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Blog: Streetsy
GrafRank will also work for individual cities. For instance, here are the most successful graffiti artists in NYC and LA over the last 30 days (again, the lists become noisier towards the bottom, in this case, below a GrafRank of... Continue »
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@sippey congrats on the new gig! Continue »
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Chocolate Chip Cookies that are baked with whole wheat.. not to make them healthy but to add extra flavor. Continue »
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Blog: Streetsy
For Streetsy Version 3, I've been thinking about different ways to algorithmically track graffiti around the world. As a first step, I made a program that analyzed graffiti activity by artist and city, and then collected about a month of... Continue »
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Hey all, I wrote about the 1/18 blackout protest for SOPA/PIPA and why I'm participating here. Now there is a super easy way for you to participate, even if you aren't a developer. Drop the following code in between your two <HEAD></HEAD> tags on your site, your users will be... Continue »
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Blog: oopsie daisy
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My friend David Jacobs is incredibly smart and even more opinionated. But the thing is: he’s one of those guys who’s has a strong viewpoint on everything, but also wants to seem nice. Which, when we’re talking about me, is... Continue »
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It's been a while since I shared any blog design work I've done in the past few months! L'Erin, of... Continue »
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Katee Sackhoff is judging your life choices. From here: http://yfrog.com/z/obbozmcj Please don't sue me. Continue »
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Blog: Design Notes
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Although the task of getting organized can seem daunting, the key is to equip your space with the proper tools for the job. Luckily for you, our storage systems are like Swiss Army knives; customizable, modular and ready to tackle even the messiest of situations. Doron Lachisch’s Cubitec Shelving combines... Continue »
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Blog: every boy
@ladymacabea reminds me of one of my fave quotes: My family loves it when I'm a Buddha just not when I'm a Buddhist. High on the truth scale Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
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After watching all the Star Wars last month (no blog posts! I enjoy my IRL friendships), I gravitate towards Harrison Ford pics much more than before. Plus, Tracie rolled her eyes and nearly fainted with offense every time I mentioned... Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
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...which links to this, which was deleted! Hyperfavers are on the prowl. Continue »
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Occasionally I will be writing this year about progress on Simpleform’s [transparent books](http://notes.torrez.org/2011/12/the-object-of-the-game.html). Last week I learned how to retrieve and parse my bank account’s transactions. They’re in a format called [OFX](http://www.ofx.net/) which sounds awful but is actually pretty straightforward.... Continue »
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New year, new month, time for a new playlist! I included the Beach Boys for winter escapism, they always remind me of summer and sunshine. I also added a remix of "That's Not My Name" by the Tings Tings I... Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
I saw the latest Mission Impossible a few weeks ago, and one singular detail dissolved my faith and interest in the movie in a matter of seconds. I've never seen any other Mission Impossible movies, but I know how these... Continue »
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This is my wish for your journey in the new year. Anything is possible! I took this photo on the drive up to my parents' house for Christmas. Is this the coolest truck ever or what? Have fun tonight and... Continue »
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Blog: Sunset Gun
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To ring in 2012, here is my number one movie of the year: Melancholia (Lars Von Trier) Universal and personal, blatant and mysterious, sorrowful and funny, nihilistic and yet, sublimely, romantically, celebratory, Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia takes the black bile of its namesake -- the depression of its heroine -- and transforms the “humor” into exaltation. A planet -- a terrifying, dazzling planet that, true... Continue »
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I've got a new company and a new product, Convore. Convore is the somewhat indirect result of my thinking on group chat for the past few years. About two years ago I was using IRC almost every day to communicate at work and with friends. For the 2009 Django Dash, I helped design and build a web-based IRC client called Leafy Chat with Alex Gaynor and Chris Wanstrath. Soon after building the IRC-based Leafy Chat, it started to bother me that IRC was so complicated and nerdy. Even with the Leafy Chat web client, I kept mulling over how much... Continue »