Hats Off

7/01/2008 @ 23:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Hats Off - Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: Hat factory, cowor

Google apps for your newsroom

7/01/2008 @ 23:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Google apps for your newsroom - Google apps for your newsroom. How the LJ World team use online tools like Google Spreadsheet, Swivel, ManyEyes and Google MyMaps to collaborate with the newsroom and build data-heavy applications even faster.

Announcing StaticGenerator for Django

7/01/2008 @ 23:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Announcing StaticGenerator for Django - Announcing StaticGenerator for Django. Simple but powerful static file generator for Django applications—just tell it about your model instances and it will create an entire static site based on calling get_absolute_url() on each one. Uses signals to

Job: Django developer in London

7/01/2008 @ 23:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Job: Django developer in London - Job: Django developer in London. I’m consulting with GCap Media at the moment, who are looking to hire full-time Django developers in London for some really interesting projects. Please feel free to contact me directly with questions.

Google Transit Feed Spec Changes | Google Groups

7/01/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Google Transit Feed Spec Changes | Google Groups - A format for transit data. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: gtfs, google, transit

Images to Inspire - Home Page

7/01/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

jonhicks : Images to Inspire - Home Page - Now my Uncle Ged has a website (not made by me though!)

Greenmonk Associates : On Bill Gates, Open Data, Clean Water and Space Exploration

7/01/2008 @ 20:03 UTC

factoryjoe : Greenmonk Associates : On Bill Gates, Open Data, Clean Water and Space Exploration - "You gotta love the way Gates talks. But what’s really surprising is to hear him putting forward the open data argument. This is science, I guess, rather than commerce, in his eyes. The main reason this story talked directly to Greenmo

Yahoo Is Clearly Up To Something Big Around Music

7/01/2008 @ 20:02 UTC

factoryjoe : Yahoo Is Clearly Up To Something Big Around Music - "There have been rumors that Yahoo Music is preparing to launch a big new product sometime soon. And when I read this overview of a presentation given by Yahoo Music’s VP of Product Development Ian Rogers last month it basically confir

Subtitude: Typography & Graphic Design

7/01/2008 @ 20:02 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Subtitude: Typography & Graphic Design - I’m not usually much for dingbat typefaces, but this Canadian studio’s Subikto Two is nice.

Scott Hanselman's 2007 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows

7/01/2008 @ 20:02 UTC

joshua : Scott Hanselman's 2007 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows

Substroke

7/01/2008 @ 20:02 UTC

joshua : Substroke - visual graphics-oriented language

ya haskell tutorial

7/01/2008 @ 20:01 UTC

joshua : ya haskell tutorial - yay

Bunnie on OLPC XO-1

7/01/2008 @ 20:01 UTC

nelson : Bunnie on OLPC XO-1 - Nice breakdown from an expert dissassembler

deusx : bunnie’s blog » Blog Archive » OLPC XO-1 - "If I were to make one general comment about the OLPC XO-1, it’s that its mechanical design is brilliant. It’s a fairly clean-sheet redesign of traditional notebook PC mechanics around the goal of survivability, serviceability, and robustness&quo

Simon Willison : bunnie's blog: OLPC XO-1 - bunnie’s blog: OLPC XO-1. Bunnie Huang critiques the hardware design of the OLPC XO-1.  [via]

Shellen to LiveJournal

7/01/2008 @ 20:01 UTC

nelson : Shellen to LiveJournal - Guess he hasn't had enough blogging!

Hating 56k (NSFW)

7/01/2008 @ 19:01 UTC

nelson : Hating 56k (NSFW) - Funny pic, not obscene really

MyFonts: Top Fonts of 2007

7/01/2008 @ 18:03 UTC

Khoi Vinh : MyFonts: Top Fonts of 2007 - “We used sales numbers to build our shortlist, then picked the most popular fonts in ten categories — from various kinds of script fonts to a multi-style super-family.”

Cameron Moll : MyFonts: Top fonts of 2007 - MyFonts: Top fonts of 2007.

Chryp

7/01/2008 @ 18:02 UTC

Cameron Moll : Chryp - "Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is driven by PHP and MySQL (with some AJAX thrown in), and has a pimpin' theme and module engine; so you can personalize it however you want."

philgyford : Chyrp - Simple-looking, open-source, decently-featured PHP/MySQL-based weblog engine with built-in support for different kinds of Tumblr-like posts. (via Daring Fireball)

factoryjoe : Chyrp - Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is driven by PHP and MySQL (with some AJAX thrown in), and has a pimpin’ theme and module engine, so you can personalize it however you want.

Subindo ao Céu

7/01/2008 @ 18:02 UTC

Cameron Moll : Subindo ao Céu - Flickr: Subindo ao Céu.

An Event Apart: New Orleans

7/01/2008 @ 18:02 UTC

Cameron Moll : An Event Apart: New Orleans - An Event Apart: New Orleans. April 24–25, Hilton New Orleans Riverside. I visited New Orleans for the first time about a year before Katrina hit. I anticipate seeing just how much has changed since. (And of course, hopefully meeting some of you!)

James Fallows (The NYT introduces a wordsmith)

7/01/2008 @ 18:02 UTC

43folders : James Fallows (The NYT introduces a wordsmith) - "A whole string of cliches, like the second paragraph, is effective only in raising questions about the author's skill and quality of thought. The passage might serve as a test for prospective copy-editors."

Gain A New Perspective On the World by Traveling to a Developing Country | Zen Articl

7/01/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

43folders : Gain A New Perspective On the World by Traveling to a Developing Country | Zen Articl - Hi, del.icio.us user, tang0r. *Please* stop bombarding me with links to your "zen" site. It's really annoying. Thanks.

xkcd 335: "Mattress"

7/01/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : xkcd 335: "Mattress" - "Cuddling face to face is nice, but we can never figure out where to put our lower arms."

Pitch, bank and yaw.

7/01/2008 @ 17:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Pitch, bank and yaw. - Lovely.

Billy G's transition into retirement.

7/01/2008 @ 16:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Billy G's transition into retirement. - II'l miss this guys humor.

Iranian bloggers opine on Obama's win in Iowa.

7/01/2008 @ 16:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Iranian bloggers opine on Obama's win in Iowa. - "Obama's ideas on foreign affairs and Iran make reformists happy."

McDonalds to compete directly with Starbucks.

7/01/2008 @ 15:01 UTC

Greg Storey : McDonalds to compete directly with Starbucks. - They don't get it.

New Tribe tree climbing gear

7/01/2008 @ 15:01 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : New Tribe tree climbing gear

YouTube - AHA 2008: Evan Thomas

7/01/2008 @ 15:01 UTC

adamrg : YouTube - AHA 2008: Evan Thomas - Evan Thomas has a quality little (well tempered) rant about how students don't know history. I don't disagree with him.

Naming twins in Python and Perl

7/01/2008 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Naming twins in Python and Perl - Naming twins in Python and Perl. Simple anagram problem solved in Perl and Python, with a bunch more solutions in the comments. The C# solution provides an interesting example of LINQ in action.

FUD and TurboGears

7/01/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : FUD and TurboGears - FUD and TurboGears. Not cool: the TurboGears guys have been targeted by some (hopefully not deliberate) FUD along the lines of “the author of the TurboGears book is using Django now?, based on Mark posting about his research in to other frameworks.

Search and Hashtags in iTweet - by Colby Palmer

7/01/2008 @ 10:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Search and Hashtags in iTweet - by Colby Palmer - "I started experimenting with the Terraminds Twitter search API last night and wired it into iTweet, my Twitter UI.  Originally my intent had been to add the capability of searching #hashtags, as a way of better indexing my own tweets.

DistStore - Distrubuted Document Store

7/01/2008 @ 10:01 UTC

joshua : DistStore - Distrubuted Document Store - looks like he's teaming up with thrudb

» PHP, WordPress, Ruby, and DiSo | monkinetic Archive

7/01/2008 @ 10:01 UTC

deusx : » PHP, WordPress, Ruby, and DiSo | monkinetic Archive - "Could an app like WordPress, easy for users of medium technical knowledge to run and customize, easy for developers to extend, and easy for hosts to provide, be written in Ruby? If so, how?"

David Ahl's BASIC Computer Adventures

7/01/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

deusx : David Ahl's BASIC Computer Adventures - "David Ahl's BASIC Computer Adventures is copyright © 1986, and is posted on www.atariarchives.org with the permission of the copyright holder"

20,000 Reasons Why Comet Scales

7/01/2008 @ 10:00 UTC

Simon Willison : 20,000 Reasons Why Comet Scales - 20,000 Reasons Why Comet Scales. Greg Wilkins coaxes Jetty and Bayeux in to supporting 20,000 simultaneous users per server while maintaining sub-second latency, using Amazon EC2 to run the benchmark.

A Coder's Guide to Coffee

7/01/2008 @ 09:01 UTC

joshua : A Coder's Guide to Coffee

Mail Order Monsters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

7/01/2008 @ 09:01 UTC

deusx : Mail Order Monsters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "Mail Order Monsters was widely regarded as important for its cooperative play aspect and the ability to enhance and customize monsters."

Music Thing on the "Compendium of Physical Activities"

7/01/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Music Thing on the "Compendium of Physical Activities" - playing the accordion is better exercise than "vigorous sexual activity"?

Wonderful liitle piece on visualising different forms of radio-based communication

7/01/2008 @ 08:00 UTC

plasticbag : Wonderful liitle piece on visualising different forms of radio-based communication - Really enjoyable. Definitely worth exploring in more detail.

Democrats: More Than Health Care - New York Times

7/01/2008 @ 07:01 UTC

jcgregorio : Democrats: More Than Health Care - New York Times - Interesting analysis.

Really good article on voting systems and their applicability to the United States

7/01/2008 @ 06:00 UTC

plasticbag : Really good article on voting systems and their applicability to the United States - I've been interested in this subject for a long time. We used single transferable voting at University for some stuff, but I really like the 'approval' system described here. Here are ten candidates I'd be okay with. Nice.

Pictures of an extraordinary looking bookshop from Maastricht

7/01/2008 @ 05:01 UTC

plasticbag : Pictures of an extraordinary looking bookshop from Maastricht - I wonder what kinds of books they sell. I wonder what kind of use these buildings will be put to next when the book shifts technologically in whichever way that change will manifest.

Secrets Of Battlestar Season Four Betrayed In New Photo

7/01/2008 @ 05:01 UTC

plasticbag : Secrets Of Battlestar Season Four Betrayed In New Photo - Very exciting - and quite an interesting photo. Don't look at it unless you're up for some potential spoilers though!

Greg Storey : Battlestar DaVinci Code. - Cylon is the new chalice.

Knight Rider's back! Again! I'm totally not kidding!

7/01/2008 @ 05:00 UTC

plasticbag : Knight Rider's back! Again! I'm totally not kidding! - You should watch this video. I managed to just get Cal to actually squeeee when watching it. Still, the car's all wrong. Good voice though!

Lorthyne's Podcast Review: 7th Son | Gamegrene.com

7/01/2008 @ 04:01 UTC

deusx : Lorthyne's Podcast Review: 7th Son | Gamegrene.com - "This is the first of many reviews of my latest boredom-suppressing form of media: podcasts."

A Year in Iraq - New York Times

7/01/2008 @ 03:03 UTC

jcgregorio : A Year in Iraq - New York Times - With a surge "success" like this...

adjusting tcp settings to improve s3 performance

7/01/2008 @ 03:02 UTC

joshua : adjusting tcp settings to improve s3 performance

Five unbelievably cool research facilities

7/01/2008 @ 03:01 UTC

plasticbag : Five unbelievably cool research facilities - Hard to disagree with the sentiment here. Stunning and extraordinary buildings doing amazing things, revealing again humanities fascination for large structures with some aspect of replication or organic form. Yum.

Bizarre Museum of Ice to be printed out 3D printer style using large robotic cutters and lengths ...

7/01/2008 @ 03:00 UTC

plasticbag : Bizarre Museum of Ice to be printed out 3D printer style using large robotic cutters and lengths of wood - The end result will be... I don't know how to describe it. I think I'd have to see it to get a sense of whether it's a gigantic folly or something organic and beautiful.

If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?

7/01/2008 @ 03:00 UTC

plasticbag : If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be? - Fascinating little design experiment that asks illustrators how they'd respond to such a question, and then collates and publishes their illustrations in a serial publication. I've bought a couple of their prints recently.

I really wish I'd managed to get my hands on one or more of the prints in this "Make Your Ow...

7/01/2008 @ 03:00 UTC

plasticbag : I really wish I'd managed to get my hands on one or more of the prints in this "Make Your Own Path" series - For a start they're all gorgeous, but more importantly they're pushing all my maps and geo buttons right now, what with Fire Eagle and everything.

Entertaining, if slightly grotesque, Christmas image as spotted on awesome website of the gods, F...

7/01/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

plasticbag : Entertaining, if slightly grotesque, Christmas image as spotted on awesome website of the gods, Ffffound... - I love this site so much. I don't get to play in it every day, but I pretty much love the times when I do. They last ages. I can spend a couple of hours in Ffffound easily!

Five Popular Brands the Nazis Gave Us!

7/01/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

plasticbag : Five Popular Brands the Nazis Gave Us! - Fascinating for making me uncomfortable about the people who made my last suit, making me despair of IBM and raising an eyebrow at the Aryan origins of the company that bought BBC Technology a few years back...

adamrg : Third Reich to Fortune 500: Five Popular Brands the Nazis Gave Us - Crass and superficial. But funny and at least the five companies named are accurate.

I really really want to own this duvet cover. I think it's awesome.

7/01/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

plasticbag : I really really want to own this duvet cover. I think it's awesome. - I'm really looking forward to getting a new flat and it being a nicer canvas upon which I can elaborate. I haven't really spent any time on a home in years. This will be a nice change, hopefully.

IE7.js version 2.0 (beta)

7/01/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : IE7.js version 2.0 (beta) - IE7.js version 2.0 (beta). Dean Edwards has updated IE7, shifting enhancements that weren’t fixed by the real IE7 in to a new script called IE8. You can also now hotlink the library directly from Google’s servers, though I don’t know how intended

Bizarrely, Amazon.com has an "I Love Bram Cohen" T-shirt for sale!

7/01/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

plasticbag : Bizarrely, Amazon.com has an "I Love Bram Cohen" T-shirt for sale! - Weird when this happens to people you've met. If you're not familiar with the name, Bram created BitTorrent.

Elyse Sewell blogs her violent fight with Shins' keyboardist Martin Crandell

7/01/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Elyse Sewell blogs her violent fight with Shins' keyboardist Martin Crandell - former America's Top Model heads to jail after battle with ex-boyfriend; update: switched to Google cache after she locked the entry

Django Tip: Complex Forms

7/01/2008 @ 00:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Django Tip: Complex Forms - Django Tip: Complex Forms. Malcolm demonstrates some advanced tricks with newforms.

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