Slate on the government's alcohol poisoning during the Prohibition

21/02/2010 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Slate on the government's alcohol poisoning during the Prohibition - by some estimates, over 10,000 Americans were killed drinking tainted alcohol

cobra libre : The Chemists' War - "The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition." #

Regarding Foursquare and Please Rob Me

20/02/2010 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Regarding Foursquare and Please Rob Me - The more things change... "... Anyone who wants to can see a list of all the events you are planning on attending? It's like a stalker's delight." — Comment about Upcoming.org from September 23, 2003, six days after launch "It's bad enough we're

Rod Begbie : Regarding Foursquare and Please Rob Me - The more things change… #

Jesse Schell's DICE talk about Facebook, reality, and the future of pervasive gaming

20/02/2010 @ 04:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Jesse Schell's DICE talk about Facebook, reality, and the future of pervasive gaming - from the author of The Art of Game Design  [via]

Milo Vermeulen : DICE 2010 Video: Jesse Schnell dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular "Facebook Games" era - DICE 2010 Video: Jesse Schnell dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular "Facebook Games" era [via]

WillPate : DICE 2010: "Design Outside the Box" Presentation Videos

jacobian's django-deployment-workshop

19/02/2010 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : jacobian's django-deployment-workshop - jacobian’s django-deployment-workshop. Notes and resources from Jacob’s 3 hour Django deployment workshop at PyCon, including example configuration files for Apache2 + mod_wsgi, nginx, PostgreSQL and pgpool.

joshua : jacobian's django-deployment-workshop at master - GitHub - django deployment

CodeOrgan

19/02/2010 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : CodeOrgan - listen to your favorite website, the "About" explains the methodology  [via]

Rod Begbie : C O D E O R G A N - Analyzes a web page's source and generates music. Lovely. [via#

Google prototypes real-time OCR and translation in Google Goggles

18/02/2010 @ 03:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google prototypes real-time OCR and translation in Google Goggles - incredible demo, simply tying together existing pieces of Google tech together

Rod Begbie : Integrating translation into Google Goggles - This is a cool prototype -- Take a photo of some forrin text, and Google's servers can OCR and translate it to English. Potentially wicked handy tool for travelling. #

Older women

17/02/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Older women - OKCupid drops another incredible statistics-packed blog post about their dating population

Andy Baio : OK Cupid covers the effects of age on dating and attractiveness - as always, some incredible dataporn mined from their community  [via]

Simon Willison : The Case For An Older Woman - The Case For An Older Woman. OK Cupid’s fascinating statistics blog uses cleverly plotted aggregate data from the dating site to illustrate the difference in age tastes between the genders (men try to date younger women) and show why that might not be

Air Video

17/02/2010 @ 16:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Air Video - Air Video: stream videos to your iphone and ipod touch

Linkorama : About Air Video - Air Video can stream videos in almost any format to your iPhone and iPod touch. You don't need to copy your videos to the device just to watch them.

Buzz launch wasn't flawed, Google's intentions are

17/02/2010 @ 06:00 UTC

cobra libre : Buzz launch wasn't flawed, Google's intentions are - "What Google lacks is not infrastructure, engineers, money, time or even great ideas. It's the ability to delight users." [via#

Rod Begbie : Buzz launch wasn't flawed, Google's intentions are - Really insightful post on what stinks so badly about Google Buzz. Slamming it into Gmail was just such an ugly, out-of-place, hacky move for market-share -- no different than the approach that cluttered up the homepages of Yahoo, AOL, MSN, etc. [via#

MicroSD problems

17/02/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

nelson : MicroSD problems - One of the world's most famous reverse engineering hackers delves deep into 2GB flash cards

Andy Baio : Bunnie Huang's forensic research into irregular MicroSD cards - "Kingston is revealed as simply a vendor that re-marks other people's chips in its own packaging"  [via]

Milo Vermeulen : On MicroSD Problems - interesting forensic investigation by Chumby hardware developer Bunnie [via]

Redshift « jonls devblog

16/02/2010 @ 23:00 UTC

wearehugh : Redshift « jonls devblog

Jeremy Zawodny : Redshift | jonls devblog - Redshift | jonls devblog: a linux specific tool like f.lux for adjusting screen settings based on time of day

Django Advent

16/02/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Django Advent - Django Advent. I can’t believe I haven’t linked to this already—Django Advent is “a series of articles about upcoming releases of the Django web framework?. Seven have been posted so far, covering topics from 1.2 including multi-db, messages,

joshua : Django Advent

philgyford : Django Advent - Finally finished reading this. Are there other sites that have this kind of writing about Django regularly?

Blip the digital game

15/02/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : Blip the digital game - Crazy old electronic game toy, turns out to really be mechanical

Andy Baio : What makes Blip tick? - opening up a mechanical Pong-like toy  [via]

Google Static Maps API

12/02/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Google Static Maps API - for when you'd rather inline an image than javascript

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Static Maps API - Google Code - Google Static Maps API - Google Code: for when you just want a map as an image without any fancy javascript stuff

Elastic Search

11/02/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Elastic Search - Elastic Search. Solr has competition! Like Solr, Elastic Search provides a RESTful JSON HTTP interface to Lucene. The focus here is on distribution, auto-sharding and high availability. It’s even easier to get started with than Solr, partly due to the [via]

joshua : ElasticSearch - Open Source, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine

Facebook Wants to Be Your One True Login

11/02/2010 @ 06:00 UTC

deusx : Facebook Wants to Be Your One True Login - "@David, it's real. We've determined by looking at our traffic stats that people are doing Google searches for "facebook login" and coming upon RWW. They see the FB Connect button and assume that RWW is the "new Facebook.&quo

Andy Baio : Confused Facebook users think ReadWriteWeb is the new Facebook login page - they're searching for "facebook login" on Google, using FB Connect, and posting hundreds of confused comments

Flickr Developer Blog: 5 Questions for Simon Willison

10/02/2010 @ 14:00 UTC

Kellan : Flickr Developer Blog: 5 Questions for Simon Willison - My interview with Simon is up, and full of wildlife, machine tag goodness, and a couple of easter eggs as well. #

Simon Willison : 5 Questions for Simon Willison - 5 Questions for Simon Willison. I got interviewed about WildlifeNearYou for the Flickr code blog, in particular the way the site uses machine tags.

Plupload

10/02/2010 @ 14:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Plupload - Plupload. Fantastic new open source project from the team behind TinyMCE. Plupload offers a cross-browser JavaScript File uploading API that handles multiple file uploads, client-side progress meters, type filtering and even client-side image resizing a [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : Plupload - A tool for uploading files using Flash, Silverlight, Google Gears, HTML5 or Browserplus - Plupload - A tool for uploading files using Flash, Silverlight, Google Gears, HTML5 or Browserplus: finally what appears to be a good solution to photo uploads from the browser!

philgyford : Plupload - A tool for uploading files using Flash, Silverlight, Google Gears, HTML5 or Browserplus - From the developers of TmyMCE. (via Simon Willison)

Tiny Speck announces Glitch, Flash MMO coming later this year

9/02/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Tiny Speck announces Glitch, Flash MMO coming later this year - CNET has the exclusive behind-the-scenes and in-depth preview of the game

Rod Begbie : Glitch - Glitch, the forthcoming multiplayer game from some ex-Flickr-folks. Looks gorgeous, although my MacBook's fan is already whirring at the prospect of all that Flash gameplay. [via#

How do we kick our synchronous addiction?

9/02/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : How do we kick our synchronous addiction? - How do we kick our synchronous addiction?: I've been wondering about this too...

nelson : Async programming is hard - Nice overview of current inadequate options for asynchronous programming

Op-Ed Columnist - America Is Not Yet Lost - NYTimes.com

9/02/2010 @ 04:01 UTC

deusx : Op-Ed Columnist - America Is Not Yet Lost - NYTimes.com - "The truth is that given the state of American politics, the way the Senate works is no longer consistent with a functioning government. Senators themselves should recognize this fact and push through changes in those rules, including eliminating or

jcgregorio : Op-Ed Columnist - America Is Not Yet Lost - NYTimes.com - """But by now, we know how the Obama administration deals with those who would destroy it: it goes straight for the capillaries."""

svg-edit

7/02/2010 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : svg-edit - svg-edit. Click the “Try out SVG-edit 2.4? link—this is an impressive, full featured open source vector graphics editor that runs in the browser.

Jeremy Zawodny : svg-edit - Project Hosting on Google Code - svg-edit - Project Hosting on Google Code: wow, nice

shutup.css

3/02/2010 @ 23:00 UTC

cobra libre : shutup.css - Yes, it's come to this. #

Andy Baio : Shutup, disable comments on popular websites - related: Engadget disables comments and the Macheist team adds them to Daring Fireball

From Fish to Infinity - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com

3/02/2010 @ 13:00 UTC

philgyford : From Fish to Infinity - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com - The start of a series explaining maths to adults. Sounds good. There's a link to Steven Strogatz's own RSS feed at the bottom of the right column. (via Kottke)

cobra libre : Steven Strogatz: From Fish to Infinity - A new series on the fundamentals of math, beginning with six fish. [via#

HipHop for PHP: Move Fast

2/02/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : HipHop for PHP: Move Fast - HipHop for PHP: Move Fast. Facebook have open-sourced their internally developed PHP to C++ compiler. They serve 400 billion PHP pages a month (that’s more than 150,000 a second) so any performance improvement dramatically reduces their hardware costs

Kellan : Facebook: “our engineering team is relatively small — there are over one million users to every engineer” - Throw away line in the Facebook HipHop post gives us the Facebook RPE, 1mil vs Flickr’s 2.5mil. #

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