I’m not sure what it is about it, but I really like this…
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus →
Really insightful.. taking a look at things that fill up our free time. The web is certainly something I use to fill my free time. A lot of these new web 2.0 social sites (e.g digg, reddit, wiki, facebook) seem to be feeding off the enormous amount of free time people have. Not to mention, they also feed on people procrastinating at work. :P
Pac Man's split screen level analyzed and fixed →
A fascinating look at the ‘kill screen’ in Pac Man.. this guy even manages to fix it. Cool!
The Great Ubuntu-Girlfriend Experiment →
This is some pretty honest feedback. I got Liz to switch to Ubuntu for a while.. She didn’t have any problems using it once I had set up wireless, codecs and dvd playback (and wobbly windows!).
In the Trenches: A Confessional →
Penny Arcade - Le Twittre →
Making SCUMM Games →
Memcached Internals →
Memcached is seriously cool tech. This is a pretty good summary of what is under the hood.
Asciio lets you create ASCII charts graphically →
It’s something like Visio, but with ascii. Very cool!
Everything is 10x better with gifs.– slecht_lands
Kings of Convenience - Winning A Battle, Losing...
Saving Seconds →
I’m a total addict when it comes to these kinds of optimisations.. on windows I’m a huge fan of Launchy. My text editor of choice is also awesome in terms of customisation and shortcuts. I’ve even got my settings saved to my USB stick ready to go.
Their rumpled clothes, their unwashed and unshaven faces, and their uncombed...– Joseph Weizenbaum 1976
I can’t believe I’m praising Tcl →
Be Good →
Best Paul Graham essay I’ve read in ages.
Bloom filter →
Let's Tell a Story Together →
I’ve always loved Interactive Fiction.. from ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Fighting Fantasy’ books .. all the way up to text adventure games on the PC. I’m going to go download ‘A Mind Forever Voyaging’ again.. it’s one of my favorite games of all time.
“It won’t just be meteorologists watching the skies, but graphic designers. Adjusting leading, kerning the clouds, ragging atmospheres.”
Turns out null pointers come from Texas.. who knew!
The Decline and Fall of Tech on Digg →
I stopped reading Digg ages ago already… it’s total rubbish now. I couldn’t help posting this.. I’m totally addicted to charts.
Introducing Stackoverflow.com →
Holy shit.. this is awesome! Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky have teamed up and started a company together. These are two of my most respected programming heroes.. this is like superman and spiderman combining forces!
Flickr Developer Blog →
Cool, looks like they’ve got some interesting stuff.
Urgency is poisonous →
Some great insight on working 4 day weeks from the 37 signals guys.
A Neighborhood of Infinity: Negative Probabilities →
This is pretty interesting stuff.. I kinda get it… but it still makes my head explode. :S
The Force exists, but midi-chlorians are bullshit.– Wired’s Geekster Handbook, a Field Guide to the Nerd Underground
I can’t stop playing this… so addictive! :S
The New Cult Canon: Primer →
Primer is such an awesome movie. I watched it 4 times in a row the first time I saw it. Highly recommended!
“It was the freshest move I’ve ever seen, like he was floating on air.” via Kottke
Take Control of Your Maps →
Wow, this has really inspired me to make a Google maps clone. I’m compiling Mapnik as we speak.. this is gonna be awesome!
Google App Engine →
About to be released… I’m gonna try and be among the first 10,000 devs to sign up. :D
Elvis Presley and the Wailers - Crying In The...
Press Your Luck →
Amazing story of an ice-cream truck driver who made it big on a game show…. Quite a tragic ending though.
Tumblr has turned into what the Facebook news feed should have been! Dead...– Benjamin Stein - Thanks! (via maique)