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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."

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.

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 #

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."

User-Generated Content

6/04/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

gknauss : User-Generated Content - "User-generated content" has been reduced from a cultural choice a site can make to a Web 2.0 business-plan bullet point. Derek's too dismissive of other sources of media -- the implication that it's inauthentic is too strong -- but Lord, deliver us from

Paul Hammond : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - So let's not give in to the buzzphrase du jour. Let's use the real words.

deusx : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - "And if we must have an umbrella term to describe the whole shebang, I have a suggestion. Try this on for size: Authentic Media."

Milo Vermeulen : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content [via]

jimray : Powazek: Just a Thought: Death to User-Generated Content - "Calling the beautiful, amazing, brilliant things people create online 'user-generated content' is like sliding up to your lady, putting your arm around her and whispering, 'Hey baby, let's have intercourse.'"

François Nonnenmacher : Death to User-Generated Content

Eric Meyer : Death to User-Generated Content - Yeah.

Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes

25/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes [via]

Andy Baio : Google Code's Web Authoring Statistics - popular elements and attributes across a billion webpage sample set  [via]

Nelson Minar : Web authoring stats - Google's analysis of 1 billion web pages' HTML

Eric Meyer : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - "In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata."

kayodeok : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata. The results we found are available below. We hope this is of use!

Jeremy Zawodny : Web Authoring Statistics - Web Authoring Statistics: interesting google stats on web page elements and such

François Nonnenmacher : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - View this with Firefox or an SVG-enabled browser

Paul Hammond : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents

Richard Rutter : Web Authoring Statistics - Google investigates the popularity of classes, elements, etc.

ALA: Web 3.0

17/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Cameron Moll : ALA: Web 3.0 - A List Apart: "Web 3.0". Jeffrey speaks from the heart. At least that's how I read it. I found this to be highly motivational, surprisingly. "These problems and others will be solved, most likely by someone reading this page," says Zeldman. "One points to

Rod Begbie : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - I ♥ Zeldman. [via#

Eric Meyer : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - Preach on, brutha.

jimray : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "My discomfort with the hype surrounding an emerging genre of web development turned into a full-blown hate-on." Zeldman debunks all the Web2.0 inanity.

Simon Willison : Web 3.0 - A Zeldman classic.

kayodeok : A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0 - "We have been down this road before"

Jeremy Zawodny : Web 3.0 - Web 3.0: "But ours is a medium in which, more often than not, big teams have slowly and expensively labored to produce overly complex web applications whose usability was near nil on behalf of clients with at best vague goals."

WillPate : Web 3.0 - "To you who feel like failures because you spent last year honing your web skills and serving clients, or running a business, or perhaps publishing content, you are special and lovely, so hold that pretty head high, and never let them see the tears."

François Nonnenmacher : Web 3.0 - Jeffrey Zeldman cuts to the chase

The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org]

28/10/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

deusx : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org] - "the core values, the Zen, these guys are carving out have very strong parallels to those of the less code movement, I think."

Paul Hammond : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org] - when someone very close to the project says “microformats�, they are more often talking about the process that is evolving there

jimray : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org]

Simon Willison : The Zen of Microformats - The process is more interesting than the formats themselves.

Eric Meyer : The Zen of Microformats - A quick and insightful look at the 'core' of the microformats effort.

kayodeok : The Zen of Microformats - "Microformats" are a set of specifications describing interoperable machine formats that work on the web

Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)

20/09/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)

Andy Baio : Video: Grandaddy's "Jed's Other Poem" - don't miss this one; fan-made video programmed on an Apple ][+

Wayne Burkett : Video: Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - Fan video. Programmed on an Apple ][+. #

plasticbag : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - A stunning video for a Grandaddy song that uses an Apple II to create 'expressive' typography. Wonderful.

Richard Rutter : Jed’s Other Poem - Brilliant video for this Grandaddy song, made using an Apple II.

Eric Meyer : Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) - Awesome. Check it. [via Richard] [via]

Nelson Minar : Jed's Other Poem - Pretty volunteer video (via Kevin Fox)

Typetester

19/09/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Typetester - "...an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen". [via#

Milo Vermeulen : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen [via]

jkottke : Typetester - Typetester is a web-based font comparison tool which somehow (I'm assuming JavaScript) can preview text in the fonts you have installed on your local machine. Pretty cool.

Richard Rutter : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen.

Eric Meyer : Typetester - Compare fonts for the screen - Nice little web-based web typography widget. Web web web.

plasticbag : Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen - Beautiful piece of work that allows to compare and explore fonts for screen use and then even get the CSS so you can use them on the web

deusx : Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen - "Test your fonts here."

XHTML Character Entity Reference

16/09/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

kayodeok : XHTML Character Entity Reference - This page contains the 252 allowed entities in HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0, as outlined in section 24 of the official HTML 4 specifications, published by the W3C.

Eric Meyer : XHTML Character Entity Reference - Useful, yes, but very beautifully presented as well. [via Molly] [via]

Ethan Marcotte : XHTML Character Entity Reference - Hot. Via...well, everybody. I suck.

Philippe Janvier : XHTML Character Entity Reference - "This page contains the 252 allowed entities in HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0". [via#

Nelson Minar : XHTML characters - What a dumb list of random things (via Hot Links)

Richard Rutter : XHTML Character Entity Reference - . [via sidesh0w.com]

Wolfram Tones

10/09/2005 @ 02:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Wolfram Tones - fun with generative music, but actually listenable

joshua : A NEW KIND OF MUSIC - mostly, they sound awful

jimray : WolframTones: An Experiment in a New Kind of Music - You can get 'em as ringtones, which is kinda cool, I guess

Eric Meyer : WolframTones: An Experiment in a New Kind of Music - Incredible. I've already generated a tone I'm ready to buy. [via Tantek] [via]

Matthew M. Boedicker : WolframTones, music generator - (via metafilter) [via]

gleuschk : WolframTones: An Experiment in a New Kind of Music - they're almost all completely intolerable (latin is the best), but fascinating nonetheless

Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

14/07/2005 @ 14:55 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard

gleuschk : awesome lcd keyboard - holy cow, now, *that's* the future

Andy Baio : Optimus keyboard - jaw-dropping keyboard concept with each key as an LCD display [via]  [via]

Rod Begbie : Optimus keyboard - Extremely kewl concept -- A keyboard with leds, so the key displays change depending on context. [via#

tehu : Optimus keyboard : LCD on your keys - Oh I want one ! Patents pending ? Gosh !

Matthew M. Boedicker : keyboard where each key is a mini LCD

jkottke : Whoa, each key on this keyboard is a little computer screen - I'd love to use the typeface of my choosing for my keyboard.

znarf : Art. Lebedev - Optimus keyboard - I want it ! [via#

plasticbag : The Optimus keyboard has a tiny screen under each key, so that you can remap it easily to any combination - Mr Webb informs me that each button costs tens of dollars at the moment, and as such it doesn't look likely to go on the market any time soon - but it rocks and I want one...

Eric Meyer : Optimus keyboard - Oh, that's just far too awesome. It would certainly make learning Dvorak (or playing games) a LOT easier. [via Dan] [via]

Simon Willison : Optimus keyboard - Every key is a colour screen.

script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

23/06/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

kellan : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - Madrobby's platform for mind blowing javascript/ajax hacking #

ricmac : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - "script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, compatible and, ultimately, totally cool JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly, Web 2.0 style"

François Nonnenmacher : script.aculo.us - A directory of interesting javascript examples

joshua : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript

Simon Willison : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - A pretty impressive collection of modern JavaScript tricks.

Eric Meyer : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - Coolness. Just all around coolness.

Jeremy Zawodny : script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript - script.aculo.us - web 2.0 javascript: "script.aculo.us provides you with easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications"

Safari Passes the Acid2 Test

28/04/2005 @ 08:56 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Now that didn?t take long. #

Ethan Marcotte : Safari is the first to pass the Acid2 test - And he posts the KHTML patches to boot. What a rockstar, that Dave Hyatt.

François Nonnenmacher : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Kudos to Hyatt and Apple. Now the $64,000 question is: will IE7 pass it too?

kayodeok : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test

jimray : Safari passes Acid 2 - Safari's rendering engine is now the most standards compliant - uber l33t

Paul Hammond : Surfin' Safari - Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - There were two issues left that needed to be resolved

Simon Willison : Safari passes the Acid2 test - Dave Hyatt runs rings around the rest.

Eric Meyer : Safari Passes the Acid2 Test - Hyatt's da man.

How to snatch an expiring domain

7/03/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Andy Baio : How to snatch an expiring domain - a small glimpse into the expiration process and the services competing for drops [via]  [via]

Eric Meyer : How to Snatch an Expiring Domain - A detailed look into a side of the domain business I didn't even know existed, but found utterly logical. And scary.

Nelson Minar : Snatching domains - This is ludicrous, but fascinating (via Waxy)

kayodeok : Mike Davidson: How to Snatch an Expiring Domain - This article will explain the domain expiration process and what you need to do in order to use it to your advantage

François Nonnenmacher : How to snatch an expiring domain

Matthew M. Boedicker : how to snatch an expiring domain - (via slashdot) [via]

How to Destroy the Earth

21/02/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Andy Baio : How to Destroy the Earth - a sensible alternative to paving the Earth

kayodeok : How to destroy the earth - Destroying the Earth is harder than you may have been led to believe

cobra libre : how to destroy the earth #

jkottke : Forget how life will end, here's a bunch of ways you can destroy the entire Earth - This is a really fun read: "keeping the strangelet stable is incredibly difficult once it has absorbed the stabilising machinery, but creative solutions may be possible."

Simon Willison : Geocide: How to destroy the Earth - Immensely amusing, and informative as well. (via) [via]

Jeremy Zawodny : How to destroy the Earth - How to destroy the Earth: in case you ever needed to know

Eric Meyer : How to destroy the Earth - Reminds me of the good old days of alt.destroy-the-earth. [via Simon] [via]

Wow, the Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager is a great info visualization tool for viewing baby name ...

12/02/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

jkottke : Wow, the Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager is a great info visualization tool for viewing baby name popularity

Philippe Janvier : The Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager - Enfin un moyen de pouvoir choisir le prénom de ses enfants sur des bases objectives :) [via#

Eric Meyer : NameVoyager - It takes a minute to figure out how it works, and then it's just fascinating. [via Matt] [via]

Nelson Minar : Baby name voyager - Cool visualization

philgyford : The Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager - I kept seeing links to this and ignored them. I shouldn't have, it's lovely. Would be nice if you could fix the scale though.

plasticbag : A java-based visualisation of baby names over time - As talked about by Tim and Rael at ETech 2005

The Graphing Calculator Story

22/12/2004 @ 05:58 UTC

deusx : The Graphing Calculator Story - "My electronic badge still opened Apple's doors, so I just kept showing up."

Andy Baio : Background of the Apple Graphing Calculator - sneaking onto Apple's campus for six months of unpaid work in hiding [via]  [via]

jkottke : The Graphing Calculator Story - "I was frustrated by all the wasted effort, so I decided to uncancel my small part of the project. I had been paid to do a job, and I wanted to finish it. My electronic badge still opened Apple's doors, so I just kept showing up."

Manuzhai : The Graphing Calculator Story - OSNews described it as Guerilla Software Development. A wonderful story.

Jeremy Zawodny : The Graphing Calculator Story - The Graphing Calculator Story: you must read this

Eric Meyer : The Graphing Calculator Story - I remember when I first saw Graphing Ccalculator as part of an official Apple demo of the PowerPC at CWRU, and it did indeed blow me away. That was the same demo that included a joke about the 'Pentium Weber Grill' attachment, I believe.

Milo Vermeulen : The Graphing Calculator Story

Skeletal systems for cartoon characters

6/12/2004 @ 04:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Skeletal systems for cartoon characters - his other work is very good, as well

cobra libre : skeletal systems of cartoon characters [via#

jkottke : Drawings of cartoon skeletons, including Hello Kitty, Fred Flintstone, and Betty Boop - Fantastic...link of the day as far as I'm concerned.

plasticbag : Skeletal Systems of cartoon characters - "I decided to take a select few of these popular characters and render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass."

Simon Willison : Cartoon Skeletal Systems - Creepy :)

Ethan Marcotte : Skeletons holding various cartoon characters - Freaky, yet cool.

Eric Meyer : Cartoon character skeletal studies - Probably decided Wile E. Coyote's skeleton was nothing but a mass of breaks and fractures-- much too difficult to draw. [via Simon] [via]

Panic - The True Story of Audion

12/11/2004 @ 02:55 UTC

Rod Begbie : Panic - The True Story of Audion - Behind-the-scenes magic of a long-time Mac app. [via#

Eric Meyer : The True Story of Audion - The thrilling tale of two guys from Portland and the Mac software they created. Lengthy, but worth it. From the creators of Transmit, one of my must-have applications.

jkottke : The true story of Audion - An independent Mac software developer loving tells the story of the little MP3 player that could. Worth a read. (Comment on this)

deusx : Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion - "Is it just me? I mean, do you ever wonder about the stories behind everyday products?" Great story. Click on the links.

Phil Gyford : Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion - Cabel Sasser on the story of developing Audion and the emergence of iTunes. A long but great read.

Simon Willison : The True Story of Audion - A long but fascinating read. (via) [via]

Jon Hicks : The True Story of Audion - I know the would and his wife have linked to this, but it really is worth your time!

Jeremy Zawodny : The True Story of Audion - The True Story of Audion: It seems you can either be free to do anything you want, to create anything you dream of without answering to anyone, or you can be rich. You're not likely to be both.

If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers...

20/10/2004 @ 20:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers... - "Please don't bother me with small details right now. Your job is to develop the overall plans for the house: get the big picture. At this time, for example, it is not appropriate to be choosing the color of the carpet. However, keep in mind that my wife #

Paul Hammond : Software is too expensive to build cheaply...: If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers... - Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need

Ethan Marcotte : If architects had to work like web designers... - "However, keep in mind that my wife likes blue." Via SimpleBits.

Dan Cederholm : If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers - Rather hilarious. Via meyerweb.com.

Eric Meyer : If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers... - So what's wrong with those requirements? Doesn't sound all that unusual to me... [via Dave] [via]

Manuzhai : If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers - It's just so strange that many projects are cancelled completely or partially.

Justice Dept. censors Supreme Court quote

29/08/2004 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Justice Dept. censors Supreme Court quote - the irony of the blacked-out quote is thick [via]  [via]

Nelson Minar : Evil redaction - Who watches the watchmen? (via BoingBoing)

anildash : Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote - there's nothing more public than a supreme court decision, and they still black it out

Eric Meyer : Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote - When redaction goes too far. The crucial question is how often it does so. [via Phil] [via]

Tom Coates : If this is true, it's pretty terrifying... - If this is true, it's pretty terrifying...

Adam Gessaman : Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote

François Nonnenmacher : Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote - And that from the "Free Speech" champions!

XML on the Web Has Failed

22/07/2004 @ 01:56 UTC

Simon Willison : XML on the Web Has Failed - Mark Pilgrim concludes a theme he's been following for quite a while.

Anne van Kesteren : XML on the Web Has Failed - XML is not the only thing imo #

François Hodierne : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed [via#

Paul Hammond : XML.com: XML on the Web Has Failed - The entire world of syndication only works because everyone happens to ignore the rules in the same way

Philippe Janvier : XML on the Web Has Failed - When Content-type and Charset drives to ill-formeness :(

Mark Pilgrim : xml on the web has failed - well, we'll know better next time #

Kayode Okeyode : XML on the Web Has Failed

Richard MacManus : Mark Pilgrim: XML on the Web Has Failed - At least he didn't use the phrase "systemic anomaly".

Eric Meyer : XML on the Web Has Failed - Depressing, not least because it provides confirmation of a suspicion I've had for a while now but was trying to ignore.

XHTML Validator to RSS

2/07/2004 @ 21:56 UTC

Rod Begbie : XHTML Validator to RSS - I was just complaining to a co-worker today that the hardest thing about crafting XHTML pages is making sure they *stay* XHTML. [via#

Wayne Burkett : XHTML Validator to RSS - Why aren't we doing more with the the validator's XML output? This is a great idea. #

Jon Hicks : "This page is not XHMTL Strict" - by RSS - Found via Simplebits, this easy to set up RSS feed helps keep a track of validation. Neat!

Eric Meyer : XHTML Validator to RSS - Subscribe to a script that validates a URL you supply whenever you update your RSS feeds. Tough to describe, but so very very useful.

François Nonnenmacher : XHTML Validator to RSS - Brilliant idea!

Kayode Okeyode : XHTML Validator to RSS

Philippe Janvier : XHTML Validator to RSS - "XHTML Validation Results RSS feed from any page" : "Silence is golden"

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