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The Expurgation of Maniac Mansion

2009 Oct 30, 10:41All the stuff Nintendo forces developers to take out of the Nintendo Maniac Mansion port. I had read this before and didn't connect after watching Douglas Crockford's JavaScript talk that this was the same guy.PermalinkCommentsdouglas-crockford game videogame nintendo censorship pc history geek

Sense and Reference on the Web

2009 Oct 30, 10:33"What does a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) mean? Does it have a sense, and can it refer to things?" I hope it will cover some of the new scheme vs always HTTP scheme and distinct vs not distinct URLs for a real world object and its web page perma-arguments.PermalinkCommentsvia:connolly url uri w3c semanticweb http todo technical


2009 Oct 29, 10:43"Augmented Reality for Maintenance and Repair (ARMAR) explores the use of augmented reality to aid in the execution of procedural tasks in the maintenance and repair domain." Giant goggles hooked up to a G1 give 3D overlays over the mechanics view to point them to and help with the current task.PermalinkCommentsvideo augmented-reality 3d research

YouTube - JavaScript: The Good Parts

2009 Oct 28, 11:02"This session will expose the goodness in JavaScript, an outstanding dynamic programming language. Within the language is an elegant subset that is vastly superior to the language as a whole, being more reliable, readable and maintainable." Zeke recommended listening to his talks.PermalinkCommentsgoogle video technical douglas-crockford javascript programming presentation jslint web browser

What Does It All Mean? - Dive Into HTML5

2009 Oct 28, 8:55A walk-through what it takes to upgrade your good HTML4 document into a great HTML5 document. This is part of the stylized Dive Into HTML5 book.PermalinkCommentsreference html html5 technical mark-pilgrim xhtml

Google adds free turn-by-turn navigation, car dock UI to Android 2.0 (video)

2009 Oct 28, 8:33
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YouTube - The Web That Wasn't

2009 Oct 28, 8:31"The presentation will focus on the pioneering work of Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, and Doug Engelbart, forebears of the 1960s and 1970s like Ted Nelson, Andries van Dam, and the Xerox PARC team, and more recent forays like Brown's Intermedia system." Covers things like As We May Think and others who could have made the Web. Would love to have this as a summary with links to everything rather than a video =)PermalinkCommentsvia:connolly technical google video internet web information technology memex

Official Google Blog: Use Google Voice with your existing number

2009 Oct 27, 9:47"We're excited to announce that you now have the choice to get Google Voice with your existing mobile number OR with a Google number." You can use their voicemail features with your existing phone number.PermalinkCommentsvia:connolly google voice phone cellphone voicemail blog

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*rs.

2009 Oct 27, 6:16It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf*rs, By COLIN NISSANPermalinkCommentshumor satire halloween gourd pumpkin fall essay

Brutal Mario ROM Hack - Play This Thing!

2009 Oct 25, 5:50Every level has its own twist. In one, P switches stop time as in enemies freeze as well as the level clock, which starts at 60 seconds. The enemies are taken from previous Mario games, Donkey Kong Country, Chrono Trigger, and others. Entertaining!
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The Answer Factory: Fast, Disposable, and Profitable as Hell | Magazine

2009 Oct 22, 12:33"When asked for the most valuable topic in Demand’s arsenal, he replies instantly: “‘Where can I donate a car in Dallas?’"PermalinkCommentsvia:kris.kowal wired internet video howto automation business media marketing economics advertising

Joho the Blog » Larry Lessig: Beyond Transparency, and Net Triumphalism

2009 Oct 20, 8:41David Weinberger on Larry Lessig's Transparency essay with links to others' responses as well.PermalinkCommentslawrence-lessig government politics transparent david-weinberger

Against Transparency | The New Republic

2009 Oct 20, 8:24Against Transparency - The perils of openness in government. - Lawrence Lessig - October 9, 2009PermalinkCommentslawrence-lessig transparent government essay privacy politics

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: YouTube Comment or e. e. cummings?

2009 Oct 19, 11:39PermalinkCommentshumor web language youtube satire poetry ee-cummings

Zombie Cake on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

2009 Oct 19, 4:32"This was our Zombie Wedding cake made by Mike's Amazing Cakes in Seattle! They're awesome! They made the Bride and Groom on top look like us down to the tux and dress, and the zombies matched our wedding party too!"
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Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto | Brain Pickings

2009 Oct 18, 2:23TED video of Stewart Brand: "The book tackles three of today’s most profound transformations — climate change, urbanization and biotechnology — in a way that’s part practical guide to damage control, part prescriptive inspiration for a more efficient society, part bold anthem of design-thinking. And if Brand’s track record is any sign at all, Whole Earth Discipline may well become one of the (counter)cultural classics of our generation."
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How to Remove Caulk in 6 Easy Steps - Popular Mechanics

2009 Oct 18, 5:22"Q: The caulk around my bathtub is peeling away in places, and it looks pretty ugly. How do I remove it and recaulk?"PermalinkCommentshowto diy home tool caulk shower bathtub tile

Creative Review - The hand from above

2009 Oct 16, 5:34A few shots of the Hand From Above's internals. It messes with street passers-by on a giant video screenPermalinkCommentsvideo humor bbc interactive art hand computer-vision

Conceptual Trends and Current Topics

2009 Oct 15, 6:33"Besides the canonical Bristlecone Pine, there are many other organism on earth that will outlive you. Photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling around the world to find and photograph them."
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(Video) Visualizing RFID Fields - PSFK

2009 Oct 15, 6:29Visualization of the fields created by RFID products
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