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How to use emoji icons in SMS on the iPhone without hacking your phone

23/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : How to use emoji icons in SMS on the iPhone without hacking your phone - a $1 app unlocks the Japanese keyboard, along with 461 picture characters to confuse your friends  [via]

The Boxxy Story, Part 2: The Fall of Boxxy

23/01/2009 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Boxxy Story, Part 2: The Fall of Boxxy - along with the first part, some of the best writing on Internet culture I've ever seen

Kevin Kelly on access vs. ownership for digital goods and services

23/01/2009 @ 07:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Kevin Kelly on access vs. ownership for digital goods and services - for the flipside, see Jason Scott's argument against the cloud

wearehugh : Better than Owning -- Kevin Kelly -- The Technium

Linkorama : The Technium - The trend is clear: access trumps possession. Access is better than ownership.

Judging a stranger by their tweets

23/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Judging a stranger by their tweets - Dolores Labs asks Mechanical Turkers to rank the top 200 users, and plotted the results

Waferbaby's The Setup

23/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Waferbaby's The Setup - Daniel Bogan's interviewing writers, coders, and musicians about their computer setup  [via]

Pirating the 2009 Oscars

23/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Pirating the 2009 Oscars - The Oscar nominees were announced this morning, which means it's time to get out your scorecards to see who's winning in the eternal struggle between the MPAA vs. the Internet. (Hint: It's not the MPAA.) I've been tracking the distribution of Oscar-nomi

Greg Storey : Pirating the 2009 Oscars. - An annual Waxy tradition.

AJAX APIs Playground

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : AJAX APIs Playground - AJAX APIs Playground. Ferociously useful collection of executable and editable example code for all(?) of Google’s JavaScript APIs, including Google Maps and the increasingly interesting Visualization API.

Andy Baio : Google's Ajax APIs Playground - over 170 code samples for eight APIs

jcgregorio : AJAX APIs Playground

MSNBC on the outdated IT infrastructure in the White House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Andy Baio : MSNBC on the outdated IT infrastructure in the White House - the Mac-savvy team found PCs "outfitted with six-year-old versions of Microsoft software"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

Chewbacca trapped in nightstand

22/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Chewbacca trapped in nightstand - like the geek version of a Virgin Mary sighting, in a steering wheel, trash can, vacuum, faucet, bathroom door, or toilet

PolitiFact | The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises

22/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

gleuschk : PolitiFact | The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises - amazing how much more I (and so many other people) care about this sort of thing now

Andy Baio : St. Petersburg Times' Obameter, tracking Obama's campaign promises - brilliant example of database-backed journalism

Rod Begbie : The Obameter: Tracking Barack Obama's Campaign Promises - A scorecard for tracking President Obama's campaign promises. A great idea. #

I Can Read Movies

22/01/2009 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : I Can Read Movies - covers for imaginary film-to-book adaptations, inspired by Mossy's movie poster remakes

37 Signals' Movie-to-Website Title Mashups

21/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 37 Signals' Movie-to-Website Title Mashups - It's A Wonderful Lifehacker, the Fark Knight, Face/Book/Off, and many more

Google search volume dropped while Obama spoke

21/01/2009 @ 11:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google search volume dropped while Obama spoke - a similar dip happened on Flickr and Last.fm, but Twitter exploded during his oath

Mat Honan geocodes his life for Wired

21/01/2009 @ 10:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Mat Honan geocodes his life for Wired - funny, I was with Mat when he twittered from Greens and the mentioned awkwardness ensued

YouTube Street Fighter

21/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : YouTube Street Fighter - short side-scroller built with YouTube annotations

The Electronic Playground, a massive archive of pinball and arcade game cameos in film and TV

21/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Electronic Playground, a massive archive of pinball and arcade game cameos in film and TV - highlights include Charles Bronson with Marble Madness, Michael J. Fox with Death Race, David Hasselhoff with Jungle Hunt, Starsky and Hutch playing Pong

Visiting the Obama inauguration site in Fallout 3

21/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Visiting the Obama inauguration site in Fallout 3 - instead of Secret Service, the Mall is patrolled by enemy super-mutants

2D Boy's Ron Carmel and Kyle Gabler talk about developing World of Goo

21/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 2D Boy's Ron Carmel and Kyle Gabler talk about developing World of Goo - some insight into the creative process of my favorite game of 2008; the free soundtrack was just released

Why I'm Happy, Why I'm Not Satisfied

20/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Why I'm Happy, Why I'm Not Satisfied - Ill Doctrine on the work ahead

Whitehouse.gov's Old and New Robots.txt Files

20/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Whitehouse.gov's Old and New Robots.txt Files - all third-party content's licensed under Creative Commons and there's a Twitter account, too

microprinter

20/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

joshua : microprinter - prints out bacn and other email automated reciepts

Andy Baio : Tom Taylor's Microprinter, a web-connected receipt printer for daily notifications - it pulls data from Google Calendar, iCal, BBC Weather, and Dopplr daily

Twitter stats

20/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Twitter stats - 5x traffic, suffered some short delays. Good job folks!

Andy Baio : Twitter's traffic on inauguration day - five times the normal traffic with only slight delays  [via]

Bush Dies Peacefully In His Sleep | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

20/01/2009 @ 16:00 UTC

deusx : Bush Dies Peacefully In His Sleep | The Onion - America's Finest News Source - "George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States of America, passed away painlessly in his sleep Monday night, White House sources confirmed. The 62-year-old Bush was reportedly discovered lying unresponsive in his bed by first lady Laura Bush, a

Andy Baio : The Onion: Bush Dies Peacefully In His Sleep - a fitting finale for their series of news briefs

Seattle Times on The Game, a large-scale treasure hunt in 2002 that went wrong

20/01/2009 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Seattle Times on The Game, a large-scale treasure hunt in 2002 that went wrong - the original version of the game inspired the movie 1980s screwball comedy Midnight Madness  [via]

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]

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