Swoops the bird

12/06/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

nelson : Swoops the bird - A blackbird living in downtown SF is something of a celebrity

Why Events Are A Bad Idea (for high-concurrency servers)

12/06/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Why Events Are A Bad Idea (for high-concurrency servers) - Annoyingly inane. People, neither threads nor events are a concurrency model, both are just low-level tools upon which you would build a model.

qwantz.com - dinosaur comics - June 12 2009

12/06/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : qwantz.com - dinosaur comics - June 12 2009 - Choose Your Own Adventure edition. [via#

Mythbuster Adam Savage's Colossal Failures

12/06/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mythbuster Adam Savage's Colossal Failures - great talk from Maker Faire on how his failures have changed him  [via]

The Simpsons minus the Simpsons

12/06/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

nelson : The Simpsons minus the Simpsons - spooky video

Andy Baio : The Simpsons Minus The Simpsons - hand-editing out the main characters, frame by frame

Iran's Presidential Election - The Big Picture - Boston.com

12/06/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

gleuschk : Iran's Presidential Election - The Big Picture - Boston.com - .

Rob Matthews' printed hardbound edition of Wikipedia's featured articles

12/06/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Rob Matthews' printed hardbound edition of Wikipedia's featured articles - and it only represents less than 1/1000th of the total articles  [via]

"facesquatting"

12/06/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : "facesquatting" - Quick Twitter search showing the birth of a new word

"Verið er að endurskoða og breyta vefsvæðinu bjorgvin.is"

12/06/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

kaninka.net : "Verið er að endurskoða og breyta vefsvæðinu bjorgvin.is" - “Verið er að endurskoða og breyta vefsvæðinu bjorgvin.is? - http://bjorgvin.is/

Jim Rossignol on the Fermi paradox and why the aliens stayed home

12/06/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Jim Rossignol on the Fermi paradox and why the aliens stayed home - our grandkids might find space exploration boring compared to next-gen virtual worlds and networks  [via]

deusx : Videogames And The Impossibility Of Escape From Planet Earth | > jim rossignol - "if space flight is really going to take thousands of years, hundreds of generations, and immense resources that could be better spent on having a good time, why should millions of sentient beings be expected to sink their lives into making it happen

microsia

12/06/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : microsia - pretty, restful sound toy

Andy Baio : Microsia, gorgeous sound game/tool for Windows - feels like an in-depth, HD version of Electroplankton  [via]

Windosill demo, now playable online

12/06/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Windosill demo, now playable online - the first half of the game from the creator of Vector Park  [via]

Are we not men? We are Lego. via the Percy Trout hour

12/06/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

kaninka.net : Are we not men? We are Lego. via the Percy Trout hour [via]

Systemic - Too cheap to meter

12/06/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

philgyford : Systemic - Too cheap to meter - Trying to calculate the monetary value of distant planets. I'd like to see calculations with a different example at the start, and different measures of inflation.

BlueLounge Studio Desk

12/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : BlueLounge Studio Desk - Not a useless link: BlueLounge Studio Desk. Want. "This compact workspace features an innovative storage compartment hidden by a sliding desktop surface, letting you hide all your cable clutter, with only a single cable running from the desk to the wall."

Liquid photographed in mid-air

12/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Liquid photographed in mid-air - I'm enamored by liquid photographed in mid-air. This latest piece by Jónas Valtýsson features letters written with milk suspended in air. Goes nicely with work from Shinichi Maruyama and Biwa.

Modernist minotaurs

12/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

cobra libre : Modernist minotaurs - "Not only did the Minoan past provide inspiration to the modern movement, it was itself a modernist structure, enfolding past and present into a closed loop of aesthetic self-referentiality." [via#

Beanz meanz microwaves? Heinz create gadget that can heat a snack in 60 seconds | Mail Online

12/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : Beanz meanz microwaves? Heinz create gadget that can heat a snack in 60 seconds | Mail Online - "It is the world's smallest, portable microwave and can be powered via a link to the USB port on a laptop computer. The turquoise device -called the Beanzawave - has been created in partnership with Heinz to allow workers tied to their desks to

Welcome To The North » A whole lot of nothing

12/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Welcome To The North » A whole lot of nothing - A transcript of an interview with Doncaster's new mayor, whose election manifesto might as well have been written by people who post the BBC's Have Your Say comments. (via Haddock)

Cambridge University - CamTV - Video and Audio - The Phillips Machine with Allan McRobie

12/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

philgyford : Cambridge University - CamTV - Video and Audio - The Phillips Machine with Allan McRobie - Video of the machine that simulates the economy using water. A few years back I couldn't even find a picture of this thing. The internet's getting better.

Dealing with election results data

12/06/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Dealing with election results data - Dealing with election results data. Alf Eaton loaded the Guardian’s European election results spreadsheet in to Google’s new Fusion Tables tool.

How to start a fire with your mobile phone

12/06/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : How to start a fire with your mobile phone - With backpacking season almost in full swing, how to start a fire with your mobile phone should you find yourself stranded in the wild. Only problem? You need an old-school phone. (You're better off just carrying flint in your pack.

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

12/06/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock - Game resolution for Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. In SVG.

Post-it stop motion video

12/06/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Post-it stop motion video - On the theme of nearly useless links for a fun Friday, here's another: Post-it stop motion video.

Bug or feature?

12/06/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Bug or feature? - Bug or feature? This handy infographic will help you decipher between the two. (Hey, it's Friday. Cut me some slack :)

Pablo Picasso, 1949 LIFE: Artists: Picasso - Hosted by Google

12/06/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

kaninka.net : Pablo Picasso, 1949 LIFE: Artists: Picasso - Hosted by Google

YouTube - miniature city 2 -featuring vividblaze "tight rope (floor mix)"-

12/06/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

fastclemmy : YouTube - miniature city 2 -featuring vividblaze "tight rope (floor mix)"- - YouTube - miniature city 2 -featuring vividblaze "tight rope (floor mix)"- by fastclemmy Awesome japanese video with a nice tiltshifting effect. tiltshifting video hotlinks Copy | React (0)

Greenbrier Valley Fair, 1938. (via LIFE: Life Goes To A County...

12/06/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

kaninka.net : Greenbrier Valley Fair, 1938. (via LIFE: Life Goes To A County... - Greenbrier Valley Fair, 1938. (via LIFE: Life Goes To A County Fair - Hosted by Google) [via]

"Ég held að fólk gleymi einu. Ríkt fólk í mörgum löndum hegðar sér mjög illa. Er flæk...

12/06/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

kaninka.net : "Ég held að fólk gleymi einu. Ríkt fólk í mörgum löndum hegðar sér mjög illa. Er flækt í..." - “Ég held að fólk gleymi einu. Ríkt fólk í mörgum löndum hegðar sér mjög illa. Er flækt í mafíustarfsemi, eiturlyf og glæpi og annað eins. Það versta sem þetta ríka fólk gerir á ?slandi er kannski að fá Elton John til að syngja

“Haus af þorski sem ég fann í norskri fjöru...

12/06/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

kaninka.net : “Haus af þorski sem ég fann í norskri fjöru... - “Haus af þorski sem ég fann í norskri fjöru 2005? Ljósmyndasamkeppni - mbl.is

Radio Spiritworld (Inter-dimensional)

12/06/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Radio Spiritworld (Inter-dimensional) - "The only station broadcasting from the afterlife to the living world." 30 minute radio show from Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz. #

ROM Keeper [Search for 'categ:Shooter / Flying Vertical': 473 romsets found]

12/06/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : ROM Keeper [Search for 'categ:Shooter / Flying Vertical': 473 romsets found]

Repenting Syntax

12/06/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Repenting Syntax - ""Practitioners wanted me to port it to Java."" Arrrgh.

Please Enjoy - The Work of Ji Lee

12/06/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

jcgregorio : Please Enjoy - The Work of Ji Lee - "Less than 8% of people interviewed that day knew what a browser was."

Rod Begbie : What is a Browser? - Google question 50 people in Times Square. Reminder to the nerds: Users don't know what a "browser" is. [via#

Andy Baio : Google asks 50 random New Yorkers, "What's a browser?" - only about 8% knew, most thought it was a search engine

Trending Topics, tracking Wikipedia zeitgeist

12/06/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Trending Topics, tracking Wikipedia zeitgeist - a completely open-source clone of Wikirank built on Hadoop and EC2  [via]

Dog and Pony Show Design

12/06/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Dog and Pony Show Design - Andy Rutledge on dog and pony show design: "You must never allow a client to decide how many design concepts are appropriate …because design is not a process whereby you see just how many darts you can fit into your hand in hopes that one of them accide

Vendetta for Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

12/06/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Vendetta for Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events - FontFeed: Vendetta [typeface] for Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events. If you've not yet seen the end credits for this film, be sure to watch the video included in the article. These credits are probably the most inspiring closing credits I'

Daily Show visits the New York Times

12/06/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Daily Show visits the New York Times - I don't think they deserved this treatment; the NYT preemptively responded  [via]

hybi Discussion Archive - Date Index

12/06/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

jcgregorio : hybi Discussion Archive - Date Index - This is where the WebSocket discussion is taking place.

Weed, Booze, Cocaine and Other Old School "Medicine" Ads - Pharmacy Technician Schools

12/06/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

joshua : Weed, Booze, Cocaine and Other Old School "Medicine" Ads - Pharmacy Technician Schools

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