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Marble Madness speedrun

19/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

nelson : Marble Madness speedrun - I'd forgotten how great the sound is in this game

Andy Baio : Marble Madness speedrun in 2:35 - related: the original Marble Madness design documents  [via]

The Story of Boxxy

19/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Story of Boxxy - well-written story of how one girl inadvertently launched a 4chan civil war; yesterday, her channel was hacked and videos deleted  [via]

Belkin employee paid Mechanical Turkers to write positive product reviews

19/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Belkin employee paid Mechanical Turkers to write positive product reviews - Belkin's CEO responded, saying it was a rogue employee

danah boyd's dissertation on social networks and the American teen

19/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : danah boyd's dissertation on social networks and the American teen - an essential read, she interviewed and observed hundreds of teens across 16 states, tracking the rise of Myspace and Facebook in the process

Kottke.org's roundup of new footage of the Hudson River plane landing

18/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Kottke.org's roundup of new footage of the Hudson River plane landing - this also gives me a chance to point to Kottke's new redesign; older designs here

Paul's SXSW Artist Catalog, annotated with the YouTube and Last.fm APIs

18/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Paul's SXSW Artist Catalog, annotated with the YouTube and Last.fm APIs - brilliant, SXSW should replace their official list with this immediately

Jorma Dances to Fleet Foxes during SNL rehearsal

18/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Jorma Dances to Fleet Foxes during SNL rehearsal - see also: Jorm Dances to My Chemical Romance, Death Cab, and Arcade Fire

How to use Amazon EC2 for BitTorrent

18/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : How to use Amazon EC2 for BitTorrent - step-by-step guide to building a cheap, anonymous seedbox

Google releases open-source Blog Converters project

17/01/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google releases open-source Blog Converters project - hold up, Google has a Data Liberation team!?

philgyford : Google Open Source Blog: Google Blog Converters 1.0 Released - Excellent - scripts to convert between Blogger, LiveJournal, MovableType and WordPress. I reckon every single online service should have an "Export" button and nag you if you haven't backed-up in a while. (via Tom Taylor)

YouTube offering download links on selected videos

16/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : YouTube offering download links on selected videos - high-quality MP4 files, starting with all Change.gov videos; for everything else, there's KeepVid

New law threatens handmade children's toy and clothing crafters

16/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : New law threatens handmade children's toy and clothing crafters - used toys are now exempted, but Etsy sellers are rightfully panicking; some endangered toys  [via]

Google search results for "KH(Ax)N" for x=1 to 100

16/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google search results for "KH(Ax)N" for x=1 to 100 - see also: hmmm, Oh Shiit, and Daaaamn, and X Girls Y Cups  [via]

Hotel for Dogs undisclosed ad on I Can Haz Cheezburger

16/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Hotel for Dogs undisclosed ad on I Can Haz Cheezburger - the community saw right through it, in their own unique way; does editorial integrity apply to LOLCats?  [via]

Seattle Post Intelligencer writes its own obituary

16/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Seattle Post Intelligencer writes its own obituary - naturally, the staff reporters covered the announcement of the paper's sale in detail

Thought bubbles in Brooklyn

16/01/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Thought bubbles in Brooklyn - found on Urban Prankster, edited by Improv Anywhere's Charlie Todd  [via]

Measuring gravity in the Super Mario Bros. universe

16/01/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Measuring gravity in the Super Mario Bros. universe - as game hardware increases from the NES to Wii, Mario's gravity is getting closer to reality  [via]

deusx : Acceleration Due to Gravity: Super Mario Brothers - "The purpose of this analysis is to determine the evolution of gravity in the Mario video game series as video game hardware increases."

Melt-in-the-Mouth Cookies, a brief history

16/01/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Melt-in-the-Mouth Cookies, a brief history - Justin obsessively researches a family recipe back to the 1940s  [via]

joshua : Melt-in-the-Mouth Cookies, a brief history - Justinsomnia

Roxanne by Songsmith

15/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

nelson : Roxanne by Songsmith - Vocals from The Police fed through the auto-harmony Microsoft doodad

Andy Baio : Microsoft Songsmith takes on The Police's "Roxanne" - more classics here, including Wonderwall and What's Going On  [via]

Dopplr's visualization of Barack Obama's travels in 2008

15/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Dopplr's visualization of Barack Obama's travels in 2008 - they also generating these annual reports for every Dopplr user  [via]

Simon Willison : Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama... - Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama.... So classy it hurts. I’d love to know what library they used to generate the PDF.

Dennis Crowley on the death of Dodgeball

15/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Dennis Crowley on the death of Dodgeball - the site's original cofounder vows to build a replacement after it's closed for good  [via]

Superuseless Superpowers

15/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Superuseless Superpowers - though nothing really beats the powers of Section 8

Milo Vermeulen : superuseless superpowers [via]

Rod Begbie : superuseless superpowers - Oh, what I wouldn't give to be "13th Bullet Bulletproof"… [via#

More Google trimming

15/01/2009 @ 06:00 UTC

nelson : More Google trimming - Cutting some unsuccessful or redundant products. Including, sadly, Jaiku and Dodgeball

Andy Baio : Google closes Dodgeball, Google Video uploads, Google Notebook, Google Catalogs - and they're ending development on Jaiku and open-sourcing the code

Legends of Zork

15/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Legends of Zork - the Zork franchise is being revived as a browser-based MMO from the creator of Trukz

DeWitt Clinton takes a Twitter sample

15/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : DeWitt Clinton takes a Twitter sample - he estimates about 23% of the userbase is active and connected, about 1.2M people  [via]

Melodie, the one-year-old videogame expert

15/01/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Melodie, the one-year-old videogame expert - hell, I didn't even know five of them  [via]

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