Friday, November 9, 2012

News and Such

Everyblock seems like an interesting idea that might help people like me get their focus readjusted to local environs rather than the world of goatse and trolls the internet offers. It was started by Adrian Holovaty, a developer with genuine talent (although he's gone now). It's only operating for some larger American cities at this point.

More textures for the photoshoppy from Design Shard. Also.

John Holbo trolls "bleeding heart" libertarians. Some pushback:
The interesting question is whether he has an evidence or argument to support his claim (here presented without either) that the libertarian movement is a hiding place for reactionary privilege-seekers.

One oughtn't just say that, without backing it up somehow.

Entaggle is one of those reputation-establishing sites - tags get added to people - that seems ripe for abuse. A whole bunch of JanusNode names plus a whole bunch of JanusNode tags would be an amusing invasion.

One of the things about fixing photos you've taken is that in the time you take to edit and overlay and what have you, you can probably take another 30 properly composed photos.

Yacy is an interesting idea for a search engine - distributed and anonymous - but it doesn't really work yet. Not as useful as Duck Duck Go (which also isn't there for my day-to-day use yet but is way way better). On the plus side, Sadly, No! made it into the very short list of results in a search for "motherfucker". D-KW was notably absent.


mikey said...

Alas, it covers the land of hipsters but not my suburban yuppies.

Substance McGravitas said...

If NBC has picked it up maybe it'll keep expanding.

Dr.KennethNoisewater said...

I'm pretty bummed my neck of the woods isn't included in Everyblock.

Paper texture--yay!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

— Sorry, we don't cover 43215 —

Hostage-taking time.

Or is it hostage taking-time?

I'm going to have to ponder...


M. Bouffant said...

Naturally my up-scale urban neighbourhood is covered, but I don't think I'm signing up.

What so wrong w/ goatse & trolls anyway?