Using Flickr as a paintbrush

28/10/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Using Flickr as a paintbrush - coloring overhead maps based on the dominant colors of photos taken on the ground  [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Cartogrammar.com | Blog » Flickr as a paintbrush - Cartogrammar.com | Blog » Flickr as a paintbrush [more] [via]

Underscore.js

28/10/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Underscore.js - Underscore.js. A new library of functional programming primitives for JavaScript—each, map, all, any, inject, detect etc. Unlike some similar libraries this one doesn’t extend the built-in objects, instead opting to bind the new functions to the und

deusx : Underscore.js - "Underscore is a utility-belt library for Javascript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in Javascript objects. It's the tie to go alon

nelson : Underscore.js - Functional programming library for Javascript. "It's the tie to go along with jQuery's tux."

joshua : Underscore.js - Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects. It's the tie to go along with

Spam on Google Groups

27/10/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Spam on Google Groups - jQuery author is fed up with Google Groups spam

Andy Baio : John Resig on the serious spam issues with Google Groups lists - if you want to know which areas of big companies are being ignore, watch for spam taking over

Facebook memorializes profiles for people who have passed away

26/10/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Facebook memorializes profiles for people who have passed away - they no longer show up in Suggested Users and privacy's increased

philgyford : Memories of Friends Departed Endure on Facebook | Facebook - After hearing, a while back, about Yahoo denying access to relatives and then closing accounts of the deceased, this sounds very good. (via Preoccupations)

Facebook games

26/10/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : Facebook games - Nice analysis of Facebook casual games from a traditional MMO perspective

Andy Baio : Facebook games analyzed by an MMO player - interesting, though cynical, perspective of the underlying mechanics

Data By The Numbers

26/10/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Data By The Numbers - Data By The Numbers: When dealing with large distributed systems, knowing some basic performance and failure numbers helps you understand what you can reasonably expect both in terms of performance and reliability.

bmilleare : Data By The Numbers - Interesting stats on a 'typical' Google cluster.

A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database

25/10/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database - authoritative source for arcane timezone trivia

joshua : A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database « Jon Udell

Kellan : A literary appreciation of the Olson/Zoneinfo/tz database - I’m a card carrying member of the Olson fan club, but it’s still great reading see Jon’s love note. ADO has a posse. (actually I only have 5 posts tagged olson, while I have 7 posts tagged [udell]http://laughingmeme.org/tag/udell/) #

nelson : timezone appreciation - Nice examples of erudition in the time zone database

What every programmer should know about memory, Part 1

25/10/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : What every programmer should know about memory, Part 1 - What every programmer should know about memory, Part 1: This is remarkably detailed and complete

bmilleare : What every programmer should know about memory, Part 1 - Great article, certainly taught me a few things.

iPhone game developer looks at piracy rates for their app

24/10/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

Andy Baio : iPhone game developer looks at piracy rates for their app - vaguely related: World of Goo's pay-what-you-like sale results

nelson : iPhone app piracy - 95% of people playing a specific game stole it. And it's only $2!

Windows 7 torrent party

22/10/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Windows 7 torrent party - Celebrate the launch of Microsoft's newest operating system!

Rod Begbie : Hosting Your Windows 7 Torrenting Party - Nicely done. [via#

Andy Baio : Hosting Your Windows 7 Torrent Party -  [via]

How We Made GitHub Fast - GitHub

21/10/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : How We Made GitHub Fast - GitHub - How We Made GitHub Fast - GitHub: good to see stuff like this

Simon Willison : How We Made GitHub Fast - How We Made GitHub Fast. Detailed overview of the new GitHub architecture. It’s a lot more complicated than I would have expected—lots of moving parts are involved in ensuring they can scale horizontally when they need to. Interesting components inc

nelson : GitHub architecture - Nice summary of various server technologies the site uses

gRaphaël—Charting JavaScript Library

21/10/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

philgyford : gRaphaël—Charting JavaScript Library - That looks very nice indeed. (via Infovore)

joshua : gRaphaël—Charting JavaScript Library

Mark Pilgrim on his publisher's reaction to the resale of his GNU-licensed book

20/10/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mark Pilgrim on his publisher's reaction to the resale of his GNU-licensed book - funny, the copyright notice from the print version is completely contradictory  [via]

cobra libre : Thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain this to you - "because this is the way I want the world to work" #

The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office?

17/10/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

joshua : The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office? - wonderfully bitter; presents an "unorthodox school of management based on the axiom that organizations don’t suffer pathologies; they are intrinsically pathological constructs" and therefore "Idealized organizations are not perfect. They

cobra libre : The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to “The Office? - "Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave the average bare-minimum-effort losers to fend for themselves." [via#

nginx_http_push_module

17/10/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : nginx_http_push_module - nginx_http_push_module. More clever design with webhooks—here’s an nginx module that provides a comet endpoint URL which will hang until a back end process POSTs to another URL on the same server. This makes it much easier to build asynchronous come

bmilleare : nginx_http_push_module - A nice push module for nginx - makes asynchronous comet a snap with PHP.

pigz - Parallel gzip

17/10/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : pigz - Parallel gzip - pigz - Parallel gzip: runs great w/16 cores!

deusx : pigz - Parallel gzip - "A parallel implementation of gzip for modern multi-processor, multi-core machines"

Scott Baio is a Twitter jackass

16/10/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Scott Baio is a Twitter jackass - I hate sharing a last name with that guy

deusx : Totally The Bomb.com » Blog Archive » Charles in Charge of My Direct Messages? - "So, I have a good twitter friend, Gwen Hayes. She’s a total sweetheart, and the kind of writer I strive to be. Earlier today she got into a little twitter battle with Scott Baio."

NYT on San Francisco Panorama, McSweeney's one-off newspaper

16/10/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

Andy Baio : NYT on San Francisco Panorama, McSweeney's one-off newspaper - don't worry, the $55 price is for a year's subscription  [via]

Rod Begbie : McSweeney's Next Incarnation: An Old-Fashioned Broadsheet - "McSweeney’s No. 33 is to be in the form of a daily broadsheet — a big, old-fashioned broadsheet." Sounds fabulous. #

Video on the Web - Dive Into HTML5

15/10/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

wearehugh : Video on the Web - Dive Into HTML5

Simon Willison : Video on the Web - Dive Into HTML5 - Video on the Web—Dive Into HTML5. Everything a web developer needs to know about video containers, video codecs, adio containers, audio codecs, h.264, theora, vorbis, licensing, encoding, batch encoding and the html5 video element.

Metafilter user's story of creating the first "Under Construction" animated GIF

14/10/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Metafilter user's story of creating the first "Under Construction" animated GIF - includes a perfectly preserved animated GIF archive

Simon Willison : "I made the first animated under construction icon" - “I made the first animated under construction icon?. twoleftfeet on MetaFilter describes how he created the first ever Under Construction animation in 1995, after discovering his server-push animations could be replaced by the exciting new animated

Jason Scott on the Geocities' Under Construction image archive

10/10/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Jason Scott on the Geocities' Under Construction image archive - Geocities closes forever in only two weeks

Rod Begbie : Archive Team: Under Construction - A collection of of-their-time webpage detrius: The "Under Construction" graphics of geocities. [via#

Cloudvox - API-driven phone calls, in minutes (call your code: AGI/AMI, HTTP, Asterisk-Java, Ad...

9/10/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

joshua : Cloudvox - API-driven phone calls, in minutes (call your code: AGI/AMI, HTTP, Asterisk-Java, Adhearsion)

Simon Willison : Cloudvox - Cloudvox. A brand new startup offering “API-driven phone calls? with a beautifully simple webhooks based API.

Please be patient - This Page is Under Construction!

8/10/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

deusx : Please be patient - This Page is Under Construction! - More "Under Construction" animgifs than you can handle.

wearehugh : Please be patient - This Page is Under Construction!

"Uppercase Magazine is a new quarterly publication for the ‘creative and curious.’"

8/10/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : "Uppercase Magazine is a new quarterly publication for the ‘creative and curious.’" - "Uppercase Magazine is a new quarterly publication for the ‘creative and curious.’" Looks lovely. (Preview)

deusx : Uppercase Magazine: idsgn (a design blog) - "In an industry where popular magazines are dying or fighting to stay alive, it's exciting to see a fresh new independent magazine aimed at fellow designers and the crafty-alike (with every issue selling out so far). I'm currently enjoying

Rescuing The Reporters « Clay Shirky

6/10/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

gleuschk : Rescuing The Reporters « Clay Shirky - I'd really like to try this with the Syracuse paper

philgyford : Rescuing The Reporters « Clay Shirky - On how much of a local newspaper is actual news, and suggesting that they should be non-profit organisations.

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