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Shizzow featured on ProgrammableWeb

My Portland-area friends at Shizzow just got written up on ProgrammableWeb. They’ve just completed their big public launch, and will be lurking about at SXSW. If you’re going to be there, look up their whereabouts on their app, wander by, and say hello.

Videos posted from GC Summit 2009

Curtis Chen of Team Snout has posted his recordings of the talks given at Game Control Summit 2009.

Favorite t-shirt series: Pi aren’t square

Pi aren’t square, they’re awesome! Better than awesome—pimp, even! You can get this yourself an instance of this t-shirt and many other hilarious shirts from T-Shirt Hell. (WARNING: If you’re easily offended, you seriously don’t even want to look—they’re as irreverent as it gets.) There are not many of their shirts that I, personally, would [...]

Speaking of Freebase and Sunlight Labs…

A colleague of mine mentioned a post by a UC Berkeley professor, Raymond Yee where he illustrates for students of his Mixing and Remixing Information course how he brainstorms and develops ideas for his mash-up projects. It’s interesting to me that his post covers two topics that I’ve spent time talking about here: Freebase and [...] application contest

Group scheduling tool has announced an app design competition for applications built on their API. The winner gets a week in Zurich.  

Favorite t-shirt series: MS Intern Game 2008

I’m exploring tweaking the rules that I’ve established for my t-shirt series. The funny thing is that I probably don’t even have to mention this, because I think I’m the only person that would even realize that I’m breaking any rules. When I came up with this idea, I was going to wear a different [...]

Sunlight Foundation seeks volunteers to open state legislative data

You’ve all heard me say before that every web site benefits from a data API. A corollary to that claim is that every site’s users benefit from a data API, and there are few domains where that corollary  applies more than in Government. The good news is that we lowly citizens have some strong coalitions [...]

Writing to Freebase with (Iron)Python

My mom was in town visiting this weekend, and when I went to demo Freebase for her, I asked her to name a famous person. She suggested Pope John Paul II, so we looked him up. Most of the information that you would expect Freebase to know about him, it did. But there was one [...]

Cool application of the New York Times API

@StevenWalling points out a quick write-up on Online Journalism Blog about a really slick real estate mash-up, Suburbified, that has been built using the New York Times Article Search API. To me, the coolest part about this isn’t the mash-up itself—it’s that a blog about jornalism news understands the significance of an old-school media company [...]

Favorite t-shirt series: I’m a PC

I really think Microsoft is onto something with their retro t-shirt line. The shirts evoke feelings from an era before you learned to hate Microsoft. This post isn’t about one of those shirts. This post is about the current era. The one where many of you have decided to take sides with Justin Long. Well, [...]