2010 Jan 20, 2:52
"DeweyMusic is a new interface for Archive.org's wonderful public domain music library. You can listen to, download, remix, and share anything you see on this site legally and for free."
2010 Jan 19, 1:49
Fonts are back in! "In this collection, we’d like to present an overview of 50 of the best Free, New and High-quality Modern, Handwritten, grunge, Cartoon style fonts for clean and professional
designs in 2009."
2009 Dec 28, 2:19
"This document specifies Metalink, an XML-based download description format. Metalink describes download locations (mirrors), checksums, and other information. Clients can transparently use this
information to reliably transfer files."
2009 Dec 13, 1:27
I was reading Makers, Cory Doctorow's latest novel, as it was serialized on Tor's website but with no ability to save my place within a page I set out to find a book reading app for my
G1 Android phone. I stopped looking once I found Aldiko. Its got bookmarks within chapters, configurable fonts, you can look-up words in a
dictionary, and has an easy method to download public domain and creative common books. I was able to take advantage of Aldiko's in-app book download system to get Makers onto my phone so I didn't
have to bother with any conversion programs etc, and I didn't have to worry about spacing or layout, the book had the correct cover art, and chapter delimiters. I'm very happy with this app and
finished reading Makers on it.
Makers is set in the near future and features teams of inventors, networked 3d printers, IP contention, body modifications, and Disney -- just the sort of thing you'd expect from a Cory
Doctorow novel. The tale seems to be an allegory for the Internet including displacing existing businesses and the conflict between the existing big entertainment IP owners and the plethora of fans
and minor content producers. The story is engaging and the characters filled out and believable. I recommend Makers and as always its Creative Commons so go take a look right now.
2009 Nov 24, 5:51
"Metalink/HTTP describes multiple download locations (mirrors), Peer-to-Peer, checksums, digital signatures, and other information using existing standards for HTTP headers. Clients can transparently
use this information to make file transfers more robust and reliable."
2009 Oct 25, 5:50
Every 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!
2009 Sep 25, 12:14
"Phil Elwood presents the complete recordings of two concerts organized by John Hammond and given on the Christmas Eves of 1938 and 1939 at Carnegie Hall; featuring the best Swing, Blues, and Gospel
musicians of the day. Performers include Charlie Christian, Lester Young, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Bill Broozy, and many others"
2009 Sep 12, 3:57
"An introduction to Apple's Hypercard... Originally broadcast in 1987."
2009 Sep 9, 5:35
The FTP spec's section 3.5 'ERROR RECOVERY AND RESTART' describes how to resume an FTP download.
2009 Aug 14, 3:55
The government program PACER is an online archive of court records and even though the documents are public domain, PACER charges access to them ostensibly to pay for PACER. This plugin uses the
Internet Archive as a kind of free intermediate cache, rewriting the PACER HTML to reference the free Internet Archive versions of the documents when available and uploading PACER documents to the IA
cache when you download one it doesn't yet have.
2009 Jul 20, 11:40
"My interactive media project this semester is about the augmentation of the classic communication medium business card... what came to my mind pretty quickly was Augmented Reality." Ever since I saw
those AR things you print out I've wished they were based completely off of QR codes that would tell the client app where to download the 3D scene to project.
2009 Jul 10, 7:37
"Code Rush aired nationally on PBS in March 2000. It documents the Mozilla team as they struggle to publish the first open source release of the Netscape Browser."
2009 Jun 30, 5:50
"Thank you for posting on Microsoft Answers Forum. If we understand your question correctly, there is no possible way that copying files or installing programs is increasing the weight of your
laptop. Also, the same with your Xbox, downloading games from the Arcade will not increase the weight of your Game Console. Just to explain a little bit more..." lolz ensue
2009 Jun 25, 11:45
"Cory Doctorow's Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now is the Creative Commons comics adaptation of six short stories by Boing Boing editor and science-fiction writer Cory Doctorow... The result are
eight Creative Commons mobile comics specifically designed for iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices."
2009 May 29, 12:12
"Any object in Amazon S3 that can be read anonymously can also be downloaded via BitTorrent. ... Retrieving a .torrent file for any publicly available object is easy. Simply add a "?torrent" query
string parameter at the end of the REST GET request for the object." Yes, this is awesome!
2009 Apr 23, 5:22
"Network Monitor 3.3 is a protocol analyzer. It allows you to capture network traffic, view and analyze it. Version 3.3 is an update and replaces Network Monitor 3.2. Network Monitor 3.x is a
complete overhaul of the previous Network Monitor 2.x version."
2009 Apr 21, 1:28
Fallout 3's May 5th DLC removes old ending, adds new quests, new levels, new perks. Sounds good! "In a nutshell, Broken Steel will remove the game's ending entirely, with Bethesda's Pete Hines saying
simply to fans that called for an open-ended resolution, "We got the idea." Players will still have to make the final choice, but following that climax the game will continue, presenting new epilogue
quests, another 10 levels to gain, and new perks, monsters and achievements to keep the climb interesting."
2009 Mar 25, 1:03
Finally more storage for all those virtual console games I download: "What is going to interest gamers, however, is the expanded support for storage on the Nintendo Wii. The new update for the Wii
Menu allows you to download and launch content straight from an SD card, and there is now support for SDHC cards, meaning you can cheaply add as much storage to your system as you'd like. A game was
shown launching from a memory stick, with only a short loading time."
2009 Mar 20, 5:03
"This package contains header files and libraries to help you develop Windows applications that use Windows Internet Explorer."
2009 Mar 20, 6:18
IE8, the software I've been working on for some time now, has finally been released at MIX09.
As I mentioned previously, I worked on accelerators
Activities) in IE8. Looking at the kinds of things I blog
about on the IE Blog, you might also
correctly guess that I work on the networking stack. Ask me about what else I worked on during IE8 development. The past few months were very busy for me and I'm happy this is finally out.