Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org

10/10/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org - Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org: very cool work by Andy and Joshua

deusx : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org - "While most political blogs are extremely partisan, their biases aren't immediately obvious to outsiders like me. I wanted to see, at a glance, how conservative or liberal the blogs were without clicking through to every article. With the help

nelson : Political link colouring - Interesting hack: categorize blogs by conservative / liberal, then colour links accordingly

joshua : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - I did the heavy lifting on the math side

wearehugh : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org

Greg Storey : Visualizing political bias with Greasemonkey. - Waxy is the Bill Nye of the Internet.

Andy Baio : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Like the rest of the world, I've been completely obsessed with the presidential election and nonstop news coverage. My drug of choice? Gabe Rivera's Memeorandum, the political sister site of Techmeme, which constantly surfaces the most controversial stori

Nintendo's Wario Land meta-ad destroys YouTube UI

23/09/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Nintendo's Wario Land meta-ad destroys YouTube UI - watch until the 15 second mark; inspired by the HEMA ad?

nelson : YouTube / Wii - Clever video ad

deusx : YouTube - experiencewii's Channel - "Sweet gameplay footage from the new Wii release “Wario Land: Shake It!?"

Rod Begbie : Wario Land - Shake It! YouTube ad - Brilliantly-done ad for the new Wario game for Wii. Seems dull to start, but worth continuing with! [via#

Simon Willison : Wario Land: Shake It - Amazing footage! - Wario Land: Shake It—Amazing footage!. Some virals really do deserve linking to.

The Big Picture on CERN's Large Hadron Collider

1/08/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Big Picture on CERN's Large Hadron Collider - The Economist explains the LHC's importance for the layman

nelson : Large Hadron Collider - Great pictures

Simon Willison : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - Large Hadron Collider nearly ready—The Big Picture. Stunningly beautiful set of photographs of the LHC. I love Big Science.

jonhicks : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - Beautiful photos of the device that will swallow us all up in a black hole

Rod Begbie : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - I'm bored of "beauty in nature" -- Hurrah for The Big Picture covering beauty in science! Enjoy these photos before they turn the collider on, and we all get sucked into black hole. #

Greg Storey : If for some reason the Earth gets sucked into a black hole this weekend... - here's why.

Handwritten Typographers

8/07/2008 @ 17:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Handwritten Typographers - "The handwriting of typographers intrigues me because it raises so many questions, big and small: Do typographers exert some extraordinary control of the pen that laypersons don't? ... So, to satisfy my own curiosity I asked a number of prominent typograp

veen : Handwritten Typographers - "So, to satisfy my own curiosity I asked a number of prominent typographers to send me a scan of their handwriting. This is the result."

Andy Baio : Handwritten Typographers - comparing type designers' handwriting to the typefaces they created

Milo Vermeulen : Handwritten Typographers [via]

Eric Meyer : Handwritten Typographers - Very interesting. Especially for someone like me, whose handwriting isn't very attractive.

Reputation patterns in the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library

10/06/2008 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Reputation patterns in the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library - Reputation patterns in the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library. Pragmatic advice from Yahoo! on encouraging community participation.  [via]

joshua : Reputation Design Patterns

43folders : Reputation Parent - Yahoo! Design Pattern Library - via Waxy

Andy Baio : Design Patterns for Reputation - nicely summarized research on feedback and incentives in online communities  [via]

veen : Reputation - Yahoo! Design Pattern Library - "A person participating in a social structure expects to develop a reputation and hopes for insight into the reputations of others, but each designed model of participation and reputation embodies its own set of biases and incentive structures. Balan

Guitar Hero is dead.

28/05/2008 @ 17:01 UTC

Greg Storey : Guitar Hero is dead. - I would have been more impressed if they tried to bring back the Nintendo Power Glove.

Andy Baio : Trailer for Guitar Hero: World Tour on the Nintendo DS - a terrible use of the license, Activision should be embarrassed

nelson : Guitar Hero DS - Corporate committee makes a video "hip" to the "kids"

deusx : Guitar Hero: On Tour: R.I.P. Guitar Hero (2005-2008) - "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle - Yeah!"

Rod Begbie : Guitar Hero: On Tour: R.I.P. Guitar Hero (2005-2008) - Activision stares down that delicate "So bad it's good" line, before pissing all over it. "Wiggle wiggle wiggle YEAH!" [via#

Google Doctype - Google Code

14/05/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

wearehugh : Google Doctype - Google Code

jcgregorio : Google Doctype - Google Code - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

dbow : Google Doctype - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

Simon Willison : Google Doctype - Google Doctype. So now we know what Mark Pilgrim’s been doing at Google... heading up a project to create an encyclopaedia of web development. The JavaScript UI for browsing it is a bit weird (though you do at least get real pages if you disable JavaS

joshua : Doctype - documenting the use of html and associated tech

Eric Meyer : Google Doctype - I always like to see a site that says it's all about open standards and then lists proprietary elements and properties with no indication that they're, you know, proprietary. There's a lot of promise here, but the initial deployment undermines itself.

Yahoo! Internet Location Platform

12/05/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

joshua : Yahoo! Internet Location Platform - nice -- yahoo opens the Where On Earth dataset. what's with the goofy url syntax tho?

Andy Baio : Yahoo! opens its geo location database to the world - I'm stunned and thrilled they finally opened it up; this powers Flickr and Upcoming's geo features

Simon Willison : Yahoo! Internet Location Platform - Yahoo! Internet Location Platform. As an ex-Yahoo! this is really exciting—WhereOnEarth (a London company acquired by Yahoo! in 2005) provide the incredibly detailed geographical data used by Flickr, Upcoming and FireEagle—and now it’s available a

nelson : Free geocoding - Yahoo makes their geodatabase available for free, 50,000 queries / day

bmilleare : Yahoo! Internet Location Platform - YDN

Processing.js

9/05/2008 @ 06:00 UTC

nelson : Processing.js - A heroic project, the design Java framework ported to run in Javascript

Andy Baio : John Resig ported Processing to Javascript, using the Canvas element - one of the most amazing hacks I've ever seen; don't miss the demos further down the page

Rod Begbie : Processing.js - John Resig has ported the Processing visualization language to JavaScript, using the tag. John is officially one of the most scary-smart people I know. [via#

Simon Willison : Processing.js - Processing.js. John Resig’s outstanding port of the Processing visualisation language to JavaScript and Canvas. Runs amazingly well in Firefox 3. One hell of a hack.

jcgregorio : John Resig - Processing.js - "I've ported the Processing visualization language to JavaScript, using the Canvas element." Whoa.

Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Waxy.org

18/04/2008 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Waxy.org - "From an anonymous source close to the company, I've found myself in possession of the "Infocom Drive" — a complete backup of Infocom's shared network drive from 1989."

wearehugh : Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Waxy.org - holy fucking shit!

Andy Baio : Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - From an anonymous source close to the company, I've found myself in possession of the "Infocom Drive" — a complete backup of Infocom's shared network drive from 1989. This is one of the most amazing archives I've ever seen, a treasure chest documen

cobra libre : Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - "From an anonymous source close to the company, I've found myself in possession of the 'Infocom Drive' -- a complete backup of Infocom's shared network drive from 1989. This is one of the most amazing archives I've ever seen, a treasure chest documenting [via#

Rod Begbie : Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Waxy.org - Andy Baio has the scoop on the great text-adventure sequel that never was. Fascinating stuff. #

New Royal Mint Designs

2/04/2008 @ 17:01 UTC

jonhicks : New Royal Mint Designs - Gaze upon our lovely new coins!

Rod Begbie : The Royal Mint: The New Designs Revealed - The new UK coinage is wicked cool -- the individual coins are part of a larger picture. [via#

Cameron Moll : New UK coins unveiled - New UK coins unveiled, designed by 26-year-old Matthew Dent. These not only look really sharp but also function as one design when pieced together. "The Shield of the Royal Arms has been given a contemporary treatment and its whole has been cleverly split [via]

Simon Willison : The Royal Mint: The New Designs Revealed - The Royal Mint: The New Designs Revealed. Matthew Dent’s design for the new UK coinage is inspired—absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of these.

Richard Rutter : New British coinage designs - They’re very European, slightly conservative, but I likes em.

Mail Trends, IMAP-based email analysis and visualization

25/03/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mail Trends, IMAP-based email analysis and visualization - works great with Gmail; for a sample dataset, Mihai used the Enron email archive  [via]

joshua : mail-trends - analyze and visualize your email as extracted from an IMAP server

Rod Begbie : mail-trends - Analyzes your email corpus and displays nice graphs. Currently only works with GMail, but support for all IMAP servers is planned. [via#

philgyford : Mail-trends - Google Code - "Mail Trends lets you analyze and visualize your email (as extracted from an IMAP server)" Haven't tried it, but it looks purty. (via Haddock)

Jeremy Zawodny : mail-trends - mail-trends: "Mail Trends lets you analyze and visualize your email (as extracted from an IMAP server)."

Niall's technique for sniffing browser history to customize pages

8/02/2008 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Niall's technique for sniffing browser history to customize pages - very clever; instead of showing 50 bookmarking site buttons, only show the ones they actually use

43folders : Sniff browser history for improved user experience - That sound you just heard? That's a couple million people scurrying to hit "Clear History." Terrific work, though, Niall -- totally clever!

Rod Begbie : Sniff browser history for improved user experience - Clever hack -- sniff a user's browser history, work out what blogreading/bookmarking/OpenID sites they use, and reduce clutter by only display options for those sites. [via#

factoryjoe : Sniff browser history for improved user experience - The social web has filled our websites with too much third-party clutter as we figure out the best way to integrate content with the favorite sites and preferences of our visitors. Intelligent websites should tune-in to the content prefe

deusx : Sniff browser history for improved user experience - "In this post I will teach you how to mine the rich treasure trove of personalization data sitting inside your visitor's browser history for deep personalization experiences."

Dan & Kathryn's Apple //c unboxing

4/02/2008 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Dan & Kathryn's Apple //c unboxing - related: another vintage computer fan who bid for the same auction

deusx : Apple //c - a photoset on Flickr - "It's never been opened. Ever. It hasn't seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988."

Matthew M. Boedicker : unboxing a never opened Apple //c - (via del.icio.us/popular) [via]

veen : Apple //c unboxing - "It's never been opened. Ever. It hasn't seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988."

Khoi Vinh : Opening an Untouched, Sealed Apple IIc for the First Time - “It’s never been opened. Ever. It hasn’t seen the light of day since before it was shipped on May 5th, 1988.”

Eventually Consistent

20/12/2007 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Eventually Consistent - Eventually Consistent. Werner Vogels explains the trade-offs involved in building scalable, highly-available data stores such as Amazon’s SimpleDB.

jcgregorio : Eventually Consistent - All Things Distributed

joshua : Werner Vogels on Eventually Consistency - design considerations for distributed databases

nelson : Eventually Consistent - Werner breaks down some distributed system design choices

Jeremy Zawodny : Eventually Consistent - Eventually Consistent: somehow I missed this the first time around... Werner does a good job of discussing Amazon's "eventually consistent" model

Fluid

12/12/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

jonhicks : Fluid - An app for creating a Site Specific Browser (such as a GMail app for email) with webkit. Works brilliantly!

joshua : Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard

Cameron Moll : Fluid: Site-specific browser & dock icons for web apps - Fluid. Give your favorite web apps a site-specific browser and home on your Mac OS X Leopard dock.

Simon Willison : Fluid - Fluid. Another site-specific browser toolkit for OS X (Leopard only), from Todd Ditchendorf. Again, it’s not clear if this does the Right Thing and creates separate cookie jars for every application.

deusx : Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard - "Using Fluid, you can create SSBs to run each of your favorite webapps as a separate desktop application. "

factoryjoe : Fluid - Wrap web apps in their own OS X browser, complete with Dock icon. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: os x, mac, safari, fluid, web apps, site-specific browser, webkit

Beanstalkd - Software - xph.us

12/12/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

deusx : Beanstalkd - Software - xph.us - "beanstalkd is a fast, distributed, in-memory workqueue service."

factoryjoe : Beanstalkd - Software - xph.us - beanstalkd is a fast, distributed, in-memory workqueue service. Its interface is generic, but is intended for use in reducing the latency of page views in high-volume web applications by running most time-consuming tasks asynchronously.

Simon Willison : Beanstalkd - Beanstalkd. This is the light-weight cross-language queue I’ve been waiting for. Similar to Starling but your workers don’t need to poll for new jobs; you can call the blocking “reserve? call instead.

bmilleare : Beanstalkd - Nice queuing daemon - beats using Amazon SQS IMO

joshua : Beanstalkd - Software - xph.us - beanstalkd is a fast, distributed, in-memory workqueue service. Its interface is generic, but was originally designed for reducing the latency of page views in high-volume web applications by running most time-consuming tasks asynchronously.

Email Standards Project

28/11/2007 @ 16:01 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : Email Standards Project - Love the handy client reference. Brought to you by a small army of talented folks. ∞

Greg Storey : The Email Standards Project. - Wonderful.

43folders : Home | Email Standards Project

Cameron Moll : Email Standards Project - Email Standards Project. A noble effort to create some consistency among mail clients for standards and accessibility (HTML emails).

Khoi Vinh : The Email Standards Project - “The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email.”

Radiant Core: Blog: Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript

25/11/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

factoryjoe : Radiant Core: Blog: Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript - Deep write up about Facebook's Beacon from a technical perspective. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: beacon, facebook, f8, radiantcore

Simon Willison : Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript - Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript. How Facebook’s new Beacon service (also known as “Facebook ruined Christmas?) actually works.

deusx : Radiant Core: Blog: Deconstructing Facebook Beacon JavaScript - "This post is going to dig deep in Beacon and see what makes it tick from a purely technical perspective"

Andy Baio : Technical overview of how the Facebook Beacon works - this could have been fun and useful, if it was only opt-in on a site-by-site basis  [via]

nelson : Facebook beacon - Detailed tech article on what it does

Announcement: I'm leaving Upcoming to work on Waxy.org full-time!

12/11/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Announcement: I'm leaving Upcoming to work on Waxy.org full-time! - a friend said I should cross-post this to Waxy Links since they didn't see the main blog post

Jeremy Zawodny : Outgoing - Outgoing: Andy is leaving Yahoo... best of luck!

nelson : Waxy is leaving Yahoo - Good luck, Andy!

deusx : Waxy.org: Daily Log: Outgoing - "Next year, I'm focusing exclusively on Waxy.org and related coding projects. What does that mean? Yes, more links, but also the same flavor of original research and investigative journalism I've done in the past, though on a daily basis instead of t

Greg Storey : Waxy is the new Kottke. - I think you have to travel to Vietnam now, or something.

Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Fr...

8/10/2007 @ 20:02 UTC

Rod Begbie : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Friends - Presentation by Ian Rogers (ex-IUMA and Nullsoft) to music industry folks. "Want a track on-demand? Oh have we got a deal for you! If you’re on Windows XP or Vista, and you’re in North America, just download this 20MB application, go through these sev [via#

Simon Willison : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context - Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context. Fantastic presentation from Ian Rogers, the head of Yahoo! Music, who has spent 8 years watching DRM cripple the online music industry.

jonhicks : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses - ... and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Friends.

Ethan Marcotte : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context - Brilliant anti-DRM, pro-MP3 presentation aimed at the music industry. ∞

factoryjoe : Convenience Wins, Hubris Loses and Content vs. Context, a Presentation for Some Music Industry Friends at FISTFULAYEN - Everyone’s turning into pigs and ponies. Can’t let it happen to me. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: ian c. rogers, open media web, to:read, presentation

Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual

30/08/2007 @ 07:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual - Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual. “[I] was struck by how it had to explain a total paradigm shift in interacting with computers?.

Ethan Marcotte : Pictures of the original Macintosh User Manual - "[I] was struck by how it had to explain a total paradigm shift in interacting with computers." #.

Rod Begbie : peterme.com :: Thoughts on (and pics of) the original Macintosh User Manual - How to explain a paradigm shift... [via#

Khoi Vinh : Peter Merholz: Looking at the Original Macintosh User Manual

Cameron Moll : 1984 Macintosh User Manual - Pics of an original 1984 Macintosh User Manual.

The software awards scam

16/08/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

joshua : The software awards scam - Yet another tale of SEO crap. Shocking.

43folders : The software awards scam « Successful Software - Five stars! Reminds me of the ubiquitous '90s "Cool Site of the Day!" awards.

Jeremy Zawodny : The software awards scam - The software awards scam: software awards or link scams?

nelson : Software awards scam - Guy makes a fake program, wins many 5 star awards

Eric Meyer : The software awards scam - 1. Submit a worthless "program" to download sites. 2. Get a bunch of 5-star ratings. 3. Profit!!! [via John] [via]

Adrian Holovaty releases templatemaker, a Python library for smart screen scraping

6/07/2007 @ 16:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Adrian Holovaty releases templatemaker, a Python library for smart screen scraping - given a large set of HTML documents, intelligently extracts the strings that change between them

Matthew M. Boedicker : templatemaker, Python screenscraping library - (via waxy) [via]

joshua : Introducing templatemaker - back out templates from similar documents

Rod Begbie : Introducing templatemaker - Python library that analyses a corpus of web pages, works out where the dynamic values are in the template, then allows you to scrape out the juicy details. I can think of oh, so many uses for this. [via#

philgyford : Introducing templatemaker | Holovaty.com - Python thing. Point it at some HTML files and it will make a template with holes for the unique strings in the pages. (via Daring Fireball)

telekinesis - Google Code

5/07/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

43folders : telekinesis - Google Code - What if the "applications" for iPhone lived back on your home Mac? Promising-looking demo from Google.

Khoi Vinh : Telekinesis - Google hacks for iPhone.

Rod Begbie : telekinesis - Google Code - Remote control for your Mac, designed to be accessed by Safari on an iPhone. [via#

factoryjoe : telekinesis - Google Code - Remotely access your Mac through a collection of mini web apps on your phone Tags: telekinesis, quicksilver, iphone, opensource, remote, macosx

Andy Baio : Telekinesis, an open-source iPhone remote - remote desktop, streaming video, and application server, all running in iPhone's Safari

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