Are we headed into an era of "dumb tech?"

21/03/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Linkorama : Are we headed into an era of "dumb tech?" - he message, formerly vacation snapshots or the latest Bing Crosby, was defined by the medium onto which it was impressed. Now, the message is a free-floating, amorphous thing, and the less that gets between the consumer and the message the better — henc

Google's "designer drain"- Adam Howell

21/03/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Linkorama : Google's "designer drain"- Adam Howell - Test driven design certainly has a huge place on the web — but it has to coexist with opinionated design. Otherwise you’re just giving the user what they think they need — and never creating something new and inspired that they couldn’t have other

Protovis

21/03/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

joshua : Protovis - visual display using canvas

Simon Willison : Protovis - Protovis. JavaScript graphing library based on canvas, with an elegant chaining style API.

Jeremy Zawodny : Protovis: a graphical approach to visualization - Protovis: a graphical approach to visualization: a great little svg js lib for making fancy stuff

The Evolution of Lua

21/03/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : The Evolution of Lua - Great paper about how the Lua language evolved

Jump on Mushrooms, Super Mario played in reverse

21/03/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Jump on Mushrooms, Super Mario played in reverse - mind-bending experimental PC game, reminiscent of Braid  [via]

Can Enterprise Social Networking Pay Off?

21/03/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Linkorama : Can Enterprise Social Networking Pay Off? - Can’t put an ROI on social networking? TransUnion CTO John Parkinson has his: an estimated $2.5 million in savings in less than five months while spending about $50,000 on a social networking platform.

BSG interview

21/03/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : BSG interview - Great spoilerific interview with series creator, actors, etc

Op-Ed Contributor - For Sale - The $100 House - NYTimes.com

21/03/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Op-Ed Contributor - For Sale - The $100 House - NYTimes.com - This is fascinating, showing a way the make-up of parts of cities could change drastically due to the recession. Although I wonder whether the journalist is extrapolating from an isolated one-off incident. (via Kottke)

Nylon Backpack for All MacBooks : Incase Product

21/03/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Nylon Backpack for All MacBooks : Incase Product - I saw a couple of Incase backpacks at the conferences and they look very nice.

MailSteward

21/03/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : MailSteward - A pay-for Mac app that archives email into SQLite or MySQL databases. Looks pretty awesome for searchable backups. Need the pro version for large volumes of email (>100,000 messages).

Property search engine for homes for sale & property to rent in the UK - Globrix

21/03/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Property search engine for homes for sale & property to rent in the UK - Globrix - Not a bad interface for property searches. Bookmarking because I like window shopping (or being nosey) and I'll forget the meaningless URL.

Scenes from 30,000 meters above - The Big Picture - Boston.com

21/03/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

joshua : Scenes from 30,000 meters above - The Big Picture - Boston.com - bunch of kids do some extreme aerial photography

Return Boolean True: Eye Fi Standalone Server

21/03/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

joshua : Return Boolean True: Eye Fi Standalone Server

Journalism.org- The State of the News Media 2009

21/03/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

joshua : Journalism.org- The State of the News Media 2009

NewsAlarm, smoke alarm wired up to the New York Times NewsWire API

21/03/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : NewsAlarm, smoke alarm wired up to the New York Times NewsWire API - could be good for finance, severe weather, or even vanity alarms  [via]

Pew releases State of the News Media 2009

21/03/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Pew releases State of the News Media 2009 - comprehensive and bleak report, studying all sectors of journalism; key findings here

thermd Thermometer/Power/Environmental Daemon - Temperature and more at Klone's House

21/03/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

joshua : thermd Thermometer/Power/Environmental Daemon - Temperature and more at Klone's House - house monitoring

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