Nelson Minar blogs at xml

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]

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]

Not a journalist

19/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

nelson : Not a journalist - Mike Arrington makes it clear, "I don’t claim to be a journalist, and I’m never neutral."


19/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Tweet-a-watt - Power monitor hooked to Twitter


19/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Eefing - Beat-boxing by early 60s hillbillies

Our new president

17/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Our new president - Are there any bad photographs of Obama?

Von Heimat zu Heimat

17/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Von Heimat zu Heimat - Amazing child's map of his journey out of Nazi Germany to a new home in South America

Radio spectrum

17/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Radio spectrum - FCC allocation chart of where it all goes

AppStore PEE

16/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

nelson : AppStore PEE - Tweetie adds a flashlight and fart noises to improve its iPhone app store rankings

Rod Begbie : PEE - App Store Popularity EnhancEr - Tweetie, my preferred iPhone Twitter app, now has everything it needs to top the iTunes App Store charts: Fart sounds and a flashlight. [via#

80 Million tiny images

16/01/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : 80 Million tiny images - Interesting visualization: words arranged by semantic meaning, then represented by average images

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]

Funny condom ad

15/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Funny condom ad - Sex is funny. Balloon animal sex is hilarious.

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

Robots per capita

15/01/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

nelson : Robots per capita - Great visualization of who has the most robots / worker

Dining with Dubya

14/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Dining with Dubya - Great little reminiscence from one of the Bush daughter's friends on his casual dinners with the family

Interview with an Adware Author

14/01/2009 @ 04:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Interview with an Adware Author - Interview with an Adware Author: heh

Andy Baio : Interview with a former adware programmer - the lengths they went to avoid detection was pretty incredible

nelson : Adware Anatomy - fascinating article about how evil malware works

White Balance explained

11/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : White Balance explained - Great, simple explanation of what white balance is and how to adjust it

Luzern travel map

9/01/2009 @ 21:00 UTC

nelson : Luzern travel map - Beautiful visualization of places you can go from Luzern

Microsoft Songsmith

9/01/2009 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Microsoft Songsmith - Jaw-droppingly awful ad. OTOH, the researchers who made the software are the actors, so that's kinda cute

Mirror eyes

8/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

nelson : Mirror eyes - Amazing fish uses a focussing mirror instead of a lens to see

Don't Buy From Bigots

8/01/2009 @ 23:00 UTC

nelson : Don't Buy From Bigots - List of businesses that donated to the anti-gay measure proposition 8.


8/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : S3:// - Firefox extension to let you get to Amazon S3 files in your browser

Book Burro

8/01/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

nelson : Book Burro - Firefox addon that looks up info on books in stores and libraries. Using this to help me check out a book at the library rather than buy it.

Israel shooting at UN relief trucks

8/01/2009 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Israel shooting at UN relief trucks - Did I really read this right?

#sqlputdowns - Twitter Search

7/01/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : #sqlputdowns - Twitter Search - #sqlputdowns - Twitter Search: heh

nelson : #sqlputdowns - Funny nerd humour