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Sam Winston's portfolio of word and letterform art

31/07/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Sam Winston's portfolio of word and letterform art - don't miss Romeo & Juliet, Dictionary Story, and Pencil Drawing  [via]

GameSetWatch interviews Vector Park's Patrick Smith

31/07/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : GameSetWatch interviews Vector Park's Patrick Smith - if you still haven't bought Windosill, we have nothing to talk about

Code Rush in the Creative Commons

31/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Code Rush in the Creative Commons - Last year, to commemorate the release of Firefox 3.0, I posted a heavily-annotated copy of Code Rush — the commercially-unavailable documentary from 2000 about the open-sourcing of the Netscape code base and the beginning of the Mozilla project. Sho

Panic cofounder Steven Frank's quitting the iPhone

31/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Panic cofounder Steven Frank's quitting the iPhone - Arrington made the same move today, both fed up by idiotic recent App Store decisions

Brent Simmons' anatomy of a feature

31/07/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Brent Simmons' anatomy of a feature - "piece of cake"  [via]

Rod Begbie : Anatomy of a feature - Great description of all the thought that is needed for "a quick feature". Just gone through implementing one of these this evening! #

MoneySeize, addictive Flash platformer

30/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : MoneySeize, addictive Flash platformer - amazing how much a simple narrative and dialogue adds to the game

how to avoid ads in gmail

30/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

wearehugh : how to avoid ads in gmail - "you need 1 catastrophic event or tragedy for every 167 words"

nelson : Avoiding gmail ads - Simply make sure tragic words are in every mail

Andy Baio : How to Avoid Ads in Gmail - just add tragic words to your signature  [via]

Simon Willison : How to avoid ads in gmail - How to avoid ads in gmail. “After extensive testing I’ve discovered you need 1 catastrophic event or tragedy for every 167 words in the rest of the email.?

Golan Levin at TED on using technology to make synesthetic art

30/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Golan Levin at TED on using technology to make synesthetic art - great followup to his 2004 presentation

Launch years of today's most popular websites

30/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Launch years of today's most popular websites - from IMBD in 1992 to Bing earlier this year  [via]

Today's News and Yahoo!'s Developer Program

30/07/2009 @ 12:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Today's News and Yahoo!'s Developer Program - Today’s News and Yahoo!’s Developer Program. “For SearchMonkey and BOSS, we currently do not have anything concrete to tell you? ... “We wanted to let you know that today’s news does not affect these products [YUI, YQL, Pipes]?.

Andy Baio : Yahoo! Developer Network on the Microsoft announcement - BOSS and Searchmonkey up in the air, everything else unaffected (directly)  [via]

Yahoo! BOSS team on the Microsoft announcement

30/07/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo! BOSS team on the Microsoft announcement - "honestly, the team is still absorbing the implications and we just don't know"  [via]

Leaked images from Epic Mickey, dystopian Disney videogame led by Warren Spector

30/07/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Leaked images from Epic Mickey, dystopian Disney videogame led by Warren Spector - fantastically bizarre, and the biggest Cory Doctorow bait I've ever seen

Loren Carpenter's Vol Libre, fractal CG short film from 1980

30/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Loren Carpenter's Vol Libre, fractal CG short film from 1980 - online for the first time, with a wonderful backstory

Kirrily Robert's OSCON keynote about women in open-source projects

30/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Kirrily Robert's OSCON keynote about women in open-source projects - great talk, with lessons learned from two OS projects with a female majority  [via]

nelson : Women in open source - Awesome talk about gender in the open source world

Mark Andrew Webber's six-foot-long linocut typographic map of Paris

30/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mark Andrew Webber's six-foot-long linocut typographic map of Paris - he's already done NYC, London, and Amsterdam; I also loved his ice type  [via]

Ars Technica on AP's confusion over their own technology

29/07/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Ars Technica on AP's confusion over their own technology - Yoz Graham interviewed the lead hNews guy, and there seems to be a gap between reality and the AP

Conan O'Brien & Andy Richter dub "Ghost In The Shell"

29/07/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Conan O'Brien & Andy Richter dub "Ghost In The Shell" - anime, not manga

Yahoo gives up on search in 10-year Microsoft agreement

29/07/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Yahoo gives up on search in 10-year Microsoft agreement - the press site is the worst of both worlds; what's the fate of Delicious, BOSS, Search Monkey and their other search projects?

Building Rome in a Day

29/07/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Building Rome in a Day - Building Rome in a Day. “The ?rst system capable of city-scale reconstruction from unstructured photo collections?—computer vision techniques used to construct 3D models of cities using 10s of thousands of photos from Flickr. Reminiscent of Micr [via]

Andy Baio : Computer vision project reconstructs 3D cities/landmarks in hours using Flickr photos - they generated a skeleton of Rome in 21 hours using 500 compute cores and 150,000 photos  [via]

joshua : Building Rome in a Day

Ctrl+F'd, bookmarklet to censor any webpage

29/07/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Ctrl+F'd, bookmarklet to censor any webpage - reminds me of Motion Theory's Google Chrome ad

Cory Arcangel's YouTube mashup of cats playing Arnold Schoenberg's Op11

29/07/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Cory Arcangel's YouTube mashup of cats playing Arnold Schoenberg's Op11 - absolutely brilliant, don't miss the MP3 and his methodology  [via]

5-year-old boy performs Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues"

28/07/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 5-year-old boy performs Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" - more insane mega-cuteness here  [via]

A Cyst, A Scalpel, and Lots of Beer

28/07/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

Andy Baio : A Cyst, A Scalpel, and Lots of Beer - not safe for anyone; Internet, you never let me down

Bokode: Imperceptible Visual Tags for Camera Based Interaction from a Distance

28/07/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Bokode: Imperceptible Visual Tags for Camera Based Interaction from a Distance [via]

Andy Baio : Bokode - very clever barcode design uses out-of-focus photos shot from a distance  [via]

Simon Willison : Bokode - Bokode. New take on the humble barcode from the MIT Media Lab—Bokodes are 3mm wide but can be read at a distance by a regular digital camera lens using out of focus photography, exploiting the bokeh effect. The way in which the Bokode is read allows b [via]

Mechanical Turk Diaries

28/07/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mechanical Turk Diaries - unedited stories collected from the turker community

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