The Final Stimulus Bill :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs

14/02/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

gleuschk : The Final Stimulus Bill :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs - scientific research comes out a big winner, private universities are losers

Girl Would Be Terrified If She Knew Teacher Had Crush On Her Too | The Onion - America's Finest N...

14/02/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Girl Would Be Terrified If She Knew Teacher Had Crush On Her Too | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - ""I know it's silly, but I think Mr. Patterson is kind of sexy," continued Hodgson, blushing with embarrassment and not nearly as frightened as she might be upon discovering that her teacher has a well-worn copy of her yearbook photo n

Twitter Raises $35 Million Series C From Benchmark and IVP

14/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Linkorama : Twitter Raises $35 Million Series C From Benchmark and IVP - probably $50M with pro-ratas

Did Twitter just ruin Virginia Republican plans?

14/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Linkorama : Did Twitter just ruin Virginia Republican plans?

The Django and Ubuntu Intrepid Almanac

14/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The Django and Ubuntu Intrepid Almanac - The Django and Ubuntu Intrepid Almanac. Will Larson’s impressively comprehensive guide to configuring and securing an Ubuntu VPS from scratch to run Django, using PostgreSQL and Apache/mod_wsgi behind nginx.

Xapian performance comparision with Whoosh « Searching with Xapian

14/02/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Xapian performance comparision with Whoosh « Searching with Xapian - Xapian performance comparision with Whoosh « Searching with Xapian: not surprising, but good to see some real numbers

Simon Willison : Xapian performance comparision with Whoosh - Xapian performance comparision with Whoosh. Whoosh appears to be around four times slower than Xapian for indexing and empty cache searches, but Xapian with a full cache blows Whoosh out of the water (5408 searches/second compared to 26.3). Considering

Tokyo Cabinet and Tokyo Tyrant Presentation

14/02/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Tokyo Cabinet and Tokyo Tyrant Presentation - Tokyo Cabinet and Tokyo Tyrant Presentation. By Tokyo Cabinet author Mikio Hirabayashi. The third leg of the Tokyo tripod is Tokyo Dystopia, a full-text search engine which is presumably a modern replacement for Mikio’s older hyperestraier engine.

Tokyo Tyrant Tutorial

14/02/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Tokyo Tyrant Tutorial - Tokyo Tyrant Tutorial. Buried at the bottom of the Tokyo Tyrant protocol documentation, this is the best resource I’ve seen yet for getting up and running with the database server (including setting up replication).

Specify your canonical

14/02/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Specify your canonical - Specify your canonical. You can now use a link rel=“canonical? to tell Google that a page has a canonical URL elsewhere. I’ve run in to this problem a bunch of times—in some sites it really does make sense to have the same content shown in two d

pytyrant

14/02/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : pytyrant - pytyrant. A pure-python client library for the Tokyo Tyrant binary protocol (used to access Tokyo Cabinet databases over a network). The library appears to be developed by Bob Ippolito and the team at Mochi Media.

Tokyo Cabinet: Beyond Key-Value Store

14/02/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Tokyo Cabinet: Beyond Key-Value Store - Tokyo Cabinet: Beyond Key-Value Store. Useful overview of Yet Another Scalable Key Value Store. Interesting points: multiple backends (hash table, B-Tree, in memory, on disk), a “table? engine which enables more advanced queries, a network server th

nelson : Tokyo Cabinet - Overview of a simple database-like storage engine, a competitor to BDB

BroDavii comments on The Simpsons

14/02/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : BroDavii comments on The Simpsons - Great Reddit thread identifying exactly why it sucks so badly these days. #

Palm Pre

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas 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

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 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

Friction (by John Allsopp)

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas 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

Articles from Scroll #1 online

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas 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-

Redesigning Unit Interactive

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

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

Apple Allows 3rd Party Web Browsers into App Store

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas 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

Jeffrey Zeldman’s Web Standards Advisor

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas 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-

The White House blog

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 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

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 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

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas 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

Twestival: Tweet. Meet. Give.

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Twestival: Tweet. Meet. Give. - This one-day series of events is happening in more than 185 200 cities around the world. On 12 February 2009 175+ cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awar [via]

Getting Things Done with Twitter

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Getting Things Done with Twitter - Don’t be put off by the title if you’re not a GTD-type person. This list is a cornucopia of services built on top of Twitter, many that I’ve never heard of until now. After three years on the web, Twitter has become more than just anothe

10 things a web designer would never tell you

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : 10 things a web designer would never tell you - Paul Boag lays it down. A must read. You need to take control of the design process. Its your site and you should get the design you want. The role of the designer is to implement your idea. Do not allow him to drag you down into endless discussions about

Twitter feed of Genevieve Spencer

14/02/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Twitter feed of Genevieve Spencer - If Twitter existed in 1937, and farmgirls had web access, this is how we would see one teen girl’s account of daily life during the Depression. Fascinating in a strange, time-travel kind of way. Here’s the back story and a few answers to FAQs [via]

DNA Lounge: he State of California considers @dnalounge "a disorderly house injurious to the publ...

14/02/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : DNA Lounge: he State of California considers @dnalounge "a disorderly house injurious to the public welfare and morals" - "Here's what I've been dealing with for the last few months. The short version: The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is trying to put DNA Lounge permanently out of business. They are accusing us of "running a disor

Students Then and Now

14/02/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

gleuschk : Students Then and Now - Compared with the students in the 1970s, today’s students are uneducated and unfit for a college education.

Introducing Bespin

14/02/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Introducing Bespin - Introducing Bespin: very interesting

Yo-Yo Ma Shreds

14/02/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Yo-Yo Ma Shreds - in the style of StSanders  [via]

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