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Netflix your news

14/01/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

jimray : Netflix your news - Nothing mindblowing here, but a very clear realization of a concept who's time has come

Thoughts on newspaper video

14/01/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

jimray : Thoughts on newspaper video

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!

Smithsonian interview with Steve Jobs from 1995

12/01/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

jimray : Smithsonian interview with Steve Jobs from 1995

jkottke : Lengthy interview with Steve Jobs from 1995 - Lengthy interview with Steve Jobs from 1995. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."

Rouxbe - The Recipe to Better Cooking

12/01/2007 @ 18:01 UTC

jimray : Rouxbe - The Recipe to Better Cooking - Pronounced "ruby" (clever) - instructional cooking videos from pro chefs. Awesome!

Jeremy Zawodny : Rouxbe - The Recipe to Better Cooking - Rouxbe - The Recipe to Better Cooking: instructional cooking videos

Chicago Newspaper battle

12/01/2007 @ 00:01 UTC

jimray : Chicago Newspaper battle - It's funny because it's true!

CameraTechs - Camera Repairs and Used Equipment

11/01/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

jimray : CameraTechs - Camera Repairs and Used Equipment - Seattle camera store

Polaroid back for Holga

11/01/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

jimray : Polaroid back for Holga - Instant fun!

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!

Cisco Systems sues Apple over iPhone

11/01/2007 @ 02:01 UTC

jimray : Cisco Systems sues Apple over iPhone - Guess those last minute negotiations didn't really go as planned. Yesterday, I was thinking they should expand on the iPod brand with "iPod phone" and still think it's a pretty good idea, if I do say so myself.

Why Yahoo Needs MyBlogLog, and Vice Versa

10/01/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Why Yahoo Needs MyBlogLog, and Vice Versa - Why Yahoo Needs MyBlogLog, and Vice Versa: "Out of all the Yahoo properties which I think will benefit from the MyBlogLog acquisition, I feel that YPN has the most to gain."

jimray : Why Yahoo Needs MyBlogLog, and Vice Versa - Some psuedo interesting points, but I still think this whole thing smacks of dotcom buddy-ism. MyBlogLog is the web2.0 version of Yahoo buying Broadcast.com.

O'Reilly and Colbert to appear on each others shows on January 18

10/01/2007 @ 19:04 UTC

jimray : O'Reilly and Colbert to appear on each others shows on January 18 - O'Reilly added, "I'm really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me!" Self parody at its absolute finest

This is not a rumor site

9/01/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

jimray : This is not a rumor site - So, like, four years ago I wrote about a mythical iBox that would stream your digital life to your TV. 'Bout friggin time.

Cliche Finder

9/01/2007 @ 19:02 UTC

jimray : Cliche Finder - Slicker than deer guts on a door knob (which is only a cliche if you're from Georgia or Alabama)

George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

9/01/2007 @ 19:02 UTC

jimray : George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

adamrg : George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

Ethan Marcotte : George Orwell’s Politics and the English Language - Saving this 'cause I've never read it. Which makes me retroactively hate my school's English department even more. ∞

Official Google Blog: Super models wanted

9/01/2007 @ 19:02 UTC

jimray : Official Google Blog: Super models wanted - Now this is clever. Instead of paying beaucoup bucks to have some company go render entire cities in 3D (a la Microsoft) Google wants you to do it for 'em. Hyperlocal, distributed, cheap. I love it.

Yahoo buys MyBlogLog, for reals

9/01/2007 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo buys MyBlogLog, for reals - I played a part in this deal but had to keep quiet; congrats, Eric!

Linkorama : Yahoo buys MyBlogLog - Congrats Scott!

jimray : GigaOM » Yahoo buys MyBlogLog… for real! - "a blog-based social network" Huh? I mean, I guess Waxy's on board and all, but this strikes me as a pretty dumb acquisition, which is disappointing since Yahoo has been pretty smart of late.

CNN Twitters

9/01/2007 @ 06:01 UTC

jimray : CNN Twitters - Clever

Official Linden Blog » Blog Archive Embracing the Inevitable «

8/01/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

wearehugh : Official Linden Blog » Blog Archive Embracing the Inevitable « - second life client released under GPL

cameron : LindenLabs open sources the Second Life client - They hope to improve various parts of the experience and have a more distributable architecture.

jimray : Embracing the Inevitable - Linden open source's Second Life

deusx : Official Linden Blog » Blog Archive Embracing the Inevitable « - Interesting. Important to note that this is the Viewer client being released, and not a hosting solution. Maybe that'll be yet to come, or reverse engineered soon.

Sealand is up for sale

8/01/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

jimray : Sealand is up for sale - Maybe Neal Stephenson will buy it and make Cryptonomicon a reality

Twitter / macworld

8/01/2007 @ 09:01 UTC

jimray : Twitter / macworld - Twitter set up a "macworld" account so that folks attending can keep the rest of us up to date. I don't know why I think this is cool.

Suck.com's Joey Anuff launches recommendations site

5/01/2007 @ 23:02 UTC

Andy Baio : Suck.com's Joey Anuff launches recommendations site - sounds like Metacritic for music singles, gears, autos, and so on

jimray : Critical Metrics Tests Music Recommendations - Joey Anuff is back and now he's aggregating critics

Top 11 Things Geeks Did on New Year's Eve

5/01/2007 @ 20:03 UTC

jimray : Top 11 Things Geeks Did on New Year's Eve - Brilliant

Daylife Launches, Starts Very Long Uphill Climb

5/01/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

jimray : Daylife Launches, Starts Very Long Uphill Climb - Ouch - I wasn't aware that there was a web2.0 thing that Arrington didn't love, and he's an investor in this one. Maybe he's just trying to deflect all the criticism that he's nothing more than fanboi cheerleader. Oh. Wait.

Richard Dawkins is on MySpace?!!

5/01/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

jimray : Richard Dawkins is on MySpace?!! - Going after the kids, I guess...

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