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Best of Feeds – 20 links – code, digg, programming, web2.0, software, google

Posted in Best of Feeds, Technology by engtech on April 29, 2007

Best of Feeds is a weekly 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 on Twitter as they happen 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 20 links from: guykawasaki, codecraft.info, codinghorror, commoncraft, digg, gilesbowkett, headrush, m.calacanis, members.shaw.ca, neothoughts, norvig, rodfrey, sandbox.sourcelabs, seomoz, techiqmag, valleywag, webomatica, wired, worsethanfailure

  • [PYTHON] Solving Every Sudoku Puzzle (norvig.com, 649 saves)
    • (sudoku, python, programming, algorithms, puzzle)
    • Solving Sudoku in python using constraints.
  • [VIDEO] RSS in Plain English (commoncraft.com, 568 saves)
    • (rss, video, tutorial, howto)
    • 3.5 minute video explaining the whys and hows of RSS.
  • [DIGG] Firefox Extension: Smart Digg Button (neothoughts.com, 105 saves)
    • (firefox, extension, digg, API, button)
    • Good browser integration for Digg.
  • [SOFTWARE] Mindmapping (headrush.typepad.com, 104 saves)
    • (mindmap, mindmapping, productivity, software, notetaking)
    • I only recently saw mindmapping software in the wild for the first time. Very, very cool stuff.
  • [QUITING] The Big Dip: Ten Questions with Seth Godin (blog.guykawasaki.com, 73 saves)
    • (marketing, business, sethgodin, interview, productivity, strategy)
    • From the article: ” It’s time to quit when you secretly realize you’ve been settling for mediocrity all along. It’s time to quit when the things you’re measuring aren’t improving, and you can’t find anything better to measure.”
  • [LEARNING] How We Learn quote by William Glasser (members.shaw.ca, 42 saves)
    • (teaching, learning)
    • We learn 95% of what we teach to others… which is why I blog.
  • [DIGG] TINC – See Who is Digging Who (sandbox.sourcelabs.com, 41 saves)
    • (digg, statistics, tools, web2.0)
    • Useful webtool to see what users are digging your submissions and whose submissions you are digging.
  • [CODE] The code garden (an analogy that sucks less) (codecraft.info, 29 saves)
    • (programming, code, software)
  • [WRITING] How Not To Write a Technical Book (codinghorror.com, 17 saves)
    • (writing, books, code)
    • From the article: ” The Nathan book is brilliant. It reads like a blog and competes toe-to-toe with anything you’d find on the web. Petzold’s book, in contrast, is a greyscale sea of endless text and interminable code.”
  • [BLOG] BLOGGING: Expanding no more (valleywag.com, 14 saves)
    • (blogging, metrics)
    • Blogging has plateaued at 15 million active blogs.
  • [SCIFI] Gallery: The Making of Star Wars (wired.com, 13 saves)
    • (starwars, movies, gallery, wired)
    • Photos from the making of Star Wars
  • [CONTEST] The Worse Than Failure Programming Contest (worsethanfailure.com, 13 saves)
    • (contest, code, calculator, wtf)
    • Build a buggy calculator in C/C++ to win a free laptop.
  • [CODE] The Craftsmanship of Code (rodfrey.wordpress.com, 12 saves)
    • (essay, programming, software, code)
    • Longish essay comparing software craftsmanship to furniture craftsmanship. It’s a good analogy and it holds up well.
  • [MICROSOFT] 10 Stunning Facts About Microsoft’s Profits (techiqmag.com, 5 saves)
    • (microsoft, stock, profit, comparison)
    • From the article: ” Microsoft’s daily net income is about $55 million. That’s $55 million in pure profit every 24 hours. Do some quick math and you’ll learn it takes Microsoft only about…(comparison of microsoft’s profits to other companies)”
  • [HUMOR] New Calacanis link-baiting rules (m.calacanis.com, 5 saves)
    • (linkbait, calcanis, alist)
    • Very honest guide to how to get links from “A-listers”. Appeal to their ego, but don’t be a suck.
  • [OPEN-SOURCE] Economics 101 for Web 2.0+ (gilesbowkett.blogspot.com, 5 saves)
    • (opensource, web2.0, google)
    • From the article: ” Asking where the open source billionaries are is like pointing to the French Revolution and saying, “If democracy is such a good idea, how come France doesn’t have any more kings?” Because the kings were the problem.”
  • [BLOG] Blog Growth Stalling: Some Reasons Why I Nearly Quit Blogging (webomatica.com)
    • (blog, blogging, reasons, quit)
    • A good/personal take on why one blogger almost walked away from it all, and what kept him coming back.
  • [WEB2.0] Services versus Products (gilesbowkett.blogspot.com)
    • (37signals, gettingreal, mindmap, mindmapping, web2.0)
    • From the article: ” This is one of the overlooked reasons that the Getting Real approach to Web apps is such a good idea: your best-case scenario is a self-sustaining business, and your worst-case scenario is a great calling card.”
  • [MOVIES] You don’t need tights and a cape to make a movie (digg.com)
    • (digg, movies)
    • Super-hero movies are big right now with the X-Men/Spiderman/Fantastic Four franchises, and Superman/Batman remakes. But what about the comics adapted to movies that AREN’T about super-heroes?
  • [SEO] How I Escaped Google’s Supplemental Hell (seomoz.org)
    • (google, seo, supplemental)
    • 11 ways to fix a database driven website so that it is indexed properly by google.

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