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Giant Bomb releases game database API

14/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Giant Bomb releases game database API - they're doing some interesting community stuff, mixing wikis with traditional game journalism  [via]

The change we need | Comment is free | The Guardian

14/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : The change we need | Comment is free | The Guardian - Good riddance to President Gore! "Of course, the biggest disappointment was Gore's failure to handle Hurricane Katrina properly. Not only did the massive evacuation of New Orleans prove a costly and time-consuming overreaction, since the levees - fortifie [via#

Slacker Personal Radio - Slacker Radio on iPhone and iPod Touch

14/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Slacker Personal Radio - Slacker Radio on iPhone and iPod Touch - I prefer Slacker's personalized radio stations to Pandora, and their new iPhone app is top-notch. #

The Printed Blog | Home

14/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

philgyford : The Printed Blog | Home - A trial of a twice-daily very local newspaper in some US locations using content from blogs. It would be difficult to be any worse than, say, Metro, London Lite, Evening Standard, etc. in London.

House of Bendie

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : House of Bendie - Bespoke hoodies(!) Not cheap, but wicked awesome. Might save my pennies up for one. [via#

Tabbloid

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Tabbloid - Will regularly email you a PDF of your chosen RSS feeds. Couldn't be much simpler. (via Russell Davies)

Russell Davies: meet the new schtick (2)

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Russell Davies: meet the new schtick (2) - Part two of a write-up of a talk Russell gave. Real-world things derived from the internet's good stuff make me excited.

A Typographic Survey of the City of London on Vimeo

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : A Typographic Survey of the City of London on Vimeo - Lovely little video about the typography used in public throughout the City. Only criticism: sound recording is very poor quality. Otherwise, fab. (via Blech)

Twee as Fuck

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Twee as Fuck - Fanzine, monthly London club night, record label. Looks great. (Warning: the naughty page plays music when it loads.)

Requirements for an invoice | Business Link

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Requirements for an invoice | Business Link - Not thrilling, but useful and clearly presented, for UK businesses.

Preoccupations: Our work (so far) this year

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Preoccupations: Our work (so far) this year - Going to talk to those pupils was great fun and this describes how incredibly lucky and clever they are. Very impressive (David and them, not me).

Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that's fit to print

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that's fit to print - I haven't even seen one of these (yet) but it's already one of my favourite objects. I've wanted to do something like this for ages but Russell and Ben actually did it, and did it much better than I'd ever have done it.

Andy Baio : Ben Terrett on "Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet" - they printed 1,000 copies of a newspaper filled with tweets, blog posts, and miscellaneous writing from last year

jQuery queue method

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : jQuery queue method - jQuery queue method. New in jQuery 1.3, but quite far down the release notes. This finally allows low-level control over the jQuery animation queue without needing an extra plugin.

jQuery 1.3 release notes

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : jQuery 1.3 release notes - jQuery 1.3 release notes. Sizzle (new selector engine, available separately), Live Events (a variant of event delegation), Feature Detection (instead of user agent sniffing), faster HTML injection and more.

Weezer's Pork and Beans, alternate video

14/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Weezer's Pork and Beans, alternate video - much more chaotic with nearly twice the memes, including Badger Badger and Leeroy Jenkins cameos

Dining with Dubya

14/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Dining with Dubya - Great little reminiscence from one of the Bush daughter's friends on his casual dinners with the family

jQuery 1.3 and the jQuery Foundation

14/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : jQuery 1.3 and the jQuery Foundation - jQuery 1.3 and the jQuery Foundation. The IP for jQuery and jQuery UI now rests with the Software Freedom Conservancy (a smart alternative to setting up a brand new foundation), while Sizzle is a separate project looked after by the Dojo Foundation.

2009 Rare Book Calendar from 42-line

14/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : 2009 Rare Book Calendar from 42-line - 2009 Rare Book Calendar from 42-line. Gorgeous. Just ordered a copy for a mere $10. "[E]ach month is accompanied by a printed reproduction from an important piece of bibliographic history. January's Giovanni Battista Ferrari copperplate engraving of an am

Anthropologie is seeking a Flash Developer

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Anthropologie is seeking a Flash Developer - Anthropologie is one store I'm happy to visit with Suzanne. An eclectic palette of texture, color, and style makes it enjoyable to peruse. If you've got Flash chops, they're seeking a Flash Developer for Anthropologie.com.

Miles From India

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Miles From India - Miles From India. "Miles Davis meets the sounds of India in an endlessly compelling meeting of minds and cultures." This album includes a new version of "So What", which is one of the most imaginative jazz pieces I've heard in a while. Via typegirl. [via]

font-weight values "100" to "900"

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : font-weight values "100" to "900" - Richard Rutter on the font-weight values "100" to "900" few of us probably even knew about. "[T]here’s more to the lives of many typefaces than just bold and regular. There’s Ultralight, Extralight, Light.... Since its inception in 1996, CSS has provi

Web Directions' State of the Web survey results

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Web Directions' State of the Web survey results - Web Directions' State of the Web survey results. Nothing too out of the ordinary from what I see in the results, but a good reference for seeing what's happening with web development across the industry.

Grid Designer

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Grid Designer - Grid Designer is probably more technical than most of us need, but unlike the aforementioned Grid Buildrrr, it does include an export option (markup).

Privateer: Ascii Sector - The Official Website

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

deusx : Privateer: Ascii Sector - The Official Website - "Privateer: Ascii Sector is a 100% free space combat/exploration/trading game for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. You start with a simple spaceship and can then accept missions or trade goods to earn enough money to upgrade your ship or buy a new one. T

welcome to the ficlets memorial « the ficlets memorial

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

deusx : welcome to the ficlets memorial « the ficlets memorial - "ficlets is no more. AOL decided to kill the product, but thankfully, since all the content on the site was licensed under Creative Commons, I decided that there's no reason to let the content die. So, consider this the ficlets memorial. I will

Simon Willison : ficlets memorial - ficlets memorial. Here’s a great argument for Creative Commons—AOL shut down Ficlets without providing an archive or export tool, but the license meant Ficlets co-creator Kevin Lawver could scrape and preserve all of the content anyway.

Excess coffee linked to hallucinations - Health News, Health & Wellbeing - The Independent

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

deusx : Excess coffee linked to hallucinations - Health News, Health & Wellbeing - The Independent - The purple elephants have always been with me. "People who consume coffee and other caffeinated products are more likely to have hallucinations, according to a study published today."

Seven Cups of Coffee a Day May Lead to Hallucinations - Bloomberg.com: U.K. & Ireland

14/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

deusx : Seven Cups of Coffee a Day May Lead to Hallucinations - Bloomberg.com: U.K. & Ireland - Or.. *are* they there? I've seen the movie From Beyond. "Consuming the caffeine in seven cups of instant coffee a day may leave you more likely to see, hear and smell things that aren’t there, U.K. researchers said. "

Nortel Networks files for bankruptcy.

14/01/2009 @ 16:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Nortel Networks files for bankruptcy. - Doesn't seem possible.

On the remake of The Prisoner.

14/01/2009 @ 16:01 UTC

Greg Storey : On the remake of The Prisoner. - It's about damn time.

but does it float

14/01/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : but does it float

cobra libre : but does it float - Thank you, Dakota [via#

The History of Python

14/01/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The History of Python - The History of Python. “A series of articles on the history of the Python programming language and its community?, being compiled by Guido plus guest authors.  [via]

Avoid This Logo

14/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

joshua : Avoid This Logo - Worst looking games ever

Dan Bruno on the rhythm battle system in Mother 3

14/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Dan Bruno on the rhythm battle system in Mother 3 - one of the harder songs has a 29/16 time signature

Review: Thirsty Light

14/01/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

joshua : Review: Thirsty Light

The Market for Lemons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

14/01/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

joshua : The Market for Lemons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard - NYTimes.com

14/01/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

gleuschk : At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard - NYTimes.com - hm, to link this on my calculus class webpage, or not?

Interview with an Adware Author

14/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Interview with an Adware Author - Interview with an Adware Author: heh

Andy Baio : Interview with a former adware programmer - the lengths they went to avoid detection was pretty incredible

nelson : Adware Anatomy - fascinating article about how evil malware works

Dave Bayer doing the boards for an episode of Law&Order:SVU

14/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

gleuschk : Dave Bayer doing the boards for an episode of Law&Order:SVU - I need to figure out how to get in on this gig

Syracuse Housing Market #2 In Nation | WTVH-TV CBS 5 Syracuse, NY | Local News

14/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

gleuschk : Syracuse Housing Market #2 In Nation | WTVH-TV CBS 5 Syracuse, NY | Local News - the benefits of living in the economically depressed rust belt

7 Reasons Why Carol Bartz Is Right for Yahoo

14/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Linkorama : 7 Reasons Why Carol Bartz Is Right for Yahoo - “When I say find your passion, some people might say this is not the right time and that we need to be pragmatic. But our passions and dreams should not move to the back burner when things get tough. This is exactly the time that we need to tap into new

tokyo camera style

14/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : tokyo camera style [via]

The current state of video in email

14/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : The current state of video in email - Campaign Monitor: The current state of video in email. "The results are quite conclusive -- the only reliable way to embed video in email is an animated GIF."

Feltron Eight

14/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Feltron Eight - It's been all over the internets today, and rightly so: Nicholas Felton's Annual Report, Feltron Eight this year, is always a treat to look forward to. A beautiful example of information design and self-promotion.

El Capitan from Cathedral Beach

14/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : El Capitan from Cathedral Beach - Flickr: El Capitan from Cathedral Beach. It's been years since I've seen El Capitan. Aside from seeing it in person, this is the most compelling capture of its magnificence I've seen since.

New from TypeTrust: Black Monday by James Puckett and Silas Dilworth

14/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : New from TypeTrust: Black Monday by James Puckett and Silas Dilworth - New from TypeTrust: Black Monday by James Puckett and Silas Dilworth, "featuring three character sets in varying degrees of treatment and an advanced OpenType ligature feature which automatically substitutes obvious glyph repetitions."

Perl and UNIX Network Programming

14/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Perl and UNIX Network Programming - Perl and UNIX Network Programming: there were a few handy tidbits in this presentation

Richard Rutter on font-weight

14/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Richard Rutter on font-weight - As usual, Richard comes up with a couple great test cases to show us just how infuriatingly busted our browsers are. Yay, progress! ∞

The Hype Machine's Zeigeist 2008

14/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Hype Machine's Zeigeist 2008 - now that the whole thing's up, well worth checking out; all 50 top albums are streamable

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