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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

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

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....

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.

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. #

Apple's Boot Camp public beta

5/04/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple's Boot Camp public beta - the stock market loves Apple's new official support of Windows XP dual boot

Jon Hicks : Apple - Boot Camp - Macs do Windows too! We knew they would, but we waited for the official word. Thanks to Ian Lloyd for the tip off.

jimray : Apple - Boot Camp - Boot Windows on a Mac - officially

Rod Begbie : Apple - Boot Camp #

joshua : boot camp - boot windows on your mac

Simon Willison : Boot Camp - Official dual-boot Windows solution for Intel Macs - downloadable beta!

plasticbag : Apple's Boot Camp makes the world's best Windows computer a Mac... - Or at least that's the tagline I'm seeing around the web at the moment. Looks fascinating, actually. Really interested to see how this turns out...

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.

Google Homepage API

14/12/2005 @ 04:57 UTC

Jason Shellen : Google Homepage API - Stick that in your deal, or build a new one. #

jkottke : API for the Google homepage - Hmm, this sounds like fun, an API for the Google homepage.

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Homepage API - Google Homepage API: "Create a Module for the Google Homepage" using HTML, JavaScript in an IFRAME

Andy Baio : Google Homepage API - create Javascript modules that can be shared with others  [via]

Nelson Minar : Google Homepage API - Build your own content modules; includes a bit of Javascript programmability

jimray : Google Homepage API - Overview - Develop widgets for the Google homepage

kayodeok : Google Homepage API - The Google Homepage API is our effort to open the Google homepage to developers. Use it to turn your web content or application into modules that users can add to their personalized homepage

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

9/12/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!: yahoo buys del.icio.us

Andy Baio : Yahoo! acquires Del.icio.us - everyone I know now works at Yahoo

jkottke : Yahoo! buys del.icio.us - Yahoo! buys del.icio.us...muxway is all growed up. There's an interesting story in here somewhere about how Yahoo! is hiring/buying the "alpha geeks" (hackers, tinkerers, accidental entrepreneurs) and Google seemingly isn't (Ph.Ds, computer scientists) an

jimray : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - Wow

erikbenson : Yahoo buys del.icio.us. Nice! - Congratulations, Joshua.

Linkorama : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - I just thought I would link to it and add every recommended tag. Congrats Josh!

Paul Hammond : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family

kayodeok : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community

Philippe Janvier : del.icio.us : y.ah.oo ! - Après Flickr, Yahoo achète Del.icio.us. La fin du web tel que l'on a pu le connaître ces trois dernières années. Qui sera le prochain ? [via#

Try Ruby

29/11/2005 @ 03:01 UTC

Andy Baio : Try Ruby - play around with the Ruby language in your web browser  [via]

Wayne Burkett : try ruby! (in your browser) - This is a brilliant intro. I've slacked on the Ruby front :( #

Rod Begbie : try ruby! (in your browser) - This is an incredibly cool tutorial, and a way of playing with Ruby without downloading a danged thing. [via#

cobra libre : try ruby! (in your browser) - sadly, you hate toast poetry #

kayodeok : try ruby! (in your browser) - Got 15 minutes? Give Ruby a shot right now!

Simon Willison : try ruby! (in your browser) - An Ajax interactive Ruby prompt from Why the lucky stiff.

Philippe Janvier : Try ruby ! (in your browser) - Un petit tutoriel pour essayer Ruby dans un navigateur. [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : try ruby! (in your browser) - try ruby! (in your browser): wacky! the browser is the new xterm

factoryjoe : try ruby! (in your browser) - A sweet way to try Ruby in your browser! Tags: ruby, rails

Evan Williams' Ten Rules for Web Startups

28/11/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Evan Williams' Ten Rules for Web Startups - from a man who knows

Jeremy Zawodny : Ten Rules for Web Startups - Ten Rules for Web Startups: good advice from Evan that the rest of the world seems to be linking to today as well

Rod Begbie : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups - Some interesting, and reasonably common-sense, rules for startups. #

jimray : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups

Linkorama : Ten Rules for Web Startups - #11 (bonus!): Be Wary

WillPate : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups - Rule #1: Listen to success stories like Evan Williams and Jason Fried.

ricmac : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups - Fantastic list, which I've printed out and will try to review regularly.

Paul Hammond : evhead: Ten Rules for Web Startups - Be Balanced

Cameron Moll : Evan Williams: Ten Rules for Startups - Ten Rules for Startups by Evan Williams, Twitter CEO. Loaded with sound advice. Evan wisely includes an eleventh rule: "Overgeneralized lists of business 'rules' are not to be taken too literally. There are exceptions to everything." Precisely.

Ning.com goes live!

4/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Ning.com goes live! - 24 Hour Laundry's stealthy startup is an oddball social software playground; mind blowing geek cool

philgyford : Ning | Developer : Home - New site that makes it easy to create your own social software apps, from the secretive 24 Hour Laundry. (I did most of the HTML/CSS.)

jkottke : Ning, a social software playground - Ning is a platform on which you can build your own social software...your own craigslist or del.icio.us. We were just talking about something like this the other day at Eyebeam, a MMORPG in which you write applications to adventure together or fight each [via]

kayodeok : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

znarf : Ning - Semble impressionnant [via#

François Nonnenmacher : Ning - Ning (formerly known as 24 Hour Laundry) is a free online service (a Playground) for people to build and run social applications

Linkorama : Ning - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

erikbenson : Ning: create your own social network site - At first glance, pretty interesting! Having trouble logging in but I assume that'll be fixed soon.

Rod Begbie : Ning "Playground" - At the risk of sounding a bit "Less space than a nomad. Lame", can anyone explain to me what's so exciting about a service that lets you build hosted not-quite-as-good-as-existing social apps? [via#

cobra libre : ning - a "playground" (that is, "a field or sphere of unrestricted pleasurable activity") for "social applications" (i.e., "web apps made up of code and content that enable people to match, transact, and communicate with one another") #

Simon Willison : Ning - A social software app for building social software apps. That's so meta.

Paul Hammond : Ning | Home: Front Page - Ning is a free online service (or, as we like to call it, a Playground) for building and using social applications.

plasticbag : I remain totally weirded out by Ning, even after their relaunch as a roll your own social network service - I honestly have no idea why anyone would want this, and it makes me sad because I feel like I'm missing something quite profound. The benefit surely would be in overlapping social networks? In values in scale? I'm totally lost.

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)

Engadget 1985

22/08/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Engadget 1985 - the SYSOP is IN

Jeremy Zawodny : Engadget 1985 - Engadget 1985: best. post. ever.

kayodeok : Engadget 1985 - Welcome to the Engadget BBS ( August 22, 1985 | 12:35)

Rod Begbie : Engadget 1985 - The SYSOP is. . . . . . . . . . . . IN! [via#

deusx : Engadget 1985 - Engadget - www.engadget.com - I'd actually gotten one of those AM/FM radio watches at a flea market once when I was a kid...

Linkorama : Engadget 1985 - Damn that's cool

Nelson Minar : Engadget 1985 - Long, but amusing (via shellen)

A Rocket to Nowhere

4/08/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Andy Baio : A Rocket to Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski's excellent article on the problems with NASA's manned space flight program

jimray : An unimpassioned look at the shuttle - With a great historical perspective I had never heard

joshua : rocket to nowhere - maciej versus the space shuttle: FIGHT

kayodeok : A Rocket To Nowhere - "Clearly this primitive space plane must have been a sacred artifact, used in religious rituals to deliver sacrifice to a sky god"

znarf : A Rocket To Nowhere #

deusx : Idle Words: A Rocket to Nowhere - "As tempting as it is to picture a blood-spattered Canadarm flinging goat carcasses into the void, we know that the Shuttle is the fruit of what was supposed to be a rational decision making process."

jkottke : Fantastic must-read article slamming NASA with regard to the Space Shuttle program - I've been following Maciej's del.icio.us links about the Shuttle for weeks now and was wondering if he'd get around to writing it up. Worth the wait.

Milo Vermeulen : Idle Words - A Rocket To Nowhere [via]

Charles Miller : A Rocket To Nowhere - Maciej Ceglowski points out that the NASA shuttle program has no clothes.

Apple's Mighty Mouse

2/08/2005 @ 14:56 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple's Mighty Mouse - oddball mouse design, with "scroll ball" and built-in speaker

joshua : Apple's Mighty Mouse - they released a mouse with more than one button!!? - hell freezes over

jkottke : Apple introduces a touch-sensitive squeezable mouse

Richard Rutter : An Apple mouse… with a button! - What is the world coming too?.

jimray : Apple - Mighty Mouse - Hell freezes over

Ethan Marcotte : The Apple Mighty Mouse - It's about time: a multi-button mouse from Apple. Yes, that's right--you just felt the earth shake.

plasticbag : It's kind of been everywhere, but Apple have announced their new 'Mighty Mouse' product - Interesting design decisions - electronics replacing mechanics, non-obvious physical interfaces - but still kind of compelling...

Google Moon

20/07/2005 @ 08:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Moon - try zooming all the way in

jkottke : Google Moon: explore the Apollo landing sites in the Google Maps interface

joshua : Google Moon - mmm, cheese

kayodeok : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - "In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we?ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor"

gleuschk : Google Moon - zoom all the way in

Rod Begbie : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Lovely little Googletreat to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landings. Make sure and try zooming in to the maximum resolution to see what the moon is made of. #

jimray : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Just a small slice of the moon, commemorating the original moon landing 36 years ago. Still cool, though.

erikbenson : Google Moon - Zoom in all the way to see the moon at a level of detail never experienced before.

Simon Willison : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Be sure to zoom all the way in for a Wallace and Gromit like revelation. (via) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Moon - Un petit pas pour l'homme... [via#

Linkorama : Google Moon - Honestly, if you are going to visit a fairly large moon, why would you keep going to the same place? What is this, Lunar Vegas?

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

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.

Jorn Barger's life

3/07/2005 @ 18:58 UTC

Nelson Minar : Jorn Barger's life - Creative guy, but sounds like he found himself in a mess (via Metafilter)

tehu : Wired : Jon "Robot Wisdom" Barger is still homeless - Coined the term 'weblog' never made a dime.

Matthew M. Boedicker : life of Jorn Barger of robot wisdom

Andy Baio : Paul Boutin reports Robot Wisdom's Jorn Barger living homeless in SF - Jorn responded on Wikipedia, saying the Wired piece was complete fiction [via]  [via]

jkottke : Jorn Barger, homeless in SF? - Barger denies this version of the story; he's the editor of the still-excellent Robotwisdom.

plasticbag : Robot Wisdom on the Street - a weird and disturbing article about what happened to Jorn Barger - "Coined the term 'weblog,' never made a dime."

Linkorama : Panhandle Blog - His cardboard sign: Coined The Term Weblog, Never Made a Dime

Google Maps API

29/06/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Google Maps API - this is a huge relief for every Google map hacker [via]  [via]

Jason Shellen : Google Maps API - Realty will never be the same. #

jkottke : Google introduces an API for Google Maps - And there was much rejoicing by the cartography hacking community.

kayodeok : Google Maps API - The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript. You can add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed "info windows" just like Google Maps

erikbenson : Google Maps API - Oh my Lord Jesus Christ!

jimray : Google Maps API - No more scraping!

Paul Hammond : Google Maps API - The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript.

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