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simonwillison tag on a map. Kind of creepy, but also very cool. # 31st August 2006, 4:22 pm

Yahoo! Hack Day is coming. 24 hour outdoor hacking / camping party at Yahoo! US. Wish I could go. # 30th August 2006, 3:54 pm

ZoneTag integration. Awesome S60 phone upload application gets even better. # 30th August 2006, 11:55 am

New Manipulators proposal. Raising forms as exceptions is weird, but actually really clever. # 30th August 2006, 11:32 am

sudo sandwich. xkcd cracks me up. # 30th August 2006, 6:50 am

memcache_engine. A memcached storage engine for MySQL. # 30th August 2006, 6:07 am

FlickrBlog: Geotagging—one day later. Over a million photos geotagged in 24 hours. # 30th August 2006, 5:59 am

Flickr launches geocoding. Really great job—congrats Dan Catt and the rest of the team. # 28th August 2006, 8:46 pm

Next-Gen DVD Support Yanked from 32-Bit Vista. Stuff like this should greatly accelerate the coming DRM backlash. # 25th August 2006, 4:48 pm

The “add a class name” JavaScript widget philosophy. Dustin makes a good argument against it. # 24th August 2006, 10:53 pm

RSS CAPTCHA Prototype. Accessible captchas based on RSS feeds from friends’ sites. # 24th August 2006, 7:01 pm

Blow to inventors as Segway banned (via) Segways banned in the UK! That sucks. # 23rd August 2006, 8:30 pm

Urwid. Text console application library for Python. # 23rd August 2006, 6:36 pm

Hadoop. Open-source Google File System / map-reduce equivalent. Apparently scales amazingly well. # 23rd August 2006, 8:36 am

Web Inspector Gains New Eyes for Metrics, Properties. Debugging in Safari gets better again. Really neat Metrics view. # 22nd August 2006, 12:44 am

TradeMe: Big Fish In A Small Pond. Localization matters. # 21st August 2006, 4:24 pm

GopherNow—Late night food and more. Inspired by # 20th August 2006, 12:35 pm Help me build a list of sites that let you log in with OpenID. # 20th August 2006, 3:14 am

Mapping the Roads, One Off-Ramp at a Time Page. How those GPS mapping trucks work. # 18th August 2006, 9:25 pm

Parsing XML can open network sockets (via) Yikes. Something to bare in mind. # 18th August 2006, 2:27 pm

[xsl] Replace newline characters(\n) with <br>. This is why I’m not a fan of XSLT for templating. # 18th August 2006, 10:26 am

If It’s Not Nailed Down, Steal It. Pattern Matching, S-Expressions, and Domain Specific Languages in Ruby. # 18th August 2006, 10:18 am

DateBocks—Intuitive Date Input Selection. A better version of my better date input script, packaged as a Rails Engine. # 18th August 2006, 10:03 am

The Auto-Admin Ecosystem. Streamlined developer’s roundup of alternatives. # 18th August 2006, 9:51 am

HOWTO: Adding an RSS feed to a Subversion Server. Using post-commit hooks and some Python. # 17th August 2006, 11:17 pm

10 Cool Things About The New Yahoo! Photos. The new Photos interface is a beautiful piece of work. Scott is an absolute wizzard. # 17th August 2006, 11:05 pm

Bradley Horowitz on Interestingness. The concept of user-discovered content is very useful. # 17th August 2006, 9:51 pm

Dapper. Ambitious attempt to make screen scraping available to the masses. # 17th August 2006, 9:10 pm

Bruce Schneier Facts. “SSL is invulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Unless that man is Bruce Schneier.” # 17th August 2006, 2:19 pm