Weekend Reader – programming, lifehacks, code, blogging, funny
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] 70 Simple Power Tao Secret Hacks to Writing the Perfect Productivity Article, Plus a Guide & System for Doing It, thegrowinglife.com
- The ultimate guide to writing lifehack posts. :)
- [BLOGGING] A Secret to Blogging Success – Build Upon What You Build, problogger.net
- Good advice for anything, really. Always leverage what strengths you already have.
- [BLOGGING] Thurday at Noon is the best time post and be noticed (PST), 3.rdrail.net
- When is the best time to post a story that will get noticed?
- [CODE] Git forking for fun and profit, blog.labnotes.org
- Really good explanation of distributed version control and GIT and why you should git it.
- [CODE] Invitation to try out open source code review tool, mail.python.org
- Google’s Mondrian code review tool is going open source.
- [CODE] Programmers Don’t Read Books — But You Should, codinghorror.com
- Reading one programming book a year makes you a better programmer than the average.
- [COMMUNITY] Listening to Customers is Hard, Hard, Hard, continuations.wenger.us
- Some tips on how to make the most out of customer feedback.
- [CROSSLOOP] The Crossloop Community, winextra.com
- I’ve been unhappy with the social aspect of Crossloop before (namely, takes to long to get someone to install the software), but the “helper” marketplace can be a great thing.
- [DIGG] The StatBot pits Digg vs Digg, thestatbot.com
- Digg 2007 vs Digg 2008 for keywords
- [GEEK] J.K. Rowling, Lexicon and Oz, linearpublishing.com
- Harry Potter author misuses copyright to sue related work by fan she once gave an award to.
- [GEEK] Nomophobia and The Curse of The Mobile Phone, putthingsoff.com
- What kind of mobile phone user are you?
- [IPHONE] iPhone Canada: Pay me now, or pay me later, mathewingram.com
- The iPhone is coming to Canada, but will this mean data plans open up? My guess, big no. Rogers has too much of a track record when it comes to sucking.
- [LASTFM] soundamus – new and upcoming music releases from the artists you listen to, soundamus.net
- Website that gives you an RSS feed to alert you when your favs on Last.FM release new music.
- [LIFEHACKS] The Battle for Our Minds, thegrowinglife.com
- Using our minds at work all day is making us stupid.
- [SLEEPHACKS] Sleep deprivation is not a badge of honor, 37signals.com
- From the article: ” If you encounter someone who’s acting like an ass, there’s a good chance they’re suffering from sleep deprivation.”
- [SOCIALMEDIA] Greasemonkey Scripts For the Social Media Addict, readwriteweb.com
- Scripts for Twitter, FriendFeed, Digg, Delicious, Facebook, and Flickr. Several of them by yours truly.
- [TECH] Early adopter angst, scobleizer.com
- Arguments why earlier adopters do matter.
- [TECH] What’s Mainstream Technology? Ask Joe Average, The Spouse, Grandma, and Dave Letterman — Webomatica – Technology and Entertainment Digest, webomatica.com
- How to figure out if tech is mainstream.
- [TWITTER] TwitterSnooze! v0.13, twittersnooze.com
- Stop following someone for a few days.
- [WORKHACKS] Up or Out: Solving the IT Turnover Crisis, thedailywtf.com
- Embrace change, and quit your job when you start to stagnate.
This Week at Internet Duct Tape
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This Week at IDT Labs
IDT Labs is where I announce new software tools I’m working on.
- [TPB] Soundamus + PirateBay = Crazy Delicious
Soundamus is this kick ass new website that shows you all the new music release based on your Last.FM music habits. This script adds links to Soundamus to perform the same search on the Pirate Bay.
- [TPB] Always sort The Pirate Bay by seeders
Title says it all: always sort TPB by seeders when searching. Very handy.
- [FRIENDFEED] Who Are You? v0.4
This is a massive update to the Who Are You? script. This script is insanely useful for browsing your friends and strangers on Friend Feed.
- [FRIENDFEED] Show Usernames
Because I find it annoying as well having 12 friends with the exact same first name and no last name.