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My impressions of the iMac G5. Russell Beattie entertains. # 31st August 2004, 9:52 pm

Creating Rich Applications with Mozilla, XUL, and AMP Technology (via) Slideshow in XUL: Mozilla browser required. # 31st August 2004, 3:59 pm

XML-RPC in JavaScript. Opens up some interesting remote scripting possibilities. # 31st August 2004, 3:58 pm

Perl state machine to scrape HTML. Great working example of a state machine in action. # 31st August 2004, 3:57 pm

State Machines. Eric Dobbs’ extensive series on state machines. # 31st August 2004, 3:56 pm

Embittered generals. Daniel Glazman on innovation outside the W3C. # 31st August 2004, 3:40 pm

Unleashing memes with Context Specific Mirroring. Ben Hammersley suggests an Atom-to-webform bridge for popular sites. # 31st August 2004, 3:04 pm

Candygram (via) Erlang concurrency primitives in Python. May hurt your brain. # 31st August 2004, 6:32 am

Garden State—Zach Braff Blog. Another celebrity blog. I thoroughly enjoyed this film over the weekend. # 31st August 2004, 6:31 am

Keith Devens: Testing PRG. The POST-redirect-GET pattern for avoiding form resubmissions. # 31st August 2004, 6:30 am

Sub Pop Records: The Postal Service. Includes a great streaming video of a live performance at a radio station. # 31st August 2004, 6:21 am

A Business Information Publication Standard and Google’s Power to Make It Happen. Sigh. Another piece of robots.txt style namespace pollution. # 31st August 2004, 6:20 am

Clueless newbie award: Scott Sassa of Friendster. Commentary on the Friendster firing fuck up. # 31st August 2004, 6:19 am

Shitcanned (via) I just cancelled my Friendster account. # 31st August 2004, 6:19 am

Alex Halavais: The Isuzu Experiment (via) 13 deliberate errors introduced to Wikipedia; every single one spotted within hours. # 31st August 2004, 2:50 am

HTMLoverlays. Mozilla’s XUL overlays come to HTML. # 30th August 2004, 8:48 pm

My photos of squirrels. I like squirrels, and I’ve started playing with Flickr. # 30th August 2004, 4:29 pm

Vulnerabilities in PuTTY and PSCP (via) They’ve been fixed in 0.55—time to upgrade. # 29th August 2004, 6:07 pm

Eleven SSH Tricks (via) SSH is the geek’s swiss army knife. # 29th August 2004, 6:06 pm

GmailFS. Python strikes again: FUSE + libgmail = Gmail Filesystem # 29th August 2004, 5:41 pm on how much RSS sucks? (via) This had me scratching my head. # 28th August 2004, 12:01 am

Half-Life 2 Pre-Loading Begins (via) were working on this kind of thing when I worked there, but never really got anywhere with it. # 27th August 2004, 2:52 pm

The Top Ten Subversion Tips for CVS Users. I’m getting in to the Subversion vibe. # 27th August 2004, 1:56 am

Roger Avary: It’s bogus (via) More on the fake Tarantino blog. # 26th August 2004, 8:06 pm

Tarantino’s ’Casino’ Blog a Hoax (via) If it’s a hoax, it’s a damn good one. # 26th August 2004, 8:04 pm

QT’s Diary (via) Yes, it really is Quentin Tarantino, and he really has a blog. # 26th August 2004, 6:35 am