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Gmail to offer "Canned Responses"

28/10/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Gmail to offer "Canned Responses" - I so could have used this back when I was a freelancer and wasn't accepting new offers for work but had several requests a week to reply to...

Olsen Twins

28/10/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Olsen Twins - Great insight into their career

The Unfinished Swan, beautiful indie game in an all-white world

28/10/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Unfinished Swan, beautiful indie game in an all-white world - oddly, announced at the same time as the Whitewash tech demo in Unity

deusx : The Unfinished Swan - "The Unfinished Swan is a first-person painting game set in an entirely white world. Players can splatter paint to help them find their way through an unusual garden. "

Rod Begbie : The Unfinished Swan - Video preview of a really interesting looking new indie game where the world is completely blank until you fire at it with your one weapon: A paintball gun which helps you "see" the obstacles. Watch the video to see it make sense. [via#

Cursebird

28/10/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Cursebird - people swearing on Twitter  [via]

What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash

28/10/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

veen : What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Anil Dash - "[T]he most dramatic technique in Sarah Palin's speeches is the use of vernacular to mask the seriousness of an assertion. Sarah Palin cloaks her ideas in "straight talk" to avoid them being subject to fact-checking that would happen i

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on Palin's use of folksy language to subvert criticism - smoke 'em out, Anil

Anil : What Sarah Palin Is Saying - Sarah Palin has been unsurprising in her criticisms of Barack Obama's credentials and policies, fulfilling the traditional role of the vice presidential candidate being the most aggressive and pointed rhetorical attacker in a campaign. But a closer look a

Epeus' epigone: Not consumers or users, but amateurs

28/10/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Epeus' epigone: Not consumers or users, but amateurs - "We already have a word for people who create for the love of it, rather than being paid to, and it is 'amateurs'. As with many other pleasures, when we seek out opinions, we prefer those that flow from passion rather than from payment. No

ongoing · On Blogging in 2008

28/10/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

jcgregorio : ongoing · On Blogging in 2008 - "Paul Boutin is a smart guy and he should know better. " You lost me right there.

Crestock Photoshop Contest 2008

28/10/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Crestock Photoshop Contest 2008 - Crestock's Photoshop Contest 2008 is in full swing. Top prizes includes Mac Pro and 30" HD Cinema Display.

Flying Aces flight simulator for iPhone

28/10/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Flying Aces flight simulator for iPhone - I've not purchased any full-on "games" yet for iPhone, but Flying Aces might very well be the first.

Authors Guild on Google

28/10/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Authors Guild on Google - The opinion of the folks who sued Google over books rights, talking about what they won. Including up front cash settlement.

Google strikes deal with book publishers, creates Book Rights Registry

28/10/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google strikes deal with book publishers, creates Book Rights Registry - reading the terms, I still don't think publishers should be able to stop people previewing their books; here's their side  [via]

Silkscreen font

28/10/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Silkscreen font - Rediscovered Jason Kottke's Silkscreen font yesterday. Great for type in tight places, especially with -125 tracking applied.

François Macré's Thriller, an a cappella rendition in 64 parts

28/10/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : François Macré's Thriller, an a cappella rendition in 64 parts - it's the season for over-the-top Thriller remakes

"There's an opportunity to bring humanity back, both in terms of the design but also in the way w...

28/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

Greg Storey : "There's an opportunity to bring humanity back, both in terms of the design but also in the way we engage consumers." - And somehow the new Pepsi logo does that. Huh.

Ink blots David Gibbons made as a study for Rorschach's mask.

28/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Ink blots David Gibbons made as a study for Rorschach's mask. - Crafty.

02138 Magazine folds.

28/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

Greg Storey : 02138 Magazine folds. - Goodbye dirtbags.

Big Tech Companies Back Global Plan to Shield Online Speech

28/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

Linkorama : Big Tech Companies Back Global Plan to Shield Online Speech - called the Global Network Initiative, which commits the companies to “avoid or minimize the impact of government restrictions on freedom of expression,?

Is surfing the Internet altering your brain?

28/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

Linkorama : Is surfing the Internet altering your brain? - yes

Uncle Ted unbowed

28/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

nelson : Uncle Ted unbowed - Heck, if Sarah can stay in the race after an ethics lapse why not him?

Google books agreement

28/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

nelson : Google books agreement - Some settlement of copyright issues, can't tell yet if it's good or bad for the Big G

Jackass Googlers

28/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

nelson : Jackass Googlers - OK actually this looks fun, but it's pretty silly too.

Fringe: The Formula.

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Fringe: The Formula. - They need aliens. Lots of aliens.

J. Hampton Apothecary.

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : J. Hampton Apothecary. - Screw your five-bladed monster.

A Democrat's review of Sara Palin.

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : A Democrat's review of Sara Palin. - "What is often called her "confidence" is actually a rarity in national politics: I saw a woman who knows exactly who she is."

Counterproductive airport signage

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Counterproductive airport signage - Airports in general are counterproductive.

Relative readability.

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Relative readability. - In which I ask a "good" question and Wilson replies in kind.

The subprime mortgage crisis Xplane'd.

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : The subprime mortgage crisis Xplane'd. - I love Xplane. They can do no wrong.

Joshua asks if designers are marketers.

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Joshua asks if designers are marketers. - Designers are just designers until they start using numbers and strategy as part of their duties.

Chicago Tribune redesign.

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Chicago Tribune redesign. - Drew, we'll be going over this when you get into the office.

Booty Juggler Pirate Game.

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Booty Juggler Pirate Game. - Say that ten times in a row.

allRGB.com is all about creating huge images with exactly one pixel for each of the 16 million co...

28/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : allRGB.com is all about creating huge images with exactly one pixel for each of the 16 million colours in the 24-bit RGB palette - allRGB.com is all about creating huge images with exactly one pixel for each of the 16 million colours in the 24-bit RGB palette [by ACJ]

"Isn'€™t there something fundamentally wrong with the notion of attracting€™ the players of a...

28/10/2008 @ 14:02 UTC

Greg Storey : "Isn'€™t there something fundamentally wrong with the notion of attracting€™ the players of a family [game]—towards religion?" - Not if you don't care about sales.

Throwing a party on your Xbox.

28/10/2008 @ 14:02 UTC

Greg Storey : Throwing a party on your Xbox. - Sounds like a girl thing.

deusx : Video Games 2.0: Throwing A Party On Your Xbox (Three Minds On Digital Marketing @ Organic) - Nerdy, but I could actually see this being kinda fun, wearing a headset on the couch MST3K'ing with some friends locally and cross-country. "Instead of only communicating, Microsoft is going one step further. They have partnered with Netflix to

Buttons! Buttons! Buttons!

28/10/2008 @ 14:02 UTC

Greg Storey : Buttons! Buttons! Buttons! - Must read for any designer.

Flaming Lips' Guitar Hero double-necked guitar mod

28/10/2008 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Flaming Lips' Guitar Hero double-necked guitar mod - "because a lot of kids out there think this is actually the way you play guitar"  [via]

Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing - O'Reilly Radar

28/10/2008 @ 05:00 UTC

wearehugh : Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing - O'Reilly Radar - you can tell that "cloud computing" has arrived when tim o'reilly tries to appropriate the term and tie it into all the other bullshit terms he's "invented" over the years

MTV Music, huge music video collection with a Hulu-like interface

28/10/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : MTV Music, huge music video collection with a Hulu-like interface - 22,000 videos, embeddable and streaming; someone should mash it up with the 120 Minutes Playlists archive  [via]

SHRED SUNDAYS! SHRED NEBULA RANKED MP CLUB 10am-12pm PST - Shred Nebula Message Board for Xbox 36...

28/10/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

deusx : SHRED SUNDAYS! SHRED NEBULA RANKED MP CLUB 10am-12pm PST - Shred Nebula Message Board for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs - "Due to the slow start of the game, we know finding multiplayer games is really tough. This sucks for all of us because this game at the end of the day is meant to be played in MP and it is so crazy with 4+ players! So myself and many of the other d

GeoCouch: Geospatial queries with CouchDB

28/10/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : GeoCouch: Geospatial queries with CouchDB - GeoCouch: Geospatial queries with CouchDB. Interesting approach: uses “external2?, a branch that allows external services to be called from CouchDB. SQLite’s SpatiaLite extension is then used as an external spacial index.

Senator Ted Stevens, felon.

28/10/2008 @ 00:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Senator Ted Stevens, felon. - This is turning out to be quite the news day for me.

FiveThirtyEight.com: The Three Ashleys

28/10/2008 @ 00:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : FiveThirtyEight.com: The Three Ashleys - I mostly enjoy FiveThirtyEight for the statistical geekery, but some of the blogessays posted are great too. I really enjoyed this one by Sean Quinn on "The Three Ashleys" #

Gunman Kills 15 Potential Voters In Crucial Swing State

28/10/2008 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Gunman Kills 15 Potential Voters In Crucial Swing State - it seems like all news is political these days

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