“I have the theory that news is now driven not by editors who know anything,” the comedian and commentator Bill Maher recently observed. “I think it’s driven by people who are” slacking off at work and “surfing the Internet.” He added, “It’s like a country run by ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ ” NYTimes: Texts Without
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There are a million ways to share big files with friends and customers. I tried one recently that really hit the mark for me drop.io. It was easy to set up, had clear privacy guidelines and has useful administrative features. Try it out, it is a little different from dropbox since it is geared towards creating
I love the way the BBC has laid out all their podcasts. The kids have enjoyed the Megamaths one in particular. The BBC website also made me realize that Google Reader can also be used for podcasts, a fact which I had missed somehow.
So everyone and his brother has seen the Google Wave video by now I hope. I love the ideas embedded in this app. While the UI isn’t perfect, the functionality is really nice. I am really looking forward to spending some time looking at the API and thinking about what could be built with
It takes quite a bit to impress me when it comes to software, but yesterday I was blown away by this little plug-in for web browser called PicLens. Think of it as a browser add-on that gives you something like the i-Tunes style cover flow visual browser but for web sites like YouTube and Flickr.
I really enjoy reading about computer history. There are a few reasons. Computer History is navel gazing something I enjoy already. The books and essays make what I do for a living seem important. I have a core belief that today’s computer industry is re-inventing the breakthroughs from 20-30 years ago. Reading the history helps
I took the plunge and upgraded a system at home to XP SP3. No problems so far. Nothing seems amiss.
This is a book that is about right now. It plays out the tension and intersection of privacy versus safety in the after math of a terrorist incident in the SF Bay Area. The book will probably seem dated pretty quick since the technology and lingo are so current, but the story is still great.
Search Commands, originally uploaded by timbu. I’ve recently switched to the newest version of office. I don’t hate it other than the fact that once again everything seems slower. One thing that I can’t stand is the fact that there are a few commands I can’t find with the new sorry excuse for a toolbar.