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Cathode, vintage terminal emulator for OS X

25/01/2011 @ 08:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Cathode, vintage terminal emulator for OS X - looks great in full screen

Rod Begbie : Cathode - OS X terminal application that emulates old & busted phosphor displays. Pointless and gorgeous. #

Eric Meyer : Secret Geometry: Cathode - I totally want this.

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."

Facebook ephemera

9/11/2010 @ 00:01 UTC

nelson : Facebook ephemera - Field notes about teenagers who use Facebook in an unusual way, not allowing persistent offline updates

Andy Baio : danah boyd on teens' unorthodox use of Facebook - deactivating accounts or deleting every posting regularly, persistence isn't vital for participation

Eric Meyer : Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook - As usual, those coming up devise sensible working strategies that would never have occurred and may seem alien to their elders.

"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]

HTML game toolkit

21/04/2010 @ 00:00 UTC

nelson : HTML game toolkit - Akihabara, Javascript libraries for sprites, animations, pathing, etc

Andy Baio : Akihabara, open-source HTML5 pixel game toolkit - the demos are an impressive range of genres and all work on iPad/iPhone

Eric Meyer : Akihabara - The temptation to remake Seven Cities of Gold is strong. So very, very strong. [via John] [via]

Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com

18/07/2009 @ 00:00 UTC

deusx : Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com - "This is ugly for all kinds of reasons. Amazon says that this sort of thing is “rare,? but that it can happen at all is unsettling; we’ve been taught to believe that e-books are, you know, just like books, only better. Already, we’ve learned

Andy Baio : Amazon ironically removes books from the Kindle - related: Amazon's Final Message to Its Creation

Eric Meyer : Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others - So long, 1984. Big Brother never had a chance.

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

Jack Schulze's incredible 3D horizonless map of Manhattan

1/05/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Jack Schulze's incredible 3D horizonless map of Manhattan - currently running as a huge gatefold in Wired UK, prints are available with both directions  [via]

philgyford : Here & There — a horizonless projection in Manhattan - I've seen these in the flesh and they are very lovely. And a satisfying size. Well done Jack.

Eric Meyer : Here & There - a horizonless projection in Manhattan - Or, what Manhattan would look like if it were transplanted to an O'Neill habitat.

SaveIE6: Help us save the best browser around

1/04/2009 @ 15:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : SaveIE6: Help us save the best browser around - You know in your heart they're right. Look into your heart!

Rod Begbie : SaveIE6: Help us save the best browser around - "Developing websites for other browsers than IE6 is just pure pain! The tables just don’t display the way they do in IE6." #

deusx : SaveIE6: Help us save the best browser around - "These days we are inundated with bloated web browsers that overcomplicate our lives. However, there is one eminent exception: IE6. It has been around since 2001 and is still one of the most powerful and versatile browsers available."

The Vimeo team gets auto-tuned

22/03/2009 @ 01:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Vimeo team gets auto-tuned - I suggest a College Humor spin-off  [via]

Eric Meyer : Auto Tuning - You know, there probably is a problem with the CSS-S-S-S-S-S-S-S.

jonhicks : Auto Tuning - CSS-S-S-S-S!

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."

Яolcats

17/02/2009 @ 22:00 UTC

Eric Meyer : Яolcats - "Your floral offering serves as no deterrent to the inevitable, betrayer."

cobra libre : Яolcats [via#

Rod Begbie : Яolcats - Has someone already done the "In Soviet Russia, cats caption YOU!" joke? [via#

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]

"Featuring turn-by-turn guidance from K.I.T.T. and synthesizer lights that accompany the voice di...

28/08/2008 @ 16:03 UTC

Greg Storey : "Featuring turn-by-turn guidance from K.I.T.T. and synthesizer lights that accompany the voice directions, this GPS makes fantasy a reality." - No Turbo button? Not impressed.

Eric Meyer : Mio Knight Rider GPS Portable Navigation Device - Cooooooool. [via Greg] [via]

Rod Begbie : Mio™ Knight Rider™ GPS Portable Navigation Device - Only surprising that it took this long to appear: "Features the voice of K.I.T.T. (William Daniels) providing turn-by-turn voice guidance" [via#

Raphaël---JavaScript Library

12/08/2008 @ 18:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Raphaël---JavaScript Library - Sweet. Strongly considering using this to generate charts from the 2008 survey data.

joshua : Raphaël—JavaScript Library - vector images for the web

Andy Baio : Raphaël, JS vector graphics library - interactive charts and animation, and works perfectly on the iPhone

Obama and McCain Tax Proposals

31/07/2008 @ 22:01 UTC

Eric Meyer : Obama and McCain Tax Proposals - Yet another one of those charts that each side will see as a strong argument for its candidate's policy positions and a powerful condemnation of the other side's candidate. [via Tim] [via]

deusx : Obama and McCain Tax Proposals - washingtonpost.com - "Obama's plan gives the biggest cuts to those who make the least, while McCain would give the largest cuts to the very wealthy. For the approximately 147,000 families that make up the top 0.1 percent of the income scale, the difference between t

gleuschk : Obama and McCain Tax Proposals - washingtonpost.com - nice to have some data

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.

Ballantine Books to Publish Book Inspired by the Webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield

31/07/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

wearehugh : Ballantine Books to Publish Book Inspired by the Webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield

Eric Meyer : Ballantine Books to Publish Book Inspired by the Webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield - I know Garfield is a big soulless merchandising machine, but I'm coming to discover that Jim Davis is genuinely cool and in-touch guy.

Cameron Moll : Garfield Minus Garfield to become a book - Garfield Minus Garfield to become a book, and creator Jim Davis approves.

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.

This is How You Get sIFR to Work

27/04/2008 @ 21:00 UTC

bmilleare : This is How You Get sIFR to Work

jonhicks : » This is How You Get sIFR to Work | Design Intellection

Eric Meyer : This is How You Get sIFR to Work - I have needed this for the longest time, and now it's finally here.

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#

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