Open AIM | dev.aol.com

5/03/2008 @ 23:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Open AIM | dev.aol.com - AOL have opened up the AIM protocol for reals, documenting the protocol and encouraging, rather than barely-tolerating, third-party AIM clients. I'd rather deal with XMPP, but this is an interesting step forward. [via#

deusx : Welcome to Open AIM! | dev.aol.com - "Open AIM continues to lead the way with providing the most powerful and flexible platform to power your communication, collaboration, and social networking experiences. "

Litmus: Pricing and signup

5/03/2008 @ 23:00 UTC

philgyford : Litmus: Pricing and signup - 24 hours passes now available for this Browsercam-like site for testing web pages and emails against different rendering engines. (via Daring Fireball)

Solving CAPTCHAs for cash

5/03/2008 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Solving CAPTCHAs for cash - in the year since the entry was posted, the comments became a global marketplace for human captcha solvers  [via]

Distributed Social Networking for the Web Citizen » Digital Podcast

5/03/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Distributed Social Networking for the Web Citizen » Digital Podcast - Notes from my DiSo presentation at Graphing Social. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: diso, graphing social

Will you be my friend?

5/03/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Will you be my friend? - I think this sounds pretty interesting and I was all set to start on it when I found out about the DISo project. Their website describes it like this: DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations

Note to Facebook, Myspace and Other Social Silos: DIE

5/03/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Note to Facebook, Myspace and Other Social Silos: DIE - "I am not at the level of any of these individuals, but going back to my space is here, on this blog, I think my social network should revolve around me right here." Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: social net

Can Social Bookmarking Improve Web Search?

5/03/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Can Social Bookmarking Improve Web Search? - * Social bookmarking URLs are full of new and fresh information (Results 1 and 2). * Tags on URLs are often redundant given title, domain, and page text (Results 10 and 11). * Social bookmarking is probably still a bit small to have a bi

Save the Railway Path | The campaign to save the Bristol to Bath cycle path from being turned int...

5/03/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : Save the Railway Path | The campaign to save the Bristol to Bath cycle path from being turned into a bus-lane - Protest site over some daffy plans to let buses run alongside the peaceful but well-used Bristol to Bath cycle path.

Cityofsound: Robin Hood Gardens is not the same as a digital model of Robin Hood Gardens

5/03/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : Cityofsound: Robin Hood Gardens is not the same as a digital model of Robin Hood Gardens - Dan Hill's excellent summary of the protest going on over plans to demolish the London housing estate. I hope they renovate rather than destroy.

David Cameron: More people engaged in local life means local politics revitalised

5/03/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : David Cameron: More people engaged in local life means local politics revitalised - Cameron wants more local government data published online in open formats for people to do stuff with. Cites TheyWorkForYou.com. (via Alan Connor)

Automatic writing | eG weekly | EducationGuardian.co.uk

5/03/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : Automatic writing | eG weekly | EducationGuardian.co.uk - Fascinating. Philip M Parker can generate a book automatically when someone orders it. I stumbled across one for sale on Amazon. (via Haddock)

Yahoo! Developer Network: Fire Eagle Launches - O'Reilly Conferences

5/03/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

philgyford : Yahoo! Developer Network: Fire Eagle Launches - O'Reilly Conferences - Tom Coates launching Fire Eagle. Yay congratulations Tom (and team)! We miss you over here you know.

plasticbag : Yahoo! Developer Network has video of me doing the Fire Eagle launch on stage at ETech - Nice and short. Ten minutes. I want to do more talks that length, I think. It looks like I came across reasonably well, anyway!

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Whitepapers - Release: W3C's ARIA Support

5/03/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

wearehugh : Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 Whitepapers - Release: W3C's ARIA Support - congrats to my old team at ibm, this was their baby and now 2 major browsers will support it. aria is still a clusterfuck, but now it's an interoperable clusterfuck.

WordPress Mulls Social Network Expansion | Compiler from Wired.com

5/03/2008 @ 21:01 UTC

factoryjoe : WordPress Mulls Social Network Expansion | Compiler from Wired.com - The idea of make WordPress into the hub of your online activity is not new Chris Messina and the rest of the DiSo project have been working toward exactly that... Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: wordpress, bu

The end of Moose's

5/03/2008 @ 21:01 UTC

nelson : The end of Moose's - SF institution is going entirely away

Dopplr have announced integration with Fire Eagle which fills me with joy!

5/03/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

plasticbag : Dopplr have announced integration with Fire Eagle which fills me with joy! - It's a pretty lightweight interaction right now, but they're keen to think of things they could do with it.

State of the Computer Book Market, Part 4 - The Languages - O'Reilly Radar

5/03/2008 @ 20:01 UTC

jcgregorio : State of the Computer Book Market, Part 4 - The Languages - O'Reilly Radar - "We are a bit surprised that PHP is down. Maybe Javascript or Ruby/Rails are biting into this market." That seems to neatly encapsulate the domain knowledge of the author.

Edge: SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE LIKE THE EYE

5/03/2008 @ 20:01 UTC

Linkorama : Edge: SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE LIKE THE EYE - It is customary to think about fashions in things like clothes or music as spreading in a social network. But it turns out that all kinds of things, many of them quite unexpected, can flow through social networks, and this process obeys certain rules we a

North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show 2008 - a photoset on Flickr

5/03/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

veen : North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show 2008 - a photoset on Flickr - So beautiful.

#80 The Idea of Soccer (Stuff White People Like)

5/03/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : #80 The Idea of Soccer (Stuff White People Like) - #80 The Idea of Soccer (Stuff White People Like): "In fact, the main reason white people like soccer is so they can buy a new scarf." Ha!

Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit

5/03/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit - Internet Explorer 8 Readiness Toolkit. The new built-in development tools look similar enough to Firebug to make me very happy. Also of interest: Selectors API (for fast getElementsBySelector), CSS 2.1 support, support for XHTML style namespaces in HTML

Dear Netflix: Fuck You

5/03/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Dear Netflix: Fuck You - Dear Netflix: Fuck You: heh

Installing VirtualBox with USB Support

5/03/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Installing VirtualBox with USB Support - Installing VirtualBox with USB Support: this could be handy

Remixing the London police's anti-photographer terrror posters - Boing Boing

5/03/2008 @ 19:01 UTC

jcgregorio : Remixing the London police's anti-photographer terrror posters - Boing Boing - brilliant

Predictably / Irrational

5/03/2008 @ 19:01 UTC

Linkorama : Predictably / Irrational - When we make decisions we think we're in control, making rational choices. But are we? Entertaining and surprising, Ariely unmasks the subtle but powerful tricks that our minds play on us.

History of computer design: Snow White

5/03/2008 @ 19:01 UTC

veen : History of computer design: Snow White - "Despite all the rules, there was no Snow White rule book . . . We didn't bother to write it down. To us, it was like art . . . you just had to look at it to know whether it was right or not."

How to Inspire People Like Obama Does

5/03/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Linkorama : How to Inspire People Like Obama Does - Public speaking skills are critical to the success of every leader. Here are four techniques you can borrow from the Presidential candidate

Network Strategies for Network Industries?

5/03/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Linkorama : Network Strategies for Network Industries? - The leading firms building telecommunications and Internet infrastructure increasingly emphasize consolidation, hierarchy, and exclusive control, rather than collaboration and decentralization.

Auction rate securities

5/03/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

nelson : Auction rate securities - Nice explanation of a wrinkle in the current markets

Fire Eagle - Easily share your location online! Personalise lots of sites and services!

5/03/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

plasticbag : Fire Eagle - Easily share your location online! Personalise lots of sites and services! - We've just launched. I couldn't be more excited about this. 10,000 invitation codes are out in public right now and we're going to be announcing it formally on stage at ETech in an hour or so.

Simon Willison : Welcome to Fire Eagle! - Welcome to Fire Eagle!. It’s launched! A service and accompanying API for saving your physical location and selectively sharing it with applications that you trust.

Rod Begbie : Fire Eagle - Fire Eagle has launched -- a broker for your physical location, which other applications can use to improve user experiences. It's really just APIs and geekery at the moment, but the applications that use and enable it will start appearing pretty quickly #

software masterpieces

5/03/2008 @ 17:01 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : software masterpieces - (via reddit) [via]

http://www.4p8.com/lew/index.html

5/03/2008 @ 16:01 UTC

jcgregorio : http://www.4p8.com/lew/index.html - awesome

joshua : lew - like proce55ing or nodebox for lua

Delegate counts

5/03/2008 @ 16:01 UTC

nelson : Delegate counts - Last night's election looks to have been a tie for delegates, which is bad news for Clinton

InfoQ: Microsoft bets on Atom Publishing Protocol as the future direction for Web APIs

5/03/2008 @ 12:01 UTC

mbertier : InfoQ: Microsoft bets on Atom Publishing Protocol as the future direction for Web APIs - Microsoft switches from the Web Structured, Schema’d & Searchable (Web3S) protocol to Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) for services offered by Microsoft's Live Platform on the Web. [via#

Equidistant Objects with CSS

5/03/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Equidistant Objects with CSS - Equidistant Objects with CSS. Handy tip; I needed to do this recently and ended up setting everything using pixels. This works much better.

jonhicks : Equidistant Objects with CSS - It should be easy, but isn't. Fortunately, this article has a solution!

philgyford : Equidistant Objects with CSS - CSS-Tricks - Spacing things out horizontally with CSS. (via Simon Willison)

Fun with multiple submit buttons

5/03/2008 @ 10:01 UTC

Isofarro : Fun with multiple submit buttons - Stuart outlines an approach to multiple submit buttons and dealing with the case when Return is used to trigger a form submission. Couple on interesting techniques in the comments. For Legal & General we opted to have an offscreen submit button as the

2nu - Ponderous

5/03/2008 @ 07:00 UTC

deusx : 2nu - Ponderous

Apollo 18 (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

5/03/2008 @ 06:01 UTC

deusx : Apollo 18 (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "The indexing of this disc is designed to complement the Shuffle Mode of modern CD players"

Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | PATCH motivating examples

5/03/2008 @ 03:02 UTC

jcgregorio : Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | PATCH motivating examples

Pages tagged with "system:has:via" on del.icio.us

5/03/2008 @ 03:01 UTC

deusx : Pages tagged with "system:has:via" on del.icio.us

About our maps

5/03/2008 @ 03:00 UTC

Simon Willison : About our maps - About our maps. Why and how EveryBlock rolled their own maps.

How to Do Anything Photographic

5/03/2008 @ 03:00 UTC

Simon Willison : How to Do Anything Photographic - How to Do Anything Photographic. A huge collection of excellent looking photography tutorials by Ken Rockwell.  [via]

Ward Cunningham’s Visible Workings « Jon Udell

5/03/2008 @ 03:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Ward Cunningham’s Visible Workings « Jon Udell

Simon Willison : Ward Cunningham's Visible Workings - Ward Cunningham’s Visible Workings. Intriguing idea: software that explicitly reveals the underlying business logic in end-user understandable terms. I didn’t find the example very easy to comprehend but the concept is fascinating.

Blogging boosts your social life: research - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

5/03/2008 @ 02:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Blogging boosts your social life: research - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Blogging can help you feel less isolated, more connected to a community and more satisfied with your friendships, both online and face-to-face, new Australian research has found. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tag

WordPress Making Its Social Networking Move? - GigaOM

5/03/2008 @ 02:01 UTC

factoryjoe : WordPress Making Its Social Networking Move? - GigaOM - Hmm, slap in the face or validation? Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: wordpress, diso, social networking, buddypress

WordPress: The Social Network

5/03/2008 @ 02:01 UTC

factoryjoe : WordPress: The Social Network - Can WordPress become the basis of a social network? Automattic founder and WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg hinted today on his blog that WordPress ... Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: wordpress, buddypress

Photo Matt » Backing BuddyPress

5/03/2008 @ 02:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Photo Matt » Backing BuddyPress - Automattic picks up the BuddyPress developer. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: buddypress, wordpress, automattic

Rhombicosidodecahedron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

5/03/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : Rhombicosidodecahedron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "The rhombicosidodecahedron is an Archimedean solid. It has 20 regular triangular faces, 30 regular square faces, 12 regular pentagonal faces, 60 vertices and 120 edges."

xssinterface

5/03/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : xssinterface - xssinterface. Clever JavaScript library for implementing opt-in cross-domain messaging in JavaScript (allowing communication between pages and iframes on different domains). Uses HTML 5’s postMessage API if available, otherwise falls back on either Go [via]

wearehugh : xssinterface - Google Code

In-Depth django-sphinx Tutorial

5/03/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : In-Depth django-sphinx Tutorial - In-Depth django-sphinx Tutorial. Another neat Django extension from the guys at Curse: easy integration with the sphinx full text search engine.

Acid3 is out

5/03/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Acid3 is out - Acid3 is out. The third Acid test, again compiled by Ian Hickson. This one viciously tests DOM Scripting standards compliance and currently exposes flaws in every browser.

CouchDB, XML, and E4X

5/03/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : CouchDB, XML, and E4X - CouchDB, XML, and E4X. Brilliant—CouchDB now enables SpiderMonkey’s E4X support, meaning CouchDB views can easily query XML documents stored inside JSON objects using E4X syntax.

Gears 0.2 Released!

5/03/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Gears 0.2 Released! - Gears 0.2 Released!. New modules are HttpRequest and Timer, both for use within workers (which provide Erlang-style message passing concurrency). Particularly interesting is that the Gears HttpRequest module can be used for much cleaner Comet implementa

1975 unboxing ceremony for an FR80 microfilm recorder

5/03/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 1975 unboxing ceremony for an FR80 microfilm recorder - from a massive collection of historical computer photos; don't miss Tomorrow's World and Alien  [via]

Kevin Kelly on 1,000 true fans

5/03/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Kevin Kelly on 1,000 true fans - this model for indie creators is a natural use of the Internet, but still rare

philgyford : Kevin Kelly - The Technium - 1,000 True Fans - The idea that you only need a relatively small number of people willing to pay you occasionally for your work in order to make a living. (Stewart Lee suggested he needed 7,000 fans in 2005.)

deusx : Kevin Kelly -- The Technium - "I don't know the actual true number, but I think a dedicated artist could cultivate 1,000 True Fans, and by their direct support using new technology, make an honest living. I'd love to hear from anyone who might have settled on such a path."

Rod Begbie : Kevin Kelly -- 1,000 True Fans - "Anyone producing works of art needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living." Discussed this over lunch today, and could definitely think of a handful of bands I'd pay $10-a-month to "patronize". [via#

Table-Based Layout Is The Next Big Thing

5/03/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Table-Based Layout Is The Next Big Thing - Table-Based Layout Is The Next Big Thing. Kevin Yank points out that the inclusion of display:table in IE 8 will finally open up a powerful tool for creating CSS layouts that has so far been mostly ignored.

Google Maps sans script

5/03/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

dbow : Google Maps sans script - Embed a Google Map on any page without any JavaScript required

Simon Willison : Google Maps Without the Scripting - Google Maps Without the Scripting. Google Maps has finally added a simple API for retrieving static map images.

WhatDoTheyKnow

5/03/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : WhatDoTheyKnow - WhatDoTheyKnow. New from mySociety: a site for submitting and publically tracking Freedom of Information requests to the UK government.  [via]

Making bridges talk

5/03/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Making bridges talk - Making bridges talk. Tom Armitage hooked Tower Bridge up to Twitter: “I am closing after the MV Dixie Queen has passed Upstream?.

Brett Favre plans to retire.

5/03/2008 @ 00:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Brett Favre plans to retire. - Green Bay won't be the same without him.

“DVNO” Video by Justice

5/03/2008 @ 00:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : “DVNO” Video by Justice - Nicely done graphical nostalgia tour.

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