The pushbutton Web

24/07/2009 @ 17:00 UTC

nelson : The pushbutton Web - Anil breaks down some of the recent work around realtime messaging

Simon Willison : The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real. Anil Dash is excited by the potential for PubSubHubBub and Webhooks to make near-real-time scalable event publishing accessible to regular web developers. So am I.

jimray : Anil's thoughts on the "pushbutton web" are really smart - And really well written, to boot. This is the future.

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the Pushbutton Web - the best articulation of the current real-time web trend I've seen

Greg Storey : Pushbutton. - Forgot to link to this earlier. Go. Read. Now.

Anil : The Pushbutton Web: Realtime Becomes Real - tweetcount_url = 'http://dashes.com/anil/2009/07/the-pushbutton-web-realtime-becomes-real.html#comment-661209'; tweetcount_title = 'The Pushbutton Web, about realtime messaging getting real'; tweetcount_src = 'By @anildash:'; tweetcount_

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."

Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org

10/10/2008 @ 18:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org - Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org: very cool work by Andy and Joshua

deusx : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org - "While most political blogs are extremely partisan, their biases aren't immediately obvious to outsiders like me. I wanted to see, at a glance, how conservative or liberal the blogs were without clicking through to every article. With the help

nelson : Political link colouring - Interesting hack: categorize blogs by conservative / liberal, then colour links accordingly

joshua : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - I did the heavy lifting on the math side

wearehugh : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Waxy.org

Greg Storey : Visualizing political bias with Greasemonkey. - Waxy is the Bill Nye of the Internet.

Andy Baio : Memeorandum Colors: Visualizing Political Bias with Greasemonkey - Like the rest of the world, I've been completely obsessed with the presidential election and nonstop news coverage. My drug of choice? Gabe Rivera's Memeorandum, the political sister site of Techmeme, which constantly surfaces the most controversial stori

The Big Picture on CERN's Large Hadron Collider

1/08/2008 @ 19:00 UTC

Andy Baio : The Big Picture on CERN's Large Hadron Collider - The Economist explains the LHC's importance for the layman

nelson : Large Hadron Collider - Great pictures

Simon Willison : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - Large Hadron Collider nearly ready—The Big Picture. Stunningly beautiful set of photographs of the LHC. I love Big Science.

jonhicks : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - Beautiful photos of the device that will swallow us all up in a black hole

Rod Begbie : Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture - I'm bored of "beauty in nature" -- Hurrah for The Big Picture covering beauty in science! Enjoy these photos before they turn the collider on, and we all get sucked into black hole. #

Greg Storey : If for some reason the Earth gets sucked into a black hole this weekend... - here's why.

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.

Fluid

12/12/2007 @ 22:01 UTC

jonhicks : Fluid - An app for creating a Site Specific Browser (such as a GMail app for email) with webkit. Works brilliantly!

joshua : Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard

Cameron Moll : Fluid: Site-specific browser & dock icons for web apps - Fluid. Give your favorite web apps a site-specific browser and home on your Mac OS X Leopard dock.

Simon Willison : Fluid - Fluid. Another site-specific browser toolkit for OS X (Leopard only), from Todd Ditchendorf. Again, it’s not clear if this does the Right Thing and creates separate cookie jars for every application.

deusx : Fluid - Free Site Specific Browser for Mac OS X Leopard - "Using Fluid, you can create SSBs to run each of your favorite webapps as a separate desktop application. "

factoryjoe : Fluid - Wrap web apps in their own OS X browser, complete with Dock icon. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: os x, mac, safari, fluid, web apps, site-specific browser, webkit

Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

15/05/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

wearehugh : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jcgregorio : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous

jimray : Matt Haughey's got some tips on how to do online communities right - "If you're building a community you have to love what you're doing and be the best member of it." Well put, probably explains why most "communities" built by large companies are so spectacularly bad (guilty).

WillPate : Some Community Tips for 2007

François Nonnenmacher : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Seven tips on how to run a successful community

Jeremy Zawodny : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Some Community Tips for 2007: smart stuff from Matt (as usual)

factoryjoe : Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous - Every year or so I write a long post or do a presentation at a conference on the subject of community. Each time I approach the subject, I take what I've already written and add to it with recent things I've learned or learned long befor

Linkorama : Some Community Tips for 2007 - Matt has a nice new and helpful blog, how fortuitous

Silly season [dive into mark]

2/05/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

Rod Begbie : Silly season [dive into mark] - Beautiful summation of the current Adobe Apollo/Microsoft Silverlight hype-off from Mark Pilgrim. "That poster may as well be titled "Fucked 6 Ways From Sunday," because that's what you'll be if you buy into any of this." #

jimray : Mark Pilgrim on Apollo, Silverlight and why he doesn't think you should use either - "Y’all have fun. Play with your vendor-specific runtimes. Don’t call me when you wake up one morning with a pink line in the round window and your BFF vendor won’t return your calls."

Simon Willison : Silly season - Silly season. Mark expresses exactly what I’ve been thinking. The fawning over Silverlight and Apollo is incredibly short sighted.

jcgregorio : Silly season [dive into mark] - ""building applications on the web that works."" Of course, all the commenters skip the money quote and try to defend their share-cropping platform of choice.

deusx : Silly season [dive into mark] - "Sigh. I used to have the strength to argue against such foolishness. Nowadays I’m reduced to nothing more than Grey’s-Anatomy-esque catchphrases."

nelson : Silly season - Mark is cynical so I don't have to be

The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

1/05/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.. I normally avoid linking to “top 10? lists on principle, but this one pulls together some great resources and adds some extra context to each one.

jcgregorio : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - Doesn't cover Google or eBay, but still a good list.

jimray : The top 10 presentations on how to scale websites - Flickr, Bloglines, Vox, etc - learn how to build strong sites

bmilleare : The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

nelson : System scaling - Collection of videos on how they make systems scale

joshua : A bunch of presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.

philgyford : Peter Van Dijck’s Guide to Ease » Blog Archive » A bunch of presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. - The kind of thing I keep meaning to read up on. (via Kottke)

Desktop TD

20/03/2007 @ 09:01 UTC

joshua : Desktop TD - i liked this one too

Rod Begbie : Desktop Tower Defense - Excellent Flash strategy-ish game which cost me about 20 minutes of productivity. So far. [via#

jcgregorio : Desktop Tower Defense - for the kids. yeah, really, for them.

Jeremy Zawodny : Desktop Tower Defense - Desktop Tower Defense: so. fucking. addtictive. make it stop!

Andy Baio : Desktop Tower Defense - as addictive as everyone says, much more arcade than RTS

factoryjoe : Desktop Tower Defense - A rediculously addictive game. Tags: game, world of warcraft, flash

Twittervision

19/03/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Twittervision - capturing the Twitter zeitgeist on a map  [via]

jimray : Twittervision is hella cool - Watch the twitters in real time!

Rod Begbie : twittervision - Twitter posts plotted on a world map in real-ish time. [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : twitter on a world map in real time - (via twittermap) [via]

nelson : Twittervision - A map visualization of twitter traffic

jonhicks : twittervision - Better than Telly!

Steve Jobs argues against DRM for the music industry

6/02/2007 @ 22:02 UTC

Andy Baio : Steve Jobs argues against DRM for the music industry - wow, Cory Doctorow must be in hog heaven

jimray : Apple - Thoughts on Music - Steve Jobs on the state of online music, downloads and DRM. One of his lackey's should've highlighted the word "DRMs" though because it has a sort of Ted Stevens-esque quality to it.

Rod Begbie : Apple - Thoughts on Music - Steve Jobs publicly calls for the record companies to drop their requirement for DRM on online music sales: "Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. [...] This is clearly the best alternative for c [via#

Jon Hicks : Steve's Thoughts on Music - “If the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM, we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store.”

Jason Shellen : Thoughts on Music by Steve Jobs - Hell yes! I have been privately lobbying a few major labels about this for a few years and they act like I have two heads. I would love to think this is possible. #

Simon Willison : Thoughts on Music - Thoughts on Music. Steve Jobs comes out against DRM, lays the blame squarely on the big four music companies.

Microsoft to support OpenID

6/02/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Microsoft to support OpenID - wonderful news

Jeremy Zawodny : Microsoft & OpenID - Microsoft & OpenID: "So Bill Gates just announced earlier this morning that Microsoft is supporting OpenID..."

cameron : Microsoft & OpenID - InfoCard and OpenID, together, forever.

joshua : Microsoft to support OpenID

jimray : Microsoft will support OpenID - I swear I thought this was announced a while ago, but great news all the same.

Rod Begbie : brad's life - Microsoft & OpenID - MS are announcing CardSpace authentication for OpenID. Of course, five bucks says this goes the "embrace & extend" way of Microsoft "supporting" SPF two years ago. [via#

Simon Willison : Microsoft & OpenID - Microsoft & OpenID. HUGE news. Microsoft are officially supporting OpenID, through integration with CardSpace.

Flickr quietly launches machine tag support

24/01/2007 @ 20:05 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr quietly launches machine tag support - the possibilities here are kinda mind-bending

kellan : Machine Tags: They live! They live! - Machine Tags: They live! They live!. Machine tags are not RDF. But they could play RDF on television. #

Simon Willison : Flickr Machine Tags - Flickr Machine Tags. A new feature for API developers that lets them stuff arbritrary namespaced key/value pairs in to tags and query them using the API. Even without range queries, this will enable a ton of exciting new third party developments.

plasticbag : Flickr's introduced the concept of machine tags for everyone to start playing with - Ooh. Classy. Nice. All kinds of things can be built off the back of this. I'm just starting to get my head around the possibilities, although it's probably worth noting that I'm not necessarily sufficiently qualified to get the best view...

joshua : flickr rolls out "machine tags" - like system:has: in delicious i guess

jimray : Machine tags on Flickr - Add more metadata to your photos via tags. All backend/API jiggerypockery for now, but this will be cool.

Nelson Minar : Structured Flickr tags - Machine tags are triples: namespace, keyword, value

Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification

18/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification. Smart (and pretty) trick for showing a representation tied to a commenters IP address without affecting their privacy.

Rod Begbie : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - Attractive approach to giving plausible deniability when someone fakes your name posting comments, without having your IP address posted publicly. [via#

joshua : Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - using a visual function of an ip address to establish continuity of identity

Matthew M. Boedicker : identicon puts an icon design based on your IP address in your comments to give a visual hint of identity - (via hack the planet) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification, aka 'Identicons' [via]

factoryjoe : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - A neat trick for identifying people by visualizing IP addresses. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: metoday, avatar, ip verification, gylph

I love this analysis of the original Star Wars movie based on the happenings in episodes I-III

11/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

jkottke : I love this analysis of the original Star Wars movie based on the happenings in episodes I-III - I love this analysis of the original Star Wars movie based on the happenings in episodes I-III. "If we accept all the Star Wars films as the same canon, then a lot that happens in the original films has to be reinterpreted in the light of the prequels." C

Simon Willison : A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope - A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope. Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III. It turns out R2-D2 and Chewie were the most significant characters by quite a long way.  [via]

jimray : A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope - Retconning Star Wars makes R2D2 and Chewbacca two of the more important characters in the films. Or, if episode 3.5 were written by the CIA

Nelson Minar : R2D2 and Chewbacca ran the show - A retcon of the original Star Wars movie

Jeremy Zawodny : A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope - A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope: 3PO and a Wookie were really the brains behind things...

joshua : A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope - Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III - classic!

Google Answers shuts down?!

29/11/2006 @ 09:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Answers shuts down?! - but why? it seemed to be a successful niche community

Jeremy Zawodny : Adieu to Google Answers - Adieu to Google Answers: Google Answers shutting down. Only had 800 users in 4 years. It's good to see 'em cutting their losses.

Nelson Minar : RIP Google Answers - Unusual for Google to shut down an old service

deusx : Official Google Blog: Adieu to Google Answers - "Later this week, we will stop accepting new questions in Google Answers, the very first project we worked on here."

cameron : Official Google Blog: Adieu to Google Answers - Google shuts down Answers. The only explanation I can find is that they have another competitive product they're waiting to roll out.

jimray : Adieu to Google Answers - Huh? This don't make no sense to me.

plasticbag : GoogleBlog bids Adieu to Google Answers - I find the two different approaches taken by the two companies to the idea of Questions and Answers profoundly interesting. I don't think anyone's quite nailed the full dynamics yet, and look forward to seeing how the field progresses....

Flickr: Camera Finder

21/11/2006 @ 02:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Flickr: Camera Finder - Flickr: Camera Finder: very cool! camera stats breakdown on Flickr photos

joshua : Flickr: Camera Finder - nice way to measure popularity of cameras

Andy Baio : Flickr Camera Finder - also, they pushed the oft-requested Guest Pass feature

Milo Vermeulen : Flickr: Camera Finder [via]

Simon Willison : Flickr Camera Finder - I hadn't seen this; includes some really nice graphs.

Linkorama : Flickr: Camera Finder - Now this is integration synergy, and emergent shopping

Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks

25/10/2006 @ 21:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks: one of these days I'll upgrade firefox and this will suddenly become useful

Andy Baio : Lifehacker's top Firefox 2 config tweaks - the default behavior for 2.0's tab UI was frustrating, but this cleared it up in 15 seconds

jimray : Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Hey, Rexy, this'll show you how to put the close tab button back in the top right.

jkottke : Firefox 2 tweaks - Now that you've installed the new version of Firefox, here's all the tweaks you need to make it work right.

gleuschk : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - now I want something to make switching between tabs as zippy as it used to be

Rod Begbie : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - Tweaks to get Firefox 2.0 behaving the old way that you're used to. [via#

philgyford : Geek to Live: Top Firefox 2 config tweaks - Lifehacker - Didn't think I'd need this after applying most of these once, but I keep trying to find it when I install on other computers.

Adrian Holovaty on how newspapers need to embrace structured content

7/09/2006 @ 11:47 UTC

Andy Baio : Adrian Holovaty on how newspapers need to embrace structured content - good comments, too

jimray : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change - Let me sum this up for you so you don't have to read 2000 words of Holovaty: newspapers should embrace RDF and microformats (two terms that don't actually appear here) at the story level and should let reporters add more metadata

Paul Hammond : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change | Holovaty.com - Journalists should have less of a concern of what is and isn't "journalism," and more of a concern for important, focused information that is useful to people's lives and helps them understand the world

Milo Vermeulen : Holovaty.com - A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change [via]

jkottke : Adrian Holovaty, who works at the Washington Post, has a suggestion for how news should function: "newspapers need to stop the story-centric worldview" - Adrian Holovaty, who works at the Washington Post, has some advice for how the news media should function: "newspapers need to stop the story-centric worldview". Holovaty argues for more structured data to be offered, not just the typical written story. R

veen : A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change | Holovaty.com - "Repurposing and aggregating information ... requires the information to be stored atomically -- and in machine-readable format."

Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support

28/08/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support - and, surprise! two-way integration with Upcoming

kellan : FlickrBlog: "Great shot - where'd you take that?" - Our new maps feature is out! #

jkottke : Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos - Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos. Geotag = situate your photos on a map.

jimray : Flickr adds geotagging

Simon Willison : Flickr launches geocoding - Really great job - congrats Dan Catt and the rest of the team.

Nelson Minar : Flickr Geotagging - Mainstream feature now!

Linkorama : Geo Flickr - Bout time, nah, space

bmilleare : Geotagging on Flickr

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."

The Sheep Market

24/05/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Andy Baio : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep drawings created by Amazon Mturk workers for $0.69/hour  [via]

joshua : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep created through the mechanical turk. awesome

Nelson Minar : 10,000 sheep - Amazon MTurk art (via Waxy or Kottke, ya know)

Rod Begbie : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep, drawn by MTurk users, for $0.02 each. [via#

jkottke : 10,000 sheep drawn by workers hired through Amazon's Mechanical Turk service - 10,000 sheep drawn by workers hired through Amazon's Mechanical Turk service. Average wage for the artists? $0.69 per hour. (via waxy) [via]

deusx : The Sheep Market - "10,000 sheep created by online workers"

On Bots

4/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : On Bots - analysis and great visualizations of Yahoo, Google, and MSN crawler activity for a year

joshua : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Nice analysis of crawler behavior

Matthew M. Boedicker : beautiful graphs of search engine crawling behavior - (via slashdot comment) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : drunkmenworkhere.org - On Bots - results of a one-year experiment on search engine behaviour [via]

Nelson Minar : Search spider test - If I understand right, the best crawlers would crawl no pages here

Rod Begbie : Drunk Men Work Here - On Bots - Visualizations on how Yahoo, Google and MSN (and comment spam bots) spider through content. [via#

Philippe Janvier : On Bots - Analyse des comportements des robots des 3 plus gros moteurs de recherche. [via#

Wayne Burkett : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Very interesting crawler behavior visualization. #

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