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Harbor across from Oceano

2010 Jan 31, 1:03

sequelguy posted a photo:

Harbor across from Oceano

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Oceano Hotel

2010 Jan 31, 1:03

sequelguy posted a photo:

Oceano Hotel

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YouTube - "Lost" Recapped by Extended Italian Family

2010 Jan 30, 2:52PermalinkCommentshumor lost parody tv

San Francisco’s Answer to Westboro Baptist Church

2010 Jan 30, 1:23"I Have a Sign" protest sign.
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YouTube - Charlie Brooker - How To Report The News

2010 Jan 30, 2:26Similar to the "This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post" (http://faultline.org/index.php/site/item/incendiary/) except this is a typical news report. "...and this is a lighthouse keeper being beheaded by a lighthouse beam."PermalinkCommentsbbc humor video via:waxy satire journalism tv news

Thought Experiments and Design Principles

2010 Jan 29, 3:54

Raymond Chen has some thought experiments useful for discovering various kinds of stupidity in software design:

Tim Berners-Lee's principles of Web design includes my favorite: Test of Independent Invention. This has a thought experiment containing the construction of the MMM (Multi-Media Mesh) with MRIs (Media Resource Identifiers) and MMTP (Muli-Media Transport Protocol).

The Internet design principles (RFC 1958) includes the Robustness Principle: be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving. A good one, but applied too liberally can lead to interop issues. For instance, consider web browsers. Imagine one browser becomes so popular that web devs create web pages and just test out their pages in this popular browser. They don't ensure their pages conform to standards and accidentally end up depending on the manner in which this popular browser tolerantly accepts non-standard input. This non-standard behavior ends up as de facto standard and future updates to the standard essentially has had decisions made for it.

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"If we're there, where aren't we?" -- PBS looks at life online Boing Boing

2010 Jan 29, 11:06PermalinkCommentsvideo internet technology pbs

The sequel stinks: critics trash new Google Books settlement

2010 Jan 29, 11:06PermalinkCommentsgoogle copyright book books law ip article

How to catch an iPhone thief: Busting an iPhone thief

2010 Jan 29, 10:52Another technology stolen but then remotely using the tech to get it back story.PermalinkCommentsiphone apple gps privacy crime

Panopticlick

2010 Jan 29, 10:28"Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies." Examines HTTP headers and browser features and reports if your configuration is unique (mine is). Good info for anyone looking at creating an anonymous browsing plugin or servicePermalinkCommentsweb security privacy eff education identity surveillance cookies cookie anonymity anonymous technical

Bring On Firefox Mobile For Android | Android Phone Fans

2010 Jan 29, 10:16Talk of Firefox on Android. Sounds good to me!PermalinkCommentsmobile google android firefox web browser technical

msnbc.com: Obama, Republicans spar in Q&A

2010 Jan 29, 10:16PermalinkCommentsvideo politics news obama debate

Concept Art From The Legend Of Zelda - Nintendo - Kotaku

2010 Jan 29, 10:01PermalinkCommentsart game videogame nintendo zelda map design history

The iPad is a Comedy Gold Mine - CollegeHumor video

2010 Jan 29, 9:42"These jokes come so naturally you don't even have to think about it. You just mock."PermalinkCommentshumor video apple ipad ipod

Read Houdini's books via Google Books and Library of Congress Boing Boing

2010 Jan 29, 9:18PermalinkCommentsbook houdini read todo

A look into the past « Flickr Blog

2010 Jan 28, 4:28Photos of locations in present day with aging photos of the same location overlaid. Cool idea, nice execution, and also does that lady have a pet rabbit on a leash?
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Official Google Blog: Unicode nearing 50% of the web

2010 Jan 28, 4:20Graph of encodings used by documents on the web. Unicode based encodings are thankfully on the rise.PermalinkCommentsunicode encoding web internationalization localization utf8 text html technical

Jonathan Zittrain - Minds for Sale

2010 Jan 28, 4:00Jonathan Zittrain on Amazon's Mechanical Turk, artificial AI, and related topics.PermalinkCommentsjonathan-zittrain video amazon mechanical-turk mechanicalturk technical

Dolores Labs Blog » Altruism on Amazon Mechanical Turk

2010 Jan 28, 2:36Amazon's Mechanical Turkers enact the Prisoners Dilemma.PermalinkCommentsamazon mechanical-turk psychology economics prisoners-dilemma

This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post - Coyote Crossing

2010 Jan 28, 2:32A typical blog post with typical blog post comments... "This comment gives a link to a YouTube video which is proffered as an excellent example of the thesis of the post, but, is actually only tangentially so at best."PermalinkCommentshumor blog web troll
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