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YQL opens up 3rd-party web service table definitions to developers

9/02/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Simon Willison : YQL opens up 3rd-party web service table definitions to developers - YQL opens up 3rd-party web service table definitions to developers. This really is astonishingly clever: you can create an XML file telling Yahoo!’s YQL service how to map an arbitrary API to YQL tables, then make SQL-style queries against it (includi

Small kangaroo scrotum pouches

9/02/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

deusx : Small kangaroo scrotum pouches

1901EasternTelegraph.jpg

9/02/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Simon Willison : 1901EasternTelegraph.jpg - 1901EasternTelegraph.jpg. A map of undersea telegraph cables as of 1901.  [via]

Four reasons why public Facebook status updates won't kill Twitter

9/02/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Four reasons why public Facebook status updates won't kill Twitter - Four reasons why public Facebook status updates won’t kill Twitter. Mike Butcher highlights the importance of “follow? rather than “friend? in social software.

Google App Engine: A roadmap update!

9/02/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Google App Engine: A roadmap update! - Google App Engine: A roadmap update!. Receiving e-mail, background tasks and XMPP. I predict a bunch of sites will start building small parts of their overall functionality on App Engine when some of these features land (much easier than hosting your ow

Elizabeth Gilbert's TED talk on creative genius and the muse

9/02/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Elizabeth Gilbert's TED talk on creative genius and the muse - very inspiring talk, she received a rare standing ovation

Torrentfreak on internal drama on a private BitTorrent tracker

9/02/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Torrentfreak on internal drama on a private BitTorrent tracker - piracy takes effort so it's natural, but still amusing, to see the scene get upset over leaks

Funky bass lines in the Sonic the Hedgehog series

9/02/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Funky bass lines in the Sonic the Hedgehog series - Dan argues the 16-bit era changed the way composers thought about arranging music

twitter.com/account/rate_limit_status.xml

9/02/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : twitter.com/account/rate_limit_status.xml - If you're locked out of Twitter, try checking out this API method with HTTP Basic Auth using your Twitter credentials. It reports on limit, remaining hits to limit, and time until reset. I'm locked out, and it reports my remaining hits at 0 wi

Google Sync beta comes to iPhone and Windows Mobile

9/02/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Sync beta comes to iPhone and Windows Mobile - using Exchange, wirelessly pushes changes from your Google contacts and calendar

Smarterware, Gina Trapani's new blog

9/02/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Smarterware, Gina Trapani's new blog - after leaving Lifehacker, a "slower pace and a more personal approach to online publishing"

"While blogs can do many wonderful things, making huge amounts of money isn't one of them."

9/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Greg Storey : "While blogs can do many wonderful things, making huge amounts of money isn't one of them." - Why would anyone think differently?

YouTube - Molecular Visualizations of DNA

9/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

jcgregorio : YouTube - Molecular Visualizations of DNA - Must get the kids to watch this.

Auto-Tune: Why Pop Music Sounds Perfect - TIME

9/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : Auto-Tune: Why Pop Music Sounds Perfect - TIME - "If you haven't been listening to pop radio in the past few months, you've missed the rise of two seemingly opposing trends. In a medium in which mediocre singing has never been a bar to entry, a lot of pop vocals suddenly sound great. Bett

HowTo: The Instant Outline Tool

9/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : HowTo: The Instant Outline Tool - "The Instant Outline Tool for the OPML Editor allows a group of people to communicate using an outline to reflect each person's status. You have two windows -- one where you edit your outline, and the other where you view the outlines of all you

instant outline beta - FriendFeed

9/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : instant outline beta - FriendFeed - "A room for testing the first Instant Outliner release."

Take Away Show with Tom Jones

9/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Take Away Show with Tom Jones - I'm a little surprised they didn't leave the hotel room

Supercut of every profanity in The Sopranos

9/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Supercut of every profanity in The Sopranos - added to the list  [via]

mojombo's primer at master - GitHub

9/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

jcgregorio : mojombo's primer at master - GitHub - Interesting. Always fascinated to see libs built on top of jQuery without adopting its monad-like interface.

sebastien's k7 at master - GitHub

9/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

jcgregorio : sebastien's k7 at master - GitHub - The main goal of K7 is to offer an infrastructure that *makes it easy to write extensions* to the V8 interpreter.

Coming Soon to the Triggit SiteBar: Twitter Forums! |

9/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Linkorama : Coming Soon to the Triggit SiteBar: Twitter Forums! | - With Twitter Forums, users on your website will be able to create threads and conversations, creating a community based totally around your website. Best of all, the conversations will be broadcast over Twitter, marketing your site to thousands of potenti

John Seely Brown sees economic silver lining

9/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Linkorama : John Seely Brown sees economic silver lining - wisdom is often the biggest obstacle to innovation.

James Duncan Davidson fought off a mugger trying to take his TED badge

9/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : James Duncan Davidson fought off a mugger trying to take his TED badge - "All I know is that he didn't want money. He wanted access."

After you've used Postbox for a while you'll wonder why Apple didn't think of this before.

9/02/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Greg Storey : After you've used Postbox for a while you'll wonder why Apple didn't think of this before. - Also, we created the website and have had access to the application since alpha.

This has to be, absolutely, the worst way to publish content online.

9/02/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Greg Storey : This has to be, absolutely, the worst way to publish content online. - I just tried to read a magazine and could not get past page two. Pity.

YouTube - Band of Brothers (BOB) gets Pwned in Alliance Trounament 4

9/02/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

philgyford : YouTube - Band of Brothers (BOB) gets Pwned in Alliance Trounament 4 - I'd never seen commentary on a game before. I have no idea what's going on, but it's still somehow thrilling. (via Oblinks)

Breaking: Goonfleet stomps Band of Brothers in biggest EVE takedown ever

9/02/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

philgyford : Breaking: Goonfleet stomps Band of Brothers in biggest EVE takedown ever - "Can you smell that? That sort of eau du ozone, rubber, and dust? That smell is the goddamn future, friends. We are, all of us, finally living in the world our grandfathers wrote pulp novels about."

Facing up to Fonts | Slides and notes

9/02/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

philgyford : Facing up to Fonts | Slides and notes - Interesting presentation on which fonts are available to use on the web, and how best to specify combinations of them. (via Blech)

Simon Willison : Facing up to Fonts - Facing up to Fonts. Slides and notes from Richard Rutter’s excellent typography presentation at a recent SkillSwap Brighton. Includes some new thinking about the font stack (comma separated list of fonts provided to the font-family property) you shoul

Midnight Eye feature: Midnight Eye's Best (and Worst) Japanese films of 2008

9/02/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Midnight Eye feature: Midnight Eye's Best (and Worst) Japanese films of 2008 [via]

Cool Tools: McMaster-Carr Online Catalog

9/02/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

joshua : Cool Tools: McMaster-Carr Online Catalog

Cool Tools: Gempler's

9/02/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

joshua : Cool Tools: Gempler's - outdoors stuff

Search is broken, really broken.

9/02/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

Linkorama : Search is broken, really broken. - So there’s an opportunity. Realtime search, using social inference for discovery, ranking and prioritization.

Jeff Jonas: Algorithms At Dead-End: Cannot Squeeze Knowledge Out Of A Pixel

9/02/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

Linkorama : Jeff Jonas: Algorithms At Dead-End: Cannot Squeeze Knowledge Out Of A Pixel - Persistent Context and Perpetual Analytics are the most significant hurdles necessary to deliver the next generation of intelligent systems.

Google Next Victim Of Creative Destruction? (GOOG)

9/02/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

Linkorama : Google Next Victim Of Creative Destruction? (GOOG) - Yet once again the internet is proving that cycles turn — the platform is ripe for innovation and just when you think you know what is going on you get blindsided by the Notificator.

An infographic to explain the recovery plan.

9/02/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Greg Storey : An infographic to explain the recovery plan. - Wouldn't it be more appropriate to use the Homeland Security color code?

"The #1 habit successful people share with me is this: They read books to learn."

9/02/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Greg Storey : "The #1 habit successful people share with me is this: They read books to learn." - I'm reading right now!

Henchman 24 and H.E.L.P.eR are dead for reals.

9/02/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Henchman 24 and H.E.L.P.eR are dead for reals. - And something about David Bowie.

Fail.

9/02/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Fail.

University researchers are using a Half-Life 2 mod to observe how people react to being in a fire.

9/02/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Greg Storey : University researchers are using a Half-Life 2 mod to observe how people react to being in a fire. - This makes so much sense.

The Lonely Island's "I'm On A Boat" in HD

9/02/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Lonely Island's "I'm On A Boat" in HD - get your towels ready, it's about to go down  [via]

Killzone is great, if you like acting out a well planned script.

9/02/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Killzone is great, if you like acting out a well planned script. - I was hankering to get my hands on a PS3 so I could play this game. Not anymore.

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