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Niall's technique for sniffing browser history to customize pages

8/02/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Niall's technique for sniffing browser history to customize pages - very clever; instead of showing 50 bookmarking site buttons, only show the ones they actually use

43folders : Sniff browser history for improved user experience - That sound you just heard? That's a couple million people scurrying to hit "Clear History." Terrific work, though, Niall -- totally clever!

Rod Begbie : Sniff browser history for improved user experience - Clever hack -- sniff a user's browser history, work out what blogreading/bookmarking/OpenID sites they use, and reduce clutter by only display options for those sites. [via#

factoryjoe : Sniff browser history for improved user experience - The social web has filled our websites with too much third-party clutter as we figure out the best way to integrate content with the favorite sites and preferences of our visitors. Intelligent websites should tune-in to the content prefe

deusx : Sniff browser history for improved user experience - "In this post I will teach you how to mine the rich treasure trove of personalization data sitting inside your visitor's browser history for deep personalization experiences."

Dan & Kathryn's Apple //c unboxing

4/02/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Dan & Kathryn's Apple //c unboxing - related: another vintage computer fan who bid for the same auction

deusx : Apple //c - a photoset on Flickr - "It's never been opened. Ever. It hasn't seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988."

Matthew M. Boedicker : unboxing a never opened Apple //c - (via del.icio.us/popular) [via]

veen : Apple //c unboxing - "It's never been opened. Ever. It hasn't seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988."

Khoi Vinh : Opening an Untouched, Sealed Apple IIc for the First Time - “It’s never been opened. Ever. It hasn’t seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988.”

Eventually Consistent

20/12/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Eventually Consistent - Eventually Consistent. Werner Vogels explains the trade-offs involved in building scalable, highly-available data stores such as Amazon’s SimpleDB.

jcgregorio : Eventually Consistent - All Things Distributed

joshua : Werner Vogels on Eventually Consistency - design considerations for distributed databases

nelson : Eventually Consistent - Werner breaks down some distributed system design choices

Jeremy Zawodny : Eventually Consistent - Eventually Consistent: somehow I missed this the first time around... Werner does a good job of discussing Amazon's "eventually consistent" model

Fluid

12/12/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

jonhicks : Fluid - An app for creating a Site Specific Browser (such as a GMail app for email) with webkit. Works brilliantly!

joshua : Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard

Cameron Moll : Fluid: Site-specific browser & dock icons for web apps - Fluid. Give your favorite web apps a site-specific browser and home on your Mac OS X Leopard dock.

Simon Willison : Fluid - Fluid. Another site-specific browser toolkit for OS X (Leopard only), from Todd Ditchendorf. Again, it’s not clear if this does the Right Thing and creates separate cookie jars for every application.

deusx : Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard - "Using Fluid, you can create SSBs to run each of your favorite webapps as a separate desktop application. "

factoryjoe : Fluid - Wrap web apps in their own OS X browser, complete with Dock icon. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: os x, mac, safari, fluid, web apps, site-specific browser, webkit

Beanstalkd - Software - xph.us

12/12/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

deusx : Beanstalkd - Software - xph.us - "beanstalkd is a fast, distributed, in-memory workqueue service."

factoryjoe : Beanstalkd - Software - xph.us - beanstalkd is a fast, distributed, in-memory workqueue service. Its interface is generic, but is intended for use in reducing the latency of page views in high-volume web applications by running most time-consuming tasks asynchronously.

Simon Willison : Beanstalkd - Beanstalkd. This is the light-weight cross-language queue I’ve been waiting for. Similar to Starling but your workers don’t need to poll for new jobs; you can call the blocking “reserve? call instead.

bmilleare : Beanstalkd - Nice queuing daemon - beats using Amazon SQS IMO

joshua : Beanstalkd - Software - xph.us - beanstalkd is a fast, distributed, in-memory workqueue service. Its interface is generic, but was originally designed for reducing the latency of page views in high-volume web applications by running most time-consuming tasks asynchronously.

Email Standards Project

28/11/2007 @ 16:01 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Email Standards Project - Love the handy client reference. Brought to you by a small army of talented folks. ∞

Greg Storey : The Email Standards Project. - Wonderful.

43folders : Home | Email Standards Project

Cameron Moll : Email Standards Project - Email Standards Project. A noble effort to create some consistency among mail clients for standards and accessibility (HTML emails).

Khoi Vinh : The Email Standards Project - “The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email.”

Radiant Core: Blog: Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript

25/11/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Radiant Core: Blog: Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript - Deep write up about Facebook's Beacon from a technical perspective. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: beacon, facebook, f8, radiantcore

Simon Willison : Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript - Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript. How Facebook’s new Beacon service (also known as “Facebook ruined Christmas?) actually works.

deusx : Radiant Core: Blog: Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript - "This post is going to dig deep in Beacon and see what makes it tick from a purely technical perspective"

Andy Baio : Technical overview of how the Facebook Beacon works - this could have been fun and useful, if it was only opt-in on a site-by-site basis  [via]

nelson : Facebook beacon - Detailed tech article on what it does

Announcement: I'm leaving Upcoming to work on Waxy.org full-time!

12/11/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Announcement: I'm leaving Upcoming to work on Waxy.org full-time! - a friend said I should cross-post this to Waxy Links since they didn't see the main blog post

Jeremy Zawodny : Outgoing - Outgoing: Andy is leaving Yahoo... best of luck!

nelson : Waxy is leaving Yahoo - Good luck, Andy!

deusx : Waxy.org: Daily Log: Outgoing - "Next year, I'm focusing exclusively on Waxy.org and related coding projects. What does that mean? Yes, more links, but also the same flavor of original research and investigative journalism I've done in the past, though on a daily basis instead of t

Greg Storey : Waxy is the new Kottke. - I think you have to travel to Vietnam now, or something.

Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Fr...

8/10/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

Rod Begbie : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Friends - Presentation by Ian Rogers (ex-IUMA and Nullsoft) to music industry folks. "Want a track on-demand? Oh have we got a deal for you! If you’re on Windows XP or Vista, and you’re in North America, just download this 20MB application, go through these sev [via#

Simon Willison : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context - Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context. Fantastic presentation from Ian Rogers, the head of Yahoo! Music, who has spent 8 years watching DRM cripple the online music industry.

jonhicks : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses - ... and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Friends.

Ethan Marcotte : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context - Brilliant anti-DRM, pro-MP3 presentation aimed at the music industry. ∞

factoryjoe : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Friends at FISTFULAYEN - Everyone’s turning into pigs and ponies. Can’t let it happen to me. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: ian c. rogers, open media web, to:read, presentation

Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual

30/08/2007 @ 07:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual - Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual. “[I] was struck by how it had to explain a total paradigm shift in interacting with computers?.

Ethan Marcotte : Pictures of the original Macintosh User Manual - "[I] was struck by how it had to explain a total paradigm shift in interacting with computers." #.

Rod Begbie : peterme.com :: Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual - How to explain a paradigm shift... [via#

Khoi Vinh : Peter Merholz: Looking at the Original Macintosh User Manual

Cameron Moll : 1984 Macintosh User Manual - Pics of an original 1984 Macintosh User Manual.

The software awards scam

16/08/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

joshua : The software awards scam - Yet another tale of SEO crap. Shocking.

43folders : The software awards scam « Successful Software - Five stars! Reminds me of the ubiquitous '90s "Cool Site of the Day!" awards.

Jeremy Zawodny : The software awards scam - The software awards scam: software awards or link scams?

nelson : Software awards scam - Guy makes a fake program, wins many 5 star awards

Eric Meyer : The software awards scam - 1. Submit a worthless "program" to download sites. 2. Get a bunch of 5-star ratings. 3. Profit!!! [via John] [via]

Adrian Holovaty releases templatemaker, a Python library for smart screen scraping

6/07/2007 @ 16:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Adrian Holovaty releases templatemaker, a Python library for smart screen scraping - given a large set of HTML documents, intelligently extracts the strings that change between them

Matthew M. Boedicker : templatemaker, Python screenscraping library - (via waxy) [via]

joshua : Introducing templatemaker - back out templates from similar documents

Rod Begbie : Introducing templatemaker - Python library that analyses a corpus of web pages, works out where the dynamic values are in the template, then allows you to scrape out the juicy details. I can think of oh, so many uses for this. [via#

philgyford : Introducing templatemaker | Holovaty.com - Python thing. Point it at some HTML files and it will make a template with holes for the unique strings in the pages. (via Daring Fireball)

telekinesis - Google Code

5/07/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

43folders : telekinesis - Google Code - What if the "applications" for iPhone lived back on your home Mac? Promising-looking demo from Google.

Khoi Vinh : Telekinesis - Google hacks for iPhone.

Rod Begbie : telekinesis - Google Code - Remote control for your Mac, designed to be accessed by Safari on an iPhone. [via#

factoryjoe : telekinesis - Google Code - Remotely access your Mac through a collection of mini web apps on your phone Tags: telekinesis, quicksilver, iphone, opensource, remote, macosx

Andy Baio : Telekinesis, an open-source iPhone remote - remote desktop, streaming video, and application server, all running in iPhone's Safari

Outrageous

15/05/2007 @ 23:01 UTC

Isofarro : Outrageous - Mark's story about how he was effectively pressurised against his will into applying for a patent. Mark's unsettled me because its one of my fears of working for a US company with a known patent portfolio, particularly when I've created an idea that could

nelson : Patent shame - Mark shares his feelings about being caught up in the stupid US patent system

Andy Baio : Mark Pilgrim on the US patent system - "an institutionalized form of madness, outrageous, all-consuming, and incurable"

deusx : Outrageous [dive into mark] - "It’s an institutionalized form of madness, outrageous, all-consuming, and incurable. I’m ashamed to have been a part of it."

kaninka.net : Outrageous [dive into mark]

Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

15/05/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

wearehugh : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jcgregorio : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jimray : Matt Haughey's got some tips on how to do online communities right - "If you're building a community you have to love what you're doing and be the best member of it." Well put, probably explains why most "communities" built by large companies are so spectacularly bad (guilty).

WillPate : Some Community Tips for 2007

François Nonnenmacher : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Seven tips on how to run a successful community

Jeremy Zawodny : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Some Community Tips for 2007: smart stuff from Matt (as usual)

factoryjoe : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous - Every year or so I write a long post or do a presentation at a conference on the subject of community. Each time I approach the subject, I take what I've already written and add to it with recent things I've learned or learned long befor

Linkorama : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Matt has a nice new and helpful blog, how fortuitous

Derek and Heather leave JPG Magazine

15/05/2007 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Derek and Heather leave JPG Magazine - erased out of existence by the company they started  [via]

jimray : Derek Powazek and Heather Champ leave JPG magazine - Their partner at 8020 decided to rewrite the history of the mag so they left. Sad, indeed, but can't wait to see what they do next.

Eric Meyer : The Real Story of JPG Magazine - Sad, sad, sad.

nelson : The real story of JPG magazine - Founder troubles mean the ouster of the original JPG magazine editors

plasticbag : Derek Powazek on "The Real Story of JPG Magazine" - Derek provides his side of the story about how he left the company that he co-founded, and the reasons behind it.

White Glove Tracking

3/05/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : White Glove Tracking - using crowdsourcing to spot Michael Jackson's white glove for a video visualization  [via]

joshua : White Glove Tracking - yet another cute crowdsourcing art project

fastclemmy : White Glove Tracking | We're Done - Thanks! - White Glove Tracking | We're Done - Thanks! by fastclemmy On May 4th, 2007, we asked internet users to help isolate Michael Jackson's white glove in all 10,060 frames of his nationally televised landmark performance of Billy Jean. 72 hours later 125

factoryjoe : White Glove Tracking | We're Done - Thanks! - On May 4th, 2007, we asked internet users to help isolate Michael Jackson's white glove in all 10,060 frames of his nationally televised landmark performance of Billy Jean. 72 hours later 125,000 gloves had been located. wgt_data_v1.txt

Milo Vermeulen : White Glove Tracking - isolating Michael Jackson's white glove in all 10,060 frames of his nationally televised landmark performance of Billy Jean - White Glove Tracking - isolating Michael Jackson's white glove in all 10,060 frames of his nationally televised landmark performance of Billy Jean - and then vizualizing the data in fun ways! [via]

Silly season [dive into mark]

2/05/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Silly season [dive into mark] - Beautiful summation of the current Adobe Apollo/Microsoft Silverlight hype-off from Mark Pilgrim. "That poster may as well be titled "Fucked 6 Ways From Sunday," because that's what you'll be if you buy into any of this." #

jimray : Mark Pilgrim on Apollo, Silverlight and why he doesn't think you should use either - "Y’all have fun. Play with your vendor-specific runtimes. Don’t call me when you wake up one morning with a pink line in the round window and your BFF vendor won’t return your calls."

Simon Willison : Silly season - Silly season. Mark expresses exactly what I’ve been thinking. The fawning over Silverlight and Apollo is incredibly short sighted.

jcgregorio : Silly season [dive into mark] - ""building applications on the web that works."" Of course, all the commenters skip the money quote and try to defend their share-cropping platform of choice.

deusx : Silly season [dive into mark] - "Sigh. I used to have the strength to argue against such foolishness. Nowadays I’m reduced to nothing more than Grey’s-Anatomy-esque catchphrases."

nelson : Silly season - Mark is cynical so I don't have to be

The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

1/05/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.. I normally avoid linking to “top 10? lists on principle, but this one pulls together some great resources and adds some extra context to each one.

jcgregorio : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - Doesn't cover Google or eBay, but still a good list.

jimray : The top 10 presentations on how to scale websites - Flickr, Bloglines, Vox, etc - learn how to build strong sites

bmilleare : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

nelson : System scaling - Collection of videos on how they make systems scale

joshua : A bunch of presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

philgyford : Peter Van Dijck’s Guide to Ease » Blog Archive » A bunch of presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - The kind of thing I keep meaning to read up on. (via Kottke)

Cats Can Has Grammar

24/04/2007 @ 03:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Cats Can Has Grammar - Cats Can Has Grammar: Anil dissects this stuff like nobody else.

jimray : Cats can has grammar - Why the hell is Anil so good at explaining this stuff?

Simon Willison : Cats Can Has Grammar - Cats Can Has Grammar. Anil Dash gives lolcats the analysis they deserve.

Rod Begbie : Anil Dash: Cats Can Has Grammar - IM IN UR BLOG EXPLANING UR DIALECTZ! Anil Dash breaks down the importance of good lolcat grammar. [via#

nelson : lolcats - Anil's in my Internet, explaining my silly memes

Wow, Coda looks ridiculously cool

23/04/2007 @ 21:02 UTC

jimray : Wow, Coda looks ridiculously cool - One-window web development from the guys who brought you Transmit

Cameron Moll : Coda: Text editor + Transmit + CSS editor + Terminal... - Coda, a new app by Panic exclusively for harmonizing web development apps. "Text editor + Transmit + CSS editor + Terminal..." Looks pretty promising. (thanks, Clifton)

Rod Begbie : Panic - Coda - One-Window Web Development for Mac OS X - Panic's newest app is aimed squarely at web-devs, attempting to roll "all" the stuff you need to build a website into one app. Looks interesting -- I'm definitely guilty of needing about 7 windows open to do web development (a couple of TextMates, Firefo [via#

plasticbag : Coda is a relatively impressive looking new application for developing web sites... - It's quite beautifully implemented, and seems to simplify the professional web production process by drawing together all the applications you might need into one coherent application...

jonhicks : Coda 1.5 - A great upgrade - Subversion integration, multiple find-and-replace (at last!) and custom books. Truly my favourite app.

No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July

7/04/2007 @ 11:01 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July [via]

Andy Baio : No One Belongs Here More Than You - Miranda July's extremely creative website for her new book  [via]

Rod Begbie : No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July - "OK, here I go, I'm going to make this whole website right now on this dry-erase board." [via#

philgyford : No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July - Wonderful site that shows breaking all the rules can work if you do it with a flourish. (via Daring Fireball)

Khoi Vinh : No One Belongs Here More Than You - Web site for the new Miranda July movie is as clever and cute as her previous work, for better or worse.

MySQL Proxy

29/03/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : MySQL Proxy - MySQL Proxy: "Over the last weeks I wrote a mysql-proxy which can operate in several modes..."

joshua : MySQL Proxy - query filtering, rewriting, etc

bmilleare : ~jk MySQL Proxy - This is awesome

jimray : MySQL Proxy - I'm sure I'll find a reason to make use of this some day

Matthew M. Boedicker : MySQL proxy does query rewriting, injection, tracking - (via del.icio.us/joshua) [via]

Desktop TD

20/03/2007 @ 09:01 UTC

joshua : Desktop TD - i liked this one too

Rod Begbie : Desktop Tower Defense - Excellent Flash strategy-ish game which cost me about 20 minutes of productivity. So far. [via#

jcgregorio : Desktop Tower Defense - for the kids. yeah, really, for them.

Jeremy Zawodny : Desktop Tower Defense - Desktop Tower Defense: so. fucking. addtictive. make it stop!

Andy Baio : Desktop Tower Defense - as addictive as everyone says, much more arcade than RTS

factoryjoe : Desktop Tower Defense - A rediculously addictive game. Tags: game, world of warcraft, flash

Twittervision

19/03/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Twittervision - capturing the Twitter zeitgeist on a map  [via]

jimray : Twittervision is hella cool - Watch the twitters in real time!

Rod Begbie : twittervision - Twitter posts plotted on a world map in real-ish time. [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : twitter on a world map in real time - (via twittermap) [via]

nelson : Twittervision - A map visualization of twitter traffic

jonhicks : twittervision - Better than Telly!

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