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[ June 29, 2005 ]

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[ June 28, 2005 ]

My Web 2.0

Flickr just announced Yahoo’s new My Web 2.0. This is Yahoo’s first shot at Social Search. The relevancy of the results is somehow determined by a combination of the standard relevancy algorithms and the preferences of your friends. It should be interesting to see how this develops over the coming weeks.

There’s a blog, too.

Update: Jeremy, Andy, and Matt weighed in with their comments.

Ripoffs Abound

Exhibit A:

  1. Contact Sheet
  2. Pitchfork
  3. Kottke
Now, at least Kottke gave credit to Pitchfork, but I find it to be quite the coincidence that each of the images that these articles are centered around is 200 pixels tall. It seems to me that these articles about Nike ripping off Dischord have themselves ripped off some imagery. Please note that I’m not condoning Nike’s acts; I actually agree with these articles. I just really doubt that they have asked for permission to use these images.

Update: Nike has apologized. I’m impressed.

[ June 27, 2005 ]

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[ June 24, 2005 ]

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Animated ASCII Star Wars

This is impressive! If that link didn’t work for you, open a command prompt or terminal window and type in: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl. And supposedly there are extra features if you visit via IPv6, although I have not confirmed this myself (yet). [via Brad]

BitTorrent is Still the Best

Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, explained recently why Microsoft’s Avalanche isn’t a BitTorrent-killer. In his rather long post, he makes many bold statements. This is my favorite paragraph:

“As you’ve probably figured out by now, I think that paper is complete garbage. Unfortunately it’s actually one of the better academic papers on BitTorrent, because it makes some attempt, however feeble, to do an apples to apples comparison. I’d comment on academic papers more, but generally they’re so bad that evaluating them does little more than go over epistemological problems with their methodology, and is honestly a waste of time.”

BitTorrent will not die any time soon. And with the new trackerless torrents, it is only going to become stronger and faster.

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[ June 9, 2005 ]

Tags Come to Movable Type

Adding to the already excellent collection of Power Tools for Movable Type, the Tags Power Tool was released today. Think Flickr/del.icio.us meets blogs. I expect to see some interesting development coming out of this.

Now Appearing in the Dallas Observer

Thanks to Julie Chadwick of the Dallas Observer, the #1 weekly newspaper in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, this site’s URL made its way onto the most read newspaper page in Dallas, the back page of the Dallas Observer.

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[ June 8, 2005 ]

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No More Zen

It had to be said.

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