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Flickr's new places.find API method

19/01/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr's new places.find API method - pretty rad, allows for free-text searching of their entire place name database

Simon Willison : Flickr Place IDs - Flickr Place IDs. flickr.places.find, flickr.places.resolvePlaceURL and flickr.places.resolvePlaceID combine to provide a really useful, lightweight not-quite-a-geocoder API. It’s a shame you can’t search for places by providing a latitude/longitude

8080 terminals playing Portal's "Still Alive"

18/01/2008 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 8080 terminals playing Portal's "Still Alive" - coded in Assembler with audio from a C-64 SID chip; here's the source  [via]

nelson : Portal chiptune - Someone rigs up a Commodore sound chip and an 8080 to do the Still Alive song

Macbook Air's thin obsession

18/01/2008 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Macbook Air's thin obsession - making other laptops feel bad about their physique  [via]

Crank Dat Soulja Boy, MIT-Style

18/01/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Crank Dat Soulja Boy, MIT-Style - featuring Richard Stallman, holding the laptop in the back  [via]

Philipp Lenssen interviews Ruth Kedar, designer of the Google logo

17/01/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Philipp Lenssen interviews Ruth Kedar, designer of the Google logo - some older versions in the comments

Philipp Lenssen interviews Ruth Kedar, designer of the Google logo

17/01/2008 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Philipp Lenssen interviews Ruth Kedar, designer of the Google logo - some older versions in the comments

Randy Newman's performance at the Apple keynote

17/01/2008 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Randy Newman's performance at the Apple keynote - here's the lyrics to A Few Words in Defense of Our Country  [via]

Gawker responds to Scientology C&D

17/01/2008 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Gawker responds to Scientology C&D - Nick Denton has balls, and so does his attorney  [via]

Casual vs. hardcore games on Facebook

17/01/2008 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Casual vs. hardcore games on Facebook - interesting thoughts from a Vampires player in the comments  [via]

Design Police | Bring bad design to justice.

17/01/2008 @ 05:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Design Police | Bring bad design to justice. - "Please do not use Word Art™" Should make a set of these for code reviews. "Use spaces, not tabs" [via#

Andy Baio : Design Police - downloadable sticker kits for self-righteous designers

Greg Storey : Design Police. - Bring bad design to justice.

factoryjoe : Design Police | Bring bad design to justice. - Design Police - Bring bad design to justice. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: design, stickers, typography

Potrzebie System on Google Calculator

17/01/2008 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Potrzebie System on Google Calculator - Jeff Atwood has scans of the original article from MAD #33 in 1957

Zefrank on the closing of the ORG community site

16/01/2008 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Zefrank on the closing of the ORG community site - the creator of Zefrank.org shut the invite-only community down on January 1, exactly one year after it opened

Sad, Sweet One-Act Play, Told Entirely By a Burger King Receipt I Found

16/01/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Sad, Sweet One-Act Play, Told Entirely By a Burger King Receipt I Found -

Nick Denton digs up Tom Cruise's Scientology video

16/01/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Nick Denton digs up Tom Cruise's Scientology video - wisely hosted on Gawker's servers instead of Youtube, so won't be easily taken offline

nelson : Cruise on Scientology - It really is just KSW

plasticbag : Insane Tom Cruise Scientology video - I'm guessing everyone's seen this by now but just in case you haven't....

Rod Begbie : Exclusive: The Cruise Indoctrination Video Scientology Tried To Suppress - Hard to watch without remembering his interview scenes in Magnolia. "When you're a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you're the only one who can really help..." [via#

Ron the Music Maker, the all-star Scientology album

16/01/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Ron the Music Maker, the all-star Scientology album - let's hope Tom lays down a track along with Chick Corea, John Travolta, Leif Garrett, and Sylvester Stallone's dad

Lasagna Cat

16/01/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Lasagna Cat - extremely odd real-life reenactments of Garfield comics, from the creator of Ducktales and Infinite Solutions

theinfo

16/01/2008 @ 01:01 UTC

joshua : theinfo - site for large data sets and the people who love them

Andy Baio : Theinfo.org - community for people who love to process and visualize large data sets  [via]

Feltron Annual Report is out

15/01/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Feltron Annual Report is out - Lovely typographical infographics.

Andy Baio : Feltron Annual Report 2007 - like previous years, designer Nicholas Felton presents his life as a corporate report  [via]

Khoi Vinh : Feltron 2007 Annual Report - Just as excellent as last year᾿s.

xkcd : ROBOT9000 and #xkcd-signal: Attacking Noise in Chat

14/01/2008 @ 10:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : xkcd : ROBOT9000 and #xkcd-signal: Attacking Noise in Chat - An interesting way to moderate IRC chat: Only allow unique new sentences to be spoken. #

joshua : Attacking Noise in Chat - the problems of noise vs stagnant communities and the effects of moderation

Andy Baio : xkcd's Robot9000 attacks noise in real-time chat - a parallel IRC channel only displays lines of conversation that've never been spoken before  [via]

thesixtyone - a music adventure

11/01/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

factoryjoe : thesixtyone - a music adventure - Musicians upload their music for listening, but rather than allowing the Simon Cowells of the world decide which songs go on the homepage, the listeners do. How, you say? If you like a song you've found on thesixtyone, just click the "bu

Andy Baio : The Sixty One - turning music listening into a MMO, with achievements and quests

philgyford : Can't You Wait - Geographer - I don't *quite* understand it, but some refreshingly interesting design, not aping print.

Urban Mapping opens up neighborhood database

9/01/2008 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Urban Mapping opens up neighborhood database - hallelujah, this kind of geo data is so valuable and hard to build on your own

plasticbag : Urban Mapping opening up neighbourhood data through a SOAP interface - I was talking to someone a while back who said that they'd talked to Urban Mapping and didn't see what their future was. Madness! It's bloody hard to come by data that is profoundly useful! Data is the important bit, fools!

Erica Sadun's song recognition software for the iPhone

9/01/2008 @ 06:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Erica Sadun's song recognition software for the iPhone - let it listen to music and it'll try to identify the song

Superelectronic

8/01/2008 @ 12:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Superelectronic - like a seizure-inducing Flash version of Superbad or Jodi.org  [via]

Stupidfilter's random stupid comments

8/01/2008 @ 11:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Stupidfilter's random stupid comments - from a project to programmatically identify stupid web comments using Bayesian filtering  [via]

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"?

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