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)