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4chan trying to take down Gawker

20/07/2010 @ 22:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 4chan trying to take down Gawker - in response to their critical Jessi Slaughter posts and a post yesterday taunting them

Xbox 360 developer recounts the history of their achievements system

20/07/2010 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Xbox 360 developer recounts the history of their achievements system - how it was developed and how they work  [via]

Rod Begbie : Xbox Engineering Blog: Achievements Unlocked - Interesting piece on the creation of the Xbox 360 achievements system. #

Top Secret America

20/07/2010 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Top Secret America - Washington Post's two-year investigation into federal use of private contractors after 9/11

Paul Ford: Editors Ship

20/07/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

cobra libre : Paul Ford: Editors Ship #

philgyford : Real Editors Ship (Ftrain.com) - Good bit about the value of editors for online stuff. In my (sporadic) experience, old media are much, much more rigorous and able to Make (predictable, repetitive) Things Work than new media.

[UPDATE] Spatial Search in Apache Lucene and Solr

20/07/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : [UPDATE] Spatial Search in Apache Lucene and Solr - [UPDATE] Spatial Search in Apache Lucene and Solr. Spacial search is finally coming (back) to Solr—trunk now supports sorting and boosting by distance.

Easier custom Model Manager Chaining

20/07/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Easier custom Model Manager Chaining - Easier custom Model Manager Chaining. A neat solution to the problem of wanting to write a custom QuerySet method (.published() for example) which is also available on that model’s objects manager, without having to write much boilerplate.

Apple donates MacPaint/QuickDraw source to Computer History Museum

20/07/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple donates MacPaint/QuickDraw source to Computer History Museum - see Folklore.org's evolution of MacPaint and the long, great oral history

GQ's rare interview with Bill Murray

20/07/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : GQ's rare interview with Bill Murray - Sofia Coppola tells the story of trying to track him down for Lost in Translation

Three new features for reddit gold

20/07/2010 @ 19:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Three new features for reddit gold - Three new features for reddit gold. Reddit’s experiments with a subscriber program are interesting to watch. 9,000 people signed up as subscribers without there being any benefit at all, and they’re now being rewarded with the ability to opt out of

My Measures & Dimensions

20/07/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

Douglas Bowman : My Measures & Dimensions - I just discovered an iPhone app named My Measures & Dimensions that lets you take any photo and quickly draw dimensions on top of objects or spaces in the photo. Typically, I use a piece of scrap paper for this, and end up forgetting to bring it with

walking desk v2

20/07/2010 @ 18:00 UTC

deusx : walking desk v2

Stubbornella will fix all your CSS problems

20/07/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Stubbornella will fix all your CSS problems - Seriously, don't mess with her. She will tear down your style until there's nothing left to take away. And then find more to take away.

ɉg var að lesa: One teen boy, two teen girls, and homicide - St. Petersburg Times - via Insta...

20/07/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

kaninka.net : ɉg var að lesa: One teen boy, two teen girls, and homicide - St. Petersburg Times - via Instapaper - ɉg var að lesa: One teen boy, two teen girls, and homicide - St. Petersburg Times - Instapaper [via]

ɉg var að lesa: Shutting Themselves In - via Instapaper

20/07/2010 @ 17:00 UTC

kaninka.net : ɉg var að lesa: Shutting Themselves In - via Instapaper - ɉg var að lesa: Shutting Themselves In - Instapaper: One morning when he was 15, Takeshi shut the door to his bedroom, and for the next four years he did not come out. He didn’t go to school. He didn’t have a job. He didn’t have friends. Month a [via]

Dwarf Fortress university

20/07/2010 @ 03:00 UTC

nelson : Dwarf Fortress university - Someone on Reddit is teaching people to play the infamously impenetrable but fascinating game

Inception theory

20/07/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

nelson : Inception theory - Spoilers. Goes beyond "it's all a dream, duh!" to make connections to the director

The Savage Detectives Machete

20/07/2010 @ 01:00 UTC

cobra libre : The Savage Detectives Machete - Reading T.S.D. as a roman à clef. [via#

"After years of being bullied at school and having no friends, Y.S., who asked to be identified b...

20/07/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

kaninka.net : "After years of being bullied at school and having no friends, Y.S., who asked to be identified by..." - “After years of being bullied at school and having no friends, Y.S., who asked to be identified by his initials, retreated to his room at age 14, and proceeded to watch TV, surf the Internet and build model cars - for 13 years. When he finally left his  [via]

Two rare tapirs born in Sweden in one week

20/07/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Two rare tapirs born in Sweden in one week - Hooray for Sweden! [via#

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