Long Hazlitt profile on Metafilter

26 days ago

Andy Baio : Long Hazlitt profile on Metafilter - 15 years in, still one of the most powerful examples of a true community online

nelson : Metafilter profile - Long piece about one of my favorite places on the Web

RIP Yahoo Directory

2 month ago

nelson : RIP Yahoo Directory - Yahoo's first product, one of the first Web commercial products ever, at end of life

Andy Baio : Yahoo to close Yahoo directory - the original Yahoo product, killed off in a footnote

Maciej Cegłowski on Internet privacy

6 month ago

nelson : Maciej Cegłowski on Internet privacy - Excellent talk about data collection

Andy Baio : The Internet With A Human Face - Maciej Cegłowski on privacy, "Investor Storytime" and the grim state of the modern Internet

DUMB.domains

7 month ago

Andy Baio : DUMB.domains - so many options for Dillon-Edwards Investments

nelson : DUMB.domains - A handy name search tool

PRSM

15 month ago

Andy Baio : PRSM - "Share to your heart's content."

nelson : GetPRSM - NSA's illegal spying activity is the newest hot startup!

Howard Rheingold on the rise and fall of The WELL

29 month ago

Andy Baio : Howard Rheingold on the rise and fall of The WELL - interesting to hear the community's trying to buy it

nelson : Rheingold on The Well - Nice reflection

XOXO Festival

31 month ago

nelson : XOXO Festival - Great organizer, great time of year for Portland. I'm going!

Andy Baio : XOXO Festival is live! - I'm organizing a huge conference/festival in Portland this September with Andy McMillan; get your tickets quick!

Chinese hierarchies of snobbery and contempt

32 month ago

Andy Baio : Chinese hierarchies of snobbery and contempt - ranking everything from sneakers to World of Warcraft classes

nelson : China: Hierarchies of Snobbery - Fascinating list of preferences for Internet services, films, etc in China

mathowie article

41 month ago

nelson : mathowie article - MetaFilter founder and all around nice guy is featured in Portland's local alternarag

Andy Baio : Willamette Week's cover profile of Matt Haughey - with a nice Waxy.org shout-out; love the deep recursion in the comments

Anil Dash on the triumph of the animated GIF

41 month ago

Andy Baio : Anil Dash on the triumph of the animated GIF - the Internet's native art form

nelson : Homage to animated GIFs - Appreciation of a simple format

Anil : Animated GIFs Triumphant - "If you can make it here...", Jamie Beck, 2011 It's been 84 years since talkies began their march towards dominance over silent film. But while 1.3 billion people in the U.S. bought a ticket for a motion picture with sound last year, I'd estimate that 3.

Playable Archaeology: An Interview with the Telehack's Anonymous Creator

42 month ago

philgyford : Playable Archaeology: An Interview with the Telehack's Anonymous Creator - Telehack sounds amazing. I always wanted to play a Spectrum game (I forget the name) that simulated hacking, never mind something this huge.

nelson : Telehack interview - Andy gets an interview with the anonymous creator of the retro Internet site

Andy Baio : Playable Archaeology: An Interview with the Telehack's Anonymous Creator - Telehack is the most interesting game I've played in the last year... a game that most users won't realize is a game at all. It's a tour de force hack — an interactive pastiche of 1980s computer history, tying together public archives of Usenet new

cobra libre : Andy Baio interviews the creator of Telehack [via#

NYMag feature on the changing landscape of online porn

46 month ago

Andy Baio : NYMag feature on the changing landscape of online porn - "we're living in a grand age of micro-smut, a burgeoning empire of lemonade-stand porn"

nelson : State of the porn market - Summary of how Internet porn sites are doing

Egypt goes offline

47 month ago

nelson : Egypt goes offline - How to remove a whole country from the Internet

Andy Baio : Egypt government shuts down all Internet access - "an action unprecedented in Internet history"  [via]

.p2p TLD

49 month ago

nelson : .p2p TLD - Group plans a peer to peer domain name system that can't be shut down

Andy Baio : BitTorrent-based DNS to counter P2P domain seizures - creating a .p2p TLD, with free domains administered by OpenNIC

Google TCP tweaks

49 month ago

nelson : Google TCP tweaks - Evidence that Google may be running outside TCP spec to make connections faster

Simon Willison : Google and Microsoft Cheat on Slow-Start. Should You? - Google and Microsoft Cheat on Slow-Start. Should You?. Fascinating optimisation tricks by some of the big websites, which violate the RFC governing the TCP slow-start algorithm in order to perform better in the common case.

bmilleare : Google and Microsoft Cheat on Slow-Start. Should You? - Interesting hack by Google and MS on the tcp slow-start algorithm to speed up http responses.

mathowielove

49 month ago

nelson : mathowielove - A community's response when a loved member had a serious illness

Andy Baio : #mathowielove - archive of the tweets from Matt Haughey's brain tumor scare

BGAN: satellite Internet

51 month ago

nelson : BGAN: satellite Internet - how to get Internet access from the ocean

Andy Baio : Justin Watt's guide to blogging from the middle of the ocean - he's taking a container ship from Philly to New Zealand

Tips on buying design

52 month ago

nelson : Tips on buying design - Great description of how to hire a designer for your Internet project

Rod Begbie : Tips On Buying Design - Fab essay by Mike Monteiro. "It’s like buying a melon. Any sample the grocer is handing out won’t come from the melon you’re about to buy. And don’t buy on looks. To really know a melon you’ve got to squeeze it hard at the ends. Also, a melon a #

EFF's analysis of the Verizon/Google net neutrality proposal

52 month ago

Andy Baio : EFF's analysis of the Verizon/Google net neutrality proposal - a sound legal analysis without the handwringing

nelson : EFF on Google / Verizon - An analysis of the net neutrality proposal

OnLive review

54 month ago

nelson : OnLive review - Cloud gaming service actually works?

Andy Baio : Wolfire's review of OnLive - in short, it really works; even more frictionless than Steam, this feels like the future

NYT's chart of Facebook privacy settings

55 month ago

Andy Baio : NYT's chart of Facebook privacy settings - privacy policy's longer than the US Constitution; also, the evolution of Facebook privacy

Greg Storey : An infographic that tried to explain Facebook's privacy policies. - What a mess. I won't miss it a bit. #

Arabic TLDs

56 month ago

nelson : Arabic TLDs - International domain names go live in a big way

Andy Baio : Non-Latin TLDs go live - time to register facebооk.com

Inc. Magazine's cover story on Tim O'Reilly

56 month ago

Andy Baio : Inc. Magazine's cover story on Tim O'Reilly - one of the most inspiring and thoughtful people I've ever met

nelson : Tim O'Reilly profile - Good article, but it misses two key things about Tim. He's very, very smart. And he's very generous with his intelligence.

Duke University to shut down historic Usenet server this weekend

56 month ago

Andy Baio : Duke University to shut down historic Usenet server this weekend - Usenet was started by two Duke students in 1979; the official announcement says it's "unnecessary"

nelson : RIP news.duke.edu - Death of Usenet is a real thing these days

pwnat - NAT to NAT client-server communication

57 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : pwnat - NAT to NAT client-server communication - pwnat - NAT to NAT client-server communication: very interesting...

nelson : pwnat: NAT traversal - Cleverly uses ICMP and UDP behaviour in consumer NAT routers to bridge a connection without any mediation

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