A drop in the bucket
This entry will be my fifth for the month – it’s still November here on the West Coast. Not since October 2003 have I blogged so little in the span of a month. You can blame schoolwork. But now that I get one day of rest – one day where I’ll get a decent amount of sleep – I thought I’d do a little catchup.
Some of my longtime readers may recall that I used to post links to news articles and other goodies on this blog. Those links came from the “Blog About…” folder on my Bookmarks Toolbar, which is now a whopping 44 links long. I seriously intended to blog about each of those links at some point. So I’ll post what constitutes a tiny drop in the bucket, in a feeble attempt to stop procrastinating. Yes, it’s possible (and quite easy) to procrastinate blogging.
In somewhat chronological order, from newest (and likely most relevant) to oldest (most out-of-date):
- A Recipe for Newspaper Survival in the Internet Age
- Hostile media effect – If you watch Fox News because the rest of the media is too biased, it’s probably all in your head.
- Woodward joins a decadent dance
- EU says internet could fall apart – How viable and prosperous do you think a separate “Internet” run by, say, Malta would be?
- Saudi Arabia blocks access to Blogger, Flickr, LiveJournal
- Can This Fruit Be Saved? – The banana as you know it, the Cavendish, is in danger.
- Google In The Air 
- Don’t dumb me down – Why the media is to blame for making scientists look like quacks. 
- Web 2.0: Teen Panel on Technology Uses
- NOAA Forecast Plotter
- Troubling Exits At Microsoft – Precisely why Microsoft is losing to Google & Co.
- Character Sets: Using eudcedit.exe – Microsoft slipped into Windows a nifty little font editor. If only I found out about it five years ago… 
- Google Blog Search – An invaluable resource when doing research for my PWR course, because all I need to see are the little snippets of text that I can quote.
- Microsoft reinvents the menubar – A peek at Microsoft Office’s new “ribbon.” See also Jensen Harris’s blog, which regularly offers interesting screenshots and explanations of what’s coming in Office 12.
- Software Freedom Day in Cincinnati – A FOSS user group held Software Freedom Day in Cincinnati some months back. Unfortunately, the page that once described it has been deleted.
- Bush: US Must Protect Iraq From Terror – It’s official: it’s all about oil.
- Jabber Google Map
- A List Apart 4.0
- Engadget 1985 – Ah yes, monospaced fonts and 16-color dithered images. Gotta love BBS. 
- Goodbye Myspace, Hello Wikipedia! – I don’t know how anyone could return to MySpace after finding out what fun it is to work on Wikipedia… 
- Content Stripped Bare: Death of design; reign of content? – Notice how this was published in July. Now notice the date today.
- How to run IE7 (Beta 1) alongside IE6 
- MozMapEditor :– SVG Powered!!! 
- Douglas Rushkoff on Current TV – How Al Gore’s participatory media project didn’t work out as planned.
- Showing restraint
- When people ask for security holes as features: Silent install of uncertified drivers
- NASA Open Source Software 
- Google Sells Out Users to Publishers
- Furniture Causes FedEx Fits
- Brit License Plates Get Chipped
- That’s about the size of it – “[T]he layers of stretched nylon appeared to be as thick as a 1½-inch cable.”
- Worldwide wonder
Note that I removed some links that were so out of date that they… well, they’ve gone to the big 404 in the sky. So that’s about the extent of it. Good night.