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Amazon Web Services →
A guy at work gave a presentation about Amazon’s web services today. It looks like a great way to kick start web app or business ideas without requiring a lot of money up front.
Bringing text adventures to the web.. ahh the nostalgia. I’m gonna try give AMFV a go.
Add-Art is a free FireFox add-on which replaces advertising on websites with curated art images.
I create worlds and say “Hello” to them.– Wunki - Top seven reasons “Why I love to write code”
Why we’re stuck with things like XSS and XSRF/CSRF →
Came across this while doing some research on the same-origin policy and XSS. Some really fascinating and useful info.. lots of new evil to unlock. >:)
Brutal New York - 1965/95 →
Truly stunning.. I’m speechless.
Best. Image. Ever. →
Science is fucking awesome.
YAML 1.2 Ensconces and Envelopes JSON →
_why talks about the proposed compatibility between JSON and YAML. It would be pretty awesome if YAML libraries could handle JSON straight off the bat. I’m a big fan of YAML. It’s a sensible choice for anything that humans need to look at or edit… much much nicer than XML or ASN1 thats for sure.
This Is Funny Only if You Know Unix →
I’m a huge fan of xkcd. It’s a great combination of humor, geeky references and some real insight. I think it’s great to see that Randall is getting some mainstream exposure.
Mars Phoenix Lander →
All the best to the Phoenix team.. I hope the landing is successful.
Hitting the High Notes →
An oldie but a goodie..
"Owning the launch too" and "The 2-week plan" →
Some pretty good advice from the 37 signals guys. I can certainly relate to the “2-week plan”, I’ve often found myself stuck on a task and just continued to plod away instead of asking for help or abandoning it.
A new open source DNS server.. as seen on CNN.
Bill Gates – 1986 →
This is a really fantastic interview.. it’s great to see what was going through Bill’s head at that point in time. A lot of it echo’s my opinions on software development at the moment.
How I Built a Working Online Poker Bot, Part 2:... →
Even though I’m not really interested in online poker.. this is a really cool hack.
Quake 2 in Java.. very impressive!
Information Design Patterns →
Some great material about information design.. pretty slick website also. (@rands)
pi is wrong! →
.. whoa, this does actually make some sense.
Geneva drive →
Rendering text at high speeds in Processing using the power of kittens (OpenGL).
Google Maps →
Google maps with photos and wikipedia info… this is f’kin cool!
Engineering @ Facebook's Notes →
How facebook scaled their new chat system to 70 million users overnight. A very impressive piece of software engineering.
HTTP 450: It’s past your bedtime. go to sleep.– Less common HTTP/1.1 Status codes
Google Doctype →
Encyclopedia for web development.. this looks like a fantastic reference.
Ruby Quiz - Markov Chains →
This is really cool. Making your computer write poetry.
How to Fix the News →
Some great insight, I find it increasingly frustrating to watch the news and current affairs programs. A lot of it seems to be about providing shock value in an effort to grab ratings and advertising dollars as opposed to serious discussion and thought.
Lies We Tell Kids →
Tom Moertel derives the Y combinator in Ruby →
Cool, I think I finally understand how this Y combinator thing works now. This is a great example of “Show, don’t tell”.
Dynamic Languages Strike Back →
Stevey talks about dynamic languages. I haven’t got this excited about programming language discussion in ages.. it’s great to hear some real honesty, there is still a lot of misinformation and stereotypes floating around. I sometimes even find myself defending more static languages like Java, it’s got a bad rap for being slow… but actually, it’s a lot better these...
the antvilleQuarterly! →
A list of favorite music videos (with torrents!) for the first quarter of 2008. I’m just hoping I’ve got enough bandwidth left to download these puppies.
That’s just ‘qa«Ivar [ESC]k$s;[ESC]2j0q5@a’.– nostrademons