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AdSense for Feeds: What's all the hubbub about PubSubHubbub?

24/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : AdSense for Feeds: What's all the hubbub about PubSubHubbub? - AdSense for Feeds: What’s all the hubbub about PubSubHubbub?. “Today we’re happy to announce initial support in FeedBurner for the PubSubHubbub protocol.?

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...

MoD sticks with insecure browser

24/07/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Simon Willison : MoD sticks with insecure browser - MoD sticks with insecure browser. Tom Watson MP used parliamentary written answers to find out that the majority of government departments still require their staff to use IE6, and not all of them have upgrade plans to 7 or 8. Not a single department co

xmlwitch

24/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : xmlwitch - xmlwitch. An XML building library for Python that doesn’t suck (I love ElementTree for parsing XML, but I’ve never really liked it for generation). Makes smart use of the with statement.

EtherPad

24/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : EtherPad - EtherPad. Outstanding implementation of an online real-time collaborative text editor—basically SubEthaEdit in your browser. I can see myself using this a lot.

Webhooks behind the firewall with Reverse HTTP

22/07/2009 @ 14:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Webhooks behind the firewall with Reverse HTTP - Webhooks behind the firewall with Reverse HTTP. Hookout is a Ruby / rack adapter that lets you serve a web application from behind a firewall, by binding to a Reverse HTTP proxy running on the internet (such as the free one provided by reversehttp.net).

Fancy Fast Food

22/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Fancy Fast Food - Fancy Fast Food. “These photographs show extreme makeovers of actual fast food items purchased at popular fast food restaurants.?  [via]

Django 1.1 release candidate available

22/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Django 1.1 release candidate available - Django 1.1 release candidate available. If all goes well, the final release will be out next week.

moddims

21/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : moddims - moddims. Apache 2 module which exposes ImageMagick as a URL-driven service, allowing you to request an image from a whitelisted host server and resize, thumbnail or alter the quality of it.  [via]

Reverse HTTP Demo

21/07/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Reverse HTTP Demo - Reverse HTTP Demo. This is a bit of a brain teaser—a web server running in JavaScript in your browser which uses long polling comet to respond to incoming HTTP requests channelled through a “Reverse HTTP? proxy.  [via]

Early Day Motion to support Bletchley Park Museum

21/07/2009 @ 14:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Early Day Motion to support Bletchley Park Museum - Early Day Motion to support Bletchley Park Museum. Time to fire up WriteToThem.com and drop your MP a friendly note of encouragement.

The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack

20/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack - The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack. Long-winded summary of the recent Twitter break-in, but you can scroll to the bottom for a numbered list summary. The attacker first broke in to a Twitter employee’s personal Gmail account by “recovering? it agai

Memcached 1.4.0 released

17/07/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Memcached 1.4.0 released - Memcached 1.4.0 released. The big new feature is the (optional) binary protocol, which enables other features such as CAS-everywhere and efficient client-side replication. Maintainer Dustin Sallings has also released some useful sounding EC2 instances w

Farewell to Mashup Editor

17/07/2009 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Farewell to Mashup Editor - Farewell to Mashup Editor. It’s not just Microsoft Popfly that’s shutting down—Google Mashup Editor will be gone in four weeks time (this was announced in January). You get to keep your code, but I don’t know enough about Mashup Editor to know i

Where was the 'editorial viewpoint' at the News Innovation unconference?

17/07/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Where was the 'editorial viewpoint' at the News Innovation unconference? - Where was the ’editorial viewpoint’ at the News Innovation unconference?. Martin Belam points out that a problem with unconferences when applied to audiences outside the technology world is that techies who know how the system operates will inadvert

Popfly Shutting Down

17/07/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Popfly Shutting Down - Popfly Shutting Down. Yet another reminder that building stuff on a closed-source platform (especially a hosted service) is risky business, even from a vendor as large as Microsoft. This certainly won’t help them make the case for Azure.

Announcing Alice and Wonderland

17/07/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Announcing Alice and Wonderland - Announcing Alice and Wonderland. Continuing the RabbitMQ “stuff to do with rabbits? naming convention, Alice is a RESTful interface to RabbitMQ which exposes information about vhosts/queues/users/exchanges/etc as JSON. Wonderland is a web UI for Rab

TurboGears on Sourceforge

17/07/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Simon Willison : TurboGears on Sourceforge - TurboGears on Sourceforge. Sourceforge recently relaunched, powered by TurboGears 2 and MongoDB. Mark Ramm has the details.

Why an OAuth iframe is a Great Idea

16/07/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Why an OAuth iframe is a Great Idea - Why an OAuth iframe is a Great Idea. Because users should a) learn to be phished and b) not even be given the option to avoid being phished if they know what they’re doing? No, no and thrice no. If you want to improve the experience, use a popup windo

Curating conversations

16/07/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Curating conversations - Curating conversations. Chris Thorpe has open-sourced the Guardian’s moderated Twitter backchannel app, for displaying back channels at high profile (and hence high potential for abuse) events. It’s a Python application that runs on App Engine.

NaCl: Networking and Cryptography library

16/07/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : NaCl: Networking and Cryptography library - NaCl: Networking and Cryptography library. A new high level cryptography library. “NaCl advances the state of the art by improving security, by improving usability and by improving speed.? Ambitious claims, but DJB is one of the core maintainers.

Nmap 5.00 Release Notes

16/07/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Nmap 5.00 Release Notes - Nmap 5.00 Release Notes: wow, lots of cool new stuff in nmap 5

Simon Willison : Nmap 5.00 Release Notes - Nmap 5.00 Release Notes. Released today, “the most important Nmap release since 1997?. New features include Ncat, a powerful netcat alternative, Ndiff, a utility for comparing scan results so you can spot changes to your network, and a new Nmap Scri

IanVisits: London Events Calendar

16/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : IanVisits: London Events Calendar - IanVisits: London Events Calendar. Ian Mansfield maintains a superb calendar of cultural (and geeky) events in London. Lectures, tours, bat walks, film screenings... did you know there’s a Festival of Model Tramways this weekend?

philgyford : IanVisits London Events Guide - Fantastic guide of interesting things going on in London. I'd like an iCal file, but otherwise, handy stuff. (via Simon Willison)

Keyspace

16/07/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Keyspace - Keyspace. Yet Another Key-Value Store—this one focuses on high availability, with one server in the cluster serving as master (and handling all writes), and the paxos algorithm handling replication and ensuring a new master can be elected should the e

joshua : Scalien - Keyspace - distributed k/v store

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