Simon Willison’s Weblog


Friday, 5th March 2004

And the award for the best award... (via) An awards ceremony for award ceremonies. You couldn’t make this stuff up. # 11:44 pm


Via Kevin Fox, Wired are running an article that claims that authors of popular blog sites regularly borrow topics from lesser-known bloggers -- and they often do so without attribution.

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DOH.NET (via) Oops. # 10:48 pm

Unappetizing? (via) If there’s no such thing as bad publicity, the Spong Monkeys are about to take over the world. # 9:35 pm

World Subways. Displayed on the same scale. # 4:57 pm

Two handy FireFox extensions

Just a quick plug for a couple of FireFox extensions I’ve been digging recently. Chris Pederick’s Web Developer toolbar / menu extension combines ideas from a whole bunch of other extensions and bookmarklets in to one extremely useful whole. The usual assortment of validation and element outlining options are present, but the really useful tools are “View Cookie Information” and “View Response Headers”. I’ve used separate extensions for these before but it’s handy to have them all in one package.

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Tcl for Web Nerds. TCL is the embedded scripting language for the open source AOLServer. # 6:24 am

Real Obnoxious (via) A litanty of Real Player atrocities. # 5:40 am

The Happy Poster Project. “A smile is for life, not just for kittens” # 5:38 am