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The Right's Contempt For Gay Lives

14/04/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : The Right's Contempt For Gay Lives - "One day, they will understand the callousness and bitterness and willful ignorance they currently represent. As civilized society leaves them increasingly behind."

Spreading like wildfire: Twitter, Amazon and the social media mob

14/04/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Spreading like wildfire: Twitter, Amazon and the social media mob - I saw this unfold on Sunday, fairly sure it was a storm over an Amazon user error. Man, the Twitter crowd sure like their torches and pitchforks. [via#

"The Gaming Revolution" - Pop Culture, Silhouttes, Nerdy T-shirt by Sean Mort

14/04/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

deusx : "The Gaming Revolution" - Pop Culture, Silhouttes, Nerdy T-shirt by Sean Mort - "I don't want to overcomplicate the idea behind the tee too much so i'll just say this; all consoles (i think) are represented from the NES to PS3, the NES being the home console which brought the gaming industry back to life. Cheers to eve

Rocketboom spins Know Your Meme off into new site, community

14/04/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Rocketboom spins Know Your Meme off into new site, community - their meme database is like a safe for work alternative to Encyclopedia Dramatica  [via]

RelExtensions - WHATWG Wiki

14/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

jcgregorio : RelExtensions - WHATWG Wiki - No "alternate"? hmmm

Peanuts nuclear war

14/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

nelson : Peanuts nuclear war - Remarkably chilling Peanuts comic

We Didn't Start the Flamewar

14/04/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : We Didn't Start the Flamewar - very potent Diggbait  [via]

Twitter in Moldova data

14/04/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Twitter in Moldova data - Ethan digs into data about Twitter usage in the recent Moldovan political upheaval

AmazonFail detail

14/04/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : AmazonFail detail - Believable explanation of what wrong, with some detail

Andy Baio : Amazon employee blames French office for AmazonFail glitch - they say it's strictly internal, debunking Weev's claims

Standard meter

14/04/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Standard meter - During the French Revolution they put up examples of the new measure of length, the meter

how to make ie6 behave - work blog - onderhond.com

14/04/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

deusx : how to make ie6 behave - work blog - onderhond.com - "No doubt there is more. I'm not an expert on ie6 debugging, but for the greater part these are issues that pop up with every project, and getting these fixes in as quickly as possible makes for much easier ie6 debugging afterwards. Whether you

Sam Ruby: Canonical Reverse Or Wisdom Defying Shorturl?

14/04/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

deusx : Sam Ruby: Canonical Reverse Or Wisdom Defying Shorturl? - "# There is too few data points to conclude that there is any acceleration going on. The data we have is consistent with acceleration. It also is consistent with there being a few minor relationships being defined a year, and a “major? one bein

Erik Kastner's Super Ear Man Bros. playthrough

14/04/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Erik Kastner's Super Ear Man Bros. playthrough - he makes a suicidal game look easy

Rain, Rice, Gods and Gems

14/04/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Anil : Rain, Rice, Gods and Gems - For the first two weeks in February, I joined my family in a trip to India. Though I was born here in the U.S., we used to go back to visit family in India pretty regularly when I was a kid. But then I got older, was always busy, and before I knew it, i

Internet Archive: Details: Amiga 3000

14/04/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : Internet Archive: Details: Amiga 3000 - "For fans of the Commodore Amiga, the introduction of the new Amiga 3000 was big news, even though the price tag was nearly $4,000. This program looked at the new Amiga computer and new third party appplications. Demonstrations include the Amiga 3000

"Best test of design is to see how it works in practice"

14/04/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : "Best test of design is to see how it works in practice" - Wisdom from Bryan Lawson, How Designers Think: "There are no established methods for deciding just how good or bad solutions are, and still the best test of most design is to wait and see how well it works in practice. Design solutions can never be perfec

How to Spot Quality within Web Design

14/04/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : How to Spot Quality within Web Design - How to Spot Quality within Web Design: Examples & Tips. Plenty of examples, that is.

Greg Storey : All the cool kids know that sixty percent padding is where it's at. - And, Function, shame on you for now linking to the Postbox website.

Site copycatting, and what you can do about it

14/04/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Site copycatting, and what you can do about it - Rob Morris: Site copycatting, and what you can do about it. Spend a little time on Rob's site and it'll be clear why copycatting is a problem for him.

New from FontShop: ARS District

14/04/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : New from FontShop: ARS District - New from FontShop: ARS District. Love the character of this typeface.

Email client popularity stats

14/04/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Email client popularity stats - Recent statistics for email client popularity from Campaign Monitor's customers. Outlook, Yahoo, and Hotmail, while iPod Touch, iPhone 2.0, and Apple Mail are trending upwards faster than others. (Read the fine print about Gmail -- I'd be willing to bet t

Little. Yellow. Good.

14/04/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Little. Yellow. Good. - Boulton's excellent book is now available in physical form. Mark, where's the Kindle version?

Driving While Standing Still.

14/04/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Greg Storey : Driving While Standing Still.

London's abandoned Underground Stations on Google Street View

14/04/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Simon Willison : London's abandoned Underground Stations on Google Street View - London’s abandoned Underground Stations on Google Street View. “The network is littered with buildings that belonged to stations that closed their doors to the public because routes were changed and diverted, or because there was just too little tra

Mrs Eaves XL

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Mrs Eaves XL - The story of a new typeface based on the classic original.

Typeface Anatomy and Glossary

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Typeface Anatomy and Glossary - Know your loops from your bowls and your counters.

TypeBrewer – map typography tool

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : TypeBrewer – map typography tool - A Map Design Help Tool for Selecting Typography.

Adobe, Web fonts and EOT

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Adobe, Web fonts and EOT - Adobe’s position on EOT – they fully support it.

Web Form Elements

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Web Form Elements - Research into how Web browsers apply CSS properties/values onto form elements..

An interview with Eric Gill

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : An interview with Eric Gill - My fave April Fool this year, and a classy one at that..

How to make the perfect pitch

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : How to make the perfect pitch - My .net article online.

Exploring Cufón, a sIFR alternative

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Exploring Cufón, a sIFR alternative - Detailed examination by Cameron Moll.

Styling scrollbars in Webkit

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Styling scrollbars in Webkit - Complete customization, not just colours.

Fonts included with iWork 09

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Fonts included with iWork 09 - Unofficial, but I suspect accurate.

Mac OS X 10.5: Fonts list

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : Mac OS X 10.5: Fonts list - In case I haven’t already bookmarked it somewhere..

12 Excellent Examples of “Lazy Registration?

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : 12 Excellent Examples of “Lazy Registration? - Getting people to register without filling out a registration form.

The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent - Long, but really worth a read. (via Tom Taylor)

Simon Jenkins: Here's proof. The innocent do have something to fear | Comment is free | The Guardian

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : Simon Jenkins: Here's proof. The innocent do have something to fear | Comment is free | The Guardian - "One of the few home secretaries who dominated his department rather than be cowed by it was Lord Whitelaw in the 1980s. He boasted how after any security lapse, the police would come to beg for new and draconian powers. He laughed and sent them pack

Chipotle to Open London Restaurant Late in 2009, Names Co-CEO

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : Chipotle to Open London Restaurant Late in 2009, Names Co-CEO - Mexican food watch: Chipotle coming to Europe.

Monbiot.com " You Stand for Nothing But Election

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : Monbiot.com " You Stand for Nothing But Election - Using TheyWorkForYou data to demonstrate Hazel Blears' spineless voting record. "You create an impenetrable political monoculture, then moan that people don’t engage in politics." (via Stef on Twitter)

Dubai bashing and 'what-aboutery' - Joi Ito's Web

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : Dubai bashing and 'what-aboutery' - Joi Ito's Web - Criticising that Independent article for offering no solutions to human rights violations. But such articles are worthwhile simply for bringing such violations to a wider audience. (via Preoccupations)

Counting the ways that rev="canonical" hurts the Web

14/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Counting the ways that rev="canonical" hurts the Web - Counting the ways that rev=“canonical? hurts the Web. Mark Nottingham complains about misapplied trust (a page can falsely claim to be the canonical URL for another page), the easy confusion between rev and rel and the lack of discussion with releva

deusx : mnot’s Web log: Counting the ways that rev="canonical" hurts the Web - "That’s because while I was watching the kids rolling down the grass slope on top of Parliament House, rev="canonical" started to gain some serious momentum, billing itself as a way to shorten URLs that “doesn’t hurt the Internet.?

Reducing XSS by way of Automatic Context-Aware Escaping in Template Systems

14/04/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Reducing XSS by way of Automatic Context-Aware Escaping in Template Systems - Reducing XSS by way of Automatic Context-Aware Escaping in Template Systems. The Google Online Security Blog reminds us that simply HTML-escaping everything isn’t enough—the type of escaping needed depends on the current markup context, for example [via]

deusx : Google Online Security Blog: Reducing XSS by way of Automatic Context-Aware Escaping in Template Systems - "For larger and complex web applications, we notice two related vectors for XSS: 1. A developer forgetting to apply escaping to a given variable. 2. A developer applying the wrong escaping for that variable for the context in which it is being

Visualising Sorting Algorithms

14/04/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Visualising Sorting Algorithms - Visualising Sorting Algorithms. Aldo Cortesi dislikes animations of sorting algorithms, so he designed a beautiful technique for statically visualising them instead (using Python and Cairo to generate the images).

joshua : visualizing sorting algorithms - nice use of python + cairo

Amazon Says Listing Problem Was an Error, Not a Hack

14/04/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Amazon Says Listing Problem Was an Error, Not a Hack - Amazon Says Listing Problem Was an Error, Not a Hack. “A friend within the company told him that someone working on Amazon’s French site mistagged a number of keyword categories, including the ’Gay and Lesbian’ category, as pornographic, using w [via]

4chan manipulates all 21 top results on the TIME 100 Poll

14/04/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 4chan manipulates all 21 top results on the TIME 100 Poll - not content to just push Moot to the top, they rearranged the results to spell a message

deusx : Precision Hacking « Music Machinery - "Not only has the poll been swamped to promote Moot (the pseudonym of the creator of 4chan, an image board and the birthpace for many internet memes) as the most influential of people, the poll crashers have manipulated the order of all the other nom

The war in Delve

14/04/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

nelson : The war in Delve - Good blog post about the ongoing war in Eve Online

The Tweets Of Roland Hedley

14/04/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : The Tweets Of Roland Hedley - "Proposal: World media mock N. Korea missile dud 24/7. Shamed Dear Leader shoots top scientists, crippling program for years. Flaws?" [via#

Times

14/04/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

joshua : Times - interesting newsreader

PETA vs Warcraft

14/04/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

nelson : PETA vs Warcraft - Animal rights activism in online game goes terribly funny

Useful Mac Mini

14/04/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

nelson : Useful Mac Mini - Finally a great use for an Apple product

Internet Meme Database | Know Your Meme

14/04/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

joshua : Internet Meme Database | Know Your Meme - oh man.

10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is "Wrong"

14/04/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : 10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage is "Wrong" - "1. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning."

Birdhouse, a Twitter notepad for the iPhone

14/04/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Birdhouse, a Twitter notepad for the iPhone - for people who take Twitter way too seriously; don't miss the intro video  [via]

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