I'm lazy. I let a bunch of tabs accumulate in my browser that sit for day or weeks on end. Each tab is open to a site that I want to write about in some capacity. It's time I cleared out all the tabs which are open to sites/artciles/ideas that deserve more than a quick mention in my linkblog but maybe not full-blown posts on their own.
- Ambient Findability isa new O'Reilly book by Peter Morville that several folks have said good things about. If I manage to get through the 4 flying books on my "to read" list before the end of the year, I might pick this one up too.
- San Francisco Bay Area Tour Maps are available for pilots flying in the Bay Area. This is something to get after I get my single engine license. I'm sure a few friends will want to see the whole Bay Area from the relatively low altitudes flown on this tour.
- Bloggers and journalists working together is Jon Udell's story of doing screencasting and ending up on his local NPR station as a result.
- A presentation on Open Soruce given by Brad Fitzpatrick to his co-workers at SixApart. I may have to, uhm, borrow some of his material for my upcoming talks. (With a reasonable citation, of course.)
- BlinkList is "your ultimate personal discovery engine" because it has tags, links, and other Web 2.0 buzzwords, I guess.
- Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes is Jakob Nielsen's attempt to turn his usability eye toward blogs. He's done a good job of providing easy to understand rationale for each point. I don't agree with all of them, but on the whole I recommend reading it.
- Internet Stamps is what Tim Bray calls his idea for fixing web spam. This isn't new. A small group of us (including Tim) talked about this at the first FOO Camp several years ago.
- Problems With Splogs & Time-Based Searching is Danny Sullivan's summarization of some spam and search problems, both past and present. It's well written, as usual.
- Media, Communications & Technology in the Age of the Blogger is a conference I'm attending next week in New York City. I'll be on a panel with several other blogish folks. The web site has to be one of the worst designed I've seen in a while, so I really hope they fix that. (View source, and you'll see they used the Geocities page building tool!)
- Seven Questions Employees Should Ask Before Joining a Startup looks like good reading for anyone considering a startup as their next job. Having gone down that road a few times, however, I know that some founders really don't want to answer some of those questions. (Ask me about my Friendster stories someday at a bar.)
- The 10 Faces of Innovation is a story in Fast Company (I forgot they existed) that looks at the various roles which exist at Ideo.
There. I feel a lot better now. And firefox.exe isn't using nearly as much memory. :-)
Posted by jzawodn at October 19, 2005 04:43 PM