Gruppler's Effect Demos

18/08/2008 @ 23:00 UTC

deusx : Gruppler's Effect Demos - "Here is a small demonstration of the many possible results achievable through the relatively small set of effects currently under development. Keep an eye on this page, because there are several more effects on the way! "

Disassembled household appliances

18/08/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Disassembled household appliances - Disassembled household appliances, a Flickr photoset. Via 37signals. [via]

Antonio Lupetti's Tech Blog

18/08/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Antonio Lupetti's Tech Blog - Antonio Lupetti's Tech Blog has some lovely design details throughout the site.

Archived audio from today's radio interview

18/08/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Archived audio from today's radio interview - Earlier today I was interviewed live on CouchCast, an internet radio talk show. Archived audio available here.

Typographic Research

18/08/2008 @ 21:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Typographic Research - My friend Rob Giampietro, formerly of Giampietro + Smith, teaches a class at Parsons called “Typographic Research.” Each student publishes at least three times a week to a a blog of the same name, resulting in many posts full of beautiful stuf

Does California Need a New Capital?

18/08/2008 @ 21:01 UTC

Linkorama : Does California Need a New Capital? - I vote for Eureka. Better branding.

Braid's ending explained

18/08/2008 @ 21:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Braid's ending explained - SPOILER, natch. Internet theorising about a non-obvious subtext to Braid's story. If Portal was a video-game short-story, is Braid a video-game poem? [via#

Nathan Oliveira sculptures in Palo Alto

18/08/2008 @ 20:01 UTC

Linkorama : Nathan Oliveira sculptures in Palo Alto - great review of an exhibit curated by my mom

Genetic map of Europe

18/08/2008 @ 19:01 UTC

nelson : Genetic map of Europe - Beautiful visualization of variances in DNA of Europeans

Pac-Man cereal ad

18/08/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Pac-Man cereal ad - I miss leg warmers

C-3PO says don't smoke!

18/08/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : C-3PO says don't smoke! - Insane PSA; faggy robot catches trashcan smoking a cigarette, ends on a bleak existential note about droids having no souls

Washington Post: Why NBC’s Olympic Coverage Doesn’t Mention Who Designed the Bird...

18/08/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Washington Post: Why NBC’s Olympic Coverage Doesn’t Mention Who Designed the Bird’s Nest - “During the fantastic opening ceremonies, as well as many hours of broadcasting this week, I never heard NBC mention the stadium’s architects, the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron… If a story concerns a building but not its design per s

Radiohead’s “House of Cards” Video Translated into Lego

18/08/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Radiohead’s “House of Cards” Video Translated into Lego - In case you had missed it, the band released the source code to their unconventionally animated music video some weeks ago. This rendition uses that source code as physical choreography for Lego blocks, animated via stop-motion photography. Really beautif

BackwardsIncompatibleChanges - Django

18/08/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : BackwardsIncompatibleChanges - Django - Suspect I will be referring to this a lot over the next week or so as I bring my blog code up to snuff with the impending Django 1.0 release. (Currently have 95% working, but the hackedup comments code will take a bit more work…) #

Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Just right for the garden: a mini-cow

18/08/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

deusx : Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Just right for the garden: a mini-cow - "It's the little cow with a big future. Rising supermarket prices are persuading hundreds of families to turn their back gardens into mini-ranches stocked with miniature cattle."

GameVee.com | Halo 3 Video | Video | Best Rocket Race Win Ever

18/08/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : GameVee.com | Halo 3 Video | Video | Best Rocket Race Win Ever - Thrown by enemy rockets straight into the finish line.

Syracuse for Obama blog

18/08/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

gleuschk : Syracuse for Obama blog - by the delegate for the 25th district, Lisa Daly

rc3.org — John McCain and Rick Warren, distilled

18/08/2008 @ 14:01 UTC

jcgregorio : rc3.org — John McCain and Rick Warren, distilled - Awesome!

Ethan Marcotte : John McCain and Rick Warren, distilled - “Rich as in money or rich as in spirit? I hate taxes.? ∞

Greg Storey : "The new cold war is on like Donkey Kong. All my friends are calling Russia the Russian empire now." - — John McCain on the situation in Georgia

Dare left something out (and it's important)

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Dare left something out (and it's important) - Dare left something out (and it’s important). Dave Winer: “You should at least learn the lessons and add to REST what it needs to catch up with XML-RPC. Seriously. What’s missing in REST, btw, is a standard method of serializing structs, lists and

People and Ideas

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : People and Ideas - These are the things I saw yesterday that I thought were interesting, entertaining, and inspiring. First, Erika Hall, Copy as Interface. (See more on the Mule blog.) | View | Upload your own Mena Trott, Wasted on the Young. Cheryl Coward, on AfterEl

"Where did this boat come from?"

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : "Where did this boat come from?" - Peggy Whitson is a 48-year-old biochemist who fell from space and landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan. The eight people who greeted her didn't quite understand that they had encountered a spaceship gone astray, and asked about the origins of her boat. Af

Paste to Win! (A Twitter Contest)

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Paste to Win! (A Twitter Contest) - If you haven't been following my Twitter account, you're missing all the fun! In between going aggro on teakettles, taking an unseemly joy in crude wordplay, and in general trying to channel my incessant nattering into an attempt at being entertaining. Bu

I'm on the Internet!

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : I'm on the Internet! - Because my name and my big ole' head are sitting on top of this page, it's probably not making the self-indulgence any worse to collect a few links to some recent places I've popped up online: Gawker recommended my Twitter account as one to follow afte

On Exposure

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : On Exposure - I started blogging when I was 25, and it was a much smaller blogosphere back in 2000. I was able to make my mistakes in oversharing, overexposure, and unmitigated egotism in a smaller pond, without the entire New York media world and Jimmy Kimmel staring

Tomboy Hacks

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Tomboy Hacks - Trapani ventured that if the internet had been around when she was a teenager she might have felt less isolated: "I kind of wish I had the access to the internet that teenagers have today." She got a gleam in her eyes when she started to talk about what l

Auto-Tune Goes Legit

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Auto-Tune Goes Legit - Dedicated readers will recall me obsessing over and over-analyzing Auto-Tune in pop music earlier this year. It is, then, my pleasure to report that, thanks to the inestimable Sasha Frere-Jones, Auto-Tune analysis has gone legit. Behold, no less an author

Sippey, Superstar!

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Sippey, Superstar! - One of the most satisfying and fun things I've ever seen in my job was the sight of my friend and coworker Michael Sippey onstage with Steve Jobs and the Apple crew, showing off TypePad for iPhone. In our line of business, Apple keynotes are just about th

Shuttle Chips Shipped — Cheap!

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Shuttle Chips Shipped — Cheap! - When the Space Shuttle Discovery glided home a few days ago, one of the electronic components which made it possible was the humble Intel 8086 processor. Some of the chips powering support systems for the shuttle were purchased from a motley variety of

Mayor Mike's Not Wearing His Pajamas

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Mayor Mike's Not Wearing His Pajamas - Today Newtalk, a site dedicated to substantive political discussions, hosted a conversation asking "Is it possible to fix government?". In his response to host Philip Howard, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg reveals that it's his first time responding to a con

Bill Gates and the Greatest Tech Hack Ever

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Bill Gates and the Greatest Tech Hack Ever - Bill Gates has pulled off one of the greatest hacks in technology and business history, by turning Microsoft's success into a force for social responsibility. Imagine imposing a tax on every corporation in the developed world, collecting $100 per white-co

Details of Execution

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Details of Execution - Sometimes if you do something very difficult, and you do it really well, the end result is that your achievement becomes completely invisible. I mentioned a year and a half ago that I like Twitter. That was a little bit less common a position to take b

Lists and Being On Them

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : Lists and Being On Them - Hey, NowPublic made a list of the 50 most influential web people in New York, and I'm on it at number six. So, thanks to the folks who made the list, and I appreciate the recognition. However, every time a similar list comes out, I have a number of resp

The KLF Burn A Million Quid

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : The KLF Burn A Million Quid - I've been a fan of The KLF since I was a teenager, and just last week was reminded of one of their most amazing stunts. This is just the first of a five-part video showing the entire "Burn a Million Quid" documentary, and I think you don't get to see th

What was that about lists?

18/08/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Anil : What was that about lists? - I forgot to mention one point when I was blathering about lists earlier this week: The easiest way to get on them is by asserting, truthfully or not, that you don't want to be on them. Behold, my incredible mancrushworthiness, from an entire list of the

People and Ideas

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : People and Ideas - These are the things I saw yesterday that I thought were interesting, entertaining, and inspiring. First, Erika Hall, Copy as Interface. (See more on the Mule blog.) | View | Upload your own Mena Trott, Wasted on the Young. Cheryl Coward, on AfterEl

"Where did this boat come from?"

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : "Where did this boat come from?" - Peggy Whitson is a 48-year-old biochemist who fell from space and landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan. The eight people who greeted her didn't quite understand that they had encountered a spaceship gone astray, and asked about the origins of her boat. Af

Paste to Win! (A Twitter Contest)

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Paste to Win! (A Twitter Contest) - If you haven't been following my Twitter account, you're missing all the fun! In between going aggro on teakettles, taking an unseemly joy in crude wordplay, and in general trying to channel my incessant nattering into an attempt at being entertaining. Bu

I'm on the Internet!

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : I'm on the Internet! - Because my name and my big ole' head are sitting on top of this page, it's probably not making the self-indulgence any worse to collect a few links to some recent places I've popped up online: Gawker recommended my Twitter account as one to follow afte

On Exposure

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : On Exposure - I started blogging when I was 25, and it was a much smaller blogosphere back in 2000. I was able to make my mistakes in oversharing, overexposure, and unmitigated egotism in a smaller pond, without the entire New York media world and Jimmy Kimmel staring

Tomboy Hacks

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Tomboy Hacks - Trapani ventured that if the internet had been around when she was a teenager she might have felt less isolated: "I kind of wish I had the access to the internet that teenagers have today." She got a gleam in her eyes when she started to talk about what l

Auto-Tune Goes Legit

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Auto-Tune Goes Legit - Dedicated readers will recall me obsessing over and over-analyzing Auto-Tune in pop music earlier this year. It is, then, my pleasure to report that, thanks to the inestimable Sasha Frere-Jones, Auto-Tune analysis has gone legit. Behold, no less an author

Sippey, Superstar!

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Sippey, Superstar! - One of the most satisfying and fun things I've ever seen in my job was the sight of my friend and coworker Michael Sippey onstage with Steve Jobs and the Apple crew, showing off TypePad for iPhone. In our line of business, Apple keynotes are just about th

Shuttle Chips Shipped — Cheap!

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Shuttle Chips Shipped — Cheap! - When the Space Shuttle Discovery glided home a few days ago, one of the electronic components which made it possible was the humble Intel 8086 processor. Some of the chips powering support systems for the shuttle were purchased from a motley variety of

Mayor Mike's Not Wearing His Pajamas

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Mayor Mike's Not Wearing His Pajamas - Today Newtalk, a site dedicated to substantive political discussions, hosted a conversation asking "Is it possible to fix government?". In his response to host Philip Howard, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg reveals that it's his first time responding to a con

Bill Gates and the Greatest Tech Hack Ever

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Bill Gates and the Greatest Tech Hack Ever - Bill Gates has pulled off one of the greatest hacks in technology and business history, by turning Microsoft's success into a force for social responsibility. Imagine imposing a tax on every corporation in the developed world, collecting $100 per white-co

Details of Execution

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Details of Execution - Sometimes if you do something very difficult, and you do it really well, the end result is that your achievement becomes completely invisible. I mentioned a year and a half ago that I like Twitter. That was a little bit less common a position to take b

Lists and Being On Them

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : Lists and Being On Them - Hey, NowPublic made a list of the 50 most influential web people in New York, and I'm on it at number six. So, thanks to the folks who made the list, and I appreciate the recognition. However, every time a similar list comes out, I have a number of resp

The KLF Burn A Million Quid

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : The KLF Burn A Million Quid - I've been a fan of The KLF since I was a teenager, and just last week was reminded of one of their most amazing stunts. This is just the first of a five-part video showing the entire "Burn a Million Quid" documentary, and I think you don't get to see th

What was that about lists?

18/08/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Anil : What was that about lists? - I forgot to mention one point when I was blathering about lists earlier this week: The easiest way to get on them is by asserting, truthfully or not, that you don't want to be on them. Behold, my incredible mancrushworthiness, from an entire list of the

Psychology Today: The Creative Personality

18/08/2008 @ 07:01 UTC

43folders : Psychology Today: The Creative Personality - 'I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. Creative individuals are remarkable for their ability to adapt to almos

The Daily Show and their TiVos | PVRblog

18/08/2008 @ 06:01 UTC

43folders : The Daily Show and their TiVos | PVRblog - Wow. Daily Show dude explains how they get all that news footage.

Andy Baio : Ex-Daily Show staffer reveals details about their TiVo setup - also, how they research current and archival video  [via]

Mike Chambers » Blog Archive » Connecting to an XMPP / Jabber Server with the XIFF AS3 Library

18/08/2008 @ 05:01 UTC

deusx : Mike Chambers » Blog Archive » Connecting to an XMPP / Jabber Server with the XIFF AS3 Library - "Here is a simple example that shows how to connect to an XMPP / Jabber server, join a room, and send a message to the room."

eyeD3 0.6.16

18/08/2008 @ 04:01 UTC

deusx : eyeD3 0.6.16 - Looks like this can add cover art among other things. "eyeD3 is a Python module and program for processing ID3 tags. Information about mp3 files (i.e bit rate, sample frequency, play time, etc.) is also provided. The formats supported are ID3 v1.0/v1

LSDJ - 8bitpeoples

18/08/2008 @ 03:00 UTC

deusx : LSDJ - 8bitpeoples - "Little Sound DJ transforms the original Game Boy / Game Boy Color into a full-fledged music workstation."

Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Explaining REST to Damien Katz

18/08/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

deusx : Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Explaining REST to Damien Katz - "At this point, the benefits of building RESTful services for the Web should be self evident. The Web has a particular architecture and it makes sense that if you are deploying a service or API on the Web then it should take advantage of this archite

Simon Willison : Explaining REST to Damien Katz - Explaining REST to Damien Katz. I didn’t know that it was Mark Baker back in 2002 who first pointed out that SOAP was flawed because it ignored the architecture of the Web as defined by Roy Fielding’s Ph.D thesis.

Rod Begbie : Explaining REST to Damien Katz - A good "Wherefore REST?" post. [via#

The Big Rewrite - ChadFowler.com Rails, Ruby, Software, and Stuff

18/08/2008 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : The Big Rewrite - ChadFowler.com Rails, Ruby, Software, and Stuff - "But by making it a Big Bang release, you’ve maximized the chances that you’ll be behind schedule when you get to the end ... Imagine going to the hospital for a kidney transplant, and before and during the surgery saying to the surgeon: “Oh, a

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