Interesting links for December 2007.
- Phoenix Region Visibility Web Cameras
Access to a number of Webcams throughout the Phoenix area, positioned to provide visibility information.
- Dragon Magazine Wants to Own Your Ass, Cheap
Good example of how magazines take advantage of wannabe writers. Read this and learn more about your rights before you sell them to the first publication that will buy.
- Giuliani’s Tricky Tryst Accounting Explored
It looks like Rudy G did some creative accounting when he was Mayor of New York. Some details here. On TMP Muckraker.
- Rudy Put $400,000 In Advance Funds On Credit Card For Travel Expenses
More on the Giuliani accounting scandal. On TPM Muckraker.
- Citing Statistics, Giuliani Misses Time and Again
Is Giuliani a liar, too? Revealing information in the New York Times.
- Apple drops NBC television shows from iTunes
Information about NBC’s pull from the iTunes store. On Apple Insider.
- Top 15 Leopard Hints
There’s some good tips here for Mac OS X 10.5 users. I expecially liked the one that explained how to get the printer to Quit automatically after printing. If you use Leopard, check this out. On Appletell.com.
- The way it was supposed to be
An interesting video showing the way Leopard’s Stacks feature was originally designed. I suspect that Apple will remove this from the Web via threat of lawsuit, so don’t be surprised if this link doesn’t work in the future. On Kuragari.com.
- Mac OS X 10.5: About Back to My Mac security
Basic information about security issues with Leopard’s Back to My Mac feature.
- Mac OS X 10.5: When to use Time Machine or .Mac Backup to back up data
Some advice on when to use Time Machine or Backup with .Mac to back up data on your computer.
- Mac OS X 10.5: Fonts list
Information about the fonts installed as part of a Mac OS X 10.5 installation and where they are installed on your hard disk.
- The why and how of blogging
Miraz gets a plug for our WordPress book in New Zealand. Article includes a lot of blogging basics. On it.gen.nz.
- Podcasts Technical Specification
On Apple’s Web site for the iTunes Music store. Lots of valuable information for podcasters, including video podcasters and people interested in creating content for AppleTV.
- 4 Types of Twitter Users
An interesting article that separates all Twitter users into four distinctive groups. I think I’m a mix of three of the groups. On the Twitter Facts blog.
- Apple sub-notebook to retail for $1500, 3G iPhone by June – report
Details on the rumors of a Mac sub-notebook — perhaps my next computer? On Apple Insider.
- In-depth review: can Amazon’s Kindle light a fire under eBooks?
A very detailed review of the Amazon Kindle. On Apple Insider.
- Mac OS X 10.5: Using Time Machine and troubleshooting Time Machine issues
An Apple support article with links to more information about using and troubleshooting Leopard’s Time Machine feature.
- Mac OS X 10.5: Troubleshooting printing issues
An Apple Support article with links to other resources for adding and troubleshooting printers on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
- Too old for networking?
Too old for Twitter? If he expected immediate friendships without much effort on his part, he certainly came to the wrong place. Age has nothing to do with it; patience and participation are everything. On BBC News.
- Here Comes Another Bubble
Excellent Video on YouTube about the Internet bubble. To the tune of “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” By The Richter Scales.
- Open Yale Courses
Audio and video from a select group of college courses from Yale University. Thanks to @mdy on Twitter for the link.
- Protecting Content by Using Static Pages
One way to help protect Web content from scraping. Too drastic for me, but it is an option. On Plagiarism Today.
- Facebook – Privacy settings recommended by Sophos
Sent to me by @AndyPiper on Twitter. Helps protect your Facebook account from unwanted contacts, etc.
- 15 Apps for Recording Skype Conversations
A list of 15 windows and Mac OS applications you can use with Skype to record conversations. On VOIP-Sol.com.
- BO-105 Helicopter Aerobatics
@saxdiva on Twitter shared this video with me. What strikes me is how close his main rotor blades come to the ground on some of those low, steep turns.
- Lawrence Lessig’s Presentation at Google
Commentary and a link to the YouTube video of the presentation Lawrence Lessig gave at Google about a year ago. On Plagiarism Today.
- Hey Rolling Stone Readers…
A series of YouTube videos parodying political ads. The ones for Huckabee and Romney are hysterical. On Stranahan.com. With thanks to @tomnegrino on Twitter for the link.
- Road to Mac OS X Leopard: iCal 3.0
Interesting article about the history of software-based calendars, leading up to iCal 3.0 in Leopard. On Apple Insider.
- Basic Instructions: How to Destroy Society
A great strip with lots of meaning.
This post explores the predictions surrounding “Print is Dead” theories. By Jeff Jarvis on BuzzMachine.
- Add more power to 10.5′s screen sharing
Excellent article by Rob Griffiths with how-to info for adding functionality and ease of use features to the Screen Sharing feature in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. On Macworld.com. Thanks to Miraz at http://mactips.info for sharing the link.
- QuickLook Plugins List
A web site that lists and links to QuickLook plugins for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users.
- The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time
On John Scalzi’s Whatever blog.
- YouTube – Stairway To Heaven – The Beatnix
Stairway to Heaven, Beatles style.
- TPM’s Timeline of the CIA’s Torture Tapes
Who knew what and when. On TPMuckraker.
- Giuliani plummets in latest NBC/WSJ poll
Recent nationwide poll results for both parties. On MSNBC.
- Yet Another in the Ongoing Series Wherein I Examine a Piece of Supposedly Serious Apple Analysis…
I could read blog posts like this all day. John Gruber tears apart the December cover story for Fast Company, revealing shoddy, hack journalism and a touch of the dramatic. On Daring Fireball.
- Macintosh Web Browsers
An amazingly complete list of Web browsers for Mac OS, kept up-to-date. By Darrel E. Knutson.
- PEAS and Thank You Card
Support Frozen Pea Friday by buying a pack of these beautiful Thank You cards. By Kaity Ruth Creations on Cafe Press.
- WordPress 2.3.2 in detail
Details about the changes in WordPress from version 2.3.1 to 2.3.2. On Westi on WordPress.