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Data Reveals That "Occupying" Twitter Trending Topics is Harder Than it Looks!

12/10/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Data Reveals That "Occupying" Twitter Trending Topics is Harder Than it Looks! - Great analysis of how "Twitter Trends" work, with plenty of data to help ease the "CENSORSHIP!" cries of the conspiratorially-minded. [via#

Sōsh Presents: Tacos & Tequila With a Twist

12/10/2011 @ 05:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Sōsh Presents: Tacos & Tequila With a Twist - We're throwing a party! #

Rethrick: The Mythical Man-Month

12/10/2011 @ 05:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Rethrick: The Mythical Man-Month - Behind-the-scenes look at Google Wave - more around the struggle of big teams than about the product itself. "Instead of shaving one Yak, you're shaving the entire Yak pen at the Zoo, and pretty soon traveling to Tibet to shave foreign Yaks you've never  [via#

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

6/10/2011 @ 08:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 - The best obituary of Steve Jobs I've read this evening, by Steven Levy.  [via#

Andy Baio : Steven Levy's Wired obituary for Steve Jobs - the best I've read

Retro Muppet Concert Posters

19/09/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Retro Muppet Concert Posters - Amazing. [via#

Digital 3D rendered film in 1972

2/09/2011 @ 19:00 UTC

simplebits : Digital 3D rendered film in 1972 - The founder of Pixar's fascinating 40 year old experiments in 3D rendering. Amazing. (via @beep)

Rod Begbie : First Digital 3D Rendered Film - Amazing bit of geek history: The first piece of 3D computer animation, by Ed Catmull, Pixar's co-founder, from 1972. [via#

AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean (Spring Framework API 2.5)

24/08/2011 @ 04:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean (Spring Framework API 2.5) - This is real. Also, why I'm glad I don't program in Java any more. #

nelson : AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean - Java!

Comedy Podcast Inside News Corp. Feasts on a Scandal - NYTimes.com

16/08/2011 @ 06:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Comedy Podcast Inside News Corp. Feasts on a Scandal - NYTimes.com - NYTimes piece on The Bugle, the fab podcast from Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver. Highlight: The author translating the common emailed cry of "Fuck you, Chris" into "sending Mr. Skinner e-mail and Twitter messages telling him off". #

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: List: Ineffective Pick-Up Lines for the Modern Internet Persona.

12/08/2011 @ 02:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : McSweeney's Internet Tendency: List: Ineffective Pick-Up Lines for the Modern Internet Persona. - “You’ve been published by The Atlantic? That’s cool. My name is frequently used as a tag on Tumblr. We have all the makings of a modern power couple.” [via#

Cost of false positives - Laughing Meme

28/07/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Cost of false positives - Laughing Meme - Lovely post from Kellan explaining why Twitter (and other sites) can't "just block all the spammers". When your best users and your worst users share common outlying behaviour, things get tough. #

Nyan Cat Progress Bar

6/07/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Nyan Cat Progress Bar - Is it wrong to consider installing Windows 7 in a VM just to try this? [via#

Starting your Startup

1/07/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Starting your Startup - Great slide deck by Joe Stump with information that rings entirely true to my ears after 9 months of Offline Labs. [via#

American McCarver. Your Sports Blog.

28/06/2011 @ 02:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : American McCarver. Your Sports Blog. - New sports-writing from a bunch of fun tech bloggers. Ace. [via#

Sprite Cow - Generate CSS for sprite sheets

23/06/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Sprite Cow - Generate CSS for sprite sheets - Holy cow. Massively helpful tool that greatly reduces the pain of creating/dealing with CSS sprite sheets. [via#

@nickd on "with"

8/06/2011 @ 03:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : @nickd on "with" - 'some days i bike home uninspired, lamenting that there are few designers here, little community... other days, i download "with."' — Nick Disabata #

Depression, Burn Out and Writing Code

29/05/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Depression, Burn Out and Writing Code - "When your livelihood depends on what you can do with your brain, fighting depression and the fatigued fog that swirls around it is a frightening battle." I agree with everything in this post. #

screenstagram

17/05/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : screenstagram - OS X screensaver that shows your friends' Instagram shots. Lovely! [via#

Amanda Palmer Present the Year's Most Amusing Tweets Played On The Ukulele

8/05/2011 @ 02:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Amanda Palmer Present the Year's Most Amusing Tweets Played On The Ukulele - Just when I thought it wasn't possible to love Amanda Palmer any more… [via#

BBC - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Social Stew

5/05/2011 @ 23:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : BBC - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Social Stew - God, Stewart Lee is a funny, funny man. [via#

BBC - Domesday Reloaded

5/05/2011 @ 01:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : BBC - Domesday Reloaded - The BBC's "Domesday Project" from 1988 is finally getting revived for the web. Fond memories of playing on a BBC Master at Alloa Library ahoy! [via#

Translation of General Misogyny to Uncomfortable Truth

28/04/2011 @ 05:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Translation of General Misogyny to Uncomfortable Truth - Summary of the arguments made by entitled white men as to why all-white-men conference speaker lists are to be encouraged. "I support equal rights until the point it requires me to change my views." [via#

With President Obama's Birth Certificate, Klansman Trump Reminds Blacks They Will Never Be American

28/04/2011 @ 00:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : With President Obama's Birth Certificate, Klansman Trump Reminds Blacks They Will Never Be American - Several friends posted this to Facebook with the message, "Please watch this. It's important." They are not lying. Please watch this. It's important. [via#

Are You Following a Bot?

26/04/2011 @ 21:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Are You Following a Bot? - Atlantic article on the Web Ecology Project's ace Socialbots game, where teams of software bots "played" to influence regular Twitter users. “There’s a lot of potential for a lot of evil here,” admits Hwang. “But there’s also a lot of potential [via#

4th & Battery

13/04/2011 @ 22:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : 4th & Battery - New imprint from Popcap to release smaller, more experimental games that their team devise and build. Can't wait! #

Postagram

12/04/2011 @ 20:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Postagram - iPhone app to take your Instagram snaps and turn them into a mailed postcard for $0.99. Simple and clever hack using the consistency of Instagram pics (always square) to its advantage. [via#

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