7 -- http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/10/sony-rootkits-and-digital-rights.html
Andy Baio : Sony CD installs DRM rootkit?
malware that hides itself and impossible for almost everyone to remove [via]
Justin Mason : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
Sony's appalling misuse of black-hat techniques to enforce their DRM by hook or by crook, without even an uninstall option
Kayode Okeyode : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
Rod Begbie : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
Sony are now using Windows vulnerabilities to hide DRM software on Windows PCs so that users can't uninstall them. Fuckers.
apathetic : Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
malaclyps : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
n0wak : Mark's Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far
(Tags: Consume! DRM Geekery Media Music Security Software business cluetrain customer-hostile daily drm ethics minilinks music privacy rootkits security software sony via:boingboing web windows)
5 -- http://lesscode.org/2005/10/28/microformats-zen/
Eric Meyer : The Zen of Microformats
Jim Ray : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org]
Justin Mason : The Zen of Microformats [@lesscode.org]
'We all bear the scars of drawn-out battles over edge cases that satisfied someone’s sense of “completeness” or “aesthetics” or “perfection”, but ultimately made the common cases harder and solved no real problem.'
Kayode Okeyode : The Zen of Microformats
"Microformats" are a set of specifications describing interoperable machine formats that work on the web
Simon Willison : The Zen of Microformats
The process is more interesting than the formats themselves.
(Tags: 2read 80-20 code daily design-philosophy lesscode microformats resources software toread via:simonwillison web webdev)
4 -- http://blog.flickr.com/flickrblog/2005/10/your_photos_on_.html
Andy Baio : Flickr adds photo printing!
by mail, or pick them up at your local Target store for one hour printing [via]
Jason Kottke : You can now get prints of your photos from Flickr
You can now get prints of your photos from Flickr (in the US, more locations coming soon). You can also do a bunch of other things, like get books printed, back up your photos to DVD, and get stamps printed.
Jim Ray : Flickr is printing now
I'm simultaneously confused about why people need this and delighted that it now exists. Lots of cool stuff in the works, too.
Simon Willison : Flickr printing now available (US only)
You can also order your photos as stamps!
(Tags: flickr photography via:waferbaby)
3 -- http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/firefox_internet_explorer/
Jeremy Zawodny : Make Firefox Look Like Internet Explorer
if you wanna trick your friends into using a better browser, I guess
Kayode Okeyode : Make Firefox Look Like Internet Explorer
Make Firefox Look Like Internet Explorer
Philippe Janvier : Make Firefox Look Like Internet Explorer
Oui, mais pourquoi ? Peut-être simplement pour démontrer le pouvoir des thèmes et des extensions de Firefox.
(Tags: browsers daily firefox hacks ie internetexplorer links themes web windows)
3 -- http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8214
Jason Kottke : Deciding among competing tasks
How Einstein & Darwin wrote letters, people write email, and birds forage for food may reveal general patterns in how animals decide among competing tasks.
Justin Mason : New Scientist: Email and letter writing share fundamental pattern
easy/urgent questions answered quickly, hard questions wait; this pattern was true for Darwin and Einstein
n0wak : New Scientist - Email and letter writing share fundamental pattern
Truth: "most emails are answered fairly quickly, but a few sit around for a long time, and some sit around for a very long time."
(Tags: Email Psychology correspondence email factoid history letters via:boingboing)
3 -- http://bjfogg.typepad.com/bj_foggs_weblog/2005/10/stealth_mode_is.html
François Nonnenmacher : Stealth mode is overrated
Ross Mayfield : Stealth mode is overrated
So I chose stealth mode. In retrospect, this was my company's first big mistake.
Tom Coates : "In growing my company from a research question to a launched internet service, I've learned an important lesson: Stealth mode is overrated."
My personal opinion is that you need to get your product up to a point where its purpose is well communicated and simple and then get it out in public as quickly as possible so that you can rapidly iterate on top of it...
(Tags: businessmodel entrepreneurship iterative iterativedevelopment productdevelopment startup stealth stealthmode)
3 -- http://akismet.com/
Jeremy Zawodny : Akismet
Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam
Justin Mason : Akismet
Matt "Wordpress" Mullenweg's new commercial anti-comment-spam plugin. very secretive about what algorithms it uses, but I'll guess it's Razor-ish
Kayode Okeyode : Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam
Automattic Kismet (Akismet for short) is a collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging, so you never have to worry about spam again
(Tags: akismet anti-spam blog-spam blogs comment-spam daily links plugins resources spam web wordpress)
2 -- http://www.positioniseverything.net/articles/onetruelayout/
Kayode Okeyode : In search of the One True Layout
In search of the One True Layout
apathetic : In search of the One True Layout
(Tags: (x)html css daily design layout resources standards toread via:webgraphics web webdesign webdev)
2 -- http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2005/10/24.html
François Nonnenmacher : Something Rotten in AdSense
Jeremy Zawodny : Something Rotten in AdSense
Joel looks at click fraud
2 -- http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/index.php?p=2060
Justin Mason : ZDNet: Why you should try VMWare's free virtual machine runtime
a good explanation of where I imagine OSes will be going in the next 5 years, thanks to virtualisation
Rod Begbie : Why you should try VMWare's free virtual machine runtime
I've been gabbling excitedly for the last week to anyone in earshot about what a big deal I think the free VMWare Player is. Here's some more great arguments for it.
(Tags: Geekery computing software via:rod virtualisation vms)
2 -- http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/10/26/what-is-atom.html
Kayode Okeyode : XML.com: What Is Atom
So what are the differences between Atom and RSS? Apart from the process used to build the specification, and the rigor of the documentation, there are two main substantive changes
Philippe Janvier : What Is Atom
"...the Preservation of Metadata and the concept of Constructs".
(Tags: atom daily feeds rss semantics web webdev xml)
2 -- http://www.alvit.de/handbook/
n0wak : Web Developer's Handbook: developing web-sites, exploring own imagination
yoz : Web Developer's Handbook: developing web-sites, exploring own imagination | CSS, Color Tools, SEO, Usability etc.
Tons and tons of good links - mostly on CSS and other visual design stuff, but also some DOM/Ajax stuff, usability and SEO
2 -- http://base.google.com/base/default
François Hodierne : Google Base
what the fuck is this !
Philippe Janvier : Google Base
They want YOU ! :)
2 -- http://battellemedia.com/archives/001971.php
Richard MacManus : John Battelle's Searchblog: GoogleBase: Structured/Vertical/Domain Search Ain't The FreeWeb
"Google could build a killer meta engine over many vertical search engines (including books) if only it was willing to cut revenue sharing deals. Why, I wonder, is the company allergic to this partnering model?"
Ross Mayfield : GoogleBase: Paidweb
Structured/Vertical/Domain Search Ain't The FreeWeb
(Tags: businessmodel google ideas overlay search structure verticalsearch web2.0)
2 -- http://www.pleasuredome.org.uk/mameftpgroup/index.php?full
leonardr : pleasuredome.org.uk - full - the only site you need for MAME torrents
Jeez, why don't I just WRITE THE GAMES MYSELF FROM SCRATCH
yoz : pleasuredome.org.uk - full - the only site you need for MAME torrents
How to download and maintain a complete, updating MAME ROM set using BitTorrent (via kevan)
(Tags: bittorrent bt emulation games piracy retrogaming software)
2 -- http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20051025165105685
Justin Mason : 'Software Patents are Like Smoking', by MySQL's CEO
good essay outlining the reasons MySQL campaign against swpats
malaclyps : Why Software Patents are like Smoking
The CEO of MySQL tries to clear the air.
(Tags: ceo minilinks mysql patents software swpats)
2 -- http://www.tagtagger.com/
Jim Ray : Tag Tagger
Richard MacManus : TagTagger (I love all this web 2.0 humour coming out - great stuff)
"The Web 2.0 powered tagging site that lets you tag - tags."
(Tags: bubble2.0 folksonomy funny ideas web2.0)
2 -- http://www.sixapart.com/about/corner/2005/10/the_ups_downs_o.html
Jim Ray : The Ups & Downs of a Successful Service
Honesty and transparency are great and all, but really, I want them to fix the goddamn servers so my people stop yelling at me
Richard MacManus : Six Apart - Mena's Corner: The Ups & Downs of a Successful Service
Typepad has experienced poor service lately fue to demand
(Tags: business ideas sixapart web2.0 weblogs)
2 -- http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/05/09/con05358.html
Jason Shellen : My Son in Iraq: I Know That it Happened Because I Heard It
malaclyps : Reader Contribution: My Son in Iraq: I Know That it Happened Because I Heard It
2 -- http://interconnected.org/home/2005/10/26/new_puritans_are_the
Kellan : New Puritans, a Hero generation of civic minded shock troops, the Unravelling
Phil Gyford : New puritans are the (26 October 2005, Interconnected)
Matt Webb on the New Puritans being a sign of impending societal collapse (although I lose him a bit towards the end).
(Tags: collapse crisis cycles history matt.webb mattwebb newpuritans puritanism puritans top)
2 -- http://www.hypergene.net/ideas/amazon.html
Jim Ray : Amazoning the news
"We contend that a successful news Web site is a platform that supports social interaction around the story." NOOOOOOOO! Well, ok, but news isn't a "platform."
Tom Coates : Hypergene on "Amazoning the News" - a classic article / presentation / bit of design from 2001 that people really ned to re-examine...
In so many contexts, as navigation and findability emerges as the fundamental challenge for media in the early 21st Century, we need to be re-reading this stuff...
(Tags: amazon design discovery findability informationarchitecture informationseeking journalism media navigation news)
2 -- http://www.motorwaymap.co.uk/
Rod Begbie : Motorway map of England, Scotland and Wales
Nicely done map of the British motorway system in the style of the London Underground map. Not particularly *useful*, but man, is it pretty.
yoz : Motorway map of England, Scotland and Wales
Underground-style map of Britain's motorways
(Tags: Geekery UK geography top transport travel tube uk)
2 -- http://moofx.mad4milk.net/
Joshua Schachter : moo.fx - the next small thing
Philippe Janvier : moo.fx
2 -- http://www.forbes.com/2005/10/18/communication-networks-language-cx_mn_de_comm05land.html
Jason Kottke : Communicating
Forbes has quite a large feature on the subject of communicating, with thoughts from Arthur C. Clarke, Carl Zimmer, Milton Glaser, Jane Goodall, etc. I haven't read any of this yet; it looks sufficiently interesting to get it in magazine form for easier reading.
n0wak : Communicating - Forbes.com
(Tags: Business Culture Design Media Science Web)
2 -- http://accordionguy.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2005/10/27/1325829.html
Andy Baio : Archie goes goth
totally dismal and excellent
Rod Begbie : Archie Goes Goth
"Totally dismal and excellent"
(Tags: Bizarre Funny Media)
2 -- http://sqlitebrowser.sourceforge.net/
Jim Ray : SQLite Database Browser
Cross platform SQLite viewer - sweet
yoz : SQLite Database Browser
"SQLite Database Browser is a freeware, public domain, open source visual tool used to create, design and edit database files compatible with SQLite." (via noidfish)
(Tags: databases linux mac opensource osx programming software sqlite tools windows)
2 -- http://37signals.com/svn/archives2/the_google_web_accelerator_is_back_with_a_vengeance.php
François Nonnenmacher : The Google Web Accelerator is back with a vengeance
Twice as bad, but *poof* disappeared almost instantly
Jeremy Zawodny : The Google Web Accelerator is back with a vengeance
Profanity is a tool reserved for special occasions. This is one such: WHAT THE FUCK!?!
2 -- http://www.siliconbeat.com/entries/2005/10/28/digg_and_you_shall_find_vc_money.html
Richard MacManus : SiliconBeat: Digg, and you shall find VC money
Digg "has just received $2.8 million in venture capital from some big-name investors"
Ross Mayfield : Digg, and you shall find VC money
Digg, the San Francisco start-up that ranks news items by letting people choose which stories they like anywhere on the Web, has just received $2.8 million in venture capital from some big-name investors, including Omidyar Networ
(Tags: aggregation digg ideas omidyar usergenerated vc web2.0)
2 -- http://www.hackdiary.com/archives/000071.html
Rod Begbie : hackdiary: The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails)
This has the potential to be fantastic, and knock IMDB into a cocked-hat for UK telly info.
Simon Willison : The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails)
Matt Biddulph's current project is insanely cool.
(Tags: Geekery Media TV UK)
2 -- http://www.blummy.com/
Kayode Okeyode : blummy - The bookmarklet management bookmarklet
blummy is a tool for quick access to your favorite web services via your bookmark toolbar.
Rod Begbie : blummy - The bookmarklet management bookmarklet
Rather intriguing -- An attractive UI for bookmarklets.
2 -- http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/2005/11/01/ross-doesnt-trust-microsofts-approach-to-web/
Ross Mayfield : Ross doesn’t trust Microsoft’s approach to Web
Scoble (respect) steps up with a thoughtful post on Trust
Simon Willison : Ross doesn’t trust Microsoft’s approach to Web
Scoble nails the reasons smart web developers avoid the MS stack.
(Tags: customerservice marketing microsoft opensource privacy trust web web2.0)
2 -- http://news.com.com/Amazon+beats+VCs+to+the+punch/2100-11398_3-5924417.html?tag=nefd.top
Erik Benson : Some insight into how the Robot Co-op is set up as a company
We like stories about our sites more than stories about our company, but this one is pretty well written.
Richard MacManus : Amazon beats VCs to the punch | CNET News.com
"the arrangement with Amazon.com furnishes Robot Co-Op with a greater degree of latitude than a typical start-up."
(Tags: 43places 43things amazon ideas robotcoop startup venturecapital web2.0)