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.
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
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
Simon Willison: How I Use TextMate. “Ack in Project” is a brilliant replacement for TextMate’s disappointing single threaded “Find in Project” feature.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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."