Weekend Reader – friendfeed, startup, web2.0, xbox360, search
This is my weekly collection of the best stuff I saw on the Internet. You can follow this list of links as I post them on Friend Feed or on Twitter. Or you can get the weekly update by subscribing to Internet Duct Tape using RSS or using email.
- [BLOGGING] Tacky, bigcontrarian.com
- Rant against the blogging about blogging industry
- [CODE] The fallacy of choice, linuxhaters.blogspot.com
- Why open source software sucks — too many choices
- [EMAIL] On Peanut Shells and Email Archiving, 43folders.com, via:lifehacker.com
- Never organize what you can simply discard; and if you can’t discard it, throw it onto one big pile.
- [EXERCISE] one hundred push ups, hundredpushups.com, via:lifehacker.com
- Train to do 100 pushups in 6 weeks
- [FRIENDFEED] FriendFeed’s Top 250 Most Followed Users, user21.com, via:deepjiveinterests.com
- I’m on there as #132
- [FRIENDFEED] Frienderati, frienderati.alltop.com
- Neat, I’m one of the Frienderati on alltop.com
- [ITUNES] TuneUp Automatically Updates and Fixes Your iTunes Metadata, lifehacker.com, via:lifehacker.com
- Fixes metadata in 50 iTunes songs per month, $20 for unlimited usage or $12 annually
- [JOBHUNT] How to Hack a Technical Job Interview, lifehacker.com, via:lifehacker.com
- Using NPL and psychology to do well in job interviews.
- [LIBRARY] 7 Ways Your Public Library Can Help You During A Bad Economy, consumerist.com, via:lifehacker.com
- Reasons to develop a library habit
- [RUBY] 7/11 & 7/25 ShoesFests with Why The Lucky Stiff, ihack.us
- Shoes hack fest for creating tiny GUI apps with the Ruby toolkit
- [SEARCH] facesaerch – find people with this one-click face search, facesaerch.com
- Interesting UI for a search engine — looks like iTunes coverflow
- [STARTUPS] Tips, mmakai.com
- Collection of tips for starting a new company
- [STARTUPS] Y Combinator: Startup Ideas We’d Like to Fund, ycombinator.com
- Some interesting ideas that could become companies
- [TECH] Bug Shooting, bugshooting.com, via:lifehacker.com
- Screenshot tool for bug reports
- [WORDPRESS] Moving from WordPress.com to WordPress, blog-well.com, via:wank.wordpress.com
- Linked of things to know when leaving WordPress.com
- [XBOX360] Turn Your Xbox 360 into a Streaming Netflix Player, lifehacker.com, via:lifehacker.com
- Stream Netflix to your computer and then to your Xbox 360 if you have Windows Vista
This Week at Internet Duct Tape
Internet Duct Tape is my blog where I talk about software, technology, blogging and other geeky subjects.
- Social Media â€” What is it Good For?
I took a three month break from blogging and social media sites so that I could focus 100% on a critical project at work. Strangely enough I didn’t miss the flow of information; I was still able to find interesting links for coffee break time by browing Hackers News. Here’s a break down of my experience from leaving for so long and rejoining it.
- Building a Better Job Search Site
Job hunting is a massive industry, but unfortunately it’s one that that always leaves job hunters feeling unsatisfied. Monster and Dice are painful to use. The hierarchy trees of job categories are often incorrect and confusing to someone who is looking for a job.I’d love to see something different.
- How the Xbox 360 Can Reinvented Itself
The entertainment industry is shifting. Video games dominate all forms of media as an estimated 46 billion dollar industry. Your local video chain likely carries as many video games as it does DVDs. Blueray has beaten HD-DVD as the new media for watching movies at home, but it has the potential to be squashed by digital downloads. Not watching movies on your computer, but rather watching them on a box that is already hooked up to your entertainment system: your gaming console.Here’s what I’d like to see changed about the Xbox 360
- Weekend Reader – programming, drm, api, google, copyright
This is my weekly collection of the best stuff I saw on the Internet. You can follow this list of links as I post them on Friend Feed or on Twitter. Or you can get the weekly update by subscribing to Internet Duct Tape using RSS or using email.[CODE] Neal Stephenson on programming, lambda-the-ultimate.org
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