Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org

10/10/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org - Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org: very cool work by Andy and Joshua

deusx : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org - "While most political blogs are extremely partisan, their biases aren't immediately obvious to outsiders like me. I wanted to see, at a glance, how conservative or liberal the blogs were without clicking through to every article. With the help

nelson : Political link colouring - Interesting hack: categorize blogs by conservative / liberal, then colour links accordingly

joshua : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - I did the heavy lifting on the math side

wearehugh : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org

Greg Storey : Visualizing political bias with Greasemonkey. - Waxy is the Bill Nye of the Internet.

Andy Baio : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Like the rest of the world, I've been completely obsessed with the presidential election and nonstop news coverage. My drug of choice? Gabe Rivera's Memeorandum, the political sister site of Techmeme, which constantly surfaces the most controversial stori

Stay on Target: Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs

8/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

wearehugh : Stay on Target: Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs

Eric Meyer : Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs - These new-fangled operating systems just take all the wonder out of programming.

Rod Begbie : Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs - What happens when a Tron lightbike exits the grid, and heads into the lands of unprotected memory. [via#

Andy Baio : Real-Life Tron on an Apple IIgs - a cycle that escaped the playfield into system memory  [via]

Nintendo's Wario Land meta-ad destroys YouTube UI

23/09/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Nintendo's Wario Land meta-ad destroys YouTube UI - watch until the 15 second mark; inspired by the HEMA ad?

nelson : YouTube / Wii - Clever video ad

deusx : YouTube - experiencewii's Channel - "Sweet gameplay footage from the new Wii release “Wario Land: Shake It!?"

Rod Begbie : Wario Land - Shake It! YouTube ad - Brilliantly-done ad for the new Wario game for Wii. Seems dull to start, but worth continuing with! [via#

Simon Willison : Wario Land: Shake It - Amazing footage! - Wario Land: Shake It—Amazing footage!. Some virals really do deserve linking to.

Boxer: Mac-Friendly DOS Emulation

22/09/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

deusx : Boxer: Mac-Friendly DOS Emulation - "Boxer is a DOS game emulator for OS X, built around the powerful DOSBox. Boxer aims to make it easy and painless to play your DOS games. "

joshua : Boxer: Mac-Friendly DOS Emulation

Andy Baio : Boxer, Mac-friendly DOS emulation - built on DOSBox, perfect for playing classic DOS games  [via]

Rod Begbie : Boxer: Mac-Friendly DOS Emulation - Nice wrapper for DOSBox, which allows you to bundle up DOS games on OS X. I look forward to a little light "Jones in the Fast Lane" this evening. [via#

WebAIM: Blog - History of the browser user-agent string

9/09/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

gleuschk : WebAIM: Blog - History of the browser user-agent string - what a hilarious mess (as long as I don't have to deal with it)

Rod Begbie : History of the browser user-agent string - Or how we got from "NCSA_Mosaic/2.0 (Windows 3.1)" to "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.27 Safari/525.13" [via#

François Hodierne : WebAIM: Blog - History of the browser user-agent string - And then Google built Chrome, and Chrome used Webkit, and it was like Safari, and wanted pages built for Safari, and so pretended to be Safari. And thus Chrome used WebKit, and pretended to be Safari, and WebKit pretended to be KHTML, and KHTML pretended #

Google's browser

1/09/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Google's browser - Google pushing browser UI in interesting directions. Based on Webkit?!

Linkorama : Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project - Yet Another Browser

Andy Baio : Google leaks details on Google Chrome, new open-source browser - with a comic book drawn by Scott McCloud; but really, do we need another new browser?

Rod Begbie : Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project - Technical details from Google (in comic-book form) for their upcoming browser. Some good ideas in there (splitting out tabs as separate processes definitely makes a lot of sense), but does the world really need another web browser? #

Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) talks at HOPE hackers conference

30/08/2008 @ 13:03 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) talks at HOPE hackers conference [via]

gleuschk : Hope2601 - Adam Savage - Fascination with the Dodo Bird - great talk, even better Q&A

Andy Baio : Adam Savage's "Obsession with the Dodo Bird" from the Last HOPE - great talk about geek obsession and the DIY attitude

"Featuring turn-by-turn guidance from K.I.T.T. and synthesizer lights that accompany the voice di...

28/08/2008 @ 16:03 UTC

Greg Storey : "Featuring turn-by-turn guidance from K.I.T.T. and synthesizer lights that accompany the voice directions, this GPS makes fantasy a reality." - No Turbo button? Not impressed.

Eric Meyer : Mio Knight Rider GPS Portable Navigation Device - Cooooooool. [via Greg] [via]

Rod Begbie : Mio™ Knight Rider™ GPS Portable Navigation Device - Only surprising that it took this long to appear: "Features the voice of K.I.T.T. (William Daniels) providing turn-by-turn voice guidance" [via#

OpenTape, open-source Muxtape clone

26/08/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : OpenTape, open-source Muxtape clone - nicely designed but requires PHP hosting, ruling out most Muxtape users  [via]

deusx : Opentape - Add a feed, and you've got a podcast. "Opentape is a free, open-source package that lets you make and host your own mixtapes on the web. Upload songs (via web or FTP), reorder, rename, customize the style, and share what you like on other site

philgyford : Opentape - Host-your-own version of Muxtape. What happens when a centralised system is squashed by lawyers: thousands of individual versions flower around the edges. (via Infovore)

Mycrocosm from M.I.T. Media Lab

22/08/2008 @ 21:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Mycrocosm from M.I.T. Media Lab - “A Web service that allows you to share snippets of information from the minutiae of daily life in the form of simple statistical graphs.”

Andy Baio : Mycrocosm - very, very similar to Daytum, but supports OpenID and a mobile/email interface

philgyford : Mycrocosm - "A web service that allows you to share snippets of information from the minutiae of daily life in the form of simple statistical graphs." Like Daytum? Love it. (via Haddock)

DAYTUM

22/08/2008 @ 04:01 UTC

43folders : DAYTUM - via:http://numblr.nostrich.net/post/46889016

Andy Baio : Daytum, collecting the minutiae of your daily life - private beta service from Nicholas Felton, author of the Feltron Annual Reports  [via]

philgyford : Daytum - Lets you keep track of any kind of daily data you like and graph it. Brilliant. I don't often think "I wish I'd thought of that" but... (via Kottke)

Visualization Strategies: Text & Documents

22/08/2008 @ 03:01 UTC

joshua : Visualization Strategies: Text & Documents

Simon Willison : Visualization Strategies: Text & Documents - Visualization Strategies: Text & Documents. “List of ...? style posts usually make me want to stab someone with a fork; this is how that kind of post should be done—well researched, carefully written and, most importantly doesn’t call itself

Linkorama : Visualization Strategies: Text & Documents - The purpose can vary from highlighting specific relations to contrasting points or use of language, but all of the following methods focus on distilling a volume of text down to a visualization.

Gamasutra's long oral history of Atari's golden years

21/08/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Gamasutra's long oral history of Atari's golden years - 23,000 words! also, don't miss Steve Fulton's earlier feature on Atari's roots

joshua : atari, the golden years

deusx : Atari: The Golden Years -- A History, 1978-1981 - "This four-year period -- from 1977 to 1981 -- contains some of the most exciting developments the company ever saw in its history: the rise of the 2600, the development of some of the company's most enduringly popular games (Centipede, Asteroid

Speak Up: Dear Lulu

20/08/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Speak Up: Dear Lulu - Armin Vit reports on a student-produced test book for the online, print-on-demand system Lulu. Its pages include photographs in CMYK, RGB, grayscale and half-tone, line and pattern tests, type specimens at varying sizes, and even crop marks — all so

Cameron Moll : Dear Lulu - Dear Lulu. "My plan for the workshop is to investigate the visible and tangible parameters of graphic design — type specimens, halftone screens and, in particular, colour tests and calibration charts — and make a book of our own self-produced tests wh

Andy Baio : Dear Lulu, sample book for testing digital printing on Lulu.com - pushing the edges of color, type, patterns, weights, and cuts; download the PDF  [via]

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 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#

Raphaël---JavaScript Library

12/08/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Raphaël---JavaScript Library - Sweet. Strongly considering using this to generate charts from the 2008 survey data.

joshua : Raphaël—JavaScript Library - vector images for the web

Andy Baio : Raphaël, JS vector graphics library - interactive charts and animation, and works perfectly on the iPhone

BSOD at Olympics

11/08/2008 @ 23:01 UTC

nelson : BSOD at Olympics - One of the projection computers crashed at the opening ceremony

Andy Baio : Blue Screen of Death during the Olympic torch-lighting - appeared for a split second in the broadcast, but attendees took photos  [via]

mmb : Olympic Fail: Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird’s Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting - Olympic Fail: Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird’s Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting via Waxy.org: Links Miniblog [via]

The Tombs of Asciiroth

8/08/2008 @ 16:01 UTC

mmb : The Tombs of Asciiroth - The Tombs of Asciiroth via Hacker News | It’s Friday - go play “The tombs of Asciiroth” [via]

nelson : Tombs of Asciiroth - Cute rogue-like, implemented in flash

deusx : The Tombs of Asciiroth - "The Tombs of Asciiroth is a free, open source game you can play right now in your browser. It has arcade, puzzle and exploration-style game play in an extensive world of font-based abstraction. If it looks a little old school, it's only becaus

Youtube MLM scams

2/08/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Youtube MLM scams - Merlin's fascinating investigation into human desperation

Andy Baio : Merlin Mann on YouTube's "cash gifting" pyramid scheme subculture - learn more about Cash Duke's Cash Givanation System

Simon Willison : "THIS IS NOT MLM!!!" - An Appreciation - “THIS IS NOT MLM!!!?—An Appreciation. Merlin Mann explains his fascination with the “cash gifting? pyramid scams that keep cropping up on YouTube.

The Big Picture on CERN's Large Hadron Collider

1/08/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Big Picture on CERN's Large Hadron Collider - The Economist explains the LHC's importance for the layman

nelson : Large Hadron Collider - Great pictures

Simon Willison : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - Large Hadron Collider nearly ready—The Big Picture. Stunningly beautiful set of photographs of the LHC. I love Big Science.

jonhicks : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - Beautiful photos of the device that will swallow us all up in a black hole

Rod Begbie : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - I'm bored of "beauty in nature" -- Hurrah for The Big Picture covering beauty in science! Enjoy these photos before they turn the collider on, and we all get sucked into black hole. #

Greg Storey : If for some reason the Earth gets sucked into a black hole this weekend... - here's why.

Balsamiq Mockups

1/08/2008 @ 02:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Balsamiq Mockups - Balsamiq Mockups. Not sure how to describe this, but it's like sketching, really rapid prototyping, OmniGraffle with UI stencils, and Photoshop all in one. Worth a try, I suppose.

Richard Rutter : Balsamiq Mockups - Intriguing: sort of like doing pencil wireframes in Omnigraffle.

Rod Begbie : Balsamiq Mockups - UI sketching tool. Deliberately made to look "back-of-the-napkin"-esque, to ensure no-one spends too long worrying about pixels over functionality. [via#

Obama and McCain Tax Proposals

31/07/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Obama and McCain Tax Proposals - Yet another one of those charts that each side will see as a strong argument for its candidate's policy positions and a powerful condemnation of the other side's candidate. [via Tim] [via]

deusx : Obama and McCain Tax Proposals - washingtonpost.com - "Obama's plan gives the biggest cuts to those who make the least, while McCain would give the largest cuts to the very wealthy. For the approximately 147,000 families that make up the top 0.1 percent of the income scale, the difference between t

gleuschk : Obama and McCain Tax Proposals - washingtonpost.com - nice to have some data

Librarian responds to complaint about "Uncle Bobby's Wedding"

31/07/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Librarian responds to complaint about "Uncle Bobby's Wedding" - incredibly thoughtful and well-reasoned defense of a mildly controversial children's book  [via]

philgyford : Myliblog: Uncle Bobby's Wedding - Imagine if every complaint about anything received a reply this thoughtful. (via Kottke)

wearehugh : myliblog: Uncle Bobby's Wedding - librarians can say "fuck you" better than anyone else

Eric Meyer : Uncle Bobby's Wedding - Now that is one fantastic response.

Ballantine Books to Publish Book Inspired by the Webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield

31/07/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

wearehugh : Ballantine Books to Publish Book Inspired by the Webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield

Eric Meyer : Ballantine Books to Publish Book Inspired by the Webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield - I know Garfield is a big soulless merchandising machine, but I'm coming to discover that Jim Davis is genuinely cool and in-touch guy.

Cameron Moll : Garfield Minus Garfield to become a book - Garfield Minus Garfield to become a book, and creator Jim Davis approves.

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