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Barack Obama's Prose Style

24/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

cobra libre : Barack Obama's Prose Style - Fish on the inaugural speech. #

deusx : Barack Obama’s Prose Style - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com - "Barack Obama’s inaugural address is proving to be more powerful in the reading than it was in the hearing. "

John Resig explains how the Greasemonkey CAPTCHA solver works

24/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : John Resig explains how the Greasemonkey CAPTCHA solver works - step by step

deusx : John Resig - OCR and Neural Nets in JavaScript - "A pretty amazing piece of JavaScript dropped yesterday and it's going to take a little bit to digest it all. It's a GreaseMonkey script, written by 'Shaun Friedle', that automatically solves captchas provided by the site Megauplo

Simon Willison : OCR and Neural Nets in JavaScript - OCR and Neural Nets in JavaScript. John dissects the brilliant Greasemonkey script that solves simple captchas using the canvas element and HTML5’s getImageData API.

Mobile Colloquy: Stay Connected

23/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

deusx : Mobile Colloquy: Stay Connected - "Colloquy for iPhone™ and iPod® touch puts the power of the most popular IRC client for the Mac in the palm of your hand. Built atop the Chat Core framework, Colloquy Mobile is a full featured client optimized for the on-the-go experience. "

google-mobwrite - Google Code

23/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

deusx : google-mobwrite - Google Code - "MobWrite converts forms and web applications into collaborative environments. Create a simple single-user system, add one line of JavaScript, and instantly get a collaborative system. "

Simon Willison : google-mobwrite - google-mobwrite. Neal Fraser’s terrifyingly clever differential synchronization algorithm (for SubEthaEdit-style collaboration over the web) is now available as an open source Python and JavaScript library.

Joshua Schachter - Lessons Learned in Scaling and Building Social Systems | Kris Jordan

23/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Joshua Schachter - Lessons Learned in Scaling and Building Social Systems | Kris Jordan - "Joshua Schachter is the creator of del.icio.us, creator of geoURL and co-creator of Memepool. Built delicious in 2003, sold it to Yahoo! in 2005, and left Yahoo! just a few years ago. 4+ million users. 100s of millions of urls indexed. He was there

New CSS Sticky Footer - 2009

23/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : New CSS Sticky Footer - 2009 - "It Sticks to the Bottom of the Page! See that footer, way down there? It's stuck to the bottom of the page even when thin on content. Otherwise it would be floating halfway up the page. Cross Browser Support for Sticky Footer Code This sticky

Hey Mr. LSDJ: BleepBloop's custom USB-transfer Game Boy carts - Offworld

23/01/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

deusx : Hey Mr. LSDJ: BleepBloop's custom USB-transfer Game Boy carts - Offworld - "Would-be Game Boy musicians take note: Jose 'BleepBloop' Torres has completed his run of 16Mbit custom Game Boy cartridges with built-in USB transfer capabilities, specifically created for budding Little Sound DJs. The classiest part, tho

The Mash » Blog Archive » Chill Out at the 2009 Michigan Winter Beer Festival

23/01/2009 @ 05:00 UTC

deusx : The Mash » Blog Archive » Chill Out at the 2009 Michigan Winter Beer Festival - "Fourth Annual Event to be Held at Fifth Third Ballpark, February 28 WHO: Michigan Brewers Guild WHAT: 4th Annual Winter Beer Festival WHERE: Fifth-Third Ballpark – Comstock Park (just north of downtown Grand Rapids) WHEN: Saturday, February 28

MotherJones Blog: Obama to Bush: I Can Release Your Records. Don't Like It? Sue.

22/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

deusx : MotherJones Blog: Obama to Bush: I Can Release Your Records. Don't Like It? Sue. - "On his first day in office, President Obama put former president Bush on notice. His administration just released an executive order that will make it difficult for Bush to shield his White House records--and those of former Vice President Dick Chen

Ann Arbor contractor plans downtown "coworking" space on Main Street - Ann Arbor Business – MLi...

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Ann Arbor contractor plans downtown "coworking" space on Main Street - Ann Arbor Business – MLive.com - "Ann Arbor building contractor Mike Kessler is working to refurbish a space to open a "coworking" space in downtown Ann Arbor by March. He's hoping to build enough interest in banding together one- or two-person businesses looking to c

Icrontic guys turn hobby tech writing into new high-tech jobs

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Icrontic guys turn hobby tech writing into new high-tech jobs - "Brian Ambrozy grew up in a blue collar family where auto-manufacturing jobs sustained his parents and his grandparents and so on. But he knows those jobs won't last forever. It's one of the reasons why he thinks this will be a break-out y

MSNBC on the outdated IT infrastructure in the White House

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : MSNBC on the outdated IT infrastructure in the White House - the Mac-savvy team found PCs "outfitted with six-year-old versions of Microsoft software"

deusx : New staff find White House in tech Dark Ages - Washington Post- msnbc.com - "If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary-dial past."

Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle | Ma...

22/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle | Mail Online - This reads a lot like The Onion series presenting lots of horrible manglings for Bush. "Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being mauled by his own 'clinically depressed' pet dog. The 76-year-old statesman

Say "NO" to Violence Against Trout on IRC Petition

21/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Say "NO" to Violence Against Trout on IRC Petition - "Since 1995, Trout all over the world have been abused by mIRC users with the default /slap alias. This command is used to achieve many different outcomes, but the one common outcome is the continual mistreatment of the humble trout. Trout have inha

Save The Trout Slap! Petition

21/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Save The Trout Slap! Petition - "This petition is for the The Rights Of Universal Trout Slappers or 'TROUTS' for short - There is a strong belief that Khaled Mardam-Bey, author of IRC Client mIRC may actually remove the default trout slap that has been present since 1995.

Atari's First Building - Where it all started. | None | ATARIGAMES.COM

21/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

deusx : Atari's First Building - Where it all started. | None | ATARIGAMES.COM - Rode past here every day I worked at Yahoo "I lived in Silicon Valley for 30 years, and I passed this intersection all the time. I finally stopped by this week, and got some pictures of the first building Atari occupied. This is the building where Po

YouTube - Little Wings - Mark Gormley

21/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

deusx : YouTube - Little Wings - Mark Gormley - This looks like something bound for Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!

Upgrading Tivo With Your MacBook Pro(intel) and VMware's Fusion! | Winged Power Photography

21/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : Upgrading Tivo With Your MacBook Pro(intel) and VMware's Fusion! | Winged Power Photography - "Okay, it's pretty much as involved as most other howto's, but using this method, you can use any Intel Mac computer with USB ports, to perform an upgrade of the Tivo drives, using the Linux-based tools. This means you will be able to make

Atari’s 1984 Touch Tablet: A Retro-Unboxing | Technologizer

21/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : Atari’s 1984 Touch Tablet: A Retro-Unboxing | Technologizer - "The next time you use your shiny new Wacom tablet and Adobe Photoshop CS4, think back to a time before time–a time before blends, morphs, heal brushes, and 10-megapixel images. A time like 1984, which, for computer graphics, was darker than the D

Tivo HD Hard Drive Upgrade (via Virtual Machine) at The Furrygoat Experience

21/01/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

deusx : Tivo HD Hard Drive Upgrade (via Virtual Machine) at The Furrygoat Experience - "So, after doing some research on Google, I came across this fantastic post about Upgrading TiVo With Your Mac and VMWare Fusion. While the article describes the process for Series 1 and Series 2 boxes, I tried it this afternoon with my Series 3, and

xpra – Parti – Trac

21/01/2009 @ 03:00 UTC

deusx : xpra – Parti – Trac - "Xpra gives you "persistent remote applications" for X. That is, unlike normal X applications, applications run with xpra are "persistent" -- you can run them remotely, and they don't die if your connection does. You can deta

Crowbar - SIMILE

21/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

joshua : Crowbar - SIMILE - Crowbar is a web scraping environment based on the use of a server-side headless mozilla-based browser.

deusx : Crowbar - SIMILE - "Crowbar is a web scraping environment based on the use of a server-side headless mozilla-based browser. Its purpose is to allow running javascript scrapers against a DOM to automate web sites scraping but avoiding all the syntax normalization issues

Simon Willison : Crowbar - Crowbar. Headless Gecko/XULRunner which exposes a web service API for screen scraping using a real browser DOM—just pass it the URL of a page and the URL of a screen scraping JavaScript script (a bit like a Greasemonkey user script) and get back RDF/X

Bush Passes Three-Pound Kidney Stone | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

21/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : Bush Passes Three-Pound Kidney Stone | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - Whoa, I missed one from back in November. "President Bush collapsed in the Oval Office after spontaneously expelling a 3-pound kidney stone from his bladder, sources reported Tuesday. According to witnesses, the president was attending his daily Iraq

The Onion Bashes Bush (Literally) | The Huffington Post

21/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

deusx : The Onion Bashes Bush (Literally) | The Huffington Post - "In the weeks leading up to the above story, President Bush has fallen down the stairs of the Washington Monument, had his arm taken off by a crocodile, and passed a three-pound kidney stone. Hilarious or too dark? Let us know in the comments sectio

Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address - Yahoo! News

20/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

deusx : Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address - Yahoo! News - "Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee."

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