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.

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

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]

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...

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]

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.

Every Ad in Times Square

22/01/2007 @ 12:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Every Ad in Times Square - it's posts like these that make Ironic Sans one of my favorite new blogs

jkottke : Photograph of every advertisement in Times Square - Photograph of every advertisement in Times Square. Somehow I thought there would be more.

jimray : Ironic Sans: Every ad in Times Square - This is good

cameron : Every ad in Times Square - Ironic Sans with a holistic view on Times Square advertising

Group Membership Protocol

22/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Group Membership Protocol - Group Membership Protocol. Martin Atkins’ proposal for a simple “is OpenID X a member of group Y?� protocol, useful for whitelists that can scale to handle large numbers of entries.

Jeremy Zawodny : Group Membership Protocol - OpenID Wiki - Group Membership Protocol - OpenID Wiki: if Yahoo was an OpenID provider, we could use something like this to let you figure out if someone was a member of a given Yahoo Group. Maybe. Interesting...

deusx : Group Membership Protocol - OpenID Wiki - "The following describes a simple protocol for enumerating the members of a group and for determining whether a given identifier is a member of a group."

Blu-ray Volume Unique Keys - Doom9's Forum

22/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

wearehugh : Blu-ray Volume Unique Keys - Doom9's Forum - couldn't have possibly seen *that* one coming...

Rod Begbie : Blu-ray Volume Unique Keys - Doom9's Forum - And now the keys for Blu-ray discs are getting released, even though there isn't any software to extract the video yet! Outstanding. [via#

Nelson Minar : Blu-ray keys - Now all we need is the decryption program (via diveintomark)

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

MonsterID as Gravatar Fallback

21/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : MonsterID as Gravatar Fallback - MonsterID as Gravatar Fallback. Cute monsters created using a trick similar to Don Park’s 9-blocks. I like these more than gravatars.

joshua : MonsterID as Gravatar Fallback - randomized avatars. cute

jcgregorio : MonsterID as Gravatar Fallback [splitbrain.org]

Universal and Sony prohibit Zune sharing for certain artists - Engadget

20/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

wearehugh : Universal and Sony prohibit Zune sharing for certain artists - Engadget - from the comments: "The idea that this is somehow a problem is predicated on the belief that more than one person in any 50-mile radius area actually owns a Zune"

43folders : Universal and Sony prohibit Zune sharing for certain artists - Engadget - "It's official: record companies don't like you." [via:daringfireball.net]

jimray : Universal and Sony prohibit Zune sharing for certain artists - Yeah, you can fault the record companies for this, but why the fuck did Microsoft even make this an option at encode time?

English Sentences Without Overt Grammatical Subjects, or the grammar of swearing

19/01/2007 @ 16:00 UTC

jkottke : English Sentences Without Overt Grammatical Subjects, or the grammar of swearing - English Sentences Without Overt Grammatical Subjects, or the grammar of swearing. "Chomsky observes that the adverbial elements of (39)-(42) are outside of the verb phrase and that only elements within the verb phrase play a role in strict subcategorizati

gleuschk : Doug LeMoine » ENGLISH SENTENCES WITHOUT OVERT GRAMMATICAL SUBJECTS - substitution into the frame “F**k____irregular verb(s)� is an excellent diagnostic test

cobra libre : "English sentences without overt grammatical subjects" - "There is a widespread misconception that utterances such as (2) 'Fuck you,' which also appear to have the form of a transitive verb followed by a noun phrase and preceded by no overt subject, are also imperative. This paper will study the syntax of sente #

Mailhook - The easiest way to accept mail in your web apps

18/01/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

deusx : Mailhook - The easiest way to accept mail in your web apps - "Just put in a URL, and we'll give you a mail host that will post to your URL when it receives email, giving you easy access to all the fields of incoming email."

Simon Willison : Mailhook - Mailhook. Free e-mail address to HTTP POST bridge—just provide a script URL and you’ll be given a subdomain; any e-mail sent to an address at that host is then posted to your script.

Matthew M. Boedicker : mailhook, free email to HTTP POST gateway - (via simonwillison) [via]

bmilleare : Mailhook - The easiest way to accept mail in your web apps - Awesome

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

Event-Driven Web Application Design » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

18/01/2007 @ 01:01 UTC

wearehugh : Event-Driven Web Application Design » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

Isofarro : Event-Driven Web Application Design - Christian Heilmann outlines a core technique for building web applications - designing it around the use of events. This allows the code to be more modular and more maintainable. Chris bridges the divide between web standards based approach to development

deusx : Event-Driven Web Application Design » Yahoo! User Interface Blog - "You can apply the same DOM-event style logic to anything that happens within your application itself. You can plan your application that way from the outset"

The Astoria Notes

17/01/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Astoria Notes - David documents the complaints of an unhappy neighbor

jkottke : Notes from Apartment #5 - Notes from Apartment #5. "Dear Neighbor. When you arrive late every night, you are probably concentrating on your chores and don't realize that this building, this street, the traffic, the people are all very still, very quiet."

cobra libre : The Astoria Notes #

Jargon watch (and T9onyms): "book" as a synonym for "cool"

17/01/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

jkottke : Jargon watch (and T9onyms): "book" as a synonym for "cool" - Jargon watch: "book" as a synonym for "cool". Sample usage: "That YouTube video is so book." As books are decidedly uncool, you might wonder how this usage came about. Book is a T9onym of cool...both words require pressing 2665 on the keypad of a mobile p

Rod Begbie : bethemedia: Saussure, Predictive Text, Cycling Awake and the word 'Book' - On T9 misspellings of words becoming "slang". Zonino! [via#

deusx : bethemedia: Saussure, Predictive Text, Cycling Awake and the word 'Book' - "With T9, things are now happening that are completely new to language - we are now beginning to associate some words with other words that have no logical ideological connection between them, and, one step further, we are now substituting words with

The Complicator's Gloves - The Daily WTF

16/01/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

wearehugh : The Complicator's Gloves - The Daily WTF - 'take a good, hard look at your first revision and just say to yourself, "gloves."'

Rod Begbie : The Complicator's Gloves - The Daily WTF - Best Daily WTF in a while. "Take a good, hard look at your first revision and just say to yourself, 'gloves.'" #

deusx : The Complicator's Gloves - The Daily WTF - "The reason that this "hand warming system" does not exist is because most people have found a pair of gloves to be a perfectly suitable way for keeping one's hands warm."

WillPate : The Complicator's Gloves - The Daily WTF - the next time you find yourself designing software, be wary of The Complicators

joshua's blog: lessons learned: autoincrement considered harmful

16/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

wearehugh : joshua's blog: lessons learned: autoincrement considered harmful

deusx : joshua's blog: lessons learned: autoincrement considered harmful - "at some point some jerk will get the idea to write a shell script with a for-loop and try to fetch every single object from your system; this is definitely no fun."

nelson : autoincrement considered harmful - interesting set of reasons not to use automatic sequential IDs

Introducing Footnote

15/01/2007 @ 16:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Introducing Footnote - Former colleague Blake Scarbrough says his team have successfully launched Footnote, a repository for the archival and retrieval of, and collaboration on, original documents. See also the video and Ten things you can do on Footnote. (Hey Blake, how about

Khoi Vinh : Footnote - Subscription service makes historical documents available online with community-powered, collaborative annotation.

43folders : Footnote - The place for original documents online

Designing Google Reader's trends

15/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Designing Google Reader's trends - Designing Google Reader’s trends. “But beyond the visualization, this serves as a good example of collecting and understanding the ambient information that flows through our digital lives.�

plasticbag : Jeff Veen writes about the trends pages of Google Reader and mentions his increasing lust for recombinable life data streams - I really think there's something here - life dashboards or something. I'd love to be able to see my financial burn rate, my location, my energy usage, my tracked weight�all of this stuff�visable and interpretable.

kellan : Jeff Veen: Designing Google Reader’s trends - Jeff Veen: Designing Google Reader’s trends. I want GReader trends without using GReader. Want it sooo bad. I’ve been talking a bit lately about my ideal aggregator which by default shows nothing but trends. (And I still MeasureMap!) #

Fully licensed | 30 Seconds with Phone Guy

13/01/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

43folders : Fully licensed | 30 Seconds with Phone Guy - "I hope you can wipe the screen off."

jimray : Fully licensed - "I hope you can wipe the screen off!"

Jon Hicks : Fully licensed | 30 Seconds with Phone Guy - Its PORN!

Sharecroppers

13/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Sharecroppers - Sharecroppers: "Steve Jobs doesn’t build platforms, except by accident. He doesn’t care about your thriving metropolis. All you independent Mac developers: you’re all sharecroppers, and your rent just went up. Way up."

43folders : Sharecroppers [dive into mark] - "All you independent Mac developers: you’re all sharecroppers, and your rent just went up. Way up."

plasticbag : Mark Pilgrim has a rather negative view of Steve Jobs' announcement about iPhone software - I'm a bit new to this particular shitstorm that seems to be coursing over the internet, but it seems to me that this is no more or less spectacular than Nokia's requirement that you get applications signed before they can be run on Series 60...

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