Journal: News & Comment

Monday, January 09, 2006
# 1:24:00 PM:

Links of interest (2006-01-09):

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  • Dori Smith and Tim Bray discuss the thorny problem of shared online family calendars.

  • Intel and Kodak, what the hell are you thinking with the blandiferous anonymization of your logos?

  • Jakob Nielsen: "Search engines extract too much of the Web's value, leaving too little for the websites that actually create the content. Liberation from search dependency is a strategic imperative for both websites and software vendors."

  • Online writers are calling BS on James Frey's A Million Little Pieces. My take: I figured he was making much of it up when I read it, but I don't care. Reading the book helped me understand those among my family and friends (or others) with addictions and mental illness much better, and that's good enough for me.

  • Top ten weirdest USB drives.

  • Rare colour photos from more than 60 years ago. (Check these nearly 100-year-old ones too.)

  • Failed redesigns: "A failed redesign is a Web page created from scratch, or substantially updated, during the era of Web standards that nonetheless ignores or misuses those standards. [...] It indicates not merely unprofessional Web-development practices but outright incompetence. For if you are producing tag-soup code and using tables for layout in the 21st century, that's what you are: Incompetent."

  • Dos and don'ts beating the iPod. (It's getting scary.)

  • Take Bill Gates's speech about all the fabulous new features coming in Windows Vista later this year, layer it over visuals from last year's version of Mac OS X, and what do you get? Two different funny videos.


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