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The Blast Shack

23/12/2010 @ 02:00 UTC

Linkorama : The Blast Shack

Andy Baio : Bruce Sterling on Wikileaks - long, brilliant

philgyford : The Blast Shack - Bruce Sterling on WikiLeaks, Cablegate and Julian Assange. Worth a read, especially if you can do so with Sterling's weary drawl as your interior voice.

nelson : The Blast Shack - Absolute must-read on WikiLeaks, the cypherpunks history

Eric Meyer : The Blast Shack - "Here it is; a planetary hack."

"Hallowed Ground"

16/08/2010 @ 20:00 UTC

cobra libre : "Hallowed Ground" - "Look at the photos. This neighborhood is not hallowed. The people who live and work here are not obsessed with 9/11. The blocks around Ground Zero are like every other hard-working neighborhood in New York, where Muslims are just another thread of the ci #

Eric Meyer : "Hallowed Ground" - Fits right in with my perception of NYC and what a difference a couple of blocks can make. [via John] [via]

Rod Begbie : "Hallowed Ground" - "A few photos of stuff the same distance from the World Trade Center as the 'Ground Zero Mosque'" The whole thing would be funny if it wasn't so frustratingly based on unashamed bigotry. [via#

Andy Baio : Hallowed Ground - photos of stuff the same distance from the WTC as the "Ground Zero Mosque"  [via]

Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames

10/06/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Anil : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - The whole world A small number of super-geeky obsessives is abuzz over the upcoming launch of Facebook Usernames, an exciting new feature that will let you put some parts of your name into a web address. Since its announcement yesterday, there's been a l

Eric Meyer : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil lays it all out for you in clear, simple terms.

Rod Begbie : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash - Anil Dash predicts the future of Facebook vanity URLs. Who's going to be the first to register "mikearrington", I wonder. [via#

Milo Vermeulen : Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the future of Facebook usernames - frighteningly realistic predictions

Clay Shirky on the death of newspapers and reinvention of journalism

14/03/2009 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Clay Shirky on the death of newspapers and reinvention of journalism - the single best essay on the topic I've read

nelson : Journalism revolution - Well reasoned, calm essay about the coming end of newspaper journalism and how to approach replacing it

jcgregorio : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky - Shirky nails it.

Eric Meyer : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - Everyone else is linking to it, so I might as well. Besides, it's incredibly insightful and intelligent stuff.

joshua : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - clay sighting

carlfish : Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable - Clay Shirky on the ongoing demise of print media, and why we can't point at anything specific that can replace it: "The old stuff gets broken faster than the new stuff is put in its place."

Get Your War On: New World Order

7/11/2008 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Get Your War On: New World Order - the earnestness of this comment made me giggle  [via]

Greg Storey : New World Order. - "...all black people are Muslim, we just weren't allowed to say that before the election."

Rod Begbie : Get Your War On: New World Order - "America's new flag is just a white flag, but there's a picture of a burning American flag on it." #

Eric Meyer : Get Your War On: New World Order - Uh oh.

Flickr: Lessons Learned while Building an iPhone Site

3/11/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

Cameron Moll : Flickr: Lessons Learned while Building an iPhone Site - Flickr Developer Blog: Lessons Learned while Building an iPhone Site. Worth reading, as I've said before that the Flickr Mobile is one of the more impressive web experiences I've seen on iPhone.

philgyford : Code: Flickr Developer Blog " Lessons Learned while Building an iPhone Site - Great practical advice for building a website for iPhones. (via Infovore)

Rod Begbie : Lessons Learned while Building an iPhone Site - Some great thoughts on mobile website development from Flickr, whose iPhone-friendly site is a thing of beauty. #

Eric Meyer : Lessons Learned while Building an iPhone Site - These lessons don't apply solely to mobile sites, as it happens.

Conditional classnames

17/10/2008 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Conditional classnames - Conditional classnames. Yahoo!’s internal coding standards still recommend CSS hacks over conditional comments because a separate stylesheet for IE imposes an additional HTTP request. Paul Hammond points out that you can use conditional comments to wr

Eric Meyer : Conditional classnames - True 'nough.

deusx : paulhammond.org: Conditional classnames - "If you use this HTML: <!--[if IE ]> <body class="ie"> <![endif]--> <!--[if !IE]>--> <body> <!--<![endif]--> with CSS that looks something like: div.foo { color: inherit; } .ie div.foo {

philgyford : Paulhammond.org: Conditional classnames - An easy way to apply Internet Explorer CSS hacks. So simple that, in retrospect, it's hard to believe no one's thought of it before. Smashing.

Stay on Target: Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs

8/10/2008 @ 16:00 UTC

wearehugh : Stay on Target: Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs

Eric Meyer : Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs - These new-fangled operating systems just take all the wonder out of programming.

Rod Begbie : Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs - What happens when a Tron lightbike exits the grid, and heads into the lands of unprotected memory. [via#

Andy Baio : Real-Life Tron on an Apple IIgs - a cycle that escaped the playfield into system memory  [via]

Librarian responds to complaint about "Uncle Bobby's Wedding"

31/07/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Librarian responds to complaint about "Uncle Bobby's Wedding" - incredibly thoughtful and well-reasoned defense of a mildly controversial children's book  [via]

philgyford : Myliblog: Uncle Bobby's Wedding - Imagine if every complaint about anything received a reply this thoughtful. (via Kottke)

wearehugh : myliblog: Uncle Bobby's Wedding - librarians can say "fuck you" better than anyone else

Eric Meyer : Uncle Bobby's Wedding - Now that is one fantastic response.

Handwritten Typographers

8/07/2008 @ 17:01 UTC

Cameron Moll : Handwritten Typographers - "The handwriting of typographers intrigues me because it raises so many questions, big and small: Do typographers exert some extraordinary control of the pen that laypersons don't? ... So, to satisfy my own curiosity I asked a number of prominent typograp

veen : Handwritten Typographers - "So, to satisfy my own curiosity I asked a number of prominent typographers to send me a scan of their handwriting. This is the result."

Andy Baio : Handwritten Typographers - comparing type designers' handwriting to the typefaces they created

Milo Vermeulen : Handwritten Typographers [via]

Eric Meyer : Handwritten Typographers - Very interesting. Especially for someone like me, whose handwriting isn't very attractive.

Google Doctype - Google Code

14/05/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

wearehugh : Google Doctype - Google Code

jcgregorio : Google Doctype - Google Code - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

dbow : Google Doctype - Google Doctype is an open encyclopedia and reference library. Written by web developers, for web developers. It includes articles on web security, JavaScript DOM manipulation, CSS tips and tricks, and more. The reference section includes a growing library

Simon Willison : Google Doctype - Google Doctype. So now we know what Mark Pilgrim’s been doing at Google... heading up a project to create an encyclopaedia of web development. The JavaScript UI for browsing it is a bit weird (though you do at least get real pages if you disable JavaS

joshua : Doctype - documenting the use of html and associated tech

Eric Meyer : Google Doctype - I always like to see a site that says it's all about open standards and then lists proprietary elements and properties with no indication that they're, you know, proprietary. There's a lot of promise here, but the initial deployment undermines itself.

nice article about the use of swear words in speech

10/10/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

joshua : nice article about the use of swear words in speech

Eric Meyer : What the F***? - On the emotional, societal, and intellectual impact and role(s) of swearing. Do I even need to warn you that it contains potentially objectionable language?

adamrg : What the F***?

Rod Begbie : TNR Online | What the F***? - Fucking excellent article on swearing. "Swearing raises many other puzzles--linguistic, neurobiological, literary, political." [via#

The software awards scam

16/08/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

joshua : The software awards scam - Yet another tale of SEO crap. Shocking.

43folders : The software awards scam « Successful Software - Five stars! Reminds me of the ubiquitous '90s "Cool Site of the Day!" awards.

Jeremy Zawodny : The software awards scam - The software awards scam: software awards or link scams?

nelson : Software awards scam - Guy makes a fake program, wins many 5 star awards

Eric Meyer : The software awards scam - 1. Submit a worthless "program" to download sites. 2. Get a bunch of 5-star ratings. 3. Profit!!! [via John] [via]

Microformats in Google Maps

31/07/2007 @ 21:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Microformats in Google Maps - Microformats in Google Maps: "...we are adding support for the hCard microformat to Google Maps results" fantastic! I wonder if the other maps providers will follow suit?

Eric Meyer : Microformats in Google Maps - Rock. On!

Simon Willison : Microformats in Google Maps - Microformats in Google Maps. No doubt thanks to the influence of Kevin Marks.  [via]

factoryjoe : Official Google Maps API Blog: Microformats in Google Maps - Google announces support for hcard in Google Maps! Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: microformats, google maps, hcard

Derek and Heather leave JPG Magazine

15/05/2007 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Derek and Heather leave JPG Magazine - erased out of existence by the company they started  [via]

jimray : Derek Powazek and Heather Champ leave JPG magazine - Their partner at 8020 decided to rewrite the history of the mag so they left. Sad, indeed, but can't wait to see what they do next.

Eric Meyer : The Real Story of JPG Magazine - Sad, sad, sad.

nelson : The real story of JPG magazine - Founder troubles mean the ouster of the original JPG magazine editors

plasticbag : Derek Powazek on "The Real Story of JPG Magazine" - Derek provides his side of the story about how he left the company that he co-founded, and the reasons behind it.

Job Announcement: The YUI Team Is Hiring an Engineer To Work on Firebug

8/05/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Job Announcement: The YUI Team Is Hiring an Engineer To Work on Firebug - Job Announcement: The YUI Team Is Hiring an Engineer To Work on Firebug: come to Yahoo and work on Firebug... you know you want to!

Simon Willison : The YUI Team Is Hiring an Engineer To Work on Firebug - The YUI Team Is Hiring an Engineer To Work on Firebug. “... we’re opening a search for a full-time developer to work with Joe on advancing the Firebug roadmap.?

Eric Meyer : The YUI Team Is Hiring an Engineer To Work on Firebug - Like it says.

deusx : Job Announcement: The YUI Team Is Hiring an Engineer To Work on Firebug » Yahoo! User Interface Blog - "Today we’re pleased to announce that we’re putting our money where our mouth is by contributing back to the Firebug project."

The Web Design Survey, 2007

24/04/2007 @ 18:02 UTC

Eric Meyer : The Web Design Survey, 2007 - Go! Answer! Please! (If you're in the web design/development field, I mean.)

jimray : ALA's web design survey, 2007 - Let the demographics compile-on begin!

Simon Willison : The Web Design Survey, 2007 - The Web Design Survey, 2007. A List Apart is trying to learn more about our community.

Richard Rutter : A List Apart web design survey - If you’re a designer you should take this survey.

MarcoPolo

7/04/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

jimray : MarcoPolo - Fuzzy logic based automatic location switching for your shiny Macbook. This is exactly what I want from a location manager.

43folders : MarcoPolo - Automatic location switching for Mac OS X - "...will make educated guesses as to your current location, and automatically switch for you." via:TUAW

joshua : MarcoPolo - Context-aware computing for Mac OS X

Eric Meyer : MarcoPolo - Context-aware computing for Mac OS X - Holy crow, does that ever look amazingly useful. [via Mike] [via]

Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod In...

14/11/2006 @ 18:02 UTC

Jason Shellen : Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration - In response, Air Kazakhstan announces Zune compatibility. #

Eric Meyer : Apple Teams Up With Airlines to Deliver iPod Integration - So how long until someone starts selling a converter to let you charge your laptop off these things?

jkottke : Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM, and United are integrating the iPod into their airplanes, so that you can plug in to charge and view movies on the seatback video screens - Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM, and United are integrating the iPod into their airplanes, so that you can plug in to charge and view movies on the seatback video screens. How about some standard 120V AC power outlets instead?

Rod Begbie : Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration - Wow. What a great move by Apple. Further domination of the iPod-only connector, plus it solves the "iPod batteries only last 4 hours when watching video, that's too short for a long-haul flight" problem in one foul swoop. [via#

jimray : Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration - Recharge, play video on the headrest screen in front of you. 737 is now officially the most expensive iPod accessory available.

David Baron's weblog: August 2006

21/08/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

wearehugh : David Baron's weblog: August 2006 - "It's time for the Web browser community to stop using up its resources attacking specifications that we're not interested in implementing."

kellan : More W3C Controversy - Kind of wonder whats going on at the W3C when some of the most high profile developers in the browser space are threatening a general walk out over SVG. #

Eric Meyer : More W3C Controversy - No doubt I'll reference this in an upcoming post, but read it now. Tons of great insight.

Paul Hammond : David Baron's weblog: August 2006 - "Follow the money" is often given as a good way to figure out motive

Video: Ze Frank on terrorism

11/08/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Ze Frank on terrorism - "leveraging our inability to understand risk"  [via]

Simon Willison : zefrank: don't be afraid - Terrorists levarage our inability to understand risk.

Eric Meyer : the show with zefrank: don't be afraid - When people don't understand risk analysis, the terrorists win.

jimray : Ze Frank on terrorism - Ze for president!

plasticbag : zefrank's episode today rocks my stinking little world - Simon: "He fucking rocks. I think I'd sleep with him". Me: "Simon, my friend, I think we'd all sleep with him..."

kellan : the show with zefrank - on terrorism - also zefrank on the democratization of aesthetics. wow #

Send a "Snakes on a Plane" prank call to your friends

3/08/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Send a "Snakes on a Plane" prank call to your friends - for example, I had Samuel L. Jackson call Matt Haughey earlier today

Rod Begbie : Snakes on a Plane phone spammer - Torment your friends by having Samuel L Jackson prank-calll them. [via#

Eric Meyer : Snakes On A Plane :: Send a Message From Samuel L. Jackson! - Oh HELL yeah. Between this and Afro Samurai, can we just go ahead and make SLJ the President now? [via FreshArrival] [via]

Cameron Moll : "Snakes On A Plane" customized email - This is wacky... but perhaps one of the best targeted emails I've seen recently. Send a "Snakes On A Plane" email to a friend with Samuel L. Jackson making jests about him/her based on the character traits you choose. (Thanks, Jesse)

Introducing Drosera

28/06/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : Introducing Drosera - Javascript debugger for apps that use webkit.

deusx : Surfin' Safari - Blog Archive - Introducing Drosera - "I would like to introduce a new addition to the WebKit open source toolsa JavaScript debugger."

Eric Meyer : Introducing Drosera - A full-blown JavaScript debugger for WebKit applications (like Safari).

jimray : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Drosera - Javascript debugger for Safari. Love the name.

Paul Hammond : Surfin’ Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Drosera - Drosera, named after the largest genera of bug eating plants, lets you attach and debug JavaScript for any WebKit application�not just Safari.

Simon Willison : Safari gets a JavaScript debugger - Great news, especially considering the tricky nature of Safari bugs. Opera needs one too.

Cameron Moll : JavaScript debugger twins - A couple of JavaScript debuggers: FireBug for Firefox and Drosera, which "lets you attach and debug JavaScript for any WebKit application--not just Safari."

Juggling oranges

17/06/2006 @ 12:08 UTC

Eric Meyer : Juggling oranges - Why open formats matter. Yes, I'm still a Mac user, but Mark's making me think hard about the price I could pay for that choice.

Milo Vermeulen : Mark Pilgrim on open data formats - Mark Pilgrim on open data formats and why he's moving away from Apple [related] [via]

deusx : Juggling oranges [dive into mark] - "I finally got everything into a single archive in an open, stable format... and just 3 short years later, Apple found a way to screw me one last time."

Matthew M. Boedicker : data migration, open formats and Apple - (via del.icio.us/deusx) [via]

Solving Every Sudoku Puzzle

25/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

wearehugh : Solving Every Sudoku Puzzle

Simon Willison : Solving Every Sudoku Puzzle - 100 lines of Python illustrating some key concepts in AI.

Eric Meyer : Solving Every Sudoku Puzzle - Mostly I'm linking this for my own future reference, since I may have some need of implementing rudimentary AI in the semi-near future. [via Simon] [via]

Matthew M. Boedicker : Peter Norvig's Sudoku solver in Python - (via devgrind) [via]

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