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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

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.

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!

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.

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

Panic - The True Story of Audion

12/11/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Panic - The True Story of Audion - Behind-the-scenes magic of a long-time Mac app. [via#

Eric Meyer : The True Story of Audion - The thrilling tale of two guys from Portland and the Mac software they created. Lengthy, but worth it. From the creators of Transmit, one of my must-have applications.

jkottke : The true story of Audion - An independent Mac software developer loving tells the story of the little MP3 player that could. Worth a read. (Comment on this)

deusx : Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion - "Is it just me? I mean, do you ever wonder about the stories behind everyday products?" Great story. Click on the links.

Phil Gyford : Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion - Cabel Sasser on the story of developing Audion and the emergence of iTunes. A long but great read.

Simon Willison : The True Story of Audion - A long but fascinating read. (via) [via]

Jon Hicks : The True Story of Audion - I know the would and his wife have linked to this, but it really is worth your time!

Jeremy Zawodny : The True Story of Audion - The True Story of Audion: It seems you can either be free to do anything you want, to create anything you dream of without answering to anyone, or you can be rich. You're not likely to be both.

Ok, this is the first wiki interface I've seen that has real potential

24/09/2004 @ 00:55 UTC

jkottke : Ok, this is the first wiki interface I've seen that has real potential - Dunno quite why exactly, but this blows my mind.

cameron : TiddlyWiki - wiki without servers

Andy Baio : TiddlyWiki - neat UI, but a novelty until saving changes is fixed [via]  [via]

Graham Leuschke : wow, that's a gorgeous site interface -- oh, and it's a wiki - click on some stuff on the left-hand side `

Paul Hammond : TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook - written in HTML and JavaScript

deusx : TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook - Damn. A wiki done entirely in HTML and JavaScript, client-side

Simon Willison : TiddlyWiki - Client-side Wiki in JavaScript. In page editing is The Next Big Thing. (via) [via]

Isofarro : TiddlyWiki - HTML and Javascript based 'personal web-based notebook'. Fascinating!

Adam Gessaman : TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook - Hmmm... this is interesting... alhtough it requires some logical restructuring of my thought processes.

Jeremy Zawodny : tiddlywiki - tiddlywiki: very cool stuff

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

Matt Webb announces "Brain Hacks" book for O'Reilly

4/08/2004 @ 12:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Matt Webb announces "Brain Hacks" book for O'Reilly - a practical companion to Mind Wide Open [via]  [via]

Erik Benson : I thought this was a joke--an O'Reilly Hacks book about quirks of the human brain? Matt is my hero - I would love to write a chapter for this. I wonder if they're taking submissions?

Tom Coates : My colleague has been writing a book. Yay Webb.

anildash : coming soon: brain hacks - it's the logical extension of Mind Wide Open

Phil Gyford : i'm writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - Matt is clever and nice. His forthcoming book, 'Brain Hacks', should be good. Yay!

deusx : im writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - "Now if you'll just excuse me. GODDAMN THIS IS SO BLOODY BRILLIANT. Sorry, I've been wanting to say that for ages." Brain Hacks. As fast as it hits the bookstore, it'll be on my shelf.

Richard MacManus : Matt Webb's co-writing an O'Reilly book called Brain Hacks - "To get where it is, the brain has made some fascinating design decisions."

Will Pate : Brain Hacks - 100 practical and understandable probes into the design quirks of the brain. I can't wait.

Paul Hammond : im writing a book (4 August 2004, Interconnected) - 100 practical and understandable probes into the design quirks of the brain, concentrating on the sensory and motor functions and their coordination

Simon Willison : Brain Hacks - I am SO looking forward to this. (via) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : brain hacks - brain hacks: sounds like a fun book

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.

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