Tags: yahoo

The apparent difficulty of living in my head, freelancing, working for large organisations and then descending in to paranoia.

I have a lot of admiration for Reverend Dan Catt.

I don’t want to be in a position where I say “Hey, I’m working at Google, no no, don’t worry, the good bit of Google”, because goodness knows I did enough of that at Yahoo.

Building the Great Libraries of the Internet with a DNS time machine by Ben Ward

Ben proposes an alternative to archive.org: changing the fundamental nature of DNS.

Regarding the boo-hooing of how hard companies have it maintaining unprofitable URLs, I think Ben hasn’t considered the possibility of a handover to a cooperative of users—something that might yet happen with MySpace (at least there’s a campaign to that effect; it will probably come to naught). As Ben rightly points on, domain names are leased, not bought, so the idea of handing them over to better caretakers isn’t that crazy.

The Death of Upcoming.org - Waxy.org

Heartbreaking and angry-making.

Focusing on our future — some changes to our product line-up

What an Orwellian title for a blog post announcing the wholesale destruction of user’s content. Oh, Yahoo, you sound so proud of your cavalier attitude towards the collective culture that you have harvested.

Vile fuckwits.

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

A heartbreaking article about just how badly Yahoo fucked up with Flickr. It’s particularly sad coming out right as the Flickr devs roll out an improved uploader and a more liquid photo page …but it seems like band-aid development at this point.

ARCHIVE TEAM: A Distributed Preservation of Service Attack - YouTube

Jason’s rip-roaring presentation from Defcon last year.

A Patent Lie: How Yahoo Weaponized My Work | Epicenter | Wired.com

A superb scathing piece by Andy, who has a personal perspective on Yahoo’s massively dick move in deploying the patent nuclear option against Facebook.

The Deleted City

This is quite beautiful. An interactive piece that allows you to dig through the ruins of Geocities like an archeologist.

Such wanton destruction! I’ll never forgive those twunts at Yahoo.

Fuckers.

ASCII by Jason Scott / Yahoo!locaust

A viciously accurate assessment of Yahoo’s scorched earth policy towards our online collective culture:

All I can say, looking back, is that when history takes a look at the lives of Jerry Yang and David Filo, this is what it will probably say: Two graduate students, intrigued by a growing wealth of material on the Internet, built a huge fucking lobster trap, absorbed as much of human history and creativity as they could, and destroyed all of it.

Yahoo! Accessibility

The website of the Yahoo accessibility team.

By Popular Demand, We’re Keeping the Term Extraction Service (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog)

Good news, everyone. Yahoo aren't shutting down the term extractor API. Happy developer is happy. Now if only they save GeoCities...

yws-search-general : Message: Term Extraction and Contextual Web Search services to be discontinued

Crap. The very powerful term extractor API from Yahoo is being closed down. Sad developer is sad.

Will my site be archived? Yahoo! GeoCities Help

Archive.org is indexing Geocities sites (as it always has). Yahoo are going to fuck all about their users data/dreams/memories and Yahoo are going to do fuck all about the URLs.

Ugly and neglected fragments (Phil Gyford’s website)

Phil Gyford on why he will miss Geocities. "It’s only thanks to the efforts of people like the Internet Archive and Archive Team that we’ll have a record of what people, rather than companies, published in the past. As companies like Yahoo! switch off swathes of our online universe little fragments of our collective history disappear. They might be ugly and neglected fragments of our history but they’re still what got us where we are today."

openhacklondon | Open Hack 2009: London

The next Yahoo hackday will be on May 9th and 10th in Covent Garden. I've registered my interest. You should too.

YQL now supports microformats! (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog)

Yahoo's RESTful query language can now parse microformats. This is excellent news ...although I'm personally finding it tough to wrap my head around the documentation. It's certainly trickier than hKit but then, it's almost certainly more powerful too.

Douglas Crockford: "Ajax Performance" on Yahoo! Video

An excellent overview of Ajax and optimisation.

Yahoo! Application Platform - YDN

This sounds like Yahoo's answer to Facebook Platform for single web pages or (spit!) widgets. We'll see if the reality matches the hype. "The Yahoo! Application Platform allows you to build and launch open-social applications to the largest daily …

Linux.com :: OpenID gets the third degree at OSCON

A good overview of the OpenID panel at OSCON: "Is OpenID a panacea, a placebo, or something in between? Opposing viewpoints took turns on center stage Wednesday afternoon at OSCON 2008. The session entitled "A Critical View of OpenID" started off …

DIY Yahoo! Resignation Letter

Planning to quit Yahoo? This might come in handy.

Yahoo! Address Book API - YDN

You can know use an API (with BBAuth) to get contact Yahoo account contact details. There really is no excuse now for still using the password anti-pattern.

Flickr: Find your friends

Now this is how to do the "find your friends" trick. For GMail, Yahoo Mail, and Hotmail, Flickr never once asks for your password. Bravo!

Yahoo! Search Blog: The Yahoo! Search Open Ecosystem

Yahoo is now actively indexing microformats. You are now permitted to throw your hat into the air and cry "Hurrah!"

The Launch of the New Yahoo! Video on Yahoo! Video

Hey, it's Elsa!

RIP: Yahoo! Design closed down - data visualization & visual design - information aesthetics

Yahoo Design has been shut down. I understand the need for belt-tightening but firing your smartest most innovative people isn't going to help.

Yahoo!, Flickr, OpenID and Identity Projection

Looks like Flickr has some interesting plans around OpenID. Our reporter Simon Willison is on the scene.

Upcoming's Founder on Going From Giants to Startups (and Back Again) | Epicenter from Wired.com

Andy is leaving Upcoming to concentrate on Waxy.org so expect lots of linky goodness there. Wired News reports with a photo by yours truly. (via... Andy!)

Thirteen Simple Rules for Speeding Up Your Web Site

The justification behind YSlow. If you've heard Nate Koechley speak, some of this will be familiar to you. It's all solid advice as far as I can tell.

YSlow for Firebug

The YUI folks have released an add-on for Firebug that will analyse your pages and suggest ways of speeding it up.

A Hack for Europe! (plasticbag.org)

Registration for Hack Day Europe (June 16th-17th) is open. Sign up now! This is going to be a lot of fun.

YUI Version 2.2.0 Released: Browser History Manager, DataTable, and Button Components, New Versioning, and More » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

Roll up and get it: hot off the presses; the new version of the Yahoo User Interface library. Happy birthday, YUI.

YUI: CSS Grid Builder

A handy tool for creating grids using Yahoo's CSS.

mixd. 445566.

Yahoo have created a Twitter alternative... but they don't state anywhere on this site that it's US-only.

Graded Browser Support: Q4 Update » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

Read it and weep (for joy). The updated graded browser support table from Yahoo! "Termination of A-grade Support, IE5.5, Win"

YUI’s Matt Sweeney and Hands-on YUI Workshops at Yahoo! Developer Day/Hack Day September 29-30 in Sunnyvale » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

Yahoo is opening up Hack Day to the masses. If you're anywhere near Sunnyvale on September 29th, this should be fun.

Cheat Sheets for the YUI Utilities » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

If you use the Yahoo JavaScript libraries a lot, these cheat sheets (inspired by those of fellow Brightonian, Dave Childs) should come in very handy.

YUI Tetris!

Dustin has written Tetris in JavaScript (using the Yahoo library). Nifty!

The Social Customer Manifesto: The "First Mile"

An interesting take on the recent round of acquisitions by Yahoo.

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

Yahoo! does it again. Now they've gone and snapped up del.icio.us.

Farewell BBC - and hello Yahoo! (plasticbag.org)

Not only is Yahoo! snapping up all the coolest web apps (Flickr, Upcoming), they're snapping up all the best British bloggers too (Simon, Tom,...)

Yahoo! Podcasts

Quite nice, but a bit too cluttered for my taste. I still prefer Odeo.

Waxy.org: Daily Log: Yahoo and Upcoming, Sitting In A Tree

Yahoo! acquires Upcoming.org. First Flickr, now this. Yahoo! are snapping up all the coolest social apps.

Ben Hammersley: Second Sight

In the Guardian: Yahoo is the new Google. Google is the new Yahoo.