RSS feeds are like cookies (that are good enough for me). Best of Feeds is a weekly collection of the best stuff I saw on the Internet this week. They’re saved on delicious and stumbleupon and cross-posted to Twitter and Tumblr as they happen and then collected together on Saturdays. I don’t blog on the weekend so read these links instead.
- [GTD] Tracks
- A Ruby on Rails web app that is multiplatform and ships with it’s own web server (if needed). Implements GTD.
- (rousette.org.uk 3630 100 2)
- [CREATIVITY] how to be creative
- From the article: ” Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.”
- (gapingvoid.com 3159 100 )
- [DESIGN] 15 Excellent Examples of Web Typography. Part 1
- 15 screenshots and links
- (ilovetypography.com 947 68 1624)
- [GEEK] Cory Doctorow imagines a world in which Google is evil
- Cory Doctorow short story.
- (radaronline.com 374 100 22)
- [HUMOR] lolsecretz – LOLCATS + POSTSECRET OMG!!!!!!!
- My memes have met and multiplied.
- (lolsecretz.blogspot.com 311 100 17)
- [GEEK] How History Repeats Itself and the Death of Gmail
- Joel recounts the death of Lotus 1-2-3 in modern terms and explains how Google and current AJAX apps will die when they don’t realize the changing SDK.
- (joelonsoftware.com 270 100 11)
- [CODE] 7 reasons I switched back to PHP after 2 years on Rails
- Interesting take: your new code is better because your a better programmer, not because it’s a better language.
- (oreillynet.com 259 26 30)
- Good to know for writing Greasemonkey scripts.
- [INTERVIEWS] Thirteen Patterns Of Programmer Interviews
- Humorous but very on-point. I wonder what the style of interviewing you perform says about your company?
- (typicalprogrammer.com 221 15 5)
- [WORKHACKS] Secrets to Amazon’s success
- From the article: ” People’s side projects, the one’s they follow because they are interested, are often ones where you get the most value and innovation. Never underestimate the power of wandering where you are most interested.”
- (37signals.com 176 26 3)
- [CODE] Everything Is Fast For Small n
- Good overview of computational complexity and why you should always test with large datasets (on slow computers :) )
- (codinghorror.com 165 10)
- [FIREFOX] Top 10 Firefox Extension-free Tabbed Browsing Techniques
- Things you didn’t know how to do with Firefox tabs.
- (lifehacker.com 83)
- [EMAIL] Save Time With Search Folders in Outlook
- Use search folders to organize your email instead of putting them in different folders
- (howtogeek.com 42 4)
- [SMO] Stumbleupon mathematics for stumblers
- A very interesting hypothesis about how StumbleUpon decides how much traffic to send to a site.
- (ventureskills.wordpress.com 40 19 5)
- [EFFICIENCY] Time Saving & Automation Round-up: Let the Computer Do the Work
- Get your computer to do the heavy lifting. I can’t spell.
- (ofzenandcomputing.com 30 2 8)
- [SMO] The Secret to Massive Digg/StumbleUpon Traffic Without Spamming
- When someone promotes your post via a social media site, SAY THANK YOU and build a relationship with them.
- (successful-blog.com 26 16 75)
- [BOOKS] Author Robert Jordan Dies
- Robert Jordan dies at 58 of a rare blood disease. Wheel of Times books left uncompleted.
- (ap.google.com 8 100 10)
- [BLOGGING] 4 reasons to write on the weekend and 4 posts to do it with
- Mu argues against taking the weekend off from blogging
- (muhammadsaleem.com 5 6 51)
- [LIFEHACKS] Nurture Your Relationships with Positive Flooding
- You need 5 positive actions for every 1 negative action in marriages, 3:1 for work
- (annezelenka.com 5 3)
- [PRIVACY] A Question of Privacy
- Good overview of online privacy, data retention, cross-referencing, etc.
- (baekdal.com 5)
- [BLOGS] Copyright Notice
- Finally a decent copyright notice for blogs! I’m going to copy it without giving any credit back.
- (angryaussie.wordpress.com 2)
- [TV] 5 Questions Season Two of Heroes Had Better F#@king Answer
- Great wrap up of Season 1 of Heroes.
- (cracked.com 100)
This Week at Internet Duct Tape
How do you build a web app that has traction, gain users and hopefully explodes virally? I’ve been paying attention to this space for far too long and this is a round-up of the tricks and techniques successful and not-so-successful social web applications use to promote themselves.
This is an exciting time because unlike traditional software that runs on your computer , web applications are created as social software where you have a friends list, collaborate on a document with multiple people and it is easily to share information and communicate. The downside is these…
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This Week at IDT Labs
Last Greasemonkey script this week :) With Delicious Stumbles I get all of the super-useful features I like about delicious (speed, recommended tags) but I also teach StumbleUpon more about what I like without having to spend all that time cutting-and-pasting between two accounts. Submit a page…
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