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SNL's Casey Wilson Reads Internet Comments About Her

13/05/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : SNL's Casey Wilson Reads Internet Comments About Her - shenanigans! the Patton Oswalt comment was written by a Funny or Die employee  [via]

YouTube - Unit Four Plus Two -- Concrete and Clay

13/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : YouTube - Unit Four Plus Two -- Concrete and Clay - 1965(?) video for the song, filmed on the building site that was to become the Barbican.

William Heath's blog " Customer service

13/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : William Heath's blog " Customer service - His amazing battle to get Orange to stop chasing him for debts incurred by someone who started an account in his name while he was in another part of the country. Stunningly poor and dumb service.

The Straight Choice | The election leaflet project

13/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : The Straight Choice | The election leaflet project - I'm slightly unsure about the "why" of this project but it has a great pedigree so I'm sure it will be a Good Thing.

Simon Willison : The Straight Choice | The election leaflet project - The Straight Choice | The election leaflet project. Nice crowdsourcing app by Richard Pope, Francis Irving and Julian Todd—UK political leaflets are hard to keep tabs on due to the way they are distributed over small geographical areas, so this site e

BBC News | Programmes | Newsnight | Stephen Fry dismisses MPs' expenses row

13/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : BBC News | Programmes | Newsnight | Stephen Fry dismisses MPs' expenses row - Exactly what I needed. Stephen Fry putting the infuriating and angry-making MPs' expenses stuff into perspective. It's a very bad thing but there are more important things to get angry about. (via Tom Taylor)

How do I stop the "Mailbox is at 90% of quota" alerts?

13/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : How do I stop the "Mailbox is at 90% of quota" alerts? - No, really, how do I do this in Thunderbird? Anyone? Or anyone know somewhere else I can ask where I might get an answer? It's driving me nuts enough to consider switching to Apple Mail.

Game Web 2.Over?

13/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Game Web 2.Over? - Game Web 2.Over?. Meg Pickard took the 2005 Web 2.0 logo collage and updated it to show which companies have folded and which have been bought.

Andy Baio : Updating the Web 2.0 logo collage for 2009 - tracking how many of the original sites are dead or acquired; or, in the case of WebJay, both  [via]

Sentinel

13/05/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Sentinel - Stately-looking slab from Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Be sure to check out the italic variant, too. Now if you’ll kindly pardon me, I’m off to ask the cat to hide my wallet. Good day. ∞

Just a Moment clock by Reddish Studio

13/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Just a Moment clock by Reddish Studio - Just a Moment clock by Reddish Studio, "a cross between analog and digital representations of time." Love the simplicity of it.

Star Trek lens flares

13/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Star Trek lens flares - I thought it looked fantastic

Blizzard's new MMO

13/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Blizzard's new MMO - It's going to be brand new IP, whole new world, etc. That's ambitious.

Gizmodo's untold story of how three interns stole NASA's moon rocks

13/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Gizmodo's untold story of how three interns stole NASA's moon rocks - this 2004 LA Times article explains the background, but skipped details of the theft  [via]

LOST-inspired Doomsday Terminal for the iPhone

13/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : LOST-inspired Doomsday Terminal for the iPhone - more interesting than the "gameplay" is that it allows anonymous messages between users

Amazon Kindling

13/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Amazon Kindling - Rob Cockerham made a laser-engraved wooden Kindle

God gave me cookies

13/05/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : God gave me cookies - I think I'd be inclined to listen to salesmen and missionaries if they brought snacks

The Line Length Misconception

13/05/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : The Line Length Misconception - The Line Length Misconception. "Classically-trained designers, and really every professional designer, should know the old adage that long line lengths can have a counterproductive impact on readability.... But research doesn't support this claim, at leas [via]

U.S. State Department travel information for Guatemala

13/05/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : U.S. State Department travel information for Guatemala #

Drug seizures: how pure is street cocaine?

13/05/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Drug seizures: how pure is street cocaine? - Drug seizures: how pure is street cocaine?. Neat story on the Guardian Datablog using graphs from Timetric to show that while the purity of cocaine seized by customs over the past five years has stayed constant, the purity of drugs seized by the police

South's Design

13/05/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : South's Design - South’s Design. Andrew Godwin explains why South resorts to parsing your models.py file in order to construct information about for creating automatic migrations.

RDFa for HTML Authors

13/05/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Richard Rutter : RDFa for HTML Authors - A work in progress, but already with some good examples.

Habitat Chronicles: Smart people can rationalize anything

13/05/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

gleuschk : Habitat Chronicles: Smart people can rationalize anything - smart people tend to systematically overestimate the value of being smart

Making old Trek look like new Trek

13/05/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Making old Trek look like new Trek - everything's better with lens flare  [via]

Google launches Search Options, date ordering for everyone

13/05/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google launches Search Options, date ordering for everyone - a nice companion to Twitter Search, looking forward to seeing how it evolves

Nick Montfort on extremely minimalist games

13/05/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Nick Montfort on extremely minimalist games - you just lost The Game

How to build a bigger brain

13/05/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

WillPate : How to build a bigger brain

Suzanne Ciani composes the electronic soundtrack for Xenon pinball in 1979

13/05/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Suzanne Ciani composes the electronic soundtrack for Xenon pinball in 1979 - also: Suzanne demonstrating sound synthesis on 3-2-1 Contact  [via]

Hadoop petabyte sort

13/05/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : Hadoop petabyte sort - Hadoop sorts a petabyte in 16 hours. Compare Google's 6 hour petabyte sort, but then that's not open source

Avro

13/05/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : Avro - Genius Doug Cutting working on a simple serialization framework

Pogo's Wonderland, free album of Alice in Wonderland mashups

13/05/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Pogo's Wonderland, free album of Alice in Wonderland mashups - I never knew the creator of the famous Alice video made more Alice songs

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