Interesting links for April 2007.
- Why do we sleep?
The start of an interesting 5-part series about sleep. – By Amanda Schaffer in Slate Magazine.
- Report a Spam Result
BOOKMARK THIS LINK. Then use it every time a Google search turns up a spam page. The best way to stop site spam, SEO abuses, and AdSense splogs is to report it. This form makes it easy.
- Was Amelia Earhart a doomed castaway?
An interesting article about her disappearance and new evidence that suggests what may have happened to her and her navigator. On CNN.com.
- Apple TV: State of the Hacks
More Apple TV hacks. From the MAKE blog.
- How to Put flash memory into (almost) ANY iPod!
Another hack from the MAKE blog.
- Myth: I Am Allowed To Republish RSS Feeds
Can’t any clearer than this. RSS Feeds are not public domain content, plain and simple.
- In EMI-ITunes Deal, the Big Loser May Be Microsoft
Analysis of the EMI/iTunes deal. On Wired News.
- How Steve Jobs Calls the Tunes
An interesting take on the EMI/iTunes deal. In Cult of Mac on Wired.com.
- Hackers Dissect Apple TV to Create the Cheapest Mac Ever
Even more Apple TV hacks. This time, on Wired.com.
- The TV Is Dead. Long Live the TV
A brief history of television. On Wired.com.
- I Wish I Had a Government
Commentary on our missing-government. By Scott Adams on the Dilbert Blog. (With thanks to Miraz for sharing this link with me.)
- The new Grand Canyon: It isn’t just the Skywalk
A nice review of the Skywalk and other features at Grand Canyon West. In the Chicago Tribune.
- The allure of Twitter, the latest Web sensation.
A great article about Twitter. By Michael Agger, Slate Magazine.
- Next-gen Apple mouse may dump scroll ball for touch housing
A new mouse? Just when I finally bought a Mighty Mouse! On AppleInsider.
- What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Content
The title says it all. Extremely detailed, with plenty of links. From Lorelle on WordPress.
- How To Spot a Splog
Basic information about splogs for people who aren’t quite sure how to identify one. From Lorelle on WordPress.
- .Mac: Authentication error when sending email
These instructions will help you set up your outgoiing server for a .Mac e-mail account with Mail if your ISP has locked down the ports on its server to prevent spam.
- Change the minimize effect in Mac OS X
Instructions on how to enable a third minimize effect for Mac OS X: Suck. On OSXDaily. Thanks to Miraz for sharing this link on her blog (mactips.info), which is where I found it.
- Call for a Blogger’s Code of Conduct
Some thoughts on the blogging misconduct that has been getting out of hand lately and what bloggers can do about it. From O’Reilly Radar. Again, thanks to Miraz for sharing this link.
- Bloggers’ FAQ: Intellectual Property
Information about copyright and fair use for bloggers. Includes definition of “fair use.” On the Electronic Frontier Foundation Web site.
- The Don Imus Helpline
Satire by Brian Unger on the Unger Report. This one is funny on so many levels. Give it a listen. And if you want to laugh regularly, subscribe to the podcast.
- The Web Design Survey, 2007
A survey for Web designers from A List Apart.
- Kathy Sierra Case: Few Clues, Little Evidence, Much Controversy
A summary of the evidence in the Kathy Sierra case. On Wired.com.
- What’s Happening to Our Lovely Cult?
Commentary about Apple. From Cult of Mac on wired.com.
- Livin’ la Vida Google: A Month-Long Dive Into Web-Based Apps
An in-depth review of Google’s Web-based applications as substitutes for computer-based apps. On Wired.com.
- Gallery: The Making of Star Wars
Excellent photo essay about the making of the original Star Wars movie, which will be 30 years old on May 25. On wired.com.
- 16 Must Read Articles For Bloggers
A list of articles with links on TheWrongAdvices.com.
- “Well Known” TCP and UDP Ports Used By Apple Software Products
This is a table of ports used by Apple software. Many of the ports are standard, so it’s also a good list of standard ports. On the Apple Web site.
- May Day
The Official Parody of President Bush’s Weekly Radio Address for April 28, 2007. What May Day really means.