on url shorteners

3/04/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : on url shorteners - on url shorteners: they are fail

nelson : URL shorteners bad - Thoughtful essay on how tinyurl, etc are bad for the Web

deusx : joshua's blog: on url shorteners - "So there are clear benefits for both the service (low cost of entry, potentially easy profit) and the linker (the quick rush of popularity). But URL shorteners are bad for the rest of us.I feel that shorteners are bad for the ecosystem as a whole. B

Andy Baio : Joshua Schachter on the dangers of URL shorteners - interesting that Archive Team is already working on crawling the TinyURL db

cobra libre : joshua schachter on url shorteners - Besides, there are plenty of services that are intended to be used for publicly pointing to links -- unlike Twitter. #

Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | PyCon 2009

3/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | PyCon 2009

Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | Netbooks

3/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Joe Gregorio | BitWorking | Netbooks

Apache Camel: Index

3/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Apache Camel: Index - "Apache Camel is a powerful open source integration framework based on known Enterprise Integration Patterns with powerful Bean Integration."

Speakers: Velocity 2009

3/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Speakers: Velocity 2009 - Speakers: Velocity 2009: looks like a good lineup!

Introducing Digg's IDDB Infrastructure

3/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Introducing Digg's IDDB Infrastructure - Introducing Digg’s IDDB Infrastructure. IDDB is Digg’s new infrastructure component for sharding data across multiple databases, with support for both MySQL and memcachedb. “The DiggBar and URL minifying service is powered by a 16 machine IDDB clu

deusx : Digg the Blog » Blog Archive » Introducing Digg’s IDDB Infrastructure - "The DiggBar and URL minifying service is powered by a 16 machine IDDB cluster, which includes 8 write masters in the index and 8 MySQL storage nodes. It’s, to date, the largest IDDB cluster Digg has pushed into production, but we have plans for mu

How xkcd's Randall broke his laptop trying to turn off Google's SafeSearch

3/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : How xkcd's Randall broke his laptop trying to turn off Google's SafeSearch - fortunately, there were no sharks nearby

Who will save the tables?

3/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Anil : Who will save the tables? - About a decade ago, the web development industry made a decisive shift towards support for web standards. Though the effort encompassed many related efforts around HTML, CSS, the DOM and related technologies, perhaps the signature work of the movement was

Six Pack Abs

3/04/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Six Pack Abs - Six Pack Abs: You're Doing it Wrong!

deusx : Six Pack Abs

The Music Explaura, powerful music discovery engine

3/04/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Music Explaura, powerful music discovery engine - explains each recommendation and lets you steer suggestions by shifting tag weights or popularity  [via]

IF YOU'RE NOT INDIE, F**K YOU

3/04/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : IF YOU'RE NOT INDIE, F**K YOU - inspired by Samberg, the unpunched guy is Dan Paladin

UK village mob blocks Google Street View car

3/04/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : UK village mob blocks Google Street View car - "how dare anyone take a photograph of my home without my consent?"

der Klicky-Bibel

3/04/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : der Klicky-Bibel - Bible illustrated via photos of Playmobil figures

Things iPhoto Thinks Are Faces

3/04/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Things iPhoto Thinks Are Faces - finding faces in cookie dough, trees, watches, buttons, church, and pants

How I explained REST to my wife

3/04/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : How I explained REST to my wife - How I explained REST to my wife. (thx Pete/Rob)

cobra libre : Ryan Tomayko explains REST to a layperson #

A proposal for img attribute "fullsize"

3/04/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : A proposal for img attribute "fullsize" - Drew Wilson: "Fullsize is an attempt to get a new <IMG> attribute called fullsize into the next version of HTML. Hopefully this site will get the attention of the W3C, and they will add fullsize to HTML and make it a standard." Example: <img src=

Forty: "Fixed-fee billing is the Devil"

3/04/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Forty: "Fixed-fee billing is the Devil" - Marketing agency Forty makes a compelling argument against fixed-fee billing. "If the project always, always changes in the middle, why would an agency bill based on the assumption that they can predict it from the very beginning? When these inevitable ch

Automating PowerPoint with Python

3/04/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Automating PowerPoint with Python - Automating PowerPoint with Python. Useful tutorial on using ActivePython’s win32com module to automate PowerPoint. The example code pulls in the top 50 banks by assets from the Guardian Data Store and generates a treemap using PowerPoint’s shape dra

UK Guardian Data + ManyEyes = ISAF Troops Contribution Story

3/04/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Simon Willison : UK Guardian Data + ManyEyes = ISAF Troops Contribution Story - UK Guardian Data + ManyEyes = ISAF Troops Contribution Story. Including a heat map showing countries that are contributing the most troops to Afghanistan.

Commentary: Is Obama skidding or crashing? - CNN.com

3/04/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

deusx : Commentary: Is Obama skidding or crashing? - CNN.com - "I way hope we're turning into a skid and not accelerating into a concrete wall. Note: Reading this article does not give you the information you need to really eat fire, fire walk or even turn into a skid. Do not try any of it. You really need

Singapore Zoo's baby Malayan tapir brings its tapir total to eight

3/04/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Singapore Zoo's baby Malayan tapir brings its tapir total to eight - BABY TAPIR! (This has been a test of the Emergency Tapir Network. #

Questionable Content: High Noon

3/04/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Questionable Content: High Noon - TAPIR! #

Easy AI with Python

3/04/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

joshua : Easy AI with Python

Tiny computers + wireless mesh network + Python → Awesome

3/04/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

joshua : Tiny computers + wireless mesh network + Python → Awesome

Novetel’s MiFi Isn’t Just a Skinny Looker. It’s Smart Too.

3/04/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : Novetel’s MiFi Isn’t Just a Skinny Looker. It’s Smart Too. - "The device includes both a 3G and a WiFi radio: you simply turn it on, it connects to a 3G network and then broadcasts that signal over WiFi for up to five devices. Aside from the initial configuration, the most difficult interaction you’ll have w

Off-the-cuff suggestion prompts discussion on what to do with abandoned neighborhoods in Flint - ...

3/04/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

deusx : Off-the-cuff suggestion prompts discussion on what to do with abandoned neighborhoods in Flint - Flint News - The Latest News, Blogs, Photos & Videos – MLive.com - "Temporary Mayor Michael Brown made the off-the-cuff suggestion Friday in response to a question at a Rotary Club of Flint luncheon about the thousands of empty houses in Flint. Brown said that as more people abandon homes, eating away at the city&#

Classic for webOS - MotionApps

3/04/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

deusx : Classic for webOS - MotionApps - "Classic will run PalmOS apps you've grown to love over the years. We are moving to the next best thing and taking our favorites with us. You have your favorites so go ahead - pack them in Classic and come back to the future. Highlights:

EarthBox - Homegrown Vegetables Without A Garden

3/04/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

deusx : EarthBox - Homegrown Vegetables Without A Garden - "The patented EarthBox was developed by commercial farmers and proven in the lab and on the farm. Our maintenance-free, award-winning, high-tech growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork and more than doubles the yield of a conven

Jenny Mccarthy Body Count

3/04/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Jenny Mccarthy Body Count - Counting the illnesses and deaths that could have been prevented by the MMR vaccines that Jenny McCarthy (and others) advise parents not to give their children. [via#

Bluish Coder: The Linux Link Tech Show on HTML 5 Audio and Video

3/04/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

wearehugh : Bluish Coder: The Linux Link Tech Show on HTML 5 Audio and Video

BBC Sport's marketing campaign for the '08 summer games.

3/04/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Greg Storey : BBC Sport's marketing campaign for the '08 summer games. - "...based upon the traditional Chinese folklore 'Journey to the West'."

20x200 : Apple 1

3/04/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

joshua : 20x200 : Apple 1

CSS PNG Image Fix for IE · Komodo Media

3/04/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

jonhicks : CSS PNG Image Fix for IE · Komodo Media

Conficker Eye Chart

3/04/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Conficker Eye Chart - clever way to instantly diagnose PCs for the virus, unless they're on a proxy

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