Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com

12/11/2008 @ 23:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com - "Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software" Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: opensource, software,:mento.info [via]

watchdog.net: the good government site with teeth

12/11/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

factoryjoe : watchdog.net: the good government site with teeth - Fascinating site to get government information about earmarks, etc. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: politics, government, activism, transparency, watchdog,:mento.info [via]

Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Dog malfunction

12/11/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

deusx : Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Dog malfunction - "Dog malfunction"

Michael Lewis revisits "Liar's Poker" and writes about the current Wall Street meltdown

12/11/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Michael Lewis revisits "Liar's Poker" and writes about the current Wall Street meltdown - a gripping look at who foresaw and acted on the mess  [via]

Review: Things for iPhone | iPhone Central | Macworld

12/11/2008 @ 21:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Review: Things for iPhone | iPhone Central | Macworld - Four mice for Things for iPhone. I highly recommend this app, and its counterpart on the desktop. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: iPhone, things.app, gtd, iphoneapp,:mento.info [via]

QWOP Olympics, ragdoll physics running game

12/11/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : QWOP Olympics, ragdoll physics running game - hard to believe, but with practice, it's possible to sprint  [via]

Japanese isometric PSA about the future of food

12/11/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Japanese isometric PSA about the future of food - lovely design, this could easily be adapted to the US  [via]

Booting Debian in 14 seconds

12/11/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Booting Debian in 14 seconds - Booting Debian in 14 seconds: excellent!

joshua : Booting Debian in 14 seconds

Pure Digital Introduces Flip MinoHD™ – The World’s Smallest HD Camcorder

12/11/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Pure Digital Introduces Flip MinoHD™ – The World’s Smallest HD Camcorder - Flip announces MinoHD along with personalized designs which can be shared on theFlip.com to earn commissions. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: video, flip, hd,:mento.info [via]

What's Hot on the Web Right Now? OneRiot Aims to Tell You - ReadWriteWeb

12/11/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

factoryjoe : What's Hot on the Web Right Now? OneRiot Aims to Tell You - ReadWriteWeb - Me.dium renames itself to OneRiot, becomes "social search" engine. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags::mento.info [via]

Google Flu Trends | How does this work?

12/11/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Google Flu Trends | How does this work? - Bruce Sterling has been talking about this kind of thing (extracting useful information from massive piles of noisy data) for years. Very cool to see it applied.

Funny loading statements to keep users amused - Stack Overflow

12/11/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

deusx : Funny loading statements to keep users amused - Stack Overflow - "So I thought it might be quite fun to come up with a batch of 50-or-so funny-looking messages and pick from them randomly so the user never knows what they're going to see. The time they would have spent growing impatient is fruitfully used.&qu

42 Information Packed Twitter Backgrounds

12/11/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Linkorama : 42 Information Packed Twitter Backgrounds - including mine

Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals

12/11/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals - An entire Elsevier journal full of nonsense and crap. The old academic journal system is broken.

Samsung NC10 Battery Life Almost 8 Hours with SSD

12/11/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Samsung NC10 Battery Life Almost 8 Hours with SSD - Samsung NC10 Battery Life Almost 8 Hours with SSD: in other words, it's not worth swapping the disk... but still an impressive netbook

lightningtimer.net

12/11/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : lightningtimer.net - lightningtimer.net. I’m fed up of having to dig out or knock up a timer script every time I manage lightning talks, so I’ve given one a domain name. You can use lightningtimer.net/#90 to set a different start time for the counter.

Slate on aXXo, the most popular movie distributor on BitTorrent

12/11/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Slate on aXXo, the most popular movie distributor on BitTorrent - this comment explains the drama between aXXo and other competing groups

Sluggo ponders the fundamental question of existence

12/11/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Sluggo ponders the fundamental question of existence -

LittleBigPlanet's TV commercials, built entirely with the in-game tools

12/11/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : LittleBigPlanet's TV commercials, built entirely with the in-game tools - the first one seems inspired by You Suck at Photoshop, no?  [via]

AT&T to charge thirty dollars more a month for tethering.

12/11/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

Greg Storey : AT&T to charge thirty dollars more a month for tethering. - So glad I nabbed NetShare when I did.

Dear Santa, I like posters.

12/11/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Dear Santa, I like posters. - Oh and look--ha, ha—that link takes you to a fabulous poster store.

What We Own and Where It's Made

12/11/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : What We Own and Where It's Made - Dorothy's slowly been categorizing all her possessions

The Yes Men pranksters distribute fake New York Times issue across NYC

12/11/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Yes Men pranksters distribute fake New York Times issue across NYC - 100,000 copies with the headline "Iraq War Ends" post-dated July 4, 2009

App Engine Fan: It's alive

12/11/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

jcgregorio : App Engine Fan: It's alive - """Last month, I wrote I would not post the sql connector's source code until it was a little more functional. Guess what? I changed my mind: you can find all the code at http://code.google.com/p/gae-sqlite/."""

Java2D fonts

12/11/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

nelson : Java2D fonts - Surprise, turns out rewriting Microsoft and Apple font rendering code doesn't always work out

Classy comeback

12/11/2008 @ 14:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Classy comeback - Jon Tan responds in kind to Joe Clark.

aptitude 0.5.0 released

12/11/2008 @ 14:00 UTC

wearehugh : aptitude 0.5.0 released

Confessions of a Digital Packrat: A Plea for New Orleans

12/11/2008 @ 14:00 UTC

wearehugh : Confessions of a Digital Packrat: A Plea for New Orleans

The End of Wall Street's Boom - National Business News - Portfolio.com

12/11/2008 @ 14:00 UTC

wearehugh : The End of Wall Street's Boom - National Business News - Portfolio.com

Jeremy Zawodny : The End of Wall Street's Boom - The End of Wall Street's Boom: an excellent piece by Michael Lews on the mortgage crisis and wall street... it's a must-read

Linkorama : The End of Wall Street's Boom - The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.

Making decisions about user research

12/11/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Making decisions about user research - Useful thinking process and tool for justifying (how much) user research to do.

Keyboard-accessible Google Maps

12/11/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Keyboard-accessible Google Maps - A solution from fellow Britpacker Patrick Lauke, via the Opera Developer Community.

FRONTLINE: the war briefing | PBS

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : FRONTLINE: the war briefing | PBS - Afghanistan is now a deadlier battleground than Iraq. Can the war there be won? What are the next president's options? Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: afghanistan, frontline, tv, pakistan, politics,:mento.in [via]

Contact Browsing in a Distributed Social Network

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Contact Browsing in a Distributed Social Network - Interesting post about how distributed social networking could go...! Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: diso, portablecontacts,:mento.info [via]

Election Night 11-04-08 - a set on Flickr

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Election Night 11-04-08 - a set on Flickr - Backstage photos from Obama on election night. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: obama, pictures, election,:mento.info [via]

CSS Advanced Layout Module

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : CSS Advanced Layout Module - A proposal for handling web page layout in CSS3. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: css, webdesign, layout, css3,:mento.info [via]

BlueTrip CSS Framework

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : BlueTrip CSS Framework - "A full featured and beautiful CSS framework spawned from Blueprint and Tripoli, now with a life of its own" Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: CSS, css, blueprint, framework, webdesign, typography, bluetrip,:m [via]

Study shows how spammers cash in (BBC)

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Study shows how spammers cash in (BBC) - "Spammers are turning a profit despite only getting one response for every 12.5m e-mails they send, finds a study." Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: spam, technology, botnet,:mento.info [via]

Obama Asks Bush to Provide Help for Automakers - NYTimes.com

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Obama Asks Bush to Provide Help for Automakers - NYTimes.com - Hard to say how I feel about an automaker bailout. Tie it to renewable energy or electric cars and then I'm more interested. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: Politics, georgew.bush, barackobama, automakers, f [via]

Politics: Obama's Twitter goes silent

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Politics: Obama's Twitter goes silent - Where y'at, @barackobama? Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: Twitter, twitter, barackobama,:mento.info [via]

Scrumy

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Scrumy - Why does Scrumy exist? We were attempting to use Scrum to manage our projects, but the generic post-its we bought kept falling off the wall. We looked for online solutions to scrum, but all of them were too complicated and expensive. Al [via]

Wheatgrass Juice Icons

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Wheatgrass Juice Icons - "Simple collection of 8 carefully crafted Mac OS X icons related to wheatgrass juice. Make the most of Leopard and Cover Flow, the wheatgrass juice icons scale up to 512 pixels without any loss of quality." Saved By: Chris Messina | Vi [via]

BLDGBLOG: Resampled Space

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : BLDGBLOG: Resampled Space - "Belgian photographer Filip Dujardin makes images of unexpected buildings – that is, he "combines photographs of parts of buildings into new, fictional, architectonic structures," Mark Magazine explains." Saved By: Chris Messina | Vi [via]

Official Gmail Blog: Say hello to Gmail voice and video chat

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Official Gmail Blog: Say hello to Gmail voice and video chat - "That's why today we're launching voice and video chat -- right inside Gmail. We've tried to make this an easy-to-use, seamless experience, with high-quality audio and video -- all for free. All you have to do is download and install th [via]

jcgregorio : Official Gmail Blog: Say hello to Gmail voice and video chat - YAFWOP - Yet another f-ing windows only product

Customer Feedback for Change For Us

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Customer Feedback for Change For Us - UserVoice site for Barack Obama (I'm guessing it's unofficial). Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: obama, politics,:mento.info [via]

Tweetie

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Tweetie - fast, full-featured twitter client for iPhone and iPod touch Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: Twitter, twitter, iphone,:mento.info [via]

Fusion Ads

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Fusion Ads - "Fusion aims to provide advertisers with a targeted and effective platform to distribute their messages to an influential audience at an affordable price. We invite advertisers to make well-designed ads that are attractive to our reader [via]

THE KIT: available now!

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : THE KIT: available now! - "FIELD NOTES BRAND stays up late worrying about such things, and we’ve created the perfect solution: The FIELD NOTES KIT." Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: fieldnotes, deal, notebooks,:mento.info [via]

Cust-o-mized!

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Cust-o-mized! - "Customize Field Notes for your event, company, website, youth soccer team, birdwatching club–you name it, we’ll custom-print it. We’ll accept custom orders anytime, but since we’re going on press soon to print more AEA books, t [via]

Pixelmator Team Releases Pixelmator 1.3 Tempo

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Pixelmator Team Releases Pixelmator 1.3 Tempo - "Version 1.3 Tempo Features Major Performance Improvements, Click-and-Drag Tools, Improved Adjustment Tools, Smart Palette Hide Feature, and More." Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: Pixelmator, macosx,:mento.i [via]

Obsessable: Your personal technology guide.

12/11/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

factoryjoe : Obsessable: Your personal technology guide. - "Obsessable covers the latest in the world of technology, including cell phones, digital cameras, and HDTVs — obsessively, of course." Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: technology, reviews, gadgets, tech, gu [via]

Free Text Geocoding

12/11/2008 @ 06:00 UTC

joshua : Free Text Geocoding

Recycling is Bullshit; Make Nov. 15 Zero Waste Day, not America Recycles Day

12/11/2008 @ 06:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Recycling is Bullshit; Make Nov. 15 Zero Waste Day, not America Recycles Day - Great piece on the wasteful middle-class-guilt-reduction that _is_ recycling. "Recycling is simply the transfer of producer responsibility for what they produce to the taxpayer who has to pick it up and take it away." [via#

MAKE: Blog: The Visible Hand

12/11/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : MAKE: Blog: The Visible Hand - "The DIY mindset celebrated in this magazine must again become an essential life skill, rooted once again in necessity and practicality. Our future security lies in knowing what we’re capable of creating, and how we can adapt to change by being res

where the things in Cloverfield happen

12/11/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : where the things in Cloverfield happen - "this is where things in Cloverfield happen okay"  [via]

Google.org tracking flu spread using search queries

12/11/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google.org tracking flu spread using search queries - brilliant use of search data; get a flu shot before it gets to your state!  [via]

Rod Begbie : Google Flu Trends - Benevolent data-mining of Google's search logs -- but it does raise the question of what else they can predict… Does Google have "insider trading"-esque omnipotence for the whole stock market, for example? [via#

jcgregorio : Google Flu Trends - Wish it had a feed...

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