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Python Package Index : pyquery 0.2

Joshua Schachter: jquery-alike for python
Simon Willison: pyquery. “A jQuery-like library for Python”—implemented on top of lxml, providing jQuery style methods for manipulating an HTML or XML document.
David Janes: pyquery allows you to make jquery queries on xml documents. The API is as much as possible the similar to jquery. pyquery uses lxml for fast xml and html manipulation. This is not (or at least not yet) a library to produce or interact with javascript code. I just liked the jquery API and I missed...
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Venice is drowning

Nelson Minar: I really need to get there before it becomes unviable
Richard Rutter: Sad but inspiring.
Jeremy Zawodny: those pics tell quite a story
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Warcraft account security

Simon Willison: Warcraft account security. Apparently Blizzard have been selling two factor authentication key fobs for World of Warcraft for about six months.
Andy Baio: they're selling RSA key fobs to secure accounts  
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How I Use TextMate

Simon Willison: How I Use TextMate. “Ack in Project” is a brilliant replacement for TextMate’s disappointing single threaded “Find in Project” feature.
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Helvetireader, a minimal interface theme for Google Reader

Cameron Moll: If you use Google Reader for RSS feeds, have a look at Helvetireader by Jon Hicks. "I was going for minimal, inspired partly by Times, a newspaper style RSS reader, and the postcards that came with the (Deluxe!) Helvetica Film DVD." More about it on Jon's site.
Rod Begbie: Rather gorgeous minimalistic skin for Google Reader, by Jon Hicks. Had to tweak it to get my all-important "Mark All as Read" button, but apart from that, perfet.
Jeff Veen: A minimal interface theme for Google Reader.
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Python 3.0 Release

Rod Begbie: The backwardly-incompatible "Python 3000" gets its release. Will be interested to watch and see how fast code transitions to the new form.
Simon Willison: Python 3.0. “We are pleased to announce the release of Python 3.0 (final), a new production-ready release, on December 3rd, 2008.”
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Prop 8 - The Musical

Rod Begbie: Massive amounts of awesomeness abound. Three solid minutes of musical greatness.
Andy Baio: starring John C. Reilly, Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, and Jack Black as Jesus  
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24 ways: User Styling

Jon Hicks: My article on 24ways is up! It explains how to start making your own site skins, like Helvetireader
Simon Willison: 24 ways: User Styling. The web geek advent calendar is up and running again this year, with a striking new design.
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Getting OpenID Into the Browser

Simon Willison: Getting OpenID Into the Browser. David Recordon makes the case for online identity management as a key browser feature (I like the “your browser is currently locked” concept), and argues that Gears is in a great position to deliver it.
Andy Baio: the best way to drive mass adoption, since it's such a difficult concept to understand otherwise  
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Ned Batchelder: Internet explorer mystery #1376

Les Orchard: "In IE, the redefinition of really() is interpreted and used even though it is inside a block of code that is not executed. Wonder of wonders..."
Simon Willison: Internet explorer mystery #1376. IE executes function definitions inside an “if (0)” block. That frightens me.
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Designing for the Web by Mark Boulton available Feb 2009

Cameron Moll: Mark Boulton has announced his self-published Designing for the Web will be available February 2, 2009. I recall Mark and I chatting in London a couple years ago about self-publishing, as both of us were kicking around the idea at the time. Good to see him following through with it.
Jon Hicks: This looks like a MUST HAVE.
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Computer speeds

Nelson Minar: Great details of how CPU, cache, RAM, and bus interact for different latencies.
Rod Begbie: The latencies of the modern computer laid bare. "Waiting for a hard drive seek is like leaving the building to roam the earth for one year and three months."
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Magic/Replace

Simon Willison: Magic/Replace. More inspirational magic from the team at Dabble DB. Be sure to watch the (short) demo video.
Andy Baio: spreadsheet manipulation built on the underrated DabbleDB; don't miss the demo [via] 
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