NightShift 1.5

27/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

43folders : NightShift 1.5 - "NightShift automatically downloads and updates WebKit, the Safari HTML rendering engine, to the latest nightly version."

Sharding Counters on Google App Engine

27/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Sharding Counters on Google App Engine - Sharding Counters on Google App Engine. “While the datastore for App Engine scales to support a huge number of entities it is important to note that you can only expect to update any single entity, or entity-group, about five times a second?. This a

jcgregorio : Sharding Counters - Google App Engine - Google Code

http://www.codecon.org/2009/cfp.txt

27/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

jcgregorio : http://www.codecon.org/2009/cfp.txt - Gotta respect a plaintext cfp.

Things You Should Never Do, Part I - Joel on Software

27/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

joshua : Things You Should Never Do, Part I - Joel on Software - joel explains why the delicious rewrite was a huge mistake ... six years beforehand. good job, ofe

deusx : Things You Should Never Do, Part I - Joel on Software - I've quoted this at many meetings at many companies over the past years. Printed it out and handed it out before, too. "It's a bit smarmy of me to criticize them for waiting so long between releases. They didn't do it on purpose, now

Iconfactory : Somatic Rebirth Apps

27/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Iconfactory : Somatic Rebirth Apps - Gorgeous replacement application icons for OS X. (See also the Somatic system set) Replacing my "Litho" icons now! [via#

Greg Storey : Somatic Rebirth. - One of the coolest icon replacement systems I've seen in a while.

WD 2TB Caviar Green Monster Drive Preview

27/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : WD 2TB Caviar Green Monster Drive Preview - WD 2TB Caviar Green Monster Drive Preview: WWWAAAAAAANNT! [via]

Head O State Obama Sex Toy

27/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Head O State Obama Sex Toy - Head O State Obama Sex Toy: the official obama pleasure toy!

A Year Later, AOL Is Contemplating A Bebo Sale

27/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : A Year Later, AOL Is Contemplating A Bebo Sale - A Year Later, AOL Is Contemplating A Bebo Sale. Ignore the headline and read the actual article—Mike Butcher’s description of how Bebo targeted old fashioned TV advertising agencies while other social networks ignored them completely is riveting.

Some notes on cloud computing and standards | Bob Sutor's Website and Blog

27/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

wearehugh : Some notes on cloud computing and standards | Bob Sutor's Website and Blog

Switching from scripting languages to Objective C and iPhone: useful libraries

27/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Switching from scripting languages to Objective C and iPhone: useful libraries - Switching from scripting languages to Objective C and iPhone: useful libraries. Matt Biddulph collects together some very useful libraries for developers just getting started with Objective-C (though I’m not too keen on the title).

iPhone games we should all own.

27/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Greg Storey : iPhone games we should all own. - For now that is, the iPhone game landscape changes almost daily.

Rod Begbie : 10 iPhone Games You Must Own | Wired.com - The games on this list that I've played have all been top-notch, so I'll have to sample a few more. [via#

Cameron seeks the wisdom of crowds.

27/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Cameron seeks the wisdom of crowds. - Focus on the upper right, that's the most important area on this homepage.

Filmmaker Sues Church of Scientology

27/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : Filmmaker Sues Church of Scientology - "By January 2002, Offer's life was destroyed, as he was now broke, alone and was left with an unfinished movie. To keep from going under, he undertook his inherent marketing abilities and pitched kitchen vegetable choppers at swap meets. In the

Buy ShamWows! Now! - Skepchick: Critical Thinking at its Finest

27/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : Buy ShamWows! Now! - Skepchick: Critical Thinking at its Finest - "But Vince isn’t just accepting that this is what the universe had planned for him. He’s not just moving on and leaving the whole CoS ugliness behind him. He’s fighting them. In fact, fighting the Church of Scientology is his new life’s missi

Japan's GDP is sinking rapidly.

27/01/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Japan's GDP is sinking rapidly. - They need to Wonder-Twin-Power with Iceland and form a new country and a bucket of ice.

Omnigraffle stencils, g-ood

27/01/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Omnigraffle stencils, g-ood - They allow you to wireframe like the wind.

XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Prevention Cheat Sheet - OWASP

27/01/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Prevention Cheat Sheet - OWASP - Essential reading if you write webapps. [via#

FoxTab

27/01/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : FoxTab - Best Firefox extension I've seen so far in the "attractive tab-switcher thumbnailing" category. [via#

Douglas Bowman : FoxTab - For anyone that uses Firefox (and even if you don’t, this is a good excuse to switch temporarily just for the experience of switching tabs), check out FoxTab, a wicked extension that lets you switch tabs by browsing in multiple 2d or 3d layouts of t [via]

Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs - We’re recommending that when teams see users needing breadcrumbs, they look for other holistic design solutions. They’ll need to watch users and see the circumstances leading up to how the need arises. In almost all cases, they’ll find a

More on Breadcrumbs as a Design Cop-Out

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : More on Breadcrumbs as a Design Cop-Out - Jared lays out more defense for why breadcrumbs are a cop-out. -archive link-

Articles from Scroll #1 online

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : Articles from Scroll #1 online - The full text of articles in John Allsopp and Maxine Sherrin’s first issue of Scroll Magazine is now online. Includes pieces by Indi Young, Aaron Gustafson, Joe Clark, Ethan Marcotte, Veerle Pieters, and Jeff Veen. -archive link-

FontExplorer Pro icons

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : FontExplorer Pro icons - Once again, beautiful work by Jon Hicks on icons for FontExplorer Pro. Plus a look at the sketches and process he went through to arrive at the final results. -archive link-

Palm Pre

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : Palm Pre - We all thought Palm was dead by now. But check out this new unexpected head-turner they announced today: the Pre. Beautiful industrial design, and the OS and software seem well thought out as well. A soft touch on the design. We'll see how good it is

Semantics in HTML 5

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Semantics in HTML 5 - John lays down the criticism on they way the W3C is approaching HTML5. He (rightly, IMO) argues that adding new elements is not the way to make HTML5 backwards nor forwards compatible. Toward the end of the article, he suggests that adding new attributes

The MacBook Wheel

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : The MacBook Wheel - Apple introduces revolutionary new laptop with no keyboard. My favorite quotes: Just press both sides of the wheel concurrently, and center-click, and there, you have an alphabetical listing of every file on your hard drive. Everything is just a few hundr

Brilliant water-based eyeglasses for the masses

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Brilliant water-based eyeglasses for the masses - No optician required. (via Jason Fried) -archive link- [via]

Regarding The Personal Web

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Regarding The Personal Web - Dan Benjamin pontificates on the state of blogging and longer-form posts vs. shorter Twitter-like posts. Interesting commentary toward the end that to really participate means having more than one channel or form of contributions. -archive link-

Making Modular Layout Systems

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Making Modular Layout Systems - Bookmarking this late. But an interesting perspective into Jason Santa Maria's simple system for creating the dynamic layouts of his recent entries. -archive link-

An Event Apart and HTML 5

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : An Event Apart and HTML 5 - Eric goes into detail on why he chose HTML5 for the AEA site, and what some of the differences are compared to what we already know. -archive link-

Jeffrey Zeldman’s Web Standards Advisor

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : Jeffrey Zeldman’s Web Standards Advisor - An extension for Dreamweaver that validates HTML/CSS, verifies microformats usage, and checks other nuances of standardista fare. It’s actually branded with the name of The King™ (of WebStandards). -archive link-

An Event Apart redesigned

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : An Event Apart redesigned - Jeffrey Zeldman details the design of the new AEA site. -archive link-

Friction (by John Allsopp)

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : Friction (by John Allsopp) - In one of the previously linked articles now available from Scroll Magazine, John writes about the unintended consequences of the web, and it’s impact on commerce and events, as well as its facilitation of making the printed word more social. Rather

The White House blog

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : The White House blog - After subscribing to the feed last week on Inauguration Day, I’ve been reading updates on President Obama’s actions on an almost daily basis. I’m not sure if they can keep up the frequency of posts that have filled the blog already. But

IE NetRenderer

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : IE NetRenderer - Free service from a datacenter in Germany that allows you to check the rendering of any website in IE 5.5, 6, 7, or 8. It’s fast — it returned each screenshot for me in about 5 seconds. Screenshot size seems to be fixed at 1024×768, so yo [via]

The Big Picture: Inauguration

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : The Big Picture: Inauguration - How could I not link to these photos of Obama’s Inauguration posted yesterday on The Big Picture? For some reason, despite numerous other photos that were better composed or more striking in their angle, I was really moved by photo #23, and stared a

Redesigning Unit Interactive

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : Redesigning Unit Interactive - Andy Rutledge walks through the redesign of Unit. My favorite part of the redesign: their contact form. -archive link-

FoxTab

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : FoxTab - For anyone that uses Firefox (and even if you don’t, this is a good excuse to switch temporarily just for the experience of switching tabs), check out FoxTab, a wicked extension that lets you switch tabs by browsing in multiple 2d or 3d layouts of t [via]

Apple Allows 3rd Party Web Browsers into App Store

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Doug Bowman : Apple Allows 3rd Party Web Browsers into App Store - Interesting shift in what Apple allows into the App Store. Previously, some assumed 3rd-party apps that provided duplicate functionality to the core iPhone apps weren’t allowed. Though somewhere, one of the sources I saw about this story noted that

Blueful, a short story scattered across the web

27/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Blueful, a short story scattered across the web - trust me, and just follow the links  [via]

The FWA is for sale.

27/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Greg Storey : The FWA is for sale. - Is this really a great time to sell?

Purple and green?

27/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Purple and green? - Apparently someone had She Hulk on the brain.

The West Wing.

27/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Greg Storey : The West Wing. - Brilliant.

Adobe users finally have someone to champion their cause.

27/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Adobe users finally have someone to champion their cause. - 15-Love. Serve to you Mr. Narayen.

Radio Aporee, field recordings with Google Maps

27/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Radio Aporee, field recordings with Google Maps - contribute your own audio to the geographical soundscape

Ze Frank's Flash toy lets you draw with your voice

27/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Ze Frank's Flash toy lets you draw with your voice - it's like Visual Acoustics, inverted

Why Stallman is wrong when he calls cloud computing stupid - Ars Technica

27/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

deusx : Why Stallman is wrong when he calls cloud computing stupid - Ars Technica - "Stallman's dismissal of cloud computing and call for the categorical rejection of web services is puzzling in light of the potential opportunities created by web technologies and the innovative work that is being done by software freedom advoca

The White House blog

27/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : The White House blog - After subscribing to the feed last week on Inauguration Day, I’ve been reading updates on President Obama’s actions on an almost daily basis. I’m not sure if they can keep up the frequency of posts that have filled the blog already. But

Brilliant stencils and wireframe template for OmniGraffle

27/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Brilliant stencils and wireframe template for OmniGraffle - I’ve been using the UX template and wireframe stencils recently for some internal Airbag projects, and I’m damned impressed. (Not least because there is a surfeit of styles for notation bubbles.) ∞

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