Four short links: 17 Feb 2009

Four Tuesday quickies:

  1. The Technology Behind Coraline — 3D stop-motion movie used a 3D printer to make the dolls and things like drops of water.
  2. Some OSCON Proposal Tips (Alex Russell) — good advice for anyone submitting a talk to a technical conference.
  3. Oscar Predictions You Can Bet On — Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight turns his attention to the Oscars.
  4. Web Hooks and the Programmable Web of Tomorrow — a epic presentation of different ways to offer and use callbacks, URLs on your site that a remote service can hit when something happens on their service. (via Stinky)
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  • The Nate Silver/Oscars story is cool, but of course my first reaction on reading the article was “why didn’t they open source that ‘huge database of the past 30 years of Oscar history’?”