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Self Promo, Web 2.0 style, meets a book launch

Hilarious. [via Matt Yglesias] Direct YouTube link.

Apple Color Picker Hex

Apple Color Picker Hex

Apparently there’s a downloadable addition to the Mac OS color picker that’ll let you work with colors in HEX (essential for web work), according to this article on the Mac OS color picker. Just installed it. You can grab hex colors after you sample using the magnifying glass, or type in hex and see the […]

Freedom: Shut off the internet for a time

Freedom: A little shareware app for Mac OS that will shut off your network (read: internet) access for any time between 5 minutes to 8 hours. And once it’s off, the only way to get internet access back again is to restart the computer. Have downloaded it and tried it (briefly) on the laptop and […]

A search inside Das Kapital for the phrase "owners of capital": 0 results.

Das Kapitalizt Snopsen Leichtgläubig Sitz im lieben

Got this anachronistic quote in email from my brother, who works in financial realms. It was forwarded to him from someone else, and he passed it onto me. And so, I pass it onto you (with comments): “Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and […]

The man speaks truth

What I’m most looking forward to after the election I will finally get my brain back. It’s been extremely difficult for me to focus on anything but the election since about midway through September, which has not been a good thing; I admit I’ve been one of those people who has been refreshing FiveThirtyEight.com like […]

Change dot gov

The transition website is up. I love the domain name. The cool thing about the dot-gov upper level domain is that there are a lot of cool names available (unlike, say, dot-com names). I visited the site yesterday, encountered password protection. Earlier saw a pretty rudimentary coming soon. But it’s now here. I’m tickled by […]

Twitter your vote

How’s voting in your area? Use Twitter to report in. Details in this movie, and for more go to TwitterVoteReport.com.

YouTube/Viacom: Gotta problem with copyright? Give me all your viewer data.

Surreal. Google and Viacom have a fight over videos. Legal upshot: Google is supposed to hand over viewer log details The viewing log, which will be handed to Viacom, contains the log-in ID of users, the computer IP address (online identifier) and video clip details. I’m trying to follow the logic of this, and I […]

Design Patterns for Info Design

For your inner UI Geek: Information Design Patterns. Christian Behrens posts his master’s thesis (interface design) online in a flash interface, so you can browse and explore all the permutations.

CAPTCHA gotchas

It must be CAPTCHA day or something. CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart. I keep seeing Captcha stories. Uh oh. captchas aren’t working as well anymore (as if they work well to begin with). “CAPTCHA doesn’t keep hackers out, but does hamper real live humans.” Top 10 worst […]