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March 31, 2007
Disney's Tower of Terror modeled in Half-Life 2 (paging Cory Doctorow!)
Techcrunch acquires FuckedCompany (hedging bets by covering both the rise and fall of startups; if it's an April 1 joke, it really shouldn't be)
I Saw You (comics based on Craigslist Missed Connections postings)
Software Development as a Collaborative Game (great links in that entry)
March 30, 2007 hits the front page of the SF Chronicle (watching the cam right now is very meta, as he walks around SF with people recognizing him)
March 29, 2007
All (known) Bodies in the Solar System Larger than 200 Miles in Diameter (like the MegaPenny Project for celestial bodies)
Cory Doctorow's xkcd cosplay at ETech (in case you missed the reference)
March 28, 2007
Lonelygirl15 hawks gum ("Whoa, it's sour."; David Lynch responds)
March 26, 2007
Six Freakiest Children's TV Rock Bands (related: Wikipedia's List of fictional music groups)
March 23, 2007
Desktop Tower Defense (as addictive as everyone says, much more arcade than RTS; impressive run)
This American Life's first TV episode in its entirety (yay! plus, the newly redesigned TAL website) [via]
Playing from the Other Side: the Discomfort of Militainment Avatars (great stuff, including an Iraq vet who refuses to play for the insurgents and an insane FPS published by Hezbollah)
March 22, 2007
The 'I Heart Huckabees' Outtakes (David O. Russell and Lily Tomlin go completely unhinged; NSFW language)
March 21, 2007
Video: Indian Thriller (new to me!) [via]
Understanding Avatars in Games and Social Media (great reading with many visual examples; Gordon's been on a tear post-SXSW)
March 20, 2007
Techno Tuesday (very odd weekly comic about technology) [via]
Letterhead Fonts embrace DRM with disastrous results (the foundry that made the logotype goes to the dark side)
Video: Chris Ware animation for Showtime's This American Life (wonderful story about how make-believe cameras changed an elementary school playground) [via]
A Conversation at the Grownup Table, as Imagined at the Kids' Table ("Pass the wine, please. I want to become crazy.") [via]
March 19, 2007
Handy list of TLD meanings, prices, and registrars (correction: Thailand charges 2505 Baht for .th domains, not USD) [via]
Khoi Vinh's "Grids are Good" presentation and slides (however you feel about his design, this is a must-read)
March 18, 2007
Twittervision (capturing the Twitter zeitgeist on a map) [via]
Last episode of Ze Frank's The Show (what a difference a year makes)
March 16, 2007
Delutube, the Deleted YouTube Video Viewer (deleted videos apparently remain on YouTube servers, for the moment) [via]
xkcd creator's laptop stolen (including the originals for the last three months of comics)
How Zug Hacked the Super Bowl (John Hargrave and Rob Cockerham are my idols; unfortunately, unreadable) [via]
Wired redesigned (with a Veen-like gallery into their past designs)
Accordion Hero II (needs more Yankovic) [via]
American Idol covers Modest Mouse in a Mustang ad (or: The Day The Music Died)
March 15, 2007
Homebrew text adventures on the DS (with game saving and handwriting recognition!) [via]
March 14, 2007
DMCA Abuser Apologizes for Takedown Campaign (the apology video is enjoyable; here's hoping he disappears for a while)
Girl Talk, DJ Drama, and mashups discussed on floor of Congress (Congressman Doyle rocks the House) [via]
Flickr launches collections (sets-of-sets has the community's biggest feature request for years)
Notes from Will Wright's SXSW keynote (one of the best talks I've ever seen)
March 11, 2007
Lily Allen's "Smile" recorded in Simlish (the nonsense language spoken in The Sims)
Yeeaahh! (Khoi Vinh redesigns Yahoo in his distinctive style)
March 10, 2007
Tom Wilson's Big Pop Fun (Biff from "Back to the Future" now does pop art paintings)
Searchable SXSW Interactive 2007 schedule (much, much better)
xkcd on a new Captcha approach (bots: no lying)
March 8, 2007
Waxy and go to SXSW Interactive (if you're going, come to the Yahoo! BarTab party and say hi)
Top 100 most-viewed pages on Wikipedia (funny to see Heroes, Lost, and the Battle of Thermopylae appear; the latter because of 300)
Khoi Vinh, Zeldman, and Greg Storey join the Deck (yay! three of my all-time favs join the little ad network that could)
This American Life's Ira Glass on storytelling (with tips specifically for vlogs, but applies to anyone who does presentations of any kind)
Yahoo! Answers adds friend network (seeing questions and answers from friends is wonderful, but there's no way to search for people)
Apple: America's best retailer (history of the Apple stores, and the fun factoid that Apple makes more per square foot than Tiffany's)
CrunchGear reviews Project Epoc (controlling games with your thoughts, for real)
Scribd, like YouTube for documents (Jason Scott, who runs a massive document archive himself, comments on the ethics of Scribd)
March 7, 2007
Video: Hands-on demo for Little Big Planet for the PS3 (don't miss this; deeply innovative and quirky toy/game, possibly worth buying a PS3 for) [via]
Details on PS3 Home, their MMO world with media sharing (watch the video; I'm looking forward to communal viewings of bootleg TV shows)
Zelda Music of Golden Proportions (what do the Legend of Zelda theme and the Fibonacci sequence have in common?)
Matt Haughey interviews Mythbusters' Adam Savage (an interesting glimpse into how Ask Metafilter influenced Mythbusters in their upcoming episode)
March 6, 2007
The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids (it's amazing how something can make so much sense, but feel so wrong) [via]
Ex-Google Answers researchers launch Q&A site (including 9 of the top 12 most prolific answerers)
March 5, 2007
Items on that you cannot (or at least should not) buy (dark, unswept corners of a giant store)
Fawlty Towers map in Counter-Strike (the lobby looks perfect, down to the moose head) [via]
Silent Air Guitar Challenge Deathmatch (if Micki Krimmel's Smells Like Vlog Spirit doesn't win, something's wrong with this world)
How the world really shapes up (cartogram maps with countries distorted to reflect certain statistics)
March 3, 2007
Cisco buys (I don't get it, and nobody else does either) [via]
March 1, 2007
Video: Here Come the Emos (North Dakota local news hilariously takes online emo parodies seriously)
Bizarre Virus Threatens to Kill File-Sharers (might be worth it just to hear a "song about fish-shaped pancakes stuffed with jam")