This is my weekly collection of the best stuff I saw on the Internet. They’re saved on delicious and stumbleupon and cross-posted to Twitter and Tumblr as they happen and then collected together for my blog on Internet Duct Tape.
- [CODE] The Years of Experience Myth, codinghorror.com
- It’s more important to hire smart people who get things done than masters of the domain
- [COMMUNITY] 4 Reasons You Should Encourage, Foster and Harness Dissent on Your Blog, problogger.net
- Reasons against censoring dissenters
- [COPYRIGHT] The Pirates Can’t Be Stopped, portfolio.com, via:techcrunch.com
- An interview with the kid who hacked Media Defender copyright police.
- [GEEK] 10 Breeds of PC User Identified and Explained, anywired.com
- This was great. I’m a bit of 5, 7, and 9 with maybe a dash of 10.
- [GEEK] George Lucas Will Sell Your Dreams For Candy, io9.com
- Star Wars merchandising that never was. High quality artwork.
- [GOOGLE] How 404 pages work in Google Toolbar Beta 5, mattcutts.com
- The new Google Toolbar won’t display your custom 404 page if it’s less than 512 bytes long.
- [HIRING] The Naive Approach to Hiring People, weblog.raganwald.com
- Really excellent read by raganwald on why interviewing candidates is a Bayesian filtering problem instead of a if-then problem.
- [LIFEHACKS] I Was Programmed by Tetris to be a Better Person, io9.com
- The 7 habits of highly effective form tetris players
- [MOVIES] Netflix on the PS3 or Xbox 360 Could Be a Killer App, parislemon.com
- Much agreement that this is too good to be true. If this happened it would kill the movie industry overnight.
- [PIPES] Our one year anniversary, blog.pipes.yahoo.com
- Yahoo Pipes is one year old. They have a list of tutorials
- [PIRACY] Internet users could be banned over illegal downloads, technology.timesonline.co.uk, via:l33t.reddit.com
- The UK is setting up a “three strikes” rule where pirates could be banned from having internet access.
- [SLEEPHACKS] Ask YC : How many hours do you sleep in average ?, news.ycombinator.com
- Good discussion about sleeping
- [SLEEPHACKS] Relax Like A Pro: 5 Steps to Hacking Your Sleep, fourhourworkweek.com
- Some things I haven’t heard before
- [SOCIALSOFTWARE] The Complexity of the Web 2.0 World, hq.andrewshuttleworth.com, via:l33t.reddit.com
- A crazy look at what ubiquitous computing really means.
- [TWITTER] Dear LazyWeb, dearlazy.com, via:blog.twitter.com
- A questions and answers interface using Twitter as the backbone
- [TWITTER] Twitter-proxy: Any Interest?, assetbar.wordpress.com, via:l33t.reddit.com
- A look at why Twitter has such scaling issues.
- [URLS] I CAN HAZ dot COM, icanhaz.com, via:lifehacker.com
- new url shortner
- [WEBDESIGN] 10 Principles Of Effective Web Design, smashingmagazine.com
- Well researched look at what makes for effective web design
- [WEBDESIGN] Interface Screencast #1: The WordPress Dashboard, binarybonsai.com, via:wank.wordpress.com
- Screencast of the (old) WordPress dashboard, and why it sucks. A little on the long side at 30min
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This Week at Internet Duct Tape
Internet Duct Tape is my blog where I talk about software, technology, blogging and other geeky subjects.
- Digest for December 2007 and January 2008
- Book Review: Halting State by Charles Stross
- If you’re a programmer/gamer geek and looking for a gripping book that you won’t be able to put down then look no further than Halting State.
- The Canary in the Coal Mine of Open Source Code Re-use
- Don’t reinvent the wheel. It’s one of those things that’s much easier to say then it is to do, particularly when it comes to programming. Programmers suffer from a horrible mental disease called Not Invented Here Syndrome (it’s in the DSM — check if you don’t believe me). We…
- Book Review: Everyware by Adam Greenfield
- Adam Greenfield is a designer and one of the guys behind Boxes and Arrows. He’s also the guy who coined the term “moblogging” for blogging from your cellphone. He’s got a knack for inventing terms because “everyware” is such a simpler name than unicomp or “ubiquitous…
- Delicious Links – 20 links – programming, community, development, twitter, lisp
- programming, community, development, twitter, lisp
This Week at IDT Labs
IDT Labs is where I announce new software I’m working on.
- [GREASEMONKEY] The Pirate Bay + Rotten Tomatoes = Crazy Delicious
This script will create links to Rotten Tomatoes while browsing the Pirate Bay.