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Best of Feeds – 17 links – humor, programming, blogs, blogging, photography

Posted in Best of Feeds, Technology by engtech on January 08, 2007

Best of Feeds is a regular series where I link to the stuff I found interesting from my feed reader.

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  • What Does 200 Calories Look Like? (wisegeek.com)
    • (food, calories, photos)
  • How to Change the World: Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn (blog.guykawasaki.com)
    • (linkedin, career, networking, tips)

    What’s LinkedIn good for? A surprising number of people say “absolutely nothing!” but Guy chimes in with a few ways to use the service to your advantage.

  • Britney Spears guide to Semiconductor Physics: The physics of optoelectronic technology (britneyspears.ac)
    • (funny, humor, science, physics)

    I wish I’d found this site when I was working in the telecommunications sector.

  • Don’t quit your day job to blog (longtail.com)
    • (blogging, blogs)

    A best-selling author and genuine tech celebrity writing a thoughtful essay nearly every workday on a top-50 blog for an audience of around 30,000 people/day. And the pay for that is about $280 a month. If Guy can get Google to write a check at all.

  • 20 Different Ways to Manage Your To Dos (webworkerdaily.com)
    • (lifehacks, productivity, gtd, todo, lists)

    How many ways are there to manage your task list? Almost as many as there are people with tasks to do. Here are 20 different ways of tracking your to dos, with examples of each.

  • The Five Essential Phone-Screen Questions (steve.yegge.googlepages.com)
    • (programming, interviewing, career, hiring)

    Stevey goes through a quick list of essential questions to ask when doing phone interviews for programming positions.

  • Real Life: The Full Review (gamespot.com)
    • (gaming, mmorpg, humor, games)

    Volumes have already been written about real life, the most accessible and most widely accepted massively multiplayer online role-playing game to date. Featuring believable characters, plenty of lasting appeal, and a lot of challenge and variety.

  • DIY eBay Photo Studio – $0 (freshfodder.wordpress.com)
    • (photography, howto)

    Build a whitebox out of a beer case for photographing objects on a white background.

  • The Volkswagen Lisp (damienkatz.net)
    • (programming, humor, humour, funny, geek, lisp)

    The Volkswagen Beetle compared to the LISP programming language. Quite funny.

  • To rewrite or not to rewrite, that is the question (codecraft.info)
    • (programming, refactoring, code)

    How long? Will there be less code? Is someone backing your effort? Do you have the resources? Do you need to release? Have you done a re-write before?

  • Photography of the Unexpected and Neglected Architecture – Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre (reliques.online.fr)
    • (photography, abandoned, architecture)

    Haunting photos of factories and buildings that have been abandoned. This is our mark on the world.

  • Lifehacker Draws Visitors With Time-Saving Tech Tips (online.wsj.com)
    • (blogging, blogs, lifehacks)

    Ms. Trapani, who manages a staff of three writers, is something of an anomaly among bloggers. She avoids writing about herself and her posts are free of the sarcasm and snarky attitude that other blogs — particularly those on technology — use as calling

  • Lies, Damn Lies and Subscriber Counts (nik.com.au)
    • (feedburner, rss)

    It seems that somebody has created a bot that would create many profiles on Pageflakes (which is a web-based RSS reader) and then subscribe to BoingBoing in each of these profiles multiple times in order to increase RSS subscriber numbers.

  • Blogger Buzz: Blogger Custom Domains (buzz.blogger.com)
    • (blogging, blogs, blogger)

    Blogger catches up to WordPress.com in offering custom domains.

  • Code Reads #7: Parnas’s “Star Wars” paper (wordyard.com)
    • (programming)

    I’ve always known that the Star Wars program would never work. Scott Rosenberg (of Salon.com fame) takes a look at the essays that were written by a computer scientist on the panel to evaluate the proposal.

  • BloggerMania I – names and #1 seeds announced – matches begin Jan. 1 (centernetworks.com)
    • (technology, blogs)

    The idea is to bring together 32 bloggers who work mostly in the Web 2.0 or new technology space and have them duke it out for the top position, The Champ of BloggerMania.

  • College Saga (Live action Final Fantasy spoof by Mark Leung) (markleung.atomicfire.net)
    • (nintendo, games, humor, video)

    This goes out to all the old school Final Fantasy fans in the audience. It’s on the long side and a little over drawn, but he fights a TI-83.

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