Facebook-style dialog boxes - use an image, div or remote page. Built on jQuery
Detailed walkthrough of building your first app
Tivo now uses XMPP to update its boxes rather than polling every 15 mins
Delicious looking locality info site. Evolved from ChicagoCrime.org
Free (CC Attribution licence) web service for postcode lookups. Lat/Lng results in JSON.
Scroll to a specified position within a scrollable block
Web-based with a free plan
Contacts/Calendar syncing across virtually everything
Berlin, 2-4 September
recovering from brain freeze after eating wasabi peas
Murky owners, murky terms and conditions
MySQL tool for Mac
PHP microformats parser
Using Solr with Ruby
Using memcache with Rails
Snippets site, with download bundle for easy adding to Textmate
Unix system management and monitoring. Is used by some Railsers to restart naughty Mongrels
Documentation for Userplane’s Webmessenger
Moist in anticipation of my new work iMac which UPS say is “out for delivery”
The MacHeist bundle is now fully unlocked I see. Tremendous value for around £25.
That’s read AND write
Light-weight persistent queue server that speaks the MemCache protocol. It was built to drive Twitter’s backend, and is in production across Twitter’s cluster.
Personality matcher dating site
Bringing together lots of fun stuff in one place
Markus Frind interviewed in the NYT
Write OO JS with design patterns like decorators and facades
Tip for rewriting URLs to CSS/JS to promote client-side caching
Includes links to useful jQuery plug-ins
Downloadable tumblelog engine in PHP/MySQL
Quirky way to hire office help
52% of people who shop online do product research at Amazon.com - via the comments
Just played Pearl Jam’s Even Flow on Guitar Hero 3. Worth the price of the game on its own. The hairs on my neck are still tingling!
In a car.
Reading Tim’s tweet about being bored of reading other tweets while in a car.
London-based UX agency. Worked with the Guardian, EasyJet and others
Currently in alpha but looks fun to use
Lightbox JSON web app server framework, built on Ruby
Create secure vaults, USB sticks and external drives
Works just like del.icio.us’s tag suggester, over Ajax or pre-determined
Common placing of elements on popular media sites
Hpricot-based Ruby Microformats parser
Ruby-based monitoring framework - alternative to Monit
Guide to jailbreaking the iPod Touch