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 […]

Pakistan creates a denial of service on itself

Wow. Saw this note about Pakistan removed from internet at Techmeme. Here’s an amazing sentence from the article: “The leadership of Pakistan just created a massive Denial of Service on their own country.” RTWT