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Tweet Nest
bookmarking mostly to keep a running list of "installation" examples/processes for dotspotting
twitter  install  dotspotting  via:blech  historyboxes  from delicious
december 2010
Facebook Changes Photo Memories to No Longer Show Your Ex-Boyfriends or Ex-Girlfriends
"In response to numerous complaints, Facebook has changed its Photo Memories sidebar module to no longer display friends who a user was formally listed as in a relationship with. The feature shows thumbnails of old photos tagged with friends while a user browse photos, friends, or other sections of the site, but often made users sad by showing them images of their ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends."
facebook  privacy  unfinishedhistory  sadusers  from delicious
december 2010
Archive Fever: a love letter to the post real-time web | mattogle.com
Here's the thing: I agree with the sentiment here -- I drank the kool-aid a long time ago -- but this nonsense about magic infrastructure ponies is just that. Also, WTF does the "real-time" web have to do with anything...
archive  unfinishedhistory  historyboxes  bookmarkingtime  from delicious
december 2010
Spirit of Indiana (Jones) – syncing HTML5 Video with Maps ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
"You can read the current timestamp of a video with video.currentTime and whilst the movie is playing it constantly fires an event called timeupdate. As the event fires a lot we need to throttle it somehow. The trick here is to only take the full seconds and increase a counter when a new second is reached."
maps  video  html5  timeline  from delicious
december 2010
Percona - Documentation - HandlerSocket
"HandlerSocket is a MySQL plugin that implements a NoSQL protocol for MySQL. This allows applications to communicate more directly with MySQL storage engines, without the overhead associated with using SQL. This includes operations such as parsing and optimizing queries, as well as table handling operations (opening, locking, unlocking, closing). As a result, using HandlerSocket can provide much better performance for certain applications that using normal SQL application protocols."
mysql  dotspotting  percona  nosql  from delicious
december 2010
Twitter / Rev Dan Catt: Oooh, nice Guardian Live b ...
"Oooh, nice Guardian Live blogs now have permalinks and use the <time> tag for each blog" -- this is good
guardian  liveblogging  notifications  from delicious
december 2010
Kirk Goldsberry : Research
"I am particularly interested in visualization of geographic information. My publications either investigate theoretical issues relating to depictions of data or they demonstrate the abilities of contemporary geovisualization techniques to enhance our understanding of complex spatial scenarios (e.g. access to nutritious foods in urban areas). " ... how is it that a university professor can know so god damn much about a pile of shitty flash eye-candy and not think to make a fucking RSS feed for their publications?
geo  food  michigan  community  ivorytower  from delicious
december 2010
Design first, cartographic common sense second (on the NYT density maps)
"This is pretty much where it all went wrong. The NYT used census tracts as the regions or containers within which people are found. Unfortunately, tracts are:"
nytimes  visualization  maps  cartography  census  from delicious
december 2010
Lists are here! « The Open Library Blog
"Each item in your list appears as a “seed,” and references all editions of the books tied to that seed.  So, for example, if you added Anna Harriette Leonowens to your list, all of the Open Library records for different editions of her books would tag along with her.  This is great if you wanted to, say, use your list to track edits to records that are of interest to you."
openlibrary  galleries  from delicious
december 2010
Requiring email and passwords for new accounts - Instapaper Blog
"Originally, the rationale behind this was that choosing a password was just a barrier to registration, and since Instapaper isn’t storing any sensitive or valuable data and there’s no reason to share your username publicly, the risks of password-less accounts were too low to matter. But this creates other problems:"
aa:post=timer  aa:ima=link  aa:year=2011  instapaper  dotspotting  community  from delicious
december 2010
Near Future Laboratory » Blog Archive » A Wry Look At Wheels On Luggage
"The idiom “wheels on luggage” has been one we’ve been exploring here, not so much to get the precise history of it (although that is interesting), but because of what it stands for. Change from one set of circumstances to another from which you look back and wonder — how could things have ever been otherwise? Or, because the change is not due to technological innovation (which is what so much is assumed to pivot) but from an innovation that is simple, direct and requires no billion dollar budgets, scores of PowerPoints, workshops galore and team off-sites. I love this kind of change — much more than the technical variety because they remind me that big change can come from small, simple alterations that just make things better." -- also, wheely bags are pure fucking evil
airports  wheelybags  jbleecker  from delicious
december 2010
Two weathertudes – Fagstein
"Apparently the part of the city east of the Olympic Stadium is in winter right now. But the part west of it is still summer." 
maps  geo  google  montreal  voicefromabove  weather  from delicious
december 2010
kewlchops: Clasmic.
"There's an unsurprising tension between corporations and perpetuity, so [in an alternate future where I didn't lose my job and Yahoo! created a new priority for itself as a corporation] we've decided to create The Flickr Foundation*, a DotORG to make new methods of protection, partnership and proliferation to conserve the world's digital commons."
flickr  commons  george  archive  wouldacouldashoulda  from delicious
december 2010
RandomEtc/nodemap - GitHub
"quick map tile renderer for nodejs camp"
maps  geo  node  javascript  from delicious
december 2010
The Canvas Blog - Things we like: Flickr Galleries
"Flickr’s Galleries feature lets people select and arrange other people’s photos into small collections, a way to interpret and connect photos (instead of just uploading them)."
flickr  galleries  from delicious
december 2010
/#! • DéchetsMontréal.ca API
"Kent Mewhort’s DéchetsMontréal.ca service has an undocumented API. Here it is:"
api  garbage  publicservices  montreal  from delicious
december 2010
/#! • The Ville de Montréal has machine-readable data
"In addition to a KML file of work sites from Info-travaux, the city publishes its restaurant infractions in XML! Here is its undocumented API:"
montreal  api  opendata  resto  from delicious
december 2010
notes.husk.org. iamdanw: London tuition fee protest - The Big....
"As Dan Bye said yesterday on Twitter – the only inevitable thing about a kettle is that it boils. And when it does so the photographers and journalists are there to collect the photographs they require. A kind of protest bingo in which they seemingly have to get as many of the following as possible:"
protestbingo  from delicious
december 2010
Geoff: GeoJSON Feature Functions for JavaScript
"Geoff is a collection of JavaScript functions for working with GeoJSON objects. More generally, it's a library that eases the creation and manipulation of geographic geometries, and makes doing some things in Polymaps shockingly easy."
javascript  shawn  geojson  polymaps  from delicious
december 2010
What kind of files can I import? How big can they be? - Google Fusion Tables Help
It's like some kind of kind of weird drinking scale: 100MB of CSV == 100MB of KML == 1MB of XLS
dotspotting  google  from delicious
december 2010
shawnbot/geoff - GitHub
"Geoff is a collection of functions for working with GeoJSON features. Among its many talents: - creating and manipulating GeoJSON features - sorting and aggregating GeoJSON feature properties - manipulating dynamic (but non-destructive) feature collections - augmenting Polymaps with awesome, new capabilities"
geo  javascript  geojson  from delicious
december 2010
freze
"Hey there, you seem to have stumbled across freze. We'll take any* webpage and create an archive of it for you. We will archive the source code of your page, take a screenshot and provide you a short URL for reference."
archive  from delicious
december 2010
cjmartin/NYTimes-Flickr-Tagger - GitHub
"The New York Times Flickr Machine Tagger is a Greasemonkey script which enables easy machine-tagging of Flickr photos with relevant http://data.nytimes.com identifiers." -- see also: http://www.aaronland.info/weblog/2006/02/12/bacon/#flickrtags
flickr  machinetags  nytimes  cjmartin  from delicious
december 2010
http://dev-yves.dyndns.org/legend/page.html
"Python script that processes a mapnik XML file into a legend."
via:tomc  mapnik  from delicious
december 2010
Darin London / Google-Spreadsheet-Agent - search.cpan.org
" Google::Spreadsheet::Agent is a framework for creating massively distributed pipeline across many different servers, each using the same google spreadsheet as a  control panel.  It is extensible, and flexible.  It doesnt specify what  goals any pipeline should be working towards, or which goals are prerequisites  for other goals, but it does provide logic for easily defining these relationships  based on your own needs.  It does this by providing a subsumption architecture,  whereby many small, highly focused agents are written to perform specific goals,  and also know what resources they require to perform them.  Agents can be coded to  subsume other agents upon successful completion.  In addition, it is  designed from the beginning to support the creation of simple human-computational workflows." -- terrifying and intriguing
dotspotting  spreadsheets  google  api  whosonfirst  perl  from delicious
december 2010
The 20x200 Blog: Taking a Closer Look at Paula Scher's The World
"When you order one of the 11"x14" ($50) prints (1 of 16 panels), you will receive one of the sixteen panels above. Below, you can find detailed views of all of the panels. Panels will be shipped to collectors at random but duplicate panels will not be sent within the same print order. There is a limit of five panels per order."
printmaking  maps  20x200  from delicious
december 2010
Karl Dubost - Using Unicode Characters In The Bookmarks Bar
"I was wondering if I could use funkier Unicode characters in my bookmarks bar as visual cues of my bookmarks. So I changed what was once text by one single character. It is more compact. We will see if it's useful. I ♥ Unicode."
karlcow  unicode  from delicious
december 2010
Android Developers Blog: Saving Data Safely
"If you just use SharedPreferences or SQLite, you can relax, because we’ve made sure they Do The Right Thing about buffering. But if you have your own on-disk format, keep in mind that your data doesn't actually consistently reach the flash chip when you write() it or even when you close() it. There are several layers of buffering between you and the hardware! And because of ext4 buffering policy, any POSIX guarantees that you thought you had before (but actually didn't), you especially don't have now."
android  mobile  java  ramspace  from delicious
december 2010
Open Rinks
"The city provides data on the conditions and locations of rinks. The data, however, is not accessible in a machine-readable format. The conditions data is in PDFs, which are difficult to scrape. If the layout of the PDFs were to change, Patiner Montréal's scripts would fail to scrape the data. The locations data is written in poorly-formatted HTML, making it especially difficult to scrape. The city should publish its data in an open format to make it easy to use it. Visit Montréal Ouvert to get involved. "
hocket  montreal  opendata  from delicious
december 2010
Network&Society
"Given a geographical area and some measure of the strength of links between its inhabitants, we show how to partition the area into smaller, non-overlapping regions while minimizing the disruption to each person’s links. We tested our method on the largest non-Internet human network, inferred from a large telecommunications database in Great Britain. Our partitioning algorithm yields geographically cohesive regions that correspond remarkably well with administrative regions, while unveiling unexpected spatial structures that had previously only been hypothesized in the literature."
maps  geo  prettymaps  whosonfirst  telephone  network  from delicious
december 2010
Beyond the PDF
"The goal of this workshop is not to produce a white paper! Rather it is to identify a set of requirements, and a group of willing participants to develop open source code to accelerate knowledge sharing. Our starting point, and the only prerequisite to participating, is the belief that we need to move Beyond the PDF.<br />
Specifically, we think that better integration between the research paper and research data is imperative - see our papers for more details on this thinking, and please add your own so we know your thoughts! "
via:jowalsh  science  sandiego  workshop  unfinishedhistory  papernet  from delicious
december 2010
www.adambarth.com/experimental/websocket.pdf
"Browsers limit how web sites can access the network.Historically, the web platform has limited web sites to HTTP,but HTTP is inefficient for a number of applications—includingchat and multiplayer games—for which raw socket access is moreappropriate. Java, Flash Player, and HTML5 provide socket APIsto web sites, but we discover and experimentally verify attacksthat exploit the interaction between these APIs and transparentproxies. Our attacks poison the proxy’s cache, causing all clientsof the proxy to receive malicious content supplied by the attacker.We then propose a revised version of the HTML5 WebSockethandshake that resists these (and other) attacks."
aa:post=likeadog  aa:ima=link  aa:year=2011  security  websockets  html5  proxies  network  from delicious
december 2010
Code as Craft » Tracking Every Release
"These tools highlight the good events along with the bad. Ian Malpass, who works on our customer support tools, uses Graphite to monitor the number of new posts written in our forums, where Etsy members discuss selling, share tips, report bugs, and ask for help. When we correlate these with deploys, you can see the flurry of excitement in our forums after one of our recent product launches." -- this is good
etsy  capacityplanning  graphite  visualization  from delicious
december 2010
UpdateJSON - Solr Wiki
direct import/ingest of json in to solr
solr  json  dotspotting  search  from delicious
december 2010
Voronoi Tessellation
"This algorithm is described as a plane sweep algorithm. Fortune’s Algorithm maintains both a sweep line (in red) and a beach line (in black) which move through the plane as the algorithm progresses."
mathshapes  voronoi  from delicious
december 2010
Havasu – Projects - BERG
"Havasu is a material exploration of conversational user interfaces. The goal of the project was to explore ways of interacting that aren’t menus or GUIs; manners of interaction more like dialogue, or polite listening, facilitated by agents or AIs that are could not really be called “smart”. It’s very much in line with the notions of “Fractional AI” and “BASAAP” that we’ve been interested in."
berg  magicwords  from delicious
december 2010
The everlasting permalink | Info | guardian.co.uk
"The redirector is just a small piece of Javascript that sits on the page and automatically redirects old links to our new urls. Our aim at the Guardian is to have permanent, predictable URLs for all of our content – the redirector takes the idea a little further, transcending the awful evil of machine-generated identifiers for comments (which inevitably change as you migrate from one commenting platform to another), and making sure you actually get taken to the right part of the page itself: the comment you were originally looking for."
guardian  permalinks  unfinishedhistory  from delicious
december 2010
Finding Tweets about Places | dev.twitter.com
"You can search for Tweets about places using the place operator of the Search API. The place operator supports both Twitter place IDs and IDs from the providers listed in table later on this page. The data set aliases exist to allow you to use the existing place information of your preferred provider. We want you to be able to use your existing datasets and get full benefit of the Twitter Place Search without having to learn Twitter’s own place ID scheme."
enplacification  twitter  concordance  api  places  namingthings  machinetags  from delicious
december 2010
Finding Tweets about Places - Twitter Development Talk | Google Groups
"To make it easy for you to use the large data set, we’re using an index that combines the IDs across different partners into one. This means you can use the IDs from your preferred partner’s dataset when using Twitter Search to find Tweets about a specific place." -- twitter discovers the joy of enplacification (a day or two late ;-)
enplacification  twitter  whosonfirst  namingthings  concordance  machinetags  from delicious
december 2010
Customize Your Gift Wrap With Tweets
"This isn’t the first social media or tech-related attempt at sprucing up holiday wrapping paper — just days ago, we learned about QRAPPING PAPER, wrapping paper printed with QR codes that can help pull up holiday-themed YouTube videos. One can only wonder what might be next." ... surely, this is a sign of the end of days
papernet  twitter  barcode  qr  from delicious
december 2010
Gamasutra - News - U.S. Air Force Creates Powerful Supercomputer Out Of PS3s
"...five to 10 percent of an equivalent system built entirely with off-the-shelf computer parts. It will also consume one-tenth the power of other comparably powered supercomputers."
from delicious
december 2010
Thunderbird conversations - GMail-Conversation-View - GitHub
"Thunderbird Conversations is a Thunderbird extension which, as the name implies, enables a conversation view in your Thunderbird. Notable features include:" -- thunderbird 3.3 (which is still alpha) only
email  thunderbird  design  from delicious
december 2010
Open Provenance Model Vocabulary Specification
"OPMV, the Open Provenance Model Vocabulary, provides terms to enable practitioners of data publishing to publish their data responsibly."
semweb  via:mia  unfinishedhistory  readme  from delicious
december 2010
tag(1): del.icio.us-style file tagging | blueslugs.com
"I’ve been using the social bookmarking service, del.icio.us, for a while now, and have watched similar tagging features move from site to site as a flexible way to lightly categorize various resources: bookmarks, blog posting, photos, etc. It’s therefore a little strange that no one has written a simple utility to give you similar category construction capabilities on your typical Unix-like file system. In this post, I propose a simple, portable design, contrast my design choices against some other possibilities, and then provide an initial implementation of that design in Perl."
tagging  delicious  from delicious
december 2010
Broofa.com » Blog Archive » Javascript UUID Function
"The more correct solution is to do what Math.uuid.js does – create “version 4″ ids, which are defined as randomly generated (see RFC 4122, section 4.4). This avoids making an unfulfilled promise of universal uniqueness, while allowing for much simpler code. Also, in javascript where Math.random() has to be used for UUID generation, the theoretical uniqueness of these ids is better than version 1 implementations since all 122 bits of field data are randomly generated. That makes for a staggering 5.3 x 10^^36 possible ids. If every person on the planet filled up a terabyte hard drive with nothing but random UUIDs, there would only be a one in 7 trillion chance that two of the UUIDs would be the same. That’s the theory."
javascript  uuid  from delicious
december 2010
Commit ba1d389e6ab1c8cca04e23c26f39977bd8bf64dc to mncaudill's flickr-machinetag-geo - GitHub
"Added 'set location'" -- nolan's enplacification bookmarklet now calls flickr.photos.geo.setLocation to you know ... geotag your photos!
flickr  api  machinetags  enplacification  from delicious
december 2010
Wikileaks and the Long Haul « Clay Shirky
"In the short haul, though, Wikileaks is our Amsterdam. Whatever restrictions we eventually end up enacting, we need to keep Wikileaks alive today, while we work through the process democracies always go through to react to change. "
readme  shirky  wikileaks  cablegate  government  community  from delicious
december 2010
Not such wicked leaks | Presseurop – English
"I once had occasion to observe that technology now advances crabwise, i.e. backwards. A century after the wireless telegraph revolutionised communications, the Internet has re-established a telegraph that runs on (telephone) wires. (Analog) video cassettes enabled film buffs to peruse a movie frame by frame, by fast-forwarding and rewinding to lay bare all the secrets of the editing process, but (digital) CDs now only allow us quantum leaps from one chapter to another. High-speed trains take us from Rome to Milan in three hours, but flying there, if you include transfers to and from the airports, takes three and a half hours. So it wouldn’t be extraordinary if politics and communications technologies were to revert to the horse-drawn carriage."
aa:post=quantified  aa:ima=link  aa:year=2013  wikileaks  eco  cablegate  realpolitik  surveillance  unfinishedhistory  from delicious
december 2010
Environment tags, machine tags and device classifications | pachube.community
"Machine tags, in conjunction with Pachube’s advanced api keys, will enable devices (a) to tell other devices what they are capable of; (b) search for devices that are capable of useful (and perhaps reciprocal) functionality; and (c) enable context-specific access by other devices to their own functionality." ... how on earth did I miss this?
machinetags  pachube  sensorworld  from delicious
december 2010
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