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. #

Curt Schilling's game startup

2/02/2010 @ 04:00 UTC

nelson : Curt Schilling's game startup - A baseball star funds a gaming company. What could possibly go wrong? Oh, other than the $28 million.

Rod Begbie : A business school grilling for Curt Schilling? - Curt, we'll always love you for "the bloody sock" and 2004. Always. But you? Are a fucking idiot with all the business sense of my right nut. [via#

Chromium Blog: 40,000 More Extensions!

1/02/2010 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Chromium Blog: 40,000 More Extensions! - Hadn't noticed this -- Google Chrome has built-in support for Greasemonkey user scripts. Chrome has been my default browser for a while, so it's great to have my favourite tweaks back. [via#

Andy Baio : Google Chrome 4 adds support for native Greasemonkey scripts - yay!

Automate EC2 Instance Setup with user-data Scripts - Alestic.com

30/01/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

deusx : Automate EC2 Instance Setup with user-data Scripts - Alestic.com - "The Ubuntu and Debian EC2 images published on http://alestic.com allow you to send in a startup script using the EC2 user-data parameter when you run a new instance. This functionality is useful for automating the installation and configuration of s

Simon Willison : Automate EC2 Instance Setup with user-data Scripts - Automate EC2 Instance Setup with user-data Scripts. I knew about EC2’s user-data feature—what I didn’t know is that the Alestic and Canonical images are configured so that if the user-data starts with #! the instance will automatically execute it [via]

Unhappy Hipsters

29/01/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

nelson : Unhappy Hipsters - Funny captions on design photos

Jeremy Zawodny : Unhappy Hipsters - Unhappy Hipsters: this site cracks my shit up

Steven Frank on the iPad and a generational shift in computing

29/01/2010 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Steven Frank on the iPad and a generational shift in computing - the single smartest essay I've read about the iPad yet; don't miss it

Rod Begbie : stevenf.com - I need to talk to you about computers. - One of the best things I've read following the iPad launch. #

Charlie Brooker - How To Report The News

29/01/2010 @ 08:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Charlie Brooker - How To Report The News - Brilliant clip of TV news clichés in action. [via#

Andy Baio : How to Report the News - from Charlie Brooker's News Wipe

Rafe Colburn on the iPad and the closed future of consumer computing

28/01/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Rafe Colburn on the iPad and the closed future of consumer computing - I'm concerned it'll shift creation to consumption; even the iPhone was better on that count

cobra libre : Is the iPad the harbinger of doom for personal computing? - Yes, almost certainly. #

Anil Dash on geek attention on the iPad vs. tonight's State of the Union

28/01/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on geek attention on the iPad vs. tonight's State of the Union - a little perspective

Anil : Free Publicity: Who do we help? - I'm not a Democrat; I don't much care about the scorekeeping of who has more seats in any given chamber of Congress. But I do think there are things that need fixing in this country, and one of the most important is acknowledging when things are going the

Jeremy Zawodny : Free Publicity: Who do we help? - Free Publicity: Who do we help?: my personal reckoning has just shown me that a bunch of libertarian-leaning geeks in Silicon Valley who refuse to engage with government and civic society at all are never going to make an impact on most of the things that

Jilion - SublimeVideo

26/01/2010 @ 21:00 UTC

wearehugh : Jilion - SublimeVideo

Simon Willison : SublimeVideo - HTML5 Video Player - SublimeVideo—HTML5 Video Player. Still a fair way to go (no Firefox support yet, and they plan to add a Flash fallback for IE) but in Safari this is pretty extraordinary. Smooth video, beautiful UI, full window mode and full screen mode in the latest

philgyford : Jilion - SublimeVideo - That lovely HTML5 video player which I keep seeing and then forgetting the URL of.

Book pirate

26/01/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

nelson : Book pirate - Interview with someone in the scene of scanning and OCRing books

Andy Baio : Confessions of a Book Pirate - a voracious reader, each book takes him at least 5 hours to scan, OCR, and proofread

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