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All hail the information triumvirate!

22/01/2009 @ 23:01 UTC

Linkorama : All hail the information triumvirate! - Three things have happened, in a blink of history's eye: (1) a single medium, the Web, has come to dominate the storage and supply of information, (2) a single search engine, Google, has come to dominate the navigation of that medium, and (3) a singl

MotherJones Blog: Obama to Bush: I Can Release Your Records. Don't Like It? Sue.

22/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

deusx : MotherJones Blog: Obama to Bush: I Can Release Your Records. Don't Like It? Sue. - "On his first day in office, President Obama put former president Bush on notice. His administration just released an executive order that will make it difficult for Bush to shield his White House records--and those of former Vice President Dick Chen

Microchip's Internet Radio Demo Board | Your Electronics Open Source

22/01/2009 @ 22:01 UTC

joshua : Microchip's Internet Radio Demo Board | Your Electronics Open Source

Ann Arbor contractor plans downtown "coworking" space on Main Street - Ann Arbor Business – MLi...

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Ann Arbor contractor plans downtown "coworking" space on Main Street - Ann Arbor Business – MLive.com - "Ann Arbor building contractor Mike Kessler is working to refurbish a space to open a "coworking" space in downtown Ann Arbor by March. He's hoping to build enough interest in banding together one- or two-person businesses looking to c

Icrontic guys turn hobby tech writing into new high-tech jobs

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Icrontic guys turn hobby tech writing into new high-tech jobs - "Brian Ambrozy grew up in a blue collar family where auto-manufacturing jobs sustained his parents and his grandparents and so on. But he knows those jobs won't last forever. It's one of the reasons why he thinks this will be a break-out y

Learning to Think Like A Programmer

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Learning to Think Like A Programmer - Learning to Think Like A Programmer. Outstanding advice aimed mainly at journalists, but important to anyone who collects information for a living and might want it to be automatically processed at some point in the future.

Communicating with code

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Communicating with code - Communicating with code: agreed!

Linkorama : Paul Buchheit: Communicating with code - showed that the idea and product had real potential. The point of this story, I think, is that you should consider spending less time talking, and more time prototyping, especially if you're not very good at talking or powerpoint. Your code can be a

AJAX APIs Playground

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : AJAX APIs Playground - AJAX APIs Playground. Ferociously useful collection of executable and editable example code for all(?) of Google’s JavaScript APIs, including Google Maps and the increasingly interesting Visualization API.

Andy Baio : Google's Ajax APIs Playground - over 170 code samples for eight APIs

jcgregorio : AJAX APIs Playground

New PylonsHQ Site Launches

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : New PylonsHQ Site Launches - New PylonsHQ Site Launches. The new site uses CouchDB instead of a relational database, and the code for the site is open source so you can see how it all works.

MSNBC on the outdated IT infrastructure in the White House

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : MSNBC on the outdated IT infrastructure in the White House - the Mac-savvy team found PCs "outfitted with six-year-old versions of Microsoft software"

deusx : New staff find White House in tech Dark Ages - Washington Post- msnbc.com - "If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary-dial past."

Chewbacca trapped in nightstand

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Chewbacca trapped in nightstand - like the geek version of a Virgin Mary sighting, in a steering wheel, trash can, vacuum, faucet, bathroom door, or toilet

NETTUTS: Chatting with Cameron Moll (interview)

22/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : NETTUTS: Chatting with Cameron Moll (interview) - NETTUTS: Chatting with Cameron Moll. This is the first interview I've conducted in a while after not having enough time to respond adequately to previous interview requests. A little more informal tone than I usually exhibit in interviews, and that made i

Numbers, a new collection of typefaces from Hoefler & Frere-Jones

22/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Numbers, a new collection of typefaces from Hoefler & Frere-Jones - "Numbers" is a new collection of typefaces from Hoefler & Frere-Jones exclusively for the typography of, you guessed it, numbers. Sixteen beautiful fonts inspired by numbers found in everyday life: Indicia, Depot, and Claimcheck to name a few. (Be su

"Like a modern-day M*A*S*H..."

22/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Greg Storey : "Like a modern-day M*A*S*H..." - Stop. Stop right there. Go back and try again.

IBM accused of mainframe monopoly | Tech News on ZDNet

22/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

jcgregorio : IBM accused of mainframe monopoly | Tech News on ZDNet - I would have thought in 2009 that would be like having a buggywhip monopoly, but I appear to be wrong.

Federico Multilingual OT

22/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Federico Multilingual OT - Beautiful new typeface from FontShop: Federico Multilingual OT, "based on the handwriting of Federico Garcia Lorca, the eminent Spanish poet and playwright."

Sumo Paint officially 1.0

22/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Sumo Paint officially 1.0 - As of yesterday, Sumo Paint, the browser-based Photoshop/Fireworks, is now officially 1.0. Not entirely sure how practical it is in the long-run, but still impressed with its capabilities within a browser environment.

The Sartorialist, The Book

22/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : The Sartorialist, The Book - The Sartorialist, The Book. To be published later this year by Penguin and "around 500 pages of images with a little writing." Suzanne and I will be visiting Italy for the first time in a few months, and right now The Sartorialist's home page is completel

Beware: ext3 and sync-binlog do not play well together

22/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Beware: ext3 and sync-binlog do not play well together - Beware: ext3 and sync-binlog do not play well together: good to know...

Gridrunner+++

22/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Gridrunner+++ - Minter's newest crazy game

Play BBC Radio in iTunes

22/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

jonhicks : Play BBC Radio in iTunes - Very clever stuff!

tecosystems » Cloud Interop: The Wrap Up

22/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

wearehugh : tecosystems » Cloud Interop: The Wrap Up

OpenStreetMap edits

22/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

nelson : OpenStreetMap edits - Timelapse video of where additions were made to the map

New presidential ethics

22/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

nelson : New presidential ethics - Obama's first action is to make it clear how he's going to run the government

Elizabeth Alexander's praise poem was way too prosy

22/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

cobra libre : Elizabeth Alexander's praise poem was way too prosy [via#

Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle | Ma...

22/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle | Mail Online - This reads a lot like The Onion series presenting lots of horrible manglings for Bush. "Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own 'clinically depressed' pet dog. The 76-year-old statesman

PolitiFact | The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises

22/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

gleuschk : PolitiFact | The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises - amazing how much more I (and so many other people) care about this sort of thing now

Andy Baio : St. Petersburg Times' Obameter, tracking Obama's campaign promises - brilliant example of database-backed journalism

Rod Begbie : The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises - A scorecard for tracking President Obama's campaign promises. A great idea. #

Abstruse Goose » Pure Mathematics

22/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

gleuschk : Abstruse Goose » Pure Mathematics - pesky varmints

YouTube - Rossendale Human Fruit Machine

22/01/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

jonhicks : YouTube - Rossendale Human Fruit Machine

jQuery 1.3.1 Released

22/01/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Simon Willison : jQuery 1.3.1 Released - jQuery 1.3.1 Released. Bug fix for 1.3, mainly browser compatibility issues. Of interest: jQuery no longer ship a packed version (where JS is used to further decompress a string), as their tests show that this reduces performance due to the overhead of

I Can Read Movies

22/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : I Can Read Movies - covers for imaginary film-to-book adaptations, inspired by Mossy's movie poster remakes

MTV Multiplayer » Nine ‘Lost’ Questions We Need Answered

22/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

gleuschk : MTV Multiplayer » Nine ‘Lost’ Questions We Need Answered - wow, it's been long enough I'd pretty much forgotten all this

Why I Drive a 13-Year-Old Car

22/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Why I Drive a 13-Year-Old Car - Why I Drive a 13-Year-Old Car: some good advice there, really. our newest car is 6 years old. our oldest is 10. they run good.

r64 - google-code-prettify - Google Code

22/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

jcgregorio : r64 - google-code-prettify - Google Code - "sourceDecorator is now implemented using createSimpleLexer" Shouldn't that be a SimpleLexerFactory? You're never going to appeal to Java people at this rate.

Inauguration Day as seen from overhead

22/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Inauguration Day as seen from overhead - Inauguration Day as seen from overhead: nice!

bbcp

22/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : bbcp - bbcp: fie copy faster in somc cases across the network

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