Activity tagged “web”
Really great free-as-in-speech fonts.
This should be required reading for web developers. Kudos to Google for putting this out.
A fantastic, inspiring story. When this “Internet” thing works, it's pretty awesome.
The cyber-bullying aspect of this case is utterly un-interesting to me. However, the ruling contains this tidbit: Judge Wu finds that violating a site's terms of service cannot be considered a crime. Big news for anyone doing data scraping!
Use MT to get audio transcribed at 1/10th of the usual cost. I'm going to give this a shot with the video of my PyCon tutorial, with an eye towards getting all of the PyCon 2009 video transcribed. Wish me luck!
If you work in or around journalism, you need to read this essay. Every word. “Round and round this goes, with the people committed to saving newspapers demanding to know “If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?” To which the answer is: Nothing. Nothing will work. There is no general model for newspapers to replace the one the internet just broke.”
Fucked Company for the Web 2.0 vintage.
New Yorker vs XKCD. As you might expect, XKCD wins hands-down, mostly for the final cartoon.
I literally laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my chair.
I suspect that many years from now we'll refer to late 2008 as the start of “Browser Wars II”. That said, this looks pretty fucking sweet.
Nice looking minimal theme. However, like most WP themes, there's no license. Ugh.
A conference management package developed by LCA.
Funny; we did at least 8/10 of these from day 1 of comments on the J-W. Didn't realize these rules were so revolutionary.
“If you hate the web […] I don’t want anything to do with you.” Word.
The Times finally gets a clue. Welcome to the real Internet, folks.
Looks like Amazon's trying out the YC model. Interesting, if a bit limited in scope.
“Meet people you like through things you don't.” A cute twist on the dating site.
BlueFlavor's cool new set of iPhone web apps. I've been using the semi-private beta since I got my phone (thanks, Jeff!) and it rocks. GO check it out.
Antonio on Django/Tabblo: “the HP folks doing diligence on us started by asking why we had not chosen Ruby on Rails and came out the other end incredibly impressed with our Django choice.”
Loads of information about the tech behind Wikipedia. I've become convinced that the only sane way to design scalable systems is by studying the trials and tribulations of others.
“Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids.”
This could be a game-changer for comment spam prevention.
“Varnish is a state-of-the-art, high-performance HTTP accelerator.”
A good collection of stories from Django users. Gives me the warm fuzzies :)
Lucene as a search server. XML/JSON APIs, web administration interface. Java servlets (yech), but probably a lot easier than PyLucene.
If he's right, I think we're spending far to little on Ellington.
Nifty font utility for browsers
Mike's spin on database journalism. It's a great look at the same stuff Adrian's been talking about the the point of view of a (mostly) non-geek. Why can't all our clients be this cool?
Nabu is a simple framework that extracts chunks of various types of information from documents written in simple text files (written with reStructuredText conventions) and that stores this information (including the document) in a remote database for late
Our publishing system — built on Django — grows a web site of its very own.
Ask MeFi is in trouble…
We got linked to by Drudge today and didn't handle it very well. This should help.
What does “web scale” mean, anyway?
Secret W3C member lists? Anonymous holds? What is this, the Senate?
The history and future of Python web development. A talk given at PyCon Argentina and PyCon Brazil, 2009.
What happened to the web standards descriptivists?
A general impression of how CouchDB fits into the big picture of the Web.