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links for 2006-05-01

Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents Dinner Hilarious. (YouTube) (tags: video web humor colbert politics)

links for 2006-04-30

Your Tube, Whose Dime? – Forbes.com YouTube bandwidth costs could be as high as $1 million per month. They better start making some money. (tags: youtube business video web article financial) Coca Cola “What Goes Around Comes Around” Brilliantly executed Coke commercial with music by Jack White (YouTube) (tags: video commercial music advertising) Logitech Quickcam […]

links for 2006-04-29

Behavioral Targeting Matures WhitePages.com launches behavioral targeting. I spent countless hours working on this project and I’m thrilled to see it getting positive coverage. (tags: advertising web whitepages search)

How many monkeys does it take to write the web?

Continuing the discussion on social networks and user-contributed content, I started writing this as a comment on Alex’s post but it got long enough I decided to bring it over here as it’s own post… In response to this article about the contributors to Wikipedia, Alex makes the point that Carr’s split of numbskulls vs. […]

links for 2006-04-28

Google’s SketchUp Following the trend of buying and re-releasing for free. (tags: google 3d design architecture) Web 2.0′s numbskull factor Wikipedia isn’t built by thousands of monkeys pounding on keyboards, it’s really just a few smart folk. (tags: web2.0 social people) visual scratch Realtime visualization of audio scratching using Max/MSP and Processing (tags: audio music […]

links for 2006-04-27

Ze Frank – The Show It really is as good as the buzz. A video blog along the lines of a faster, funnier Daily Show. (Quicktime) (tags: video web humor podcast blog news) Coding Horror: Windows Vista: Security Through Endless Warning Dialogs Good commentary on the shortcomings of Vista’s UAP which were first detailed here: […]

How movie-literate are you?

Film writer and critic, Jim Emerson compiled a list of what he considers the 102 most important films to see, in order to have an informed discussion about movies. It’s kind of an elitest mentality to take towards film-criticism, but it’s also a great list with a lot of different films, demonstrating some important landmarks […]

links for 2006-04-26

Wes Anderson American Express Ad (YouTube) (tags: video commercial advertising film humor) Flashmob UF – Bang! Flashmob recreation of the banned Xbox 360 commercial. (YouTube) (tags: humor video flashmob)

D-List Celebrity Sighting

At the Mariners game on Sunday, sitting down the aisle in the same section was Santino Rice from Project Runway. He was pretty easy to spot. For those of you who don’t even know who that is, or even care, just check out this video (YouTube) from VH1′s Best Week Ever, which sums up Santino’s […]

links for 2006-04-23

History of the Netflix Mailers Very interesting look at the kings of direct-mailing. (tags: business design marketing)

links for 2006-04-22

CSS Navigation Techniques (37 entries) Good collection of menus, tabs, nav-bars and other forms of navigation all using CSS (tags: css navigation design web resource) Sketches of Frank Gehry Trailer for a documentary on the architect. (tags: film trailer architecture) Gamera 2006 Trailer (YouTube) (tags: film trailer) Vitamin “A resource for web developers, designers and […]

Happy 500 Posts!

This marks the 500th post on this weblog. It seems fitting that it’s exactly 6 years to the month from when I first started writing this crap on the web. This didn’t really start as a weblog as we now know it, but it still had the same idea. I’ve even still got an old […]

Pumping Iron for the Lord

A few days ago I checked my website stats and noticed that my top referrer was for a body-building site. I couldn’t figure out why in the world I was getting all of these hits. After digging into the lovely ABC Body-Building, I found that on the forum entrance page, one of the main forum […]

How to join the HDR Photography fad

It’s hard to browse Flickr much now without running into a lot of these eerily-lit, surreal, colorful photos. These photos tagged with “HDR” are quite common in Flickr’s daily “interestingness“, and the HDR group pool is seeing a lot of activity. Here are a couple shots I took trying out this new technique: So what […]

Just a short run in Boston

My sister is off and running again, this time in the Boston Marathon. Unlike the NYC Marathon which she ran previously, not just anyone can run this one with a lucky lottery number placement. Sarah’s time was good enough in the NYC Marathon that she got an invite to Boston. That’s right, she didn’t just […]