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April 29, 2005

Torrent Typhoon - Search All Major BitTorrent Sites In One Place

Home - Torrent Typhoon - Search All Major BitTorrent Sites In One Place: "Search all the major BitTorrent sites from one place. Here. "

April 28, 2005

Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It...

Why Geeks and Nerds Are Worth It...: "In the wide world of dating, there are many options. Do you go for the flashy guy with the smooth smile, or the dude in the corner typing away on his laptop? The following are reasons why I think my fellow females should pay more attention to the quiet geeks and nerds, and less attention to the flashy boys. "

April 27, 2005

Airbus A380 - maiden test flight successfully completed

Airbus A380 - maiden test flight successfully completed: "Aviation history was made this morning when the first A380, the world’s largest commercial aircraft, successfully took off on its maiden flight, leaving Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France at 10.29 hours local time (08.29 UTC) from runway 32L. The A380 first flight is taking place above the region west of Toulouse and South West France."

Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music

Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music: "This paper considers economic issues and trends in the rock and roll industry, broadly defined. The analysis focuses on concert revenues, the main source of performers ' income. Issues considered include: price measurement; concert price acceleration in the 1990s; the increased concentration of revenue among performers; reasons for the secondary ticket market; methods for ranking performers; copyright protection; and technological change."

The Paper Napkin email rejection service

The Paper Napkin email rejection service: "That's where Paper Napkin comes in. Give them anyname@papernapkin.net (or paamail.com, to be less suspicious), tell them it's your address, and when they write you, they'll automatically get a response telling them how badly they've been rejected. If they sound desperate enough, it may even get posted and ridiculed. Yes, it's cruel, so use it wisely."

April 26, 2005

Open Media Network

Open Media Network: "OMN is a free public service designed to help you enjoy a broad selection of movies, public TV and radio, video blogs and podcasts while protecting producer's copyrights."

RSS Digest: Show and syndicate RSS and news feed on your Web page with no programming

RSS Digest: Show and syndicate RSS and news feed on your Web page with no programming: "Place items and headlines from any RSS or Atom enabled site (such as del.icio.us or Flickr) onto your site, no programming required. It can use JavaScript, PHP, or an IFRAME as the inclusion method, so anyone can use it. Get no ugly ads, and use ANY valid feed!"

God is Great, by which I mean, Very Very Large

jwz - God is Great, by which I mean, Very Very Large: "I've been thinking about transubstantiation, the belief of many branches of Christianity that when you take communion, the bread and wine transform physically into the flesh and blood of Christ. According to the Catholic Church as late as 1965, this is literally true, not just symbolism: the flesh is present, the bread is gone."

CSS Box Model Explained

3dboxmodel : // hicksdesign: "Having seen umpteen diagrams showing CSS beginners how padding, border and margin work together, but not the order in which elements are stacked, I decided to try and fill this hole, and draw a 3D CSS Box Model."

April 25, 2005

GTD with Gmail (Part I)

space-age wasteland » Blog Archive » GTD with Gmail (Part I): "I’ve previously mentioned that I use Gmail to manage GTD. I thought it would be appropriate to explain my implementation for others to utilize, comment on and improve upon the process. David Allen’s famous first step is collection. He tells us to use as many inboxes as we need, but as few as we can get away with."

Penguins go through Airport Security

TheDenverChannel.com - Slideshow: "Two traveling penguins from Seaworld in San Diego went through regular airport screening at Denver International Airport recently. Here, Pat and Penny are removed from their carry-on case so they can walk through the metal detector. (Pat is the good looking one)"

Penguins go through Airport Security

TheDenverChannel.com - Slideshow: "Two traveling penguins from Seaworld in San Diego went through regular airport screening at Denver International Airport recently. Here, Pat and Penny are removed from their carry-on case so they can walk through the metal detector. (Pat is the good looking one)"

Simpsons mp3 music

Simpson Crazy | Downloads | Simpsons mp3 music: "One of my favorite parts of The Simpsons is the music, and so I have made this page containing over 100 great songs from the show (including end credit variations and short skits), free to listen to and download. Songs are in mp3 format and so will play in most audio applications.

Since there are so many songs here, I have now categorized them. The songs in 'Featured songs' are listed in broadcast order. The file size and length of each song is given, as well as the characters who sang in the song. Songs marked with a star are my personal favorites."

ScrapBook :: Firefox Extension

ScrapBook :: Firefox Extension: "ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support."

April 22, 2005

it's a whole new internet

adaptive path » it's a whole new internet: "Something is happening right now, and the developer community has an electric gleam in its eye. Curious, inventive people are making cool stuff again. There’s been a notable shift, and it’s incredibly exciting."

"Amazon Free Music" helper

GreaseMonkey - "Amazon Free Music" helper: "Amazon has lots of free non-DRM music available here

It is a pain to click through to download, so I decided to write a quick userscript for GreaseMonkey which skips the step of having to click to another page, and lets you get the music.

Install it: Amazon Music Helper"

Mobster - A Better Way To Browse Your Music!

Mobster - A Better Way To Browse Your Music!: "Mobster is a companion application for iTunes® that allows you to create playlists based on personalized music recommendations.

Mobster watches the music you play in iTunes and uses recommendation information from Musicmobs to suggest other bands that you may like. You can use Mobster to control iTunes, make playlists, find new music and browse your library more efficiently."

Mice put in 'suspended animation'

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mice put in 'suspended animation': "Mice have been placed in a state of near suspended animation, raising the possibility that hibernation could one day be induced in humans."

April 21, 2005

Pointment.com

Pointment.com: "• Pointment helps you schedule all of your meetings in one place, invite people to meetings, and lets people vote on meeting times to help you find the best meeting time for everyone.
• Save time for everyone involved
• Helps schedule meetings more efficiently
• Fewer e-mails"

Apple a day keeps the music at play

BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Apple a day keeps the music at play: "The Italian philosopher, Umberto Eco, once wrote, tongue only partly in cheek, that Macintosh is Catholic while Microsoft computers are Protestant.

Macs, Umberto Eco opined, were 'cheerful, friendly, conciliatory,' traits he associated with Catholicism. More to the point, though, their way of operating was different from Microsoft's, giving more guidance to users."

April 20, 2005

Sidenote Mac app

Pierre Chatel's blog'n stuff: "sidenote is a MacOS X application that tries to catch the “Stickies” spirit but in the form of a multi-document drawer that will hide in the corner of your screen (left or right). You can use it to take all your daily notes, include images and easily modify text color and font."

What is PalmOne Celebrating Exactly?

Russell Beattie Notebook - What is PalmOne Celebrating Exactly?: "It's official: Palm (One/Source) is completely irrelevant in the mobile market.

I'm a little uptight about this because even after years of beating this drum, I sat in a room with a few dozen Silicon Valley entrepeneurs a few days ago getting hammered on because half of them had Treos. 'Wonderful!' I said, 'It's still not a market.' I tried citing statistics, I tried reasoning, berating, and I tried mocking but I could tell I wasn't getting the message through. It was empirically obvious, most of the people in the room had a Treo, so it must be a really popular platform, right? Wrong. If you've got a Treo you might be a cutting edge technologist, but you're in the backwater of mobility. Trust me. (Actually, don't trust me, just look at the frigin' numbers.)"

We Wonder If It Has Force Feedback?

Vertiblog | unofficial blog of the 2005 U2 Vertigo Tour...: We Wonder If It Has Force Feedback?: "Factoid: The entire US$50Million stage lighting system for the Vertigo Tour is controlled via a Playstation video game control."

Iceberg Collision Forces Redraw of Antarctic Maps

Iceberg Collision Forces Redraw of Antarctic Maps: "

An iceberg that collided with Antarctica has broken a piece of the continent off, forcing maps of the bottom of the world to be redrawn, European scientists said today.

The iceberg, named B-15A, is whopping 71 miles (115 kilometers) long. Scientists predicted an imminent collision back in January. Instead, the iceberg ran aground and stalled out. Then it broke free last month.

Now it has finally collided with the continent's Drygalski ice tongue and smacked a city sized chunk of it into the ocean."

Iceberg Collision Forces Redraw of Antarctic Maps

Iceberg Collision Forces Redraw of Antarctic Maps: "

An iceberg that collided with Antarctica has broken a piece of the continent off, forcing maps of the bottom of the world to be redrawn, European scientists said today.

The iceberg, named B-15A, is whopping 71 miles (115 kilometers) long. Scientists predicted an imminent collision back in January. Instead, the iceberg ran aground and stalled out. Then it broke free last month.

Now it has finally collided with the continent's Drygalski ice tongue and smacked a city sized chunk of it into the ocean."

Pope Benedict XVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pope Benedict XVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (in Latin Benedictus PP. XVI), born April 16, 1927, and baptized Joseph Alois Ratzinger, was elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on April 19, 2005. As such, he is the Sovereign of the Vatican City State, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Province of Rome (in short Bishop of Rome), Primate of Italy, Patriarch of the West, and Supreme Pontiff of the worldwide Catholic Church in union with Rome, including those Eastern Rite Churches in communion with the Holy See. He will be formally installed as pontiff during the Mass of Papal Installation on April 24, 2005."

THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE: A Talk with John Gottman

Edge: THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE: A Talk with John Gottman: "We were able to derive a set of nonlinear difference equations for marital interaction as well as physiology and perception. These equations provided parameters, that allowed us to predict, with over 90 percent accuracy, what was going to happen to a relationship over a three-year period. The main advantage of the math modeling was that using these parameters, we are not only be able to predict, but now understand what people are doing when they affected one another. And through the equations we were now really able to build theory. That theory allows us to understand how to intervene and how to change things. And how to know what it is we're affecting, and why the interventions are effective. This is the mathematics of love."

trackerbt - a distributed bittorrent tracker

trackerbt - a distributed bittorrent tracker: "BitTorrent is a highly successful distributed file transfer protocol. Some would like to call it a peer-to-peer network, but BitTorrent in itself lacks much of the functionality one would wish of a peer-to-peer network. There is no way to search for content with BitTorrent; search is a big part of other peer-to-peer protocols.

One crucial component of the BitTorrent structure is the tracker. This is a small program which is hosted by someone who wants to share a file using BitTorrent. Anyone that wants to download that file needs to connect to the tracker to receive a list of other peers already participating in the download of the file. The tracker is a standalone program. If the tracker goes offline, new peers will not be able to join the download. This makes the tracker the weak link of the BitTorrent solution."

Adobe Macromedia acquisition roundup (kottke.org)

Adobe Macromedia acquisition roundup (kottke.org): "As you might expect from a story with design, media, and technology angles, Adobe's impending acquisition of Macromedia has resulted in much reaction from a big chunk of the blogosphere. Here are what some technologists, designers, and pundits have had to say about the deal so far:"

Flickr New prices & Freebies

FlickrBlog: "OK, as promised Flickr being part of Yahoo enables us to provide more stuff to Flickr users, stuff being storage, invites and upload limits. Thus:"

April 18, 2005

Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking

Working Smart: Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking: "I spend most of my work-life in meetings. Note-taking is a survival skill. Yet, I am surprised at how few people bother to take notes in meetings. Those who do sometimes express frustration at how ineffective the exercise seems to be. In this post, I’d like to expound on why I think you should take notes in meetings and then offer a few suggestions on how to do it better."

Pictures of the tsunami hitting North Beach in Koh Pu

Koh Jum Online.com - Anders' Gallery: "Anders (Sweden) had hiked to the top of Mt. Pu with some friends on the morning of December 26, 2004 and was there to witness the waves coming ashore. He had his digital camera with him and took these awesome (and sobering) pictures of the tsunami hitting North Beach in Koh Pu."

The World Clock Meeting Planner

The World Clock Meeting Planner: "Need to make a call to someone far away? Need to arrange a videoconference, telephone- or net-based meeting with several people spread around the globe? This utility should help you find a convenient time, so that no one has to be up during the middle of the night."

Virgin Radio - Podcasts

Virgin Radio - The Station - Podcasts: "On Wednesday 9 March 2005, Virgin Radio became the first UK radio station to offer a podcast of a daily show.

Every weekday, you can download the best of Pete and Geoff on the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show, direct to your media player. So now, you can enjoy Pete and Geoff at lunchtime, on the tube, or while driving home - the very best of Pete and Geoff whenever you like. Think of it as Sky+ for the internet, except "

Adobe to acquire Macromedia

About Adobe - Adobe to acquire Macromedia: "The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better. Through the combination of our powerful development, authoring and collaboration tools – and the complementary functionality of PDF and Flash – we have the opportunity to drive an industry-defining technology platform that delivers compelling, rich content and applications across a wide range of devices and operating systems."

GNOME Launch Box

GNOME Launch Box: "Launch Box is generally an application launcher. It's very influenced by Quicksilver for Mac OSX. Remember that this is only a first release so don't get your hopes up too much. Launch Box is written for the upcoming GNOME 2.10 platform"

April 17, 2005

Skweezer: Web portal that reformats Web pages for Small screens

Skweezer: Home"Skweezer makes browsing and searching the Web on a PDA or smartphone faster, easier, and better. Skweezer optimizes Web content for your wireless-ready handset, reformatting Web pages so that they're easier to view, load faster, and have a smaller file-size. There's no software to download onto your device and it works on practically every PDA, smartphone, and XHTML-enabled cell phone that's out there. And, since Skweezer is doing its work before the content is sent to your device, pages load faster and cost you less money to view. "

RealNetworks to Announce Revolution in Digital Music on April 26

RealNetworks to Host Press Conference and Free Concert at Radio City Music Hall to Announce Revolution in Digital Music on April 26: "SEATTLE, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), the industry leader in online music subscription services, announced today it will hold a press conference on April 26, 2005 to unveil a groundbreaking initiative in digital music."

Cory Doctorow | I, Robot

The Infinite Matrix | Cory Doctorow | I, Robot: "You can download Doctorow's 'I, Robot' as a Palm� database file [49K], courtesy of David Haberthuer. Habi says, 'It's not a pretty conversion with titles and bookmarks, because I just converted it from a plain txt-file.' Thanks, Habi!

Rob Tsuk kindly sent a formatted, zipped version with graphics [93K] for the EReader. Thanks, Rob!"

April 14, 2005

Books Price - Multiple Book Price Comparison

Books Price - Multiple Book Price Comparison: "

We compare the price of your books in 33 Book Stores to find the best price for the books in your Book Cart."

April 13, 2005

Game Theory of Web Design

Game Theory of Web Design: "When doing anything such as web design, it is often important to try to optimize the outcome for the greatest population, so as to get the greatest possible reward. Game theory is the simplest way to go about doing this."

sproutliner Online Outliner

sproutliner: "Sproutliner is a free web service that helps you manage your projects and ideas (think of it as a supercharged structured to-do list). It uses some rather smashing client-side technology to make things as quick and easy as possible, without forcing you to worry about hitting 'submit' to save your precious data."

SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator

SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator: "SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence."

April 12, 2005

GreaseMonkeyUserScripts - An Unnamed MoinMoin Wiki

GreaseMonkeyUserScripts - An Unnamed MoinMoin WikiThe scripts below require [WWW]Greasemonkey, which is an extension for [WWW]Firefox. It allows you to install user scripts (like the ones below) which add features, fix bugs, and similar to any web site you choose.

April 11, 2005

iPod shuffle Database Builder

iPod shuffle Database Builder: "This little program enables iPod shuffle users to finally get rid of all that iTunes or other complicated playlist management stuff. Due to the simple structure of the shuffle (compared to the »big« iPods), it is possible to use the player almost like any other USB flash MP3 player: You simply copy MP3 files onto it. You only need to run the Database Builder program after you added or removed files from the iPod. This approach has numerous benefits"

April 08, 2005

Gmail, Picasa and Flickr

Digital Media Minute»Gmail, Picasa and Flickr: "The third way you can get photos to your Flickr account is by using email. Enter Picasa and Gmail. Picasa is a great free photo management tool that lets you organize and perform simple edits and manipulations to your photos."

April 07, 2005

Wordpress host - free blog

Wordpress host - free blog: "Be a part of a process that is changing global communication? Blogging is a way for individuals to publish material on the internet for everybody to read. You can do it right here, right now. BlogSome is the fastest growing blog host in the world (in percentage terms!). Sign-up and start blogging. If you have any problems, have a look in the Forum, our team are ready to help."

Apple picks chips for next gen mobile multimedia device...the m-Pod?

Silicon Valley Watcher: Scoop! Brit chip designers score coup as Apple picks chips for next gen mobile multimedia device...the m-Pod?: "
A British team of chip designers has won one of the most coveted of customers in the chip industry--Apple Computer. SiliconValleyWatcher has learned that Apple has contracted to use the powerful video, image, and music chips designed by Alphamosaic, in Cambridge, UK, in a future multimedia mobile device."

Second Life Teaches Life Lessons

Wired News: Second Life Teaches Life Lessons: "As a massively multiplayer online game, many people think of Second Life as little more than a virtual playground. But an increasing number of people and organizations are employing the game in applications that are useful for far more than entertainment.

Second Life was crafted as an open-ended environment that would allow players to fly, drive fantastical vehicles, dress up in outlandish outfits and build just about anything they could imagine. The game's developers at San Francisco's Linden Lab, however, didn't expect it to be used as a way for business school students to test entrepreneurial talents or for abused children to rediscover social skills."

April 06, 2005

How to get that perfect shave

How to get that perfect shave - Today, Weekend Edition - MSNBC.com: "Ever since prehistoric man first scraped a seashell across his cheek so prehistoric woman would let him dance cheek-to-cheek, shaving has been a part of the male experience. But even with today’s high-tech razors, lots of men still get nicks, cuts, and razor burn. Today’s Tech Editor Corey Greenberg is here with the latest trend in male grooming that promises a better shave by going back to the old school."

Windows desktop search tools Review

Windows desktop search tools : Page 1: "The real novelty of desktop search apps can be found in their interfaces. The central design problem in these programs isn't finding the best way to catalog your information, but finding out how to let you best traverse it. A quick comparison of the programs reviewed here shows that there's still a long way to go with this on interface design. There's no consensus on a best method; everything from web interfaces to Start menu toolbars are used. However, this indicates that these developers are open to experimentation. The battles for the desktop has barely begun, but no one is going to let it go without a fight. Let's see what they have to offer."

Odeo's Evan Williams talks podcasting

iPodlounge | iPodlounge Q&A: Odeo's Evan Williams talks podcasting: "Odeo is a startup company that aims to make podcasting easier for the millions of iPod users who want to take advantage of the new web-based broadcast medium. iPodlounge recently spoke with co-founder Evan Williams about the company and what exactly it will offer podcasters and listeners. Williams previously created the Blogger.com weblogging service and later sold it to Google. If his part in the blog phenomenon is any indication, podcasting is here to stay — and is set to go mainstream in a hurry."

The Man Who Saved the World Finally Recognized

The Man Who Saved the World Finally Recognized - FEATURE - MOSNEWS.COM: "Stanislav Petrov was a Soviet army officer monitoring the satellite system for signs of a U.S. attack, the year was 1983, and his instructions, if he detected missiles targeting the Soviet Union, were to push the button and launch a counter-offensive.

He didn’t. Minutes later, no missiles came; months later, the frightening data across his monitor was determined to have been a system glitch."

April 04, 2005

BitTorrent 4.0.1 for OS X released.

The Official BitTorrent Home Page Finally version 4 is released for mac.

Where To Find Great Free Photographs And Visuals For Your Own Online Articles

Where To Find Great Free Photographs And Visuals For Your Own Online Articles - Robin Good's Latest News: "Finding quality images and photos for complementing an important article, essay or news report is already quite a challenge for many. Imagine when the goal is not just too find good images, but find some that you could openly and freely use without needing to pay royalties or one-time publishing rights to someone."