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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

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.

Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

15/05/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

wearehugh : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jcgregorio : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jimray : Matt Haughey's got some tips on how to do online communities right - "If you're building a community you have to love what you're doing and be the best member of it." Well put, probably explains why most "communities" built by large companies are so spectacularly bad (guilty).

WillPate : Some Community Tips for 2007

François Nonnenmacher : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Seven tips on how to run a successful community

Jeremy Zawodny : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Some Community Tips for 2007: smart stuff from Matt (as usual)

factoryjoe : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous - Every year or so I write a long post or do a presentation at a conference on the subject of community. Each time I approach the subject, I take what I've already written and add to it with recent things I've learned or learned long befor

Linkorama : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Matt has a nice new and helpful blog, how fortuitous

How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files | Holovaty.com

7/04/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

wearehugh : How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files | Holovaty.com - hey, i have media files

Paul Hammond : How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files | Holovaty.com - Now chicagocrime.org's media files are served directly off of S3, at a cost of 35 cents a month, and my Apache is happier.

Simon Willison : How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files - Adrian's saving server overhead on ChicagoCrime by serving media from S3.

bmilleare : Using Amazon S3 to serve media files

Matthew M. Boedicker : hosting static content on Amazon's S3 for 35 cents per month - (via Waxy.org Links) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files - How I'm using Amazon S3 to serve media files: "S3 is very cheap -- 15 cents a month for each gig of storage (and I have only 936 K of media files) and 20 cents per gig bandwidth. That's peanuts."

What's New in Python 2.5

6/04/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : What's New in Python 2.5 - What's New in Python 2.5: I really, really, really need to learn me some Py one of these days... or years.

Rod Begbie : What's New in Python 2.5 [via#

Nelson Minar : New in Python 2.5 - Quick summary (via Zawodny, who really should learn some Py)

Aquarion : What's New in Python 2.5

wearehugh : What's New in Python 2.5

jcgregorio : What's New in Python 2.5

Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win...

12/05/2005 @ 15:58 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win... - Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win... [via] [via]

adash : KITTENWAR - This is what the internet was made for.

Jeremy Zawodny : kittenwar.com - kittenwar.com: dear god, that's addictive

plasticbag : Kitten War... May the cutest kitten win... - Most of these cats look moth-eared and grouchy. My kitten was much cuter when I was a kid. Bah.

Ethan Marcotte : Kitten War! - Say it with me: "Awwww..."

wearehugh : Kittenwar! May The Cutest Kitten Win!

deusx : Kittenwar! May The Cutest Kitten Win! - Click the cutest kitten picture!

nelson : Kittenwar! - A Hot or Not site full of pussies

NewsFire. Mac RSS with Style.

8/09/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

deusx : NewsFire. Mac RSS with Style. - Holy crap - this aggregator looks damn nice.

Jon Hicks : NewsFire 0.21 released

Mark Pilgrim : newsfire - new atom-enabled aggregator for os x #

veen : NewsFire. Mac RSS with Style. - Really Simple Software for Really Simple Syndication. Nice clean interface and a lack of any ornimental features.

Jeremy Zawodny : NewsFire - NewsFire: Another RSS reader for Mac OS X

Simon Willison : NewsFire 1.0 - $19.99 - NetNewsWire finally has some stylish competition. (via) [via]

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

MP3: Maciej's audioblogging manifesto

1/09/2004 @ 03:55 UTC

Andy Baio : MP3: Maciej's audioblogging manifesto - listen to this now, it's absolutely brilliant

Graham Leuschke : An Audioblogging Manifesto - spectacular

anildash : an audioblogging manifesto - the fact that it imposes my will on the listener is the *good* part of audioblogging

Mark Pilgrim : an audioblogging manifesto - that's four minutes of my life i'll never get back #

Ethan Marcotte : An audioblogging manifesto - 4.5 minutes of brilliance.

Richard MacManus : An Audioblogging Manifesto - "So stop the ridiculous self indulgence, and shut up and write." (txt version)

Philippe Janvier : An Audioblogging Manifesto - Pourquoi l'audioblogging est-il si ennuyant ? (un fond sonore qui n'arrange vraiment pas les choses)

jimray : An audioblogging manifesto

Tricks of the Trade

24/08/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Tricks of the Trade - great list of trade secrets, more on Mefi [via]  [via]

jkottke : Tricks of the Trade

Matthew M. Boedicker : tricks of the trade, for various trades

Jeremy Zawodny : tricks of the trade - tricks of the trade: the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible

Manuzhai : Tricks of the Trade - Little tricks to make life in your profession easier.

Rod Begbie : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - "Always put copper grease on the battery terminals after servicing a car.", and more useful tips of various trades. [via#

Nelson Minar : Tricks of the trade - funny on the Morning News (via kottke)

Phil Gyford : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - Different professions. Landscape architect: "If you say the drawings are 'rendered' rather than 'colored,' you can charge four times as much."

Aquarion : Tricks of the Trade - In this respect, the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible

kellan : Tricks of the Trade - The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade #

Mark Pilgrim : tricks of the trade - every actor eventually has to act drunk #

These web sites are identical

27/07/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

doug : These web sites are identical - Purely identical. Even created and maintained by the same person. Actually, this is interesting comparison data, but I?d prefer the sample size to be much bigger. Not sure how Stopdesign ended up as the least dissident.

Dan Cederholm : These web sites are identical -- or are they? - A frighteningly thorough comparison of 10 sites and their trends.

Wayne Burkett : These web sites are identical?or are they? [phnk] - This is extremely useful, interesting. #

Jon Hicks : I'm 28% dissident! - Not as as rebellious as Jakob strangely…

Andy Baio : Common practices between guru CSS blogs - an excellent survey [via]  [via]

deusx : These web sites are identical?or are they? [phnk] - "What is hence noteworthy is that all these designs resemble themselves very much." Er, well, they *are* all blogs, aren't they? I mean, variety yes, but one would expect a lot of commonalities between blogs.

Philippe Janvier : These web sites are identical - or are they ? - "This survey compares 10 web sites through elements of their layout : styles, page construction and elements...". Conclusion : Similar layouts, Identical contents, Coding the same way, Inheritance from print design.

Paul Hammond : These web sites are identical - or are they? [phnk] - This survey compares 10 web sites through elements of their layout: styles, page construction and elements

Mark Pilgrim : conformity among the a-list designers - baaaaaaaah #

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.

PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss

18/06/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

kellan : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Amazing work by Steve. Alas these are the days when the PHP's reputation as a toy language seems richly deserved. #

Philippe Janvier : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings in FoF - Character encoding pour FoF.

Isofarro : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - PHP and XML encodings quagmire. Ewwwww!

Kayode Okeyode : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss

Mark Pilgrim : php, xml, and character encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and data loss - php sucks, xml sucks, character encoding sucks, and we're all doomed #

phil : Steve Minutillo :: messy-78 » PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Forcing PHP to properly handle XML in different encodings. I'm bound to need this at some point.

Aquarion : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings - a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)los

Simon Willison : PHP, XML, and Character Encodings: a tale of sadness, rage, and (data-)loss - Fixing some very funky behaviour in PHP's XML parser. (via)

Sam Ruby: détente

28/05/2004 @ 14:00 UTC

Isofarro : Sam Ruby: détente - RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0 and Atom have a reason to exist (via Hotlinks)

François Hodierne : Sam Ruby: Détente - "And if anybody tells you differently, and won't listen when you suggest détente, take Brent's suggestion and make use of the handy Unsubscribe button." #

Mark Pilgrim : rss causes data loss - your edge case is somebody else's day 1 disaster #

anildash : syndication détente - silent data loss and why sam ruby's as good a community leader as i've ever seen

Richard MacManus : Sam Ruby: The word is détente - "RSS 1.0 has a reason to exist. RSS 2.0 has a reason to exist. And Atom has a reason to exist."

Simon Willison : Sam Ruby: Détente - Absolute required reading for anyone with an interest in syndication.

Kayode Okeyode : Sam Ruby's Detente - Sam Ruby's Detente

Closures and executing JavaScript on page load

26/05/2004 @ 09:00 UTC

Isofarro : Closures and executing JavaScript on page load - Closures - mind boggling!

Anne van Kesteren : Closures and executing JavaScript on page load - Maybe I should use this the next time I'm going to write scripts

Richard Rutter : Closures and executing JavaScript on page load - Resuable script that also works in IE/Mac (filed under DOM | JavaScript). [via v-2]

Simon Willison : Closures and executing JavaScript on page load - I've tried to explain closures on my SitePoint blog, using addLoadEvent() as an example.

Mark Pilgrim : closures and executing javascript on page load - javascript is such a neat language with a bad rap [via#

deusx : Closures and executing JavaScript on page load - SitePoint DHTML & CSS Blog - Was just thinking about this the other day. Need to start doing more cool things with JavaScript

If you are ever, ever in Warsaw, I highly recommend you flag down a passing cop car and tell them...

22/05/2004 @ 10:00 UTC

Adam Gessaman : If you are ever, ever in Warsaw, I highly recommend you flag down a passing cop car and tell them you've been assaulted. - "I was lucky enough to flag down an entire van full of Warsaw's finest, and they immediately shouted for me to climb in and tell them which way to go. No invasive questions about who I was, no skepticism of any kind, not even questions about what had happ

Simon Willison : Attacked by Thugs - Hilarious tale of Warsaw's Finest. (via)

Mark Pilgrim : attacked by thugs - classic

François Nonnenmacher : Attacked By Thugs! - Not funny but, Maciej, you're a great storyteller!

anildash : maciej gets mugged - remind me not to get mistaken for a criminal in warsaw

Ethan Marcotte : Attacked by thugs! - I waved them all goodbye and made a mental note to stay the hell away from the river.

Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign

10/05/2004 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign - it's hard to compete with free done well [via]

jkottke : Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign - Doug Bowman on the Blogger redesign (The "publish thoughts, get feedback, find people" explanation of blogging on the front page of the site is as good as I've seen anywhere.)

Jon Hicks : Blogger redesign - Read Doug Bowman's report on the redesign process of Blogger, Fascinating stuff...

François Hodierne : The New Blogger - vu par Douglas Bowman. Voir aussi

Philippe Janvier : The New Blogger - He done it again. Must read !

Mark Pilgrim : the new blogger - the designer speaks

Paul Hammond : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - we focused on making the Blogger brand and interface much more friendly and approachable

phil : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - Doug Bowman on redesigning Blogger.

Tom Coates : Wonderful article on designing the new Blogger site with Adaptive Path and StopDesign

Kayode Okeyode : Bowman on the Blogger redesign

Simon Willison : Stopdesign | The New Blogger - Doug helped redesign Blogger: this is his write-up.

Richard MacManus : Stopdesign describes design process for the new Blogger - Complete with obligatory IE whinges ;-)

Gmail Gems

23/04/2004 @ 18:00 UTC

Tomas Jogin : Gmail Gems - Tips n' Tricks for Gmail users

Kayode Okeyode : Gmail Gems

Mark Pilgrim : gmail gems - secrets of the gmail wizards

Adam Gessaman : Gmail Gems - The real gem would be getting my hands on an account! Who do I need to talk to?!?!

Matthew M. Boedicker : Gmail Gems, Gmail tips and tricks

Graham Leuschke : Gmail gems - my favorite: bang the spammers! though I haven't gotten any spam yet :(

Aquarion : Gmail Gems - Now I have one, I can get the most out of it.

Mena's Corner: Where's the Beef?

23/04/2004 @ 08:00 UTC

Erik Benson : Mena's Corner: Where's the Beef? - Am anxious and a little scared about what MT 3.0 will offer.

anildash : mena's overview of MT3 - and you can see the pretty new MT logo!

Paul Hammond : Mena's Corner: Where's the Beef? - 3.0 has awoken Movable Type after a long slumber

Adam Gessaman : Mena: MT 3.0 is not a feature release. - No kidding. I’ve been playing with it for about 48 hours now, and while it seems to be more solid and much faster it really doesn’t present a huge leap forward in terms of features. Oh, and TypeKey integration needs some work. As soon as I

Mark Pilgrim : movable type 3.0 is people - like soylent green

Richard MacManus : Mena Trott on Movable Type 3.0 - The beef is in the platform and the developers community.

Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo

20/04/2004 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo - when I switch from Eudora, it'll likely be to Thunderbird

François Hodierne : Mozilla Thunderbird's new logo - the design process

dionidium : Jon Hicks's notes on designing the new Thunderbird logo - He's quite a talented artist.

Kayode Okeyode : Mozilla Thunderbird's New Logo - Mozilla Thunderbird's New Logo

Rod Begbie : hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - The new Thunderbird icon. Almost lovelier than the gorgeous Firefox one!

Dan Cederholm : Jon Hicks strikes again - Another beautiful icon, this time for Mozilla's email client, Thunderbird.

Simon Willison : // hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - New Thunderbird logo to accompany the Firefox one. I like it. (via)

deusx : // hicksdesign :: Thunderbird - "Following on from the branding of Firefox, comes the new logo for Mozilla’s email client, Thunderbird."

Tom Coates : Beautiful new Thunderbird logo (but the app does not appeal to me at all)

Mark Pilgrim : branding thunderbird - more great work from the branding masters

Top 10 ways to crash PHP

17/04/2004 @ 02:06 UTC

Simon Willison : Top 10 ways to crash PHP - Fascinating insight in to some little known PHP bugs. (via)

Kayode Okeyode : Top 10 ways to crash PHP

Adam Gessaman : Top 10 ways to crash PHP

Mark Pilgrim : 10 ways to crash php - evil

anildash : Top 10 ways to crash PHP - just good for future reference

François Nonnenmacher : Top 10 ways to crash PHP - Someone helps me on the top 100 ways to crash Java?

Spike, networked clipboard for Mac/Win

14/04/2004 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Spike, networked clipboard for Mac/Win - sounds interesting [via]

anildash : spike, interesting networked clipboard - cross-platform, rendezvous-enabled, and all that other good stuff

Jeremy Zawodny : spike, a peer-to-peer clipboard - spike, a peer-to-peer clipboard: copy, paste, collaborate

Philippe Janvier : Spike - Un presse-papier en ligne qui semble intéressant

Mark Pilgrim : spike: a shared rendezvous-enabled clipboard - slowly recreating all the useful features of groove with zeroconf

Les Orchard : Spike, a Rendezvous-enabled clipboard for Windows and OS X

Simon Willison : Spike - Network clipboard for Windows and OS X. Shame there's no Linux version (via)

Adam Gessaman : Spike - Collaborative Network Clipboard - Oh, to be in a situation where intellectual challenges actually could be solved with collaborative software.

Topographic page bookmarklet

6/04/2004 @ 14:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Topographic page bookmarklet - the deeper the link, the lighter it appears [via]

Paul Hammond : make-believe.org - Topographic page layout - more deeply nested elements are given a lighter background

Mark Pilgrim : topographic page layout - very cool

Tom Coates : The topographic view bookmarklet can give you an immediate sense of how a web page is constructed

Ethan Marcotte : Topographic page layout - Brilliant: "a bookmarklet/favelet that provides you with a 'height map view' of the page you're looking at"

phil : Topographic page layout - A bookmarklet that uses background colours rather than borders to make a page's HTML structure clear.

Blogspot and Ben Brown's balls

27/03/2004 @ 03:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Blogspot and Ben Brown's balls - he dipped his balls in it

Adam Gessaman : Every Blogspot site has had Ben Brown's nuts on it. - That’s an image I didn’t need.

Mark Pilgrim : memories of an internet less cluttered with crap - "every blogspot site has had my nuts on it"

Tom Coates : Ben Brown's bits have touched your blog - Ben Brown's bits have touched your blog

Simon Willison : Memories Of An Internet Less Cluttered With Crap - "Every Blogspot site has had my nuts on it." (via)

Cameron Marlow : Ben Brown owns your blog - And he's not bitter about it!

How to be a Programmer

27/03/2004 @ 00:04 UTC

Kayode Okeyode : How to be a Programmer

Simon Willison : How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary - Debugging and social skills in the same document. (via)

Mark Pilgrim : how to be a programmer - phenomenal

Jeremy Zawodny : how to be a programmer - how to be a programmer: do pre-cs majors read this stuff?

Paul Hammond : How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary - Writing computer programs is important and takes great intelligence and skill. But it is really child's play compared to everything else that a good programmer must do to make a software system

Matthew M. Boedicker : How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary

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