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FriendFeed is finally public. It aggregates all your friend's feeds and your feeds into one lovely river of feed goodness. I like it. Here's mine, let's be friends!

Someone is going to accidentally put the output into the input of one of these many feed aggregation/repurposing sites and blow up the Internet. Just watch.

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I've been so busy the past two weeks I have pretty much lost all contact with Google Reader. Lots of good stuff coming up, I'll tell you about it when you're older. For now here's an update:

I bought a reissue of my favorite skateboard from when I was a teenager. Amber helped me get around the loophole of not buying video games in 2008 by buying me Professor Layton and the Curious Village. My good friend Mat Honan became an Internet celebrity for creating Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle.

Plus it's been raining all week and I love rain so I'm particularly happy these days. Tonight I'm going to scan my old skate zines.

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This week Jason linked to an article which claimed it was possible to "unboil" an egg by unrolling the protein molecules (yuck). At work we all turned around in our seats, argued about it for a bit and then went back to work. Agreeing that even if it was possible we wouldn't want to eat it.

Michael Pusateri, a man with a long history of documenting his experiments and projects, decided to try it.

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Get Satisfaction points to a Tweet Sheet to help you remember Twitter commands. This idea is cool, but also reminds me of the days of keyboard overlays and dongles and sitting in computer class writing macros to convert letters into ASCII art. (HEY OLD MAN, TELL ME ABOUT FLOPPIES AGAIN!!!)

Tape it to your display, use it, learn it, then for gods-sake throw it away.

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In Choices Are Handcuffs Mike talks about how he used constraints to help focus his latest art project.

I love constraints. I create them sometimes just to get a handle on what I need to do. I resolved to not buy one video game or book until I finished every unread book and unfinished video game sitting in my apartment in 2008. I've been doing pretty well so far, and it's forced me to dive into some books and games I had previously given up on.

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Amber and I ended up at Needles and Pens this weekend and I turned the corner into the art gallery wall to find ZINES. And not just zines, but SKATE ZINES. I actually recognized Tod Swank's zine, of course, and a few other names seemed to be familiar.

I must scan and upload my zine (MEGA zine) before our next move. At least the issue with my friend Justin on the cover, all teeth missing or bent outwards, and smiling like a dope.

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Derek Powazek just launched Pixish a site for creating or fulfilling visual requests. Think Yahoo! Answers for images. Excellent idea, really excellent execution.

It's about time that Powazek got off his butt and did something, I mean, it's been almost a week since his other project shipped its first issue.

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Cabel has finally packaged up his FancyZoom project so regular folks can have those fancy Javascript image zooms on their site. He has examples at the end of the post to show you how it works. If you're a regular reader of his site you have undoubtedly been jealous of them.

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A billboard for a Murakami show in Los Angeles was hit by a couple of graffiti artists. Follow this link to find out why it was pulled down. found on wooster

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My first Django app has no real use other than it's terribly pleasing to click that random link (well it is for me). Does anyone really need to bookmark a color? I don't know, but now you can.

I do attempt to determine if the text color needs to be white or black but other than that it's pretty dumb. I was just pleased to have a completely senseless idea and get it up and live within a few hours with Django and Python.

I'm in the middle of creating a specialized CMS for Amber's print site in Django. Whenever I'm working on a project of that size, and in a new framework, I like to make simple little projects to test ideas. In this case I wanted to see how Django handled load, errors, and how to get mod_python and Django working correctly in a production environment.

Plus also I kind of liked the idea of owning a Google result for a hex color.

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Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.
--usually attributed to jwz in comp.lang.emacs

I had seen jwz's quote a few times, it's a very clever, and in the past week as I've been playing with a particularly nasty regex in Erlang I keep muttering to myself variations—"now I have nine problems" for example.

Today I threw the quote into Google and found this post over a year old by the guy who taught me regular expressions, the author of Mastering Regular Expressions Jeffrey Friedl.

In his post he tracks down the original quote and possible origins. Apparently it was recently on Reddit, and jwz himself makes an appearance in the comments.

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