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GoogleMapsHacking. Jeremy Dunck’s wiki page collecting Google Maps Hacks. # 16th February 2005, 10:30 pm

Cocoa and the Emerging Software Market. Cocoa is letting small teams build big things. # 16th February 2005, 10:29 pm

jwz on Hula (via) jwz tears groupware a new belly button. # 16th February 2005, 3:04 pm

QuirksBlog: Explorer 7? PPK’s pretty certain there won’t be any core engine improvements. # 15th February 2005, 7:06 pm

Internet Explorer 7. It’s been announced, but the stated focus is security and anti-phishing. No news on improved CSS. # 15th February 2005, 7:04 pm

Turn yourself in to a cyberpunk electrostatic porcupine. “Coat with static quills that stand up and shoot lighting when wearer is threatened”. # 15th February 2005, 4:01 pm

419 comment spam? It certainly has the hallmarks. # 15th February 2005, 1:54 pm

WriteToThem.com. The new FaxYourMP, now with more than just MPs. # 14th February 2005, 3:39 pm

Orbitz add a moronic linking policy (via) I can’t believe lawyers still try and pull this kind of rubbish. # 14th February 2005, 2:29 pm

Broadcatching. What you get when you cross podcasting with BitTorrent. # 14th February 2005, 2:09 pm

How Do You Make Them Understand? Most organisations fail to understand effective web publishing. # 14th February 2005, 12:53 pm

Pre-SXSW meet. Stuart’s writeup of Saturday. # 14th February 2005, 12:51 pm

del.icio.us/popular with sparklines (via) Clever use of sparklines to show popularity over time. # 14th February 2005, 3:30 am

London web geek meetup photos. My pictures on Flickr. # 14th February 2005, 3:20 am

Jython road map. On the new Jython wiki. # 13th February 2005, 7:29 pm

Steam. Nice OS X application for making the most out of the BBC’s internet radio streams. # 13th February 2005, 7:29 pm

iPod Launcher. I’m using this to backup my photo library whenever I plug in my iPod. # 13th February 2005, 7:28 pm

Upgrading MySQL 4.0 to 4.1 (via) Some scary differences; PostgreSQL seems to be much better at this kind of thing. # 12th February 2005, 12:01 am

Google Maps Hacking and Bookmarklets (via) Cool tricks with Google Maps and bookmarklets. # 11th February 2005, 11:13 pm

Temporary anethetics (via) Comic strips by Don Hertzfeldt. File under sick, twisted and inspired. # 11th February 2005, 9:26 pm

Here Is The News You May Have Missed. The Independent’s series of excellent front pages continues. # 11th February 2005, 1:45 pm

DoubleCommand (via) A uControl alternative that works with 10.3.8. # 10th February 2005, 5:23 pm

Lawrence Lessig on the West Wing. Rather strange. Leaves you wondering where he left his flux capacitator. # 10th February 2005, 12:36 pm

South America warms to Open Source. Great summary of open source adoption in that part of the world. # 10th February 2005, 12:15 pm

Gannon Quits After Blogger Inquiry (via) The left wing blogosphere finally have a scandal to call their own. # 9th February 2005, 7:18 pm

Blog baiting. Jeremy Dunck on why AdWord whoring topical blogs will end in tears. # 9th February 2005, 6:04 pm

Excel is to Business People as the Text Editor is to Geeks. Strange but true; we were talking about this the other night. # 9th February 2005, 11:47 am

Outsourcing Torture. This left me sick to my stomach. # 8th February 2005, 6:40 pm

UK Diaries I: Hail Britannia. Britain from an American’s point of view. # 8th February 2005, 2:43 pm