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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

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. #

Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney

15/03/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney: help Dave Winer, get sued

jkottke : Rogers Cadenhead, after receiving a letter from Dave Winer's attorney: "I've never been more retroactively embarrassed to have paid someone a compliment in my life."

kellan : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - Eventually he burns everyone. #

kayodeok : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - In a work-for-hire agreement with Winer, I ported Weblogs.Com from a Frontier application running in Windows to an Apache/MySQL/PHP application running on Linux. It was a financial success for Winer, who sold Weblogs.Com to VeriSign in October 2005 for $2

tehu : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - "There's no real generosity in tech business" Jens Alfke 01-22-2006 / or Virtual Dave ?

Andy Baio : Rogers Cadenhead gets a letter from Dave Winer's attorney - also: Winer's side of the story

znarf : Workbench: Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney [via#

Philippe Janvier : Letter from Dave Winer's Attorney - No comment ! [via#

Nelson Minar : Dave Winer still nuts - Lawsuit fun! (via HotLinks)

Google buys Measure Map

15/02/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

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.

Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time

1/12/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - My addLoadEvent() makes number 9 :) [via]

deusx : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - "If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions."

Isofarro : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Functions for adding events, cookie manipulation, and clever DOM shortcuts

kayodeok : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions. It would be the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without.

Nelson Minar : Top 10 Javascript - Fixing the language (via kottke)

znarf : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Essential [via#

Paul Hammond : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without

philgyford : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Some of the most commonly repeated functions. (via Tim/twisty)

Django, like Rails for Python

15/07/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Django, like Rails for Python - outstanding new web framework by Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison; read the overview

joshua : Django - python on rails?

Rod Begbie : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - The continued quest to create a "Python on Rails" turns up this interesting looking app. To be investigated further. [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Django - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

Paul Hammond : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

jimray : Django | The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Looks like Ruby on Rails for Python

Nelson Minar : Django: PyWeb code - Maybe this will be The One? Python has really needed a better webapp framework.

Simon Willison : Django: The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - I helped develop this. Start with the overview. I'll write more later.

kayodeok : The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines - Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design

bmilleare : Django - Python web framework

Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win...

12/05/2005 @ 15:58 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win... - Kittenwar - may the cutest kitten win... [via] [via]

adash : KITTENWAR - This is what the internet was made for.

Jeremy Zawodny : kittenwar.com - kittenwar.com: dear god, that's addictive

plasticbag : Kitten War... May the cutest kitten win... - Most of these cats look moth-eared and grouchy. My kitten was much cuter when I was a kid. Bah.

Ethan Marcotte : Kitten War! - Say it with me: "Awwww..."

wearehugh : Kittenwar! May The Cutest Kitten Win!

deusx : Kittenwar! May The Cutest Kitten Win! - Click the cutest kitten picture!

nelson : Kittenwar! - A Hot or Not site full of pussies

joshua quitting to work on del.icio.us full time

30/03/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

kellan : joshua quitting to work on del.icio.us full time  #

Andy Baio : Del.icio.us gets funding, Joshua goes full-time - this makes me so very happy [via]  [via]

Wayne Burkett : [delicious-discuss] big news - del.icio.us takes outside investment. Congrats and good luck, Joshua! #

deusx : [delicious-discuss] big news - "I've decided to quit my job and workon del.icio.us full time." Holy shit. Congratulations!

jkottke : Josh Schachter has taken on some outside investment and is doing del.icio.us full-time - Congratulations to Josh...looking forward to seeing what happens.

plasticbag : Josh Schachter quits his job to take del.icio.us professional - I really hope this one works out for him. I'm a bit nervous that it won't easily translate into a commercial space...

ricmac : delicious gets investor capital - Joshua: "I've decided to quit my job and work on del.icio.us full time." Congrats! (via waxy.org)

Nelson Minar : del.icio.us full time - Joshua announces funding and a new concentration

Simon Willison : [delicious-discuss] big news - Joshua has funding, and is now working on del.icio.us full time.

jimray : Josh Schachter quits his job to do del.icio.us full time - Also, inboxes are back!

jwz on open source groupware

16/02/2005 @ 07:58 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : jwz on open source groupware

Andy Baio : Jamie Zawinski on the Hula project - make software for users, not for managers [via]  [via]

jkottke : Jamie Zawinski on making software for users, not for managers

kellan : jwz: Everything You Know About Groupware Is Wrong - Groupware BAD. Users GOOD. Calendars USEFUL #

Rod Begbie : jwz - Hula - Great jwz rant. The software industry misses him. [via#

Nelson Minar : jwz groupware rant - Most insightful thing I've read about product design in a long time (via HotLinks)

Wayne Burkett : jwz on Hula and groupware - "Groupware BAD. Users GOOD. Calendars USEFUL." #

Simon Willison : jwz on Hula - jwz tears groupware a new belly button. (via) [via]

Tricks of the Trade

24/08/2004 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Tricks of the Trade - great list of trade secrets, more on Mefi [via]  [via]

jkottke : Tricks of the Trade

Matthew M. Boedicker : tricks of the trade, for various trades

Jeremy Zawodny : tricks of the trade - tricks of the trade: the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible

Manuzhai : Tricks of the Trade - Little tricks to make life in your profession easier.

Rod Begbie : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - "Always put copper grease on the battery terminals after servicing a car.", and more useful tips of various trades. [via#

Nelson Minar : Tricks of the trade - funny on the Morning News (via kottke)

Phil Gyford : The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade - Different professions. Landscape architect: "If you say the drawings are 'rendered' rather than 'colored,' you can charge four times as much."

Aquarion : Tricks of the Trade - In this respect, the gap between software engineers and birthday clowns is almost negligible

kellan : Tricks of the Trade - The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade #

Mark Pilgrim : tricks of the trade - every actor eventually has to act drunk #

Crash Testing: MINI Cooper vs Ford F150

25/05/2004 @ 19:00 UTC

veen : Crash Testing: MINI Cooper vs Ford F150 - Size matters. Small is beautiful.

Adam Gessaman : Crash Testing: MINI Cooper vs Ford F150

anildash : Crash Testing: MINI Cooper vs Ford F150 - i think we've already established that americans aren't rational about safety

deusx : Crash Testing: MINI Cooper vs Ford F150 - Holy crap. And my Mom was worried for my safety in such a small car when I was lusting after a Mini...

François Nonnenmacher : Crash Testing: MINI Cooper vs Ford F150 - Put a Ford beancounter in lieu of the dummy and redo the crash test

Rod Begbie : Crash Testing: MINI Cooper vs Ford F150 - Yet another reason why I'll be first in line when the MINI Convertibles are released over here #

Nelson Minar : Mini vs F150 crash - Giant Ford truck crumples more than tiny mini (via Anil Dash)

Will Pate : Crash Testing: MINI Cooper vs Ford F150 - Engineering vs. Mass Production. Europe vs. America. Small vs. Large. The former wins each time.

Beautiful Soup

24/05/2004 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Beautiful Soup - Ultra Liberal Python HTML/XHTML parser. (via)

Nelson Minar : Python screen scrape - Beautiful soup - Python library for screenscraping HTML

deusx : Beautiful Soup - "You didn't write that awful page. You're just trying to get some data out of it. Right now, you don't really care what HTML is supposed to look like."

Paul Hammond : Beautiful Soup - You didn't write that awful page. You're just trying to get some data out of it

Anne van Kesteren : Beautiful Soup - I want this, only with XPath or CSS Selectors. Learning a new selecting language again and again is annoying. Please base your product on standards. #

Matthew M. Boedicker : Beautiful Soup, Python lib for screenscraping

Rod Begbie : Beautiful Soup - Python HTML parser which doesn't choke on malformed markup. Handy for screenscraping. #

philgyford : Beautiful Soup: We called him Tortoise because he taught us. - "Beautiful Soup is a Python HTML/XML parser designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping."

factoryjoe : Beautiful Soup: We called him Tortoise because he taught us. - Beautiful Soup is a Python HTML/XML parser designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: python, beautifulsoup, css, screenscraping, microformats

300 icons from 1800 sites

29/04/2004 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : 300 icons from 1800 sites - comparing arrows, posts, mail, and more [via]

jkottke : Collected icons for arrows, printing, comments, permalinks, email, etc.

anildash : images for arrows, posts, comments, etc. - fascinating to see all the little variations on these themes

Nelson Minar : Icon survey - 300 Images From 1800 Sites (via Waxy)

Paul Hammond : 300 Images From 1800 Sites - It's for Brainstorming, if you will

Dan Cederholm : 300 images from 1800 sites - A collection of arrows, bullets and other icons. Don't steal them! I recognize several. via kottke.org

dionidium : 300 Images From 1800 Sites - "Iconesque web images"

Tom Coates : 300 images from 1800 sites

deusx : 300 Images From 1800 Sites

Will Pate : 300 images - Comparing website icons.

Richard Rutter : 300 icons from 1800 sites - (filed under Information design). [via Widgetopia]

veen : 300 Images From 1800 Sites - The little UI bits that pepper our sites.

cameron : 300 Images From 1800 Sites

Gourmet's personal account of bribing NYC maitre d's

8/04/2004 @ 23:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Gourmet's personal account of bribing NYC maitre d's - [via]

Graham Leuschke : how to bribe a maitre d' - this is awesome.

anildash : effective bribing at nice restaurants - the story's a few years old, but i bet that money still talks

Cameron Marlow : How to bribe your way into NYC restaurants - Investigative journalism at its finest, and a great list of restaurants to bribe

jkottke : Bribing your way into some of New York's best and busiest restaurants - Bribing your way into some of New York's best and busiest restaurants

Simon Willison : How to bribe the Maitre D - It's easier than you think. (via)

Nelson Minar : Bribing the maitre d' - I don't have the stones to try this (via MetaFilter)

Rod Begbie : Pocket Full of Dough - How to bribe a m'aitre d'. Wonder if this works at The Cheesecake Factory...

Bugmenot, open accounts for popular websites

14/01/2004 @ 17:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Bugmenot, open accounts for popular websites - nytimes.com is the most popular

Jeremy Zawodny : bugmenot.com

Steve Cook : BugMeNot.com - Read websites without filling out obnoxious registration forms (I'm looking at -you-, LA Times!)

Kayode Okeyode : Bug Me Not

Rod Begbie : BugMeNot.com - Save registering for sites such as latimes or nytimes by using a fake login.

Adam Gessaman : Bug Me Not - Is sharing passwords still legal? I can’t find the link, but I thought it was legally questionable in Bush’s America™.

Nelson Minar : BugMeNot - bypass web site registrations

Richard Rutter : BugMeNot bookmarklet - Bypass compulsory Web registration for newspapers etc (filed under New media industry).

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