This took way too long for me to Google, so here you go:
If you need to disable accesskey support in Firefox, because, say, you’re learning vimperator but would still like to visit wikipedia without having the rage, set ui.key.contentAccess to 0 in your about:config (you’ll also need to make sure ui.key.generalAccessKey is set to -1, but it already was for me).
Mariano Rivera’s cutter dissected. Even if you’re not a baseball fan, the video has some great visualizations. (via daringfireball).
You know how when you draw a map for someone, you just sketch out a few lines and labels, and they usually end up getting where you want them to go? Or how when you print a map from online, every time you look at it, you end up spending ten seconds just filtering out all the information you don’t want before focusing on what you do? Bing Destination Maps might be your happy place, assuming you’re willing to install Silverlight. (via kottke)
Clive Thompson has a great article in New York Times Magazine about IBM’s Watson question-answering AI.
The IRS released data that Forbes turned into a map of migrations for every county in the United States in 2008. It’s really weird to see that I was one of less than 10 total people who made the move from Norman to San Francisco that year.
Absolutely spot-on analysis of AT&T’s new data pricing plans, from Christopher Schanck. In summary: by looking at how people use the phone today and developing a pricing model to lock people into those habits, AT&T is screwing Apple and application developers who want the device and data to become ubiquitous parts of people’s lives, and devaluing their own product.
Aza Raskin describes a clever phishing attack. If you use a password manager instead of manually typing your passwords, you’re safe from this one.
Via Burrito Justice, Eric Fischer uses only Flickr and Picassa APIs, OpenStreetMap, Perl and Ghostscript to recreate maps of 50 major cities from geotagging data. What’s this good for? Well, for one, I didn’t know Vancouver looked like a duck, and now I do.
Have you tried Duck Duck Go yet? No? You should. It’s a search engine run by one guy, and in my experience, for most searches I’ve done, the results aren’t that far behind what you’d get from Google or Bing. There are also some nice distinguishing features, like a prominent “zero-click info” box at the top of the search results that gives an overview for the search term. Check out their about page for more.