Bookmarks for November 24 to December 08

A bi-weekly collection of linky goodness.

Fluidity/Discover.io

“Fluidity enhances the effectiveness of the social networks you are already on, helping you cut through the noise and identify both new people and old acquaintances to connect with. Today, you would need to explicitly search and message them, or to random

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WordPress › WP-Oomph « WordPress Plugins

“Adds the Oomph Microformats toolkit’s microformat overlay to any WordPress-generated pages (as long as the page has a microformat in it, of course).”

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iList Classifieds – Post and Search Free Classified Ads

“At iList, we harness the power of your social networks on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and more to share your listing with millions of people.”

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Biggest Battle Yet For Social Networks: You, Your Identity And Your Data On The Open Web

“Today’s the day that Facebook makes their big press push for their Facebook Connect service, which was first announced last May. The NY Times has a story giving a broad overview of Connect as well as competing services from MySpace (Data Availability) an

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Open Source: The Model Is Broken – BusinessWeek

“The open-source business model that relies solely on support and service revenue streams is failing to meet the expectations of investors”

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Extensions ?(Chromium Developer Documentation?)

Design document for Chrome extensions.

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Copyright Policy | Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team

“Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Content includes all materials posted by the Obama-Biden Transition project. Visitors to this website agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevoc

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calaboration – Google Code

“Calaboration makes it easy to set up iCal to synchronize with your Google Calendar calendars. It automatically finds all of your calendars and allows you to add any of them to iCal with the press of a button.”

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Spoonjuice – Night Stand

“Night Stand displays a beautiful digital clock on your iPhone or iPod touch. You don’t have to buy a night stand clock for your bedroom anymore: you get a gorgeous, glowing clock for FREE and right under your fingertips. Anytime you need it, anywhere you

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A YouTube for All of Us (YouTube Blog)

YouTube cracks down on smut and custom thumbnail images. Sounds like decent ideas for the health of the ecosystem.

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Apple finally taking orders for new in-ear headphones (AppleInsider)

“the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic are described as having “all the performance and comfort of the acclaimed Apple iPod Earphones plus convenient buttons that let you adjust volume and control music and video playback.”

One of the biggest draws of

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The End of the Red Light District (Ning Blog)

“Our focus is on creating incredibly simple, beautiful software and rapidly adding new features for the benefit of all. We can’t do that as efficiently as we need to and still support adult networks on Ning. It’s that simpl”

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Site-Wide Metadata for the Web

“This memo describes a method for locating site-wide metadata for Web sites.”

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Somatic Rebirth System by David Lanham

“Redrawn and updated Somatic system replacement icons.”

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Microformats.org Wiki 2.0 · Microformats Wiki

“Microformats.org has been served by a near-default MediaWiki theme since it first went live in 2005. Over the years the kind of content published on the wiki has been established, and the editing practices of our community better understood. The ‘Wiki 2.

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Twittershare | Phoreo.com – Design + Technology for Do-Gooders

“Share pictures, music, video, and other files with friends using Twitter.”

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Memo to OpenID: Keep it simple, please | Webware – CNET

“OpenID and its brethren could use a good, simplified marketing pitch, not to mention some announcements and partnerships that are more prominent than an extension for a niche Web browser. They need to use the resources that the likes of MySpace and Yahoo

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Wells Fargo vSafe: Protect, Organize & Access Important Documents

“The new Wells Fargo vSafe service offers secure online storage for you to safeguard, organize, and access electronic copies of important documents—from birth certificates and immunization records to wills and treasured photos.”

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Kathleen Parker – The Twitter Phenomenon — In Touch, Always, in Cyberspace – washingtonpost.com

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Bookmarks for November 10 to November 24

A bi-weekly collection of linky goodness.

Garmin | Mac OS X – Current Software, news and more

Garmin | Mac OS X - Current Software, news and more

“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.”

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Live Piracy Map 2008

Live Piracy Map 2008

“This map shows all the piracy incidents reported by the IMB Piracy Centre in Kuala Lumpur during 2008.”

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Garmin Connect

Garmin Connect

A social network for Garmin product customers!

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Open Radar – Community bug reports

Open Radar - Community bug reports

This is brilliant. I wish I’d thought of it!

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BodyTrace – Weight tracking – weight loss and bodybuilding motivation at it’s best

BodyTrace - Weight tracking - weight loss and bodybuilding motivation at it's best

“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.”

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Obama 60 Minutes Interview: Talks National Security, Financial Crisis, First Dog (VIDEO)

Obama 60 Minutes Interview: Talks National Security, Financial Crisis, First Dog (VIDEO)

“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.”

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Yahoo’s Jerry Yang to Step Down, As a Search for New CEO Commences (AllThingsD)

Yahoo’s Jerry Yang to Step Down, As a Search for New CEO Commences (AllThingsD)

“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.”

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OpenTable’s iPhone app makes reservations a breeze

OpenTable's iPhone app makes reservations a breeze

I’ve been waiting for this one.

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Apple brings HDCP to a new aluminum MacBook near you

Apple brings HDCP to a new aluminum MacBook near you

Oh fuck me.

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Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads

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

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Barnraiser – Prairie

Barnraiser - Prairie

“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.”

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ConnectID: Naval gazing

ConnectID: Naval gazing

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?”

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Landing sites « WordPress Plugins

Landing sites « WordPress Plugins

“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

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WordPress-Ready Contact Form v.2.0WP – Beast-Blog.com

WordPress-Ready Contact Form v.2.0WP - Beast-Blog.com

“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.”

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Apple discontinues 23-inch Cinema Display | Macworld

Apple discontinues 23-inch Cinema Display | Macworld

“Apple officially discontinued its 23-inch Cinema Display on Tuesday, making way for recently announced 24-inch LED Cinema.”

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New Media Requires New Thinking on Cultural Policy (Michael Geist)

New Media Requires New Thinking on Cultural Policy (Michael Geist)

Great post on why net neutrality is an important economic — and cultural — issue.

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Code Like a Pythonista: Idiomatic Python

Code Like a Pythonista: Idiomatic Python

“In this interactive tutorial, we’ll cover many essential Python idioms and techniques in depth, adding immediately useful tools to your belt.”

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voiceofsandiego.org | San Diego’s nonprofit source of daily news, opinion and commentary.

voiceofsandiego.org | San Diego's nonprofit source of daily news, opinion and commentary.

Independent media FTW!

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OAuth channel for WCF RESTful services – Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax)

OAuth channel for WCF RESTful services - Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax)

“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

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Cheap, Easy Audio Transcription with Mechanical Turk – Waxy.org

Cheap, Easy Audio Transcription with Mechanical Turk - Waxy.org

“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

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LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google

“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.”

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Iconfactory : Freeware : Frenzic System

Iconfactory : Freeware : Frenzic System

“CandyBar system replacement set styled after Frenzic”

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Bowtie Start Pack (MacThemes Forum)

Bowtie Start Pack (MacThemes Forum)

11 themes for BowTie, the iTunes controller!

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TapExpense

TapExpense

“TapExpense helps you keep a record of daily expenses. It is designed for mobile users and international travelers.”

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Agenda | Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team

Agenda | Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team

“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

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The Results of Project Icon (WordPress Blog)

The Results of Project Icon (WordPress Blog)

The results of the survey to determine the icons for WordPress 2.7.

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Deadline: Good things come to those who plan

Deadline: Good things come to those who plan

“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.”

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Iterasi unveils bookmarklet, glimpse into potential for Web archive » Silicon Florist

Iterasi unveils bookmarklet, glimpse into potential for Web archive » Silicon Florist

Iterasi now offers saving of web pages using a bookmarklet!

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Spice up your inbox with colors and themes (Official Gmail Blog)

Spice up your inbox with colors and themes (Official Gmail Blog)

Gmail now supports themes…! Hot!

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goodsense – A green advertising network.

goodsense - A green advertising network.

“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

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OpenCongress.org: What’s Happening In Congress? at Ryan Is Hungry

OpenCongress.org: What’s Happening In Congress? at  Ryan Is Hungry

“A screencast for OpenCongress.org, an open source, collaborative website that helps citizens keep track of everything happening in Congress.”

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Adobe Labs – Alchemy

Adobe Labs - Alchemy

Looks like Flash may go open source after all. About time.

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Google Analytics Tracking for Adobe Flash – Google Analytics Tracking Code – Google Code

Google Analytics Tracking for Adobe Flash - Google Analytics Tracking Code - Google Code

The Google Analytics Tracking for Adobe Flash component makes it easy for you to implement Google Analytics in your Flash-driven content. This component contains all of the functionality of the Google Analytics Javascript code, and is 100% compatible with

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Heekya | What’s your story?

Heekya | What's your story?

“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

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Why Firefox Won’t Survive Chrome (Microsoft Watch)

Why Firefox Won't Survive Chrome (Microsoft Watch)

“News Commentary. It’s not a question of if but when Google will cut off Mozilla’s oxygen supply.”

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Yahoo! OpenID limited testing for Simple Registration support (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog)

Yahoo! OpenID limited testing for Simple Registration support (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog)

“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

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YDN Forums -> OpenID General Discussion

OpenID General Discussion”/>

This is the place to give feedback and discuss Yahoo! OpenID

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The Faces of Mechanical Turk – Waxy.org

The Faces of Mechanical Turk - Waxy.org

“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?”

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Social Patterns Wiki

Social Patterns Wiki

“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

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Track Your Push-ups With GiveMe27

Track Your Push-ups With GiveMe27

Track Your Push-ups with GiveMe27
Do your push-ups. Track it. Get stronger.

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Cyberscams Befriend Social Networks – BusinessWeek

Cyberscams Befriend Social Networks - BusinessWeek

“Now fraudsters may log on as your “friend.” How Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites are fighting a rise in scams”

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spy :: visualizes the conversations on Twitter, Friendfeed, Flickr, Blogs and more.

spy :: visualizes the conversations on Twitter, Friendfeed, Flickr, Blogs and more.

“spy can listen in on the social media conversations you’re interested in. What do you want to listen for?”

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CalorieKing – Diet and weight loss. Calorie Counter and more

CalorieKing - Diet and weight loss. Calorie Counter and more

“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.”

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Workout Programs, Exercise Routines, and Food Diary | Gyminee

Workout Programs, Exercise Routines, and Food Diary | Gyminee

“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.”

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introPLAY: Train. Compete. Achieve. PLAY together.

introPLAY: Train. Compete. Achieve. PLAY together.

“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

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Getting Things Done with “Things”: a Review by Erik Hanberg | GTD Times

Things.app is getting a lot of attention — deservedly so. Another decent review, with some suggestions for improvements.

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AddressBookSync | Facebook Picture Synchronization with OS X Address Book

AddressBookSync | Facebook Picture Synchronization with OS X Address Book

“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.”

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The Age of Conversation 2: Why Don’t They Get It? by Gavin Heaton, Drew McLellan (Book) in Business & Economics

The Age of Conversation 2: Why Don't They Get It? by Gavin Heaton, Drew McLellan (Book) in Business & Economics

“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

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24C3: Building a Hacker Space

24C3: Building a Hacker Space

“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.”

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Sni.ps | Know The Source

Sni.ps | Know The Source

“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.”

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RunningAHEAD – Achieving goals through better information

RunningAHEAD - Achieving goals through better information

“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

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RunThere | Go!

RunThere | Go!

A running community.

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traineo | Fitness & Weight Loss Community

traineo | Fitness & Weight Loss Community

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Yahoo Improves Its OpenID Support – Webmonkey

Yahoo Improves Its OpenID Support - Webmonkey

“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.”

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Go Go Gadget OAuth Support – Webmonkey

Go Go Gadget OAuth Support - Webmonkey

“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

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PdbTextMateSupport 0.3

PdbTextMateSupport 0.3

“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.”

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NoiseBridge

NoiseBridge

“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.”

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Charlie Rose – A conversation with Lawrence Lessig

Charlie Rose - A conversation with Lawrence Lessig

“A conversation with Lawrence Lessig about his book “Remix”, and his former colleague Barack Obama.”

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Lifestreaming in Obamaland | Outside the Lines – CNET News

Lifestreaming in Obamaland | Outside the Lines - CNET News

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?

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antrepo — Modul 300 dpi Pixel Based Font

antrepo — Modul 300 dpi Pixel Based Font

“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.”

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Keywordfinder – find the right keywords to increase search traffic and help your SEO

Keywordfinder - find the right keywords to increase search traffic and help your SEO

“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.”

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Yahoo! Browser Plus Opening Up

Yahoo! Browser Plus Opening Up

“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

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Open Sourcing BrowserPlus: Q & A with Lloyd Hilaiel (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog)

Open Sourcing BrowserPlus: Q & A with Lloyd Hilaiel (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog)

“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

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Sunlight Foundation’s Fortune 535

Sunlight Foundation's Fortune 535

Just how much ARE our Congresspeople worth? Apparently, quite a lot.

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Obama CTO – Help set the priorities for the Obama administration

Obama CTO - Help set the priorities for the Obama administration

“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.”

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Politics4all – Political Social Networking, Campaigning, Debates, Blogging, Legislative Bill Tracking

Politics4all - Political Social Networking, Campaigning, Debates, Blogging, Legislative Bill Tracking

“We are a socially-networked platform that allows citizens, candidates, citizens, and groups to connect and collaborate on every level of the political spectrum.”

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Internet for Everyone: Internet For Everyone

Internet for Everyone: Internet For Everyone

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

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Coding In Paradise: Fixing the Web, Part I

Coding In Paradise: Fixing the Web, Part I

“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 –

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ecommr: a collection of e-commerce interface and design elements

ecommr: a collection of e-commerce interface and design elements

“a collection of e-commerce interface and design elements”

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The Days Are Numbered: Fatal US car collisions, 2005-2007

The Days Are Numbered: Fatal US car collisions, 2005-2007

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.

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social bookmarking for images on vi.sualize.us

social bookmarking for images on vi.sualize.us

“Bookmark the pictures you like around the web.”

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Open Source Food: Recipes, Food Photos & Discussion

Open Source Food: Recipes, Food Photos & Discussion

“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.”

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The Wrestler (movie trailer)

The Wrestler (movie trailer)

“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

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Yahoo Pipes Training: A 2 Minute Yahoo Pipes Demo at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media

Yahoo Pipes Training: A 2 Minute Yahoo Pipes Demo at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media

“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 (

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hosted Public Data Sets

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Hosted Public Data Sets

“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

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Obama testing ways to use Internet to govern

Obama testing ways to use Internet to govern

Just how will Obama use the internet to govern?

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keyboardr

keyboardr

Wow, this is a FAST search engine!

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Twitter Blog: Meet Rael Dornfest

Twitter Blog: Meet Rael Dornfest

Rael joins Twitter, shuttering I Want Sandy and Stikkit. Interesting things should come of this, and no doubt already have.

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Few women at top in Silicon Valley

Few women at top in Silicon Valley

“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

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Venezuela: Following the Local Elections Online (Global Voices Online)

Venezuela: Following the Local Elections Online (Global Voices Online)

“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

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Designing Social Interfaces – The Book

Designing Social Interfaces - The Book

“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.”

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Treating URL Protocol Schemes as Cruft (Daring Fireball)

Treating URL Protocol Schemes as Cruft (Daring Fireball)

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?

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Iconfactory Thanksgiving 2008

Iconfactory Thanksgiving 2008

“Thanksgiving icons from the whole factory.”

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TweetsGiving

TweetsGiving

“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.”

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CloudContacts – Make Your Business Cards Work For You

CloudContacts - Make Your Business Cards Work For You

For their sake, I hope they support Portable Contacts. They’d be foolish not to.

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Apple posts “black friday” teaser, doesn’t divulge deals – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

“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

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koornk

koornk

“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.”

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Vladstudio Christmas wallpaper pack

Vladstudio Christmas wallpaper pack

“Vladstudio designs unique artworks and photo manipulations in wallpaper format. Christmas Wallpaper Pack includes 25 wallpapers designed for 1440 x 900 screens.”

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Mr. Tweet -> Your Personal Networking Assistant!

Your Personal Networking Assistant!”/>

“Mr. Tweet looks through your extended network to help you build effective relationships on Twitter.”

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You Gotta Try Mr. Tweet

You Gotta Try Mr. Tweet

“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.”

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Red Rover

Red Rover

“Red Rover is simple orientation software that delivers customized introductions all year long.”

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Barack Obama | Change Is Coming

Barack Obama | Change Is Coming

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InterfaceLIFT Wallpaper: Blue Bird

InterfaceLIFT Wallpaper: Blue Bird

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Fluid Project

Fluid Project

“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

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Helvetireader

Helvetireader

“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!”

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What Motivates Participants to Engage in Online Communities at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media

What Motivates Participants to Engage in Online Communities at Fast Wonder Blog: Consulting, Online Communities, and Social Media

“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?”

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The End of Wall Street’s Boom – National Business News – Portfolio.com

The End of Wall Street's Boom - National Business News - Portfolio.com

“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.”

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Performance Improvements for Songbird 1.0

Performance Improvements for Songbird 1.0

Interesting look at many of the performance improvements coming in Songbird 1.0 and the technical explanation of techniques used to achieve them.

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It’s Living Room 2.0 | The New York Observer

It's Living Room 2.0 | The New York Observer

“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?”

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Barack Obama’s plans for the web (BBC News)

Barack Obama's plans for the web (BBC News)

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ScreenToaster – Free online screen recorder : create screencast, tutorials and reviews in few clicks

ScreenToaster - Free online screen recorder : create screencast, tutorials and reviews in few clicks

Register & use it anywhere anytime
Make screencasts / tutorials / demos / high-scores show-offs…

Record your screen in one click
No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.

Share videos on the Internet in Flash
Embed them on blogs/webpages

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Bookmarks for October 27 to November 10

A bi-weekly collection of linky goodness.

Apple – Movie Trailers – Up

Apple - Movie Trailers - Up

Looks to be a pretty colorful Pixar movie!

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Help, We’re Being Digitally Bombarded | Mark Evans

Help, We’re Being Digitally Bombarded | Mark Evans

This is a good encapsulation/description of the “information abundance” problem/opportunity!

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Announcing GeoSocial

Announcing GeoSocial

“GeoSocial Is a group for people interested in exploring the uses of geodata to enhance the relevancy of information on the web and create new means of social interaction.”

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The Shape of Alpha (Flickr Developer Blog)

The Shape of Alpha (Flickr Developer Blog)

This is an incredible way to map things… or to discover the borders of areas!

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2nd Annual Open Web Awards: NOMINATIONS OPEN!

2nd Annual Open Web Awards: NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Vote for your favorites!

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Marketplace: Un-conferencing: Leveraging face time

Marketplace: Un-conferencing: Leveraging face time

“Silicon Valley is known for innovation and its sometimes unorthodox working environments. But a new trend has baffled correspondent Cash Peters: When is a conference not a conference? Apparently, when no one’s in charge…”

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iCalShare – Share Your iCalendars!

iCalShare - Share Your iCalendars!

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Unconferences? – (37signals)

Unconferences? - (37signals)

Nice to see 37 Signals “discover” unconferences.

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TimeView : Built with Processing

TimeView : Built with Processing

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It’s Time to Reboot America. | Rebooting America

It's Time to Reboot America. | Rebooting America

“The Personal Democracy Forum presents an anthology of forty-four essays brimming with the hopes of reenergizing, reorganizing, and reorienting our government for the Internet Age. How would completely reorganizing our system of representation work? Is it

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jpoco – Google Code

jpoco - Google Code

“PortableContacts Java library”

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Study shows how spammers cash in (BBC)

Study shows how spammers cash in (BBC)

“Spammers are turning a profit despite only getting one response for every 12.5m e-mails they send, finds a study.”

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BlueTrip CSS Framework

BlueTrip CSS Framework

“A full featured and beautiful CSS framework spawned from Blueprint and Tripoli, now with a life of its own”

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CSS Advanced Layout Module

CSS Advanced Layout Module

A proposal for handling web page layout in CSS3.

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Fire Eagle: Best Practices for OAuth with Fire Eagle

Fire Eagle: Best Practices for OAuth with Fire Eagle

“Fire Eagle supports multiple methods of OAuth authentication that we tentatively name ‘web’, ‘desktop’, ‘mobile’ and ‘plugin’. However, the power of modern development tools rather blurs those definitions. Techniques that naturally apply to ‘desktop’ env

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Election Night 11-04-08 – a set on Flickr

Election Night 11-04-08 - a set on Flickr

Backstage photos from Obama on election night.

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Contact Browsing in a Distributed Social Network

Contact Browsing in a Distributed Social Network

Interesting post about how distributed social networking could go…!

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FRONTLINE: the war briefing | PBS

FRONTLINE: the war briefing | PBS

Afghanistan is now a deadlier battleground than Iraq. Can the war there be won? What are the next president’s options?

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Obama Asks Bush to Provide Help for Automakers – NYTimes.com

Obama Asks Bush to Provide Help for Automakers - NYTimes.com

Hard to say how I feel about an automaker bailout. Tie it to renewable energy or electric cars and then I’m more interested.

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Fusion Ads

Fusion Ads

“Fusion aims to provide advertisers with a targeted and effective platform to distribute their messages to an influential audience at an affordable price. We invite advertisers to make well-designed ads that are attractive to our readers.”

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Tweetie

Tweetie

fast, full-featured twitter client for iPhone and iPod touch

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Customer Feedback for Change For Us

Customer Feedback for Change For Us

UserVoice site for Barack Obama (I’m guessing it’s unofficial).

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Official Gmail Blog: Say hello to Gmail voice and video chat

Official Gmail Blog: Say hello to Gmail voice and video chat

“That’s why today we’re launching voice and video chat — right inside Gmail. We’ve tried to make this an easy-to-use, seamless experience, with high-quality audio and video — all for free. All you have to do is download and install the voice and video p

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BLDGBLOG: Resampled Space

BLDGBLOG: Resampled Space

“Belgian photographer Filip Dujardin makes images of unexpected buildings – that is, he “combines photographs of parts of buildings into new, fictional, architectonic structures,” Mark Magazine explains.”

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Wheatgrass Juice Icons

Wheatgrass Juice Icons

“Simple collection of 8 carefully crafted Mac OS X icons related to wheatgrass juice. Make the most of Leopard and Cover Flow, the wheatgrass juice icons scale up to 512 pixels without any loss of quality.”

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Scrumy

Scrumy

Why does Scrumy exist?
We were attempting to use Scrum to manage our projects, but the generic post-its we bought kept falling off the wall. We looked for online solutions to scrum, but all of them were too complicated and expensive. All we really wanted

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Politics: Obama’s Twitter goes silent

Politics: Obama's Twitter goes silent

Where y’at, @barackobama?

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Pixelmator Team Releases Pixelmator 1.3 Tempo

Pixelmator Team Releases Pixelmator 1.3 Tempo

“Version 1.3 Tempo Features Major Performance Improvements, Click-and-Drag Tools, Improved Adjustment Tools, Smart Palette Hide Feature, and More.”

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Cust-o-mized!

Cust-o-mized!

“Customize Field Notes for your event, company, website, youth soccer team, birdwatching club–you name it, we’ll custom-print it. We’ll accept custom orders anytime, but since we’re going on press soon to print more AEA books, the economies of scale come

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THE KIT: available now!

THE KIT: available now!

“FIELD NOTES BRAND stays up late worrying about such things, and we’ve created the perfect solution: The FIELD NOTES KIT.”

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Obsessable: Your personal technology guide.

Obsessable: Your personal technology guide.

“Obsessable covers the latest in the world of technology, including cell phones, digital cameras, and HDTVs — obsessively, of course.”

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What’s Hot on the Web Right Now? OneRiot Aims to Tell You – ReadWriteWeb

What's Hot on the Web Right Now? OneRiot Aims to Tell You - ReadWriteWeb

Me.dium renames itself to OneRiot, becomes “social search” engine.

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Pure Digital Introduces Flip MinoHD™ – The World’s Smallest HD Camcorder

Pure Digital Introduces Flip MinoHD™ – The World’s Smallest HD Camcorder

Flip announces MinoHD along with personalized designs which can be shared on theFlip.com to earn commissions.

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Review: Things for iPhone | iPhone Central | Macworld

Review: Things for iPhone | iPhone Central | Macworld

Four mice for Things for iPhone. I highly recommend this app, and its counterpart on the desktop.

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watchdog.net: the good government site with teeth

watchdog.net: the good government site with teeth

Fascinating site to get government information about earmarks, etc.

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Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative – osalt.com

Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com

“Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software”

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Air Lines

Air Lines

“Air Lines is an art project showing worldwide airliner routes. Every single scheduled flight on any given day is reresented by a fine line from it’s point of origin to it’s port of destination. Thereby forming a net of thousands of lines. Hubs like JFK,

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37signals Developer Site: APIs and more

37signals Developer Site: APIs and more

“37signals Developerland is where we publish our APIs and other bits of interest to developers. Our APIs are implemented as vanilla XML over HTTP. We currently publish the Highrise API, the Basecamp API, the Backpack API, and the Backpack Calendar API. Yo

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flot – Google Code

flot - Google Code

“Flot is a pure Javascript plotting library for jQuery. It produces graphical plots of arbitrary datasets on-the-fly client-side.”

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They Planned Prop 8 For Eleven Years (The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan)

They Planned Prop 8 For Eleven Years (The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan)

“The LDS leadership is busted for targeting gay couples as far back as 1997. There’s a new memo that has come to light from late Mormon president Gordon Hinckley, carefully planning the assault on gay families, hoping to use the Catholic hierarchy as a PR

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OpenSocial Dev App

OpenSocial Dev App

“This OpenSocial application provides the ability to write and save JavaScript code samples to execute against OpenSocial containers. This helps rapidly test sample OpenSocial code.

Code samples can be saved and loaded. You can give other developers link

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Design Stencils – Yahoo! Design Pattern Library

Design Stencils - Yahoo! Design Pattern Library

“Yahoo! Design Stencil Kit version 1.0 is available for OmniGraffle, Visio (XML), Adobe Illustrator (PDF and SVG), and Adobe Photoshop (PNG)”

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I Believe in Open — Home

I Believe in Open — Home

“I Believe In Open is a national movement challenging politicians to commit to
five key improvements in government transparency.”

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draft: OpenID OAuth Extension

draft: OpenID OAuth Extension

“This draft describe a mechanism to combine an OpenID authentication request with the approval of an OAuth request token.”

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Zuckerberg’s Law of Information Sharing (NYTimes.com)

Zuckerberg’s Law of Information Sharing (NYTimes.com)

““I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and next year, they will be sharing twice as much as they did the year before,” he said. “That means that people are using Facebook, and the applications

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Crunchberry Project

Crunchberry Project

“A team of journalism students looking for new ways to engage communities of geography online through technology and local news.”

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Fresh Apps – iPhone Apps

Fresh Apps - iPhone Apps

“Fresh Apps is all about finding the best App’s for your iPhone.”

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Some areas of S.F. voted to ban same-sex marriage (SF Gate)

Some areas of S.F. voted to ban same-sex marriage (SF Gate)

Wow. Now we know where the REAL San Francisco exists. (hint: NOT south)

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Open Source Geo Stack (Mikel Maron)

Open Source Geo Stack (Mikel Maron)

“The OpenGeo Stack is the epitome of clarity, breaking down their tool set in a nice executive summary. But the OpenGeo stack only covers their tools, not all the available options. So I’m going to make a quick first pass of a high level overview. It’s us

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OpenGeo – Technology

OpenGeo   -  Technology

“Finally, attractive and seamless user experience in geospatial web applications. The OpenGeo stack is a flexible set of open source components all built for interoperability.”

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JumpBox | Instant Infrastructure

JumpBox | Instant Infrastructure

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Soapsuds: LÄTT

Soapsuds: LÄTT

68MB pack of tasty icons!

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Kaltura – Open Source Video Platform

Kaltura - Open Source Video Platform

“Easily add full video capabilities to any site at little or no cost”

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Will OpenID catch on? (ZDNet.com)

Will OpenID catch on? (ZDNet.com)

Coverage of my blog post… begging the question: “Will OpenID catch on” (in spite of its current quirks).

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Bookmarks for September 01 to September 15

A bi-weekly collection of linky goodness.

Bytes of Life – washingtonpost.com

Bytes of Life - washingtonpost.com

“When San Francisco couple Brynn Evans and Chris Messina heard of a new Web site called BedPost, they registered an account before the site was even out of beta. BedPost was created to map users’ sex lives online — everything from partner to duration of the encounter to descriptive words, which could later be viewed as a tag cloud.”

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Bookmarks for August 18 to September 01

A bi-weekly collection of linky goodness.

Icon Lab – Home

Icon Lab - Home

Icon Lab is here to provide you with quality stock and custom icons for use in both personal and commercial projects.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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GMDesk – run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps as a stand-alone installable application

GMDesk - run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps as a stand-alone installable application

GMDesk is an application that lets you run Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Maps as a stand-alone application to do all your mail handling, calendar event reading etc with. No need to open it up in a web browser, or have it clutter your workspace.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Bookmarks for August 04 to August 18

A bi-weekly collection of linky goodness.

workalicious: citizenspace – a coworking coop

workalicious: citizenspace - a coworking coop

the modern workplace, its furniture, implements, and a bit of its culture

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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WordPress Plugin: I Am Here « Code « klauskomenda.com

WordPress Plugin: I Am Here « Code « klauskomenda.com

I Am Here is a WordPress plugin that uses Fire Eagle, Yahoo! Maps API, Google Weather API, GeoNames and, optionally, World Time Engine to display information about your current location in a widget in the sidebar.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Why Blogs Need To Be Social – GigaOM

Why Blogs Need To Be Social - GigaOM

“Earlier this week, San Francisco-based web publishing software company Six Apart released the newest version of its flagship product, Moveable Type, and pushed the blogging community into taking the first step toward a very social future.”

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Ma.gnolia.org

Ma.gnolia.org

Magnolia’s going Open Source. Soon you’ll be able to host and run your own instance of the social bookmarking service.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Bookmarks for July 21 to August 04

A bi-weekly collection of linky goodness.

XCRI: eXchanging Course-Related Information

XCRI: eXchanging Course-Related Information

XCRI is a JISC-funded, UK-oriented project to establish a specification to support the eXchange of Course-Related Information.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Eco Friend

Eco Friend

Welcome to EcoFriend.us. We believe there’s a way to both save money and be environmentally friendly at the same time!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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