Best of Feeds – 34 links – blogging, greasemonkey, facebook, programming, wordpress
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.
- [TOOLS] Pearl Crescent Page Saver
- Screen capturing tool for Firefox.
- [CODE] Time-Savers: Code Beautifier And Formatter
- Several tools for pretty-printing code on websites. Includes a few CSS optimizers.
- [LIFEHACKS] LifeRemix | Great writing about great lives
- New group aggregator of several A list productivity blogs.
- [CODE] Three Universal methods of reducing complexity
- Reduce complexity with partitioning, hierarchy and independence.
- [LOLCATS] the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats – a photoset on Flickr
- LOLCats in the 1910s comic strips.
- [WORDPRESS] Postable | Making your code friendly
- Simple code formatter for converting any code to HTML. Makes it easier to post code in comments.
- [CODE] Why I Hate Frameworks
- Humorous analogy of what’s wrong with frameworks.
- [CODE] Why Good Developers are Promoted into Unhappiness
- From the article: ” The end result of promoting your best developers is at best a few unhappy months as they struggle with their unhappiness and desire to return to code.”
- [CODE] The Netflix Prize: 300 Days Later
- Netflix offered a million dollars to the team who could improve their recommendation algorithm. No one has succeeded. Is that because of the natural variability of humans when it comes to rating things?
- [TECH] A-List Technology Bloggers: What Are They Good For?
- Very true in the way. I’ve been underwhelmed with Twitter / Facebook as applications to help me out as a blogger (although Twitter has been pretty essential for my personal life).
- [BLOGGING] Top 7 blog mistakes to avoid
- These “mistakes I’ve made” blogging posts are always so refreshing. Knowing what not to do is more important than knowing what to do.
- [PLAXO] The latest –shiny social object–: an open/controllable social network?
- Plaxo is making a play for being an “open” Facebook… but it’s too late.
- [HUMOR] Americans Shouldn’t Cosplay
- Why Americans shouldn’t dress up like video game characters.
- [GAMERS] Crates and Barrels
- If I have to smash one more crate open….
- [FIREFOX] Firefox Profile Tutorial
- Detailed walkthrough of how to set up multiple profiles in Firefox. This is VERY useful for focusing.
- [WORDPRESS] WordPress ZeroDay Vulnerability Roundhouse Kick and why I nearly wrote the first Blog Worm
- WordPress 2.2 and 2.2.1 have a bunch of security issues. Highly technical, and the author wrote a self-patching worm that will probably get him in a lot of trouble.
- [GEEK VIDEO] Monkey Boy dancing for Zune
- The Steve Balmer developers developers developers iPod video.
- [FACEBOOK] The Unofficial and Smartass Guide to Using Facebook
- A good introduction to getting started with Facebook. Entertaining.
- [CODE] Requirements are like Ogres
- How to explain requirements to an 8 year old. Funny.
- [GREASEMONKEY] xkcd titles
- Did you know that the popular comic strip XKCD has hidden messages in the image descriptions? This script for Firefox converts them to readable text so you don’t have to hover your mouse over them.
- [WEB2.0] Wellsphere’s Fail Tale, Part 2 (wellsphere)
- I just discovered uncov for the first time. Looks like an interesting successor to dead20.
- [WEB2.0] The Ugly Face of Facebook
- From the article: ” what I’m seeing with some of the social networking sites (just some, not all), is that rather than expose people to different viewpoints, they can reinforce barriers against the the natural processes that abrade self-absorbed behavior.”
- [HUMOR] A Cold Inclusive Primer
- How Jennifer Love Hewitt shaped the Internet.
- [WORDPRESS] WordPress Tip:Make Feeds Fulltext
- Only for self-hosted WordPress… how to avoid that annoying MORE cutting your feeds in half “feature”.
- [GREASEMONKEY] Code snippets – GreaseSpot
- Once you’ve gotten past “hello world” with Greasemonkey, these script snippets will show you how to do a million and one things you didn’t know were possible.
- [BLOG] How to use Google Reader to effectively track your Comment Marketing
- ‘Starring’ the articles you comment on in Google Reader can give you very nice statistics and follow-ups to your commenting practises. Easy to do, worth trying.
- [AMAZON] Finally! A *Good* Interface for Amazon!
- Website uncluttr lets you view just the books on amazon.
- [ANTI-SEO] Political Hacking At Yahoo.com
- An interesting look at how a political news story was deep-sixed just by changing the headline.
- [GREASEMONKEY] Disemvoweler for WordPress (as userscript)
- Quickly lets you disemvowel trolls on your blog from the edit comment interface.
- [GREASEMONKEY] WordPress Linker
- Adds social networking links when reading all wordpress.com blogs
- [GREASEMONKEY] WordPress post-slug blank check
- Get a confirmation if you try to publish a blog post without filling in the page slug.
- [GROUP WRITING] 31 Days to Building a Better Blog – 2007
- Another problogger group writing project
- [WEB2.0] Me-Too Mentality is Bad for Users, Marketers, and Startups
- He uses microblogging platforms as a an example, but it is true for all of these social networking startups. They’re all the same, you’ll never find one services that all your friends will keep using as well (other than “the Internet”)
- [BLOG] Search for and Join Forums on Your Blog’s Topic
- Great reminder that forums are a great way to network in your niche.
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