Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences

13/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences - This sounds fantastic. Starting next month, the CA Academy of Sciences will be hosting weekly drinking & mingling & science events! Booze, DJing, penguins and a planetarium? Sign me up! #

Wiki Myths, Wiki Reality

13/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Linkorama : Wiki Myths, Wiki Reality - Although wikis have gained substantially in popularity since they first appeared some ten years ago, many enterprises still begin their wiki projects with unrealistic expectations.

Product Manager Secrets For Dealing With Email

13/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Linkorama : Product Manager Secrets For Dealing With Email

New Microsoft product turns everything you say into a Wesley Willis song

13/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

cobra libre : New Microsoft product turns everything you say into a Wesley Willis song - Google for "Runnin' with the Songsmith" #

Oracle on Sharding

13/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Oracle on Sharding - Oracle on Sharding: "Are there customers who use hundreds or thousands of shards? Does anyone write about their experiences?"

Pretty Loaded, an archive of Flash preloaders

13/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Pretty Loaded, an archive of Flash preloaders - "strange, this site never finishes loading"  [via]

The water systems of Manhattan.

13/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Greg Storey : The water systems of Manhattan. - Sadly, no data on the colossal sewer 'gators of Manhattan.

Why do people have to improve stuff all the time?

13/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Why do people have to improve stuff all the time? - Great question.

Prince-ly returns from the Because Effect

13/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Linkorama : Prince-ly returns from the Because Effect - When something that was originally scarce starts becoming abundant, something strange happens. You find that you start making money because of that thing rather than with that thing. That’s the Because Effect.

New Gearman Server & Library in C, MySQL UDFs

13/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : New Gearman Server & Library in C, MySQL UDFs - New Gearman Server & Library in C, MySQL UDFs. Gearman, the job queue written for LiveJournal and now used by Digg and Yahoo!, has been rewritten in C. Looks like a good candidate for an easily configured lightweight message queue. Also includes hoo

Sloppy - the slow proxy

13/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Sloppy - the slow proxy - Sloppy—the slow proxy. Java Web Start GUI application which runs a proxy to the site of your choice simulating lower connection speeds—great for testing how well your ajax holds up under poor network conditions.

Gearman protocol

13/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Gearman protocol - Gearman protocol. Notes compiled by Eric Day, principle author of the C server implementation.

OpenID and OAuth Flow: Playing with UX

13/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : OpenID and OAuth Flow: Playing with UX - Good comparisons with Facebook Connect.

Re: select or poll for a fuse FS?

13/01/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Re: select or poll for a fuse FS? - "Is there a way to let my FUSE filesystem indicate when data is available for reading, so that select() and poll() will block as expected?" Short answer: No.

inactivity log for davidz » Blog Archive » Getting GVfs and FUSE right

13/01/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

jcgregorio : inactivity log for davidz » Blog Archive » Getting GVfs and FUSE right - This helpfully explains that GVfs, the Gnome Virtual File System, actually isn't a file system, or at least isn't a posix file system, until these changes land.

Digg - Why Internet Explorer is Better: Can Firefox do THIS? (PIC)

13/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

deusx : Digg - Why Internet Explorer is Better: Can Firefox do THIS? (PIC) - Give me a bit - I can probably code something like this up with Canvas

Ajaxian » jsCron: Schedule code to run via simple JavaScript

13/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

deusx : Ajaxian » jsCron: Schedule code to run via simple JavaScript - "Andrés Nieto has created a fun little JavaScript utility jsCron that lets you schedule JavaScript functions to run at certain times."

Caveat Lector » Blog Archive » The DRM Ponzi event horizon

13/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

deusx : Caveat Lector » Blog Archive » The DRM Ponzi event horizon - "Personally, despite my neverending love affair with the written word, I’m getting tired of owning print books. There, I’ve said it. They take up a whole lot of space, they clutter, and they’re obnoxious to pack (yes, I’ve moved twice in the

MacRumors iPhone Blog: Chipotle Mobile Ordering Comes to iPhone

13/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

deusx : MacRumors iPhone Blog: Chipotle Mobile Ordering Comes to iPhone - "Burrito restaurant chain Chipotle has launched a new free iPhone application, Chipotle Mobile Ordering [App Store], which builds upon their online ordering system launched in December 2005 and revamped this past October. The application allows iPhon

Unreality - Ten of the Most Devastating Weapons from NES Games |

13/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

deusx : Unreality - Ten of the Most Devastating Weapons from NES Games | - "Obtaining a new, more powerful weapon during the course on an old-school NES game was always a rush. Tough enemies were suddenly wusses, and an upgraded or new weapon leveled the playing field tremendously. It was tough not to take pleasure in the

Twitter Grader, Brooklyn

13/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Kellan : Twitter Grader, Brooklyn - Via swissmiss, I’m amused to find myself among the “Brooklyn Twitter elite”, not the least because its clearly down to having had dinner once with the Grader.com VP of Engineering. And you thought it was a level playing field [via#

BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Rent-a-friend in Japan

13/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Rent-a-friend in Japan - ""When I look into his eyes, I think he's my dog," Kaori told me. "But when I take him back to the shop, he runs away from me and starts wagging his tail when he sees the next customer. That's when I know he's only a ren

Doogie Musical: Dr. Horrible Gets Back To His Roots

13/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : Doogie Musical: Dr. Horrible Gets Back To His Roots - "This week, Neil Patrick Harris saluted his Doogie Howser M.D. roots on SNL, and it was an outpouring of beautiful emotions and music. I laughed, I cried, my old Vinnie crush kicked back in. Besides the astounding fact that NPH made Saturday Night L

Visualising Radio, pushing, not pulling

13/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Visualising Radio, pushing, not pulling - Visualising Radio, pushing, not pulling. The BBC’s new radio player uses Comet over a Flash XMLsocket connection transport, with an ActiveMQ message queue behind the scenes. I’d like to know what server they’re using to broadcast out to the XMLsoc

Delicious Founder Schachter Joins Google? (GOOG)

13/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

deusx : Delicious Founder Schachter Joins Google? (GOOG) - "Delicious founder Joshua Schachter left Yahoo (YHOO) last June, about 2.5 years after Yahoo bought his social bookmarking service. So what's he doing next? Schachter is joining Google (GOOG), according to a Twitter message sent by First Round

Blue Sky On Mars » Making web development suck less

13/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : Blue Sky On Mars » Making web development suck less - "I’m delighted to say that starting today I am working with Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer at Mozilla Labs on web development tools. I’ve been a reader of Ben and Dion’s Ajaxian site for years and I know how much thought they’ve put in to maki

"By installing Java, you will be able to experience the power of Java"

13/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Simon Willison : "By installing Java, you will be able to experience the power of Java" - “By installing Java, you will be able to experience the power of Java?. Wow, that’s some bad copy.

A Snapshot of The Yahoo! Photos Beta (from 2006)

13/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Simon Willison : A Snapshot of The Yahoo! Photos Beta (from 2006) - A Snapshot of The Yahoo! Photos Beta (from 2006). Scott Schiller shares an internal retrospective on the Yahoo! Photos interface from 2006, which was years ahead of its time (they started building it before the term Ajax had even been coined). The mater

Pretty Loaded

13/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Pretty Loaded - Dedicated to the art of the Flash-based preloader, and of the design of small, easily overlooked details. Lovely. ∞

“How fine is your design??

13/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : “How fine is your design?? - The first issue of John Allsopp and Maxine Sherrin’s new hybrid magazine, Scroll, is now fully online—and yes, that includes my own little minor contribution. It was a fun, rambling little piece to write, and I hope you enjoy it. ∞

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