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4-Hour Dentist

2/02/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : 4-Hour Dentist - 4-Hour Dentist: heh

Sample datasets for benchmarking and testing - MySQL Performance Blog

2/02/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Sample datasets for benchmarking and testing - MySQL Performance Blog - Sample datasets for benchmarking and testing - MySQL Performance Blog: a good set of datasets

Nick Montfort releases Curveship, new interactive fiction framework

2/02/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Nick Montfort releases Curveship, new interactive fiction framework - Python framework for world modeling with the ability to interactively change narrative style

Match.com acquires OkCupid

2/02/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Match.com acquires OkCupid - seriously hoping Christian Rudder continues updating OkTrends; they deleted a critical post from last April

A Facebook story | A mother's joy and a family's sorrow | The Washington Post

2/02/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : A Facebook story | A mother's joy and a family's sorrow | The Washington Post - An obviously sad story, but actually bookmarked as an example of an annotated set of Facebook updates as a news story.

Tank Auth authentication library for CodeIgniter

2/02/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

philgyford : Tank Auth authentication library for CodeIgniter - It's been a while since I looked at CodeIgniter. Still no really obvious winner to the "how do I just authenticate people dammit?" question, but this looks like a front-runner.

Robert Sheckley's "The Prize of Peril"

2/02/2011 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Robert Sheckley's "The Prize of Peril" - 1958 short story that predated The Running Man and predicted reality TV  [via]

Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You're f*cking kidding • The Register

2/02/2011 @ 15:00 UTC

philgyford : Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You're f*cking kidding • The Register - In case you need even more reasons why trusting your stuff to even the most well-meaning third-party services is only as good as their ability to never, ever make a mistake. (via Lee)

On River Maps « somethingaboutmaps

2/02/2011 @ 13:00 UTC

philgyford : On River Maps « somethingaboutmaps - Not so much for the Harry Beck-style interpretation of the Mississippi River System, but for the interesting explanation of the decisions and compromises involved in the exercise. (via Blech)

The difference between the UK, Great Britain, and England [video] - Holy Kaw!

2/02/2011 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : The difference between the UK, Great Britain, and England [video] - Holy Kaw! - A very good description of the differences, which was an education to me. I can never remember all of this stuff. (via @tomcoates)

Global Village Construction Set - Open Source Ecology

2/02/2011 @ 12:00 UTC

philgyford : Global Village Construction Set - Open Source Ecology - Creating the fifty "tools/technologies for building post-scarcity, resilient communities" and open-sourcing the plans. (via Kottke)

Everything is a Remix, Part 2

2/02/2011 @ 05:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Everything is a Remix, Part 2 - worth it just for the wall of sequel title frames; I want that as a screensaver

Facebook hype will fade - CNN.com

2/02/2011 @ 03:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Facebook hype will fade - CNN.com - "It's not that MySpace lost and Facebook won. It's that MySpace won first, and Facebook won next. They'll go down in the same order." — Douglas Rushkoff [via#

New York Observer on the "end of blogging"

2/02/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : New York Observer on the "end of blogging" - more like evolution than an end; Clive Thompson nailed it, it's the rise of the long take

philgyford : The End of Blogging | The New York Observer - Often, as here, the people noticing "the end of blogging" seem to have a very, very narrow definition of what "blogging" is. Thankfully, they're wrong. (via Waxy)

Wired on a Toronto statistician who cracked a lottery ticket system

2/02/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Wired on a Toronto statistician who cracked a lottery ticket system - finding flaws in pseudo-random interactive games designed for print  [via]

NYMag feature on the changing landscape of online porn

2/02/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : NYMag feature on the changing landscape of online porn - "we're living in a grand age of micro-smut, a burgeoning empire of lemonade-stand porn"

nelson : State of the porn market - Summary of how Internet porn sites are doing

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