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Ajax Link Tracker. Really neat stats tracking/overlay trick. # 30th December 2005, 7:58 pm

Canvas in IE (via) Cunning hack using .htc and VML. # 30th December 2005, 3:39 pm

Get tickets for filming of Jools Holland’s TV show

I was in the audience for “Later” once. I called up the BBC’s ticket office and asked for tickets—they told me there was a year long waiting list. I asked to be put on it anyway, and sure enough just over a year later I got 4 tickets in the mail. Well worth the wait!

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The Dojo Manual (via) Dojo finally gets some really good extensive documentation. # 24th December 2005, 6:21 pm

Chris Shiflett: Google XSS Example (via) UTF-7 is a nasty vector for XSS. # 24th December 2005, 5:21 pm

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speech at the Sierra Club (via) How environmentalism is a form of free market capitalism. # 23rd December 2005, 11:46 pm

Python Creator Guido van Rossum now working at Google. Google are taking dynamic languages really seriously. # 22nd December 2005, 12:04 am

Productivity Arbitrage. Rails goes enterprise. Django gets a mention as well. # 21st December 2005, 7:22 pm

CanvasGraph.js. Uses canvas to draw graphs in JavaScript. It can pull data from HTML tables! # 21st December 2005, 5 pm

Google Zeitgeist: Celebrities. I’m impressed that this is the first I’ve heard of Britney having a baby. # 21st December 2005, 12:48 am

Scoble asks why people preper RoR to ASP.NET... ... and gets 49 detailed replies. # 21st December 2005, 12:23 am

Rails Weenie—find answers to your Ruby on Rails questions. Kind of like a specialized Yahoo! Answers for Ruby on Rails. # 20th December 2005, 3:33 pm

reflection.js demo. iChat AV style reflections with the canvas element. # 19th December 2005, 4:16 pm

gathering the troops (via) danah on Yahoo!’s progressing cultural shift. # 18th December 2005, 11:14 pm

The departure of the hyper-enthusiasts. Bruce Eckel on Java, Ruby, Python, Rails and more. # 18th December 2005, 9:25 pm

Surfin’ Safari: SVG Has Landed. Now in Safari nightly builds. # 18th December 2005, 8:21 pm

BBC News: The Open News Archive (via) 79 news clips for download under the Creative Archive license. # 16th December 2005, 11:43 am

JSON and Yahoo!’s JavaScript APIs

I had the pleasure yesterday of seeing Douglas Crockford speak about JSON, the ultra-simple data interchange format he has been promoting as an alternative to XML. JSON is a subset of JavaScript, based around that language’s array, string and object literal syntax.

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Using JSON with Yahoo! Web Services (via) No more cross-domain script access problems. # 15th December 2005, 11:53 pm

Microsoft Team RSS Blog : Icons: It’s still orange. MS are adapting the Mozilla RSS/Atom icon. Excellent. # 15th December 2005, 7:39 am

Rubyless Ruby. sh + curl + awk + # 15th December 2005, 6:48 am

Rails 1.0. Congrats to David and the Rails community as a whole. # 14th December 2005, 2:32 am

Django Screencast. Tom Dyson has put together an excellent unofficial Django screencast. # 14th December 2005, 2:28 am

Alexa Web Search Platform. The first search API to come with a visible commercial use price tag? # 13th December 2005, 5:38 pm

Performance Tuning PostgreSQL (via) Anything Frank has to say about PostgreSQL is well worth listening to. # 13th December 2005, 8:11 am

Django performance tips. How Django scales at the Lawrence Journal World. # 13th December 2005, 8:04 am

Django job in Kansas. This is a case study in how to write a great job advert. # 7th December 2005, 9:53 pm

The Japanese game to end all Japanese games. Fighting girls who take pictures of each other’s panties. # 7th December 2005, 9:48 pm

Playing with Django. “For content-heavy websites, Django is likely to require very little business logic, just a solid model and a well-designed set of views.” # 6th December 2005, 6:37 pm