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Blogmarks in Feb, 2005

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Walking tour of Keene: followup. Injecting new data in to Google Maps using bookmarklets. # 28th February 2005, 9:58 pm Sweet, sweet nostalgia. The best children’s TV show ever. # 28th February 2005, 8:58 pm

A day in the life of a BBC promo. A peak behind the scenes of the BBC homepage editorial process. # 28th February 2005, 12:39 am

Wiki Spam Update. Sam Ruby suggests blocking changes that add 10 or more new links. # 27th February 2005, 5:18 pm

flickReplacr bookmarklet. Fun toy, and a good example of how to access browser selections. # 26th February 2005, 11:47 am

Google Maps is available for Safari and Opera. Colour me impressed! OK guys, let’s see you do Lynx... # 25th February 2005, 7:59 pm

The hamster powered MIDI sequencer (via) The music generated is surprisingly listenable! # 25th February 2005, 1:28 pm

Jeffrey Veen: Google Maps in Safari. They’ve got it working already. Will Opera be next? # 25th February 2005, 8:09 am

Building Richly Interactive Web Apps with Ajax. Crikey, I’ve been slashdotted! # 24th February 2005, 12:45 am

Using DockSend in Transmit 3. This plus column view means I’ll be buying my copy shortly. # 23rd February 2005, 11:54 pm

What have you guys been doing since IE6? (via) With regards to rendering, the answer appears to be “not a lot”. # 23rd February 2005, 5:44 pm

iPod—Compare Models. Make sense of the newly updated iPod range. # 23rd February 2005, 4:30 pm

A GIS newsletter describes the server-side tech behind Google Maps (via) Apparently it’s using Telcontar’s Drill Down Server, with extensive customisations. # 23rd February 2005, 4:11 pm

Leaked republican strategy briefing. Fascinating insight in to how American politics really works. # 23rd February 2005, 3:11 pm

Fun with Google Maps. My writeup of the latest developments. # 23rd February 2005, 2:04 am

The Observer Blog (via) All kinds of funky blog gizmos on this one. # 22nd February 2005, 9:50 pm

Introduction to Jython. Short but sweet; covers the essentials nicely. # 22nd February 2005, 9:25 pm

Zeroconf and Python. I might be using this as part of my final year project. # 21st February 2005, 12:53 pm

Use HTML 4.01, not XHTML. Why Stuart’s book uses HTML, not XHTML. # 21st February 2005, 12:52 pm gets a redesign. CSS under the hood, but the real star’s the content. # 20th February 2005, 10:53 pm

IE7’s Feature List. Positive commentary on IE7, predicting better standards support and tabbed browsing. # 19th February 2005, 4:50 pm

Schneier on Security: Cryptanalysis of SHA-1. If you want to understand the “breaking” of SHA-1, this is the place to go. Surprisingly accessible. # 19th February 2005, 3:12 pm

Wikiphilia—The New Illness. As a certifiable wikiphile, I’m inclined to disagree with most of this. Still makes for a great read though. # 19th February 2005, 2:46 pm

Did he mention workflow? A beautiful response to jwz’s groupware rant. # 17th February 2005, 11:10 pm

Press release spam is the new comment spam. “SEO Showdown: Real Results vs. the Straw Man” # 17th February 2005, 11:03 pm

Announcing WordPress 1.5 (via) The new features look awesome. I’m considering switching very soon. # 17th February 2005, 10:14 pm

Google Maps Live (via) Firefox extension for tracking latitude/longitude data fed to a socket in real time on Google Maps. # 17th February 2005, 8:31 pm

A parent’s primer to computer slang (via) According to MS, “pwn” is a leet word possibly indicating illegal activity. # 17th February 2005, 9:27 am

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