Jacob Kaplan-Moss

44 items tagged “web”

📌 You probably don’t need a single-page application

Ignore the clickbait headline. This is a really solid breakdown of the cases where SPAs make sense, and where a more traditional (or hybrid) architecture would be a better choice. #

📌 Shiny #
📌 The Cicada Principle and Why It Matters to Web Designers » HTML & CSS, Layout » Design Festival

Whoa. #

📌 The League of Moveable Type

Really great free-as-in-speech fonts. #

📌 Web Application Exploits and Defenses

This should be required reading for web developers. Kudos to Google for putting this out. #

📌 How Alan Turing Finally Got a Posthumous Apology - O'Reilly Radar

A fantastic, inspiring story. When this “Internet” thing works, it’s pretty awesome. #

📌 MySpace cyber-bullying conviction tentatively dismissed - Los Angeles Times

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! #

📌 Cheap, Easy Audio Transcription with Mechanical Turk - Waxy.org

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! #

📌 Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky

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.” #

📌 rnk's django-media-bundler at master - GitHub

Looks like this is the best media bundling Django app out there. Bundles and minimizes JavaScript and CSS, and also combines images into sprites, generating the CSS rules for using those sprites. #

📌 Modista: browse for shoes and handbags by visual similarity

Awesome interface for online browsing. #

📌 It Died

Fucked Company for the Web 2.0 vintage. #

📌 The Cartoon Lounge: Online Only: The New Yorker

New Yorker vs XKCD. As you might expect, XKCD wins hands-down, mostly for the final cartoon. #

📌 djangopony - Magic that can't be removed.

I literally laughed so hard I nearly fell out of my chair. #

📌 Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project

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. #

📌 …if any? » Minimalism Revisited Theme

Nice looking minimal theme. However, like most WP themes, there’s no license. Ugh. #

📌 Zookeepr | Main / HomePage browse

A conference management package developed by LCA. #

📌 Derek Powazek - 10 Ways Newspapers Can Improve Comments

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. #

📌 Ian Bicking: a blog :: Prism

“If you hate the web [...] I don’t want anything to do with you.” Word. #

📌 nextthing.org » robots.txt Adventure #
📌 Times to End Charges on Web Site - New York Times

The Times finally gets a clue. Welcome to the real Internet, folks. #

📌 Amazon.com Startup Project / Startup Challenge

Looks like Amazon’s trying out the YC model. Interesting, if a bit limited in scope. #

📌 WeNeither: Positive Negative Dating

“Meet people you like through things you don’t.” A cute twist on the dating site. #

📌 Leaflets: iPhone apps that grow on you.

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. #

📌 Now with Django powered goodness!

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.” #

📌 Wikipedia: Site internals, configuration, code examples and management issues (PDF)

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 Monitoring System

“Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids.” #

📌 Wednesday: Introducing http:BL | Five Days of Announcements | Project Honey Pot

This could be a game-changer for comment spam prevention. #

📌 Varnish - Trac

“Varnish is a state-of-the-art, high-performance HTTP accelerator.” #

📌 Ask Reddit: How did you end up using Django? (reddit.com)

A good collection of stories from Django users. Gives me the warm fuzzies :) #