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Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time (via) My addLoadEvent() makes number 9 :) # 30th November 2005, 11:58 pm

Microformats at the University of Bath. Phil Wilson is quietly making the world better. # 30th November 2005, 12:05 pm

try ruby! (in your browser). An Ajax interactive Ruby prompt from Why the lucky stiff. # 29th November 2005, 12:19 am

PHP Developers Meeting Minutes (via) Detailed insight in to PHP 6. # 27th November 2005, 10:10 pm

Xooglers (via) Could become the of # 25th November 2005, 11:25 pm

Bee dogs! (via) “the premier online repository for pictures of dogs in bee costumes.” # 25th November 2005, 1:31 pm

Web_2.0.jpg. That’s that one sorted then. I like the inclusion of “beta”. # 24th November 2005, 11:17 am

Notes on public speaking

I’m pretty inexperienced as a public speaker, but somehow I landed two speaking gigs in as many weeks recently and learnt some useful lessons about presenting in the process.

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Simple iterator-based parsing (via) Beautifully elegant Python parsing trick # 23rd November 2005, 11:44 am So that’s what the input boxes in the nav are for. # 22nd November 2005, 8:04 pm

Zero-Day Exploit Targets IE (via) Remote code execution. No patch yet; disable Active Scripting instead. # 22nd November 2005, 6:24 am

The blooming of information architecture at Google. A discussion of the IA concepts embedded in Google Base. # 22nd November 2005, 5:56 am

eBay’s “fewer words” search. This is a neat discoverablity enhancement to search. # 22nd November 2005, 5:52 am

Spy cameras to spot drivers’ every move (via) Say goodbye to civil liberties in the UK. # 19th November 2005, 7:40 pm

Unicodification (via) How to handle unicode in Python web applications. # 18th November 2005, 4:10 pm

W3C Web APIs Working Group (via) A welcome addition. # 18th November 2005, 3:36 pm

Stop card sharp practice. Which? found that 21 per cent of people would give their account number to a caller claiming to be their bank or credit card company. # 18th November 2005, 2:03 pm

Snakes and Rubies event. Rails and Django event in Chicago on December 3rd. # 18th November 2005, 7:36 am

OSCON 2005 Keynote—Identity 2.0 (via) Great presentation, great presentation style. # 16th November 2005, 11:22 pm

urllib2: The Missing Manual (via) Stuff that really should be in the official documentation. # 16th November 2005, 10:32 pm

Live Sea Otter Cam (via) Devastatingly cute. Streaming Windows Media (works on my Mac). # 16th November 2005, 7:27 pm

Google Base is interesting

I’m still trying to get my head around Google Base. Here’s a brain-dump of my thinking so far. First, some links.

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Official Google Blog: First Base. With some cheesey testimonials. # 16th November 2005, 11:44 am

Google Base has launched. It’s fascinating. # 16th November 2005, 11:41 am

Penny Arcade is now running on Rails. Their archive navigation still sucks, sadly. # 14th November 2005, 8:34 pm

London Web Frameworks Night—Location Change! It’s now at Westminster Uni, New Cavendish Street. 200 signups already! # 13th November 2005, 11:54 am