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Giant Bomb releases game database API

14/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Giant Bomb releases game database API - they're doing some interesting community stuff, mixing wikis with traditional game journalism  [via]

Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that's fit to print

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that's fit to print - I haven't even seen one of these (yet) but it's already one of my favourite objects. I've wanted to do something like this for ages but Russell and Ben actually did it, and did it much better than I'd ever have done it.

Andy Baio : Ben Terrett on "Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet" - they printed 1,000 copies of a newspaper filled with tweets, blog posts, and miscellaneous writing from last year

Weezer's Pork and Beans, alternate video

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Weezer's Pork and Beans, alternate video - much more chaotic with nearly twice the memes, including Badger Badger and Leeroy Jenkins cameos

Dan Bruno on the rhythm battle system in Mother 3

14/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Dan Bruno on the rhythm battle system in Mother 3 - one of the harder songs has a 29/16 time signature

Interview with an Adware Author

14/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Interview with an Adware Author - Interview with an Adware Author: heh

Andy Baio : Interview with a former adware programmer - the lengths they went to avoid detection was pretty incredible

nelson : Adware Anatomy - fascinating article about how evil malware works

The Hype Machine's Zeigeist 2008

14/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Hype Machine's Zeigeist 2008 - now that the whole thing's up, well worth checking out; all 50 top albums are streamable

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]

New York Mag on the new programmer-journalist movement at the New York Times

12/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : New York Mag on the new programmer-journalist movement at the New York Times - the NYT seems like the only paper that's innovating like a high-tech startup

The Evolution of Dance 2

12/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Evolution of Dance 2 - like the New Numa and Hamsterdance 2, you can't recapture the magic

Commercials appear on YouTube's most viewed list

12/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Commercials appear on YouTube's most viewed list - since the strangeness last year, they've started moving to a broader Most Popular algorithm

Japanese live-action recreation of Super Mario Bros.

12/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Japanese live-action recreation of Super Mario Bros. - from the same show that brought us Matrix Ping Pong  [via]

Google responds to the "boiling water" energy usage report

12/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google responds to the "boiling water" energy usage report - it turns out 1,000 Google searches uses as much CO2 as an average car driving 0.6 miles

Simon Willison : Powering a Google search - Powering a Google search. I thought the recent estimate of each Google search producing 7g of CO2 was a little high—Google have responded with a claim that the amount is 0.2g instead.

Retro/grade Game Website

12/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : Retro/grade Game Website - "Retro/Grade is an innovative game that fuses the white knuckle thrills and over the top visuals of a shooter with the broad appeal of a rhythm game. Players are forced to dodge enemy projectiles while positioning the ship to be in the correct place

Andy Baio : Retro/Grade, rhythm-based shmup played in reverse - you can optionally use your Guitar Hero controller to play

Color Blind Gamer

10/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Color Blind Gamer - like 8% of all white males, I'm red-green colorblind and encounter these accessibility issues often

Bastard Tetris in Flash

10/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Bastard Tetris in Flash - good luck getting even a single row

The Remnants, post-apocalyptic web comedy featuring Ze Frank

10/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Remnants, post-apocalyptic web comedy featuring Ze Frank - unfortunately, they only made the pilot

Milo Vermeulen : johnaugust.com - The Remnants, in full [via]

Desert Bus reborn as a 4k Java app

10/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Desert Bus reborn as a 4k Java app - though it doesn't tow you back to the start if you veer off the road, like the original

Google discusses their new favicon

10/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google discusses their new favicon - I like the student-submitted one much better

Lawrence Lessig on the Colbert Report

10/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Lawrence Lessig on the Colbert Report - it was already remixed into a song  [via]

Rockman 2 Neta, hack to fight every Mega Man 2 boss at once

9/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Rockman 2 Neta, hack to fight every Mega Man 2 boss at once - amazingly, it's beatable; inspired by The Last Days of Dr. Wily?

11-year-old Steve Martin appeared in Disneyland Dream, 1956 home movie

9/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 11-year-old Steve Martin appeared in Disneyland Dream, 1956 home movie - the vintage video was the first home movie named to the National Film Registry

Runnin' with the Songsmith

9/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Runnin' with the Songsmith - Microsoft, meet Diamond Dave

Microsoft Songsmith

9/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Microsoft Songsmith - a great idea marred by a huge lapse of judgment by the dev team, who act in the promo video  [via]

Gravity Bone, surreal spy novella as a free indie FPS game

9/01/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Gravity Bone, surreal spy novella as a free indie FPS game - if you have a PC, you need to try this; it's only a ten-minute time commitment, but so worth it  [via]

Burger King asks users to delete 10 Facebook friends for a free Whopper

8/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Burger King asks users to delete 10 Facebook friends for a free Whopper - over 10,600 people have been unfriended so far  [via]

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