Interesting Links for November 2007.
- Future Tense: The Machine is Us/ing Us
A podcast of a discussion with the creator of The Machine is Us/ing Us, one of the most watched videos on YouTube.
- Trojan Horse warning: What you need to know
A Mac trojan horse is out there folks. This Macworld.com article tells you all about it, including how to determine if you’re infected and how to get rid of it. Many thanks to Miraz Jordan (http://mactips.info) for the tweet and link.
- A Mock Columnist, Amok
Stephen Colbert writes Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times. Some classic lines ensue.
- Great articles that should be read
Are you a blogger? Then you need to read the articles listed in this post. On My Lucky Number 13.
A graphic representation of the number of followers for Twitter users. I couldn’t find myself so I must not have enough followers.
Twitterific 3.0 is now available. It ain’t free, but I think it’s worth the $14.95.
- Reader Questions and Answers
A good article in the New York Times that addresses grammar and language in the Times and beyond. Thanks to Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl) for sharing this on Twitter.
- Copyright and Trademark Infringement
Interesting list with descriptions of buildings, etc. that are covered by copyright or trademark protection that prevent them from being subjects of commercial photography.
- Tweaking the look of Leopard
A great summary of some of the tools currently available to modify the look of some of Leopard’s interface features. Thanks to @naquada on Twitter for the link. On 123MacMini.com.
- Hack Attack : Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps!
Another good link from @naquada on Twitter. This one explains how to install Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on a PC! I’d love to hear from people who have done this and are working with the result in a production environment. Maybe I’ll keep that Dell PC after all
- Los Angeles to Palm Beach, Florida in a Robinson R44 Helicopter
Didn’t realize it, but Philip Greenspun blogged his cross-country ferry flight. He kindly stopped in Wickenburg on his way and bought us lunch. Now THAT’S a flight I’d like to try.
- Mac Gems: Leopard’s first tweaks
Excellent Macworld article covering software products you can use to improve Leopard. I’ll definitely be looking into one of the tools to “fix” (or break, depending on how you look at it) Stacks.
- The verdict: Leopard spanks Vista, continues OS X’s reign of excellence
On objective (?) comparison of Leopard and Vista. On Computerworld.com. Are there any GOOD Vista reviews?
A vocabulary test. For each word you get right, rice is donated to charity. These are tough words. I scored 41 and 520 grains before giving up. Give it a try. Good luck. Thanks to @mdy on Twitter for the link.
- Peachpit: Peachpit Announces New Line of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Books
Press release from Peachpit Press announcing its line of Leopard books. Guess who made the top of the list?
- Are you ready for Leopard?
Shopping for Leopard-related books? Start here.
- Obama and patriotism.
An excellent editorial about dissent and patiotism. By Ron Rosenbaum on Slate Magazine. Podcast also available.
- Essential OS X DonationWare (my list so far)
Good list with links for free/donation software for Mac OS users. On Arteliance.
- Once and for all, proof that Macs are cheaper than PCs
The title says it all. On Salon.com.
- The Amazing Resale Value of Your Mac
I stumbled onto this article today while reading a related article on Salon.com. This is true. I just sold a 3-year-old dual G5 for more than you’d pay for a brand new PC. On Apple Matters.
- New Ad Campaign: ‘Progressive. And Proud Of It.’
Four YouTube videos for a Progressive Ad campaign. Two are takeoffs on the I’m a Mac/I’m a PC ads. Excellent advertising for a modern era. Now let’s hope some people are watching and THINKING. On ThinkProgress.org.
- Blog Fix: Twitter Tools plugin and WordPress 2.3
A must read if you use the Twitter Tools plugin with WordPress 2.3 or later. Provides simple instructions to fix an incompatibility issue. On the TechDad blog.
- Mubarak Abdullahi’s home-made helicopter takes Nigeria’s Kano Plains by storm
Well, it doesn’t seem to fly like a regular helicopter, but it looks a bit like one. And if he can fly it, great! (Just be sure to stand clear if you see this thing approaching.) On AfriGadget, with thanks to Miraz Jordan for the link.
- Google’s Shell Games
A summary of the situation at Google — it’s failure to make it reasonably easy for splogging victims to get AdSense accounts removed from splog sites. On PlagiarismToday.
- Glassbooth – Quiz to help you choose best 2008 presidential candidate
We all know it’s a popularity contest for president in the United States. But if you seriously want to choose a candidate based on the issues, take the quiz at Glassbooth. I was surprised and disappointed by my results.
- A Visit to the Creation Museum
This photo tour of the Creation Museum is a must-see for anyone with a brain. There are a lot of photos; be sure to read the captions because they are hysertical. By John Scalzi. Thanks to @desertlibrarian on Twitter for the link.
- Your Creation Museum Report
The essay by John Scalzi to accompany his photos. Excellent stuff.