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The pushbutton Web

24/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : The pushbutton Web - Anil breaks down some of the recent work around realtime messaging

Simon Willison : The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real. Anil Dash is excited by the potential for PubSubHubBub and Webhooks to make near-real-time scalable event publishing accessible to regular web developers. So am I.

jimray : Anil's thoughts on the "pushbutton web" are really smart - And really well written, to boot. This is the future.

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the Pushbutton Web - the best articulation of the current real-time web trend I've seen

Greg Storey : Pushbutton. - Forgot to link to this earlier. Go. Read. Now.

Anil : The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - tweetcount_url = 'http://dashes.com/anil/2009/07/the-pushbutton-web-realtime-becomes-real.html#comment-661209'; tweetcount_title = 'The Pushbutton Web, about realtime messaging getting real'; tweetcount_src = 'By @anildash:'; tweetcount_

Install Django, GeoDjango, PostgreSQL and PostGIS on OSX Leopard

24/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Install Django, GeoDjango, PostgreSQL and PostGIS on OSX Leopard - Install Django, GeoDjango, PostgreSQL and PostGIS on OSX Leopard. This tutorial worked perfectly for me.

jimray : Install Django, GeoDjango, PostgreSQL & PostGIS on OSX Leopard - Try with virtualenv...

Tantek's got some good tips on body optimization

1/06/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

jimray : Tantek's got some good tips on body optimization - Diet, exercise, all that jazz

Faulty fax, mistaken as threat, prompts evacuation of stores

1/06/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

jimray : Faulty fax, mistaken as threat, prompts evacuation of stores - I've said it before, I'll say it again: we'll know that we're in The Future when people are no longer using fax machines.

CNN.com beta is up

1/06/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

jimray : CNN.com beta is up - At a first glance, looks sharp.

Cameron Moll : beta.cnn.com - beta.cnn.com. They've really cleaned things up with this version. (thanks, Spencer)

Dan Savage explains exactly why the whole eHarmony suit is so idiotic

1/06/2007 @ 08:00 UTC

jimray : Dan Savage explains exactly why the whole eHarmony suit is so idiotic - "There’s room on God’s green Internet for gay personals websites and straight personals websites" Right on.

Caught on Google Maps Street View

1/06/2007 @ 08:00 UTC

jimray : Caught on Google Maps Street View - Including such hits as "Stanford co-eds sunbathing" and "coming out of a strip club"

What Google Gears means for Rich Internet Applications and Apollo

1/06/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

jimray : What Google Gears means for Rich Internet Applications and Apollo - A few things I missed earlier: Gears is a collaboration with Mozilla, Adobe and Opera (Apple?). Apollo will support Gears.

eHarmony sued for excluding gays

1/06/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

jimray : eHarmony sued for excluding gays - This is lame. There are plenty of alternatives to eHarmony. Do gay people (or anyone) really want to meet people at a dating site run by a guy connected to James Dobson? And what about dating sites that cater to gays and lesbians? Can I sue them?

Sam Brownback has a surprisingly coherent, if fundamentally flawed, op-ed in the NYTimes about hi...

1/06/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

jimray : Sam Brownback has a surprisingly coherent, if fundamentally flawed, op-ed in the NYTimes about his belief in evolution - Ultimately, though, he wants the scientific theory of evolution to square up with his personal religious beliefs, which ain't who science works, Sam, no matter how much you may want it to.

Scalable CSS Buttons Using PNG and Background Colors

31/05/2007 @ 19:03 UTC

jimray : Scalable CSS Buttons Using PNG and Background Colors - With nice degrading for shitty browsers that don't support PNG

What the Immersive Media photo-car looks like

31/05/2007 @ 19:03 UTC

jimray : What the Immersive Media photo-car looks like - This is the company doing all of Google's street level view stuff with their fancy-pants 11 lens camera

Mike Chambers » Blog Archive » Apollo Beta will include SQLite Embedded Database

31/05/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

deusx : Mike Chambers » Blog Archive » Apollo Beta will include SQLite Embedded Database - "Part of the announcement was that the upcoming beta of Apollo will also include SQLite to allow developers access to an embedded database for their applications."

jimray : Apollo Beta will include SQLite - And the Apollo data store will play nice with the Google Gears data store.

Google Gears - a browser plug-in to enable offline web apps

31/05/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

jimray : Google Gears - a browser plug-in to enable offline web apps - Get your Gmail on the plane! Kinda usurps the offline functionality that was supposed to be part of Firefox 3.0...

Rod Begbie : Google Gears (BETA) - Firefox and IE extension from Google which enables offline webapps. Currently works with Google Reader, but not GMail yet. [via#

Apple have finally launched the DRM-free higher quality version of songs on iTunes - it's called ...

30/05/2007 @ 16:00 UTC

plasticbag : Apple have finally launched the DRM-free higher quality version of songs on iTunes - it's called iTunes Plus - Obviously it's EMI only at the moment, but it's sufficiently interesting for me to go and see if there's anything I've bought over the last few years that I could upgrade.

jimray : iTunes Plus launches - DRM-free 256kbps encoded AAC files from the iTunes store. I guess this would be cool if I still *bought* music (kidding! don't sue me RIAA!)

deusx : Apple Launches iTunes Plus - "Higher Quality DRM-Free Tracks Now Available on the iTunes Store Worldwide"

The rumour is that last.fm has been bought by CBS for $280 Million

30/05/2007 @ 13:00 UTC

plasticbag : The rumour is that last.fm has been bought by CBS for $280 Million - I find myself surprisingly depressed by this revelation, although it does sort of rather explain some of the conversations I had with them a while back about what it's like inside large organisations and how acquirees fare...

jimray : CBS Acquires Last.fm for $280 Million - Ok, you know things are crazy when a social music site with no business model goes for $280M, which is described as "a little on the low side." But good for last.fm, here's hoping CBS doesn't frak it all to hell.

Rob Curley on washingtonpost.com’s new Facebook app

30/05/2007 @ 06:00 UTC

jimray : Rob Curley on washingtonpost.com’s new Facebook app - Pretty slick and the Facebook platform is pretty much why you should stop bothering with MySpace, kids

Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design

30/05/2007 @ 03:01 UTC

jimray : Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design - With handy tips on cross browser support

Cameron Moll : Digital Web: Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design - Jeff Croft's chapter from Web Standards Creativity, Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design (republished at Digital Web Magazine), looks like a great primer on PNG usage.

Indie rock and yoga is all the rage?

30/05/2007 @ 02:01 UTC

jimray : Indie rock and yoga is all the rage? - Man, I've been doing this for over a year. I freaking hate the new age crap that gets packaged with yoga DVD's to help you "see with your third eye" or some other such non-sense.

Wiimbledon.net

30/05/2007 @ 00:01 UTC

Khoi Vinh : Wiimbledon.net - “Wiimbledon is Brooklyn’s first — nay, the world’s first! — Wii tennis tournament.”

jimray : Wiimbledon is Brooklyn's first Wii tennis tournament! - Or, maybe it just has a clever name.

How the Pentagon got its shape

29/05/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

jimray : How the Pentagon got its shape

Google maps introduces Street View

29/05/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

jimray : Google maps introduces Street View - Yeah, it's an idea that Microsoft and Amazon have done, but holy CRAP, Google's implementation rocks!

Rod Begbie : Google LatLong: Introducing... Street View! - Cool new street-level 360º views on Google Maps. Only a handful of cities so far. [via#

Nick Douglas starts LOL the News

29/05/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

jimray : Nick Douglas starts LOL the News - Not quite jumping the lolshark. Also, I love this.

Seed savers exchange

29/05/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

jimray : Seed savers exchange - Non-profit founded in 1975 made up of gardeners who save and exchange various heirloom seeds

Niall Kennedy on why every good domain name is taken

29/05/2007 @ 09:01 UTC

jimray : Niall Kennedy on why every good domain name is taken - A tiny evolutionary step above spammers on the chart of "Why the internet sucks in 2007" (like DJ Shadow said, it's the money)

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