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The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

1/05/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.. I normally avoid linking to “top 10? lists on principle, but this one pulls together some great resources and adds some extra context to each one.

jcgregorio : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - Doesn't cover Google or eBay, but still a good list.

jimray : The top 10 presentations on how to scale websites - Flickr, Bloglines, Vox, etc - learn how to build strong sites

bmilleare : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

nelson : System scaling - Collection of videos on how they make systems scale

joshua : A bunch of presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

philgyford : Peter Van Dijck’s Guide to Ease » Blog Archive » A bunch of presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - The kind of thing I keep meaning to read up on. (via Kottke)

Microsoft to support OpenID

6/02/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Microsoft to support OpenID - wonderful news

Jeremy Zawodny : Microsoft & OpenID - Microsoft & OpenID: "So Bill Gates just announced earlier this morning that Microsoft is supporting OpenID..."

cameron : Microsoft & OpenID - InfoCard and OpenID, together, forever.

joshua : Microsoft to support OpenID

jimray : Microsoft will support OpenID - I swear I thought this was announced a while ago, but great news all the same.

Rod Begbie : brad's life - Microsoft & OpenID - MS are announcing CardSpace authentication for OpenID. Of course, five bucks says this goes the "embrace & extend" way of Microsoft "supporting" SPF two years ago. [via#

Simon Willison : Microsoft & OpenID - Microsoft & OpenID. HUGE news. Microsoft are officially supporting OpenID, through integration with CardSpace.

Flickr quietly launches machine tag support

24/01/2007 @ 20:05 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr quietly launches machine tag support - the possibilities here are kinda mind-bending

kellan : Machine Tags: They live! They live! - Machine Tags: They live! They live!. Machine tags are not RDF. But they could play RDF on television. #

Simon Willison : Flickr Machine Tags - Flickr Machine Tags. A new feature for API developers that lets them stuff arbritrary namespaced key/value pairs in to tags and query them using the API. Even without range queries, this will enable a ton of exciting new third party developments.

plasticbag : Flickr's introduced the concept of machine tags for everyone to start playing with - Ooh. Classy. Nice. All kinds of things can be built off the back of this. I'm just starting to get my head around the possibilities, although it's probably worth noting that I'm not necessarily sufficiently qualified to get the best view...

joshua : flickr rolls out "machine tags" - like system:has: in delicious i guess

jimray : Machine tags on Flickr - Add more metadata to your photos via tags. All backend/API jiggerypockery for now, but this will be cool.

Nelson Minar : Structured Flickr tags - Machine tags are triples: namespace, keyword, value

Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support

28/08/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support - and, surprise! two-way integration with Upcoming

kellan : FlickrBlog: "Great shot - where'd you take that?" - Our new maps feature is out! #

jkottke : Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos - Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos. Geotag = situate your photos on a map.

jimray : Flickr adds geotagging

Simon Willison : Flickr launches geocoding - Really great job - congrats Dan Catt and the rest of the team.

Nelson Minar : Flickr Geotagging - Mainstream feature now!

Linkorama : Geo Flickr - Bout time, nah, space

bmilleare : Geotagging on Flickr

Introducing Drosera

28/06/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : Introducing Drosera - Javascript debugger for apps that use webkit.

deusx : Surfin' Safari - Blog Archive - Introducing Drosera - "I would like to introduce a new addition to the WebKit open source toolsa JavaScript debugger."

Eric Meyer : Introducing Drosera - A full-blown JavaScript debugger for WebKit applications (like Safari).

jimray : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Drosera - Javascript debugger for Safari. Love the name.

Paul Hammond : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Drosera - Drosera, named after the largest genera of bug eating plants, lets you attach and debug JavaScript for any WebKit application�not just Safari.

Simon Willison : Safari gets a JavaScript debugger - Great news, especially considering the tricky nature of Safari bugs. Opera needs one too.

Cameron Moll : JavaScript debugger twins - A couple of JavaScript debuggers: FireBug for Firefox and Drosera, which "lets you attach and debug JavaScript for any WebKit application--not just Safari."

Apple's Boot Camp public beta

5/04/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple's Boot Camp public beta - the stock market loves Apple's new official support of Windows XP dual boot

Jon Hicks : Apple - Boot Camp - Macs do Windows too! We knew they would, but we waited for the official word. Thanks to Ian Lloyd for the tip off.

jimray : Apple - Boot Camp - Boot Windows on a Mac - officially

Rod Begbie : Apple - Boot Camp #

joshua : boot camp - boot windows on your mac

Simon Willison : Boot Camp - Official dual-boot Windows solution for Intel Macs - downloadable beta!

plasticbag : Apple's Boot Camp makes the world's best Windows computer a Mac... - Or at least that's the tagline I'm seeing around the web at the moment. Looks fascinating, actually. Really interested to see how this turns out...

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

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.

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

Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

14/07/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

gleuschk : awesome lcd keyboard - holy cow, now, *that's* the future

Andy Baio : Optimus keyboard - jaw-dropping keyboard concept with each key as an LCD display [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Optimus keyboard - Extremely kewl concept -- A keyboard with leds, so the key displays change depending on context. [via#

tehu : Optimus keyboard : LCD on your keys - Oh I want one ! Patents pending ? Gosh !

Matthew M. Boedicker : keyboard where each key is a mini LCD

jkottke : Whoa, each key on this keyboard is a little computer screen - I'd love to use the typeface of my choosing for my keyboard.

znarf : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard - I want it ! [via#

plasticbag : The Optimus keyboard has a tiny screen under each key, so that you can remap it easily to any combination - Mr Webb informs me that each button costs tens of dollars at the moment, and as such it doesn't look likely to go on the market any time soon - but it rocks and I want one...

Eric Meyer : Optimus keyboard - Oh, that's just far too awesome. It would certainly make learning Dvorak (or playing games) a LOT easier. [via Dan] [via]

Simon Willison : Optimus keyboard - Every key is a colour screen.

script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

23/06/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

kellan : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - Madrobby's platform for mind blowing javascript/ajax hacking #

ricmac : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - "script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, compatible and, ultimately, totally cool JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly, Web 2.0 style"

François Nonnenmacher : script.aculo.us - A directory of interesting javascript examples

joshua : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

Simon Willison : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - A pretty impressive collection of modern JavaScript tricks.

Eric Meyer : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - Coolness. Just all around coolness.

Jeremy Zawodny : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript: "script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications"

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]

joshua quitting to work on del.icio.us full time

30/03/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

kellan : joshua quitting to work on del.icio.us full time  #

Andy Baio : Del.icio.us gets funding, Joshua goes full-time - this makes me so very happy [via]  [via]

Wayne Burkett : [delicious-discuss] big news - del.icio.us takes outside investment. Congrats and good luck, Joshua! #

deusx : [delicious-discuss] big news - "I've decided to quit my job and workon del.icio.us full time." Holy shit. Congratulations!

jkottke : Josh Schachter has taken on some outside investment and is doing del.icio.us full-time - Congratulations to Josh...looking forward to seeing what happens.

plasticbag : Josh Schachter quits his job to take del.icio.us professional - I really hope this one works out for him. I'm a bit nervous that it won't easily translate into a commercial space...

ricmac : delicious gets investor capital - Joshua: "I've decided to quit my job and work on del.icio.us full time." Congrats! (via waxy.org)

Nelson Minar : del.icio.us full time - Joshua announces funding and a new concentration

Simon Willison : [delicious-discuss] big news - Joshua has funding, and is now working on del.icio.us full time.

jimray : Josh Schachter quits his job to do del.icio.us full time - Also, inboxes are back!

Using bumptunes and the Powerbook's new accelerometer to control iTunes playback

4/03/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Using bumptunes and the Powerbook's new accelerometer to control iTunes playback - "You rock the machine backwards for the next track, and rock it forwards for the previous track." Could use the same technique for "rapid-fire email filing (tilt right to delete, left to keep, like you're driving through time through y

deusx : apples powerbook (4 March 2005, Interconnected) - "I feel kind of indignant, like my laptop is wilfully ignoring me. It seems inert, a lump of metal deliberately cutting itself off from the rest of the universe. A deaf, dead machine."

Andy Baio : Bumptunes - tilt your Powerbook to control music playback [via]  [via]

plasticbag : Mr Webb's tapping into Powerbook accelerometers - And using the whole machine as an interface for controlling iTunes

Simon Willison : Controlling iTunes by rocking your PowerBook - Cunning Python/AppleScript hack that interfaces with the new motion detector. (via) [via]

Paul Hammond : apples powerbook (4 March 2005, Interconnected) - You rock the machine backwards for the next track, and rock it forwards for the previous track

Matthew M. Boedicker : innovative uses for the accelerometer in Powerbooks

How to Destroy the Earth

21/02/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Andy Baio : How to Destroy the Earth - a sensible alternative to paving the Earth

kayodeok : How to destroy the earth - Destroying the Earth is harder than you may have been led to believe

cobra libre : how to destroy the earth #

jkottke : Forget how life will end, here's a bunch of ways you can destroy the entire Earth - This is a really fun read: "keeping the strangelet stable is incredibly difficult once it has absorbed the stabilising machinery, but creative solutions may be possible."

Simon Willison : Geocide: How to destroy the Earth - Immensely amusing, and informative as well. (via) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : How to destroy the Earth - How to destroy the Earth: in case you ever needed to know

Eric Meyer : How to destroy the Earth - Reminds me of the good old days of alt.destroy-the-earth. [via Simon] [via]

jwz on open source groupware

16/02/2005 @ 07:58 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : jwz on open source groupware

Andy Baio : Jamie Zawinski on the Hula project - make software for users, not for managers [via]  [via]

jkottke : Jamie Zawinski on making software for users, not for managers

kellan : jwz: Everything You Know About Groupware Is Wrong - Groupware BAD. Users GOOD. Calendars USEFUL #

Rod Begbie : jwz - Hula - Great jwz rant. The software industry misses him. [via#

Nelson Minar : jwz groupware rant - Most insightful thing I've read about product design in a long time (via HotLinks)

Wayne Burkett : jwz on Hula and groupware - "Groupware BAD. Users GOOD. Calendars USEFUL." #

Simon Willison : jwz on Hula - jwz tears groupware a new belly button. (via) [via]

Google Maps

8/02/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Maps - Google Maps: just what you think it is

Jason Shellen : Google Maps - Cool maps, from Google. Click and drag is my favorite feature. #

Andy Baio : Google Maps - insanely great UI; it's only missing personalization and better URIs [via]  [via]

doug : Google Maps - Check out Google?s way-cool mapping service in any non-Safari browser. Drag the map around, quick zooming, directions from A to B, beautiful detail, and more? Look out MapQuest.

jkottke : Google Maps is in beta - Safari not supported yet.

Rod Begbie : Google Maps - Another boring "it's been done" problem re-solved in a funky DHTML way by the brains at Google. [via#

Dan Cederholm : Google Maps - Linked from everywhere, but worth it. Hope to see support for Safari, eventually.

Anne van Kesteren : Google Maps - Yay, they use XHTML as text/html! (Too bad they violate section C and such, but whatever.) #

Simon Willison : Google Maps - Very slick, but sadly non functional for Safari uses. (via) [via]

gleuschk : new button on Google Maps: Hybrid - superextramegacool

Very impressive Javacript/DOM store front.

2/02/2005 @ 01:05 UTC

kellan : Very impressive Javacript/DOM store front. - Re-creates the Mac dock in pure HTML/Javascript. #

Simon Willison : PanicGoods - Slick interface, but bad accessibility (no fallback if JavaScript is disabled). (via) [via]

Dan Cederholm : PanicGoods - Cool t-shirts from a cool software company. Check out the drag n' drop interface.

Rod Begbie : PanicGoods - Nice T-Shirts For The Panic Family. - Beautifully-designed web-store selling beautifully-designed shirts. Make sure and try dragging an item *out* of your cart. [via#

jkottke : Panic has a great drag and drop shopping cart

deusx : PanicGoods - Nice T-Shirts For The Panic Family. - Very, very cool DHTML/JavaScript shopping cart implementation. Drag & Drop!

Richard Rutter : Drag and drop shopping cart - Very cool from Panic (filed under DOM | JavaScript). [via Adactio]

jonhicks : New Panic Katamari T Shirts - Gorgeous designs, and from previous experience, best quality shirts I've ever bought.

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