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Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney

15/03/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney: help Dave Winer, get sued

jkottke : Rogers Cadenhead, after receiving a letter from Dave Winer's attorney: "I've never been more retroactively embarrassed to have paid someone a compliment in my life."

kellan : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - Eventually he burns everyone. #

kayodeok : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - In a work-for-hire agreement with Winer, I ported Weblogs.Com from a Frontier application running in Windows to an Apache/MySQL/PHP application running on Linux. It was a financial success for Winer, who sold Weblogs.Com to VeriSign in October 2005 for $2

tehu : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - "There's no real generosity in tech business" Jens Alfke 01-22-2006 / or Virtual Dave ?

Andy Baio : Rogers Cadenhead gets a letter from Dave Winer's attorney - also: Winer's side of the story

znarf : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney [via#

Philippe Janvier : Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - No comment ! [via#

Nelson Minar : Dave Winer still nuts - Lawsuit fun! (via HotLinks)

Google buys Measure Map

15/02/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes

25/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes [via]

Andy Baio : Google Code's Web Authoring Statistics - popular elements and attributes across a billion webpage sample set  [via]

Nelson Minar : Web authoring stats - Google's analysis of 1 billion web pages' HTML

Eric Meyer : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - "In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata."

kayodeok : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata. The results we found are available below. We hope this is of use!

Jeremy Zawodny : Web Authoring Statistics - Web Authoring Statistics: interesting google stats on web page elements and such

François Nonnenmacher : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - View this with Firefox or an SVG-enabled browser

Paul Hammond : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents

Richard Rutter : Web Authoring Statistics - Google investigates the popularity of classes, elements, etc.

ALA: Web 3.0

17/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : ALA: Web 3.0 - A List Apart: "Web 3.0". Jeffrey speaks from the heart. At least that's how I read it. I found this to be highly motivational, surprisingly. "These problems and others will be solved, most likely by someone reading this page," says Zeldman. "One points to

Rod Begbie : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - I ♥ Zeldman. [via#

Eric Meyer : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - Preach on, brutha.

jimray : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "My discomfort with the hype surrounding an emerging genre of web development turned into a full-blown hate-on." Zeldman debunks all the Web2.0 inanity.

Simon Willison : Web 3.0 - A Zeldman classic.

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "We have been down this road before"

Jeremy Zawodny : Web 3.0 - Web 3.0: "But ours is a medium in which, more often than not, big teams have slowly and expensively labored to produce overly complex web applications whose usability was near nil on behalf of clients with at best vague goals."

WillPate : Web 3.0 - "To you who feel like failures because you spent last year honing your web skills and serving clients, or running a business, or perhaps publishing content, you are special and lovely, so hold that pretty head high, and never let them see the tears."

François Nonnenmacher : Web 3.0 - Jeffrey Zeldman cuts to the chase

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

9/12/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!: yahoo buys del.icio.us

Andy Baio : Yahoo! acquires Del.icio.us - everyone I know now works at Yahoo

jkottke : Yahoo! buys del.icio.us - Yahoo! buys del.icio.us...muxway is all growed up. There's an interesting story in here somewhere about how Yahoo! is hiring/buying the "alpha geeks" (hackers, tinkerers, accidental entrepreneurs) and Google seemingly isn't (Ph.Ds, computer scientists) an

jimray : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - Wow

erikbenson : Yahoo buys del.icio.us. Nice! - Congratulations, Joshua.

Linkorama : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - I just thought I would link to it and add every recommended tag. Congrats Josh!

Paul Hammond : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family

kayodeok : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community

Philippe Janvier : del.icio.us : y.ah.oo ! - Après Flickr, Yahoo achète Del.icio.us. La fin du web tel que l'on a pu le connaître ces trois dernières années. Qui sera le prochain ? [via#

Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time

1/12/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - My addLoadEvent() makes number 9 :) [via]

deusx : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - "If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions."

Isofarro : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Functions for adding events, cookie manipulation, and clever DOM shortcuts

kayodeok : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions. It would be the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without.

Nelson Minar : Top 10 Javascript - Fixing the language (via kottke)

znarf : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Essential [via#

Paul Hammond : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without

philgyford : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Some of the most commonly repeated functions. (via Tim/twisty)

Try Ruby

29/11/2005 @ 03:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Try Ruby - play around with the Ruby language in your web browser  [via]

Wayne Burkett : try ruby! (in your browser) - This is a brilliant intro. I've slacked on the Ruby front :( #

Rod Begbie : try ruby! (in your browser) - This is an incredibly cool tutorial, and a way of playing with Ruby without downloading a danged thing. [via#

cobra libre : try ruby! (in your browser) - sadly, you hate toast poetry #

kayodeok : try ruby! (in your browser) - Got 15 minutes? Give Ruby a shot right now!

Simon Willison : try ruby! (in your browser) - An Ajax interactive Ruby prompt from Why the lucky stiff.

Philippe Janvier : Try ruby ! (in your browser) - Un petit tutoriel pour essayer Ruby dans un navigateur. [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : try ruby! (in your browser) - try ruby! (in your browser): wacky! the browser is the new xterm

factoryjoe : try ruby! (in your browser) - A sweet way to try Ruby in your browser! Tags: ruby, rails

Ning.com goes live!

4/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Ning.com goes live! - 24 Hour Laundry's stealthy startup is an oddball social software playground; mind blowing geek cool

philgyford : Ning | Developer : Home - New site that makes it easy to create your own social software apps, from the secretive 24 Hour Laundry. (I did most of the HTML/CSS.)

jkottke : Ning, a social software playground - Ning is a platform on which you can build your own social software...your own craigslist or del.icio.us. We were just talking about something like this the other day at Eyebeam, a MMORPG in which you write applications to adventure together or fight each [via]

kayodeok : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

znarf : Ning - Semble impressionnant [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Ning - Ning (formerly known as 24 Hour Laundry) is a free online service (a Playground) for people to build and run social applications

Linkorama : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

erikbenson : Ning: create your own social network site - At first glance, pretty interesting! Having trouble logging in but I assume that'll be fixed soon.

Rod Begbie : Ning "Playground" - At the risk of sounding a bit "Less space than a nomad. Lame", can anyone explain to me what's so exciting about a service that lets you build hosted not-quite-as-good-as-existing social apps? [via#

cobra libre : ning - a "playground" (that is, "a field or sphere of unrestricted pleasurable activity") for "social applications" (i.e., "web apps made up of code and content that enable people to match, transact, and communicate with one another") #

Simon Willison : Ning - A social software app for building social software apps. That's so meta.

Paul Hammond : Ning | Home: Front Page - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

plasticbag : I remain totally weirded out by Ning, even after their relaunch as a roll your own social network service - I honestly have no idea why anyone would want this, and it makes me sad because I feel like I'm missing something quite profound. The benefit surely would be in overlapping social networks? In values in scale? I'm totally lost.

A Rocket to Nowhere

4/08/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Andy Baio : A Rocket to Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski's excellent article on the problems with NASA's manned space flight program

jimray : An unimpassioned look at the shuttle - With a great historical perspective I had never heard

joshua : rocket to nowhere - maciej versus the space shuttle: FIGHT

kayodeok : A Rocket To Nowhere - "Clearly this primitive space plane must have been a sacred artifact, used in religious rituals to deliver sacrifice to a sky god"

znarf : A Rocket To Nowhere #

deusx : Idle Words: A Rocket to Nowhere - "As tempting as it is to picture a blood-spattered Canadarm flinging goat carcasses into the void, we know that the Shuttle is the fruit of what was supposed to be a rational decision making process."

jkottke : Fantastic must-read article slamming NASA with regard to the Space Shuttle program - I've been following Maciej's del.icio.us links about the Shuttle for weeks now and was wondering if he'd get around to writing it up. Worth the wait.

Milo Vermeulen : Idle Words - A Rocket To Nowhere [via]

Charles Miller : A Rocket To Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski points out that the NASA shuttle program has no clothes.

Google Moon

20/07/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Moon - try zooming all the way in

jkottke : Google Moon: explore the Apollo landing sites in the Google Maps interface

joshua : Google Moon - mmm, cheese

kayodeok : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - "In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we?ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor"

gleuschk : Google Moon - zoom all the way in

Rod Begbie : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Lovely little Googletreat to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landings. Make sure and try zooming in to the maximum resolution to see what the moon is made of. #

jimray : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Just a small slice of the moon, commemorating the original moon landing 36 years ago. Still cool, though.

erikbenson : Google Moon - Zoom in all the way to see the moon at a level of detail never experienced before.

Simon Willison : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Be sure to zoom all the way in for a Wallace and Gromit like revelation. (via) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Moon - Un petit pas pour l'homme... [via#

Linkorama : Google Moon - Honestly, if you are going to visit a fairly large moon, why would you keep going to the same place? What is this, Lunar Vegas?

Django, like Rails for Python

15/07/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Django, like Rails for Python - outstanding new web framework by Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison; read the overview

joshua : Django - python on rails?

Rod Begbie : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - The continued quest to create a "Python on Rails" turns up this interesting looking app. To be investigated further. [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Django - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

Paul Hammond : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

jimray : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Looks like Ruby on Rails for Python

Nelson Minar : Django: PyWeb code - Maybe this will be The One? Python has really needed a better webapp framework.

Simon Willison : Django: The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - I helped develop this. Start with the overview. I'll write more later.

kayodeok : The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

bmilleare : Django - Python web framework

BBC Backstage

11/05/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

Andy Baio : BBC Backstage - open API, feeds, and tools for remixing BBC content; if only all media was this open [via]  [via]

znarf : BBC Backstage - "backstage.bbc.co.uk is the BBC's new developer network, providing content feeds for anyone to build with. Alternatively, share your ideas on new ways to use BBC content. This is your BBC. We want to help you play." Waow, this rocks ! [via#

Rod Begbie : BBC Backstage - Auntie's new forum for sharing their (online) content. [via#

jimray : BBC backstage - The beeb gets remix religion

Simon Willison : BBC Backstage - Feeds, APIs, and other geeky stuff. This is really, really good. (via) [via]

kayodeok : BBC Backstage: Build what you want using BBC content - backstage.bbc.co.uk is the BBC's new developer network, providing content feeds for anyone to build with.

François Nonnenmacher : backstage.bbc.co.uk - Build what you want using BBC content -- an API to the BBC!

Philippe Janvier : BBC Backstage - "BBC's new developer network". [via#

Dive into greasemonkey

10/05/2005 @ 18:56 UTC

Isofarro : Dive into greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back with another awesome online book.

Rod Begbie : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim writes some docs for Greasemonkey. Hurrah! [via#

kayodeok : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. Read it online for free

znarf : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. [via#

mbertier : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey is a book about programming with Greasemonkey, a Firefox extension for customizing web pages. [via#

Simon Willison : Dive Into Greasemonkey - If you're not in to Greasemonkey yet, now you have no excuse.

jimray : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Mark Pilgrim is back and he wants you to surf the web your way

Wayne Burkett : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Fancy! #

Milo Vermeulen : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Dive Into Greasemonkey [via] [via]

Anne van Kesteren : Dive Into Greasemonkey - I guess it?s hard to find a new hobby. #

Paul Hammond : Dive Into Greasemonkey - Teaching an old web new tricks

Philippe Janvier : Dive Into Greasemonkey - "...a book about programming with Greasemonkey". [via#

Safari Passes the Acid2 Test

28/04/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Now that didn?t take long. #

Ethan Marcotte : Safari is the first to pass the Acid2 test - And he posts the KHTML patches to boot. What a rockstar, that Dave Hyatt.

François Nonnenmacher : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Kudos to Hyatt and Apple. Now the $64,000 question is: will IE7 pass it too?

kayodeok : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test

jimray : Safari passes Acid 2 - Safari's rendering engine is now the most standards compliant - uber l33t

Paul Hammond : Surfin' Safari - Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - There were two issues left that needed to be resolved

Simon Willison : Safari passes the Acid2 test - Dave Hyatt runs rings around the rest.

Eric Meyer : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Hyatt's da man.

Aardvark Firefox Extension

24/04/2005 @ 07:58 UTC

kayodeok : Aardvark Firefox Extension - Things You Can Do With Aardvark: Clean up unwanted banners and surrounding "fluff," especially prior to printing a page, See how the page is created, block by block

plasticbag : Aardvark Firefox Extension - This looks like a stunningly useful little Firefox extension for debugging and exploring HTML / XTML documents online

Anne van Kesteren : Aardvark Firefox extension - ?The Aardvark Firefox extension is a tool for web developers/designers as well as casual users.? #

Jeremy Zawodny : Aardvark Firefox Extension - Aardvark Firefox Extension: excellent firefox tool for identifying page bits

Simon Willison : Aardvark Firefox Extension - Neat extension for exploring (and altering) the layout of a page.

Richard Rutter : Aardvark Firefox extension - Handy web developer tool for highlighting boxes, ids & classes. [via plasticbag.org]

Paul Hammond : Aardvark Firefox Extension - a tool for web developers/designers as well as casual users

Philippe Janvier : Aardvark Firefox Extension - Une extension pour voir et manipuler le contenu d'une page. Pratique, utile et assez impressionnant. [via#

Adobe buys Macromedia!

18/04/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Adobe buys Macromedia! - all-stock buyout for $3.4 billion

jkottke : Whoa! Adobe to buy Macromedia?!!?!?! - Wow! ??!!?!??!! I don't think there's enough room in my MT database for all the question marks and exclamation points I want to use here.

Ethan Marcotte : Adobe buys Macromedia - Welcome to the world of the übercorp.

Jason Shellen : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Congratulations to both sides. However, I'm calling the death of MM Fireworks at 06:00 hours on April 18th, 2005. #

kayodeok : Adobe acquires Macromedia - Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion

tehu : Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Why reinvent Flash when we can buy its owner ?

deusx : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - "Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion." Holy crap.

Anne van Kesteren : Adobe and Macromedia - Some posts. Note that it is not 1 April. [via#

Paul Hammond : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better

Simon Willison : About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia - Whoa! There goes competition in the graphic design software sector. (via) [via]

SAJAX, Simple Ajax Toolkit

3/03/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : SAJAX, Simple Ajax Toolkit - convenient way to do remote scripting in PHP [via]  [via]

jkottke : Sajax is a PHP toolkit for Ajax - No more excuses...playing around with this is to commence in a few days.

kayodeok : SAJAX - Simple Ajax Toolkit by ModernMethod - XMLHTTPRequest Toolkit for PHP - Sajax is a tool to make programming websites using the Ajax framework - also known as XMLHTTPRequest or remote scripting - as easy as possible. Sajax makes it easy to call PHP functions from your webpages via JavaScript without performing a browser refr

François Nonnenmacher : Sajax - Simple Ajax frameworks in PHP

ricmac : SAJAX - Simple Ajax Toolkit - "The toolkit does 99% of the work for you so you have no excuse to not use it." WOW! (via waxy.org)

Rod Begbie : SAJAX - Simple Ajax Toolkit - Yikes! This makes Ajax app creation frighteningly simple. [via#

jimray : SAJAX - Simple Ajax Toolkit by ModernMethod - PHP toolkit for implementing Ajax [via joeweiss]

bmilleare : SAJAX - Simple Ajax Toolkit

Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials

18/11/2004 @ 14:55 UTC

plasticbag : Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials - This is pretty awesome - using keyword searches and citations to help you find academic materials from across the web. When it can, it links through to PDFs of the articles concerned. Many hours of fun to be had here...

Anne van Kesteren : Google Scholar - Cool stuff [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : google scholar - google scholar: beta, of course

cobra libre : google scholar - i've already found some lit crit articles that i wouldn't have otherwise found #

cameron : Google Scholar - citeseer destroyer

Simon Willison : Google Scholar - Search academic papers. Invaluable for degree course final year projects.

Kayode Okeyode : Google Scholar: Stand on the shoulders of giants

Philippe Janvier : Google Scholar - Mémoires de fin d'année :) "We at Google have benefited much from academic research. This is one of the ways in which we are giving back to the research community." [via#

Linkorama : Google Scholar - Stand on the shoulders of giants

screenscraping the senate

2/09/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Mark Pilgrim : screenscraping the senate - paul ford takes libxml2 to a whole new level #

deusx : XML.com: Screenscraping the Senate - Holy crap, this is a nifty idea. How long until Paul gets a call from Homeland Security for gathering intelligence?

Erik Benson : Paul Ford is converting the government into RDF - He's constantly exploring that line between information and machine-readability

jkottke : Paul Ford is going to "collect as much data on the U.S. government as [he can], convert it to RDF, and build a site and a web service that make it possible to explore that data" - This first column of the Hacking Congress series is called "Screenscraping the Senate".

Andy Baio : Paul Ford's "Screenscraping the Senate" - converting the government to RDF [via]  [via]

Philippe Janvier : Screenscraping the Senate - "plan to create an RDF description of the U.S. federal government."

Simon Willison : Screenscraping the Senate - Paul Ford's new column for XML.com.

Kayode Okeyode : Screenscraping the Senate: Paul Ford's plan to create an RDF description of the U.S. federal government - Screenscraping the Senate: Paul Ford's plan to create an RDF description of the U.S. federal government

GmailFS, badass Gmail hack

29/08/2004 @ 07:55 UTC

Andy Baio : GmailFS, badass Gmail hack - mountable Linux filesystem using Gmail for storage [via]  [via]

deusx : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - "GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium." Scary, but inevitable.

Erik Benson : Haven't tried this Gmail File System thing out yet but looks interesting - I wonder if this gets popular whether Google will make this easier or more difficult to do.

Rod Begbie : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - Use your 1Gb of Gmail storage as a unix-mountable file system. A fast-track to getting your account closed, I'm sure, but it's genius regardless. [via#

jkottke : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium - This is beyond cool. (Comment on this)

Simon Willison : GmailFS - Python strikes again: FUSE + libgmail = Gmail Filesystem

François Nonnenmacher : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium

Kayode Okeyode : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium

Adam Gessaman : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem

Paul Graham's amazing essay on "Great Hackers"

29/07/2004 @ 15:57 UTC

Andy Baio : Paul Graham's amazing essay on "Great Hackers" - brilliant, funny, and insightful; read this now [via]  [via]

anildash : paul graham on great hackers - an excellent recap, and explains why i love working at six apart

Graham Leuschke : great hackers - also applicable to academics, mathematicians, etc.

Matthew M. Boedicker : Great Hackers by Paul Graham

Tomas Jogin : Great Hackers - Paul Graham says he don't quite know how to spot a good hacker, but at the same time he does a wonderful job of describing one. Very good read.

Kayode Okeyode : Great Hackers

Simon Willison : Great Hackers - "Of all the great programmers I can think of, I know of only one who would voluntarily program in Java. And of all the great programmers I can think of who don't work for Sun, on Java, I know of zero."

Richard MacManus : Paul Graham: Great Hackers - I'm not a programmer, but to me being a hacker is about doing what you love and doing it creatively.

Jeremy Zawodny : phil on great hackers - phil on great hackers: controversy

Paul Hammond : Great Hackers - There's no way around it: you can't manage a process intended to produce beautiful things without knowing what beautiful is

XML on the Web Has Failed

22/07/2004 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : XML on the Web Has Failed - Mark Pilgrim concludes a theme he's been following for quite a while.

Anne van Kesteren : XML on the Web Has Failed - XML is not the only thing imo #

François Hodierne : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed [via#

Paul Hammond : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed - The entire world of syndication only works because everyone happens to ignore the rules in the same way

Philippe Janvier : XML on the Web Has Failed - When Content-type and Charset drives to ill-formeness :(

Mark Pilgrim : xml on the web has failed - well, we'll know better next time #

Kayode Okeyode : XML on the Web Has Failed

Richard MacManus : Mark Pilgrim: XML on the Web Has Failed - At least he didn't use the phrase "systemic anomaly".

Eric Meyer : XML on the Web Has Failed - Depressing, not least because it provides confirmation of a suspicion I've had for a while now but was trying to ignore.

PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss

18/06/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

kellan : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Amazing work by Steve. Alas these are the days when the PHP's reputation as a toy language seems richly deserved. #

Philippe Janvier : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings in FoF - Character encoding pour FoF.

Isofarro : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - PHP and XML encodings quagmire. Ewwwww!

Kayode Okeyode : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss

Mark Pilgrim : php, xml, and character encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and data loss - php sucks, xml sucks, character encoding sucks, and we're all doomed #

phil : Steve Minutillo :: messy-78 » PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Forcing PHP to properly handle XML in different encodings. I'm bound to need this at some point.

Aquarion : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings - a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)los

Simon Willison : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Fixing some very funky behaviour in PHP's XML parser. (via)

A well-written essay on a topic that ends up being pretty obvious

16/06/2004 @ 19:04 UTC

Erik Benson : A well-written essay on a topic that ends up being pretty obvious - I do like all the Microsoft history folklore that's included

kellan : "Windows developers added special code that checked if SimCity was running, and if so ran the memory allocator in a special mode." - I would *never* buy an operating system from someone who thought that was a good idea. #

anildash : How Microsoft Lost the API War - hey, joel's really good at this stuff

Andy Baio : Joel on How Microsoft Lost the API War - still catching up on my links since Baby Day [via]

Paul Hammond : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - The new API is HTML, and the new winners in the application development marketplace will be the people who can make HTML sing

Anne van Kesteren : How Microsoft Lost the API War - One for tomorrow, intro looks nice though #

Simon Willison : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - Read it through for a fascinating conclusion.

Kayode Okeyode : How Microsoft Lost the API War

Richard MacManus : Joel Spolsky on Microsoft's desktop API strategy - "The new API is HTML". Great essay on why browser apps are winning the war against rich clients.

Tomas Jogin : Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War - Fantastic, astonishingly insightful article by Joel Spolsky. If you only read one article about software this year...

Design Eye for the Usability Guy

19/05/2004 @ 14:00 UTC

Tomas Jogin : Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Andrei, Didier, Keith, Cameron and Greg gives Usability Guru Jakob Nielsen a much-needed design make-over.

Ethan Marcotte : Design Eye For The Usability Guy - Hilarious, well-executed redesign of Jakob's collateral.

doug : Useit Makeover - Jakob Nielsen's Useit.com gets a makeover by the self-proclaimed Design Fab Five. A fun and entertaining read.

Kayode Okeyode : Design Eye for the Usability Guy

Simon Willison : Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Jakob Nielsen gets the makeover of a life time.

Charles Miller : Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Design Eye for the Usability Guy gives the latest Jakob Nielsen "Web Usability Czar" Alertbox Newsletter a makeover. Compulsory reading for the modern web developer.

Paul Hammond : Design by Fire: Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Some solid tips on how to take your content and design from drab to fab

François Hodierne : Design Eye for the Usability Guy - Excellent !!

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