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Best of Feeds – 29 links – blogging, seo, programming, search, google, humor

Posted in Best of Feeds, Technology by engtech on January 27, 2007

Best of Feeds is a regular series where I link to the stuff I found interesting from my feed reader. Links are sorted based on how many people have bookmarked them on del.icio.us. They are posted as asides daily at 7pm EST and then collected together in a single post on Saturday. I don’t blog on the weekend so read these links instead.

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This time I have 29 links from: avc.blogs, guykawasaki, codinghorror, diveintomark, droppingoutoftheblogosphere, googletesting, gtdwannabe, hacknot.info, leonho, lifehack, makeyougohmm, mattcutts, mikeomatic, observer, pearsonified, positionrelative, searchenginejournal, searchengineland, smashingmagazine, sports.espn.go, thebizofknowledge, tickletux, valleywag, violentacres, waxy, wired, worth1000, younewb

  • 53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without (smashingmagazine.com, 2233 saves)
    • (css, webdesign, reference, tips, web)
    • From the article: ” 53 CSS-based techniques you should always have ready to hand if you develop web-sites.”
  • HOW TO: Get all the tech news you need (in 20 minutes a day) (valleywag.com, 492 saves)
    • (technology, tech, information, blogs, howto, news)
    • This describes my daily routine.
  • 66 Successful Bloggers and What they can teach you (thebizofknowledge.com, 430 saves)
    • (blog, blogs, Tips, Reference, blogging, problogger)
    • Title says it all.
  • My Procrastination Hacks (gtdwannabe.blogspot.com, 400 saves)
    • (GTD, Procrastination, productivity, lifehack, Lifehacks)
    • From the article: ” I’ve been thinking alot about procrastination. It’s a bad habit of mine. I’ve always wanted to write a series of posts about it, but I’ve kept putting it off. No irony intended.”
  • Google Testing Blog (googletesting.blogspot.com, 212 saves)
    • (google, blog, programming, testing, methodology, verification)
    • The Google Testing Group started up a blog this week. Worth keeping track of.
  • Wicked WordPress Archives in One Easy Step! (pearsonified.com, 208 saves)
    • (wordpress, archives, howto, blogging, design, seo, web, webdesign)
    • Use the optional excerpts field to make your category/tag/archive pages Actually Useful.
  • 7 Ways to Track Internet’s Trends and Popular News (lifehack.org, 138 saves)
    • (trends, tools, research)
    • From the article: ” It doesn’t matter if you are a news reporter, a blogger, or just a regular guy who want to find the trends around the Internet, you want to be productive and use as little time as possible to find what’s popular and new.”
  • ESPN.com – Outrageous Injustice (sports.espn.go.com, 67 saves)
    • (relationships, school, sports, law, culture, justice, legal, crime, football)
    • From the article: ” At the same time this trial was under way, a local high school teacher, a white female, was found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a student — a true case of child molestation. The teacher received 90 days. Wilson received 3,650 days.”
  • First Ze Take Hollywood …. (observer.com, 55 saves)
    • (zefrank, hollywood, vlog, News, internet, people, podcast, podcasting, video)
    • Ze Frank goes from vlogger to Hollywood actor.
  • Is Your Job Ruining Your Life? (violentacres.com, 54 saves)
    • (finance, money, jobs, career, lifehack, motivation, inspiration, violent+acres)
    • How many people here have ever kept mum while your boss verbally degraded you because you really needed the job and the money? America’s addiction to consumer spending is making slaves out of all of us.
  • Pirating the 2007 Oscars (waxy.org, 45 saves)
    • (film, movies, drm, piracy, oscars, p2p, copyright, culture, 2007)
    • Waxy tracks whether or not DRM technologies with the Oscar screeners prevent piracy.
  • WrongRoom – The fad of full-screen, writing-focused text editors (diveintomark.org, 41 saves)
    • (software, writing, editor, humor, editors, humour, fun, funny)
    • From the article: ” I’ve been peripherally following the latest fad of full-screen –writing-focused– text editors. Here’s the basic problem: you’re writing a text editor. Stop doing that. It’s 2007.”
  • Craig’s Pissed – Why graphic designers should be paid (positionrelative.wordpress.com, 40 saves)
    • (design, humor, rant, art, craigslist, webdesign)
    • Excellent rant about how people always try to get graphic design work for free — it takes forever, it’s really hard, there aren’t a lot of people who can do it, and the customer keeps changing their mine. It isn’t free.
  • Wired 9.12: The Geek Syndrome (wired.com, 38 saves)
    • (autism, geek, health, science, News, psychology, intelligence)
    • From the article: ” Autism – and its milder cousin Asperger’s syndrome – is surging among the children of Silicon Valley. Are math-and-tech genes to blame?”
  • 0 to 12,000 RSS Subscribers: Ways to Attract More Subscriptions (leonho.com, 29 saves)
    • (rss, blogging, seo)
    • How lifehack.org went from 0 to 12,000 RSS subscribers in a year.
  • Q&A With Gabe Rivera, Creator Of Techmeme (searchengineland.com, 28 saves)
    • (algorithm, blogging, blogs, search, seo, web2.0, techmeme)
    • From the article: ” The masses might have Digg, but perhaps the influencers have Techmeme. Certainly plenty of large, influential bloggers I know keep an eye on what it is covering.”
  • Feeling Sandboxed? How You Can Get 53% More Searches with One Tweak (pearsonified.com, 27 saves)
    • (SEO, images, search, image, google)
    • Target image search traffic, not just keyword search traffic.
  • Shipping Isn’t Enough (codinghorror.com, 18 saves)
    • (programming, development, coding)
    • Jeff chimes in that maybe writing code isn’t the most important job of being a programmer. There are a lot of soft skills that can help see a product reach the light of day.
  • Undetectable spam stands out more than you think (mattcutts.com, 17 saves)
    • (google, search, seo, spam)
    • Matt shares anecdotes about how people get themselves delisted from Google by trying to game the system. Getting delisted means losing 50-80% of your traffic. Google is the start page of the Internet.
  • Ten Questions With Donald Trump (blog.guykawasaki.com, 17 saves)
    • (interview, trump)
    • From the article: ” You have to love what you do. Without passion, great success is hard to come by. An entrepreneur will have tough times if he or she isn’t passionate about what they’re doing. People who love what they’re doing don’t give up.”
  • Saying No (avc.blogs.com, 13 saves)
    • (startup, advice)
    • From the article: ” Saying yes might seem like no big deal. It’s only a few lines of code, right? Wrong. It’s never just a few lines of code. So say no as often as you can. It’s counter intuitive to the entrepreneur mindset, but it’s critical.”
  • Megite : Interview with Matthew Chen of Megite.com (searchenginejournal.com, 8 saves)
    • (Megite, news, search, interview)
    • From the article: ” Megite a mix between Google News and Digg in some ways, but focuses on breaking news throughout the blogosphere and then the reaction to that news or opinions stressed by other bloggers.”
  • Using FizzBuzz to Find Developers who Grok Coding (tickletux.wordpress.com, 4 saves)
    • (programming, interview, questions, career)
    • Filter interviewees with very simple coding questions — it is a very good indication of how competent they are.
  • Your First Day on the Job (high tech) (hacknot.info, 4 saves)
    • (career, jobs, firstday, technology, hightech, tech, development)
    • From the article: ” Why do so many companies handle the induction of new employees so poorly? It must be the general lack of emotional intelligence in the average IT workplace, combined with the poor standard of management in corporate environments.”
  • Shipping Is Enough, Sometimes (mikeomatic.net, 2 saves)
    • (programming, coding, development)
    • From the article: ” Programming work is at places where what is to be done has already been decided. There are other employees or divisions who are tasked with selling, and we don’t have influence over their success.”
  • Don’t let readers down, answer these five questions (makeyougohmm.com)
    • (blogging, tips, writing)
    • Focus on what/who, where, when, why and how. Elementary, but how often do we forget? Especially things like how the first couple of sentences will be excerpted to other sites.
  • The Mega 64 Guy’s ode to Dead Rising (younewb.com)
    • (mega64, video, deadrising, game, gamers)
    • Once again Mega 64 do a great job. (note: linking to younewb.com because video quality is higher than youtube)
  • dropping out of the blogosphere – when bloggers abandon their blogs (droppingoutoftheblogosphere.pbwiki.com)
    • (blogging, deadblogs)
    • 1. start a blog, 2. get no results, 3. abandon blog. Chronicaling why people abandon their blogs.
  • Worth1000.com | Photoshop Contests | Apple iProducts (worth1000.com)
    • (mac, apple, humor, photoshop, contest, design, fun)
    • Apple Products that don’t yet exist.

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  1. qureyoon said, on January 30, 2007 at 10:53 am

    i always love your best of feed series ;)

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