A bi-weekly collection of linky goodness.
“Garmin is committed to creating a great software experience for all of our customers. This page is dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on our growing range of software made for Mac and helping you enjoy the full potential of your Garmin device.”
“This map shows all the piracy incidents reported by the IMB Piracy Centre in Kuala Lumpur during 2008.”
A social network for Garmin product customers!
This is brilliant. I wish I’d thought of it!
“A comprehensive weight tracking program that allows you to monitor your weight, follow the changes of your body and let others see your progress. Your friends and supporters will keep you going, even at the hardest times.”
“The interview covered many other topics, including national security, the financial crisis, Obama’s thoughts on Lincoln and FDR, and an update on the new First Dog.”
“Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang will step down from his job as CEO, said sources close to the company, as soon as the board finds a replacement for him, in what sources close to the situation call a joint decision by him and the company’s directors.”
I’ve been waiting for this one.
Oh fuck me.
Digital Nomads is a community site for individuals that work or play without regard for their physical location. It is a place where they can come together to read about other digital nomads, share ideas, tips and tricks, and best practices, and read the
“Prairie is a lightweight OpenID based Internet identity server. Instead of registering at every web site with different username and password combinations you use your identity server to log you in.”
After rebuking the OpenID awareness, survey, Paul asks: “Is federated identity made easier, or more difficult, when the user is expected to be aware of not only where a non-local identifier is, but also what sort it is?”
“When visitors is referred to your site from a search engine, they are definitely looking for something specific – often they just roughly check the page they land on and then closes the window if what they are looking for isn’t there. Why not help them b
“This is the official page for the Secure and Accessible PHP Contact Form v.2.0WP for WordPress (versions 2.0 and later) created by Mike Jolley and Mike Cherim.”
“Apple officially discontinued its 23-inch Cinema Display on Tuesday, making way for recently announced 24-inch LED Cinema.”
Great post on why net neutrality is an important economic — and cultural — issue.
“In this interactive tutorial, we’ll cover many essential Python idioms and techniques in depth, adding immediately useful tools to your belt.”
Independent media FTW!
“Alex Henderson (Aka Bittercoder) has written a pretty good OAuth library in .NET for implementing an OAuth consumer and service provider. The library is available here under a MIT license (do wherever you want with it), and it is very easy to use. Alex h
“The result: my 36-minute recording was transcribed while I slept, in less than three hours, for a grand total of $15.40.
This is a fraction of the cost/time of any other transcription service online, including the Turk-driven Casting Words, though you p
“Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.”
“CandyBar system replacement set styled after Frenzic”
11 themes for BowTie, the iTunes controller!
“TapExpense helps you keep a record of daily expenses. It is designed for mobile users and international travelers.”
“President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden have developed innovative approaches to challenge the status quo in Washington and to bring about the kind of change America needs.
The Obama Administration has a comprehensive and detailed policy age
The results of the survey to determine the icons for WordPress 2.7.
“Deadline is the simplest calendar ever made. You write in plain English, and it will set up a reminder for you.
Once your appointments have been entered, you can quickly search through them based on words or dates.”
Iterasi now offers saving of web pages using a bookmarklet!
Gmail now supports themes…! Hot!
“HELLO, WE ARE GOODSENSE. WE ARE THE PREMIER AD NETWORK FOR REACHING CONSUMERS WHO CARE ABOUT LIVING GREEN, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABILITY.
We provide advertisers with the opportunity to reach influential green consumers through well-vetted and relev
“A screencast for OpenCongress.org, an open source, collaborative website that helps citizens keep track of everything happening in Congress.”
Looks like Flash may go open source after all. About time.
“Heekya is a social storytelling platform that will change the way you create, share, and discover stories. Heekya allows you to easily integrate photos, videos, audio and text to create interactive stories that can be shared with family, friends, and the
“News Commentary. It’s not a question of if but when Google will cut off Mozilla’s oxygen supply.”
“Today, we are announcing the start of a limited test of the Simple Registration extension for the Yahoo! OpenID service. The Simple Registration extension allows OpenID RPs to request user profile data from the OpenID provider. Yahoo! will be providing Y
This is the place to give feedback and discuss Yahoo! OpenID
“Last week, I started a new Turk experiment to answer two questions: what do these people look like, and how much does it cost for someone to reveal their face?”
“The Designing Social Interfaces patterns wiki is a companion site to the book that Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone are currently writing for O’Reilly Media.
We decided to share the patterns as we write the patterns and the book to get community feedb
Track Your Push-ups with GiveMe27
Do your push-ups. Track it. Get stronger.
“Now fraudsters may log on as your “friend.” How Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites are fighting a rise in scams”
“spy can listen in on the social media conversations you’re interested in. What do you want to listen for?”
“Control your weight or your weight will control you. At CalorieKing, our mission is to put you in charge of your weight so you can enjoy the life you choose.”
“Gyminee is the premier fitness social network for detailed tracking, online accountability, and motivation. Whether you are trying to lose weight or get fit, it’s time to start taking your fitness seriously.”
“introPLAY is an Athletic Performance Network where athletes train together as part of the introPLAY community. introPLAY is for both casual and committed athletes, from the weekend warrior trying to shed a few pounds to the experienced competitor trainin
Things.app is getting a lot of attention — deservedly so. Another decent review, with some suggestions for improvements.
“AddressBookSync is a Mac OS X application to download Facebook profile pictures to Address Book cards. This is a handy tool to keep your contacts’ pictures updated if you have numerous Facebook friends in your Mac OS X Address Book.”
“This book is a daring challenge to the business community. Gone are the top-down, command and control messages that held sway through the 20th Century. In are a raft of new techniques that start with listening, responding and action that set the scene fo
“With the help of Design Patterns we will show you how to set up your own Hacker Space. The Design Patterns are based on more than 10 years of experience with setting up and running a Hacker Space.”
“With sni.ps, content capture and attribution as easy as click and embed. Sni.ps tracks the original source of content, whether that’s a quote, a photo, video or a flash object. You respect your sources while you share content with your readers.”
“RunningAHEAD offers a collection of free tools to help you train effectively. There is more to a training log than just entering statistics. It should be an integral part of your training, whether you are new to running or are a seasoned pro. At a minimu
A running community.
“Yahoo continues to make strides to improve its OpenID implementation. Thursday it announced limited testing for Simple Registration, which supplies profile data once a user logs in with their Yahoo OpenID.”
“Passwords are a little bit more secure now that Google added OAuth support to its iGoogle Gadgets. Developers can now use their gadgets to easily grab data from OAuth-enabled APIs. Using OAuth, users do not have to give their passwords to developers. Ins
“Display source code in TextMate while debugging with pdb.
This module is used to hook up pdb, the python debugger, with TextMate, an advanced text and programming editor for Mac OS, enabling it to display the debugged source code during a pdb session.”
“Noisebridge is an infrastructure provider for technical-creative projects, collaboratively run by its members. We are incorporated as a non-profit educational corporation for public benefit.”
“A conversation with Lawrence Lessig about his book “Remix”, and his former colleague Barack Obama.”
Personally, I’m excited about a lifecasting president… but on the other hand, does it make someone who is supposed to be superhuman somehow more like us? Is that what the Palin phenomenon was all about? And is that really a good thing?
“Modul 300 dpi Base was created for graduate thesis. This thesis presents font designs which are capable of covering what is demanded by the “digital age” and discusses the issues that need to be considered regarding the applications within this new age.”
“Keywordfinder helps you discover very successful keywords for any topic you enter. This allows you to write page copy that makes it much easier for people on the web to find your content.”
“Yahoo BrowserPlus, the technology platform from Yahoo that lets desktop and web applications interact, is going open source. The company announced the plans today on its blog, indicating they hope the move “will allow developers to rapidly extend the pla
“Lloyd Hilaiel from Yahoo’s BrowserPlus team answers some questions about how the project got started, what kept it alive, and how today we’ve announced our intent to open source this original technology, enabling open development on a platform for in-bro
Just how much ARE our Congresspeople worth? Apparently, quite a lot.
“Barack Obama promised to use technology to make it easier for citizens to participate in government. Our goal is to provide our country’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with one example of how this might work.”
“We are a socially-networked platform that allows citizens, candidates, citizens, and groups to connect and collaborate on every level of the political spectrum.”
InternetforEveryone.org is a national coalition of individuals, public interest and industry groups who are working together to see that the Internet continues to drive free speech, economic growth and prosperity in America. A high-speed Internet connecti
“This blog post is part of a new, semi-regular series called Fixing the Web. The goal is to highlight these issues, identify potential solutions, and have a dialogue. I don’t claim to have the answers for the situation we are in. However, I do know this –
“a collection of e-commerce interface and design elements”
Fascinating visualization maps of car collisions in 2005-2007. Consider that 25-35% of accidents occur where a driver is over the legal limit… WOW.
“Bookmark the pictures you like around the web.”
“Amazing Recipes. Delicious Food. Beautiful Photography. Created and rated by you and fellow food-lovers from all over the world. Open Source Food is your gastronomic hub where every visit will bring inspiration and a rumbling belly.”
“Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again in the only place he considers home – inside the ring. THE WRESTLER had its North American p
“This Yahoo Pipes demo will help you get started with Yahoo Pipes and show you what you need to know to create a basic Pipe. We use filtering for this example, since Yahoo Pipes is great at taking feeds and filtering to display only the posts that match (
“AWS Hosted Public Data Sets provide a convenient way to share, access, and use public data within your Amazon EC2 environment. Select public data sets are hosted on AWS for free as an Amazon EBS snapshot. Any Amazon EC2 customer can access this data by c
Just how will Obama use the internet to govern?
Wow, this is a FAST search engine!
Rael joins Twitter, shuttering I Want Sandy and Stikkit. Interesting things should come of this, and no doubt already have.
“Women in the top rungs of California’s major corporations are a rare breed. According to a UC Davis survey, women comprised just 11 percent of directors and senior executives in the state’s 400 largest public companies. Guess which California county rank
“Today Venezuela is taking part in elections for mayors and governors. These elections will paint the political map between States and Municipalities aligned with President Hugo Chávez or not. These results depends largely on Chávez’ popularity and can de
“This book presents a family of social web design principles and interaction patterns that we have observed and codified, thus capturing user-experience best practices and emerging social web customs for web 2.0 practitioners.”
I had meant to mention this before, but it has pretty significant ramifications. What if browsers no longer needed “http” or “https”? What if they simply stopped showing the protocol?
“Thanksgiving icons from the whole factory.”
“A Twitter celebration of gratitude and giving to demonstrate the power of the social web by raising $10,000 in 48 hours to build a classroom in Tanzania.”
For their sake, I hope they support Portable Contacts. They’d be foolish not to.
“Today, visitors to Apple’s online store were greeted with an interesting teaser. “Lots of gifts, 1 day not to miss,” Apple boasts on their page regarding the after-Thanksgiving sale. According to the details Apple posted, they will not be revealing their
“koornk is your personal shouting place that lets you stay in touch with your friends via short, quick messages. It works the other way too. And all you have to do is tell your friends (and the world) what are you doing at the moment.”
“Vladstudio designs unique artworks and photo manipulations in wallpaper format. Christmas Wallpaper Pack includes 25 wallpapers designed for 1440 x 900 screens.”
“Mr. Tweet looks through your extended network to help you build effective relationships on Twitter.”
“Last night I happened across Mr. Tweet, a stealth startup that’s growing quickly. The site bills itself as your “personal assistant for Twitter,” but it functions as a very interesting version of Facebook’s friend finder.”
“Red Rover is simple orientation software that delivers customized introductions all year long.”
“Fluid is a community, a product, and a collection of tools created by an international team of partner academic institutions. Fluid is open source software that is focused on building commonly used pieces of functionality that easily integrate into exis
“Helvetireader is a userscript that pares down Google Reader to what I consider to be the essentials. It’s not going to suit how everyone uses Google Reader, so you can take the CSS and fiddle and personalise to your hearts content!”
“There are no easy answers to this question, and like many questions about community management, the answer depends on the situation; however, it boils down to a question of motivation. What motivates people to participate in your community?”
“The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.”
Interesting look at many of the performance improvements coming in Songbird 1.0 and the technical explanation of techniques used to achieve them.
“Boxee—the open-source software that puts the Internet on your TV—is poised to revolutionize how and what we watch. Could it reunite the family, too?”