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Steam Hardware Survey

4/03/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

joshua : Steam Hardware Survey

nelson : Steam hardware survey - Snapshot of what Windows gamers have for computers

Rendering rocks

4/03/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Rendering rocks - Major improvement coming to Eve Online: better asteroids

Google search API rant

4/03/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Google search API rant - Paul calls out Google for its smarmy language about shutting off the search api

Recording a trip around the sushi conveyor belt

2/03/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Recording a trip around the sushi conveyor belt - videos by others here, here, and here  [via]

nelson : Sushicam - Conveyor belt sushi carries a video camera around

Volunteers Put The Economist Into Chinese

2/03/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Volunteers Put The Economist Into Chinese - Volunteers Put The Economist Into Chinese: congrats to andy on his blog post turning into an NYT article!

Andy Baio : Volunteers Put the Economist Into Chinese - the NYT asked me to rewrite my entry for today's paper; my first byline in a national newspaper!

nelson : Waxy makes good! - From blog post to NYT article

Obama chillin

2/03/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Obama chillin - Great set of photos

The Linear RPG

2/03/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : The Linear RPG - Beautiful little deconstruction of RPG gameplay

Exactitudes

1/03/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Exactitudes - Small multiple portrait photography

Siegfried and Roy have balls

1/03/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Siegfried and Roy have balls - On stage with the Roy-munching tiger Montecore

Amazon caves on text2speech

28/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Amazon caves on text2speech - I wonder if the Author's Guild also intends to prevent people from standing in a public square and reading a book aloud?

How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data

27/02/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data: interesting approach that uses MySQL as more of a glorified column store, since writing "normal" relational queries becomes difficult. But it does scale and that's what matters.

Simon Willison : How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data. The pain of altering/ adding indexes to tables with 250 million rows was killing their ability to try out new features, so they’ve moved to storing pickled Python objects and manually creating the i

nelson : FriendFeed datastore - Using MySQL just to store python dicts

joshua : How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - Bret Taylor's blog - this is very much like the datastore i wanted to build for delicious. instead they built the usual crap.

jcgregorio : How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - Bret Taylor's blog

Translating "The Economist" Behind China's Great Firewall

27/02/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Translating "The Economist" Behind China's Great Firewall - Translating "The Economist" Behind China's Great Firewall: uhm, wow

nelson : The Economist in Chinese - Waxy tracks down an unofficial fan translation project

Andy Baio : Translating "The Economist" Behind China's Great Firewall - While researching Oscar screeners last month, I stumbled on a remarkable example of online collaboration in China that's completely undiscovered here. In short, a group of dedicated fans of The Economist newsmagazine are translating each weekly issue c

Bacon Maple donut

26/02/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

nelson : Bacon Maple donut - Delish

Underwater armageddon

26/02/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Underwater armageddon - New BBC HD nature documentary showing an underwater hunt

Zen Bound

26/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Zen Bound - iPhone game, I remember the concept demo from a year or two ago

Author's guild stupidity

25/02/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Author's guild stupidity - They want audio rights for audio they have no part in creating

office faq

25/02/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : office faq - office faq: that is mildly insane

nelson : Geek attic office - Amazingly designed single person office

L'invasion de Paris 1.1

24/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : L'invasion de Paris 1.1 - Space Invader's out of print book is being reissued

Atom in stimulus bill

24/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Atom in stimulus bill - New government spending bill includes an implementation requirement mandating an Atom or RSS field and structured data

Java exceptions

23/02/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Java exceptions - Plain English explanations, a bit crooked

Techcrunch are full of shit

23/02/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Techcrunch are full of shit - A response with more dignity than Arrington's gossipmill deserves

Andy Baio : Last.fm blogs their response to the false Techcrunch rumor - I love these guys; the original article was updated with some weak backpedaling

Rod Begbie : "Techcrunch are full of shit" - Last.fm follow up to the unsubstantiated rumour published as fact by TechCrunch on Friday. [via#

About Ask Metafilter

23/02/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : About Ask Metafilter - Nice article explaining the great advice website

How to act

21/02/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : How to act - Sir Ian McKellan breaks it down

Meeting Shaq via Twitter

20/02/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Meeting Shaq via Twitter - sweet story of a celebrity interaction

Andy Baio : Jesse Bearden's Twitter encounter with Shaq - the story behind this tweet making the rounds

Another Adobe exploit

20/02/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Another Adobe exploit - Buffer overflow, "a fix will be coming". Adobe products are the weakest link in broswer security.

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