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Solid State Disk Changes The Game

13/01/2007 @ 14:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Solid State Disk Changes The Game - Solid State Disk Changes The Game. “What if you had 2GB of RAM to compute, 32GB of SSD for fast random access, and 250GB of the slow kind. How would that change the way you design, and the kind of features you build?�

Apache Solr 1.1

13/01/2007 @ 03:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Apache Solr 1.1 - Apache Solr 1.1. Solr is the search Web Service built on top of Lucene. The latest release introduces JSON, Python and Ruby response formats in addition to XML.

Ubuntu sugar cookies

12/01/2007 @ 04:07 UTC

Simon Willison : Ubuntu sugar cookies - Ubuntu sugar cookies. Different coloured dough is used to bake the Ubuntu logo in to the cookies themselves, kind of like making sushi rolls.  [via]

OpenID Speech at Webtuesday Zurich

12/01/2007 @ 04:07 UTC

Simon Willison : OpenID Speech at Webtuesday Zurich - OpenID Speech at Webtuesday Zurich. Good set of slides, along with the tidbit that local.ch (which had slippy maps years before Google) is implementing OpenID.

The Adobe PDF XSS Vulnerability

12/01/2007 @ 04:07 UTC

Simon Willison : The Adobe PDF XSS Vulnerability - The Adobe PDF XSS Vulnerability. If you host a PDF file anywhere on your site, you’re vulnerable to an XSS attack due to a bug in Acrobat Reader versions below 8. The fix is to serve PDFs as application/octet-stream to avoid them being displayed

Firefox3/Firefox Requirements

12/01/2007 @ 04:07 UTC

Simon Willison : Firefox3/Firefox Requirements - Firefox3/Firefox Requirements. OpenID and CardSpace are both listed as mandatory features.  [via]

MacFUSE: FUSE for Mac OS X

12/01/2007 @ 04:07 UTC

Simon Willison : MacFUSE: FUSE for Mac OS X - MacFUSE: FUSE for Mac OS X. Mac support for user-space custom file systems, API compatible with those already written for Linux. Amit Singh runs kernelthread.com; I hadn’t realised that he had moved to Google.

Hacking Django, how Bazaar

12/01/2007 @ 04:06 UTC

Simon Willison : Hacking Django, how Bazaar - Hacking Django, how Bazaar. This is a neat trick: use Subversion to track an upstream project, then create Bazaar branches to manage your own development against the trunk.

AJAX Debugging with Firebug

12/01/2007 @ 04:06 UTC

Simon Willison : AJAX Debugging with Firebug - AJAX Debugging with Firebug. Great Firebug tutorial from creator Joe Hewitt himself. I didn’t know you could trigger profiling from your own code using console.profile() / console.profileEnd().

Schneier on Security: Choosing Secure Passwords

11/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

wearehugh : Schneier on Security: Choosing Secure Passwords - give up now. technology will win this one.

Rod Begbie : Schneier on Security: Choosing Secure Passwords - Choose better passwords through understanding how brute-crackers work these days. #

Simon Willison : Choosing Secure Passwords - Choosing Secure Passwords. Bruce Schneier describes the state of the art in password cracking software.

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!

Correo - a new mail client for OS X

11/01/2007 @ 10:01 UTC

deusx : Correo - a new mail client for OS X - "Introducing Correo, a new open-source mail client for Mac OS X. Correo blends technology from two popular Mozilla projects, Camino and Thunderbird, to create a polished native Macintosh application."

Simon Willison : Correo - Correo. New open-source OS X mail client, based on Thunderbird but with a Camino-style native interface.

without an e: What python looks like naked [01/10/2007 14:35:29]

11/01/2007 @ 06:02 UTC

jcgregorio : without an e: What python looks like naked [01/10/2007 14:35:29] - proving yet again that while lisp may be a beautiful language, there are no beautiful lisp programs.

Simon Willison : What Python looks like naked - What Python looks like naked. Michal Wallace has been doing some really interesting work writing purely functional code in Python. His latest experiment replaces all of the basic Python statements with equivalent functions.

SitePen Blog » Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit

10/01/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : SitePen Blog » Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit - First stages of the Dojo "offline toolkit": Mockups imagining how it could be used to make GMail or Blogger usable when you don't have an active net connection. Looks like it could be a game-changer. [via#

Simon Willison : Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit - Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit. These are just mockups at the moment, but they’re a useful illustration of how offline browsing modes for Web applications could work.

Freedom to Tinker » Blog Archive » AACS: Extracting and Using Keys

10/01/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

wearehugh : Freedom to Tinker » Blog Archive » AACS: Extracting and Using Keys

Simon Willison : AACS: Extracting and Using Keys - AACS: Extracting and Using Keys. Another DRM system bites the dust, this time when it’s only just made it out of the gate.

Sun.com Design, Usability & Other Stuff

9/01/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

wearehugh : Sun.com Design, Usability & Other Stuff - the name "mary 1.0" is extremely disturbing

Simon Willison : Design Comics Templates 1.0 - Design Comics Templates 1.0. Free OpenOffice slides with cartoons suitable for use in technical storyboards.  [via]

My weblog, relaunched

16/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : My weblog, relaunched - Links, feeds etc are all moving to simonwillison.net

Curse launches with Django platform

15/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Curse launches with Django platform - Handles 500k visits/hour!

Schneier on Security: Real-World Passwords

14/12/2006 @ 18:00 UTC

wearehugh : Schneier on Security: Real-World Passwords

Simon Willison : Real-World Passwords - Random passwords phished from MySpace are surprisingly decent.

Rod Begbie : Schneier on Security: Real-World Passwords - Bruce Schneier breaks down the password data gathered by a MySpace phishing attack. Notable fact: When the site insists upon including letters and numbers in the password, folks just append "1" to their usual password. (And, in my experience, when forc [via#

Battery Expansion

14/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Battery Expansion - In which James Duncan Davidson's MacBook Pro battery goes critical.

A General Theory of Programming Language Relativity

13/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : A General Theory of Programming Language Relativity - Functional languages have clearer levels of indirection.

Atom API for AOL Journals

13/12/2006 @ 00:00 UTC

wearehugh : Atom API for AOL Journals

Simon Willison : Atom API for AOL Journals - Atom API for AOL Journals. AOL are doing some really cool things with the Atom Publishing Protocol.

xkcd.com/verizon/

11/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : xkcd.com/verizon/ - The xkcd.com response to Verizon's appalling maths. [via]

Stemtags is back, thanks to Camping

11/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Stemtags is back, thanks to Camping - Nice example of a throw-away single script web app,

deusx : hackdiary: Stemtags is back, thanks to Camping - "For fun, I've done a rewrite using Ruby, with all-new code based on the del.icio.us JSON feeds"

A conversation with Jon Udell about his new job with Microsoft

9/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : A conversation with Jon Udell about his new job with Microsoft - Jon wants to bridge the gap between the alpha geeks and the mainstream.

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