The Twitter Updater automatically sends a Twitter status update to your Twitter account when you create, publish, or edit your WordPress post." Interesting idea. I wonder how many users Twitter has...

In Which I Think About Java Again, But Only For A Moment

22/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

Simon Willison : In Which I Think About Java Again, But Only For A Moment - In Which I Think About Java Again, But Only For A Moment. Convincing argument as to why desktop applications written in Java rarely have decent user interfaces.

jcgregorio : Thought Palace » Blog Archive » In Which I Think About Java Again, But Only For A Moment - ""The APIs are too clumsy to code to, and compared to any decent Mac app, the results look like a Soviet tractor built on a Monday.""

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